Major Nathan S. Boynton & his Oceanfront Boynton Beach Hotel by Janet DeVries

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Published on March 27, 2014

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Major Nathan Smith Boynton (Port Huron, Michigan) and his famous oceanfront Boynton Beach, Florida Hotel (1897-1925) by Janet DeVries, President, Boynton Beach Historical Society

MAJOR NATHAN SMITH BOYNTON AND HIS BOYNTON BEACH HOTEL BY JANET DEVRIES

COAT OF ARMS

SIR MATTHEW BOYNTON Brought goats and sheep to America

NATHAN S. BOYNTON Born June 23, 1837 Sample 1840s Baby Picture courtesy www.Tumblr.com

Granville F. Boynton, born in New York State David Burr’s New York State Map & Atlas 1830

Frances Rendt Boynton –born in Spain; daughter of Captain Louis Rendt. He fought for the British in the War of 1812, but settled in Michigan. Map of Spain & Portugal 1812 Gardiner’s Atlas

1850 1852: Went to Waukegan, Illinois to attend high school Went into the Mercantile Business

1860 Moved to Cincinnati, Ohio to study medicine – listed as physician on 1860 census Image Courtesy Virginia Center for Civil War Studies

1860 CENSUS – CINCINNATI, OHIO

1860 Married Annie Fidelei from Bremen, Germany 1860s bridal image courtesy www.vintagevibes.com

CIVIL WAR 1861-1865 1862 – Enlisted as private in Michigan 8th Calvary Promoted to Lieutenant, then Captain

CIVIL WAR 1861-1865 East Tennessee and Georgia Campaigns Promoted to Major Image courtesy National Archives

CIVIL WAR 1861-1865 East Tennessee & Georgia Campaigns Promoted to Major War ends, returns to Marine City, Michigan Flag image courtesy Michigan Historical Museum

NATHAN S. BOYNTON 1860 Charles L. Boynton 1864George H. Boynton 1866Anna L. Boynton 1870Frances 1874 Edith S.

NATHAN S. BOYNTON  1865 - Appointed Deputy Director of Internal Revenue and Postmaster of Marine City  1866 – Village Clerk and elected Supervisor  1868 – Elected to Lower House of the Michigan Legislature  1869 – Returns to Port Huron, becomes newspaper editor

1870 CENSUS – PORT HURON Newspaper Editor

NATHAN S. BOYNTON  1872 – Real estate and insurance  1874 – Elected Major of Port Huron, President of the Board of Education  1870s – Inventions, book publishing

PATENTS

PATENTS

1878 The Knights of the Maccabees were a fraternal and benevolent “legal reserve society.”

KNIGHTS OF THE MACCABEES Families of deceased members received benefits in the form of legal-reserve insurance. Membership peaked at 210,000 in 1896 Members had “ranks” much like a military organization

MACABEE TEMPLE

1879 CIVIL WAR PENSION CARD

1886 HEALTH DECLINES

LAKE WORTH COUNTRY

1894 – ARRIVAL IN FLORIDA

SOUTH END OF LAKE WORTH

Hypoluxo Road Gateway Blvd Boynton Beach Blvd/ CongressAve FederalHwy Woolbright Rd/

JANUARY, 1899

HOTEL LOCATION

THE ORPHANED TOWN September 26, 1898, Byrd Spilman (Birdie) and Fred S. Dewey filed the plat for the town of Boynton and began to sell lots and develop the town.

SNOWBIRDS Major Boynton and his family spent winters at the Boynton Hotel. The Deweys continued to nurture the town and began a lending library at the post office.

WINTER RESORT

1900 SURREY

HOTEL BOYNTON

HOTEL LISTING

DRINKING WATER UNSURPASSED

1900 CENSUS – PORT HURON

FLORIDA EAST COAST CANAL

13 MILES SOUTH OF PALM BEACH

LOOKING EAST

BATHHOUSE, CIRCA 1920

KNIGHTS OF THE MACCABEES

ATWATER COTTAGE

MEMORIAL TO MAJ. BOYNTON

MAJOR NATHAN SMITH BOYNTON AND HIS BOYNTON BEACH HOTEL

QUESTION & ANSWER TIME

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