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Henry H "Hank" Boyce

  • Birth 22 May 1828 Watertown, Jefferson County, New York, USA
  • Death 4 Dec 1903 Warsaw, Hancock County, Illinois, USA
  • Burial Waukegan, Lake County, Illinois, USA
  • Memorial ID 34850499

Henry Boyce was born May 22, 1828 in Watertown, New York. His father, Henry Boyce, born 1796 in England, immigrated/settled in Watertown in approximately 1820.

Henry "Hank" Boyce married Miss Abby M. Hubbard of Winsor, Vermont (Born November 16, 1828) September 19, 1847. They had nine children:

1.1849 Kathryn Boyce Hart (Jerome)
2.1852 Henry F. Jr. (Mary Elizabeth Kegrice)
3.1853 Charles (died in infancy)
4.1856 George L. (Nellie Baird)
5.1858 Ella Boyce Stone (Valda)
6.1860 Mary Ellen Boyce Willsie (Wilbur Fisk)
7.1865 Hattie A. Boyce Schaaf (Julius)
8.1867 Augusta Boyce Turney (Henry)
9.1870 Frederick Hubbard (Anna K. Leifermann)

Henry's occupation was that of a Mechanic & Foundry Iron Moulder before and after the United States Civil War. He enlisted in the Union Military as Private Henry Boyce, 76th New York Infantry Regiment, Artillery, 1861. He proudly served his country alongside two brother-in-laws that succumbed to the war's plight of death.

Henry's Obituary reads as follows:

Death of Henry Boyce

Died-At his home in this city December 4, 1903, HENRY BOYCE; aged 75 years, 6 months, and 12 days.
Although an invalid for many years, the fatal illness of the deceased was only a few days duration. His sickness took on a serious phase about two weeks preceding his death, and in his weak condition soon carried him off.
The deceased was born in Watertown, N.Y., May 22, 1828, and was married to Miss Abby M. Hubbard, of Winsor, Vt., Sept. 19, 1847. They came to to Warsaw, Illinois in 1865 where they have since resided, excepting the years 1874 and 1875 which were spent in Buda, Ill. To them were born nine children, namely Mrs. Kathryn Hart, Stanwood, Iowa; Henry Jr., of Ida Grove, Iowa; Charles, who died in infancy; George, of Warsaw; Mrs. Ella Stone of Sedalia, MO; Mrs. Mary Willsie, of Galesburg; Mrs. Hattie Schaaf, deceased; Mrs. Gussie Turney of Stockton, Ill.; Fred., of Chilliclothe, Ill. All the living children were present at the funeral as were also Mr. Wilsie, Mr. Stone, and Valda Schaaf, a grandson (Hattie's son).
"Hank" Boyce, as he was familiarly known to his friends, was a skilled mechanic and in years past was connected with the old foundry, later entering business at Buda. Among his friends he was well liked, being jovial and companionable. His later years have been marked by suffering. The aged widow and sons and daughters have the sympathy of all who know them.
The deceased was a pioneer fireman and the members of the fire department attended the funeral in a body. The pall-bearers were selected from men who were members of the fire department in its earliest day. The funeral services were conducted at the residence by Rev J. M. Thompson. The pall-bearers were F. C. Floto, Henry Auhage, J. D. Hopkins, H. Ruckstuhl, V. Schneider and Henry Leifermann.

CARD OF THANKS.

The family of the late Henry Boyce desire, through the Bulletin, to express their gratitude to the members of the Warsaw fire department.

The Bulletin: Published monthly by Highland Park College, Des Moines, Iowa.



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  • Maintained by: Miss Shirley
  • Originally Created by: Rommy Lopat
  • Added: 15 Mar 2009
  • Find A Grave Memorial 34850499
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Henry H "Hank" Boyce (22 May 1828–4 Dec 1903), Find A Grave Memorial no. 34850499, citing Union Cemetery, Waukegan, Lake County, Illinois, USA ; Maintained by Miss Shirley (contributor 49050498) .