8. Austin Augustus
BOYD was born on Jan 6, 1841 in Waldo, Marion Co., Ohio.
He died 1923, Aug 7 in Marion, Marion Co., Ohio.3 He was buried in Otterbein Cem., Marion Co., Ohio.
"Austin Boyd (1841-1923) lived about three blocks from our home in Marion.
We knew him as 'cousin' Austin. I remember him as a tall spare elderly man
with big ears," remembers Leyland Arthur Brown.
Austin A. Boyd was living on a farm just across the Scioto River from Newmans,
OH at the turn of the century (1900). This property is shown in the 1887 Marion
Co. Atlas to be owned by his father, Sylvester Boyd, so he has appearently inherited
the farm from his brother. Austin's brother Joe was also living there according
to the 1900 Census.
April 25 1902
Totally Destroys the Old Boyd Homestead North of Town Tuesday Afternoon.---Fire
Caught from Sparks
Tuesday afternoon about five o'clock while supper was being served, the house
on the Boyd farm about three miles north of town was discovered on fire. On account
of the high wind the flames spread so rapidly that nothing valuable was saved
from the burning building.
The residence was occupied by Joseph Boyd, Mr. and Mrs. Austin Boyd and their
daughters, Mollie and Edna. The occupants lost everything except the clothes
which they wore. Austin Boyd also lost $35 in money, Joseph Boyd lost 45 in money
and a valuable gold watch. The Misses Mollie and Edna Boyd were in Prospect during
the fire, and lost all their belongings, including Edna's gold watch. The building
was totally destroyed. Loss $1800, insurance $900. The cause of the fire is supposed
to be from sparks out of the chimney. Even the chicken coop and shop in which
were $75 worth of carpenter tools belonging to Joseph Boyd went to satisfy the
July 28 1904
Thrown From Wagon
Last Friday, while hauling wood on his farm, north of Prospect, Austin Boyd was
thrown from the wagon falling behind the horses, one of which kicked him twice
on the head and before he could recover himself the wagon ran over him, seriously
injuring his back. Medical aid was called and it was found that Mr. Boyd was
August 11 1904
In Common Pleas Court by John W. Hughes to Collect Commission on Sale of Real
John W. Hughes of Prospect through his attorneys, Mouser and Quigley of Marion
has began suit in the court of common pleas, against Austin A. Boyd, Joseph V.
Boyd and Ma E, Boyd asking for a judgment of $128.40, which amount he claims
as is due him as a commission on the sale of real estate. He claims that on February
4, 1904, he entered into a written contract with the defendants, in which the
defendants agreed to give him the right to sell or trade 167 acres of land in
Prospect township within twelve months hereafter for $6240. Of this amount $2500
was to be paid in cash and $3920 in three equal deferred payments. He says that
he was given full authority to close such a contract.
Hughes stated that on June 10 he sold the land to C E. Kirts in accordance with
his agreement with the defendants but he states that after the deal was completed
said defendants refused to comply with their agreement. He says that he has been
promised two? per cent commission. Which would amount to $128.40 and for which
amount he asks judgment.
February 23 1905
FOR SALE - I have a lot of shoats and brood sows that I will sell within the
next ten days. A. A. Boyd.
March 9 1905
Real Estate Transfers
J. V. Boyd to A. A. Boyd, 1/2 interest in 170 acres in prospect township, $3,100.
A. A. Boyd to A. E. Thomas 1/2 interest in 107 (170 probably) acres in Prospect
The Marion City Directory of 1915-16 lists A.A. Boyd (Mary E.) at 220 Madison
Ave. Also, Austin D. clk, board, at same address.
Austin Augustus died while his residence was at 220 Madison Ave. in Marion.
He was living there after the farm in Prospect township had burned. After he
died, I believe that his wife, Mary Wasser Boyd, lived out the rest of her life
with her son Austin Dewitt at his residence at 306 Spencer Street.
Eleanor Berkshire Pease remembers and Austin Boyd from her days in Marion. He
was one of the guys who hung around her grandfather Harvey Peters who ran a truck
farm in Marion. The Austin Boyd that she remembers is probably this one, if
it were his son Austin, she would more than likely remember him as Dusty.
He was a founding member of the Oddfellows Lodge #482 in Prospect, OH 1871. http://www.marioncountyoddfellows.org/marionlodges.html
Austin Augustus BOYD and Mary Elizabeth WASSER were married on Nov 2, 1871 in
Marion, Marion, Ohio.4
9. Mary Elizabeth WASSER
was born on Dec 4, 1852 in Prospect, Marion Co., Ohio.4 She died in 1931 in Marion, Marion Co., Ohio.
She was buried in Otterbein Cem., Marion Co., Ohio.4 Her obituary states that she "was affiliated
with the Presbyterian denomination." She died in her son A.D. "Dusty's"
home after a six month illness. The funeral was performed there also, and she
was burried in Otterbein Cemetary near Prospect.
|Sylvester BOYD was born on Mar 15, 1873
in Prospect, Marion Co., Ohio. He died on Mar 29, 1873 in Prospect,
Marion Co., Ohio. He was buried in Otterbein Cem., Marion Co., Ohio.|
|Edna Mae BOYD
was born on Dec 1, 1874 in Prospect, Marion Co., Ohio. She died on
Jul 30, 1953. Married Mr. Robert Auchley and had a son Robert Auchley.
They lived in Missouri, but Dad says, that he doesn't know how she got out there.
April 20 1905
Some of the farmers of this vicinity have finished their spring plowing, and
are ready to go fishing as soon as it stops snowing.
Sunday school was organized at the Otterbein church, last Sunday. H. R. Van Houton
was elected Supt. And Miss Mollie Boyd, Assistant Supt., Sunday school will begin
next Sunday, April 23.
February 23 1905
Miss Mollie Boyd opened school Tuesday morning after being absent since last
Tuesday on account of sickness.
|Charles Carey BOYD was born on Nov 23,
1876 in Prospect, Marion Co., Ohio. He died on Jan 18, 1969 in Prospect,
Marion Co., Ohio. He was buried in Prospect Cem., Marion Co., Ohio.
Uncle Carey moved back to Ohio from Montana about 1942 or 43 according to Uncle
Bob. He remembers that he came back during the war.|
|Mary Elizabeth Molly BOYD was born on Aug
18, 1878 in Prospect, Marion Co., Ohio. She died in 1952.
Married name was Rinker. Molly Boyd went insane.
BR:Marion Co. Birth Records show birthdate as 1873 not 1878. I believe the 1878
date is from Boyd family records.
|Austin Dewitt (Dusty)