Thomas Alvin Boyd

10 October 1888–30 March 1989 (Age 100)
Oxford Township, Guernsey, Ohio, United States

The Life Summary of Thomas Alvin

When Thomas Alvin Boyd was born on 10 October 1888, in Oxford Township, Guernsey, Ohio, United States, his father, William Charles Boyd, was 42 and his mother, Amanda Bell, was 33. He married Grace Jean Bethel on 25 June 1919, in Belmont, Ohio, United States. He lived in Dayton, Montgomery, Ohio, United States in 1920 and Detroit Ward 17, Detroit, Wayne, Michigan, United States in 1940. In 1920, at the age of 32, his occupation is listed as chemical engineer for general motors in Dayton, Montgomery, Ohio, United States. He died on 30 March 1989, in Wayne, Michigan, United States, at the age of 100.

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Thomas Alvin Boyd
Grace Jean Bethel
Marriage: 25 June 1919

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World Events (8)

1889 · The first Skyscraper in Detroit
Age 1
The Hammond Building was a high-rise building completed in 1889 and was 151 feet tall. It's considered the first skyscraper in the city and was the tallest in Michigan after it was built. The Hammond Building was demolished in 1956 to make way for the National Bank of Detroit Building.
1890 · The Sherman Antitrust Act
Age 2
This Act tried to prevent the raising of prices by restricting trade. The purpose of the Act was to preserve a competitive marketplace to protect consumers from abuse.
1916 · The First woman elected into the US Congress
Age 28
Jeannette Pickering Rankin became the first woman to hold a federal office position in the House of Representatives, and remains the only woman elected to Congress by Montana.

Name Meaning

Scottish: habitational name from the island of Bute in the Firth of Clyde, the Gaelic name of which is Bód (genitive Bóid).

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

Sources (10)

  • Thomas Boyd, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Thomas Alvin Boyd, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Thomas A Boyd in household of William C Boyd, "United States Census, 1900"

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