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Obituary for Benjamin Franklin Boyles
12 March, 1858 - 23 April, 1935
From The Caldwell News-Tribune,
dated Wednesday, 24 April, 1935
Contributed by Dennis McIndoo

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Wilder Citizen
     Will Be Buried


   Funeral services for Benjamin Franklin Boyles, who passed away at his Wilder home after a lingering illness, will be held Thursday afternoon at 2:30 at the Wilder Baptist church, the Rev. Julius Herr officiating.  Burial will be in Wilder cemetery with the Masonic lodge, of which the deceased was a member, conducting ceremonies at the grave.
   Mr. Boyles, who was born in Davis county, Iowa, March 12, 1878, came to Caldwell in 1909 and later moved to Wilder where he lived until his death.  He is survived by his widow, Mrs. Ina Boyles;  four children, Mrs. Nina Frozig of Wilder, Mrs. May Ervin of Caldwell, Frank Boyles of Marsing, Tom Boyles of St. Louis Mo., and seven grandchildren.

This additional article from The Caldwell News-Tribune
dated Friday, April 26, 1935

Wilder Citizen
     Is Laid At Rest


Funeral Services Are Held
Thursday Afternoon for
B. F. Boyles

   WILDER  (Special) -- Many friends attended the funeral services for Benjamin Franklin Boyles which were held on Thursday afternoon in the Wilder Baptist church in charge of the Mason lodge of Wilder.  The pastor, the Rev. Julius E. Herr, preached the sermon.
   Pallbearers were J. W. Weeks, E. G. Lee, F. L. Sower, E. F. Scott, G. G. Biggs and C. G. Twitchell. 
   Burial was in the Wilder cemetery.
   Mr. Boyles was born on March 12, 1858, in Davis County, Iowa, and passed away on April 25 (actually April 23), 1935.  His illness extended over quite a long time.
   He was the son of a Methodist minister who served as a circuit rider in Virginia.  Early in life he united with the M. E. church of Unionville, Iowa.  He was a member of the Masonic order, which he joined soon after becoming of age and was a past master having sever in Iowa for four consecutive years.
   Several years ago he was honored by having bestowed upon him a 50-year Mason badge.  He also had the distinction of being one of the few 50-year members in the state of Idaho.
   On October 23, 1879, he was married to Miss Ina Chilcote and to this union were born five children.  The family came to Caldwell in 1909 and soon after to Wilder where they have since resided.
   His survivors are his widow of Wilder, four children, Mrs. Nina Frozig of Central Cove, Mrs. May Ervin of Caldwell, Frank Boyles of Marsing and Tom Boyles of St. Louis, Mo., and seven grandchildren.