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Spurgeon Franklin Boyd (1913-1984)
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Born: 31 Jul 1913 Carroll County Tennessee. 1 2 3
Married: Mary Pauline Skelton (1918-2008) .
Died: 25 Dec 1984 Memphis Tennessee. 3
Buried: Prospect Cemetery Hollow Rock, Carroll County Tennessee.
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William Taylor Boyd
4 Apr 1849-27 Sep 1925
Rev. Thomas Marion Boyd
May 1872-26 Jan 1943
Married: 1 May 1870
America Elizabeth Robison
13 May 1852-3 Mar 1879
Spurgeon Franklin Boyd
31 Jul 1913-25 Dec 1984
Married: 29 Sep 1895
World War II Thomas Franklin Patterson
Sarah Jane Patterson
4 May 1872-2 Apr 1931
Delilah Griggs

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       Mary Pauline Skelton

Brothers and Sisters

Spurgeon F. Boyd, Union biologist, dies BRADFORD Servicesfor educator Spurgeon Frank Boyd, 71, former head of thebiology department at Union University, will be at 11 a.m.Thursday at Hunt Funeral Home with the Rev. Bob Elliottand the Rev. Mike Burczynski officiating. Burial will be inProspect Prospect Cemetery near Hollow Rock. Mr. Boyd diedTuesday at Veterans Administration Hospital in Memphisafter a long illness. He graduated from Central High Schoolin Bruceton, and received his bachelor's degree fromCarson-Newman College in Jefferson City. He held themaster's degree from Vanderbilt University in Nashville andhad done additional study at the University of Georgia,Arizona State University and University of Oregon. He alsowas a former professor of biology at Belmont College inNashville and at Memphis State University before hisretirement in 1978. He served in the 9th Division of theU.S. Marine Corps in World War II. Mr. Boyd was a member ofthe Tennessee Education Association, Retired Teachers'Association, American Institute of Science and the NationalWildlife Federation. He was a member of the TennesseeAcademy of Science, American Association for theAdvancement of Science, Association of UniversityProfessors, and Beta biological society. He was a lessonwriter for the children's division of the Baptist SundaySchool Board, and was a deacon and Sunday School teacher atFirst Baptist Church. He leaves his wife, Mrs Pauline Boydof Bradford; a daughter, Mrs. Don Steen of Corinth, Miss.;a son. Dr. Thomas Boyd of Baldwin City, Kan.; a sister,Mrs. Frank Fristoe of Bruceton; and two grandchildren,Chris Boyd and Sally Steen.4


  1. Ancestry.com. U.S. WWII Draft Cards Young Men, 1940-1947
  2. 1920 Federal Census, Carroll County Tennessee
  3. Social Security Death Index
  4. The Jackson Sun, 26 Dec 1984, Wed, Page 12

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