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Wilbur Russell Boyer

Wilbur Russell Boyer[1, 2, 3]

Male 1896 - 1985  (88 years)

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  • Photos
    W.R. Boyer and Elizabeth Carlin Boyer
    W.R. Boyer and Elizabeth Carlin Boyer
    At least one living or private individual is linked to this item - Details withheld.

    Documents
    Phila Inquirer re: Gwendoline Boyer fire
    Phila Inquirer re: Gwendoline Boyer fire
    Article appearing in the Philadelphia Inquirer 11 Feb, 1897 describing the terrible fire in which Gwendoline was killed.
    Boyer house fire article
    Boyer house fire article
    pdf version of Article appearing in the Philadelphia Inquirer 11 Feb, 1897 describing the terrible fire in which Gwendoline was killed.
    1900 Census George W. Boyer Family
    1900 Census George W. Boyer Family
    Tabor Road, Philadelphia, PA. George W. Boyer, head b. Feb. 1855 age 45 'gardener helper(?)'; Mabel G., daughter, b. Oct. 1889 age 10; George W., son b. June 1892 age 7(?); Wilbur R, son, b. Dec. 1896 age 3; Mary Whiteheart(?), H. Keeper, b. Aug, 1851.
    1920 Census - Boyer
    1920 Census - Boyer
    Enumerated 2 January, 1920

    W.R. Boyer family:
    5401 Front Street, Philadelphia, PA

    William R. Boyer, head, rented house, age 22, reads, writes, born PA, father born PA, mother born New Jersey, supervisor, Penna RR Co.
    Elizabeth M., wife, age 20, reads, writes, born PA, parents born PA.
    Evelyn, daughter, age 1, born PA.
    Heatherlin, Mary C, aunt, age 59, reads, writes, born in PA, father born Canada (English), mother born PA.

    George W. Boyer family
    5337 Front St.
    George W., head, owner, age 72,reads, writes, born PA, parents born PA, night watchman, Water Bureau.
    Mary A., wife, age 69, reads, writes, born NJ, father born NJ, mother born PA.

    Wilbur R. Boyer Draft Registration Card
    Wilbur R. Boyer Draft Registration Card
    1942 (page 1 orf 2)
    Wilbur R. Boyer Draft Registration Card
    Wilbur R. Boyer Draft Registration Card
    1942 (page 2 of 2)
    1916 Marriage certificate: Boyer - Carlin
    1916 Marriage certificate: Boyer - Carlin
    Marriage certificate of Wilbur Russell Boyer, Sr. and Elizabeth Mary Carlin, 24 October 1916, Cecil County, Elkton, MD

    Headstones
    Wilbur Boyer headstone detail
    Wilbur Boyer headstone detail
    Wilbur Boyer headstone detail. Cold Spring Presbyterian Cemetery, Cape May, NJ

  • Name Wilbur Russell Boyer  [4, 5, 6
    Born 7 Dec 1896  Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [6, 7, 8
    Gender Male 
    Lived in 1920  Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    5401 N. Front Street 
    Occupation 1920  [6
    supervisor, Pennsylvania Railroad 
    Military Service 27 Apr 1942  Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    United States Draft registration card - age 45 
    Religion Olney, PA Find all individuals with events at this location  [9
    member of St. Alban's Episcopal Church 
    Died 30 Jun 1985  Ft. Myers, FL Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried Cold Spring Harbor Cemetery, (next to a Presbyterian church), Cape May, NJ Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I82  Main
    Last Modified 14 May 2016 

    Father George Washington Boyer,   b. Feb 1848, Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Jan 1926, Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 77 years) 
    Mother Gwendolen Alice Reese,   b. 1859-1860, Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 Feb 1897, Olney, Philadelphia, PA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 37 years) 
    Married 11 Apr 1887  Philadelphia, PA Find all individuals with events at this location  [10
    Notes 
    Married:
    • From the marriage record p.280 : Married Monday April 11, 1887 at 455 N. 7th St. George Washington Boyer age 37, residence Olney, Phila. Parents Jacob & Margaret Boyer. Gwendolen Alice Reese age 29, residence 457 Marshall St.. Parents Thomas & Gwendolen Reese. Signature of Clergyman: R. Boroden Shepherd (no witnesses shown in register) [11]
    Documents
    Boyer - Reese Marriage
    Boyer - Reese Marriage
    Family ID F64  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Elizabeth Mary Carlin,   b. 22 Oct 1899, Frankford section, Philadelphia, PA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 Dec 1977, Cape May, NJ Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 78 years) 
    Married 24 Oct 1916  Elkton, MD Find all individuals with events at this location  [12
    Children 
    +1. Evelyn Elizabeth Boyer,   b. 6 Apr 1918, Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Dec 2007, Ft. Myers, FL Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 89 years)
    +2. Wilbur Russell Boyer, "Bill",   b. 27 Dec 1923, 5401 N. Front St. Phila PA (Home) Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 Aug 2011, Naples, FL Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 87 years)
    Photos
    Wilbur and Elizabeth Boyer
    Wilbur and Elizabeth Boyer
    Headstones
    Wilbur and Elizabeth M. Boyer Headstone
    Wilbur and Elizabeth M. Boyer Headstone
    Wilbur and Elizabeth M. Boyer Headstone. Cold Spring Presbyterian Cemetery, Cape May, Cape May, NJ, United States of America
    Last Modified 13 Mar 2007 
    Family ID F54  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 7 Dec 1896 - Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 24 Oct 1916 - Elkton, MD Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsLived in - 5401 N. Front Street - 1920 - Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMilitary Service - United States Draft registration card - age 45 - 27 Apr 1942 - Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - member of St. Alban's Episcopal Church - - Olney, PA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 30 Jun 1985 - Ft. Myers, FL Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Cold Spring Harbor Cemetery, (next to a Presbyterian church), Cape May, NJ Link to Google Earth
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  • Notes 
    • W.R. Boyer Jr. notes:

      At about age 22 was acidentally shot in the face by a co-worker at the Reading Railroad terminal in Logan, Philadelphia.  He recovered.  Apparently it was a policy to keep a gun in the drawer of one of the desks in the office, the co-worker pulled it out and was asking what it was, when it acidentally went off.

      Notes from his draft registration card dated 27 April, 1942. Resides at 5404 Front Street, Philadelphia, PA, Age 45, born Dec 7, 1896. Contact: Elizabeth Mary Boyer. Employer: B&O Railroad, Baltimore, MD. Occupation: Agent, Darby, Delaware County, PA. Physical: 5'10", 200lbs, White, grey hair, brown eyes, tatoo on left arm, wears glasses. [13]

  • Sources 
    1. [S2] JSH Feb 13 2003 gedcom, John S. Howell, Jr.

    2. [S8] WR Boyer, 29 Nov 2005 "shot in the face at age 22" - telephone conv with JSHJR. (Reliability: 0).

    3. [SAuth] John Spencer Howell, Jr., John Spencer Howell, Jr., (http://www.jhowell.com/ jhowell@jhowell.com).

    4. [S8] WR Boyer.

    5. [S563] Wendy HINSDALE Smythe.

    6. [S826] 1920 US Census, Enumeration district 1549, Ward 42, Age 22, living on Front St., Supervisor Pennsylvania Railroad. Name William is incorrect. (Reliability: 0).

    7. [S864] 1900 U.S. Census, 1896 (Reliability: 0).

    8. [S693] Gravestone Photo, b. 1896 (Reliability: 0).

    9. [S8] WR Boyer, 6 Sep 2003 (Reliability: 0).

    10. [S1598] Marriage License Index 1885 - 1916, Orphan's Court - Philadelphia, Reese Gwendolen A (Boyer) Year 1887 F License #10233 (Reliability: 0).

    11. [S1649] Philadelphia Marriage Records, (online: http://sharing.ancestry.com/1925332?h=9faf23&e=d2VuZG94eUBhdHQubmV0), p. 280 (Reliability: 0).
      From the marriage record p.280 : Married Monday April 11, 1887 at 455 N. 7th St. George Washington Boyer age 37, residence Olney, Phila. Parents Jacob & Margaret Boyer. Gwendolen Alice Reese age 29, residence 457 Marshall St.. Parents Thomas & Gwendolen Reese. Signature of Clergyman: R. Boroden Shepherd (no witnesses shown in register)

    12. [S686] Boyer - Carlin Marriage Certificate, George P. Jones, Clerk of Circuit Court (Reliability: 4).

    13. [S1373] Draft Registration Card, WR Boyer 1942 (Reliability: 0).