|Birth: ||Apr. 9, 1892|
|Death: ||Jul. 18, 1968|
Eddie John Boyer was named in remembrance of his father Rueben's younger brother, Eddy John Boyer, who had died three years before Eddie's birth. He was commonly known as Ed. Some people say his name is Edward, but he only referred to himself as Eddie or Ed, never Edward.
Eddie lived to be 76 years old. He was the first of nine children born to Rueben Towne Boyer and Ermina Savilla Chilson. His mother was 24 and his father was 23 years old when he was born. He was probably born in the stone house, built by his grandfather, that was on the Boyer Farm near Dover, Kansas. Although some have said he was born in the same log home that his father had been born in near Mission Creek in Kansas.
He was 28 years old when his mother died at age 52; and 58 years old when his father died at age 81. His eight siblings ranged in age from 26 to 10 years old when his mother died.
He married Margaret Isabel Wilson, when he was 21 and she was 19 years old in Topeka, Kansas. The family called it a double wedding saying that Margaret and Eddie as well as Eddie's sister Louella and Charles Asquith were married on the same day. However, this was not true. Margaret and Eddie were married on February 24, 1914; the day before Louella and Charles.
Their first child was born when he was 22 and the last child when he was 39 years old. They had 9 children, including twin boys who died soon after birth. Their first four daughters were from 7 years to almost a year old when they moved from Kansas to New Mexico in the Fall of 1922. He was divorced from Margaret in 1935; and had 5 minor children, ranging in age from 16 to 3 years old. He was also the grandfather of a 6 month old grandson. Eddie and Margaret were married 21 years.
Eddie John Boyer was a carpenter and a member of the Carpenter's Union. He also worked with the Apache Mescallero Indians in Southern New Mexico near the Lincoln National Forest. He was a Patriarchs Militant of the IOOF (Odd Fellows) of rank such as Lt or Colonel, which he possibly originally joined in Dover, Kansas. He, sometimes alone and sometimes with other family members, such as his brothers and his father built a number of homes and commercial buildings particularly around Albuquerque. They would live in one home, build the one next door, then move into it and so on. Among the commercial construction he also helped his father, Uncles, and brothers build his brother's motel in Banning, California called the Boyer Court in about 1950.
He owned a roller skating rink on Bridge SW in Albuquerque, NM when his children were young and property along what is now I-40 between Carlisle & San Mateo; to the South near the area where Wilhelmina Coe owned Seven Heavens, property that she claimed was not part of Albuquerque.
Between 1935 and 1940 he married Emma Dunlop. She was from the Fort Sumner, New Mexico area. They moved to Monterey County, California. Three of his four oldest daughters and their families were married and had, or were in the process of, moving to the Monterey County, California area. His other married daughter moved to Eastern Arizona. Several years later Eddie and Emma were divorced. He was in his 50s and did not remarry again.
Eddie remained in California the rest of his life. He lived in Monterey and Merced Counties, near his brothers in Banning and Pasadena, and in Fresno.
At the time of his diagnosis of pancreatic cancer he was living in Fresno, but moved into his oldest daughter's home in Grimes, California. He died in a hospital in Colusa, California. He was preceded in death by his infant twin sons. One of his sisters and three brothers were still living.
Reuben Towne Boyer (1868 - 1950)
Ermina Savilla Chilson Boyer (1867 - 1920)
Margaret Isabel Wilson Rapp (1894 - 1985)*
Edna Elaine Boyer Taber (1915 - 2011)*
Margaret Irema Boyer Henley (1917 - 2006)*
Chrissie Alma Boyer Hendrix (1918 - 2010)*
Harold Oliver Boyer (1923 - 2010)*
Frank Irven Boyer (1925 - 1986)*
May Ellen Boyer Finley (1932 - 1971)*
Eddie John Boyer (1892 - 1968)
Luella O Boyer Asquith (1894 - 1927)*
Harry Frank Boyer (1895 - 1973)*
Carl Boyer (1897 - 1897)*
Mable Margret Boyer Jones (1898 - 1996)*
Rueben Lee Boyer (1905 - 1980)*
Minnie Savilla Boyer (1907 - 1907)*
Roland Howard Boyer (1911 - 1994)*
Grand Island Cemetery
Created by: Graveyard Walker
Record added: Jul 11, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 54829846