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Myrtle (Ruth) Boyd (1934)


Posted By: Ida Morse
Date: 4/5/2006 at 20:09:28

The Winterset Madisonian
Winterset, Iowa
Thursday, October 11, 1934
Page 1

Death of Mrs. Myrtle Boyd

An illness of four weeks proved fatal to Mrs. Myrtle Boyd of Winterset last week. She died Saturday, October 6, at the Lutheran hospital in Des Moines. She was 55 years old.

Mrs. Boyd was born Myrtle Ruth, eldest daughter of Mr. And Mrs. Joseph Ruth, on a farm near Winterset on December 2, 1878. On December 15, 1897, she was married to Claud U. Boyd. They were the parents of six children, five of whom are living. Mrs. Boyd was orphaned at the age of five, and was reared in the home of her grandfather, Richard Bruce. At her death she had been a member of the Baptist church for 37 years. She was also a member of the Crown Rebekah lodge of Winterset.

Mrs. Boyd is survived by the five children, Raymond Boyd and Mrs. Jessie Dunn of Winterset. Mrs. Lois Vernon of Des Moines, and Loren and Clair Boyd at home; and her sister, Mrs. Gertrude Squires of Newton. There are also six grandchildren.

Mrs. Boyd’s husband died in 1931 and her daughter Ida in 1932.

The funeral was held at the Baptist church at 2:30 p.m., Tuesday. The Rev. Fred W. Madson, Baptist pastor, was in charge, assisted by the Rev. H. L. Olmstead, of the Church of Christ. Burial was made in Winterset.


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