Biography of George Boyle



Berrien County

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Also see [Railway Officials in America 1906]

GEORGE BOYLE was born Dec. 3, 1835, in Lake township, of this county. His father's family consisted of thirteen children. His parents were Germans, and came over to America about 1831, settling on a farm, where George first learned to love the life of a farmer. He assisted his father on the farm until he was twenty years old. At that time he married Ann, daughter of Mary and John Husted, settling on a farm of seventy-five acres, given him by his father, in Oronoko township. He sold this land in 1864, and bought where he now resides. His first purchase was one hundred and fifty-one acres, to which he afterwards added one hundred and two acres, making for himself a home of which any man should be proud. This farm has been well managed, he being one of the largest and best farmers in this part of the country. His early educational advantages were limited. In politics lie is a Republican, in religion a liberal.

Mr. and Mrs. Boyle have had seven children, viz. Samantha L., born May 12, 1858, died Oct. 10, 1859; Thomas E., born Aug. 1, 1859; Laura A., born June 27, 1861; Sarah A., born June 29, 1864; Ira G., born Oct. 17, 1869; Melvin G., born July 12, 1874; Myra M., born Aug. 19, 1876.

Mr. Boyle has been a successful business man. His capital has been his health, his industry, and his ambition. With a proper use of these no man could fail. These qualifications were just what was required in a new country, and by their practical application his success was insured.

History of Berrien and Van Buren Counties, Michigan
With Illistrations and Biographical Sketches
of Its Prominent Men and Pioneers.
D. W. Ensign & Co., Philadelphia 1880
Press of J. B. Lippincoff & Co., Philadelphia.

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