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Lillie Belle Zora Rossiter Boyer
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Birth: Aug. 13, 1872
Guernsey County
Ohio, USA
Death: Dec. 1, 1958
Eureka
Humboldt County
California, USA

Daughter of Abijah Rossiter and Mary Eizabeth Seevers

Married Lewis Miller Boyer 30 March 1890 in Linn, Washington County, Kansas

Children:
Ethel Mabel Boyer - 1 January 1891
Elsie Mae Boyer - 4 May 1892
Lawrence Miller Boyer - 27 September 1894
Stephen Abijah Boyer - 9 September 1897
Rachel Elizabeth Boyer - 20 March 1900
David Marion Boyer - 6 September 1902
Althea Luetta Boyer - 27 November 1904
Beulah Myrtle "Minnie" Boyer - 23 April 1907
Clarence Michael Boyer - 26 May 1909
Hope Marcella Boyer - 26 July 1916

Lillie Belle came from a very large family of at least 15 siblings of whom she was the first born in Ohio where her parents were married in 1871. While growing up, her family moved around quite a bit: from Ohio to West Virginia and then prior to 1890 to Washington County, Kansas. It was in Linn, Kansas, where she met and married her husband Lewis. Her natal family moved on to Oklahoma and then to Colorado.

She and Lewis initially moved to Oklahoma, following her parents, and were homesteaders. During the next decades they moved to Washington; Oregon; Alberta, Canada; back to Oregon and then to farms in the San Joaquin Valley, California, eventually retiring to Humboldt County. California.

Her son remembered her thusly: "My mother was a model pioneer wife [cooking, baking, washing, tending house with no amenities] ... after her marriage ... on a homestead ..., the first years was starvation years, the hardships she went through, she alone knew. ... Mother life was a rocky road ... she was very religious, she tried hard to live her religious beliefs, .... I honor her steadfastness in her beliefs, her honesty." And she and Lewis raised ten children to adulthood - no mean feat.

Barry Michie G-G Nephew

References:
1982: Memoir of son Stephen Abijah Boyer
 
 
Family links: 
 Parents:
  Abijah S. Rossiter (1850 - 1930)
  Mary E. Rossiter (1850 - 1930)
 
 Spouse:
  Lewis Miller Boyer (1863 - 1949)
 
 Children:
  Elsie May Johnson Boyer Houston (1892 - 1974)*
  Lawrence Miller Boyer (1894 - 1948)*
  Stephen Abijah Boyer (1897 - 1984)*
  David Marion Boyer (1902 - 1972)*
  Althea Luetta Boyer (1904 - 1923)*
  Clarence Michael Boyer (1909 - 1961)*
 
 Siblings:
  Lillie Belle Zora Rossiter Boyer (1872 - 1958)
  Linley Morris Rossiter (1878 - 1966)*
  Jesse Melville Rossiter (1878 - 1915)*
  Orlando Elwood Rossiter (1883 - 1968)*
  Cora Elmira Rossiter Townsend (1887 - 1964)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Sunset Memorial Park
Eureka
Humboldt County
California, USA
 
Maintained by: Deborah Robinson
Originally Created by: Jack Duffey
Record added: Jun 25, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 54106484
Lillie Belle Zora <i>Rossiter</i> Boyer
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Lillie Belle Zora <i>Rossiter</i> Boyer
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Lillie Belle Zora <i>Rossiter</i> Boyer
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