|Birth: ||Jul. 20, 1883|
North Carolina, USA
|Death: ||Jan. 29, 1961|
District of Columbia
District Of Columbia, USA
Dr. Benjamin Day Boyd, the son of William A. and Mary Boyd. attended Washington public schools graduating from the Old M. St. High School.
In 1907, he finished his studies at the Howard University School of Dentistry and opened his first practice in Washington, DC until he was called to military service in 1916 [Mexican Border] and 1917 [World War I]. In October 1918, he was seriously wounded by machine gun fire while serving in the Lorraine, France and was subsequently retired from the army for physical disability.
About 1923 the retired lieutenant was appointed dental officer at the Veterans Administration Hospital at Tuskegee, Alabama, where he served until his retirement as the institution's Chief Dental Officer in 1942. Returning home to Washington he resumed his duties as a member of the Howard University Dental Faculty, and served there until his final retirement in 1951.
He was preceded in death by his first wife, Sadie, daughter of Hersey K. and Mertis (Carter) Freeman of Washington D.C. in 1948. His second wife, Mrs. Tallulah (Carey) Boyd, a brother John L. Boyd and several nieces and nephews survived him.
Dr. Boyd was active as a member of many community groups, among them: the Berean Baptist Church, James E. Walker Post No.26, the American Legion, the Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, the Robert T. Freeman Dental Society, the Pigskin Club, the Disabled American Veterans and the Disabled Officers Association.
Sadie P Freeman Boyd (1889 - 1948)
Tallulah Carey Boyd (1903 - 1981)
Note: AR United States Army
Arlington National Cemetery
Plot: Sec: 8, Site: 5370
Maintained by: Magokoro
Originally Created by: John C. Anderson
Record added: Mar 05, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 49127073