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Ernest B Boynton
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Birth: Dec. 7, 1882
Georgia, USA
Death: Mar. 29, 1952
Sunny Side
Spalding County
Georgia, USA

April 1952

Tom Gay, 86 year old father of Harper Gay, was freed of murder charges in a commitment hearing held at the Spalding County Courthouse today.

Gay and his son have been held in the county jail since March 31 in connection with the slaying of Ernest B. Boynton, a 70-year old neighbor in Sunny Side.

Murder warrants were taken for both men following the slaying and they were held in the jail.

Mrs. Ira Greer, justice of the peace of Experiment District, presided at the hearing today and told the 86-year-old man that he was "free and could go where he pleases" at the end of the hearing.

Solicitor General Jack Flynt told the court that there was no evidence connecting the elderly man with the slaying and he had been told shortly after hewas imprisoned that he would be freed. A commitment trial was necessary to rid the man of the murder charges, Flynt said.

Since the two men were arrested, the son, Harper Gay, has confessed to the murder, sheriff's
Family links: 
  Caro May Jones Boynton (1880 - 1920)
  Annie Ethel Boynton Bussey (1908 - 2003)*
  Ernest Benton Boynton (1910 - 1989)*
  James Boynton (1912 - 1965)*
*Calculated relationship
Wimbish Family
Spalding County
Georgia, USA
Created by: Rebekah Duncan Young
Record added: Nov 21, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 61987486

First wife is Clara M Boynton b. abt 1880 in Georgia, she presumably died before 1930 based on Census records. Ethel Jones appears to be his second wife.
- Logan Brock Smith
 Added: Jun. 24, 2015

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