Elmina Board

29 April 1893–15 August 1986 (Age 93)
Caldwell, Kentucky, United States

The Life of Elmina

When Elmina Board was born on 29 April 1893, in Caldwell, Kentucky, United States, her father, Benjamin Morrison Board, was 46 and her mother, Dora Elizabeth Nuckolls, was 21. She married Steven Barnes Jr. on 21 November 1911, in Caldwell, Kentucky, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 6 daughters. She lived in Franklin, Missouri, United States in 1935 and Meramec Township, Franklin, Missouri, United States in 1940. She died on 15 August 1986, in Madisonville, Hopkins, Kentucky, United States, at the age of 93, and was buried in Perry Cemetery, Princeton, Caldwell, Kentucky, United States.

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Family Time Line

Steven Barnes Jr.
Elmina Board
Marriage: 21 November 1911
Bartis Barnes
Ruby Evalene Barnes
Dorothy Mae Barnes
Edith Magdalene Barnes
Texal Earl Barnes
Helen Marie Barnes
Mary Jeanette Barnes
Lillian Rae Barnes
Benny Theodore Barnes
Charles Edison Barnes

Spouse and Children

21 November 1911
Caldwell, Kentucky, United States


    Bartis Barnes




    Edith Magdalene Barnes


    Texal Earl Barnes


+5 More Children

Parents and Siblings

    Benjamin Morrison Board


    Dora Elizabeth Nuckolls




    Nora Mae Board


    Almeda Board




    Ella Board


+4 More Children

World Events (8)

1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 3

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.
1904 · The World's Fair of 1904

Age 11

St. Louis hosted the 1904 World's Fair and welcomed a crowd of 200,000 visitors on opening day of April 30, 1904. The fair had exhibits from 50 countries and 43 states. Several notable inventions showcased at the fair include iced tea and the ice cream cone. By the time of its closing in December 1904, over 20 million people had visited the fair.
1918 · Attempting to Stop the War

Age 25

To end World War I, President Wilson created a list of principles to be used as negotiations for peace among the nations. Known as The Fourteen Points, the principles were outlined in a speech on war aimed toward the idea of peace but most of the Allied forces were skeptical of this Wilsonian idealism.

Name Meaning

English: from Old English bord ‘board’, ‘plank’, ‘table’, hence a metonymic occupational name for a carpenter or a topographic name for someone who lived in a plank-built cottage.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Elmina Barnes in household of Stephen Barnes, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Elmina Barnes in household of Stephen Barnes, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Elmina Board in household of Benjamin M Board, "United States Census, 1900"

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