Tombstone Tuesday – December 14, 2021 – Daniel J Boyer

Daniel J. Boyer is the son of David and Eunice Electra (White) Boyer. He was born on September 22, 1888 in Rose Township, Oakland County, Michigan. David and Eunice had six children; Nellie (1887), Daniel (1888), Clarence (1890), Flossie (1894), Celia (1900), David (1905).

In the 1900 Federal Census, Daniel is eleven and living with his parents and his siblings in Rose Township, Oakland County, Michigan. Daniel is attending school. David, his father, is a farmer.

Daniel married Lucille Savory on February 19, 1910 in Flint, Michigan. In the 1910 Federal Census, Daniel is listed as 21 years old. It has been transcribed incorrectly on Ancestry where they have is age as 41 years old. A lesson to always look at the actual document. He and Lucile are married, he is working as a Farm Laborer, probably for his father. The Census was taken on the 5th of May 1910. In 1910 the first of their daughters is born, Beatrice but unfortunately she died a few days after her birth according to her death certificate.

Daniel registered for the WWI draft on June 5, 1917 in Genesee County, Michigan. He states that he is working for Buick Motors Company in Flint as a machinist- tool grinder. He states that he is twenty eight years old. They live at 619 Taylor in Flint, Michigan.

By the 1920 Federal Census, Daniel and Lucile have two daughters; Merle Viola (1912), Gladys (1914). Daniel is a foreman for the railroad. They live in Highland, Oakland County, Michigan where they own their home. In the 1930 Federal Census, Daniel is 41 years old. He and Lucile live next door to Eunice, Daniel’s mother, who is a widow. The two daughter, Merle and Gladys, are still living at home. They also have a lodger living with them buy the name of Raymond Gault. Daniel remains employed by the railroad.

In the 1940 Federal Census, Daniel and Lucile are in Highland, Oakland County, Michigan. They live on Bishop Street. Daniel no longer works for the railroad. He lists his occupation as Section Trimmer. I have no idea what that is.

Seventy one years ago on December14, 1950, Daniel died in Rose Township Oakland County, Michigan. He is buried in Beebe Cemetery in Rose Township, Oakland County, Michigan.

Rest in peace, Daniel!

Love Jan

Daniel J Boyer is my first cousin 3X removed.

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