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Obituary of James Boyd... From the LaGrange Standard Sept 12, 1889 James Boyd was born in Somerset county, Pa., May 17, 1801 and died September 1, 1889, aged 88 years 3 mos and 14 days. He was married to Miss Catherine Engle, March 13, 1831, and soon after moved to Tucarawas county, Ohio, where they lived a few years and then came to Indiana, and after living in Noble County several years, came to Clay in 1854. From that time until his death he was well known by the name of U-- James Boyd. James & Catherine Boyd were parents of eighteen children, fourteen of them are alive and have families. Father Boyd was a hard working industrious man, and for truth and honesty none surpassed him, although a poor man the needy always found shelter beneath his roof, and a beggar was never thrust away from his door. He was a member of the German Baptist church for many years and lived in accordance with their doctrine. For nearly three years he was deprived of his reaon and was almost a child again. But during the sad years of his declining life he was kindly cared for by his children and friends. The funeral services were conducted by Rev. Peter Long and Benjamin Davis at the Bethel Church, with Revs. W. Schrock and Croom present, and his remains laid to rest with his wife and many relatives. Father Boyd, farewell until thee and thy kindred awake and come forth in the likeness of the son of Man. Those who helped so kindly care for Father Boyd during his illness have the best wishes of his chidren. Thanks to Mother Latta and R. Eaton for the beautiful wreath placed upon the old man's breast. Eston's obituary appears in the LaGrange Standard, Thursday, Nov. 9, 1899: ESTON BOYD Eston Boyd was born Dec. 9, 1832; died Nov. 2, 1899, making his age 67 years, 10 months and 28 days. In the year 1856 he was united in marriage to Sarah Frisbey. To them were born three children, one boy and two girls. The boy and one girl passed away some time ago; also his wife Sarah died in the year 1866. August 19, 1866, he was united in marriage to Anna Gindlesparger. To this union were born nine children, three boys and six girls. Two died in infancy and seven remain to mourn the loss of a kind and loving father. After thirteen years of loving companionship his wife Anna departed this life. In the year 1873 he removed from Michigan to LaGrange county. In 1879 he was united in marriage to Magdelane Maybee. Unto them was born one son, who together with the mother survive him, making in all a wife and nine children to mourn their loss, also nine brothers and four sisters survive him. In the year 1888 he became a member of the M. E. church of Ontario, and remained a faithful member up to the time of his death. LaGrange, Ind.; Ruth BOYD, 79, 702 Maple St., died Feb. 19, 1990, at the LaGrange Hospital. She was born March 17, 1910, in Angola, a daughter of Ralph and Eva Belle (KRUDER) TERRY. On April 15, 1927, she married Carlton BOYD, in Cass County, Mich. He died Sept. 9, 1982. She was a homemaker and a member of the First United Methodist Church. Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Robert (Ardith) PAULUS, LaGrange, and Mrs. David (Ann) HUSTON, Mendon, Mich.; one son, Terry BOYD, Mountain Home, Ark.;14 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; and one sister, Mrs. Charles (Mary Jane) GRIFFITH, LaGrange. She was preceded in death by one son, Arden, in 1983. Relatives and friends may call from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. today at the Carney-Frost Funeral Home, LaGrange, where services are at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday. The Rev. Eugene Sommers will officiate. Burial will be in Greenwood Cemetery, LaGrange. Kalamazoo; Rose BOYD, 100, 2575 N. Drake Road, died March 2, 1996, at the Kalamazoo Total Living Center. She was born Feb. 28, 1896, in LaGrange County, Ind., a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Chauncey BOYD. She had worked as a cook many years at the Kalamazoo YMCA. She had lived during her early years in LaGrange County and later in Kalamazoo, Colon and Leonidas. Surviving are several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents and several brothers and sisters. There will be no visitation or services. Private burial of the cremains will be at a later date. Arrangements were handled by the Schipper Funeral Home, Colon. Memorials may be directed to the charity of one's choice. Envelopes are available at the funeral home COLDWATER Elizabeth V. Schultz, 84, died Monday, Sept. 27, 1999 at Maple Lawn Medical Facility in Coldwater. Mrs. Schultz was born July 3, 1915 in Ontario, Ind. to William A. and Clara Bell (Chappell) Boyd. She worked at Hillsdale Manufacturing for seven years and Shaw Shoe Factory for 25 years, retiring in 1979. She worked as a foster grandparent at the Girard School since 1987. Mrs. Schultz came to Coldwater in 1933 from Indiana. She was a member of the Reyborn Memorial Seventh-Day Adventist Church. On Aug. 7, 1954, she married Harley Schultz. He preceded her in death in 1972. Also preceding her in death were five sisters and four brothers. Survivors include a brother William Boyd Jr. of LaGrange, Ind.; and sisters Lillie May Grate of Garrett, Ind., Edna Miller of Coldwater and Retha Pike of Quincy. Visitation will be held Wednesday, Sept. 29, 1999 from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. and form 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Dutcher Funeral Home of Coldwater. A graveside service will be held Thursday, Sept. 30, 1999 at 11 a.m. at Oak Grove Cemetery, north. Officiating will be Pastor Oscar Montes of Reyborn Memorial Church. Memorials may be given to the Foster Grandparents Program. LaGrange, Ind.; James E. BOYD, 82, 787 N. Detroit St., died Dec. 6, 1995, at Miller's Merry Manor Nursing Home. He was born Dec. 18, 1912, in LaGrange County, a son of William and Clara Belle (CHAPPLE) BOYD. He was employed as a general laborer. Surviving are one son, David BOYD, Columbus, Ohio; one brother, William BOYD, LaGrange; and six sisters, Mrs. Ona GRANSKOG, Sturgis, Mrs. Lillie GRATE, Garrett, Mrs. Elizabeth SCHULTZ and Mrs. Edna MILLER, both of Coldwater, Mrs. Mary WALLACE, LaGrange, and Mrs. Retha PIKE. He was preceded in death by three brothers and two sisters. Services were at 11 a.m. today at the Carney-Frost Funeral Home, LaGrange, with the Rev. Dean Adkins officiating. Burial was in Ontario Cemetery, Howe Donald "Pop" MERIFIELD BOYD, 89, formerly of Bloomington, of Franklin United Methodist Home, where he had resided the last two years, died Wednesday, March 3, 1993, in Johnson Memorial Hospital. He was born in LaGrange December 19, 1903, the son of Freeman and Jessie (MERIFIELD) BOYD. Reverend BOYD was a 1924 graduate of LaGrange High School, a 1928 graduate of Evansville College, and did his theological work at the former Indiana Central College and Christian Theological Seminary in Indianapolis. He was a minister in the Southern Indiana Methodist Conference for 63 years. He retired from the Mooresville United Methodist Church in 1973, he served as visiting minister at First United Methodist Church in Bloomington for 18 years before coming to Franklin United Methodist Church in 1991. Reverend BOYD was conference director of youth for many years and earned him the title "Pop" to all the conference. He was a 50 year member of Masonic Lodge and Past Patron of Eastern Star in Liberty. He was active in Boy Scouts work in which he received the Silver Beaver Award. He also was a member of Scottish Rite Valley of Indianapolis, and Bloomington Lions Club. He was married in Indianapolis August 18, 1931, to Gladys Mae MITCHEL, who survives. Also surviving are a son, Donald L. of Troy, Mich.; a sister, Ruby GARLETS of Mongo; a brother, Robin O. of Indianapolis; four grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. A daughter, Ilene CHASTAIN, and a brother, Carleton, preceded him in death. Funeral services will be held Saturday at 10:30 a.m. in Wright Memorial Chapel at Franklin United Methodist Home with Dr. W. Ted Murphy and the Rev. Grester Kemp officiating. Calling hours will be held Friday from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. in Memory Room of Franklin United Methodist Home. A graveside service will be held Saturday afternoon at 3 p.m. in Maple Grove Cemetery in Brookville. Vandivier-Tudor Funeral Home in Franklin is in charge of arrangements. Preferred memorials are to Special Care Unit, Franklin United Methodist Home, 1070 W. Jefferson St. Franklin, Ind. 46131 LaGrange; Clyde BOYD, 55, formerly of LaGrange, died Sunday night, April 15, in Medic Nursing Home in Columbus, Ohio. He was born Nov. 21, 1917, in LaGrange, a son of William and Clarabelle (CHAPEL) BOYD. He was never married. Surviving are seven sisters, Mrs. Mary WALLACE of Howe; Mrs. Elmer (Lillie) LEHNER, Garrett; Mrs. Walter (Ona) GRANSKOG, Sturgis; Mrs. Edna MILLER, Mrs. Roy (Retha) BIRCH and Mrs. Elizabeth SCHULTZ, all of Coldwater, Mich., and Mrs. Sonny (Helen) CLARK of Kinderhook, Mich.; and three brothers, James and William of LaGrange and Robert of New Castle, Ind. Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday in the Carney Funeral Home in LaGrange, with burial in Ontario Cemetery. Friends will be received at the funeral home after 2 p.m. Tuesday
ANNA FAIR GAGE (1871-1958) Mrs. Anna Gage Dies Friday After Extended Illness Mrs. Anna Gage, lifelong resident of LaGrange and nearby community, passed away at the age of 87 years at the LaGrange County Hospital on Friday afternoon of last week. She had been a patient there since May 9, when she fell and broke her hip. Funeral services were held Sunday afternoon at two o'clock at the LaGrange Methodist Church and burial occurred in Greenwood Cemetery. Rev. Marion O. King officiated. Caton and Frurip Funeral Home was in charge. Survivors include one son Fred Gage of near LaGrange and three daughters, Mrs. Arney Palmer of Detroit and Mrs. Harold R. Funk and Mrs. Lester Norris of LaGrange; nine grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren. Her husband, Grant Gage, passed away in 1934, and she had resided in the Funk home since that time. Mrs. Gage was born May 4, 1871, the daughter of Noah and Ellen Group Fair. Of a retiring nature, she had devoted her entire life to serving her family and friends. McBETH, Varley T. - 79, resident of Pleasant Hill for 45 yrs, passed away on Tues. 1/21/03. He was a graduate of UC Berkeley and served in the US Marine Corp during WWII. Writer and avid reader, he worked as Mgr. of Co-op Credit Union for many years. Survived by three children. Chris McBeth of Pleasant Hill. Rindy Allen, of Walnut Creek, and Alison McBeth Bouton of Vacaville. Also sister Chrys McBeth Summa and brother Mel McBeth; five grandchildren & six nieces & nephews. Services to celebrate his life: Sat. 2/1/03, 10am at Oakmont Memorial Park, 2099 Reliez Valley Rd., Lafayette (925) 935-3311. In lieu of lowers the family requests donations to the American Lung Assoc., 105 Astrid Dr. Pleasant Hill, CA 94523. OBITUARY OF HOMER BOYD: Boyd Homer, about 71, a lifelong resident of the Wawaka community, died at his home northeast of Wawaka at 1:15 a.m. March 23, 1951. He was a retired farmer, born in LaGrange County Jan. 28, 1880, the son of Ed and Jane McBeth Boyd. Nov. 27, 1902 he was married to Nellie Frick east of Cosperville. He was a member of the Cosperville Baptist Church. Surviving are the wife; two sons, Claude of Gary, and Kenneth, Wawaka; four daughters, Mrs. George Bearss of Rochester, Mrs. Richard Long of Goshen, Mrs. Joseph Eberly of Kendallville, and Mrs. Fred Ott of Ligonier; 18 grandchildren and one great-grandchild. Funeral was at Cosperville Church Sunday. Burial, Cosperville Cemetery. James V. Boyd James V. Boyd, son of Eston and Sarah Boyd, died at his aunt's, Mrs. Delilah Frick, near Wawaka, on the 21st of March, aged 33 years, 6 months and 9 days. He was born in Clay township, and when a small boy, had a spell of sickness that resulted in a deformed spine or rickets, which disabled him for manual labor, but he was of a disposition to help himself and not dependent upon the charities of others. Jimmie was an honest, upright boy, respected by all who knew him and for three years was a faithful member of the GERMAN Baptist church. His remains were brought to the Saylor grave yard for interment and the services conducted at Bethel by Revs. Leer and Bollinger, and he sleeps with his kindred. [one of Peter and Addie (Fish) Boyd's grandchildren] Lawrence Raymond (John) Boyd, son of Jesse F. and Flora M. (Mock), was born August 25, 1921, at Silver Creek, Nebraska. He moved to Brandon, Colorado with his family in 1927, attending schools in Brandon and Chivington, Colorado. Later moved to Florence and Wetmore, Colorado until he moved to Eads because of his failing health. He served in the Armed Forces, in the occupation division in Japan at the end of World War II. He was skilled in carpentry and built many houses in the Canon City and Pueblo areas. His death came on July 19, 1999 at the Weisbrod Hospital in Eads, Colorado after a long illness of lung disease. Preceding him in death were his father, mother, wife (Edna), and one brother, Lowell and wife Nora. Surviving are his three sisters, Marjorie (Jim) Grett of Olathe, Colorado, Audrey Mason of Dana Port, California, Lorene Richardson of Eads, Colorado. Four step children, Nancy Lloyd and family, Claudia (Gary) Ross and daughter Julia, Jeri (Frances) Harshbarger and family, Paula Harshbarger from Denver. A host of nieces and nephews. At the request of John, there were no public funeral services. Arrangements were handled by Brown Funeral Home in Eads. OBITUARY MARSHALL BOYD" Boyd Marshall L, son of Harrison and Emily Boyd, was born in Elkhart Twp on Dec. 26, 1867 and passed away at his home on April 13, 1944, being past 76 years of age. There were eight children in the family, all of whom with the parents have passed on, except one brother, Frank, who lives at Union, Montana. He was married to Mary Squires in 1897. Surviving are his wife; two daughters, Mrs. W. J. Burkhart of Rochester, N.Y., and Mrs. Glen Peterson of South Bend; two grandsons, Glen Jr. Peterson of South Bend, and Eugene Peterson, now serving his country in New Guinea. Many years ago he joined the Baptist Church at Cosperville where services were held April 16. Burial, Cosperville Cemetery Granddaughter of Harrison and Emily Landis Boyd Mongo, Ind.; Ruby GARLETS, 89, P.O. Box 25, died May 5, 1995, at the LaGrange Hospital. She was born Sept. 1, 1905, in LaGrange County, a daughter of Freeman and Jessie (MERRIFIELD) BOYD. On Aug. 12, 1928, she married Harry GARLETS, in Patoka. He died Feb. 26, 1969. She was a homemaker and a former school teacher in LaGrange County. She had lived most of her life in LaGrange County except for a few years when she lived in Wisconsin and South Bend. She had attended Depauw University, Greencastle. She was a member of the Mongo United Methodist Church, the United Methodist Women's Society, the War Mothers and the LaGrange American Legion Auxiliary Post 215. Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Norman (Emma) PAGELS, Sturgis, Mrs. Richard (Shirley) LINT, Elkhart, and Janice GARLETS, Mongo; four sons, Allan GARLETS, Mongo, Gilbert GARLETS, Baltimore, MD., Donovon GARLETS, South San Francisco, Calif., and Jerrold GARLETS, Chicago, Ill.; 10 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; and one brother, Robin BOYD, Indianapolis. She was preceded in death by her parents; one grandson, Dennis PAGELS, in 1987; and two brothers, Rev. Donald BOYD and Carlton BOYD. Relatives and friends may call from 2-5 and 7-9 p.m. today at the Frurip-May Funeral Home, LaGrange, where services are at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday (all Ind. times). The Rev. James Bartlett and Carldean Merrifield will officiate. Burial will be in Brighton Cemetery, Howe. Great grandson of Harrison Boyd and Emily Landis Grandfather was Freeman Boyd Grandmother Jesse Merriweather Boyd. Fort Wayne, Ind.; Allan B. GARLETS, 66, of Fort Wayne, Ind., and formerly of Mongo, Ind., died Jan. 28, 1999 at his home. He was born Jan. 8, 1933, a son of Harry L. and Ruby (BOYD) GARLETS. Most of his life was spent in the Mongo area until he moved to Fort Wayne in 1996. He was a former school teacher and retired from Sealed Power Corp of LaGrange. A member of the Mongo Methodist Church, he also was an avid bowler and was a former member of the Sturgis Bowling League in Sturgis, Mich. Surviving are 3 sisters, Mrs. Norman (Emma) PAGELS of Sturgis, Mrs. Richard (Shirley) LINT of Elkhart, and Janice GARLETS of LaGrange; and 3 brothers, Gilbert GARLETS of Baltimore, Md., Donovan GARLETS of San Francisco, Calif.; and Jerrold GARLETS of Chicago. Visitation is from 2-6 p.m. Sunday at the Frurip-May Funeral Home of LaGrange, where services are at 10 a.m. Monday with the Rev. James Barlett officiating. Burial will be in Brighton Cemetery, Brighton, Ind. Memorials may be directed to the Mongo Methodist Church. OBITUARY OF HOMER BOYD: Boyd Homer, about 71, a lifelong resident of the Wawaka community, died at his home northeast of Wawaka at 1:15 a.m. March 23, 1951. He was a retired farmer, born in LaGrange County Jan. 28, 1880, the son of Ed and Jane McBeth Boyd. Nov. 27, 1902 he was married to Nellie Frick east of Cosperville. He was a member of the Cosperville Baptist Church. Surviving are the wife; two sons, Claude of Gary, and Kenneth, Wawaka; four daughters, Mrs. George Bearss of Rochester, Mrs. Richard Long of Goshen, Mrs. Joseph Eberly of Kendallville, and Mrs. Fred Ott of Ligonier; 18 grandchildren and one great-grandchild. Funeral was at Cosperville Church Sunday. Burial, Cosperville Cemetery. Boyd Bernard H, 34, of Gary, formerly of Cosperville son of Mr. and Mrs. Homer Boyd of Cosperville, crashed on a farm near Lapaz when he tried to make a forced landing with his plane in the dense fog. He died at a hospital three hours later. Surviving are the widow, Thelma; a small son, Dickie; his parents; three sisters, Mrs. Beatrice Eberly near Kendallville, Mrs. Lucille Long, Goshen, and Mrs. Marceda Bears, Rochester; and two brothers, Kenneth Wawaka, and Claude, Gary, with whom he was engaged in business. + 1-?-1949