Maude Ward (1881-1978)

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Maude Ward Boynton
Born: 17 Oct 1881 Friendship Twp., Michigan
Died: 25 Oct 1978 Harbor Springs, Michigan
Father: Andrew Walter Ward
Mother: Almina Terpening
Siblings: Estella A. Ward
Frederick Elmer Ward
Glenn Cora Ward
Norine Ward
William H. Ward
Maude Ward
Spouse: George William A. Boynton
Married: 16 Oct 1898 Friendship Twp., Michigan
Children: Leda Mae Boynton
Ruby E. Boynton
Hope Christine Boynton
Henry Neil Boynton
Loretta Bell Boynton
Andrew Jared Boynton
George Allan Boynton
John Ward Boynton


Petoskey News-Review, Thursday, 26 Oct 1978:

Maude Boynton, 97

Funeral services for Maude Boynton, 97, of Harbor Springs, will be held Saturday at 2:30 p.m. at the Gillian-Erwin Funeral Chapel. Rev. Rodney Ward will officiate and interment will be in Friendship Township Cemetery.

The former Maude Ward was born Oct. 17, 1881, the first white child born in Friendship Township. She married George Boynton Oct. 6, 1897 in Friendship Township. He preceded her in death in 1944.

During World War II, Mrs. Boynton was active in the Loambard Women's Relief Corp. She was a member of the Good Hart Baptist Church.

Survivors include three sons, Neil, George and Jack, all of Harbor Springs; three daughters, Mrs. Jack (Ruby) Kidder and Mrs. Cliff (Loretta) Hoover, both of Harbor Springs, and Mrs. Ward (Hope) Weaver of Wolverine; 22 grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.

Friends may call at the Gillian-Erwin Funeral Chapel beginning Friday.


  • Marriage: Emmet County, Michigan, Vital Records Search, Marriages:
BOYNTON, George W. & WARD, Maud
Date: 10/16/1898
Liber: 2
Folio: 79
  • Death: Emmet County, Michigan, Vital Records Search, Deaths:
Boynton, Maude
Date of Death: 10/25/1978
Liber: 1978
Folio: 374
Place of Death: Harbor Springs
Boynton, Maude (Ward)
Age: 97
Born: 10/17/1881
Died: 10/25/1978
Cemetery: Friendship Twp. Cemetery
Obituary: Petoskey News Review 10/26/1978
Funeral Home: Gillian-Erwin, Harbor Springs