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                               THE BOYDS OF OHIO

                 Chapter 8                           Pages  105-132

Richard L. (Dick) Boyd, son of Luther Boyd Jr. and Eliza J. FRENCH, was born  1 April 1861 in  Delaware County, Ohio.  He died 18 September 1934.  He married Phebe Elnora (Nora) Westbrook on 10 May 1881 in Licking County, Ohio.  She was born on 2 Dec 1863 and died in Peru, Indiana 22 Sept 1951.   Richard lived with his aunt, Diana Boyd CALLAHAN after his mother died. His mother, Eliza (French) Boyd , died when he was very young.   PHOTOS

Obits of Richard, Nora, Rose Boyd Latta, and Mable Clark.

Westbrook Line

Richard worked in the timber for many  years.  He moved around a lot and lived  in  Delaware  County,  Hardin  County, Wood County, and  finally  located in Peru, Indiana where he lived until he passed away.  Around  1909 or 1910 they moved to St. James, Missouri where his son George S. Boyd was living. They returned  after  several  years  to Peru where Richard worked until he retired. He had red hair and always went by the name
of "Dick". Richard and Phoebe are buried in the Mt. Hope cemetery in Peru, Indiana.

1.  Albert E. Boyd   Pictures   b.  2 Sept 1881   d. 26 Aug 1919 (Albert was accidentally electrocuted in Des Moines, Iowam. Alma LINDOF 25 Mar 1911 b.  1887   d.  1 July 1979

2.  Rud Boyd  b.  1882 m. 1st Ella DAMERAN 1905.  divorced  m. 2nd Laura Spillman? his wife for 36 years.  Laura died in 1949.  He m. 3rd Julia ______  and they were divorced.  He m. 4th Alta L. (Rowe) (Bean) 18 Mar 1952 in Rochester, IN,  his wife at the time he died, in 1962.  Most places his name is spelled with one letter "d" but his sister, Mable spelled it with two letter "d's. 

3. John Henry Boyd b. 17 June 1883  d. 19 June 1953  m. Minda BRACY BRACY FAMILY PHOTO

4. George Sylvester Boyd b. 13 Feb 1885 d. 28 Mar 1946  m. Mary Catherine HARRIS b. 19 Jan 1884 d. 31 Mar 1972  m. 6 May 1906.

5. Julene Boyd b. 25 Dec 1886  d. young

6. Nellie M. Boyd (photos)  b.  9 Feb 1891 d. 15 May 1948  m. Orville BRITTON in St. James, Mo.

7. Rose Boyd b. 19 Apr 1896 d. 1986  m. 1st James MOONEY  m. 2nd Babe LATTA  obit

8. Mabel Etta Boyd b. 22 Dec 1900  d. 10 June 1992  m. 1st George CLARK in St. James, Mo in 1916. He died 1932.  m. 2nd Reed POWELL. They divorced.   obit

Albert Boyd,  son  of Richard L. Boyd and Phoebe E. WESTBROOK was born in 2 September 1882 in Licking County, Ohio.  He left home at an very early age and  settled  in  Des Moines, Iowa.  He was employed by a power company when most rural areas were without electrical power.  He died early in life when he was accidently electrocuted. This was 26 August 1919.  He married Alma LINDOF on 25 March 1911.  Alma  was  born  in  Sweden  in  the small village of Vestra Grevie in 1887. She died on the 1st of July 1979 in Des Moines. She did not remarry after Albert's death, remaining a widow for nearly sixty  years.  Her  fathers name was Nels LINDELOF. Albert and Alma are buried in the Glendale Cemetery in Des Moines.  They had one child: PHOTOS

Tuesday, August 26, 1919 Des Moines Tribune
Funeral services for Albert E. Boyd, Inter-Urban lineman who died from wire burns received near Grimes, Iowa Monday 25th will be held Wednesday 27th at 2 O'clock afternoon from the family residence at 2422 Lyon St. Interment will be made at Glendale Cemetery, Des Moines, Iowa.

<>1. Herbert Raymond Boyd b. 18 Oct 1913  d. 1995  m.  13 July 1947 (1st) Doris Beryl JARVIS   b. 13 Jan 1912  d. 22 Sep 1977 m. 2nd Florence YOUNGQUIST in January 1982, died 1994

Doris was the daughter of Albert Nelson JARVIS and Lottie Luella DAVIS. Herbert and Doris had no children.

John Henry Boyd,  son of Richard L. Boyd and  Phoebe E. WESTBROOK,  was  born  17 June 1883 in Licking County, Ohio.  He  died  19 June 1953  in  Coldwater,  Mi.  He married Minda BRACY.  The  following  information  comes  from  Virgil Boyd Strickland of Casa Grande, Arizona.    PHOTOS

"Uncle  John  was  a  salesman  and a farmer. He used to sell kitchen  ranges  in the rural areas of Michigan especially.  I believe they were  called [Home Comfort]. They were beautiful coal  and  wood  stoves  with  a warming oven above and a hot water reservoir  to  one  side.  He also sold chicken markers with his brother Rudd Boyd.  He lived most of his life around Allen, Quincy, Coldwater, and the  Hillsdale, Michigan area." John and Minda had one daughter: 

1. Anna Delphine Boyd b.  4 June 1908 d. 2 March 1988      Photos  m. 1st Erben LAKE b 1888  d 1967  m. 1st Allen V. CLARK

Ohio census reports, Vital records of Licking and Delaware Counties of Ohio, V.R. of Miami and Fulton Counties, IN.  Family records.

More data on Anna Delphine Boyd

Rudd Boyd,  son  of  Richard L. Boyd and Phoebe E. WESTBROOK, was  born  in  1882  in  Licking  County,  Ohio.  He lived in Logansport,  Indiana  most  of  his life. He owned an antique store  there  for  many years. He married for his first wife, Ella DAMERAN. Rudd and Ella had two children. 

1910 Indiana Census Miami County Peru Twp.
Series: T624  Roll: 371  Page: 46    Blair Road
Boyd, Rud age 28  born Ohio both parents born Ohio General Farm
Laborer has been married for 9 years
Ella  age  27  born Missouri,  father born KY, mother born United
States has given birth to 3 children, has 2 children living
daughter:  Mable  age 6  born Ohio
daughter:  Jesse   age 2  born Indiana

In the 1920 census below, Laura appears to be listed as head of household.  1930 lists Rudd
as a travelling salesman, so maybe he was on the road in 1920? The 1920 image is largely unreadable, so I am sending you a copy of it.

1920 Census Cass County, Indiana   Eel township, Logansport City,  Toledo Street
Boyd, Laura  age 28  born Indiana   father born KY, mother born  ??
daughter:    Mabel  Heppinger?   age  ??
servant:  Eva Toppins   age 31  born  ???

1930 Census Year: 1930; Census Place: Logansport, Cass, Indiana; Roll: 579; Page: 178 ;
Enumeration District: 21; Image: 921.0. Eel township, Logansport City   Seventh Street
Boyd, Rud  age 49  born Ohio,  both parents born Ohio,  Travelling Salesman,  owns his house worth $700, does not live on a farm, does not own a radio, married for the first time at age 22 (to Ella Dameran)
wife:  Laura  age 39  born Indiana,  both parents born Indiana, does not list marriage date.
cousin:  Bean, Martha   age 23  born Indiana ,  both parents born Indiana, Laundress
step-daughter:  Spillman,  Gertrude  age 20  born Indiana  married at age 15, both parents born Indiana
step-son:   Spillman,  Rigenen??   age 4 1/2  born Indiana   both parents born Indiana

A  short  story of  his  life  comes  to us from Virgil Boyd Strickland,  who was his niece. "Rudd was a born salesman and trader.  During  the  depression  years he sold "Rat Guns". I have  a  picture  of  him holding up rats he had exterminated with the guns.  Later  he  sold "chicken markers". These were markers that  tattoed  a  number on the chicken wings so that thieves stealing chickens could be caught easier. (Lots of chicken stealing from  farmers  in those days.)  He had a crew of men selling  them  along  with  him and they traveled fromstate  to  state-Michigan,  Illinois,  Indiana, and Kentucky-selling  to  farmers.  They were endorsed by the sheriffs department. The crew included, George S. Boyd, Orville Britton, Warren Strickland and others. This was at a time when no jobs were available.  As a child I remember when he was married to Ella. They used to cut  wood and  sell it.  She helped him and used  the  crosscut  saw.  He always lived in the Logansport, Peru area after they  moved  to  Indiana from Ohio.  Rudd also sold wood stoves and after the war he had an antique store in Logansport."  Rudd and Ella had two daughters:    PHOTOS

1. Mable Marie Boyd b.  2 Apr 1905  Gerry County, Ohiom. George Gehring who d. 26 July 1965  Peru, Indiana.

   I. Katherine Gehring
  II. Mavis Gehring
 III. George Gehring Jr.

2. Jessie Louise Boyd  b.  3 Nov 1907  d. 25 June 1959  m. _________ SHAEFER 

Rudd  married  2nd  Laura ________?  his wife for the next 36 years.  After Laura died he married Julia ________? They were divorced  and  he then married Alta ________? his wife at the time he died.

George Sylvester Boyd,  son  of Richard L. Boyd and Phoebe E. WESTBROOK,  was  born 27 Jan 1883, according to birth records of  Orange  township,  Delaware  County,  Ohio.   The  family records say 13 April 1885. He married Mary Catherine HARRIS 6 May 1906. She was born 19 Jan 1884 in Brady township, Saginaw County, Michigan. She was the daughter of Alexander R. HARRIS and   Mary Catherine LARKINS.  George  died  28  Mar  1946 in Owosso, Michigan and Mary died on Good Friday,  31 March 1972 in Carson City, Michigan. George and Mary  are  buried in the Ridge Road Cemetery near Oakley, Michigan. 

George followed the oilwells in Louisiana, Texas, Alabama, and Oklahoma for work during the teens and 1920s.  That is why the children were born in different states; Michigan, Ohio, Louisiana and Texas.  They lived in several different places in Louisiana and Texas, Shreveport, LA., Rodessa, LA, Texarkana, AL, Burkburnett, Texas, Longview, Texas, etc., and etc.  Following is how the family is listed on the 1920 Texas census. Uncle Bateson was living with them in 1910 and Katherine Harris in 1920, both siblings of Mary Harris.

1910 Census Caddo Parish, Louisiana - Ward 7 - April 23-25, 1910
 Boyd, G. S., head; M W 25 Md 4 months; OH US US; oiler/sta. eng.; renting house
   Mary C., wife; F W 26 Md 4 months; 1 child/1 living; MI OH OH
   Virgie, dau; F W 3 S; born OH
   Harris, Bateson, boarder; M W 23 S; MI OH OH; engineer/sta. eng.

1920 Census Texas, Wichita, Burkburnette

Boyd, George S., head, 35, b. OH
   Mamie, wife, 36, b. MI
   Virgil, daughter, 13, b. OH
   Mancell, son, 7 b. LA
   Alma, dau, 5 b. LA
   Dora, dau, 2 b. MI
   George S., son, 5 months b. TX

Harris, Katherine, sister, 25, b. MI

1930 Census Michigan, Brady, Saginaw
George S  45  OH  OH  OH  farmer
Mary C  45  MI  OH  OH
Mancelle 17  LA  farm laborer
Alma E.    15  LA
George S Jr  11 TX
Richard C. 8  TX



In 1929 after the stock market crash he came to Michigan.  Mary's mother lived on the old Harris farm in Brady Township, Saginaw County on Fowler road. During the depression, living on a farm, you could at least grow your own food.  In later years and prior to the time he died he worked for the  Indian Trails bus line in Owosso, Michigan.  After George died in 1946 Mary worked for a factory called Redmond's in Owosso. Redmonds built small electric motors. George and Mary had six children. The fourth child daughter Dora died from  typhoid  fever  in  1921,  at  the Larkins homestead on Ridge Road near Oakley. Family Photo

1. Virgil (Dolly) Irene Boyd    b. 26 Jan 1907 Lima, Ohio  d.  27 Jan 2001  married Warren Jackson STRICKLAND 6 June 1926 --  b. 4 Sept 1896 Moultrie, Georgia d. 22 Jan 1991
Dolly and Warren's 60th Anniversary 1986

2. Mancell Lee Boyd    b. 18 Nov 1912 Rodessa, LA  d. 11 Sep 1973 Carson City, MI.
m. Wava HAMMOND 10 Dec 1936   b. 11 Dec 1919 Ashley, MI 
Photo when in CCC 1933         PHOTO


Mancell Boyd enjoying his favorite pastime.
2 August 1966

3. Alma Elnora Boyd b. 26 July 1914 Caddo Parish, LA  d.  2 May 1980 Carson City, MI.
m. Theodore Roosevelt BATES   b. 22 Oct 1912 d.  3 Dec 1993

4. Dora Jasmine Boyd  b. 22 Jne 1917 Saginaw County, MI.  d.  2 Nov 1921 Saginaw County, MI.

5. George Sylvester Boyd  b. 10 Sep 1919 Burkburnett, Texas  d. 10 Dec 1986 Rockford, Ill
m. Esther V. JOHNSON 7 Mar 1942  b. 1906

6. Richard Case Boyd b. 31 Aug 1921 Burkburnett, Texas d. 12 June 1965 Ontario, Canada
m. Helen L. TRIBFELNER  30 Aug 1941, born 18 July 1922 in Carland, Michigan died  1 Mar 1997 Flint, MI.  Helen was the daughter of John I. and Viola Ann (Deming) Tribfelner. 

Nellie M. Boyd,  daughter  of  Richard  L. Boyd and Phoebe E. WESTBROOK,  was  born 9 Feb 1891 in Hardin County, Ohio.  She died 15 May 1948  and  is  buried in the Mt. Hope Cemetery in Peru,  Indiana.   She  married Orville BRITTON in St.  James, Missouri. Orville owned a farm  in St. James and later he and Nellie  operated  the  hotel in  St. James.  They adopted one daughter named Lorene but had no other children. Lorene married  Fritz Beckman. Orville died in 1963 in St. James.
Nellie's Obit

1920 US Federal Census

1415 Walnut St.
DesMoines, Polk Co., Iowa

  Head of household
  Rents home
  28 yrs. old
  Born in Missouri (parents too)
  Fireman - Railroad
  Works for wages
  27 yrs. old
  Born in Ohio (parents too)

 Social Security Death Index:
  Birth Date - 24 Dec. 1890
  Death Date - Jan. 1963
  SS Issued in MO before 1951
  SS #498


Rose C. Boyd,  daughter  of  Richard  L.  Boyd   and   Phoebe E. WESTBROOK,  was  born 22 Feb 1895 or 19April 1896 in Delaware County, Ohio. She married James MOONEY.  Rose  and James were divorced and she  married 2nd William "Babe" LATTA. Babe died 23 June 1954.  Rose died in Millers Merry Manor in  Peru,  Indiana  in 30 November 1987. Rose and James had five children:

1. Edna Mae Mooney  b.  1913  m. Marvin ZINK

<>2. George Mooney  b. 1914 d. 15 May 1987 
    I. William Mooney
   II. ______________?

3. Mary Elnora Mooney  b. 14 Oct 1914 m.  Clyde B. LANDIS  b. 20 July 1912  d. 6 Jan 1981
on  12 Nov 1933  son of Floyd and May LANDIS

    I. Sandra Sue Landis b. 11 May 1938
   II. Dale Lee Landis  b. 13 Nov 1944

<>4. Juanita Mooney b. 1917  m. Theodore HOPPER She m. 2nd _____? Black.
    I. Roseann Hopper

   II. Judith Hopper
  III. Rebecca Hopper <>5. Betty Lou Mooney b.  22 Jan 1920  m. Arthur EBERLE
    I. Linda Eberle


Mabel Etta Boyd,  daughter  of  Richard L. Boyd and Phoebe E. WESTBROOK,  was born  22 Dec 1900  in  Delaware County, Ohio. She  married  George CLARK  in  1916  in St. James, Missouri.  George died a  young man in  1932. She lived in Peru, Indiana  most of her life and still resides at Miller's Merry Manor in Peru. She is the  oldest member of the Boyd family still with us and the only child of Richard and Phoebe still living.  She will  be  89 years  young in  December (1990). I corresponded with aunt Mabel up until 1983 when her daughter Virginia died in a  house  fire.  Mabel visited Scotland in 1968 and toured Mary,  Queen of Scots house  in Jedburgh, and Kilmarnock castle, traditional home of the Boyds.  Mable owned and operated Terminal Sandwich shop in Peru from 1950 to 1970. Mable died 10 June 1992.


After Virginia died,  Mabel's  health  deteriorated  quite rapidly,  and  she was  no  longer able to write.  This writer very much enjoyed corresponding with her. (Mabel died 10 June
1992 at the nursing  home  in  Peru, Indiana).  None ofthe family in Michigan was notified of her death.

1. Richard Clark b. 1917 m. Phyliss ULTER

2. Virginia Clark b. 1 Jan 1922  d. 9 Apr 1983 m. Raymond H. COOMLER

3. Vivian Clark b. 1927 m. Raymond HARTLEROOD died in 1992.

4. Thaine Clark  b. 1932 m. Susan Marie REIBER. Divorced 1965.

5. Thelma Clark  died in infancy

 * information on the Indiana line is sparse because of lack of communication from the descendants.

<>Richard Clark was born in 1917. He married Phyliss ULTER. They had two children: 1. Scarlett Clark  2. Kimberly Clark

Viginia Clark was born 1 January 1922. She married Raymond H. COOMBLER on 10 December 1947. They had no children.  Virginia was a registered nurse and was employed  at the Wabash Railroad Hospital in Peru.  She was employed by the Marion Veterans Hospital from 1965 to 1971 and at the Marion General Hospital  from  1971  to  1982.  She graduated from St Joseph Hospital school of  nursing in Fort Wayne. Virginia died in a house fire April 9th 1983.

<>Vivian Clark was born in 1927. She married Raymond HARTLEROAD.Raymond died in 1992. They had two children: 1. Dwayne Hartlerood  2. Gregory Hartlerood

Thaine Lee Clark was born in 1932. He married Susan Marie REIBER born 15 Sept 1936. They had two daughters. They divorced in 1965. Thaine lived in Deland, Florida. 

1. Christina Boyd Clark b. 10 April 1960 m. Brian Boldowski
2. Deborah Elizabeth Clark (Betsy) b.  23 Jan 1965 m. Paul Castle two children Florence Elizabeth (Flora) and Susannah Pauline (Nana).

     (letter from Vivian Hartleroad, Mable Boyd Clark's daughter)

Dear Richard,                                                                                            21 May 1985

I'm  sorry  but mother  has not been able to write to anyone lately.  I had to read your last letter to her.

I  would  like  to  share my favorite story with you. This is about  your  grandfather, 
(George S. Boyd)  which  would have been my favorite uncle.

Uncle George  was  visiting our family on the farm when I was about seven  years old. My mother had a date and was not at home.  Well,  we had  been  having  chicken  thieves come in the middle of the night and they would steal most of our chickens.  My  brother and your grandfather decided to set a trap for them.  They stayed up real late on this particular
night.  Well sure enough about eleven thirty they heard a noise down in  the  apple orchard and thinking it was chicken thieves came out of the  house with shotguns loaded and ready
to shoot them.  My poor mother yelling to the top of her lungs " it isn't chicken thieves  it is me and my friend.  But they made a believer out of him, he turned tail and ran. Uncle George
and my brother Richard would laugh years later and tell this tale to anyone who would listen.

Thanks for taking the time to write to my mother, she is getting very confused as she  grows  older, but she loves hearing from her relatives.

Your cousin once removed
Vivian I. Hartleroad

Virgil Irene (Dolly) Boyd, daughter of George  S.  Boyd and Mary Catherine HARRIS, was born 26 Jan 1907  in Lima,  Ohio.   She married Warren Jackson STRICKLAND in Tampa, Florida 6 June 1926.  Many of those photos on this site copied from the orginals owned
by Aunt Dolly.  Aunt Dolly passed away in January of 2001. 


Warren was  born in Moultrie, Georgia on 4 September 1896 and died  22 January 1991,  having passed the age of 94 years.  He was the son of Daniel and Martha STRICKLAND and had 18 brothers and sisters, of whom five sisters survive him.  He was in  the Army and was a veteran of World War I.  Dolly died in January, 2001 at the age of 94.  Warren and Dolly are buried in Hillcrest Memorial Gardens in Owosso, Michigan.   CHILDREN:

1. Mamie Irene Strickland PHOTO   b.  3 May 1927 Tampa, Fl  m. John Stewart ELDER  15 Aug 1948  b. 14 Feb 1924 Detroit, Mi 

2. Anita Jacqueline Strickland b. 15 Jan 1929 Beaumont, Tx  m.  Arden Otis RUNYAN 

3. Elizabeth Ann Strickland  b. 14 Oct 1933 Longview, TX.  d.  Nebraska 14 Dec 1999
m. Ralph Duane MILLER 19 March 1953  b. 15 Dec 1930  d. 1986. 

Mancell Lee Boyd,  son  of  George S. Boyd and Mary Catherine HARRIS,  was born 18 November 1912 in Rodessa, Louisiana.  He came to Michigan with his parents in the 1930's.  He joined the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC), which was  part of president  Roosevelt's  New Deal, in 1933.  He was at Camp Grayling for a year or so.  After  the depression of the 30's was over he worked at Saginaw Products, a small factory which was to become a defense factory during the  Second World War.  He  was  employed  there  until  his  death  11 Sept 1973.  He is buried at the Ridge Road Cemetery near  Oakley,  Michigan, where  many  other  relatives  are  buried.  He  married Wava HAMMOND 10 Dec 1936 and raised eight children.   Wava is the daughter of Lester HAMMOND and Goldie HILL/BUCHOLZ  and was born on 11 Dec 1919.   She married second Theodore R.  BATES on 1 June 1981. Theodore died December 3, 1993 in Elsie, MI.

Years after my dad passed away my mother told me that my dad was always bitter about Aunt Virgil and Uncle Warren. There were no jobs during that time (depression) and Aunt Dolly and Uncle Warren would come over for weeks at a time and there was never enough food to go around. Uncle Warren didn't have a job and some of the family went hungry.  The boys had to join the CCC camp to help the family.  Most of the pay they earned in the CCC was sent home.  So Aunt Virgil, Uncle Warren and their children stayed in the home and the boys went to the CCC camps to help feed them.  I asked Aunt Helen Boyd about it and she said Uncle Richard used to talk about it too.  I think it is true! Aunt Virgil and Uncle Warren never came to my father's funeral. 






1. Mancell Lee Boyd Jr.  b. 18 Aug 1937  m. 1st Karen KRAWCZYK  (div.) b. 25 Feb 1942
 m. 2nd Mary ADAMS Mary died January 2006.

2. Ronald George Boyd                     

3. Richard Gary Boyd b. 20 Aug 1942  m. Charlene Ann TATROE  2 Sept 1961 b.  8 Aug 1945
 (div. 1982)  m. 2nd *Jerri Lynn PELTZ 10 Dec 1991 b. 30 Sep 1954

4. Darlene Kay Boyd b. 26 June 1944  m. Ron George DELONG b. 21 Feb 1941

5. Mary Sue Esther Boyd b. 31 Mar 1947  m. 1st Myron C. TUNNACLIFF  (div.) b. 31 Dec 1941
 m. 2nd Terry DUMOND (div.) b.  8 Dec 1954

6. David Stuart Boyd                         

7. Donald Lester Boyd b. 11 Nov 1957  m. Amy LAWRENCE (div) b. 21 Dec 1960

8. Debra Lynn Boyd b.  1 Mar 1959  m. John Wayne KING b. 18 Mar 1956

* Jerri had three children by a previous marriage:
1. JeriLyn Amanda Centala (whom changed her name to Boyd)
2. Jason Scott Centala 3. Nancy Marie Centala

Alma Elnora Boyd,daughter of George S. Boyd  and Mary C. HARRIS,  was  born  in  Caddo  Parrish, Rodessa, Louisiana on 26 July 1914.  She married Theodore Roosevelt BATES. Alma and Ted worked at Brockway Roller Rink in Saginaw for many years.  They  also  worked at the Fenmore Rink and lived on a farm on Fenmore road near  Elsie,  Michigan.  Alma died 2 May 1980 in Carson City, Michigan.  Theodore's parents were Francis Leroy BATES and Melinda KELLY. Alma and Ted had five children:


1. Mina Alvera Bates b. 16 Aug 1937  m. Orville Ward ADE b. 27 Aug 1931  d. 29 Aug 1987

2. Doris Loretta Bates b. 17 Aug 1938  m. Ivan Lee WARDWELL b.  6 Oct 1933

3. Maynard Dean Bates b.  8 Sep 1941  m. Norma Jean ROY b.  7 June 1939

4. Charlotte Louise Bates b. 29 May 1943  m. 1st Ellis GARY, Jr.  b.  1942  m. 2nd Ross VAN HORN b.  5 Feb 1938

5. Sharon Rose Bates b.  9 May 1947  m. Gary James SERVISS   b. 11 Sep 1943

George Sylvester Boyd, Jr.  son of George S. Boyd and Mary C. HARRIS,  was born in  Burkburnett, Texas on 10 Dec 1919.  On 7 March 1942,  he married Esther JOHNSON in Rockford, Illinois.  George  was  stationed  at  Camp Grant in Rockford during the
Second World War.  He  remained  in  Rockford the rest of his life.  He  was  a  salesman  and  sold  appliances at a major appliance store in Rockford. Esther  was a school teacher and taught school in the Rockford school system. Her parents came to America from  Sweden and she could speak fluent Swedish.  She died 20 June 1979 in Rockford. George died 10 Dec 1986 at same place.  George  was  in  the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) in the 1930's. George and Esther had no children. PHOTOS

Richard Case Boyd,  son  of George S. Boyd and Mary C. HARRIS was born in Burkburnett, Texas on  31 August 1921.  On August 30 1941,  he  married Helen Labell TRIBFELNER. They lived in Flint,  Michigan where he was employed by Chevrolet Motor Division  of  General  Motors.  He attended high school at Chesaning,  Michigan.  He  served in the US Navy in the Pacific.  At one time he worked for  Universal Electric company in Owosso,
Michigan.  Richard  died  suddenly while on a fishing trip to northern  Canada  of  a  heart  attack 12 June 1965.  Helen's parents were  John I.  TRIBFELNER  and Anna Viola DEMMINGS. Richard and Helen  had two children. Helen married 2nd. Roy CLARKSON. He died 27 April 1978.     PHOTOS

1. Beverly Belle Boyd      b. 17 Aug 1942
2. Richard Case Boyd, Jr.  b.  3 Nov 1946  d.Thanksgivig day 1998.


              A letter from Herbert R. Boyd
                      of Des Moines, Iowa
                            6 June 1985

Dear Richard,

Since  my  father  Albert  died  when I was five years old, I found I had to help if I could.  By the time I was nine years of  age I  was  selling  door to door. I also sold newspapers
downtown and at the state fair.

I  took  a  year  off  while  going through high school but I finally  graduated in  1933.  I  was  able to find a job with Western Union and with one of the large hotels in Des Moines.

By 1936 I was able to enter college and worked my way through Iowa State at Ames. I received a B.S. in both science and Agriculture  in 1940.  In 1941 I entered the graduate school at the University of  Iowa  and  then the college of Medicine. I found  that  Medicine  was too much for me to try and work my way through. As a  result  I  became very ill and it was some time before I could continue  my education. I volunteered for the service but they  would  not  take  me because of my poor physical condition.  I finally got an exemption for my health and became a quality  control engineer where I supervised and
carried out research in  the  developement of munitions.  Some of  my  research  was successful and may have been helpful in the war effort.

When  that  job ended I applied for unemployment benefits and the U.S.  Department  of  Labor asked me to take a job with them.

In  the  meantime  I started to take college credits at Drake University  where  I  received  an  M.A. in economics and administration. I moved up  to  Labor Market Economist V, which
had  a  merit  system  class,  as a public service executive.  During later years I received a M.S. in Library Science and I served  for  a  while  as a  College  Library Director. I was
working  on a  doctorate in education at Western Reserve-Case Institute of Technology in Cleveland.

I retired in 1978 as a department chief in a state government unit and as a  Cooperative Representive of the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics for the state of Iowa.

Your cousin
Herbert R. Boyd      PHOTO OF HERBERT R. BOYD

Mamie Irene Strickland, daughter of Virgil I. Boyd and Warren J.  Strickland,  was  born in Tampa, Florida 3 May 1927.  She married  John Stewart ELDER on 15 August 1948. He was born 14 Feb 1924  in Royal  Oak,  Michigan.  Stewart  is a State Farm Insurance agent in San Diego, California  and they have lived in that city over 34 years. They have,  in recent years, made trips  to Hawaii  and to Russia and travel extensively in the states. They had three  children.  J. Stewart ELDER'S parents were James Malcolm ELDER and Caroline Elizabeth STEWART.

1. Linda Irene Elder b. 28 May 1951  Hartford, Ct
2. Cynthia Joan Elder  b. 26 Sept 1953 Dallas, Tx
3. John Warren Elder  b.  7 Oct 1955 San Diego, Ca

Anita Jacqueline Strickland,  daughter  of  Virgil  I.  Boyd and Warren J.  Strickland,  was  born  in  Beaumont, Texas on 15 January  1929.  Jackie  married  Arden Otis RUNYAN 11 July 1948 in Owosso, Michigan.  They lived  in  the Owosso-Corunna area until 1955 when they moved to  Perry, Michigan.  In 1969 they  moved  to  Tyrell  road  which  is near Perry and eight miles  south  of  Owosso.  Arden  worked  for  General Motors (Truck Assembly) in Flint, Michigan and  retired in 1979 with 30 years of service. Jackie worked for 28 years as a Personal Management  Analyst  for  the  state  of Michigan in Lansing.  Jackie  retired  in  May  of  1988  and in 1989 they moved to Gladwin, Michigan. Both enjoy traveling and have visited most of the United States, as well as parts of Canada and Mexico.   Arden  is  the  son  of  William Henry RUNYAN and Julia Alice POTTER.

1. Susan Paulette Runyan b. 11 Aug 1950
2. Dianne Elizabeth Runyan b. 23 Jly 1952
3. Michael Warren Runyan b.  5 Nov 1954

Elizabeth  Ann  Strickland,   daughter  of Virgil I. Boyd and Warren Jackson Strickland,  was  born  in  Longview, Texas on 14 October 1933.  She married Ralph Duane MILLER 19 Aug 1953.  He  was born 15 Dec 1930 in  North Platte, Nebraska.  His parents  were Ralph  Dallas MILLER and  Esther Martina SETTERGRAN.  Ralph  died  on 20 October 1986. Ralph and Betty owned  and  worked a ranch in Wellsfleet, Nebraska for nearly twenty-five years.  Ralph  also  worked for the Union Pacific Railroad in N. Platte. He  was  still employed as an engineer at the time of his death. Ralph was a graduate from the  University  of  Agriculture  at  Curtis,  Nebraska. Betty  grad-uated from Owosso High and attended college in California and Nebraska and is  presently working  for the N. Platte public school system.

Ralph  was  active in  the  Masonic Lodge Shrine,  VFW,  BLE, and both  Ralph and Betty  were active Amateur Radio Operators.  They were also active in politics.  Ralph was a
candidate for the U.S. Congress and for the Public Service Department  of  Nebraska. He was awarded the Nebraska Admiral Award  of  the  great  Navy  of  Nebraska  and honored by the governor,  Robert Kerry  one  month prior to his death.  They were  active  members of the First United Methodist Church in North Platte, Nebraska. Ralph died in 1986 and Betty died 14 December 1999.

1. Dolly Martina Miller b. 22 Mar 1955 McCook, NE
2. Patrick Warren Miller b. 17 Mar 1956 N. Platte, NE
3. Tina Marie Miller b. 19 Feb 1966 N. Platte, NE

Mancell Lee Boyd, Jr. son of Mancell L. Boyd and Wava HAMMOND was born  18  August 1937 at home in Brady township, Saginaw county,  Michigan.  He married first, Karen KRAWCZYK in 1961.  She was born 25 Feb 1942 in  Saginaw, Michigan. Mancell was a
State  Farm  Insurance  Agent  in Chesaning for twenty years. Mancell  and  Karen  were divorced in 1975. Mancell served in the  U.S.  Navy and had active service in 1956 1957 and 1958. He was  on  the  ship U.S.S. Salem of the Sixth Fleet and did his tour of duty  in the Mediterranian sea. Mancell and Karen had two children:

1. Stephanie Leigh Boyd  b. 16 June 1962
2. John Christopher Boyd  b.  3 July 1965

<>Mancell  married 2nd Mary McWILLIAMS ADAMS on 25 June 1982 in Hawaii. She had  children by a previous marriage.  Her parents were Eugene Bradford McWILLIAMS and Barbara Ellen VAN SICKLE. Mary  was  born 8 June 1947.  Mancell and Mary moved  to Jacksonville,  Florida  in  1984.   Mary wrote to me on 28 Sept 1989   "Hurricane Hugo  missed  us but another gulf storm flooded the city but we were high and dry". Mancell was
went o Puerto Rico as an insurance adjuster after the hurricane devastated the island.  He was there during thanksgiving 1989.  Mancell  also  went to  Florida after the ravages of Hurricane Andrew in 1992 to do insurance work.  1. Jennifer Jay Adams born 7 Mar 1970
2. Jeffery Dean Adams  born 30 Nov 1974. 

Richard Gary Boyd, son of Mancell L. Boyd and Wava HAMMOND, was born at home in Brady township, Saginaw County, Michigan 20 August 1942. He married Charlene Ann TATROE, 2 Sept 1961.  Charlene was born in Saginaw the daughter of Charles Frederick John TATROE and Agnes Sherra MARTIN.  They had five children.  Richard has worked  for the Buick Motor Division in Flint, Michigan for 27 years.   The last eleven as an instrument repairman.  Richard graduated from the  Chesaning High School and  attended  the University of Michigan where he studied English  history,  Latin and  Linguistics. They were divorced in 1982 and Richard married 2nd Jerri Lynn PELTZ,  10 Dec 1991,  daughter  of  Wallace  Emil  Peltz  and Phyllis Ann WENZEL. Wallace was the son of Emil Peltz who  was a Michigan State Legislator from 1944 to 1960. 
Rich retired in 1996 with 31 years of service.

1. Barbara June Boyd b.  2 Aug 1962  Saginaw, Mi
2. Richard Gary Boyd, Jr.   b. 16 Sept 1963  Saginaw, Mi
3. Brenda Jean Boyd b. 24 Mar 1968  Saginaw
4. Randy Gene Boyd  b.  9 Mar 1970  Saginaw, Mi
5. Raymond Geoffrey Boyd  b. 11 Sept 1975  Owosso, Mi

Darlene Kay Boyd,  daughter of Mancell L. Boyd and Wava HAMMOND,  was  born in  Saginaw,  Michigan 26 June 1944.  She married Ron George DELONG 4 Aug 1962. He was born 21 Feb 1941 in Wheeler, Michigan where they live at the present time.  Ron works  at  Michigan Sugar in Carrollton, Michigan. He was the son of Erv DELONG and Mabel DONNER.

1. Julie Lynn Delong b. 6 Feb  1963
2. Leisa Kay Delong  b. 26 July 1965
3. Billy Lee Delong   b.  9 July 1968  d. 13 July 1968
4. Michael Ron Delong b.  5 Aug 1984

Mary Sue Esther Boyd,   daughter  of Mancell L. Boyd and Wava HAMMOND,  was  born  31 Mar 1947  in  Saginaw,  Michigan.  She married  1st  Myron  Clifford  TUNNACLIFF. He was born 31 Dec 1941.  They had no children. She married 2nd Terry Lee DUMOND
20  June  1980  in  Shiawassee County,  Michigan.  Mary Sue graduated from the Ovid-Elsie school  district in 1966. Terry was born 8 December 1954.

1. Bobbi Kay Boyd  b.  1980

Donald Lester Boyd,  son of Mancell L. Boyd and Wava HAMMOND, was  born  11 Nov 1957  in  Owosso, Michigan.  He married Amy Elizabeth  LAWRENCE  on  13  August  1981.  She  was  born 21 December  1960  in  Grand Rapids, Michigan daughter of Edward Harlan  LAWRENCE  and  Martha Jane MARSHALL. Don and Amy have two daughters both born in Lansing, Michigan. Donald attended Ovid-Elsie schools and graduated in Chesaning.  Amy and Donald are divorced.

Debra Lynn Boyd, daughter of Mancell  L.  Boyd and Wava HAMMOND, was born in Owosso, Michigan 1 Mar 1959.  She married John Wayne KING. He was born 18 Mar 1956.  His  parents  were Robert Wilford KING  and  Henrietta HUDSON.  Debra obtained a
two year degree at Delta College in child developement  after graduating from Chesaning High School in 1977. She works as a teacher in the Head Start Program for Saginaw County. John is self employed. They have three children:

Mina Alvera Bates,   daughter of Alma E. Boyd and Theodore R. BATES, was born 16 August 1937. She married Orville Ward ADE. Orville worked at Buick Motor Division in Flint, Michigan for nearly 30 years, retiring in August 1980. Orville was born 27 August  1931 and  died  29 August  1987  in  Alma,  Michigan.  He  is  buried  in Elsie, Michigan at the Riverview Cemetery.  His parents were Harry C. ADE and Elizabeth ADE.  (her maiden
name was ADE)  James was adopted by Orville.

1. James Theodore Ade b. 30 May 1956 m. Marie B. CROSLEY STRUB b.  9 May 1954

Doris Loretta Bates, daughter of Alma E. Boyd and Theodore R. BATES, was born 17 August 1938. She married Ivan Lee WARDWELL He  was  born  6  October  1933. They lived in Arkansas for a number of years.  Ivan is a cement mason. Ivan's parents were Carl Eshmiel WARDWELL  and  Retha (CALHOUN) FORRESTER.  They now live in Elsie, Michigan. Alma Jane was adopted by Ivan.

1. Alma Jane Wardwell b. 30 May 1957
2. Lisa Marie Wardwell b. 29 Oct 1959

Maynard Dean Bates, son of Alma E. Boyd and Theodore R. BATES was born 8 September 1941.  He  married  Norma Jean ROY on 10 June 1961. She was born 7 June 1939,  daughter of Norman Adam ROY and Marjery Elaine FLANNER.  Maynard works at Buick Motor Division in Flint, Michigan as a machine operator.

1. Maynard Gilbert Bates b. 19 July 1963
2. Lloyd Dean Bates b.  9 Nov 1964
3. Jeffery Glen Bates  b.  5 June 1966
4. Norma Marie Bates  b.  2 June 1968
5. Edward Wayne Bates  b. 10 Aug 1971
6. Gloria Jean Bates b.  8 July 1973

Charlotte Louise Bates, daughter of Alma E. Boyd and Theodore R. BATES, was born 29 May 1943. She married 1st Ellis GARY Jr He was born in 1942. Charlotte and Ellis were divorced and he died  in  an  auto  accident  11 August 1963 along with their daughter Dawn. Charlotte  then  married  Ross  VAN HORN on 30 June 1962.  Ross was born 5 Feb 1938, son of Lynn Alanson VAN HORN  and Myrtle Laurette BURWELL.

Ross studied to be an electrician at Lansing College.  They moved to Missouri in 1973 for  bible  college  study.  Ross was a lay pastor in  Ooltewah,  Tennessee near Chattanooga.
In 1984  they moved to Coleman, Michigan  and at the  present time  live  near  New Lothrup, Michigan. Ross was in the U.S. Navy from 6 September 1957 to  6 September 1961.  Ross  is an electrician at Buick Motor Division in Flint, Michigan.  Ross and Charlotte had five children.

1. Dawn Marie Gary b. 25 Jan 1959  d. 11 Aug 1963
2. Karen Louise Van Horn b. 26 Apr 1964
3. Rochelle Ann Van Horn b. 16 Mar 1966
4. Sandra Kay Van Horn b. 13 July 1967
5. Brenda Sue Van Horn  b. 13 July 1967
6. Derrick Lynn Van Horn b. 26 Jan 1969

Sharon Rose Bates,  daughter  of Alma E. Boyd and Theodore R. BATES, was born 9 May 1947.  She  married  Gary James SERVISS on 28 Aug 1965. Gary was born 11 November 1943, son of George G. SERVISS  and  Margaret  BALINT.  Sharon  and Gary lived in
Elsie,  Michigan for a  time and then moved to Roscommon, Michigan in 1975. Gary works at the Roscommon School District an  at  the  Mill  in Higgins Lake. Sharon works with severly
mentally impaired children as an institutional teachers aide.  They had four children.

1. Gary Lee Serviss  b. 20 Jly 1966
2. Theodore George Serviss  b. 13 Feb 1968
3. Danyiel Rose Serviss  b. 14 Feb 1971
4. Debra Ann Serviss  b. 18 Oct 1975

Beverly Belle Boyd, daughter of Richard C. Boyd and Helen L. TRIBFELNER,  was born 17 August 1942.  She was born in Owosso but lived in  Flint  and  attended  school there. She married Allen DUDDLES.  They have lived in New York, Arizona, and Idaho where they live at the present  time.  Allen was born 10 July 1942. Allen's business, Gem  Communications, is based in Boise, Idaho. They have four children:

1. Debra Ann Duddles (adopted) b. 7 Jly 1968
2. Donna Lynn Duddles (adopted) b.  5 Feb 1971
3. Dianna Duddles b.  7 Dec 1973
4. Dena Marie Duddles  b. 17 Feb 1977

Richard Case Boyd, Jr.  son  of  Richard C. Boyd and Helen L. TRIBFELNER, was born 3 Nov 1946 in Owosso, Michigan.  Richard married Bari PITTS on 1 June 1968. Richard attended school in Flint, Michigan and studied to be a doctor.  He was in the U.S. Navy and stationed aboard the U.S.S. New Orleans  which picked up the astronauts when they came  back to earth and landed in the ocean.    Richard is located in Florence, South Carolina where he is medical director of magnetic resonance imaging at McLeod Regional Medical Center in Florence and heads a committee which is studying the possible installation of a Positron Emission Tomography (PET) at McLeod.   Bari is attending college in Florence and will have a business  administration  degree  with a major in accounting.  Richard and Bari adopted two children.

Richard died Thanksgiving day 1998 at age 52 in Casa Grande, Arizona of a massive heart attack--same as his father Richard 33 years previously at age 43.

1. Brian Boyd   (adopted)  b. 22 Nov 1977
2. Nicole Lynn Boyd  (adopted)   b. 29 Nov 1986

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