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Spurgeon Frank Boyd (1913-1984)
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Born: 31 Jul 1913 Tennessee. 1 2
Married: Mary Pauline Skelton (1918-2008) .
Died: 25 Dec 1984 Memphis Tennessee. 2
Buried: Prospect Cemetery, 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 Frank Boyd
31 Jul 1913-25 Dec 1984
Married: 29 Sep 1895
Thomas Franklin Patterson
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Sarah Jane Patterson
4 May 1872-2 Apr 1931
Delilah Griggs
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Spouse and Children

       Mary Pauline Skelton


Brothers and Sisters

Spurgeon F. Boyd, Union biologist, dies BRADFORD Services for educator Spurgeon Frank Boyd, 71, former head of the biology department at Union University, will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at Hunt Funeral Home with the Rev. Bob Elliott and the Rev. Mike Burczynski officiating. Burial will be in Prospect Prospect Cemetery near Hollow Rock. Mr. Boyd died Tuesday at Veterans Administration Hospital in Memphis after a long illness. He graduated from Central High School in Bruceton, and received his bachelor's degree from Carson-Newman College in Jefferson City. He held the master's degree from Vanderbilt University in Nashville and had done additional study at the University of Georgia, Arizona State University and University of Oregon. He also was a former professor of biology at Belmont College in Nashville and at Memphis State University before his retirement in 1978. He served in the 9th Division of the U.S. Marine Corps in World War II. Mr. Boyd was a member of the Tennessee Education Association, Retired Teachers' Association, American Institute of Science and the National Wildlife Federation. He was a member of the Tennessee Academy of Science, American Association for the Advancement of Science, Association of University Professors, and Beta biological society. He was a lesson writer for the children's division of the Baptist Sunday School Board, and was a deacon and Sunday School teacher at First Baptist Church. He leaves his wife, Mrs Pauline Boyd of 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.3

Sources:

  1. 1920 Federal Census, Carroll County Tennessee
  2. Social Security Death Index
  3. The Jackson Sun, 26 Dec 1984, Wed, Page 12