Edwin Garrigues Boring

Male23 October 1886–1 July 1968

Brief Life History of Edwin Garrigues

When Edwin Garrigues Boring was born on 23 October 1886, in Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States, his father, Edwin McCurdy Boring, was 46 and his mother, Elizabeth Garrigues Truman, was 34. He married Lucy May Day on 18 June 1914, in Newton, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 1 daughter. He immigrated to Quebec, Hardin, Iowa, United States in 1923 and lived in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States in 1900 and Worcester, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States in 1920. He registered for military service in 1919. He died on 1 July 1968, in Cambridge, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States, at the age of 81, and was buried in Cambridge, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States.

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Edwin Garrigues Boring
Lucy May Day
Marriage: 18 June 1914
Edwin Garrigues Boring
Mollie Boring
Frank Henry Boring

Sources (21)

  • Edwin Larrigues Boring, "Pennsylvania, Philadelphia City Births, 1860-1906"
  • Edwin G Boring, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Edwin Garrigues in entry for Edwin Garrigues Boring and Essie Mae Swaney Chestnut, "North Carolina, County Marriages, 1762-1979 "

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  • Marriage
    18 June 1914Newton, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States
  • Children (3)

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    Siblings (4)

    World Events (8)

    1890 · The Sherman Antitrust Act

    Age 4

    This Act tried to prevent the raising of prices by restricting trade. The purpose of the Act was to preserve a competitive marketplace to protect consumers from abuse.

    1890 · Woman's Suffrage

    Age 4

    An organization formed in favor of women's suffrages. By combining the National Woman Suffrage Association and the American Woman Suffrage Association, the NAWSA eventually increased in membership up to two million people. It is still one of the largest voluntary organizations in the nation today and held a major role in passing the Nineteenth Amendment.

    1908 · The Bureau of Investigation is formed

    Age 22

    Known as the National Bureau of Criminal Identification, The Bureau of Investigation helped agencies across the country identify different criminals. President Roosevelt instructed that there be an autonomous investigative service that would report only to the Attorney General.

    Name Meaning

    German: very rare variant, or an Americanized form, of Bohring or Böhring, patronymics from a short form of an Old Slavic personal name composed with the element bor ‘to fight’ (see Bora 1), or topographic names from Slavic bor ‘pine tree’.

    Possibly an altered form of Irish Boran .

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

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