William Henderson Boyer

16 December 1895–2 September 1964 (Age 68)
Texas, United States

The Life of William Henderson

When William Henderson Boyer was born on 16 December 1895, in Texas, United States, his father, Charles E. Francis Boyer Jr., was 42 and his mother, Eliza McDaniel, was 33. He lived in Dallas, Dallas, Texas, United States for about 5 years and Fort Worth, Tarrant, Texas, United States in 1940. He died on 2 September 1964, in Waco, McLennan, Texas, United States, at the age of 68.

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Family Time Line

Charles E. Francis Boyer Jr.
Eliza McDaniel
Joseph David Boyer
Eva Boyer
William Henderson Boyer
Laura Ann Boyer

Parents and Siblings

    Charles E. Francis Boyer Jr.


    Eliza McDaniel




    Joseph David Boyer


    Eva Boyer



    Laura Ann Boyer


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.
1901 · Spindletop Oilfield Discovered

Age 6

"Spindletop, located south of Beaumont, becomes the first major oil well to be discovered in Texas. Other fields were discovered in shortly after, which ultimately led to the highly impactful ""oil boom""."
1914 · Steamboat Service Established with New York

Age 19

Satilla was the first Deepwater Steamship to arrive at the port of Houston. This accomplishment successfully established a steamboat service between Houston and New York City.

Name Meaning

1 Altered spelling of German Bayer or Beyer .2 German: habitational name for someone from Boye (near Celle-Hannover).3 English: variant of Bowyer .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Boyer in household of Barbara Inwood, "United States Census, 1920"
  • William H Boyer, "United States Census, 1940"
  • William H Boyer in household of Henry C Watson, "United States Census, 1930"

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