Millie Jane Coiley

26 August 1895–3 December 1987 (Age 92)
Old Town, Penobscot, Maine, United States

The Life of Millie Jane

When Millie Jane Coiley was born on 26 August 1895, in Old Town, Penobscot, Maine, United States, her father, John A Coiley, was 45 and her mother, Charlotte A Gamester, was 42. She married Albert Augustus Boardway on 13 November 1915, in Old Town, Penobscot, Maine, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son. She died on 3 December 1987, in Old Town, Penobscot, Maine, United States, at the age of 92, and was buried in Lawndale Cemetery, Old Town, Penobscot, Maine, United States.

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Family Time Line

Albert Augustus Boardway
Millie Jane Coiley
Marriage: 13 November 1915
Walker Frederick Boardway

Spouse and Children

    Albert Augustus Boardway



13 November 1915
Old Town, Penobscot, Maine, United States


Parents and Siblings

    John A Coiley


    Charlotte A Gamester




    William F Coiley


    Frederick David Coiley


    Cicero John Coiley


    Charlotte M Coiley



World Events (8)

1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 1

A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.
1898 · Sinking of USS Maine

Age 3

During the Cuban War for Independence, the USS Maine had been sent to Havana to look out for the interests of the United States. On February 15, 1898, at approximately 21:40, an explosion on USS Maine was caused by roughly 5 long tons of powder. The front of the ship was demolished and the remains quickly sunk to the bottom of the ocean. 260 men lost their lives in the explosion itself, with at least six more dying afterwards from related injuries. The event kicked off an atmosphere of contention that would eventually lead to the Spanish-American War.
1919 · The Eighteenth Amendment

Age 24

The Eighteenth Amendment established a prohibition on all intoxicating liquors in the United States. As a result of the Amendment, the Prohibition made way for bootlegging and speakeasies becoming popular in many areas. The Eighteenth Amendment was then repealed by the Twenty-first Amendment. Making it the first and only amendment that has been repealed.

Name Meaning

English (Yorkshire): habitational name from any of various places called Copley, for example in County Durham, Staffordshire, and Yorkshire, from the Old English personal name Coppa (apparently a byname for a tall man) or from copp ‘hilltop’ + lēah ‘woodland clearing’.

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

Sources (3)

  • Millie J Boardway in household of Albert A Boardway, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Nellie J Coiley in household of John A Coiley, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Millie Boardway in household of Albert Boardway, "United States Census, 1920"

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