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John Doe Boyd
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Birth: unknown
Death: Nov. 28, 1993
Peoria
Peoria County
Illinois, USA

On Octoer 11, 1945, in Jacksonville, Illinois, a mute and deaf teenage african american was found roaming the streets by two policemen. The boy had no ID and after being labeled "feeble minded" by a judge, John Doe was ordered to spend the rest of his life in numerous state mental institutions. His name was changed to John Doe Boyd in the 1970s for social security reasons. John died at the Sharon Oaks Nursing Home in Peoria, Illinois. The book "God Knows His Name The True Story of John Doe No. 24" by Dave Bakke was written about him along with the song "John Doe #24" written by Mary Carpenter. She also purchased his tombstone which reads: John "Doe" Boyd Unknown - 11-28-1993 Life's a mystery but so too is the human heart. 
 
Burial:
Parkview Cemetery
Peoria
Peoria County
Illinois, USA
 
Created by: Hether Pearson Pillman B...
Record added: Mar 01, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 48970531
John Doe Boyd
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John Doe Boyd
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71 years ago, you were found. Sorry to say, we still don't know your name. You are not forgotten.
- Grace Flynn
 Added: Oct. 11, 2016
You were found 70 years ago today with the world not knowing your name. Sadly, even today, we do not know your name. You are not forgotten.
- Grace Flynn
 Added: Oct. 11, 2015

- Ang
 Added: Nov. 12, 2014
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