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Dr Augustus Clingman "AC" Boyles, Sr
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Birth: Nov. 20, 1867
Laurel Hill
Lincoln County
North Carolina, USA
Death: Jan. 28, 1936
Oak Grove (Bottom)
Surry County
North Carolina, USA


Augustus Clingman Boyles, better known as "AC", was the son of Rev. Marcus Wrightman Boyles (1842-1892) and Susan A. Wood (1846-1895). Both of AC's parents were born in Lincoln Co., NC and both died in Lexington, Davidson Co., NC. They are buried there in the Lexington City Cemetery.

AC's father Marcus fought for the Confederacy during the Civil War eventually becoming a prisoner of war. After the war he returned to farming but eventually felt God's call to preach. He attended Rutherford College and became a Methodist preacher following in the footsteps of his father Rev. Josiah Adolphus Boyles (1816-1894) and his grandfather Rev. John Boyles, Jr. (1770-1843), also "old-time" Methodist preachers.

AC's GGG-grandfather William Boyles (1720-abt 1770) had immigrated to America in 1738 from Donegal Co., Ireland. William and his brother Charles Boyles (1722-1813) paid for their passage by working as ship hands during the voyage. Their port of entry was Norfolk, Virginia. William settled in southern Virginia near Petersburg.

The parents of AC's mother Susan Wood were John Henry Wood (1810-1891) and Elizabeth Catherine "Katie" Bess (1818-1900). They were born in Lincoln Co., NC and spent their entire lives there. They are buried in the Zion Methodist Cemetery located in Lincolnton, Lincoln Co., NC.

AC received his medical training from the University of Maryland. He started his medical practice in Montgomery Co., NC about 1895. He was an old time county doctor who for years made his numerous house calls using a horse and buggy.

In 1890 AC married Anna Elizabeth "Annie" Coggin (1862-1914)
in Eldorado, Montgomery Co., NC. They would have four known children during their 24 year marriage. They were Henry Paul Boyles (1891-1910), Burrell Clarence "BC" Boyles (1894-1989), William Marcus "Bill" Boyles (1897-1935) and Augustus Clingman "Gus" Boyles Jr. (1903-1965).

AC and Annie lost their first born son Henry Paul Boyles (1891-1910) to typhoid fever while a freshman student at Trinity College, now Duke University. He was just 19 years of age. He was buried in Maplewood Cemetery in Durham, NC.

Annie never seemed to recover from her son's tragic death. Despite a caring and loving husband she suffered from severe depression and eventually had to be hospitalized in 1913. Annie died in the Dorothy Dix State Hospital in Raleigh, Wake Co., NC on July 8, 1914.

AC took the deaths of his son Paul and wife Annie extremely hard. Less than two years after his wife's death he gave up his 20 year medical practice and moved to Kissimmee, Florida where he purchased a large orange grove. Tragedy struck AC again in 1917 when a freeze (temperatures in the teens!) killed all of his trees. He then sold the land and moved to Arcadia, Florida and took up truck farming.

About 14 years after Annie's death AC met Mary G. "Mamie" Tracy White (1869-1945). She was from Lawrenceville, Lawrence Co., Illinois and had moved to Florida after the death of her first husband Jesse Kilgore White (1857-1918).

AC and Mamie were married in Bradenton, Manatee Co., Florida. In November of 1929 AC and Mamie moved to Mt. Airy, Surry Co., NC. It was there that AC resumed his private medical practice while also serving as a contract physician for employees of the local granite quarries. Not long after moving back to North Carolina they purchased a small farm in the community of Oak Grove just outside Mr. Airy.

Mamie was a wonderful lady "just what the doecor ordered". She both loved and greatly admired her husband AC. She always referred to him as "Dr. Boyles".

On Labor Day Sept, 2, 1935 tragedy came in to AC's life once again. His 38 year old son, Bill Boyles, lost his life in a hurricane that hit the Florida Keys area where he and 250+ other WWI veterans were working. All of the veterans, as well as many civilians, were killed in that storm.

On Jan. 28, 1936 AC suffered a massive heart attack while feeding some stock in his barn. His daughter Dorothy was with him at the time. She ran to the house to get her mother but when they returned AC was dead. He is thought to have dying instantly.

AC's funeral was held in the Central Methodist Church in Mt. Airy, NC. During the service he was remembered as both a good man and a good doctor, loved dearly by his family and highly respected by all who knew him.

He was buried next to his first wife, Annie, in Maplewood Cemetery located in Durham, Durham Co., NC. Their son Henry Paul Boyles is buried next to them. His son Gus Boyles would eventually be buried close by as well.

After AC's death his second wife Mamie and their daughter Dorothy moved back to Florida. When her health started to fail she moved back to her home state of Illinois to be near her kinfolk. She died on Dec. 22, 1945 in Bridgeport, Lawrence Co., IL near her hometown of Lawrenceville. Mamie is buried in the Lawrenceville City Cemetery, near her first husband, Jesse Kilgore White (1857-1918).

Family links: 
  Marcus Wrightman Boyles (1842 - 1892)
  Susan Alice Wood Boyles (1846 - 1895)
  Anna Eliza Coggin Boyles (1862 - 1914)
  Mary G. Tracy White Boyles (1869 - 1945)
  Henry Paul Boyles (1891 - 1910)*
  Burrell Clarence Boyles (1894 - 1989)*
  William Marcus Boyles (1897 - 1935)*
  Augustus Clingman Boyles (1903 - 1965)*
  Dorothy Boyles King (1927 - ____)*
  Augustus Clingman Boyles (1867 - 1936)
  Franklin Columbus Boyles (1871 - 1955)*
  Ola Blanche Boyles Carr Sterne (1876 - 1964)*
  Minnie Bell Boyles (1878 - 1880)*
  Marvin Marcus Boyles (1880 - 1954)*
  Jesse Pitman Boyles (1883 - 1921)*
*Calculated relationship
Maplewood Cemetery
Durham County
North Carolina, USA
Created by: Wayne & Diane King
Record added: May 04, 2013
Find A Grave Memorial# 109990998
Dr Augustus Clingman AC Boyles, Sr
Added by: Wayne & Diane King
Dr Augustus Clingman AC Boyles, Sr
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Dr Augustus Clingman AC Boyles, Sr
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My grandfather!........Wayne
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Old time country doctor.
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