Florence Amelia Schoenhardt

30 September 1896–9 May 1979 (Age 82)
Joplin, Jasper, Missouri, United States

The Life of Florence Amelia

When Florence Amelia Schoenhardt was born on 30 September 1896, in Joplin, Jasper, Missouri, United States, her father, Charles Schoenhardt, was 21 and her mother, Bertha Rizley, was 16. She married Walter Newton Cox on 7 April 1912, in Lathrop, Clinton, Missouri, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son. Her occupation is listed as seamstress, rainfair inc. in Racine, Racine, Wisconsin, United States. She died on 9 May 1979, in Racine, Racine, Wisconsin, United States, at the age of 82, and was buried in West Lawn Memorial Park, Mount Pleasant, Racine, Wisconsin, United States.

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William Adam Boy Sr
Florence Amelia Schoenhardt
Marriage: 15 January 1925
William Adam Boy Jr
Marjorie Marie Boy

Spouse and Children

15 January 1925


Parents and Siblings

    Charles Schoenhardt


    Bertha Rizley




World Events (8)

1898 · War with the Spanish

Age 2

After the explosion of the USS Maine in the Havana Harbor in Cuba, the United States engaged the Spanish in war. The war was fought on two fronts, one in Cuba, which helped gain their independence, and in the Philippines, which helped the US gain another territory for a time.
1904 · The World's Fair of 1904

Age 8

St. Louis hosted the 1904 World's Fair and welcomed a crowd of 200,000 visitors on opening day of April 30, 1904. The fair had exhibits from 50 countries and 43 states. Several notable inventions showcased at the fair include iced tea and the ice cream cone. By the time of its closing in December 1904, over 20 million people had visited the fair.
1918 · Attempting to Stop the War

Age 22

To end World War I, President Wilson created a list of principles to be used as negotiations for peace among the nations. Known as The Fourteen Points, the principles were outlined in a speech on war aimed toward the idea of peace but most of the Allied forces were skeptical of this Wilsonian idealism.

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Personal History - William Adam Boy Jr

Personal History given at William Boy Jr.'s funeral by his son William Boy III: William Boy did not live an outstanding life, by the standards of the world. He did not climb Mount Everest, receive hi …

Sources (3)

  • Florence Boy, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Florence Cox in household of Thalia G Smith, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Florance Ghronheart in household of Thalia Smith, "United States Census, 1910"

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