William Jasper Boren Sr.

29 November 1837–16 May 1900 (Age 62)
Peoria, Peoria, Illinois, United States

The Life Summary of William Jasper

When William Jasper Boren Sr. was born on 29 November 1837, in Peoria, Peoria, Illinois, United States, his father, Coleman Boren, was 29 and his mother, Malinda Keller, was 25. He had at least 6 sons and 7 daughters with Lucina Mecham. He lived in Jonesboro, Union, Illinois, United States in 1840 and Provo, Utah, Utah, United States in 1860. He registered for military service in 1866. He died on 16 May 1900, in Wallsburg, Wasatch, Utah, United States, at the age of 62, and was buried in Wallsburg Cemetery, Wallsburg, Wasatch, Utah, United States.

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William Jasper Boren Sr.
Lucina Mecham
William Jasper Boren Jr.
Samuel Leroy Boren
Lucina Izora Boren
Melinda Elvira Boren
Moses Marquis Boren
Loraine Jane Boren
Clinton Coleman Boren
Annie Marie Boren
Alma Lionel Boren
Ida Viola Boren
Sarah Minnerva Boren
Wilford Wells Boren
Polly May Boren

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World Events (8)

Age 9
U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.
Age 9
Historical Boundaries: 1846: Iowa Territory, United States 1846: Iowa, United States 1847: Pottawattamie, Iowa, United States
1856 · The Largest Map Company in the World
Age 19
William Rand opened a small printing shop in Chicago. Doing most of the work himself for the first two years he decided to hire some help. Rand Hired Andrew McNally, an Irish Immigrant, to work in his shop. After doing business with the Chicago Tribune, Rand and McNally were hired to run the Tribune's entire printing operation. Years later, Rand and McNally established Rand McNally & Co after purchasing the Tribune's printing business. They focused mainly on printing tickets, complete railroad guides and timetables for the booming railroad industry around the city. What made the company successful was the detailed maps of roadways, along with directions to certain places. Rand McNally was the first major map publisher to embrace a system of numbered highways and erected many of the roadside highway signs that have been adopted by state and federal highway authorities. The company is still making and updating the world maps that are looked at every day.

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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William Jasper Boren jr.

William Jasper Boren Jr. William Jasper Boren Jr. Written by Nola Boren(wife of Leo Boren – Grandson of William Jasper Jr.) William Jasper Boren Jr. was born 11 April 1860 in Provo, Utah. He was t …

Sources (37)

  • Wm J Boren, "United States Census, 1860"
  • William J Boren in entry for Wilford Wells Boren and Carrie Latrille, "Idaho, County Marriages, 1864-1950"
  • Coleman Boren in entry for Wilford Wells Boren, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1964"

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