New York, USA
|Death: ||1883, USA|
Frances E. Tewksbury, His Wife
SIDNEY E. BOYDEN
Among the Erie engineers who dearly love a dog and a gun one who deserves particular mention is Sidney E. Boyden, than whom there is no better shot all along the line of the Erie. Mr. Boyden is particularly fond of hunting deer, and he has a number of trophies that bear mute witness to his skill and unerring aim. The son of Alonzo Boyden, a pioneer farmer of Susq. Co., PA, who is yet hale and hearty at 39 years of age, Mr. Boyden was born in Milford, PA, Aug. 4, 1855. After attending school until he was 16, acquiring above the average of education, he chose farming as his vocation, incidentally lumbering and teaming some. He followed this life for sixteen years, and during the time that the Erie burned wood Mr. Boyden did quite a business with the railroad supplying fuel. In November, 1887, he began his railroad career as a fireman on the Erie between Susquehanna and Hornellsville. He fired for four years, being promoted to engineer in November, 1891, since which time he has been running freight between Susquehanna and Hornellsville. Mr. Boyden's work is of a high order, and he has the confidence of his superiors and the esteem of his brother engineers.
--> On Christmas Day, 1879, he was married to Miss Frances Tewksbury, of Windsor, NY, who died in June, 1883. One child was born to them, Frank, an intelligent young man of 16, who is very popular with his associates.
On May 28, 1884, Mr. Boyden was united in marriage to Miss Ella Austin, daughter of John Austin, of Deposit, NY. Both Mr. and Mrs. Boyden are socially inclined and are very popular in the polite circles of Oakland. Mrs. Boyden is a member of the Ladies' Auxiliary to B. of L. E., and the Pocahontas Auxiliary of Susquehanna Red Men. Mr. Boyden belongs to Division 137, B. of L. E. He owns some fine property in Oakland and is one of the most respected citizens of the place.
Excerpted from: "American Locomotive Engineers, Erie Railway Edition," H.R. Romans Editor; Crawford-Adsit Company Publishers, Chicago, IL 1899.
Spouse: Sidney E. Boyden (1855-1934)
Sidney E Boyden (1855 - 1934)*
Plot: OLDEST SECTION closest to Oakland
Created by: NancyM
Record added: Oct 15, 2013
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