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Martha Gertrude Harriman Boynton
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Birth: Dec. 22, 1868
Holderness
Grafton County
New Hampshire, USA
Death: Oct. 10, 1918
New Hampton
Belknap County
New Hampshire, USA

Martha Gertrude Harriman is the daughter of Arthur and Abigail (Marden) Harriman.

Mrs. Joe Boynton, well known in this place, died at the Boynton farm Wednesday morning from pneumonia. >The Ashland Citizen, October 5, 1918.

Once more an alarm has been sounded by the spirit messenger from the great undiscovered country, and Mrs. Martha Gertrude Boynton has answered the call.

Tho' time sees many fall in the battle of life, yet at each occurrence our hearts are filled with sorrow and our heads bowed with grief, so great is the mystery of death.

Martha Gertrude Harriman was born December 22, 1868 and married Joseph W. Boynton July 13, 1886. Funeral services were held at her late home in New Hampton Friday, October 11, Rev. Mr. Manter officiating. The floral offerings were many and beautiful, including a pillow with the word "Wife," from her husband; pillow, "Mother" from the children; spray of pinks, father and mother; wreath of roses and violets, W.B. Brown and Miss Ada Flanders; a mound, Miss Ada Huckins, Mrs. Leon Rogers, Miss Clara Murdock, Miss Edna Peaslee, Miss Dorothy Darling, Mr. John Gadd, Mr. and Mrs. Harold Eastman, Mr. and Mrs. Alva Huckins; spray of pinks, Mr. and Mrs Henry Avery and Otto Willoughby; violets, Mr. and Mrs. Fred Avery and family; spray red roses, Mr. and Mrs. B.B. Salkins and family; bouquet, Mr. and Mrs Frank Barker; wreath, Mr. and Mrs. N.B. Boynton; violets, Mr. and Mrs. Asa Robinson and family; sickle, Squam Lake Grange; bouquet, Mr. and Mrs. O.H. Amsden; wreath, Mr. and Mrs. George E. Bourgeois of Newport and Mr. and Mrs. William H. Palmer of Berlin. >The Ashland Citizen, October 26, 1918.


Martha died during the great influenza epidemic. Her children include Abbie (Tucker), Bertha G., Josie (Lamond), Joseph Christopher, Robert P., and Nathaniel B. Abbie & Fred Tucker are buried in Homeland Cemetery, Bristol; the others are in Green Grove Cemetery, Ashland. >David Boynton.

I e-mailed her grandson, David Harry Boynton, a copy of Martha's obituary. Following is his reply:

I have a very faded clippping from the (original) paper. Must have been saved by Bertha, and later by my father. In 1918 only Abbie was married. Bertha never married, Josie did not marry until several years later; Joseph C., Robert and Nathaniel were still at home. I assume that the floral pillow to "Mother" was from all of the children.

Oldest son, Joseph C. was home on leave from the Army when his Mother contracted the influenza; for years, he believed that he had brought the illness home, as whatever base he was stationed at had been hard hit.

During her illness, Grandmother was cared for by a private duty nurse named Beryle ___; who became a part of the family...a reason why there are grandchildren named Nesia Beryle; Roberta Beryle and Beryle Ann. >D.B.
 
 
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 Spouse:
  Joseph W Boynton (1861 - 1938)*
 
 Children:
  Abbie Jane Boynton Tucker (1889 - 1944)*
  Bertha Gale Boynton (1891 - 1958)*
  Josie Winifred Boynton Lamond (1894 - 1980)*
  Joseph Christopher Boynton (1899 - 1973)*
  Robert Phinney Boynton (1901 - 1989)*
  Nathaniel B Boynton (1904 - 1988)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Inscription:
Martha G. Boynton His Wife | 1868-1918

 
Burial:
Green Grove Cemetery
Ashland
Grafton County
New Hampshire, USA
 
Created by: BL Hughes
Record added: Jun 19, 2008
Find A Grave Memorial# 27679462
Martha Gertrude <i>Harriman</i> Boynton
Added by: BL Hughes
 
Martha Gertrude <i>Harriman</i> Boynton
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Martha Gertrude <i>Harriman</i> Boynton
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