Wilford Wells Boren

Male23 September 1883–18 October 1961

Brief Life History of Wilford Wells

When Wilford Wells Boren was born on 23 September 1883, in Wallsburg, Wasatch, Utah, United States, his father, William Jasper Boren Sr., was 45 and his mother, Lucina Mecham, was 42. He married Emma Louisa Homberger on 3 July 1907, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 2 daughters. He lived in Utah, Utah, United States in 1920 and Soda Springs, Caribou, Idaho, United States in 1940. He died on 18 October 1961, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States, at the age of 78, and was buried in Salt Lake City Cemetery, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Wilford Wells Boren
Johanna Elizabeth Dworack
Marriage: 11 September 1912
Elizabeth Boren
Alice Boren
John Henry Boren
Katherine Boren
Louise Boren
Rita Boren

Sources (67)

  • Wilford Wells Boren in entry for Willford Friedrick Boren, "Utah, Birth Certificates, 1903-1914"
  • Wilford W Boren, "The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records (Worldwide), 1914-1960"
  • Wilford W Boren, "Idaho, County Marriages, 1864-1950"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    11 September 1912Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
  • Children (6)

    +1 More Child

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (13)

    +8 More Children

    World Events (8)


    Age 3

    Statue of Liberty is dedicated.

    1896 · Utah becomes a state

    Age 13

    After three prior attempts to become a state, the United States Congress accepted Utah into the Union on one condition, that all forms of polygamy were to be banned. The territory agreed, and Utah became a state on January 4, 1896.


    Age 21

    St. Louis, Missouri, United States hosts Summer Olympic Games.

    Name Meaning

    Swedish (also Borén): ornamental name composed of an unexplained first element + the adjectival suffix -én/-en, a derivative of Latin -enius ‘relating to’. Compare Boreen and Borin .

    Polish (Boreń): from a pet form of the personal names like Borzysław (see Bora 1).

    Probably also an Americanized form of German Born .

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

    Possible Related Names

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    Wilford Wells Boren

    This grandpa went on a mission to Germany. His first wife had two children and when the third was born both mother and child died. This must have been very hard on him. He is buried next to her and th …

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