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James F Boyce
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Birth: Nov. 15, 1868
Death: Jun. 2, 1935

One source says b. Nov. 16, 1866 Chicago
d. Laketown

see wikipedia

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/James_F._Boyce,_Sr.

see rootsweb:

http://wc.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=rboyce&id=I0799

James F Boyce
Birth: 15 NOV 1868 in Chicago, Cook County, Illinois, a twin
Death: 2 JUN 1935 in Holland, Allegan County, Michigan 5
Occupation: AFT 1914 Horticulturalist/Manufacturer 6
Occupation: BEF 1918 Industrial Chemist and Inventor of Vegetable Shortening (for a cottonseed oil firm -Crisco?) 7 8 8
# Burial: JUN 1935 Gibson Cemetery, Holland, Allegan County, MI; Section 27 (on the corner of 138th Ave & 66th Street). 9
# Residence: BEF 1914 Chicago, Cook Co., IL 10 11 12
# Emigration: ABT 1914 to Allegan County, MI

Holland
MI
# Medical Information: He was a twin ~ his sister died shortly after birth.
# Note:
Inventor of Vegetable Shortening, 1910.
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SOURCE: DIRECTORY ~ CITY, (Newberry Library, Chicago, IL holdings.),

1869-70 City Dir: Machinist; r 401 3rd Av
1870: Edwards Census: Machinist with Ill Central carworks; rents at 167 18th St.
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1870 U S Census
4th Ward, Chicago, Cook County, Illinois
3 June, 1870 Pg: 24 Lines:6-14.

Bayce Joseph; 38; M; w; Engine Builder; $0re; $400pp; Scotland; F: foreign birth; M: foreign birth; citizen.
------ Mary; 37; F; w; Keeping House; Ireland; F: foreign birth; M: foreign birth.
------ Margaret; 16; F; w; at home; NY; F: foreign birth; M: foreign birth; attended school.
------ Josephine; 11; F; w; at home; Ill; F: foreign birth; M: foreign birth; attended school.
------ Mary; 6; F; w; at home; Ill; F: foreign birth; M: foreign birth.
------ Jennie; 3; F; w; at home; Ill; F: foreign birth; M: foreign birth.
------ James*; 11; M; w; at home; Ill; F: foreign birth; M: foreign birth.**
Barre James; 26; M; w; Shoemaker; $--; $--; Ireland; F: foreign birth; M: foreign birth; citizen.
Finwick Jas..; 60; M; w; Blacksmith; Scotland; F: foreign birth; M: foreign birth.

Indexed under 'Bayce'.
This listed James* Boyce is a mystery to me. It seems the census taker has made a stray mark changing the last age ---a 1--- into an 11? Or, could this James* be a cousin (or nephew). If so, where is little James? He should be here at 1 years old.
James Barre (Barry) is surely Mary's brother or cousin. James Finwick? -no clue, but it is interesting that he is a blacksmith (which was young Joseph's profession back in Scotland). <== Currently researching all of this.
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1880 U S Census
Chicago, Cook County, Illinois
Third of June, 1880 Pg: 11 SD: 1 ED: 21

Butterfield Street, 2823
Bouce Joseph; w; M; 47; --; m; Machinist; Scotland, F: Scotland, M: Scotland.
------ Maria; w; F; 46; Wife; m; Keeping house; England, F: England, M: England.
------ Maria; w; F; 16; Daughter; s; At school; attended school; Illinois, F: Scotland, M: England.
------ James; w; M; 14; Son; s; At school; attended school; Illinois, F: Scotland, M: England.
------ Ghennie(?); w; F; 11; Daughter; s; At school; attended school; Illinois, F: Scotland, M: England.
------ Robert; w; M; 7; s; At school; attended school; Illinois, F: Scotland, M: England.
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DIRECTORY ~ CITY, (Newberry Library, Chicago, IL holdings.):

1890 (pg ) James H; foreman at 225 18th St.; 709 59th (L);
1891 (pg 343): thru 1893 same;
1894 (pg 261): chemist at 225 18th St.; 5946 Heald.
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1900 U S Census
Illinois, Cook County, Town of Lake; Ward 31
- Special - June, 1900 SD: 1 ED: 958 Sheet: 19

Perry Ave., 7002
Boyce James; Head; w; M; unk; unk; unk; unk.
------ Mabel; Wife; w; F; unk; unk; unk.
------ ------; Servant; w; F; unk; unk; unk.

(This census is generally considered quite error-filled.), Film Index: T1043 Roll 16.
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1910 U S Census
Illinois, Cook County, Twp 4, Chicago City (part of), Ward 22 (part of)
22 April, 1910 SD: 1 ED: 1382 Sheet: 8A

Harvard Ave., 6647
Boyce, James W(?); Head; M; w; 41; m for 10 yrs; Illinois, F: Scot-English, M: Ire-English; spks english; manufact-oils; W; no; 0; yes (reads), yes (writes); rents; House.
------ Mabel T.; Wife; F; w; 30; m for 10; 5 children, 5 living; Delaware, F: Maine, M: Maine; english; none; yes, yes.
------ James, Jr.; Son; M; w; 9; s; Illinois, F: Illinois, M: Delaware; --; none; --; --; yes (at school).
------ Fred T.; Son; M; w; 8; s; Illinois, F: Illinois, M: Delaware; --; none; --; --; yes (at school).
------ Richard; Son; M; w; 5; s; Illinois, F: Illinois, M: Delaware; --; none; --; --; yes (at school).
------ Alan P.; Son; M; w; 2; s; Illinois, F: Illinois, M: Delaware; --; none.
------ Mabel H.; Daughter; F; w; 5/12; s; Illinois, F: Illinois, M: Delaware; --; none.
Connely, Delia; Servant; F; w; 25; s; Ire. English, F: Ire. English, M: Ire. English; 1906 imm; english; Home Servant; W; no; 0; yes, yes.
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1920 U S Census
Michigan, Allegan County, Laketown Township
19 & 20, January, 1920 SD: 4 ED: 20 Sheet: 6A

FM 124
Boyce James; Head; Owns, Free; M; w; 50; m; yes (reads), yes (writes); Illinois-; F: Scotland-English, M: New York; yes (spks eng); Horticulturalist-Fruit Farm; OA; farm.
------ Mabel; wife; F; w; 40; m; yes, yes; Delaware, F: Maine, M: Maine; yes; none.
------ James Jr.; Son; M; w; 19; s; yes (at school), yes, yes; Illinois, F: Illinois, M: Delaware; yes; none.
------ Fred; Son; M; w; 18; s; yes, yes, yes; Illinois, F: Illinois, M: Delaware; yes; none.
------ Richard; Son; M; w; 14; s; yes, yes, yes; Illinois, F: Illinois, M: Delaware; yes; none.
------ Alan; Son; M; w; 12; s; yes, yes, yes; Illinois, F: Illinois, M: Delaware; yes; none.
------ Mabel; Daughter; F; w; 10; s; yes, yes, yes; Illinois, F: Illinois, M: Delaware; yes; none.
------ Mary; Daughter; F; w; 7; yes, --, --; Illinois, F: Illinois, M: Delaware; none.
------ Josephine; Daughter; F; w; 3 3/12; s; yes, --, --; Illinois, F: Illinois, M: Delaware; none.
------ John; Son; M; w; 5/12; s; --, --, --; Michigan, F: Illinois, M: Delaware; none.
Wolbert Effie; Servant; F; w; 20; s; no, yes, yes; Michigan, F: Netherlands-Dutch, M: Netherlands-Dutch; yes; Domestic-Private Family; W.

Near the Bauhahn's.
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1930 U S Census
Michigan, Allegan County, Laketown Township
17 April, 1930 ED: 3-20 SD: 12 Sheet: 4A 209

Boyce James F; Head; Owns, $5,000, Radio; no; M; w; 61; m at 27; no, yes; Illinois, F: Scotland, M: Ireland; yes (spks eng); Manufacturer-???? Factory; yes (emplyd); no (vet).
------ Mabel T.; Wife-H; F; w; 50; m at 19; no; yes; Delaware, F: Maine, M: Maine; yes; none.
------ Mabel H.; Daughter; F; w; 20; s; yes, yes; Illinois, F: Illinois, M: Delaware; yes; none.
------ Mary E.; Daughter; F; w; 17; s; yes, yes; Illinois, F: Illinois, M: Delaware; yes; none.
------ Josephine; Daughter; F; w; 13; s; yes, yes; Illinois, F: Illinois, M: Delaware; yes; none.
------ John A; Son: M; w; 10; s; yes, yes; Illinois, F: Illinois, M: Delaware; yes; none.
------ Susan; Daughter; F; w; 8; s; yes, yes; Illinois, F: Illinois, M: Delaware; yes; none.
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His wife's family appears to have owned the land in Michigan before they actually emigrated there to live.

Father: JOSEPH BOYCE b: 15 MAY 1832 in North Leith, Edinborough, Midlothian County, Scotland, United Kingdom
Mother: MARY BARRY b: 19 DEC 1834 in Ireland, United Kingdom

Marriage 1 Mabel Hannah Thompson b: 13 JUL 1879 in Milford, Kent & Sussex Counties, Delaware
* Married: 22 JUN 1899 in Chicago, Cook Co., IL 13
* Event: Bondsman in Rev W H Robinson of the First Presbyterian Church of Englewood.

Children

1. Has Children James F Boyce , Jr b: 26 JUN 1900 in Chicago, Cook County, Illinois
2. Has Children Fred Thompson Boyce b: 1901 in Chicago, Cook County, Illinois
3. Has Children Richard Boyce b: 1905 in Chicago, Cook County, Illinois
4. Has No Children Alan Boyce b: 1907
5. Has Children Mabel H Boyce b: 4 NOV 1909 in Chicago, Cook County, Illinois
6. Has No Children Mary E Boyce b: Private
7. Has Children Josephine Boyce b: Private
8. Has No Children John A Boyce b: Private
9. Has No Children Susan Boyce b: Private 
 
Family links: 
 Spouse:
  Mabel Thompson Boyce (1879 - 1964)
 
 Children:
  Carolyne Boyce Burke (1928 - 1990)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Inscription:
b 186_? D. 19_5 Husband of Mabel, son of Jospeh and Mary (Berry) Boyce
 
Note: born in Chicago, died in Laketown Twp
 
Burial:
Gibson Cemetery
Allegan County
Michigan, USA
Plot: 45
 
Created by: Chris Yoder
Record added: Oct 05, 2008
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