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 George Benjamin Boyce

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George Benjamin Boyce

Birth
East Poultney, Rutland County, Vermont, USA
Death
1 Dec 1915 (aged 69)
East Poultney, Rutland County, Vermont, USA
Burial
Poultney, Rutland County, Vermont, USA
Memorial ID
23647610 View Source

Son of Henry Boyce and Emelia Bethel.
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Husband of
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1) Florence Charlotte New, whom he married in East Poultney, VT on 25 Dec 1867, and with whom he had three children:
Charles New Boyce
Daisy Relle Boyce
Dollie Belle Boyce
.
2) Mary E. Wade, whom he married on 4 Feb 1913, in Poultney, Rutland, VT. No children.
.
Civil War veteran. 2nd New York Cavalry
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OBITUARY: MANY ATTENDED FUNERAL OF GEORGE B. BOYCELast Rites Observed at M.E. Church – Remains Rest in Poultney Cemetery
.
"The funeral of George B. Boyce was held at the Methodist Church on Saturday afternoon, and was attended by a large number of townspeople and many from surrounding towns. Prayers had been said at the house at 1:30 by the Rev. H. P. Scratchley, rector of Trinity, and the remains were then born to the M. E. Church, followed by a large number of friends.
.
"The Rev. M.G. Cole, pastor of the church, officiated. The church was well filled when Mrs. Grace Wilson Harris sang very sweetly, ‘Saved by Grace,' and the pastor read the twenty-ninth psalm and fourth chapter of II Corinthians, later taking his text from the 18th verse of the latter lesson. ‘For the things which are seen are temporal; but the things which are not seen are eternal.' Mrs. Harris sang another number, and the remains were viewed by friends for the last time.
.
"Internment was made in Poultney cemetery, the bearers being E. M. Bixby, F. W. Spalding, G. H. Ripley, W. W. Broughton, W. L. Farnham, and R. G. M. Johnson.
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"Born in the east village on March 13, 1846, George Boyce early in life became an industrious chap and found employment for young hands which betokened a busy future. At the outbreak of the Civil War, though not 16 years of age, he enlisted in Hampton, N. Y., in Harris' Second New York Light Cavalry, went to the front, and stayed there during the term of his enlistment, three years; then reenlisting for another year. His was record was one which he pointed to with pride, although he was a lad, and many have heard him in his inimitable way relate incidents which occurred during this great strife. Two or three times was he made a prisoner by the rebels, escaping each time, the last confinement of six months being at Belle Isle, Va., on the James River.
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"After returning home from war, Mr. Boyce again took up residence in the town of his nativity, and on Christmas day, 1867, he married Florence C. New, daughter of Alonzo and Charlotte New. Soon after, he purchased the farm north of this village which they occupied until about six years ago, when he sold it to Alvaro Brayton, and Mr. and Mrs. Boyce came to this village, where the latter passed away on March 4, 1911. To them were born three children, Charles, who lives on his farm, formerly the Hyde place, on the Granville Road; Daisy, Mrs. John C. Brown, of Whitehall, N. Y., and a twin sister which died in infancy.
.
"About twenty-five years ago Mr. Boyce became converted in the M. E. church of Hampton, and was ever after one of its most faithful members and contributors. After moving to this village he affiliated with the local church, and has remained a most loyal communicant.
.
"Deceased had been in failing health for many months, though unknown to his friends. While to all appearances he was as interested in the affairs of every day as he ever was, it was but his tenacious and active habits that kept him about, and despite the protests of his wife, he assumed the cares of his business. His industriousness, his perseverance, and energy, aided by unusual ability to gain and to hold, had provided him with much of this world's goods, and Mr. Boyce was long counted a wealthy man. The end came quickly, though, for he had been confined to his bed but a day and a half when he closed his eyes in a long sleep.
.
"On February 4, 1913, he took unto himself a second wife, Miss Mary E. Wade, who survives him, together with his son and daughter aforementioned; and three brothers, Llewellyn Boyce of Lake George, N. Y., John Boyce of Deland, Ill., and Ernest J. Boyce of this town.
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"The following from a friend of the family was received by the widow, attesting the esteem in which deceased was held:
'My dear Mrs. Boyce:
We fully appreciate the great sorrow that has come to you; only those who have passed through the Valley of the Shadow of Death can truly understand what it means. We hasten to extend to you our deepest sympath in your great loss.
We knew Mr. Boyce well; we admired the life and energy that he threw into all business activities, but we admired more his loyalty and faithfulness to his church. He loved the church. He loved the people of God. His seat was seldom vacant. The memory of his faithfulness is a precious legacy to you and to us.
It is true that he is gone, but only for a short time; soon we shall go and be with him. In all your sorrow this is a great comfort. We fully sympathize with you in your great loss.'"
[Source: Boyce Family Archives: From the scrapbook of Florence C. New, Boyce Family History, p. 11-12].
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Son of Henry Boyce and Emelia Bethel.
.
Husband of
.
1) Florence Charlotte New, whom he married in East Poultney, VT on 25 Dec 1867, and with whom he had three children:
Charles New Boyce
Daisy Relle Boyce
Dollie Belle Boyce
.
2) Mary E. Wade, whom he married on 4 Feb 1913, in Poultney, Rutland, VT. No children.
.
Civil War veteran. 2nd New York Cavalry
.
OBITUARY: MANY ATTENDED FUNERAL OF GEORGE B. BOYCELast Rites Observed at M.E. Church – Remains Rest in Poultney Cemetery
.
"The funeral of George B. Boyce was held at the Methodist Church on Saturday afternoon, and was attended by a large number of townspeople and many from surrounding towns. Prayers had been said at the house at 1:30 by the Rev. H. P. Scratchley, rector of Trinity, and the remains were then born to the M. E. Church, followed by a large number of friends.
.
"The Rev. M.G. Cole, pastor of the church, officiated. The church was well filled when Mrs. Grace Wilson Harris sang very sweetly, ‘Saved by Grace,' and the pastor read the twenty-ninth psalm and fourth chapter of II Corinthians, later taking his text from the 18th verse of the latter lesson. ‘For the things which are seen are temporal; but the things which are not seen are eternal.' Mrs. Harris sang another number, and the remains were viewed by friends for the last time.
.
"Internment was made in Poultney cemetery, the bearers being E. M. Bixby, F. W. Spalding, G. H. Ripley, W. W. Broughton, W. L. Farnham, and R. G. M. Johnson.
.
"Born in the east village on March 13, 1846, George Boyce early in life became an industrious chap and found employment for young hands which betokened a busy future. At the outbreak of the Civil War, though not 16 years of age, he enlisted in Hampton, N. Y., in Harris' Second New York Light Cavalry, went to the front, and stayed there during the term of his enlistment, three years; then reenlisting for another year. His was record was one which he pointed to with pride, although he was a lad, and many have heard him in his inimitable way relate incidents which occurred during this great strife. Two or three times was he made a prisoner by the rebels, escaping each time, the last confinement of six months being at Belle Isle, Va., on the James River.
.
"After returning home from war, Mr. Boyce again took up residence in the town of his nativity, and on Christmas day, 1867, he married Florence C. New, daughter of Alonzo and Charlotte New. Soon after, he purchased the farm north of this village which they occupied until about six years ago, when he sold it to Alvaro Brayton, and Mr. and Mrs. Boyce came to this village, where the latter passed away on March 4, 1911. To them were born three children, Charles, who lives on his farm, formerly the Hyde place, on the Granville Road; Daisy, Mrs. John C. Brown, of Whitehall, N. Y., and a twin sister which died in infancy.
.
"About twenty-five years ago Mr. Boyce became converted in the M. E. church of Hampton, and was ever after one of its most faithful members and contributors. After moving to this village he affiliated with the local church, and has remained a most loyal communicant.
.
"Deceased had been in failing health for many months, though unknown to his friends. While to all appearances he was as interested in the affairs of every day as he ever was, it was but his tenacious and active habits that kept him about, and despite the protests of his wife, he assumed the cares of his business. His industriousness, his perseverance, and energy, aided by unusual ability to gain and to hold, had provided him with much of this world's goods, and Mr. Boyce was long counted a wealthy man. The end came quickly, though, for he had been confined to his bed but a day and a half when he closed his eyes in a long sleep.
.
"On February 4, 1913, he took unto himself a second wife, Miss Mary E. Wade, who survives him, together with his son and daughter aforementioned; and three brothers, Llewellyn Boyce of Lake George, N. Y., John Boyce of Deland, Ill., and Ernest J. Boyce of this town.
.
"The following from a friend of the family was received by the widow, attesting the esteem in which deceased was held:
'My dear Mrs. Boyce:
We fully appreciate the great sorrow that has come to you; only those who have passed through the Valley of the Shadow of Death can truly understand what it means. We hasten to extend to you our deepest sympath in your great loss.
We knew Mr. Boyce well; we admired the life and energy that he threw into all business activities, but we admired more his loyalty and faithfulness to his church. He loved the church. He loved the people of God. His seat was seldom vacant. The memory of his faithfulness is a precious legacy to you and to us.
It is true that he is gone, but only for a short time; soon we shall go and be with him. In all your sorrow this is a great comfort. We fully sympathize with you in your great loss.'"
[Source: Boyce Family Archives: From the scrapbook of Florence C. New, Boyce Family History, p. 11-12].
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GEORGE B. BOYCE
Born Mar. 13, 1846 - Died Dec. 1, 1915


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