Robert Mathew Boyack

21 March 1847–19 January 1885 (Age 37)
Dundee, Forfarshire, Scotland, United Kingdom

The Life Summary of Robert Mathew

When Robert Mathew Boyack was born on 21 March 1847, in Dundee, Forfarshire, Scotland, United Kingdom, his father, James Boyack Sr., was 41 and his mother, Elizabeth Mealmaker, was 41. He married Emily Jane Winegar Stoker on 28 October 1872, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 4 daughters. He immigrated to Liverpool, Merseyside, England, United Kingdom in 1855 and lived in Utah, United States in 1870. He died on 19 January 1885, in Spanish Fork, Utah, Utah, United States, at the age of 37, and was buried in Spanish Fork City Cemetery, Spanish Fork, Utah, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Robert Mathew Boyack
Emily Jane Winegar Stoker
Marriage: 28 October 1872
Emily Jane Boyack
Elizabeth Almira Boyack
Susan Ann Boyack
Margaret Boyack
Robert Mathew Boyack Jr
David Richard Boyack

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    28 October 1872Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
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    World Events (8)

    1854 · Great North of Scotland Railway
    Age 7
    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.
    1854 · The Crimean War
    Age 7
    The Crimean War was fought between Russia and an alliance of Britain, France, Sardinia and Turkey on the Crimean Peninsula. Russia had put pressure on Turkey which threatened British interests in the Middle East.
    Age 16
    Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

    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.

    Sources (23)

    • Robert Boyack in household of James Boyack, "United States Census, 1870"
    • Robert Boyack in entry for Mary Ann Pittman Wilson, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1964"
    • Boyack, Robert Matthew (1847) 1880 US Census

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