|Birth: ||Aug., 1847, Scotland|
Jean Cuthbert and George Boyd were married in Scotland in 1868. They had a son, John, that was born in 1869 and that year they came to America. They lived in Milwaukee and had a family of one son and 4 daughters. The scarlet fever epidemic in Milwaukee struck their family and all four of their children at that time had scarlet fever. Two of their daughters (Mary and Mabel) did not survive. Their son, John, had it, but did manage to survive but did not get to be an old person. Their daughter, Hypatia, had it and became deaf as a result of it. Their other daughter, Jessie, was born later and therefore was not born when the epidemic was present.
Much effort, time, and money was put in to Hypatia's well being in an attempt to restore her hearing. They took her to experts in the US and made several trips back to their native Scotland, where several surgery attempts were unsuccessful. Despite this, Hypatia went on to be very successful as a journalist.
George Boyd (1839 - 1913)
John Boyd (1869 - 1895)*
Mary Boyd (1872 - 1881)*
Hypatia Boyd Reed (1874 - 1930)*
Mabel Boyd (1879 - 1881)*
Jessie Allan Boyd McDougall (1887 - 1955)*
Forest Home Cemetery
Plot: Section 4, Block 32, Lot 7
Maintained by: Roger Ripley
Originally Created by: Phillip
Record added: May 08, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 89816152