Published on March 27, 2014
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
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
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/
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.
DRINKING WATER UNSURPASSED
1900 CENSUS – PORT HURON
FLORIDA EAST COAST CANAL
13 MILES SOUTH OF PALM BEACH
BATHHOUSE, CIRCA 1920
KNIGHTS OF THE MACCABEES
MEMORIAL TO MAJ. BOYNTON
MAJOR NATHAN SMITH BOYNTON AND HIS BOYNTON BEACH HOTEL
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