Francis Boyle (1914 - 1980)

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Westfield, Hampden County, Massachusetts

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Sarah Jane & Daniel King Headstone

Sarah Jane & Daniel King Headstone

Sarah Jane (Boyle) King

Sarah Jane (Boyle) King

Cornelius Boyle, James O'hara & friends, Pennsylvania 1930

Cornelius Boyle, James O'hara & friends, Pennsylvania 1930

Boyles, Dinkels & Kleeves, WI

Boyles, Dinkels & Kleeves, WI

Anaconda High School

Anaconda High School

Ellen C. Boyle

Ellen C. Boyle

James Garfield & Martha Alice Delong & Children

James Garfield & Martha Alice Delong & Children

Reese and Mary Jane Boyle & family

Reese and Mary Jane Boyle & family

Ed Boyle & Barbara Weaver

Ed Boyle & Barbara Weaver

Mr & Mrs Edward D Boyle, Jr

Mr & Mrs Edward D Boyle, Jr

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1914 - In the year that Francis Boyle was born, in June, Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria was assassinated by a Yugoslavian national. Austria-Hungary delivered an ultimatum to Serbia. Other major powers took sides - and World War I began: Austria declared war on Serbia; Germany on Russia and France; Britain on Germany . . . and on it went until most of the world was embroiled in the war.

1948 - At the age of 34 years old, Francis was alive when on January 30th, Mahatma Gandhi was assassinated in New Delhi by a member of a Hindu nationalist party who thought that Gandhi was too accommodating to Muslims. The man, Nathuram Godse, shot Gandhi 3 times. He died immediately. The shooter was tried, convicted, and hung in November 1949.

1950 - By the time he was 36 years old, on June 25th, the Korean War began when North Korean Communist forces crossed the 38th parallel. The Soviet Union and China backed North Korea and the U.N., primarily the United States backed South Korea.

1960 - At the age of 46 years old, Francis was alive when on September 26th, the first televised debate for a Presidential campaign in the United States - Kennedy vs Nixon - was held. Seventy million people watched the debate on TV. The debate pre-empted the very popular Andy Griffith Show.

1980 - In the year of Francis Boyle's passing, on April 24th, a rescue attempt was begun in the Iranian Hostage Crisis. The attempt failed and 8 US servicemen were killed. Eight helicopters had been sent for the mission, but only 5 arrived in operating condition., Since the military had advised that the mission be aborted if there were fewer than 6 helicopters, President Carter stopped it. Upon leaving, a helicopter collided with a transport plane and the men were killed.

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Francis Boyle died in September 1980 at age 66. No cause of death has been entered for Francis. He was born on June 8, 1914. We are unaware of information about Francis's family or relationships. We know that Francis Boyle had been residing in Westfield, Hampden County, Massachusetts.

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