Willard William Boden

Male12 September 1857–17 July 1932

Brief Life History of Willard William

When Willard William Boden was born on 12 September 1857, in Aberdare, Glamorgan, Wales, United Kingdom, his father, James Boden, was 34 and his mother, Annorah Coleman, was 29. He married Dicey Bernettie Wakley on 17 January 1878, in Box Elder, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 5 daughters. He lived in Aberdare, Glamorgan, Wales in 1861 and Utah, United States in 1870. He died on 17 July 1932, in Logan, Cache, Utah, United States, at the age of 74, and was buried in Dayton Cemetery, Dayton, Franklin, Idaho, United States.

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Family Time Line

Willard William Boden
Dicey Bernettie Wakley
Marriage: 17 January 1878
Willard Boden Jr.
Polly Annora Boden
Mary Elizabeth Boden
James Willard Boden
Ethel Bernettie Boden
John Boden
Evahlean Boden
Sarah Irene Boden

Sources (62)

  • Willard Boden in entry for Polly B Coburn, "California, County Birth and Death Records, 1800-1994"
  • Willard Boden, "The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records (Worldwide), 1914-1960"
  • Willard Boden in entry for Ransom Carey Vanleuven and Sarah Irene Boden, "Utah, County Marriages, 1887-1940"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    17 January 1878Box Elder, Utah, United States
  • Children (8)

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    Siblings (11)

    +6 More Children

    World Events (8)

    1859 · Logan is Founded

    Age 2

    "\""During the end of April, David Reese and his company settled the land north of the Logan River. That area was the second permanent settlement in Cache Valley and the future location of Logan. The city's boundary was drawn by Logan's first bishop, Jesse W. Fox, a government engineer. The name \""\""Logan\""\"" comes from a trapper that used to frequent the area before the pioneers came to the valley.\"""


    Age 6

    Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

    1877 · Logan's First Stake is Formed

    Age 20

    Eighteen years after the first ward was established and the population of the valley increased exponentially, the first Stake was established.

    Name Meaning

    North German: patronymic from the personal name Bode .

    German: topographic name for someone living in a valley bottom or the low-lying area of a field, Middle High German boden ‘ground, bottom’. Compare English Bottom .

    Swedish (Bodén): ornamental or habitational name, possibly from bod ‘small hut’ or from a placename containing this element; the adjectival suffix -én is a derivative of Latin -enius ‘relating to’. Compare Bodin .

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

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