Thomas Alvin Boyd

Male10 October 1888–30 March 1989

Brief Life History 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 34. 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
1888–1989
Grace Jean Bethel
1890–1979
Marriage: 25 June 1919

Sources (11)

  • Thomas Boyd, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Thomas A Boyd, "Ohio, County Births, 1841-2003"
  • Thomas Alvin Boyd, "Ohio, County Marriages, 1789-2013"

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  • Marriage
    25 June 1919Belmont, Ohio, United States
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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, from Bòid (genitive case of Bòd, the Gaelic name of the island of Bute) or Bòideach, denoting a person from Bute. Alternatively, the name may denote descendants of a Gilla filius Boed, who appears in reference to Glasgow Cathedral in the early 12th century, perhaps from the Gaelic personal name Boite, of uncertain origin.

    Scottish and Irish: from the Gaelic epithet buidhe ‘yellow(-haired)’. Compare Bowie .

    Manx: from Mac Gille Buidhe ‘son of the yellow-haired lad’ (compare 2 above).

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

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