George William Boyd

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  • Name: George William Boyd
  • Location of Birth: Duncombe, Iowa
  • Date of Birth: June 27, 1881
  • Date of Death: November 14, 1967 (86 years old)
  • Parents: George and Sarah Boyd
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  • College:
  • Highest Rank: SGT (Sergeant)
  • Branch: Army
  • Other Branch:
  • Date Sworn In: August 1, 1917 (Enlistment Date)
  • Place Sworn In:
  • Date of Discharge: August 4, 1919 (Discharge Date)
  • Place of Discharge:
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  • Military Highlights:
    Minnesota Company C 12th Machine Gun Battalion.

    Information in the United States, World War II Draft Registration Cards, 1942:
    Name: George William Boyd
    Gender: Male
    Registration Age: 60
    Birth Date: May 27, 1881 (June 27, 1881)
    Birth Place: Duncombe, Iowa, USA
    Residence Place: Grand Rapids, Minnesota, USA
    Registration Date: About 1941
    Military Draft Date: 1942
    Occupation: Businessman
    Height: 5' 8"
    Weight: 170
    Eye Color: Brown
    Hair Color: Gray
    Complexion: Ruddy
    Spouse: Mrs. George W. Boyd (wife)

    Information in the United States, Army Transport Service Arriving and Departing Passenger Lists, 1910-1939:
    Name: George W. Boyd
    Departure Date: May 7, 1918
    Departure Place: New York, New York
    Address: Duncombe
    Residence Place: Iowa
    Mother: Sarah Boyd
    Ship: Aquitania
    Military Unit: Company C, 12th Machine Gun Battalion
    Rank: Cook

  • Wars Involved:
    World War I

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  • Civilian Life:
    George Boyd was an Itasca County resident since 1906. He was a foreman in area lumber camps in earlier years, then worked at the Greenway mine until retiring in 1946.

    He was a member of the Veterans of World War I, Itasca Barracks and held lifetime membership in the Itasca County Old Settler Association.

    His wife, Belinda, preceded him in death in October, 1964. Surviving are two daughters; Mrs. Clarence Billock and Mrs. Lawrence Akre; two sisters, Mrs. Jessie Kennedy and Mrs. James Nairn; six grandchildren, and three great-grandchildren.

    Buried in Itasca Calvary Cemetery at Grand Rapids, Minnesota. (Plot C-B-07-0-2)

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