Eliza Cordella Boyce

29 April 1892–14 July 1980 (Age 88)
Lewisville, Jefferson, Idaho, United States

The Life Summary of Eliza Cordella

When Eliza Cordella Boyce was born on 29 April 1892, in Lewisville, Jefferson, Idaho, United States, her father, Thomas Henry Boyce, was 32 and her mother, Clarissa Eliza Selck, was 23. She married Thomas Casper Shippen on 16 March 1916, in Salt Lake, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 4 daughters. She lived in Menan, Jefferson, Idaho, United States for about 15 years and Lewisville Election Precinct, Jefferson, Idaho, United States in 1940. She died on 14 July 1980, in San Jose, Santa Clara, California, United States, at the age of 88, and was buried in Little Butte Cemetery, Annis, Jefferson, Idaho, United States.

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Family Time Line

Thomas Casper Shippen
Eliza Cordella Boyce
Marriage: 16 March 1916
Thomas Reed Shippen
Grant Boyce Shippen
Walter Wesley Shippen
Ruth Shippen
Paul Rex Shippen
Veda Shippen
Vera Shippen
Naomi Shippen
Ben Ray Shippen

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    16 March 1916Salt Lake, Utah, United States
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    World Events (8)

    1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson
    Age 4
    A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.
    1906 · Great San Francisco Earthquake
    Age 14
    A 7.8 magnitude earthquake shook San Francisco for approximately 60 seconds on April 18, 1906. A 1906 report by US Army Relief Operations recorded the death toll for San Francisco and surrounding areas at 664. Later reports record the number at over 3,000 deaths. An estimated 225,000 people were left homeless from the widespread destructuction as 80% of the city was destroyed.
    1916 · The First woman elected into the US Congress
    Age 24
    Jeannette Pickering Rankin became the first woman to hold a federal office position in the House of Representatives, and remains the only woman elected to Congress by Montana.

    Name Meaning

    English and Irish (mainly Donegal): of Norman origin, a habitational name from from one or more places in Normandy named with Old French bois ‘wood, grove’, especially Bois-Arnault and Bus-Saint-Rémy (Eure), and Bosc-le-Hard (Seine-Maritime), each of which is known to have given its name to an aristocratic Norman family in England. The name was taken by the Normans from England to Ireland, where it was also adopted to Anglicize Irish Ó Buadhaigh (see Bogue ).English: variant of Bush , influenced by Old French bois in 1 above, or else a translation of this term.Americanized form of French Bois .

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

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    Story Highlight

    True to his Word

    March 16th 1916 Thomas married Eliza Cordella Boyce,-- (Cora) in the Salt Lake Temple, He was Forty years old and Cora was Twenty four. Tom had made a promise, gave his word, to his dying fa …

    Sources (64)

    • Eliza Cordelia Shippen in household of Thomas Casper Shippen, "The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records (Worldwide), 1914-1960"
    • Eliza C. Boyce in entry for Grant B. Shippen and Margie Tanner, "Montana, County Marriages, 1865-1950"
    • Cora Boyce in entry for Walter Wesley Shippen, "Idaho, Death Certificates, 1911-1937"

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