|Birth: ||Aug. 31, 1855|
|Death: ||Dec. 23, 1954|
Because of the regulations in place at the time, Oakland, like many cities, had designated areas for burials. Oakland's three areas were "the Jewish section," "the black section," and the general section.
The Boyd family wanted to have a black woman who had worked with them for years buried in their family plot in the general section. They had to get special permission from the city and the neighboring lot owners. (The Boylston family near them did the same thing.)
The tombstone for the woman, Georgia Harris, matches those of Isaac Boyd and his wife Nannie. It reads on the front, "Georgia Harris - who though born a slave, died the child of a king." The back of the stone reads "In loving memory of our colored mammy."
Georgia Harris is also listed here at Find A Grave.
Elbridge Seawell Boyd (1896 - 1967)*
Created by: Evening Blues
Record added: Oct 08, 2003
Find A Grave Memorial# 7961976