Frederick A. Boyd, who is successfully engaged in farming in Roseland township, is a native son of that township
and his birth occurred on the 13th of March, 1877. His father, Robert A. Boyd, was born in Seneca county, Ohio,
of Irish ancestry and the mother, who bore the maiden name of Ellen Addis, was a native of New Jersey. Robert A.
Boyd accompanied his parents to Stark county, Illinois, and remained there until about 1872, when he came westward
to Nebraska and took up a homestead and a tree claim on section 10, Roseland township, Adams county. He at once
began to cultivate his land and as the years passed brought it to a high state of development. He was very successful
as a farmer and acquired title to almost a whole section of land. He was prominent in his community and served
as county supervisor, proving very efficient in that office. He belonged to the Workmen and to the Grand Army of
the Republic, having served in the Civil war as a member of the Sixty ninth Illinois Volunteer Infantry. He passed
away in 1899, but his wife is still living and has the distinction of being the only woman in the township who
is residing upon the original family homestead. To them were horn five children, namely: Frances V.; Frederick
A.; John and Clara, both deceased; and Warren E., who is farming the home place.
Frederick A. Boyd entered the public schools at the usual time and after completing the work of the grades became
a student in the Roseland high school and still later spent two years in Hastings College at Hastings. He continued
to reside at home until he was twenty four or twenty five years of age, when he removed to his present place which
comprises one hundred and sixty acres of fine land on section 23, Roseland township. He is well known as a breeder
of Hereford cattle. He manages his business affairs well and is at once practical and progressive in his work as
an agriculturist. His place is kept in excellent condition and he ranks among the able and efficient farmers and
stock raisers of the county.
Mr. Boyd was married in 1901 to Miss Clara Joynt, by whom he has five children, Margaret, Alice, Geraldine, Jeannette
and Sadie. He casts his ballot in support of the men and measures of the republican party and has served as central
committeeman, doing much to promote the success of that party in this county. Both he and his wife are active members
of the Methodist Episcopal church and he is now superintendent of the Sunday school. His daily life bears witness
to the sincerity of his belief and no movement for the moral advancement of his community lacks his support. Fraternally
he is connected with the Independent Order of Odd Fellows at Juniata.
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