John Francis Boyle

John Francis Boyle

Male 1862 - 1945  (83 years)

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  • Name John Francis Boyle 
    Born 11 Jan 1862  177 Eddy, Providence, Providence County, Rhode Island Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    John Francis Boyle Birth Record
    John Francis Boyle Birth Record
    The birth record of John Francis Boyle on January 11th, 1862 in Providence, Rhode Island.
    Deposition A from John Francis Boyle's pension file.
    Deposition A from John Francis Boyle's pension file.
    This is the "tell all" document included in John Francis Boyle's pension for service during the Spanish-American War where he corrects the "mis statements I before made". This was the keystone responsible for unraveling John's past. John took his secrets with him to the grave and without this deposition, we may have never discovered his true past.
    Gender Male 
    Residence 22 Jul 1870  Ward 9, Providence, Providence County, Rhode Island Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    John Boyle 1870 Census Enumeration
    John Boyle 1870 Census Enumeration
    John Boyle and family on the 1870 census in Providence, Rhode Island.
    Residence 1 Jun 1875  60 Clinton Street, Providence, Providence County, Rhode Island Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    John Boyle family, 1875 Rhode Island State Census
    John Boyle family, 1875 Rhode Island State Census
    Residence 04 Jun 1880  60 Clinton Street, Providence, Providence County, Rhode Island Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    • Occupation: Jewler
    John Boyle 1880 Census Enumeration
    John Boyle 1880 Census Enumeration
    John Boyle and family on the 1880 census in Providence, Rhode Island.
    Residence 01 Jun 1885  Ward 9, Providence, Providence County, Rhode Island Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    • Occupation: Jewler
    John Francis Boyle 1885 Rhode Island State Census Enumeration
    John Francis Boyle 1885 Rhode Island State Census Enumeration
    John Francis Boyle 1885 Rhode Island State Census Enumeration
    Residence 1891  242 Willard Ave., Providence, Providence County, Rhode Island Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    City Directory Listing
    Occupation: Jeweler 
    City Directory Listing for John Boyle; John Francis Boyle, Hugh Herbert Boyle [I1781] and possibly others.
    City Directory Listing for John Boyle; John Francis Boyle, Hugh Herbert Boyle [I1781] and possibly others.
    Residence 4 Feb 1895  Lawrenceville, Mercer County, New Jersey Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    Stated residence at the time of his first marriage. 
    Residence 17 Aug 1896  Stamford, Fairfield County, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location  [9
    Employed as a waitor at Stamford Hall Sanitorium 
    Military Service 11 Jun 1898  Raleigh, Wake County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Enlisted for service in the Spanish-American War. 
    • Occupation: Clerk (at enlistment)
    John Francis Boyle Service Papers
    John Francis Boyle Service Papers
    John Francis Boyle's service papers including enlisment and discharge.
    Military Service 29 Aug 1898  St Simons Island, Glynn County, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Discharged from Service 
    • Honorably discharged by Major J. K. Stockard, Chief Surgeon 2nd N.C. Infantry U.S.V. due to Pulmonary Hemorrhage.

      From his service record, not yet scanned.
    Known Presence 06 Feb 1899  Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Filed for pension 
    Military Pension 06 Feb 1899 
    Pension Application File Number: C2541-659 (Spanish American War) 
    • This pension file is huge; literally hundreds of pages of legal-size documents printed on both sides. It is not feasable to post the entire document. A few of the highly relevant documents will be posted as they are scanned.
    Military Pension 06 Feb 1899  [10
    Pension Application Number: 1,218,640 (Spanish American War) 
    Military Pension 06 Feb 1899 
    Pension Certificate Number: 1,039,467 (Spanish American War) 
    John Francis Boyle, Pension Payment Card (1 of 2)
    John Francis Boyle, Pension Payment Card (1 of 2)
    John Francis Boyle, Pension Payment Card (2 of 2)
    John Francis Boyle, Pension Payment Card (2 of 2)
    Residence 31 Jan 1900  New York, New York Find all individuals with events at this location  [11
    170 Bleecker Street 
    Known Presence 09 Feb 1900  Stamford, Fairfield County, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location  [12
    At Stamford Hall Sanitorium 
    Residence 14 Apr 1900  Westchester County, NY Find all individuals with events at this location  [11
    Globe Avenue 
    Residence 16 Jun 1900  Dayton Veterans Affairs Medical Center, 4100 West 3rd Street, Dayton, Montgomery, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location  [14
    Central Branch, National Home for Disabled Volunteer Soldiers 
    • John definitely spent time in the Soldiers Home in Ohio but he may have spent time in as many as three other Soldiers Homes between the years 1900-1917. I have found records of admission for John in four separate homes but many of the dates overlap exactly and the documents do not differentiate the home for which the admission and discharge dates apply. Without additional information, the exact home he was at during the recorded dates cannot be known with certainty. All of the documents will be attached on this first entry for his admissions to the Soldiers Homes. [13]
    • Occupation: Inmate (Patient at Soldiers Home)
    John Francis Boyle 1900 Census Enumeration
    John Francis Boyle 1900 Census Enumeration
    John Francis Boyle on the 1900 census at Jefferson, Montgomery County, Ohio.
    John Francis Boyle recorded in the Soldiers Home records of Danville, Illinois
    John Francis Boyle recorded in the Soldiers Home records of Danville, Illinois
    Dates for this and other Soldiers Home admissions overlap.
    John Francis Boyle recorded in the Soldiers Home records of Johnson City, Tennessee.
    John Francis Boyle recorded in the Soldiers Home records of Johnson City, Tennessee.
    Dates of admission overlap with the records at other Soldier's Homes.
    John Francis Boyle recorded in the Soldiers Home records of Marion, Indiana.
    John Francis Boyle recorded in the Soldiers Home records of Marion, Indiana.
    Dates of admission overlap with those of other Soldier's Homes.
    Known Presence 08 Aug 1900  Dayton Veterans Affairs Medical Center, 4100 West 3rd Street, Dayton, Montgomery, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location  [15
    Dayton National Home for Disabled Volunteer Soldiers 
    John Francis Boyle
    John Francis Boyle
    John Francis Boyle record of admissions to the Central Branch of the National Home for Disabled Volunteer Soldiers.
    Residence 09 Oct 1900  Dayton Veterans Affairs Medical Center, 4100 West 3rd Street, Dayton, Montgomery, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location  [11
    Dayton National Home for Disabled Volunteer Soldiers 
    Residence 22 May 1901  South Wilton, Fairfield County, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location  [11
    Residence 23 Aug 1901  Albany, Greene County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location  [11
    Residence 13 Sep 1901  Waynetown, Montgomery County, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location  [11
    Known Presence 31 Oct 1901  Dayton Veterans Affairs Medical Center, 4100 West 3rd Street, Dayton, Montgomery, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location  [16
    Dayton National Home for Disabled Volunteer Soldiers 
    John Francis Boyle
    John Francis Boyle
    John Francis Boyle record of admissions to the Central Branch of the National Home for Disabled Volunteer Soldiers.
    Residence 09 Dec 1901  Danville, Vermilion County, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location  [17
    National Home for Disabled Veterans 
    Known Presence 28 Aug 1903  Dayton Veterans Affairs Medical Center, 4100 West 3rd Street, Dayton, Montgomery, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location  [16
    Dayton National Home for Disabled Volunteer Soldiers 
    John Francis Boyle
    John Francis Boyle
    John Francis Boyle record of admissions to the Central Branch of the National Home for Disabled Volunteer Soldiers.
    Known Presence 28 Mar 1910  Dayton Veterans Affairs Medical Center, 4100 West 3rd Street, Dayton, Montgomery, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location  [16
    Dayton National Home for Disabled Volunteer Soldiers 
    John Francis Boyle
    John Francis Boyle
    John Francis Boyle record of admissions to the Central Branch of the National Home for Disabled Volunteer Soldiers.
    Residence 26 Apr 1910  Harrison County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location  [18
    • Occupation: Mail Carrier
    John Francis Boyle 1910 Census Enumeration
    John Francis Boyle 1910 Census Enumeration
    John Francis Boyle and family on the 1910 census in Harrison County, Kentucky.
    Known Presence 30 Dec 1913  Dayton Veterans Affairs Medical Center, 4100 West 3rd Street, Dayton, Montgomery, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location  [16
    Dayton National Home for Disabled Volunteer Soldiers 
    John Francis Boyle
    John Francis Boyle
    John Francis Boyle record of admissions to the Central Branch of the National Home for Disabled Volunteer Soldiers.
    Known Presence 02 Feb 1914  Dayton Veterans Affairs Medical Center, 4100 West 3rd Street, Dayton, Montgomery, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location  [16
    Dayton National Home for Disabled Volunteer Soldiers 
    John Francis Boyle
    John Francis Boyle
    John Francis Boyle record of admissions to the Central Branch of the National Home for Disabled Volunteer Soldiers.
    Known Presence 18 Aug 1916  Dayton Veterans Affairs Medical Center, 4100 West 3rd Street, Dayton, Montgomery, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location  [16
    Dayton National Home for Disabled Volunteer Soldiers 
    John Francis Boyle
    John Francis Boyle
    John Francis Boyle record of admissions to the Central Branch of the National Home for Disabled Volunteer Soldiers.
    Miscellaneous 22 Aug 1916  Dayton Veterans Affairs Medical Center, 4100 West 3rd Street, Dayton, Montgomery, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location  [11
    Letter from the Central Branch National Home for Disabled Volunteer Soliers concerning her husband.  
    Letter to Maude Thompson-Boyle from the Central Branch, National Home for Disabled Volunteer Soldiers in Dayton, Ohio.
    Letter to Maude Thompson-Boyle from the Central Branch, National Home for Disabled Volunteer Soldiers in Dayton, Ohio.
    Known Presence 13 Dec 1917  Dayton Veterans Affairs Medical Center, 4100 West 3rd Street, Dayton, Montgomery, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location  [16
    Dayton National Home for Disabled Volunteer Soldiers 
    John Francis Boyle
    John Francis Boyle
    John Francis Boyle record of admissions to the Central Branch of the National Home for Disabled Volunteer Soldiers.
    Residence 20 Jan 1920  Harrison County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location  [19
    • Occupation: Railroad Laborer
    John Francis Boyle 1920 Census Enumeration
    John Francis Boyle 1920 Census Enumeration
    John Francis Boyle and family on 1920 Census in Harrison County, Kentucky.
    Residence 24 Apr 1930  Harrison County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location  [20
    • Occupation: Laborer "Steam Railroad"
    John Francis Boyle 1930 Census Enumeration
    John Francis Boyle 1930 Census Enumeration
    John Francis Boyle and family on 1930 census in Harrison County, Kentucky.
    Residence 1 May 1940  714 Main St., Covington, Kenton County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location  [21
    • Occupation: Unable to work
    Howard Boyle family, 1940 Census, Kenton County, Kentucky; John Francis Boyle.
    Howard Boyle family, 1940 Census, Kenton County, Kentucky; John Francis Boyle.
    Residence 07 Oct 1945  714 Main St., Covington, Kenton County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location  [22
    Residence at the time of his death. 
    Military Service (Specific) Spanish-American War
    Company M, 2nd Regiment, North Carolina Volunteer Infantry 
    Died 07 Oct 1945  714 Main St., Covington, Kenton County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location  [23
    John Francis Boyle Death Certificate
    John Francis Boyle Death Certificate
    The 1945 death certificate of John Francis Boyle.
    Buried 10 Oct 1945  Raven Creek Cemetery, Harrison County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location  [24, 25
    John Francis Boyle Death Certificate
    John Francis Boyle Death Certificate
    The 1945 death certificate of John Francis Boyle.
    Application for a military headstone for John Francis Boyle, submitted by his daughter, Eula Boyle-Cook.
    Application for a military headstone for John Francis Boyle, submitted by his daughter, Eula Boyle-Cook.
    Raven Creek Cemetery
    Raven Creek Cemetery
    The gate at Raven Creek Cemetery near Hinton, Harrison County, Kentucky.
    John Francis Boyle Headstone
    John Francis Boyle Headstone
    The cemetery marker of John Francis Boyle in Raven Creek Cemetery, Harrison County, Kentucky.
    Person ID I1813  Schimka Family Tree
    Last Modified 17 Sep 2015 

    Father John Boyle,   b. 1837, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Nov 1891, 242 Willard Ave., Providence, Providence County, Rhode Island Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 54 years) 
    Mother Bridget Branigan,   b. Abt 1841, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Apr 1897, Providence, Providence County, Rhode Island Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 56 years) 
    Married 02 Jun 1861  Providence, Providence County, Rhode Island Find all individuals with events at this location  [26, 27
    The marriage record of John Boyle and Bridget Branigan.
    The marriage record of John Boyle and Bridget Branigan.
    Family ID F720  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Sarah Jane Boyle,   b. Abt 1868,   d. Apr 1899, New York, New York Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 31 years) 
    Married 04 Feb 1895  Church of St Stephen, 151 East 28th St, New York, NY Find all individuals with events at this location  [8, 11, 28
    • Married by: Father Colton

      Sarah's last name was also Boyle but not related as he stated in his pension file.
    John Francis Boyle and Sarah Jane Boyle Marriage
    John Francis Boyle and Sarah Jane Boyle Marriage
    Copies of the original marriage records of John Francis Boyle and Sarah Jane Boyle in New York.
    Deposition A from John Francis Boyle's pension file.
    Deposition A from John Francis Boyle's pension file.
    This is the "tell all" document included in John Francis Boyle's pension for service during the Spanish-American War where he corrects the "mis statements I before made". This was the keystone responsible for unraveling John's past. John took his secrets with him to the grave and without this deposition, we may have never discovered his true past.
    Family ID F707  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Maude Belle Thompson,   b. 21 Sep 1878, Scott County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 05 Oct 1933, Hinton, Harrison County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 55 years) 
    Married 23 Nov 1904  Williamstown, Grant County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location  [29
    • Married at the Thompson Hotel in Williamtown, Grant County, Kentucky by Clay Conrad J.G.C.C. (Probably Justice Grant County Court).
    John F Boyle and Maude B Thompson Marriage Bond
    John F Boyle and Maude B Thompson Marriage Bond
    The 1904 Marriage Bond of John Francis Boyle and Maude Belle Thompson recorded in Williamstown, Grant County, Kentucky.
    John Francis Boyle and Maude Belle Thompson Marriage Certificate
    John Francis Boyle and Maude Belle Thompson Marriage Certificate
    The marriage certificate of John Francis Boyle and Maude Belle Thompson. Marriage took place at the Thompson Hotel in Williamstown, Grant County, Kentucky.
    Notes 
    • John Francis Boyle was a secretary and treasurer for the Junior Lodge and Maude was a secretary and treasurer for the Daughters of the American Revolution. It was at one of these meetings that John and Maude met (Howard Francis Boyle).
      DJS - I have not been able to prove either of these services. I did check with the nearest chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution and they were unable to find Maude listed as a DAR member. She could have performed a clerical job and not been a member.
      30 July 2011: I have still never proven the services mentioned above however, further research uncovered that Maude was a direct descendant of at least two Revolutionary War soldiers who are recognized by the Daughters of the American Revolution. Their names and DAR Ancestor numbers are:
      Francis Robinson: DAR# A097441
      John Barnes: DAR# A006344
      5 May 2012: Earlier in the year, 2012, I was inducted into the Sons of the American Revolution based upon the service of John Barnes (DJS).
    Children 
     1. Eula Thompson Boyle,   b. 23 Dec 1905, Hinton, Harrison County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Aug 1987, Cynthiana, Harrison County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 81 years)
     2. Katherine Corrine Boyle,   b. 31 Aug 1907, Hinton, Harrison County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Nov 1988, Cynthiana, Harrison County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 81 years)
     3. Robert Foreman Boyle,   b. 25 Oct 1909, Hinton, Harrison County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 02 Aug 1923, Hinton, Harrison County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 13 years)
     4. Howard Francis Boyle,   b. 6 Jul 1912, Hinton, Harrison County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Feb 2001, 3100 S. Rigsbee Drive, Plano, Collin County Texas Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 88 years)
     5. James Arthur Boyle,   b. 17 Aug 1914, Hinton, Harrison County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Jun 1993, Covington, Kenton County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 78 years)
    Documents
    Howard Francis Boyle Birth Certificate
    Howard Francis Boyle Birth Certificate
    Howard Francis Boyle's birth certificate in Hinton, Harrison County, Kentucky.
    James Arthur Boyle 1914 Birth Certificate
    James Arthur Boyle 1914 Birth Certificate
    The marriage record of Howard Francis Boyle and Jean Ruby Barkeloo.
    The marriage record of Howard Francis Boyle and Jean Ruby Barkeloo.
    Last Modified 30 May 2012 
    Family ID F207  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 3 Lula M. Jones,   b. 28 Jan 1892, Hinton, Harrison County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1946, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 53 years) 
    Married 07 Feb 1935  Kentucky, See more about marriage, notes page! Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Divorced 19 Apr 1937  Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • I have no record of this divorce and I believe the date probably came directly from my grandfather in the early 1990s or from his family bible. A divorce may not have occured but rather a separation. At the time of John Francis Boyle's death, he was living in the home of one of his daughters.
    Notes 
    • According to Howard, his father married Lula Switzer in either Cynthiana in Harrison County, KY or Corinth in Grant County, KY. The Grant County Clerk did not locate any record of this marriage when I sent a request. [30]
    Last Modified 4 Feb 2012 
    Family ID F555  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 11 Jan 1862 - 177 Eddy, Providence, Providence County, Rhode Island Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 22 Jul 1870 - Ward 9, Providence, Providence County, Rhode Island Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1 Jun 1875 - 60 Clinton Street, Providence, Providence County, Rhode Island Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 04 Jun 1880 - 60 Clinton Street, Providence, Providence County, Rhode Island Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 01 Jun 1885 - Ward 9, Providence, Providence County, Rhode Island Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - City Directory Listing Occupation: Jeweler - 1891 - 242 Willard Ave., Providence, Providence County, Rhode Island Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - Stated residence at the time of his first marriage. - 4 Feb 1895 - Lawrenceville, Mercer County, New Jersey Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 04 Feb 1895 - Church of St Stephen, 151 East 28th St, New York, NY Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - Employed as a waitor at Stamford Hall Sanitorium - 17 Aug 1896 - Stamford, Fairfield County, Connecticut Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMilitary Service - Enlisted for service in the Spanish-American War. - 11 Jun 1898 - Raleigh, Wake County, North Carolina Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMilitary Service - Discharged from Service - 29 Aug 1898 - St Simons Island, Glynn County, Georgia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsKnown Presence - Filed for pension - 06 Feb 1899 - Massachusetts Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 170 Bleecker Street - 31 Jan 1900 - New York, New York Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsKnown Presence - At Stamford Hall Sanitorium - 09 Feb 1900 - Stamford, Fairfield County, Connecticut Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - Globe Avenue - 14 Apr 1900 - Westchester County, NY Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - Central Branch, National Home for Disabled Volunteer Soldiers - 16 Jun 1900 - Dayton Veterans Affairs Medical Center, 4100 West 3rd Street, Dayton, Montgomery, Ohio Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsKnown Presence - Dayton National Home for Disabled Volunteer Soldiers - 08 Aug 1900 - Dayton Veterans Affairs Medical Center, 4100 West 3rd Street, Dayton, Montgomery, Ohio Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - Dayton National Home for Disabled Volunteer Soldiers - 09 Oct 1900 - Dayton Veterans Affairs Medical Center, 4100 West 3rd Street, Dayton, Montgomery, Ohio Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 22 May 1901 - South Wilton, Fairfield County, Connecticut Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 23 Aug 1901 - Albany, Greene County, Tennessee Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 13 Sep 1901 - Waynetown, Montgomery County, Indiana Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsKnown Presence - Dayton National Home for Disabled Volunteer Soldiers - 31 Oct 1901 - Dayton Veterans Affairs Medical Center, 4100 West 3rd Street, Dayton, Montgomery, Ohio Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - National Home for Disabled Veterans - 09 Dec 1901 - Danville, Vermilion County, Illinois Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsKnown Presence - Dayton National Home for Disabled Volunteer Soldiers - 28 Aug 1903 - Dayton Veterans Affairs Medical Center, 4100 West 3rd Street, Dayton, Montgomery, Ohio Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 23 Nov 1904 - Williamstown, Grant County, Kentucky Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsKnown Presence - Dayton National Home for Disabled Volunteer Soldiers - 28 Mar 1910 - Dayton Veterans Affairs Medical Center, 4100 West 3rd Street, Dayton, Montgomery, Ohio Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 26 Apr 1910 - Harrison County, Kentucky Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsKnown Presence - Dayton National Home for Disabled Volunteer Soldiers - 30 Dec 1913 - Dayton Veterans Affairs Medical Center, 4100 West 3rd Street, Dayton, Montgomery, Ohio Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsKnown Presence - Dayton National Home for Disabled Volunteer Soldiers - 02 Feb 1914 - Dayton Veterans Affairs Medical Center, 4100 West 3rd Street, Dayton, Montgomery, Ohio Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsKnown Presence - Dayton National Home for Disabled Volunteer Soldiers - 18 Aug 1916 - Dayton Veterans Affairs Medical Center, 4100 West 3rd Street, Dayton, Montgomery, Ohio Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMiscellaneous - Letter from the Central Branch National Home for Disabled Volunteer Soliers concerning her husband. - 22 Aug 1916 - Dayton Veterans Affairs Medical Center, 4100 West 3rd Street, Dayton, Montgomery, Ohio Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsKnown Presence - Dayton National Home for Disabled Volunteer Soldiers - 13 Dec 1917 - Dayton Veterans Affairs Medical Center, 4100 West 3rd Street, Dayton, Montgomery, Ohio Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 20 Jan 1920 - Harrison County, Kentucky Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 24 Apr 1930 - Harrison County, Kentucky Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 07 Feb 1935 - Kentucky, See more about marriage, notes page! Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDivorced - 19 Apr 1937 - Kentucky Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1 May 1940 - 714 Main St., Covington, Kenton County, Kentucky Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - Residence at the time of his death. - 07 Oct 1945 - 714 Main St., Covington, Kenton County, Kentucky Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 07 Oct 1945 - 714 Main St., Covington, Kenton County, Kentucky Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - 10 Oct 1945 - Raven Creek Cemetery, Harrison County, Kentucky Link to Google Earth
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  • Photos
    Photo 29
    Photo 29
    John Francis Boyle
    Photo 32
    Photo 32
    In the original photo orientation, John Francis Boyle (holding a hat in his hand) is on the left. Beginning on the left, in the back row, Leland Ingram, James Arthur Boyle, Howard Francis Boyle. Front row, from the left, John Francis Boyle, Maude Belle Thompson-Boyle, Harrold Lemons Ingram (child), Katherine Corrine Boyle-Ingram

    Documents
    A Deposition interview of James Boyle on behalf of his nephew, John Francis Boyle.
    A Deposition interview of James Boyle on behalf of his nephew, John Francis Boyle.
    On the 6th of April 1901, James Boyle gave a deposition in the case of his nephew's, John Francis Boyle, application for a pension for services rendered during the Spanish-American War. In this deposition, James explained the health and parentage of his nephew. He also provided the names of his parents, four brothers and how they all died as well as mentioning a sixth brother who James simply said, "died in the war." Presumbably that unnamed brother died in the Civil War.
    Maude Thompson-Boyle's 2nd Letter to Pension Board
    Maude Thompson-Boyle's 2nd Letter to Pension Board
    During another of her husband's absences, Maude wrote to the government pension board explaining that John had left her at home with their five children.
    Maude Thompson-Boyle's Letter to the Commissioner of Pensions 24 May 1917
    Maude Thompson-Boyle's Letter to the Commissioner of Pensions 24 May 1917

  • Notes 

    • John Francis Boyle is buried in the Ravencreek Cemetery, formerly called Kinman Cemetery. Ravencreek Cemetery is located on the Hinton-Webber Road near the small town of Hinton which is located in Harrison County, Kentucky.
      John spoke of an uncle living in Baltimore, Maryland who owned an Oldsmobile Dealership. This was around the 1920's or 1930's (Howard Francis Boyle).
      Sometime after his son Howard Francis was born, John began his drinking spells and would from time to time, disappear to places unknown. Family speculation is that John would go up around New York. This is interesting since he put down New York City as his place of birth when he signed up for the Spanish War. According to Howard, his father would contact Maude from the Dayton Ohio Soldiers' Home, where he would go to "sober up," and she would send him money to come home.
      Further research has proven that John was frequently away from his home, but in many cases he was summoned to appear at soldiers' homes in various places such as Dayton, Ohio and Johnson City, Tennessee. Some of his absences from the family might have been related to these summons orders. The reason for the summons were for follow up examinations during his lengthy battle to approve his pension based upon his service during the 1898 Spanish-American War (War with Spain).

      In 2011, fifteen years or so after writing the comments above, I went back to the large pension file of John Francis Boyle to see if I could locate him in the 1900s. Of all the census years available, 1900 was the only year I was never able to locate him. His pension file is rather large, two inches thick of legal size pages and all of them printed on both sides. I began combing through the pension looking for any documents around the 1900 time period that also listed a place. In doing this, I quickly located him in a soldiers home in Jefferson, Ohio both on the 1900 Census and I found some images of a register from the soldier's home as well. John checked into the home multiple times between 1900 and 1917. Every record of him checking in is accompanied with a reason for discharge from the soldier's home. Except for the last entry, discharged at his own request, he is discharged by reason of A.W.O.L. (absent without leave). It would seem that John was something of a free spirit but for someone who was purportedly very secretive, he left behind a huge paper trail. I'm sure there are many documents out there still, waiting to be found.

  • Sources 
    1. [S1071] State Birth Register, Edwin M. Snow, City Registrar, (Rhode Island State Archives), 262-263, 1862.

    2. [S480] Deposition A (John F Boyle), Various Authors, (Veterans Administration), Deposition A - 1218640.

    3. [S949] 1870 U.S. Census, Providence County, Rhode Island.

    4. [S57] Rhode Island, State Censuses, 1865-1935.

    5. [S950] 1880 U.S. Census, Providence County, Rhode Island.

    6. [S1062] Rhode Island, State Census, 1885.

    7. [S1252] City Directories for Providence, Rhode Island, (Sampson Murdock and Co, 1901), Sampson Murdock and Co, 1891, p. 85.

    8. [S1085] Municipal Archives.

    9. [S842] Pension File of John Francis Boyle, Veterans Administration, C2541-659., Deposition B. Deposition of Robert Hope taken on the 30 July 1901 in Stamford Connecticut. Robert Hope was the Steward at Stamford Hall Sanitorium and John Francis Boyle was under his charge.

    10. [S1187] United States, Veterans Administration Pension Payment Cards, 1907-1933, 723-724.
      Image 723 from the alphabetical collection "Boyer, Laanna - Boyle, Julia A."

    11. [S842] Pension File of John Francis Boyle, Veterans Administration, C2541-659.

    12. [S842] Pension File of John Francis Boyle, Veterans Administration, C2541-659., Deposition B. Robert Hope, Steward of Stamford Hall Sanitorium explained in his deposition given 30 July 1901, that John Francis Boyle again showed up (a third time) looking for employment but unlike the two previous times, he was turned away due to John having a noticeable problem with his lungs. (Most likely Tuberculosis).

    13. [S952] National Homes for Disabled Volunteer Soldiers, 1866-1938.

    14. [S953] 1900 Census, Montgomery County, Ohio.

    15. [S952] National Homes for Disabled Volunteer Soldiers, 1866-1938, Ancestry.com.

    16. [S952] National Homes for Disabled Volunteer Soldiers, 1866-1938, 26440.

    17. [S842] Pension File of John Francis Boyle, Veterans Administration, C2541-659., Records indicate that he was at the home at least from 9 Dec 1901 through 17 Dec 1901 but an exhaustive investigation of this large pension file has not been done to record every single known presence. John may have stayed longer that this soldier's home.

    18. [S945] 1910 U.S. Census, Harrison County, Kentucky.

    19. [S946] 1920 U.S. Census, Harrison County, Kentucky.

    20. [S947] 1930 U.S. Census, Harrison County, Kentucky.

    21. [S1147] 1940 U.S. Census, Department of Commerce and Labor - Bureau of the Census.

    22. [S1074] Kentucky Registrar of Vital Statistics.

    23. [S742] Kentucky Death Records 1852-1953.

    24. [S690] Howard Francis Boyle.
      My grandfather told me where his father was buried but at that time, the cemetery was called Kinman after the Kinman family living in the area. The cemetery is now called Raven Creek after the waterway of the same name that borders the cemetery.

    25. [S948] One Hundred Cemeteries of Harrison County Kentucky.

    26. [S1022] Civil War Pension File, Pension No: 358405.
      Various files state the marriage date and place.
      The marriage ceremony was performed by Rev. Patrick Lambe, R.C. Pastor

    27. [S736] John Boyle & Bridget Branigan Marriage, Edwin M. Snow, City Registrar.

    28. [S1079] New York Marriages, 1686-1980, FamilySearch.org, (FamilySearch.org).
      John Francis Boyle
      New York Marriages, 1686-1980

      marriage: 04 Feb 1895 ? Manhattan, New York, New York
      parents: John, Bridgit Brannigan
      spouse: Sarah Jane Boyle
      record title: New York Marriages, 1686-1980
      groom's name: John Francis Boyle
      bride's name: Sarah Jane Boyle
      marriage date: 04 Feb 1895
      marriage place: Manhattan, New York, New York
      groom's father's name: John
      groom's mother's name: Bridgit Brannigan
      bride's father's name: William
      bride's mother's name: Sarah Jane Gray
      indexing project (batch) number: M00166-2
      system origin: New_York-ODM
      source film number: 1493188

    29. [S778] Grant County Marriages, Grant County Clerk, Pages 580.

    30. [S688] Howard Francis Boyle.