Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Rev. B. M. Boydston, 1851-1902

Rev. B. M. Boydston 
Served the Jerome Methodist Episcopal Church 
Knoxville Express [IA] - 21 May 1902
Posted on IAGenWeb.org by James Quigley 8/17/2003
  Died at his home in Lone Tree, Iowa, Monday May 12 [1902], Rev. B. M. Boydston, aged 51 years.
  Rev. Boydston was born in Greene County, Pennsylvania, in 1851, and came with his parents to Iowa, who settled in Knoxville in 1856. He united with the M. E. church at the early age of 15 years, and from his youth up has been a faithful follower of the meek and lowly Jesus. His high school education was completed in Knoxville, after which he held a position as teacher in the same school.
  In 1872 he entered the Iowa Wesleyan University, at Mount Pleasant. After pursuing the course he entered the Boston Theological Seminary in 1876, and entered the ministry in 1880. He was united in marriage Aug. 24, 1881, to Miss Melvina J. Bradley of Centerville, Iowa. Their union was blessed with the following children: Mrs. H. B. Miller, Albert W. and David P., all of who with their mother survive their husband and father.
  Deceased was a brother of Mrs. H. Cunningham and County Treasurer George L. Boydston of Knoxville, and has many old friends in this county who mourn his death.
  The funeral was held at Lone Tree on Wednesday, May 14.

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