Phoebe Spiers

Brief Life History of Phoebe

When Phoebe Spiers was born on 12 April 1826, in Bloomfield, Essex, New Jersey, United States, her father, Garret F. Speer, was 31 and her mother, Jane Sigler, was 29. She married William Boyce on 8 March 1848, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 5 daughters. She lived in Utah, United States in 1870. She died on 7 April 1906, in Salt Lake, Utah, United States, at the age of 79, and was buried in Murray Cemetery, Murray, Salt Lake, Utah, United States.

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William Boyce
Phoebe Spiers
Marriage: 8 March 1848
Mary Ellen Boyce
Sarah Boyce
William Spiers Boyce
Ann Elizabeth Boyce
Emmeretta Boyce
Thomas Henry Boyce
George Alma Boyce
Erastus Moroni Boyce
Franklin Edward Boyce
Mary Emma Boyce

Sources (44)

  • Phebe Boise in household of William Boise, "United States Census, 1870"
  • U.S. and International Marriage Records, 1560-1900
  • Utah, Death and Military Death Certificates, 1904-1961

World Events (8)

1830 · The Second Great Awakening

Being a second spiritual and religious awakening, like the First Great Awakening, many Churches began to spring up from other denominations. Many people began to rapidly join the Baptist and Methodist congregations. Many converts to these religions believed that the Awakening was the precursor of a new millennial age.


The Camden & Amboy railroad was completed in 1833. It made transportation between New York City and Philadelphia possible within a 7-hour time-frame. This advancement led to dozens of other companies opening railroad lines during the 1800's.


Historical Boundaries: 1850: Mexican Cession, United States 1850: Utah Territory, United States 1851: Great Salt Lake, Utah Territory, United States* 1896: Salt Lake, Utah, United States *Renamed Salt Lake in 1868

Name Meaning

Scottish and English: variant of Spier , with post-medieval excrescent -s.

German: variant of Spier 4.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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William Boyce History

WILLIAM BOYCE HISTORY William Boyce was born September 23, 1824 in Canandaigua, New York. His parents were George and Ann Geldard Boyes. Little is known of his boyhood days but it is supposed that …

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