Biography of George M. Boyd
Columbiana County, OH Biographies





George M. Boyd, well known garage owner of East Liverpool, is a reliable and substantial citizen of Columbiana County. He was born near Hookstown, Pa., Jan. 22, 1886, and is the son of Thomas H. and Sarah Jane (Steffler) Boyd.

Thomas H. Boyd, deceased, was a native of Beaver County, Pa., as was his wife. He was born Jan. 2, 1841, and she was born Dec. 25, 1845. Mr. Boyd engaged in general farming and stock raising during his life and met with marked success. He owned a well improved farm of 57 acres and was an extensive breeder of pure bred cattle. He was a Democrat and a member of the United Presbyterian Church. He died in 1913 and his wife died in 1917. Mr. and Mrs. Boyd were the parents of the following children: Frank, deceased; Jennie, died in 1900; Alice, married George Allison, lives at Chester, W. Va.; Mary, deceased; Nora, the widow of Benjamin Mackall, lives in East Liverpool; Emma, married George Silverthorn, lives at Chester, W. Va.; Anna, married James Paisley, lives at Chester; and George M., the subject of this sketch.

George M. Boyd began life as a farmer. He attended the public schools of Beaver County and after completing his schooling purchased a tract of 60 acres. He later bought the old homestead, which he farmed until 1916, at which time he removed to East Liverpool and engaged in automobile repair work. He has conducted the Boyd Repair Shop at 126 Rural Lane since September, 1920, and this ranks among the up to date and dependable garages of the city.

In December, 1905, Mr. Boyd was united in marriage with Miss Cora McCuen, who was born in Pleasants County, W. Va., the daughter of Jerry and Lucinda (Williamson) McCuen, both deceased. To Mr. and Mrs. Boyd four children have been born: Cecil, born Dec. 22, 1906, engaged in business with his father; Ida, born Oct. 6, 1908; Eulalie, born Aug. 21, 1913; and George Edward, born June 19, 1916.

Politically, Mr. Boyd is a Republican. He and his family hold membership in the Presbyterian Church.


From:
History of Columbiana County, Ohio
By: Harold B. Barth
Historical Publishing Company
Topeka-Indianapolis 1926


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