William Mealmaker Boyack

Male24 September 1840–1 January 1879

Brief Life History of William Mealmaker

When William Mealmaker Boyack was born on 24 September 1840, in Forfarshire, Scotland, United Kingdom, his father, James Boyack Sr., was 35 and his mother, Elizabeth Mealmaker, was 35. He married Susan Duncan on 12 December 1863, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 4 daughters. He lived in Strathmartine, Forfarshire, Scotland, United Kingdom in 1841 and Dundee, Forfarshire, Scotland, United Kingdom in 1851. He died on 1 January 1879, in Spanish Fork, Utah, Utah, United States, at the age of 38, and was buried in Spanish Fork City Cemetery, Spanish Fork, Utah, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

William Mealmaker Boyack
Susan Duncan
Marriage: 12 December 1863
Elizabeth Jane Boyack
William Lindsey Boyack
Susan Ellen Boyack
Mary Ann Boyack
Wilford Woodruff Boyack
Wells Fargo Boyack
Jane Grant Boyack
Warren Dusenberry Boyack

Sources (34)

  • William Boyack, "United States Census, 1870"
  • William Boyack in entry for Susan Duncan Boyack, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1964"
  • William Boyack in household of Elizabeth Boyack, "United States Census, 1860"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    12 December 1863Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
  • Children (8)

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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

    1854 · Great North of Scotland Railway

    Age 14

    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.

    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.

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