Mary Mealmaker Boyack

Female23 February 1840–27 September 1915

Brief Life History of Mary Mealmaker

When Mary Mealmaker Boyack was born on 23 February 1840, in Dundee, Scotland, United Kingdom, her father, James Boyack Sr., was 34 and her mother, Elizabeth Mealmaker, was 34. She married John Robertson on 29 April 1856, in Spanish Fork, Utah, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 7 daughters. She immigrated to Utah, United States in 1855 and lived in Strathmartine, Forfarshire, Scotland, United Kingdom in 1841 and San Jose, Santa Clara, California, United States in 1880. She died on 27 September 1915, in Spanish Fork, Utah, Utah, United States, at the age of 75, and was buried in Spanish Fork City Cemetery, Spanish Fork, Utah, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

John Robertson
Mary Mealmaker Boyack
Marriage: 29 April 1856
Mary Ann Robertson
Elizabeth Jane Robertson
Margaret Robertson
Hannah Robertson
John Grant Robertson
Charles Alexander Robertson
James Boyack Robertson
David Edward Robertson
Rhoda Robertson
Eliza Robertson
Joseph Thomas Robertson
Alice Robertson
Hyrum Boyack Robertson

Sources (33)

  • Mary Robertson in household of Joseph T Robertson, "The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records (Worldwide), 1914-1960"
  • Mary Boyack in entry for Hyrum Boyack Robertson, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1965"
  • Mary Robertson in household of John Robertson, "United States Census, 1870"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    29 April 1856Spanish Fork, Utah, Utah, United States
  • Children (13)

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    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (14)

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    World Events (8)


    Age 3

    Dickens A Christmas Carol was first published.


    Age 10

    Historical Boundaries: 1850: Mexican Cession, United States 1850: Utah Territory, United States 1851: Utah, Utah Territory, United States 1896: Utah, Utah, United States


    Age 23

    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.

    Story Highlight

    Mary Mealmaker Boyack Robertson Compiled by Barbara Engh Postma

    Mary Mealmaker Boyack Robertson Compiled by Barbara Engh Postma She was my great-grandmother on my mothers side. She was born in Dundee, Scotland on 23 February 1840. Her father was - James Boy …

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