Margaret Boyack

24 September 1831–18 May 1910 (Age 78)
Dundee, Forfarshire, Scotland, United Kingdom

The Life Summary of Margaret

When Margaret Boyack was born on 24 September 1831, in Dundee, Forfarshire, Scotland, United Kingdom, her father, James Boyack Sr., was 26 and her mother, Elizabeth Mealmaker, was 26. She married Henry Rogers Cleveland on 29 September 1856, in Centerville, Davis, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 7 daughters. She lived in Douglas and Angus, Angus, Scotland, United Kingdom in 1851 and Centerville Election Precinct, Davis, Utah, United States in 1900. She died on 18 May 1910, in Centerville, Davis, Utah, United States, at the age of 78, and was buried in Centerville City Cemetery, Centerville, Davis, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Henry Rogers Cleveland
Margaret Boyack
Marriage: 29 September 1856
Evangeline Margaret Cleveland
Elizabeth Ann Cleveland
Maggie May Cleveland
Jessie Geneva Cleveland
Juliette Cleveland
Boy Cleveland
Olla Eugenia Cleveland
Henry Alanson Cleveland
Myrtle Cleveland

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    29 September 1856Centerville, Davis, Utah, United States
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    World Events (8)

    1832 · The Black Hawk War
    Age 1
    Convinced that a group of Native American tribes were hostile, The United States formed a frontier militia to stop them in their tracks. Even though Black Hawk was hoping to avoid bloodshed while trying to resettle on tribal land, U.S. officials opened fire on the Native Americans. Black Hawk then responded to this confrontation by successfully attacking the militia at the Battle of Stillman's Run and then left northward. After a few months the militia caught up with Black Hawk and his men and defeated them at the Battle of Wisconsin Heights. While being weakened by hunger, injuries and desertion, Black Hawk and the rest of the many native survivors retreated towards the Mississippi. Unfortunately, Black Hawk and other leaders were later captured when they surrendered to the US forces and were then imprisoned for a year.
    Age 20
    EARLIEST RECORDED MARKER: Nancy Rebecca Porter BIRTH 16 Mar 1851 DEATH 7 May 1851 (aged 1 month) BURIAL Centerville City Cemetery Centerville, Davis County, Utah, USA Show Map PLOT UK87 MEMORIAL ID 64545 · View Source
    1854 · Great North of Scotland Railway
    Age 23
    Being one of the two smallest railways in 1923, the Great North of Scotland Railway carried its first passengers from Kittybrewster to Huntly in 1854. In the 1880s the railways were refurbished to give express services to the suburban parts in Aberdeen. There were junctions with the Highland Railway established to help connect Aberdeenshire, Banffshire and Moray counties. The railway started to deliver goods from the North Sean and from the whisky distilleries in Speyside. With the implementation of bus services and the purchase of the British Railway the Great North of Scotland Railway was discontinued.

    Name Meaning

    Scottish (Angus): habitational name from a lost place in Angus. It has been recorded in Scotland since the 16th century.Americanized form of Polish Bojak: unexplained.

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

    Story Highlight

    Margaret Boyack Cleveland Written by Ethel May Ford Riverside, Utah 1953

    Margaret Boyack was the third child born to James and Elizabeth Mealmaker Boyack in Dundee, Scotland. Her birth occurred September 24,1831. Mention has been made of how she met her husband-to-be on …

    Sources (27)

    • Margette Cleaveland in household of Magga Ford, "United States Census, 1910"
    • Elizabeth Boyack in entry for Jesse Geneva Cleveland Markham, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1964"
    • Margaret Cleveland in household of Henry Cleveland, "United States Census, 1870"

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