Walter Boyd (1899 - 1983)

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Walter Boyd
1899 - 1983
updated February 06, 2019
Walter Boyd was born on May 9, 1899. He died in May 1983 at age 83. We know that Walter Boyd had been residing in Easton, Northampton County, Pennsylvania 18042.


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Walter Boyd died in May 1983 at age 83. He was born on May 9, 1899. We have no information about Walter's family. We know that Walter Boyd had been residing in Easton, Northampton County, Pennsylvania 18042.
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In 1899, in the year that Walter Boyd was born, the meaning of Chinese "oracle bones" was rediscovered. Farmers in China had been turning up the bones in their fields for generations but most often they were ground up and sold as medicine. The chancellor of the Imperial Academy and a friend noticed, before they ground the bones, that they had writing. The bones had been used around the second millennium BC for divination.

In 1917, he was 18 years old when in April, the U.S. entered World War I, declaring war against Germany. President Wilson had previously declared neutrality in the war - a position supported by the majority of Americans - but after Germany declared that they would sink all ships trading with Great Britain and sunk U.S. ships, public opinion began to change. Then the Lusitania was sunk, killing 1,201 - including 128 Americans - and more U.S. ships were sunk. The U.S. could stand aside no longer.

In 1945, when he was 46 years old, in October, automobile production in the United States for private consumers was allowed to resume. It took a while for car makers to get those new cars to buyers - they had to once again change their manufacturing plants, this time from war production to peacetime.

In 1957, he was 58 years old when on September 24th, the "Little Rock Nine" (nine African-American students) entered Little Rock High School. Arkansas Gov. Orval Faubus had previously prevented the students from entering the school at the beginning of the term with the Arkansas National Guard - they blocked the door. President Eisenhower ordered federal troops - the 101st Airborne Division of the United States Army - to guard the students and allow them entry.

In 1983, in the year of Walter Boyd's passing, "crack" cocaine was developed in the Bahamas and spread to the United States. Previously, cocaine had been cut with other substances, diluting it. Crack was 80% pure and therefore was more addictive. It was also cheaper, making it more easily available to low income neighborhoods.

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Walter Tyrrell Boyd
around 1916 - Oct 20, 1942
Walter Lawrence Boyd
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Walter Jesson Boyd
around 1924 - Aug 8, 1944
Walter Dawson Carl Boyd
around 1920 - Mar 2, 1944
Walter Boyd
around 1891 - Mar 29, 1918
Walter Boyd
around 1899 - Apr 29, 1918
Walter Boyd
around 1884 - Jul 1, 1916
Walter Jr Boyd
Born: around 1927
North Carolina, United States
Walter S Boyd
Born: around 1920
Alabama, United States
Walter Boyd
Born: around 1926
South Carolina, United States
Walter Boyd
Born: around 1925
Mississippi, United States
Walter E Boyd
Born: around 1922
California, United States
Walter C Boyd
Born: around 1912
California, United States
Walter W Boyd
Born: around 1897
Oregon, United States
Walter S Boyd
Born: around 1915
California, United States
Walter E Boyd
Born: around 1919
Washington, United States
Walter L Boyd
Born: around 1920
Arkansas, United States
Walter J Boyd
Born: around 1920
Oklahoma, United States
Walter C Boyd
Born: around 1925
Arkansas, United States
Walter E Boyd
Born: around 1919
Arkansas, United States

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Robert J Boyd
Jan 15, 1921 - Jun 16, 2008
Bothell, WA
Helen Boyd
Aug 11, 1916 - November 1980
Anaheim, CA
Anna Boyd
Oct 7, 1921 - February 1972
James R Boyd
Apr 21, 1923 - May 23, 2003
Germantown, MD
George Boyd
Feb 8, 1922 - Aug 17, 1988
Meadville, PA
Frank Boyd
Feb 1, 1919 - Sep 6, 2004
Melbourne, FL
Mary Boyd
Aug 31, 1905 - May 1978
Ebensburg, PA
Grace E Boyd
Jan 12, 1918 - Jul 23, 2008
Doylestown, PA
Milton A Boyd
Nov 1, 1922 - Nov 12, 1997
Leeper, PA
Dennis B Boyd
Oct 23, 1921 - Feb 5, 1993
Chicora, PA
George K Boyd
Mar 4, 1920 - Oct 29, 1995
Prairie Village, KS
Elmer Boyd
Jan 18, 1921 - July 1983
Pittsburgh, PA
Geraldine M Boyd
Feb 5, 1923 - Feb 4, 2006
Mechanicsburg, PA
Evelyn P Boyd
Dec 12, 1926 - Mar 4, 1993
Lebanon, PA
Audrey L Boyd
Sep 7, 1929 - Mar 18, 2005
Pittsburgh, PA
Olive M Boyd
Oct 19, 1909 - May 20, 1991
Cleveland, OH
Teresa C Boyd
Mar 25, 1928 - Jan 28, 2008
Newton Falls, OH
Elizabeth Boyd
Feb 24, 1891 - February 1979
McKees Rocks, PA
Marion Boyd
Jun 24, 1930 - Jan 4, 2007
North East, PA
Mabel Boyd
Mar 18, 1908 - Jan 15, 1999
Philadelphia, PA

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Benjamin Cosden
Sep 6, 1891 - February 1984
Nazareth, PA
John Mccracken
Oct 15, 1898 - December 1978
Juliette Ketchledge
Jan 15, 1907 - Nov 22, 1999
Easton, PA
George W Buss
Oct 10, 1901 - Feb 19, 1995
Easton, PA
Edgar J Rau
Jun 7, 1905 - Jan 20, 1999
Nazareth, PA
Alexander P Nagy
May 14, 1912 - Apr 1, 2009
Mission, TX
Maurice Frace
May 29, 1912 - November 1983
Elizabethton, TN
John S Sikra
Dec 7, 1911 - May 12, 1988
Boonton, NJ
John Luhrs
Jun 4, 1905 - February 1973
Easton, PA
Elias Mackey
Apr 29, 1892 - January 1967
Phillipsburg, NJ
Melvin W Stamets
Aug 5, 1914 - Dec 16, 1991
Loring Jennings
Aug 30, 1901 - September 1978
Phillipsburg, NJ
Frank C Horvath
Jun 21, 1914 - Jan 24, 2005
Bethlehem, PA
Charles Steinmetz
Mar 5, 1896 - July 1973
Bloomsbury, NJ
William Lessig
Nov 1, 1906 - July 1975
Easton, PA
Howard Travis
Dec 18, 1904 - July 1981
Athens, TN
Frank Mowery
Dec 28, 1883 - April 1971
Easton, PA
Gabriel Toth
Feb 28, 1913 - August 1985
Easton, PA
William R Turner
Apr 25, 1913 - Jun 10, 2003
Easton, PA
Pietro Rossi
Jun 29, 1885 - July 1974
Easton, PA
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