Luna Boswell

Rock Castle, Jackson, West Virginia, United States

The Life of Luna

When Luna Boswell was born in 1833, in Rock Castle, Jackson, West Virginia, United States, her father, Creed Mason Boswell, was 33 and her mother, Irene Fargo, was 25. She married Lyman Stivers on 21 May 1879, in Iroquois, Illinois, United States. She lived in Wayne Township, Tippecanoe, Indiana, United States in 1850.

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Lyman Stivers
Luna Boswell
Marriage: 21 May 1879

Spouse and Children

21 May 1879
Iroquois, Illinois, United States

Parents and Siblings

    Creed Mason Boswell


    Irene Fargo




    Baby Daughter Boswell


    William A. Boswell


    Sarah Viletta Boswell



    Harriet Boswell


+3 More Children

World Events (8)

1836 · Remember the Alamo

Age 3

Being a monumental event in the Texas Revolution, The Battle of the Alamo was a thirteen-day battle at the Alamo Mission near San Antonio. In the early morning of the final battle, the Mexican Army advanced on the Alamo. Quickly being overrun, the Texian Soldiers quickly withdrew inside the building. The battle has often been overshadowed by events from the Mexican–American War, But the Alamo gradually became known as a national battle site and later named an official Texas State Shrine.
1836 · The Massive Internal Improvements Act

Age 3

The Massive Internal Improvements Act of 1836 loaned Indiana $10,000,000 to create infrastructure such as canals, railroads, and roads across the state. The act was signed by Whig Governor Noah Noble and passed by the Indiana General Assembly. However, the financial crisis known as the Panic of 1837 thwarted these plans as costs ballooned. Construction on the infrastructure was not completed and the state debt rapidly increased.

Age 32

Abraham Lincoln is assassinated by John Wilkes Booth.

Name Meaning

Scottish (of Norman origin): habitational name from Beuzeville in Seine Maritime, France, named with Old French Beuze (a personal name probably of Germanic origin) + ville ‘settlement’. The final element has been altered as a result of association with the common place name ending -well ‘spring’, ‘stream’.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Sources (3)

  • Luna Boswell in household of Creed Boswell, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Luna Boswell, "Illinois, County Marriages, 1810-1940"
  • Luna Boswell in entry for Lyman Stivel, "Illinois Marriages, 1815-1935"

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