Samuel Brown Boyd

Male 1858 - 1916  (58 years)


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  • Name Samuel Brown Boyd 
    Born 4 Mar 1858  Yorkville, Dearborn, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Male 
    Census 1860  York, Dearborn, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Census 1910  Washington, Daviess, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Cemetery Oak Grove Cemetery Find all individuals with events at this location 
    _UID D4A3688E3C09D511A5C1205002C1000031DB 
    Died 6 Dec 1916  Daviess county, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried Washington, Daviess, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I3883  Scudder
    Last Modified 11 Jan 2007 

    Family Matilda Forman Scudder,   b. 2 Aug 1861, Washington, Daviess, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Jan 1958, Washington, Daviess, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 96 years) 
    Married 29 Dec 1887  Washington, Daviess, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    _UID 0393688E3C09D511A5C1205002C1000050DB 
    Children 
     1. Helen Boyd,   b. 28 Jul 1891, Washington, Daviess, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Sep 1898, Washington, Daviess, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 7 years)
     2. Samuel Brown Boyd, Jr.,   b. 20 Mar 1893, Washington, Daviess, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 Jan 1953, Washington, Daviess, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 59 years)
     3. John Scudder Boyd,   b. 3 Jul 1895, Washington, Daviess, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 May 1953, Haddonfield, Camden, New Jersey Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 57 years)
     4. Boyd,   b. 3 Jul 1895, Washington, Daviess, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 Jul 1895, Washington, Daviess, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 0 years)
     5. Polly Ruth Boyd,   b. 28 Nov 1897, Washington, Daviess, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Dec 1975, Washington, Daviess, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 78 years)
    Last Modified 7 Dec 2017 
    Family ID F1730  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Samuel moved from Dearborn county to Daviess county with his parents in 1871. Both parents died shortly after the removal, the father in 1871 and the mother in 1875. At the age of seventeen, Samuel found himself entirely upon his own resources. He worked on a farm in the summer and went to the country schools in the winter until he secceeded in securing a license to teach. He continued at school work for ten years, teaching in country schools for four years; principal of the Odon school for one year, in the grammar school, Washington, one year and county superintendent of schools four years, 1883-1887. In the meantime, he attended school two summers at Danville, Indiana.

      In 1885, Samuel bought a third interest in the Washington Democrat; in 1887 this was increased to one-half interest, and in connection with Stephen Belding and B.F. Strasser, respectively, he published the Daily and Weekly Democrat until 1891, when he purchased the entire plant. In 1906 he sold a half interest in the plant to Henry Backes and the publication was issued under the firm name of Boyd & Backes.

      Samuel was a prominent member of the Democratic Editorial Association of Indiana, in which he served as president in 1895 and was secretary for several years. He was an Odd Fellow since 1882 and was an ardent member of the Episcopal church. He served as a trustee of the Southern Indiana hospital for the insane during Governor Matthew's administration, 1893-1897; also on the city school board of Washington.

  • Sources 
    1. [S16] Genealogy of Descendants of Jacob Scudder T-2-3-7-Partial and Descendants of Peter Scudder T-2-3-11, Edwin Lefort Soper; comp., (Scudder Association Bulletin), Vol. XXVII, p. 19, Dec 1976.

    2. [S855] Indiana Marriage Records Index, 1845-1920, (Indiana: Indiana Works Progress Administration, 1938-1940), Book 6, Page 382.