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Orrilla Graves Boydston
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Birth: Sep. 13, 1869
McDonough County
Illinois, USA
Death: Feb. 6, 1950
San Leandro
Alameda County
California, USA

Oakland Tribune
Oakland, California
February 8, 1950


ALAMEDA, Feb. 8 - Funeral services will be held tomorrow for Miss Orrilla G. Boydston, 80, member of a pioneer Alameda County family and a veteran Oakland nurse, who died yesterday at a local hospital after an illness of two years.

Miss Boydston, who lived at 220-C Cypress Street, was the daughter of the late Ulysses A. Boydston, who in 1876 came to Pleasanton from Illinois.

In 1902 Miss Boydston was graduated as a nurse from the old Cooper Medical College (now Stanford Lane Hospital) in San Francisco. She was night superintendent at the old St. Anthony's Hospital (now Jackson Lake Hospital) here for 10 years.

Miss Boydston cared for the wife of President McKinley when she was stricken in San Francisco at the turn of the century.

Miss Boydston was resident of Oakland for 30 years. She was a member of the Alumnae of Stanford Lane.

Survivors include three brothers, William, Alameda; Erwin, Alamo and Charles, Burbank; three nephews, six nieces, 16 grand-nieces and nephews and one great grandniece.

Services will be at 10 a.m. tomorrow at Truman's Mortuary Telegraph Avenue and 30th Street.


Oakland Tribune
Oakland, California
February 8, 1950

BOYDSTON - In San Leandro, February 7, 1950, Orrilla G. Boydston, loving sister of William L. Boydston, Erwin J. Boydston, Charles H. Boydston of Burbank: aunt of Mrs. Dorothy C. Phillips. Mrs. Margaret Smith of Bakersfield, Mrs. Elizabeth Lee and Mrs. Marjorie Adamson; a native of Illinois; age 80 years. A member of the alumnus of Stanford Lane.

Friends are invited to attend services Thursday, February 9, 1950, at 10 o'clock a.m. at Truman‘s Chapel, Telegraph Avenue at 30th Street, Oakland.

Family links: 
  Ulysses Ambler Boydston (1841 - 1916)
  Margaret Elizabeth Graves Boydston (1846 - 1916)
  Orpha "May" Boydston (1867 - 1909)*
  Orrilla Graves Boydston (1869 - 1950)
  William Leroy Boydston (1873 - 1957)*
  Erwin Jay Boydston (1875 - 1957)*
  Harriet Margaret Boydston Bonnickson (1883 - 1925)*
  Charles "Homer" Boydston (1887 - 1971)*
*Calculated relationship
Cremated, Location of ashes is unknown.
Created by: Old History Buff
Record added: Dec 08, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 45243497

a Graves descendant
- Melva "Jo" Wright
 Added: Sep. 14, 2013

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