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Shawano County Journal

May 25, 1893

OBITUARY. Died, at his home in the eastern border of the town of Pella, this county, on Thursday eve, May 18th, 1893, of consumption, ASA BOYNTON, aged 68 years, 4 months and 11 days. He was born in Pelham, Mass., Jan. 7th, 1825. From Massachusetts he came to Wisconsin in 1867, settling in Adams county. From Wisconsin Mr. Boynton moved to Blue Earth county in Minnesota, and from the latter place went to Peabody Co., Kansas. From Kansas he came back to Wisconsin and settled in the town of Pella in 1880, where he continued to reside until his death He was during his life engaged in various employments. For 12 years he was engaged in the production and handling of tobacco. During his earlier years he spent about 6 years on the salt water in the fishing fleet off the banks of Newfoundland. He suffered from failing health many years, and it was for the benefit of his health that he changed his place of living several times, but though at times much improved, he never fully recovered. Mr. Boynton lived single until the year 1868 when he married a young widow, Mrs. Eastman, with whom he lived most happily to the time of his decease. Mr. Boynton's quiet, unassuming and faithful life showed that he was governed by principles true and firm of "Peace on earth and good will to men," and when the messenger of death called him it was evident he was ready and willing to go. He held membership in the Baptist church. He leaves one daughter aged 13 years, and 2 stepsons, the eldest of whom is now in Pasadena, Cal. The funeral services were held in the Howard school house, Belle Plaine, conducted by Rev. J. B. Cooper, of Shawano, and the remains were deposited in the Belle Plaine cemetery. A large concourse of friends and neighbors showed the esteem in which the deceased was held, and the family return most sincere thanks to all who so kindly assisted in the sickness and burial of the dear husband and father.