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John Franklin Boyd

  • Birth 20 Oct 1842 Chester, Delaware County, Pennsylvania, USA
  • Death 3 May 1920 San Francisco, San Francisco County, California, USA
  • Burial San Rafael, Marin County, California, USA
  • Memorial ID 107430667

John F. Boyd, one of San Rafael's best known and wealthiest citizens, passed away last Monday after a brief illness at Adler's Sanitarium in San Francisco where he had been taken for treatment a week before following an accident at his Pacific avenue residence when he sustained through a fall a broken hip.

Mr. Boyd was highly respected in San Rafael and in his large circle of acquaintances, both business and social. For the past dozen years he had passed his summers with his family in his home here, which sits near the gate of Boyd Memorial Park, his gift to the City of San Rafael to commemorate his dead sons, both of whom died in early youth. Some years ago he retired from business, in which he had amassed a fortune estimated at about $3,000,000. He was preceded in death by his wife. Mrs. Louise Arner Boyd, just a few months ago, and is survived by but one child, a daughter, Miss Louise Boyd.

The funeral was held yesterday, with interment in the family plot in Mt. Tamalpais cemetery. Mr. Boyd was 77 years of age.

(California Digital Newspaper Collection)
Marin Journal, Volume LXI, Number 19, 6 May 1920

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  • Added: 28 Mar 2013
  • Find A Grave Memorial 107430667
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for John Franklin Boyd (20 Oct 1842–3 May 1920), Find A Grave Memorial no. 107430667, citing Mount Tamalpais Cemetery, San Rafael, Marin County, California, USA ; Maintained by Connie (contributor 47390019) .