Douglas Tuggle Boynton

2 September 1937–12 February 2015 (Age 77)
Amelia, Virginia, United States

The Life of Douglas Tuggle

When Douglas Tuggle Boynton was born on 2 September 1937, in Amelia, Virginia, United States, his father, Neal Lathrop Boynton, was 42 and his mother, Clara Brooke Tuggle, was 27. He lived in Giles Magisterial District, Amelia, Virginia, United States in 1940. He died on 12 February 2015, in Richmond, Virginia, United States, at the age of 77.

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Neal Lathrop Boynton
Clara Brooke Tuggle
Douglas Tuggle Boynton

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World Events (8)


Age 4

Japanese attack Pearl Harbor.
1941 · Pentagon is Built in Arlington

Age 4

The Pentagon was developed as the Department of Defense had outgrown the other buildings were it was previous located.The groundbreaking for the Pentagon was on September 11, 1941. When the Pentagon was being built, it was determined that it could be no taller than four stories high. Colonel Leslie R. Groves was the supervisor of the project, he would later become known for helping on the Manhattan Project.
1958 · The First U.S. Satellite in Space

Age 21

Explorer 1 was the first satellite of the United States to be launched and successfully orbit the Earth.

Name Meaning

English: habitational name from a place in East Yorkshire named Boynton, from the Old English personal name Bōfa + the connective particle -ing-denoting association + tūn ‘settlement’. Alternatively, the name may have arisen from Boyton in Wiltshire (recorded in Domesday Book as Boientone) or from Boyington Court in Kent (recorded in 1207 as Bointon), both of which are named with the Old English personal name Boia + tūn ‘settlement’.

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

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Sources (2)

  • Douglash Boynton in household of Neil Boynton, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Douglas Tuggle Boynton in entry for Neil Lathrop Boynton, "United States, GenealogyBank Historical Newspaper Obituaries, 1815-2011"

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