Alexander Boyack

Male16 May 1833–30 June 1916

Brief Life History of Alexander

When Alexander Boyack was born on 16 May 1833, in Mains of Melgund, Angus, Scotland, United Kingdom, his father, James Boyack Sr., was 27 and his mother, Elizabeth Mealmaker, was 28. He immigrated to New York City, New York, United States in 1855 and lived in Strathmartine, Forfarshire, Scotland, United Kingdom in 1841 and Dundee, Scotland, United Kingdom in 1851. He died on 30 June 1916, in United States, at the age of 83.

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Family Time Line

James Boyack Sr.
Elizabeth Mealmaker
James Boyack Jr
Ann Boyack
Margaret Boyack
Alexander Boyack
Hannah Boyack
Elizabeth Boyack
Mary Mealmaker Boyack
William Mealmaker Boyack
Joseph Gibson Boyack
Peter Fenton Boyack Sr
Robert Mathew Boyack
David Doig Boyack
Jesse Boyack
Thomas Boyack

Sources (11)

  • Alexr Boyack in household of James Boyack, "Scotland Census, 1851"
  • Alexander Boyack, "Scotland Census, 1841"
  • Alexr Boyack, "New York Passenger Lists, 1820-1891"

Parents and Siblings

Siblings (14)

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World Events (8)

1836 · Remember the Alamo

Age 3

Being a monumental event in the Texas Revolution, The Battle of the Alamo was a thirteen-day battle at the Alamo Mission near San Antonio. In the early morning of the final battle, the Mexican Army advanced on the Alamo. Quickly being overrun, the Texian Soldiers quickly withdrew inside the building. The battle has often been overshadowed by events from the Mexican–American War, But the Alamo gradually became known as a national battle site and later named an official Texas State Shrine.


Age 10

Dickens A Christmas Carol was first published.

1857 · Police (Scotland) Act 1857

Age 24

The Police Act 1857 was an Act put into place by Parliament to establish a mandatory police force in every county of Scotland.

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.

Story Highlight

History of David Doig Boyack (given to me by Nona Farmer) and typed as written

James Boyack Sr. was born August 25, 1805 at Maine, Forforshire, Scotland. He was the son of William Boyack and Catherine Moody. In 1827 he married Elizabeth Mealmaker who was born April 30, 1805, a …

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