Millard Boyden

Millard Boyden

Rochester, Monroe County, New York, USA
Death 23 Feb 1903 (aged 58)
Cumberland, Barron County, Wisconsin, USA
Burial Cumberland, Barron County, Wisconsin, USA
Plot West Lakeside Cemetery Central Section Lot 70
Memorial ID 7348256 · View Source
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Millard was born Feb. 7, 1845, in Rochester, Monroe County, New York, son of a father born in Mass. and a mother born in New York. He came with his parents to Wisconsin, in 1848 when only three years of age. He died Feb. 23, 1903, in Cumberland, aged 58 years and 16 days. His military style gravestone is inscribed "Mill'd Boyden Co. A. 3 Wis. Inf." Millard was a pension attorney at the time of his death and had assisted many Civil War veterans in obtaining their pensions.

On November 29, 1874, Millard married Albertha J. Grant in Blue Earth County, Minnesota. Albertha was born June 22, 1851, in New Brunswick, Canada, daughter of John Grant and Hannah Miller, both natives of that country. She died March 9, 1948, at the home of her daughter Bertha at St. Paul, Minn., aged 96 years, 8 months and 17 days. Her remains were returned to Cumberland and buried beside those of her husband in Lakeside Cemetery. Their children, three sons and two daughters, of whom the first four were born in Minnesota, were:

William Jay, b. 1 Jul 1877
Harrison Ernie, b. 14 Dec 1878
Hannah Mable, b. 8 Jul 1880
Bertha Elizabeth, b. 4 Sep 1886
Lee Morton, b. 26 Mar 1889, in Cumberland, Wis.

Millard was A Civil War veteran having served in Co. A, 34th Wis.; Co. D, 53rd Wis.; & Co. I, 51st Wis. Infantry Regiments.

Millard enlisted Nov. 17, 1862, at Juneau, Wis., to serve nine months as a Private in Company A of the 34th Wisconsin Infantry Regiment and on February 27, 1863, was mustered into Federal service with Company A at Columbus, Wisconsin.

On September 8, 1863, he was mustered out of Federal service with Co. A at Milwaukee, Wis. On March 15, 1865, Millard enlisted at La Crosse, Wisconsin, to serve one year as a Private in Company D of the 53rd Wisconsin Infantry, and was mustered into Federal service with Company D, the same day. At that time he was listed as a 19 years old, 5'6" tall farmer, with light brown hair, blue eyes and a dark complexion, born in Rochester, New York. He was assigned to Blake's Company and was listed as from Campbell, La Crosse County, Wisconsin. It was also noted that he was transferred from Company D of the 53rd Wisconsin, and assigned to Company I of the 51st Wisconsin Infantry.

On June 28, 1865, he was detached from Company I of the 51st Wisconsin Infantry, and ordered to report to District Headquarters by order of General Beverage, but present at muster. On August 30, 1865, he was mustered out of Federal service with Co. I at Camp Randall, Wis. On the muster out roll it was noted that he was 19 years of age and due 1/3 of his $100.00 enlistment bounty. He retained one Springfield rifle musket at a cost of $6.00, one bell screw at a cost of 13 cents and one screwdriver at a cost of 23 cents.

After his discharge, Millard returned to Wisconsin. Some time after his marriage the family moved to Mauston, Juneau County, Wisconsin, where they resided until 1882, when they moved to Cumberland, Barron Co., Wisconsin.



Col. Millard Boyden Responds to the Beckoning of the Death Angel and Crosses the Silent River to his Final Home.
When Col. Millard Boyden answered the beckoning of the Death Angel and crossed the Silent River to abide forever, a vacancy was left on this side of the stream that will be hard to fill. For nearly a year Mr. Boyden had been a sufferer from pernicious aenema and, although the best medical skill was sought, he finally succumbed to the disease, Monday afternoon at his home in this city.

The funeral services were held at the M. E. church, Wednesday, Rev. Willey paying an appropriate and deserving tribute to the departed. Interment was made in Lakeside cemetery, "six boys in blue" officiating as pall-bearers.

Millard Boyden was born at Rochester, New York, February 7, 1845, but became a resident of this state at the early age of three years.

Although only a youth of sixteen, he enlisted in the Federal army at the opening of the Civil War serving with distinction throughout that memorable conflict.

On Nov. 29, 1874 Mr. Boyden was married to Miss Albertha J. Grant. Later they moved to Mauston, Wisconsin, which was their home until their removal to this city twenty-one years ago. While here the deceased engaged in lumbering, working for several years as a scaler.

He leaves a wife, three sons, W. J. Boyden and Lee of this city, H. E. Boyden, of Menomonie, and two daughters, Misses Mable and Bertha. The death of such a good, kind, old gentleman naturally throws a pall over a community.

Mr. Boyden's popularity makes the gloom all the heavier and our citizens regret exceedingly his untimely demise. He was a friend to a friend, tolerant, and charitable to an enemy, yet withal, always a gentleman in every sense of the word.

As a soldier he was brave and true; as a citizen he was enterprising and progressive; as a father and husband he was dutiful and loving. He leaves a character unblemished and a memory that will ever be kept green by the hundreds of friends he made during his journey down Life's rugged highway. [Published Thursday, February 26, 1903, Cumberland Advocate, Cumberland, Wis.]

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