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William Edward Boyden (1860-?)
Born in Wastenaw Co., resident of Bay city, MI.

1915 Biogrpahy. (Added May, 2009)

History of the Michigan Agriculture College, 1915


William Edward Boyden was the son of Edward Luther Boyden of Wastenaw county, Michigan and Frances A. (Burnett) Boyden of Phelps, New York. Wm. Edward was born in Webster township, Wastenaw county, Michigan, July 5, 1860.

He married Nettie Adelia Robinson, of Sharon, Wastenaw county. She was reared, educated and married in Ann Arbor, Mich.

He was educated in a public school of Detroit, having frail health. He is a Republican and no surrenderer. Since arriving to the majority he has always been a farmer, preferring live stock, living on the old home farm until November 13, 1901, when as manager of a farm, he cast his lot with Eugene Fifield of Bay City. He was director and moderator of the old home district school; member of the State Board of Agriculture 1895-97; for some years a director of the American Shorthorn Association.

Names of no children were given.

Address: Bay City, Station A, Route 6.

Additional Notes.

    1879 - Directory Bay City, Mich.

  • Boyden, William, engineer, res s w cor Farragut and 2d.

    1880 - Census: Webster, Washtenaw, Mich.

  • Boyden, Edward L. - b. 1831 Mich. - farmer.
  • Frances A., wife - b. 1835 New York.
  • William, son - b. 1861 Mich.
    -- Note: 6 others boarding at residence.

    1900 - Census: Webster Twp., Washtenaw, Mich.

  • Boydin, William E. - b. Jul. 1860 Mich.
  • Nettie A., wife - b. Mar. 1864 Mich.
  • Harold U., adopted son - b. Sep. 1897 Mich.
    - Note: 5 others boarding at residence.
Related Pages/Notes

William E. Boyden

Related Pages:
Fifield, Eugene
People Referenced
Boyden, Edward L. (father)
Boyden, Harold U. (son)
Boyden, Wm. E. (subject)
Burnett, Frances A. (mother)
Fifield, Eugene
Robinson, Nettie A (wife)
Subjects Referenced
American Shorthorn Assoc.
Ann Arbor, MI
Bay City, MI
Bay County, MI
Detroit, MI
MI Bd. of Agriculture
Phelps, NY
Sharon, MI
Wastenaw Co., MI
Webster Twp., MI
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