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San Bernardino County and Riverside County


EMMETT A. BOYLAN spent his early life in Kansas, chiefly as a teacher, but for a number of years has enjoyed some important responsibilities at Corona as manager of the Sparr Fruit Company.

He was born at White Rock, Kansas, January 26, 1884, son of John E. and Mary E. (Lock) Boylan. His parents are now living in Oregon, his father being a retired farmer. Mr. Boylan is a direct descendant of Edward Lock and Stonewall Jackson, and therefore of prominent Virginia ancestry.

Emmett A. Boylan acquired a public school education in Republic City and Belleville, Kansas, and was a member of the class of 1902 in the Kansas Agricultural College at Manhattan. The vocation and duties of teaching engaged him for six years.

Mr. Boylan came to Corona, California, in 1907, and since that time has been the managing official of the Sparr Fruit Company. He is a republican in politics, a member of the Methodist Episcopal Church and is affiliated with the Masonic Lodge and the Security Benefit Association.

On October 22, 1907, Mr. Boylan married Miss Virginia Roe, a daughter of Jasper Newton and Margaret (Shultz) Roe, of Clyde, Kansas, where Mrs. Boylan was born November 13, 1879. She was educated in the public schools of her native town. Mr. and Mrs. Boylan have a daughter, Vera Leona.

History of San Bernardino and Riverside Counties 
By: John Brown, Jr., Editor for San Bernardino County 
And James Boyd, Editor for Riverside County 
With selected biography of actors and witnesses of the period 
of growth and achievement.
Volume III, the Western Historical Association, 1922, 
The Lewis Publishing Company, Chicago, ILL

Transcribed by Peggy Hooper 2011