Lorana Boren

28 June 1847–3 June 1931 (Age 83)
Mount Pisgah, Union, Iowa, United States

The Life Summary of Lorana

When Lorana Boren was born on 28 June 1847, in Mount Pisgah, Union, Iowa, United States, her father, Coleman Boren, was 38 and her mother, Malinda Keller, was 34. She married Charles Wesley Gray on 31 December 1866, in Provo, Utah, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son. She lived in Provo Bench, Utah, Utah, United States for about 10 years and Ward 3 Provo, Provo, Utah, Utah, United States in 1920. She died on 3 June 1931, in Orem, Utah, Utah, United States, at the age of 83, and was buried in Provo City Cemetery, Provo, Utah, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Amasa Lyman Mecham Sr.
Lorana Boren
Marriage: 4 June 1876
Wells Osmond Mecham
Emily Mecham
Alma Mecham
Earl R Mecham
Eathel Mecham
Amy Mecham

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    4 June 1876Provo, Utah, Utah, United States
  • Children


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    World Events (8)

    Age 4
    Historical Boundaries: 1851: Union, Iowa, United States
    Age 16
    Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
    1870 · The Fifteenth Amendment
    Age 23
    Prohibits the federal government and each state from denying a citizen the right to vote based on that citizen's race, color, or previous condition of servitude. It was the last of the Reconstruction Amendments.

    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.

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    Story Highlight


                Lorana Alvia Boren was born 28 June 1847 at Mount Pisgah Harrison, Iowa to Coleman and Malinda Keller Boren.               Her father was born 11 October 1808 in Robertson, Tennessee.  He …

    Sources (30)

    • Lorana Boren Mecham in household of Amasa L Mecham, "The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records (Worldwide), 1914-1960"
    • Loraine Boren in entry for Alma Mecham and Laura Ann C Stewart, "Idaho, County Marriages, 1864-1950"
    • Lerain Born in entry for Charles Lenard Gray, "Utah, Salt Lake County Death Records, 1849-1949"

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