BOYNTON, Orlando J. 1844-1928
BOYNTON, POLLEY, WILLIAMS
Posted By: Tammy (email)
Date: 4/22/2015 at 08:06:40
Reinbeck's Last Old Soldier Called
Orlando J. Boynton Answers Taps Sunday Evening
Taps were sounded for Orlando J. Boynton, of Reinbeck, at 7:30 Sunday evening, April 15th, 1928.
Mr. Boynton was born in Pepperall county, Mass., Jan. 14th, 1844, and at the time of his death was aged 84 years, 3 months and 1 day.
He enlisted with Company E, Thirty-third Massachusetts regiment, at the beginning of the Civil war. After the close of the war he came west and for some years followed bridge building, later engaging in farming, and for several years lived on the H. B. Kelly and other farms north of Reinbeck.
He was married in Nebraska in 1892 to Miss Sarah Polley, who preceded him in death in 1900. In October, 1902, he was again married, this time to Miss Lucena C. Williams, of Pepperall county, Mass., a friend of his younger days, and she survives him, altho in quite poor health.
For upwards of forty years Mr. Boynton has lived in the vicinity of Reinbeck, the past several years in the town where he followed the livery business until failing health compelled him to give up active work.
For the past few years Mr. and Mrs. Boynton have spent the winters at the Soldiers' Home in Marshalltown, returning to their home in Reinbeck for the summers.
Mr. Boynton is the last of the old soldiers of the civil war residing in Reinbeck or near vicinity. He was a member of the Thompson Post, G.A.R., of that place almost since its organization.
Mr. Boynton was quite widely known over this and adjoining counties and his happy-go-lucky disposition and good cheer made for him many lasting friends.
Funeral services were held Wednesday afternoon at Reinbeck and interment was in the Reinbeck cemetery.
--The Grundy Register (Grundy Center, Iowa), 19 April 1928, pg 1
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