|Birth: ||Jan. 18, 1861, Canada|
El Paso County
From: Portrait and Biographical Record of the State of Colorado, 1899
HON. WINFIELD S. BOYNTON, sheriff of El Paso County, is one of the prominent and influential citizens of Colorado Springs. In 1892 he was elected, on the Republican ticket, to the office of commissioner, which position he held from January, 1893, to January, 1896. In the fall of 1895 he was elected county sheriff, and took the oath of office in January of the following year. In 1897 he was re-elected on his party ticket, and entered upon his duties in 1898, to serve until January, 1900. In addition to his official duties he has important mining interests and is president of the Little Frank S. Mining Company.
At Boynton, Derby Line, Canada, near the Vermont line, the subject of this sketch was born January 18, 1861. His father, Wilder P., who was born in Canada, was a son of Gardner Boynton, a native of New Hampshire, and the latter was a son of Maj. John Boynton, who was born in England and in the latter part of the seventeenth century accompanied his parents to America. During the Revolutionary war he served in the colonial army and took an active part in the battle of Bunker Hill. Later he removed to what became known as Boynton, Canada, and there he died. His son, Gardner Boynton, remained in
Canada from boyhood until his death, at the age of about eighty-two. Wilder P. Boynton has made farming his life work, but is now living, retired, in Colorado Springs. He married Abigail Moulton, who was born in the same neighborhood as himself and is now living in Colorado Springs. She is of English descent. Her father, Elder Moulton, removed from New England to Canada and served as a minister in the Free Will Baptist Church until his death.
The family of Wilder P. Boynton consisted of seven children who attained years of maturity, namely: Carlos, who resides in the state of Washington; Lyman, of Los Angeles, Cal.; Herbert, of Colorado Springs; Mrs. Ida Hubbard, who died in this city; Winfield Scott; Frank, who is deputy sheriff at Cripple Creek; and James, of Colorado Springs. When a boy our subject was a pupil in the academy at Cassville. In 1877 he went to Boston, Mass., where he spent two years. He then came to Colorado and for two years was employed in the white stone quarry at Manitou, after which he clerked in a grocery store for five years. In 1886, in partnership with his brother, Frank, he opened a clothing store on Manitou Avenue, Manitou, and the firm of Boynton Brothers dealing in men's furnishing goods of a fine grade.
In 1892 a branch store was opened in Cripple Creek. In the fall of the same year Mr. Boynton was elected county commissioner, but he continued to manage his store until the spring of 1895, when he closed the Manitou business, combining it with the Cripple Creek business. After a short time, however, fire destroyed his store and stock and he closed out the business. In 1892 he bought property in Cripple Creek and after the fire erected a two-story brick structure. He is a prominent worker in the Republican
Party, and has served efficiently as chairman of the county central committee for two terms.
In Buena Vista, Colo., Mr. Boynton married Miss Frances Davis, a native of Pennsylvania and they have one daughter, Winifred. Fraternally he is connected with the Independent Order of Odd Fellows and Benevolent Protective Order of Elks. In religion he favors the Congregational denomination and attends services at that church.
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Wilder P Boynton (1826 - 1900)
Abigail M Boynton (1825 - 1902)
Note: Buried: ? , Source: City of Colo Spgs online cem data 3/2/09
El Paso County
Plot: Block 00016 000024 - 0000SW
Created by: Mariah, Joe & Connie
Record added: Mar 03, 2009
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