Biography of Mrs. Prudence L. Boyington (w/o William J.)
Potter County, PA Biographies

MRS. PRUDENCE L. BOYINGTON, daughter of Burrel and Dorcas (Irons) Lyman, was born in Roulette, Potter Co., Penn., in 1830. After leaving school she taught several years, and was a very successful teacher in Potter county. But the early difficulties Mrs. Boyington passed through in studying to become a teacher were many and great. Her compensation for teaching her first school was $1 per week in summer and $2.50 in winter, with her "board around" added. Often she had to walk a mile and a half through deep snow to reach the place where she temporarily took her meals and found a lodging. She married William J Boyington March 13, 1851, after which they located at Hebron, where her husband was engaged as lumberman, eventually removing to Roulette, and in 1858 she became proprietress of the Roulette Hotel, a business she still continues. Their children are Mary A. (Mrs. Clinton S. Corthell, of Findlay, Ohio), Dora E., Nellie P., and Gertrude G. (now Mrs. J. K. Regan, of Salamanca). Mr. Boyington is a member of Eulalia Lodge, No. 342, F. & A. M.; he is a Democrat in politics, and was postmaster eight years. He was born in Randolph, N. Y., in 1826. His parents removed to Olean; from there to Wisconsin, where his mother died. His father returned to Olean, where he died in 1888, at the advanced age of eighty four years; their children were William J., Esther and Hiram.


From:
History of the Counties of
McKean, Elk, Cameron and Potter, Pennsylvania
J. H. Beers & Co. Publishers
Chicago, Ill. 1890


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