George Gray Boyce

Male18 September 1890–27 September 1946

Brief Life History of George Gray

When George Gray Boyce was born on 18 September 1890, in Blantyre, Lanarkshire, Scotland, United Kingdom, his father, George Boyce, was 31 and his mother, Jessie Wilson, was 31. He married Annie Isabel Grant in 1915, in Cape Breton, Nova Scotia, Canada. He lived in Cape Breton, Nova Scotia, Canada for about 4 years. He died on 27 September 1946, in Sydney Mines, Cape Breton, Nova Scotia, Canada, at the age of 56.

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George Gray Boyce
Annie Isabel Grant
Marriage: 1915

Sources (7)

  • George Boyce in household of George Boyce, "Canada Census, 1911"
  • George Gray Boyce, "Nova Scotia Marriages, 1907-1932"
  • George Gray Boyce, "Nova Scotia Deaths, 1890-1955"

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  • Marriage
    1915Cape Breton, Nova Scotia, Canada
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    World Events (8)

    1896 · Opening of the Glasgow Subway.

    Age 6

    The Glasgow Subway opened on 14 December and is the third-oldest underground metro system in the world. It is one of very few subways that have a running gauge of 4 feet, but its twin circular lines were never expanded.

    1902 · The Scottish National Antarctic Expedition

    Age 12

    The Scottish National Antarctic Expedition was organized and led by William Speirs Bruce. Him along with Robert Falcon Scott’s Discovery Expedition completed an exploration of Antarctica. They established the first manned meteorological station, the Orcadas, in 1903 and discovered new land east of the Weddell Sea. The expedition was described as the most cost-effective and carefully planned scientific expedition of the Heroic Age. The Orcadas weather station has been in continuous operation ever since.


    Age 18

    London, United Kingdom hosts Summer Olympic Games.

    Name Meaning

    English and Irish (mainly Donegal): of Norman origin, a habitational name from from one or more places in Normandy named with Old French bois ‘wood, grove’, especially Bois-Arnault and Bus-Saint-Rémy (Eure), and Bosc-le-Hard (Seine-Maritime), each of which is known to have given its name to an aristocratic Norman family in England. The name was taken by the Normans from England to Ireland, where it was also adopted to Anglicize Irish Ó Buadhaigh (see Bogue ).

    English: variant of Bush , influenced by Old French bois in 1 above, or else a translation of this term.

    Americanized form of French Bois .

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

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