William Henry Richardson (alias Boyd) and Bertha Amanda Brown

William Henry Richardson was born 12 February 1864 in Campbell, La Crosse, Wisconsin to Squire Freeman Richardson and Caroline E. Devol. His son Frank said that William Henry would talk about his memories of the apples that were grown in his native state, which his family would store in the basement. He also talked about "glass apples," which didn't make sense to Frank (who grew up in Arizona and California). Photographs of "ghost apples" in Michigan that went viral in early 2019 may provide a clue as to what William Henry had been remembering. In the photos, apples that had been encased in ice turned to mush, leaving empty "apples" made of ice.

William Henry eventually moved with his parents to the area around Stockton, Chautauqua, New York, the hometown of his father.  In 1875, the Richardsons were living in a frame house in Stockton. William Henry’s family farmed but he and his father also worked on the railroad. William Henry would fish for eels off of a bridge at Lake Erie, using no hooks. He and his mother also visited Niagara Falls, where they witnessed a world-changing new invention. According to son Frank, “Yeah, he told me he went there to Niagara Falls and seen Edison’s, when Edison put the light on display, the electric lights on display. Him and his mama.”

In 1888, William Henry was arrested in Portage, Columbia, Wisconsin, along with his cousin Herbert Richardson of La Crosse county, Wisconsin (son of Jasper Richardson), for having counterfeit money in their possession. On 19 September 1888, he was tried at the United States District Court, where he withdrew his non-guilty plea and was sentenced to a fine of one dollar and up to a year in prison in Milwaukee, Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Two months after William Henry's sentencing, his father Squire was arrested in New York for counterfeiting.

William Henry married first Maria Agnes Soucier 9 May 1890 in Dunkirk, Chautauqua, New York (at the parsonage of the German Methodist Church). She was born about 1870.

In 1893, William Henry and Maria (called Mary here), his father Squire and his stepmother Kate, and his sister Julia and her first husband Joseph Souzier were in New Mexico. They had at least one child with them, William Henry's three-year-old nephew Maurice (it is not known when William Henry and Mary's child was born). On 18 September of that year, they appeared in a Santa Fe newspaper. All six adults had been arrested and "charged with conspiracy to make and utter counterfeit money." The trial took place at Las Cruces, Doña Ana, New Mexico. The three men were held in jail while the women were confined in the county courthouse. According to one reporter, the men "sent a paper to the women and enclosed in its folds was a letter giving them explicit instructions as to how they should testify. This letter was intercepted by the authorities and was the chief instrument used at the trial in bringing about the conviction of the men." William Henry, Squire, and Joseph were found guilty and each sentenced to a year in prison. Mary, Kate, and Julia, all called "very comely and interesting individuals" by a reporter, were acquitted. The men were delivered to the New Mexico Territorial Penitentiary at Santa Fe, Santa Fe, New Mexico on 25 September 1893.

On 30 March 1894, a trusty (a prison inmate who was entrusted with specific tasks) escaped from the Santa Fe penitentiary. His identity is not entirely clear - he was definitely either William Henry or Squire. In early articles reporting the escape, the escapee's name was given twice as Freeman Richardson and once as Truman Richardson. In two later articles, he is called William Richardson. It is most likely William Henry as the later reports call him William - perhaps the reporters were corrected in regards to his name later on. In addition, the nature of his work was quite physical (better suited for a younger man) and Squire was committed to an asylum only ten years later and died a few years after that. However, Squire was still in his early fifties, possibly still able to perform the trusty's assigned labor despite his early death, and his middle name was Freeman, so he cannot be ruled out entirely. That it was either William Henry or Squire is confirmed by details in one article about the escapee's arrest that clearly identify him as one of the three counterfeiters from Doña Ana county arrested the previous fall.

Regardless of his identity, several facts about the escape are known. The superintendent had entrusted Richardson, who had been reportedly well-behaved during the first months of his sentence, with tasks such as taking money to town to pay prison bills and had employed him as a teamster for the prison. On 30 March, he and another prisoner, Pablo Vigil, had been sent to haul sand from an arroyo back to the penitentiary. Along the way, they met with one W. B. Fisher, an ex-convict who had been discharged just that morning. He joined them on the wagon, then headed to town while the prisoners returned with their load. When the pair returned to the arroyo, Fisher was there. Richardson stated that the sand was better further on but when they got to the top of the mesa, the wagon sped off, Vigil later claiming that he had been held at gunpoint by Fisher. Five or six miles later, Fisher and Richardson got off the wagon. They sent Vigil back, Fisher threatening to kill him if he did not go slowly. When Vigil returned, he alerted authorities, who sent officers and bloodhounds after the fugitives. The superintendent reportedly felt that Richardson would not have left without Fisher's persuasion.

On 10 April 1894, it was reported that Richardson had been captured and returned from Las Cruces to the penitentiary. Fisher was also captured and re-incarcerated.

At some point between 1893 and 1897, William Henry and Maria separated and presumably divorced. According to grandson Frank, his first wife was living with another man and he left her. William Henry worked on railroads, including Baltimore and Ohio (B&O), NY Central, and Atchison, Topeka, and Santa Fe (AT&SF). He visited Oakland, California, where he would spend his later years. It was about this time that he started going by the alias of William Henry Boyd. Eventually, he arrived in Arkansas, where he met Bertha Brown at a dance.

William Henry married second Bertha Amanda Brown 16 August 1897 in Grady, Lincoln, Arkansas. Bertha was born 13 January 1878 in Washington, Henry, Ohio to Alva Parks Brown and Martha Jane Ennis. Bertha moved with her mother as a girl to Arkansas after Alva and Martha divorced. Unfortunately, the farm that Martha had thought she had bought turned out to be a lease and Bertha and her siblings seem to have grown up in fairly poor circumstances. She had a third grade education (according to Frank), wore brogans, and worked hard on the farm.

Martha approved of the match. According to Frank, “Mom told me that her mama picked him for her. She says, My mama was sweet on him.” Bertha used her mother’s maiden name as her last name on the marriage certificate. William Henry was 33 and Bertha was 19.

Throughout her life, Bertha worked hard in a variety of industrious ways to supplement her family’s income. She took in washing, had a vegetable wagon, and kept cows, chicken, rabbits, and pigeons. One of the cows kicked her and broke her ribs. She also planted beautiful flowers. William Henry however would dig up the flowers so he could plant vegetables. Both ate and loved mustard greens, as well as berries.

In the 1910 census, the family is listed living in a rented home in Pine Bluff, Jefferson, Arkansas. William H. Boyd’s occupation is listed as a railroad conductor. It’s interesting to note that there is some false information on this census (and other records). Much of this is due to William Henry wanting to keep his identity quiet. William Henry’s parents are listed as both having been born in Wisconsin, although his father was born in New York and his mother in Rhode Island. Also, the census taker marked “M1” for marital status, indicating that his marriage to Bertha was his first.

Bertha was a Seventh-day Adventist and sent her children to Adventist schools. She never cooked on Saturday, which was the Sabbath for members of her church. Instead, she did all her cooking for the day on Friday nights.

Bertha became sick with tuberculosis and she was instructed to go to a warmer climate to recover. The family left Arkansas and went to Texas, living for a time in El Paso, where her Frank reports that they owned a business, either a laundry or a bakeshop. They may have returned to Arkansas for a time.

William Henry was working as a railroad brakeman when he lost all but one finger on his right hand. Bertha heard whistles blowing and said, “Something’s happened to Will!”

By 1920, the family had moved to Arizona. They are found on the 1920 census living at 720 3rd Street, Clarkdale, Yavapai, Arizona. "The Town of Clarkdale is situated in the Verde Valley, located in the North Central part of Arizona. The Town was founded in 1912 and was the first planned community in the State of Arizona. Clarkdale was a ‘company town’ owned by the United Verde Copper Company and provided housing and services for its employees who worked in the nearby smelter. Mining operations were discontinued in 1953 and Clarkdale was incorporated in 1957.”  (from http://www.clarkdale.az.us/) William Henry was not there but Bertha B. Boyd, age 40, born in Ohio, was listed as the head of the family, living along with several of her children, a son-in-law Frank Helm, granddaughter Marie E. Helm, and divorced roomer James A. Ennes (probably her brother James Ennes Brown). The Boyds at one point also lived in Prescott, Yavapai, Arizona, according to son Frank.

By 1922, when Frank was born, they had moved to 1924 East Van Buren Street in Phoenix, Arizona. They lived in a two-story house with a palm tree in the front yard. William Henry was listed on Frank’s birth certificate as a laundryman and Bertha as a housewife.

The Boyds moved from Phoenix and bought a house and dairy in Laveen, Maricopa, Arizona. The house was brand new and had no sheetrock inside. “…They had a bottling machine where they used to bottle all the milk and we had a dairy truck that’d go deliver. They had a little, small, regular dairy going. Not just a kind of little farm or anything,” Frank remembered. It was at this home that Mary’s daughter and Bertha’s granddaughter, Ruthie, was born.

At one point, a group of children in town caught diphtheria and Frank was the only child to survive. His cousin Billy had died of the disease a week before Frank caught it and his anxious mother asked the members of her church to pray for him.

Everyone except Frank was woken up early each morning to milk the cows. John delivered the milk for the dairy. Trouble came when John ran away for a short time. He had not collected money from “all the good-looking girls” who were customers of the dairy.

The Boyds had to sell the dairy after a short time and return to East Van Buren Street in Phoenix. There, they owned a store next door to the house where Frank had been born. It was made of old signboards and the family lived in a house behind it. Frank remembers that they sold candy and soda in this store, among other things. The Boyds also had 25 acres of “oil land” in New Mexico but lost it since William Henry hadn’t paid the property taxes on it.

William Henry had a hard time finding a job because of his old age and his crippled hand. He worked as a watchman at an onyx mine far out of town. He would return home every two weeks in a Model T Ford truck. Frank remembered visiting the mines, where he was given peppermint and he spotted a rattlesnake.

In 1928, tragedy struck. On the night of August 7, Bertha’s eldest child, Ellen and her husband, Ike C. Thompson went to bed in their one-story frame house in Ajo, Arizona. Shortly after one o’clock, the house was blasted by a heavy charge of dynamite. Ike and their newborn baby girl were killed immediately. Ellen died in the ambulance on the way to the hospital. There were three other occupants of the house, Ike’s mother, who escaped with minor injuries, Ike’s nephew, Houston Johnson, who returned only minutes after the explosion, and, according to Frank, another of Bertha’s daughters, Mary, who was spending the night with her uncle and aunt, Homer and Julia Brown, also residents of Ajo. It was believed that someone had pushed a half a case, or fifty sticks, of dynamite underneath the house directly below the couple’s bed. Bertha and one her sons left Phoenix and arrived in Ajo early in the morning about a day later. Triple funeral services were held later that day. Ellen was buried with her baby and next to Ike in the local cemetery.

In 1929, just before the Depression, the Boyd family left Phoenix. The mines had been “all mined out” and began to close down. William Henry lost his job there and there weren’t any other jobs to be found. The store did not produce enough income, so the family began moving to California. Bertha drove to California with seventeen-year-old Julia and seven-year-old Frank in a soft top 1928 Dodge touring car. It took a week to make it to Northern California. At that point, both Katie and Mary were living in California. They went to Marysville, California, where Bertha worked at the Del Monte cannery in Gridley. As William Henry was working and living in Oakland with their son John, Bertha took Frank to Del Monte’s daycare each workday.

There were no Seventh-day Adventist churches in the area at the time, according to Frank, but Bertha made sure Frank went to church, taking him to Baptist and other churches. She wanted him to go to church and become a preacher. She sent tithing to various churches, even though they were poor. According to Frank, “She tithed herself, ten percent of everything she got. If we didn’t have nothing, she sent ten percent of nothing. But she always, always, if we got a dollar, ten cents of it went to just some church. And they used to ask her, How come you do that. And she says, Well, it’s God’s money. And they said, Well, how do you know who to send it to. Mom says, That’s God’s money, she’s not cheating Him out of it, if the people that she gives it to is cheating God. She’s not doing it. That’s the way my mother always felt.”

Frank described his father as an especially good and competitive checkers and cards player: “He played for blood! When he played checkers, there was no nothing. He played for blood.  He wanted to beat anybody that come play with him. Yeah, I used to play chess with him, too. And that, the reason why I played chess, because I couldn’t beat him at checkers. And he never knew chess and he went to chess and he learned to play chess. But him and me, it was about even-even ‘cause I had learned it at school and different places. And I could more or less hold myself at chess but checkers I could never win. Never and cards neither. Cards, he could whip me all the time. He knew all kinds of tricks. He could deal himself a blackjack anytime he wanted. I guess he learned that while he was working on the railroad, you know.”

The Boyds lived in Oakland for a while. William Henry had a newsstand and Frank helped to sell the newspapers. They first stayed on 80th Street for two to three months, while they were getting established. The couple rented a home at 1258 28th Street, Oakland at the time of the 1930 census, along with children John, Julia, Frank, and Katie and Katie’s husband Frank Willis. Son Jim, wife Ruth, and their niece Ruthie (Mary’s daughter) lived close by. William Henry is not listed as not having an occupation. The family afterwards lived at 26th Street, and finally Fifth Street.

They moved to San Francisco in about 1930 or 31, where Katie was living at the time. It was there that William Henry made counterfeit silver coins, according to Frank. Young Frank came home from school one day and saw what was happening and Bertha became angry that he had had to see that. “She says, I’m not gonna let Frank see that no more, and she says, We have no business living there. She says, We’d rather starve,” Frank reported. So, she took Frank and moved out. She got a job working for a Mrs. Rothenberg, who gave them a place in which to live on Seventh Street. Bertha took in laundry for the Rothenbergs and for others in the neighborhood.

In February of 1933, he was caught. Mary and her first husband, Lloyd, had been arrested for burglarizing homes in Trestle Glen (a neighborhood in Oakland). William Henry had attempted to melt down silverware from the loot and turn it into silver dollars. When that didn't work, he used tin and babbitt metal instead. During a police raid for suspected bootlegging, police discovered over $5,000 in jewelry and other stolen goods, as well as seven or eight counterfeit coins in a tin box concealed in the stove. Eight counterfeit dollars were subsequently found at William Henry's home at 1019 Seventh Street in Oakland with plaster of paris molds in a shed behind the building. William Henry, then in his late sixties, was arrested without resistance and confessed in jail to having passed counterfeit money for four months prior to his arrest. He was indicted by a grand jury on 28 February 1933 on five counts involving counterfeiting and was sentenced 2 March 1933 to two years’ imprisonment for counterfeiting and received at McNeil Island Penitentiary in the Puget Sound 5 April 1933.

Bertha and other members of the family lived on 12th Street in a flat with John and Jim. The arguing between family members became too much and Bertha and Frank found a place on 22nd and Filbert, near an icehouse. Frank was given support as an orphan there, as his father was not able to support him. Bertha was listed in the 1933 San Francisco city directory as a widow living at 1836 Folsom.

John and Jim started working at Herrick’s Ironworks. The ironworks rented the family a place to live in on 16th Street, across the street from the ironworks for ten dollars a monthWilliam Henry was released from prison in 8 October 1934, about six months before the end of the two-year sentence.

William Henry and Bertha both worked on Works Progress Administration (WPA) projects during the Depression. According to son Frank, William Henry obtained WPA work in Emeryville as a ratcatcher for the health department, earning $55 per month. This statement is confirmed in part by WPA records. While his specific work wasn’t mentioned, William Henry began working for the WPA on 11 Nov 1935 on Project 0803-206-1220 (shown as just Project 1220 in later records), where he worked as a laborer at the city hall garage at Emeryville, Alameda, California, reporting to a Dr. Ashley. He was paid $27.50 per pay period (adding up to $55 per month). He was listed as living at living at 2137 Filbert St., Oakland, Alameda, California. On 15 Jul 1936, the project closed. By that time, he was living at 1661 17th St., Oakland.

On 17 Jul, he was transferred to a new project (1748), where he worked as a watchman at Montgomery and Ridgeway in Oakland (Curbs and Gutters project). However, on 23 Jul, it was reported that he was to be removed from the project effective 30 Jul because he was listed as “Over Age Limit.” His last WPA paycheck was issued 10 Aug 1936. The note below the 10 Aug entry read, “Bertha substituting for William.” Bertha’s earning records likewise state “Substituting for William” but her first paycheck entry was not until Dec of that year. According to son Frank, Bertha and daughter Mary sewed quilts for the WPA. Records note that she was a seamstress on a variety of projects.

On 29 Dec 1936, Bertha’s position at Project 4738, working as a seamstress at the foot of 14th St. and West (city not listed, but likely Oakland) was cancelled. On 30 Dec, she was transferred to Project 4573, reporting to 900 19th Ave. on 31 Dec to work as a seamstress on a sewing project. On 1 Mar 1937, she left that project (she was working at 2087 Franklin St. at that time) and on 5 Mar, she was transferred to Project 2080, reporting to Franklin St., Oakland on 9 Mar to work as a seamstress on a jean production project. On 24 Mar, she transferred from Project 2050 TR. to Project 7739-6700, reporting 26 Mar to 2087 Franklin St. as a seamstress on a sewing project. She continued working on that project until October. On 22 Oct, she transferred from Project 6700 to Project 7788 Unit 2, reporting 26 Oct to 2087 Franklin St. as a seamstress. She worked as a seamstress on Project 7768 from Nov 1937 to May 1938, Project 8757 from May to Aug 1938, and Project 10028 from Aug to Jun 1939. In 11 Aug 1939, it was recorded that she was to be terminated from Project 10028 at 900 19th Ave. as a seamstress on 15 Aug with the note, “Dismissal effected in accordance with statutory requirements prohibiting continuous employment for more than 18 months.”

However, on 15 Sep 1939, she was recorded as starting work on Project 10028 once more, reporting 19 Sep to 900 19th Ave. as a seamstress on a sewing project. She worked on that project until Oct 1940. She then worked on Project 50-11978 in Oct. On 1 Nov 1940, it was recorded that she had been terminated from a project [project number illegible] as a seamstress on Oct [30?] for being “Five days absent.” On 17 Jun 1940, she had a “Chg. in assign. status” and was to report 19 Jun to 900 19th Ave. as a seamstress (domestic electric).

William Henry and Bertha were renting at 1660 17th St., Oakland in 1940. Daniel Dorato was listed as a roomer (possibly a duplicate entry for Danny Dorato, Julia’s husband). William Henry was listed as having no occupation. Bertha was listed as working as a seamstress on a sewing project. Her worker class is GW (government work), indicating that she was probably working on a WPA project.

Bertha Amanda Brown Boyd died of cervical cancer 6 June 1954 in Oakland, Alameda, California and was buried 9 June in Oakland. William Henry Boyd died of cardiac failure due to senility 6 May 1955 at the home of his son, Frank, at 477 Tudor Drive, San Leandro, Alameda, California. He was buried May 9 at Evergreen Cemetery, Oakland, Alameda, California.

William Henry and Maria’s son is:

  1. Charlie Richardson, said to have been a taxi driver in Los Angeles, California. Frank Boyd did not know that Charlie was his half-brother until much later in life but did remember him coming to visit on a few occasions and that he would find coins for him taped above the head of his bed on the mornings Charlie left.

William Henry and Bertha’s children are:

  1. Ellen Margaret Boyd, born 20 Oct 1899 in Pine Bluff, Jefferson, Arkansas, married 1) Frank B. Helm Jr. 26 Dec 1916 in Grant county, Arkansas but they seem to have later later divorced. Ellen was living in Bridal Veil, Multnomah, Oregon, when she married 2) Isaac Clark Thompson 11 May 1925 in Vancouver, Clark, Washington. Ellen died in an explosion 7 Aug 1928 in Ajo, Pima, Arizona, along with Ike and their newborn daughter after dynamite was placed under the family’s home. Ellen and the baby, according to newspaper articles, had just come home from the hospital that day. Ike and the baby died at the site and Ellen on the way to the hospital, only Ike's mother escaping alive. All three were buried in a single grave with the baby in Ellen's arms on the evening of 9 Aug 1928. Bertha and one of Ellen's brothers were in attendance.
Husband 1: Frank B. Helm Jr., b. 7 Aug 1896 in Argenta, Pulaski, Arkansas, son of Frank B. and Fannie L. (Belcher) Helm; source for Frank parents are censuses: 1) Year: 1910; Census Place: Dekalb, Grant, Arkansas; Roll: T624_51; Page: 20A; Enumeration District: 0078; FHL microfilm: 1374064 (in which Frank appears as a son in the household of Frank B Helm and wife Fannie L) and 2) Year: 1930; Census Place: Precinct 1, Smith, Texas; Roll: 2390; Page: 1B; Enumeration District: 0014; Image: 981.0; FHL microfilm: 2342124 (in which Frank’s son Arthur appears in the household of his great-grandfather Robert Belcher, along with grandparents Frank and Fannie Helm.
Husband
2: Isaac Clark Thompson, called Ike, b. Dec 1883 in Missouri to Joseph C. and Mary Cassie (Lawyer) Thompson, occupation: rancher at the time of his marriage, had a laundry business in Ajo, Arizona; see 1900 Federal Census (household of Mary C. Thompson, Bayou, Ozark, Missouri), 1910 Federal Census (household of Cassie Thompson, Bayou, Ozark, Missouri) and and 1920 Federal Census (household of Isaac C. Thompson, Palo Verde, Maricopa, Arizona.
Children: (by Frank Helm) 1) Arthur Homer Helm (m. Vaciel Irmadean Dalrymple-"HELM, Vaciel Irmadean (DALRYMPLE); 75; Mabelvale AR; Benton C; 2000-2-1; absy" Source: Ancestry.com. Web: Obituary Daily Times Index, 1995-Current [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2012.), 2) Marie Ellen Helm (married name: Cate); (by Ike Thompson) 3) stillborn son, and 4) Mary Katherine Thompson (b. 31 Jul 1928 in Ajo, Pima, Arizona, d. 7 Aug 1928 in Ajo, Pima, Arizona, the baby killed in the explosion).
  1. Kathleen Edith Boyd, (Katie), born 19 Oct 1901 in Pine Bluff, Jefferson, Arkansas, married 1) Frank S. Willis, 2) John Richard, and 3) Harold Isaac Silker in Reno, Washoe, Nevada, died 12 Sep 1976 in Yuba City, Sutter, California (lung cancer), buried 15 Sep at Evergreen Cemetery, Oakland, Alameda, California. Occupation: brusher at an enamel factory (1930), foreman at porcelain enamel shop (death certificate).
Husband 1: Frank S. Willis, b. 21 Mar 1895 in Southport, Lancashire, England, immigrated to the US in 1913, served in World War I, d. 15 May 1961, occupation: pressman at job printing (1930), printer (1939 Oakland city directory), worked at printer shop (1940), worked for Pacific Tea Packing in San Francisco and lived in Richmond, Contra Costa, California in 1940.
Husband 2: John Richard, no records have been located for him; identified as one of Katie’s husbands by Frank Boyd during Frank's lifetime.
Husband 3: Harold Isaac Silker, b. 10 Jan 1909 in Waterloo, Blackhawk, Iowa, son of Harley Clemens and Viola Jane (Stevens) Silker, d. 21 Mar 1991 in Yuba county, California, occupation: track extra-gang laborer on the railroad (1941), m. 1) Rosella C. Michel 31 Jul 1937 in Cedar Rapids, Linn, Iowa.
Adopted child: Wally W. Willis.
  1. Alice Mabel Boyd, born 30 Jun 1903 in Pine Bluff, Jefferson, Arkansas, died 23 November 1905, buried in Bellwood Cemetery, Pine Bluff, Jefferson, Arkansas.
  2. John Henry Boyd, born 16 Oct 1905 in Pine Bluff, Jefferson, Arkansas, married 1) Antonette Garcia in 1930 in Oakland, Alameda, California and 2) Dolores M. Frates 8 Aug 1952 in Alameda county, California, died 26 Oct 1963 at the Port of Oakland in Oakland, Alameda, California (suicide by carbon monoxide poisoning from a car exhaust), buried 29 Oct at Evergreen Cemetery, Oakland, Alameda, California. Occupation: enameler (1939 Richmond city directory), burner at an enamel/porcelain factory (1930, 1940 census--listed as employed by Payne and Mahoney in 1940 on WWII draft card), trucker (1956 San Leandro city directory, death certificate).
Wife 1: Antonette Garcia (family information provided by Frank Boyd gives her maiden name as Castelle, however), b. abt. 1914 in Hawaii, dau. of — Garcia and — Guerrero, d. 23 Aug 1944 in Contra Costa county, California) in 1930 in Oakland, Alameda, California.
Wife 2: Dolores M. Frates
, may be living.
Children: (by Antonette) 1) Ted Henry Boyd, other children now living.
  1. James William Boyd, (Jim), 23 Aug 1907 in Sheridan, Grant, Arkansas (although WWII draft card says Pine Bluff, Jefferson, Arkansas), married 1) Ruth Frances Meyers 10 Aug 1929 in Phoenix, Maricopa, Arizona (later divorced) and 2) Virginia Deloris Cabral (according to family information, the marriage took place 9 May 1938 in Reno, Washoe, Nevada but the Oakland Tribune lists Jim and Virginia as being granted a marriage license 11 May 1940 in Reno), died 24 Sep 1985 in Marysville, Yuba, California and was buried 27 Sep in Peoria Cemetery, Browns Valley, Yuba, California. Occupation: worked in the structural steel industry (1930), truck driver for Herrick Iron Works (1940 census, WWII draft card), iron worker at Herricks Iron Works (1956).
Wife 1: Ruth Frances Meyers, b. 21 Jul 1913 in Phoenix, Maricopa, Arizona, dau. of Melvin R. and Nellie M. (Strouse) Meyers, m. 2 – Schader, d. 24 Jan 1993 in Orange county, California) 10 Aug 1929 in Phoenix, Maricopa, Arizona (later divorced).
Wife 2: Virginia Deloris Cabral
, b. 10 Sep 1913 in Honolulu, Oahu, Hawaii to Joao and Francisca (Pacheco Muerirra) Cabral Raposo (See Declaration of Intention and Petition for Naturalization for Francisca Pacheco Cabral (No. 67992), National Archives at San Francisco; San Bruno, California; NAI Number: 605504; Record Group Title: RG 21; Record Group Number: Records of District Courts of the United States, 1685-2009. Ancestry.com. California, Federal Naturalization Records, 1843-1999 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2014.), left from Hilo, Hawaii 13 Jun 1913 and arrived in San Francisco, California 23 Jun aboard the S.S. Baroke, d. 12 Mar 1998.
Children living.
  1. Mary Edna Boyd, born 14 Oct 1909 in Pine Bluff, Jefferson, Arkansas, married 1) -- --? (listed in marriage record to Lloyd King as divorced but it is perhaps possible she said this because she already had a child), 2) Lloyd Aloysius King 6 Nov 1931 in Oakland, Alameda, California) marriage intention listed in the Oakland Tribune 3 Nov 1931, arrested with Lloyd in Nov 1931 during their honeymoon to San Jose while driving a car they claimed they had borrowed (Mary was sentenced to 40 days in jail and Lloyd to 100 days in jail), arrested with Lloyd in February 1933 for burglarizing homes in the East Bay (San Francisco Bay Area), married 2) Joseph Phillip Fettig (marriage license granted 11 May 1940 in Reno, Washoe, Nevada, d. 3 Sep 1983 in Yuba county, California) 9 May 1938 in Reno, Washoe, Nevada, died 23 May 1994 at Desert Hospital in Palm Springs, Riverside, California (from injuries sustained in a hit-and-run car accident caused by a drunk driver). Michelle's memories: Great-aunt Mary was the only member of the family on this page (except for Frank and Florence, my grandparents) that I clearly remember meeting. I remember her as a kind, older lady who gave me candy when I came to visit with my parents and later that my grandfather was shaken by her death. My father also remembered her as a very sweet person.
Husband 1: Lloyd Aloysius King, b. 25 Mar 1910 in Alameda county, California, son of Harry J. and Josephine E. (Silveira) King, listed as Aloysius King in 1910 census (age 1 month, living with parents Harry and Josephine King, grandparents John J. and Mary Silvera, and uncle Augustine Silvera in Oakland Ward 2) and listed as Lloyd King or Lloyd A. King in the 1920 and 1930 censuses in Oakland (see 1910, 1920, and 1930 Oakland, Alameda, California), arrested for car theft in 1931 with Mary and served 100 days in prison, served three months for burglary in 1932, arrested for burglary in 1933 with Mary (sentenced to 5 years to life, imprisoned 30 Mar 1933 in San Quentin Prison in Marin county, California, paroled 17 May 1937), a baker, two of his fingers had been partially amputated prior to his 1933 arrest, found in 1940 living alone at 36th Avenue in Oakland and working as a WPA laborer with a marital status of M1 (married once) (see 1940 Oakland, Alameda, California census), working for Moore Shipyard and living in Oakland 16 Oct 1940 (WWII draft card), arrested 1 Aug 1941 and sentenced 2 Aug 1941 to 60 days in jail on charges related to drunk driving, speeding, and evading the police, m. 2) Mae Virginia Rose 13 Feb 1942 in Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, living in Oakland and working as a shipyard rigger at the time of his second marriage, held for questioning in Mar 1947 for drunk driving, a bartender at the Fairmont (hotel in San Francisco) for 25 years, d. 9 Mar 1992 in San Leandro, Alameda, California of cardiac insufficiency due to congestive heart failure, bur. 13 Mar 1992 at St. Mary's Cemetery, Oakland, Alameda, California.
Husband 2: Joseph Phillip Fettig, b. 16 Sep 1912 in Orrin, Pierce, North Dakota, son of Anton Phillip and Dorothea (--) Fettig (see 1915 North Dakota state census for Township 154, McHenry, North Dakota and 1920 Federal census for Smoky Lake, McHenry, North Dakota) marriage license granted 11 May 1940 in Reno, Washoe, Nevada, worked at Herrick Iron Works in 1940, d. 3 Sep 1983 in Yuba county, California.
Living child by R. W. Holt (not married).
  1. Julia Ernestine Boyd, born 10 Feb 1912 in Pine Bluff, Jefferson, Arkansas, married Dante Dorato 11 Aug 1931 in Oakland, Alameda, California, died 8 Sep 1987 in Redding, Shasta, California. Occupation: worked at a cannery (1930), machine operator (1937 Oakland city directory).
Husband: Dante Dorato, also known as Danny Harris Dorato, b. 21 Mar 1903 in Italy (a resident of Alfiano Natta, Alessandria, Piemonte, Italy), son of Louis and Luigia (Cerelli) Dorato, d. 21 Jan 1992 in Stanislaus county, California, occupation: car man for Southern Pacific (1928 CA voter registration), carmen’s helper on the railroad (at time of marriage), trainman (1936 CA voter registration), bricklayer on the railroad (1940 census), employed by Southern Pacific railroad in 1943 (WWII draft card).
Children: 1) Ronald Lewis Dorato, other children now living.
  1. Frank Richard Boyd, born 5 May 1922 in Phoenix, Maricopa, Arizona, married Florence Rose Mahler 4 Jul 1945 in Marion, Marion, South Carolina, served in World War II (Army), baptized a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in 1965, died 8 June 1997 at home in Martinez, Contra Costa, California (cancer (mycosis fungoides)) and was buried 11 Jun in Oakmont Cemetery, Lafayette, Contra Costa, California. Occupation: structural steel worker, retired in 1988 from Romak Iron Works in Oakland.
Wife: Florence Rose Mahler, b. 14 May 1927 in Ovid, Sedgwick, Colorado, dau. of Jacob John and Rose Catherine (Knoll) Mahler, chr. 29 May 1927 in Julesburg, Sedgwick, Colorado, bapt. in LDS Church in 1965, d. 17 Mar 2010 in Pleasant Hill, Contra Costa, California, bur. 20 Mar in Oakmont Cemetery, Lafayette, Contra Costa, California.
Children living.

Note: None of the children, except Charlie, ever went by the last name of Richardson. While William Henry's Boyd surname may have been an illegal alias, his children by Bertha were legally known in records and were known in life by the surname Boyd. In the case of my Grandpa and the youngest child of the family, Frank, that the knowledge that his father was born a Richardson was not even known to him until the early 1980s.


Sources: 

  1. Interview of Frank Richard Boyd by Darryl and Alice Boyd, November 1988, Martinez, CA, transcribed by Michelle A. Boyd, August 2000.
  2. Handwritten notes by Alice Boyd of Frank Boyd’s memories, probably written about 1988.
  3. Personal knowledge of Frank Boyd, passed down to and recorded by Darryl Boyd.
  4. Family register page from W.H. Boyd Bible, photocopy in possession of Darryl Boyd.
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  6. Birth certificate of Ruth Edna Boyd, Arizona, state file number 353, registered number 839.
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  52. Gravestone of Harold I. Silker, Oak Shade Cemetery, Marion, Linn, Iowa.
  53. Gravestones of James W. Boyd and Virginia Deloris Boyd, Peoria Memorial Park, Browns Valley, Yuba, California.
  54. Gravestone of Frank Richard and Florence Rose Boyd, Oakmont Cemetery, Lafayette, Contra Costa, California.
  55. Gravestone of Dante and Julia Dorato, Oak Hill Cemetery, Red Bluff, Tehama, California.
  56. Gravestone of Lloyd A. King and second wife, Mae R., St. Mary's Cemetery, Oakland, Alameda, California.
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  61. Letter to Florence (Mahler) Boyd from J.T. McCarthy (Mc Carthy Funeral Home, Ajo, AZ) about the location of Ike Thompson, Ellen (Boyd) Thompson, and (baby girl) Thompson's burial location, 8 Jul 1968.
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  63. Affidavit to Amend and Record for Certificate of Death, William Henry Boyd, California, State File No. 55-035986, filed 4 Apr 1983.
  64. Certificate of Death, Bertha Boyd, California, State File No. 54-039040.
  65. Certificate of Death, John Henry Boyd, California, State File No. 63-130669.
  66. Certificate of Death, Kathleen Edith Silker, California, State File No. 76-111469.
  67. Certificate of Death, stillborn son of Isaac and Ellen Thompson, California, State Index 384a, Local Registrar’s No. 34.
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Recipes

Two Recipes from Bertha Brown

Apricot Fried Pies                                                            

(This was apparently taught to Bertha by her mother, Martha. Bertha later taught it to her daughter-in-law and my grandmother, Florence Mahler Boyd. It was adapted for modern use.)

Make one batch of biscuit dough, not sticky. Roll out and cut six-inch circles.

For the filling, take a package of dried apricots and place in a pan. Cover with water. Boil until almost tender. Add sugar to taste (about 1 c). Let boil in sugar water until soft. Mash lumps with a spoon. Make a thin paste with 2 T flour and a little water. Add to apricots. Let thicken over low heat. Watch carefully or it may burn.

Place a little filling in the center of each dough circle. Wet edges and fold over. Fry in a pan with a little shortening, over low heat, until brown.

 

Caramel Cake

Bake a white or yellow cake. For the filling, melt sugar in a pan. When melted, add water. Add milk and chopped walnuts. Cook until creamy. Frost between the layers of the cake with this. Frost outer edges with white frosting and sprinkle with coconut.


These recipes were passed from Bertha to her daughter-in-law Florence (Mahler) Boyd, who passed it to me.


Photos


Click here to view photos of Boyd family members.


Interview and Notes


Click here for an interview of Frank Richard Boyd, November 1988, in which he talks about his life and his family, as well as notes taken by Alice C. Boyd of Frank Boyd's memories and knowledge of his family.


Newspaper Articles

Click here to view newspaper articles related to William Henry and Bertha Boyd's family.



WPA Records


Click here to view WPA records for William Henry and Bertha.


Birth, Marriage, and Death Certificates


Click here to view birth, marriage, and death certificates related to William Henry and Bertha Boyd's family.
 


Family Bible

Page from WH Boyd Bible

Source: Family register page from W.H. Boyd Bible, photocopy in possession of Darryl Boyd.

Birth and Christening Indexes

Name:           Bertha A. Brown
Gender:        Female
Race:             White
Birth Date:    13 Jan 1878
Birth Place:   Washington, Henry, Ohio
Father:           Alva P. Brown
Mother:         Martha J. Ennes
FHL Film Number:    423626

Source: Ancestry.com. Ohio, Births and Christenings Index, 1774-1973 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2011.
Original data: "Ohio Births and Christenings, 1821-1962." Index. FamilySearch, Salt Lake City, Utah, 2009, 2011. Index entries derived from digital copies of original and compiled records.

Name:           Harold Silker
Birth Date:   10 Jan 1909
Birth Place:   Waterloo, Blackhawk, Iowa
Father:           Harley Silker
Mother:         Viola Stevens
FHL Film Number:    1034314

Source: Ancestry.com. Iowa, Births and Christenings Index, 1800-1999 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2011.
Original data: "Iowa Births and Christenings, 1830–1950." Index. FamilySearch, Salt Lake City, Utah, 2009, 2010. Index entries derived from digital copies of original and compiled records.

Name:            Ruth Frances Meyers
Gender:         Female
Birth Date:    21 Jul 1913
Birth Place:   Phoenix, Maricopa, Arizona
Father:          Melvin R. Meyers
Mother:        Nellie M. Strouse
FHL Film Number:    2135128

Source: Ancestry.com. Arizona, Select Births and Christenings, 1909-1917 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc, 2014. Original data: Arizona, Births and Christenings, 1909-1917. Salt Lake City, Utah: FamilySearch, 2013.


Name:    Lloyd A King
Birth Date:    25 Mar 1910
Gender:    Male
Mother's Maiden Name:    Schuera
Birth County:    Alameda

Name:    Ronald Lewis Dorato
Birth Date:    11 Jun 1932
Gender:    Male
Mother's Maiden Name:    Boyd
Birth County:    Alameda

Source: Ancestry.com. California Birth Index, 1905-1995 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2005. Original data: State of California. California Birth Index, 1905-1995. Sacramento, CA, USA: State of California Department of Health Services, Center for Health Statistics.

Marriage Indexes

Name                                                   Date                         Residence                     Spouse
Richardson, Wm Henry                    05/09/90                  Dunkirk, NY                   Maria Soucier      At the Parsonage
Soucier, Maria Agnes                      05/09/90                  Dunkirk, NY                   William H Richardson

Source: "Marriages recorded at German Methodist Church in Dunkirk, NY," Chautauqua Genealogist, Vol. 15, No. 2, May 1992.


Name:                     RICHARDSON, WILLIAM HENRY [26]
Event:                      M
Date:                       05/09/90
Residence:             DUNKIRK, NY
Church/Clergy:      G BOBILIN
Other Information: TO MARIA SOUCIER 20 AT THE PARSONAGE
Witnesses:                JOSEPH SOUCIER, JULIA SOUCIER

Barris, Lois and Norwood, The German Methodist Church of Dunkirk 1855 - 1909, http://www.co.chautauqua.ny.us/DocumentCenter/Home/View/5214, retrieved 1 Oct 2017.


Name:                       Ellen Boyd
Gender:                    Female
Age:                          17
Birth Year:                abt 1899
Residence:               Camp Fifteen, Grant, Arkansas
Spouse's Name:       F B Helm
Spouse's Gender:    Male
Spouse's Age:           21
Spouse's Residence:    Carlisle, Lonoke, Arkansas
Marriage Date:        26 Dec 1916
Marriage License Date:    26 Dec 1916
Marriage County:    Grant
Event Type:                Marriage
FHL Film Number:      980150

Source: Ancestry.com. Arkansas, County Marriages Index, 1837-1957 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2011.
Original data: "Arkansas County Marriages, 1838–1957." Index. FamilySearch, Salt Lake City, Utah, 2009, 2011. "Arkansas County Marriages, 1838–1957," database, FamilySearch; from Arkansas Courts of Common Pleas and County Clerks. Digital images of originals housed at various county courthouses in the State of Arkansas. Marriage records.


Name:                               John H Boyd
Gender:                            Male
Estimated birth year:    abt 1906
Age:                                   46
Marriage Date:              8 Aug 1952
Marriage Place:             Alameda, California, USA
Spouse:                             Dolores M Deltessandr
Spouse Age:                    24

Name:                               John H Boyd
Gender:                            Male
Estimated birth year:    abt 1906
Age:                                   46
Marriage Date:               8 Aug 1952
Marriage Place:             Alameda, California, USA
Spouse:                             Dolores M Frates
Spouse Age:                    24

Source: Ancestry.com. California, Marriage Index, 1949-1959 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2013.
Original data: California Department of Health and Welfare. California Vital Records—Vitalsearch (www.vitalsearch-worldwide.com). The Vitalsearch Company Worldwide, Inc., Pleasanton, California.


Name    Harold Silker
Gender    Male
Race    White
Age    29
Birth Year    abt 1908
Birth Place    Waterloo, Iowa
Residence Place    Marion, Iowa
Marriage Date    31 Jul 1937
Marriage Place    Cedar Rapids, Linn, Iowa, USA
Father    H C Silker
Mother    Viola Stephens
Spouse    Rosella Michel
Gender    Female
Race    White
Age    23
Birth Year    abt 1914
Birth Place    Springbrook. Iowa
Residence Place    Cedar Rapids, Iowa
Marriage Date    31 Jul 1937
Marriage Place    Cedar Rapids, Linn, Iowa, USA
Father    Joseph Michel
Mother    Mary Brown
Spouse    Harold Silker

Source: Ancestry.com. Iowa, Marriage Records, 1880-1937 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2014. Original data: Iowa Department of Public Health. Iowa Marriage Records, 1880–1922. Textual Records. State Historical Society of Iowa, Des Moines, Iowa.


1880 Federal Census


Onalaska, La Crosse, Wisconsin

Dwelling house

Family

Name

Race

Sex

Age

Birth Month (for infants)

Relationship

Single

Married

Widowed

157

163

Richardson  Squire F

W

M

38




1


 

 

Caroline

W

F

34


Wife


1


 

 

William

W

M

16


Son

1


 

 

 

Julia

W

F

14


Daughter

1


 

 

Name

Occupation

Attended school

Birthplace

Father's Birthplace

Mother's Birthplace

Squire F

Farm Laborer


New York

N. Y N. Y.

Caroline

Keeping House


R. Island

R. I.

R. I.

William

At Home


Wisconsin

N. Y

R. I.

Julia

At Home

1

Wisconsin

N. Y

R. I.


Source: Year: 1880; Census Place: Onalaska, La Crosse, Wisconsin; Roll: 1432; Family History Film: 1255432; Page: 428D; Enumeration District: 051



Washington, Henry, Ohio

Household: Alva P. Brown; Roll: Roll: 1032; Page: 59C; Enumeration District: 110Alva P. Brown and Orsmus Brown families in 1880


Source: Tenth Census of the United States, 1880. (NARA microfilm publication T9, 1,454 rolls). Records of the Bureau of the Census, Record Group 29. National Archives, Washington, D.C.



1910 Federal Census


Pine Bluff Ward 4, Jefferson, Arkansas

Street: Fifth Avenue

House Number: 5011

Visitation Number: 247

Family Number: 259

Name

Relationship

Sex

Race

Age

Marital Status

Years Married

Children

Children Living

Birthplace

Father's Birthplace

Boyd William H.

Head

M

W

44

M1

12

Wisconsin

Wisconsin

Bertha

 Wife

F

W

33

M1

12

6

5

Ohio

Ohio

Helen

 Daughter

F

W

10




1

Arkansas

Wisconsin

Katie

 Daughter

F

W

8




1 Arkansas Wisconsin
John Son M W 4



Arkansas Wisconsin
James Son M W 2



Arkansas Wisconsin
Mary Daughter F W 6/12



Arkansas Wisconsin

 

Name

Mother's Birthplace

Speaks English?

Occupation

Industry

Employment Type

Out of work?

Weeks out of work?

Read?

Write?

Attended school?

William H.

Wisconsin

English

Conductor

Train

W

No 0

Yes

Yes
Bertha

Ohio

English

None



 

 

Yes

Yes

 

Helen

Ohio

English

None



 


Yes

Yes

Yes

Katie

Ohio

English

None



 


 

 

Yes

John

Ohio

English

None



 


 

 

No
James Ohio English






No
Mary Ohio









Name

Owned or Rented?

Free or Mortgaged?

Farm or House?

William H.

R
H

Source: Year: 1910; Census Place: Pine Bluff Ward 4, Jefferson, Arkansas; Roll: T624_54;Page: 13A; Enumeration District: 0121;FHL microfilm: 1374067



1920 Census

1920 Census, Clarkdale, Yavapai, Arizona

920 3rd Street

Dwelling No.

Visitation No.

Name

Relation

Home Owned?

Sex

Race

Age

Marital Status

Attended School?

193

197

Boyd Bertha B

Head

R

F

W

40

M


 

 

Katherine E

Daughter

 

 F

W

18

S

no

 

 

John H

Son

 

 M

W

14

S

yes

 

 

James W

Son

 

 M

W

12

S

yes

 

 

Mary E

Daughter

 

 F

W

10

S

yes

 

 

Julia E

Daughter

 

 F

W

8

S

yes


198 Helm Frank F Head R M W 23 M


Ellen M Wife
F W 20 M


Marie E Daughter
F W 1 11/12 S


Ennes James A Roomer
M W 42 D

 

Name

Can Read?

Can Write?

Birthplace

Father's Birthplace

Mother's Birthplace

Speaks English?

Occupation

Industry

Bertha B

yes

yes

 Ohio

Michigan

Ohio

yes

none


Katherine E

yes

yes

 Arkansas

Rhode Island

Ohio

yes

none

 

John H

 

 

 Arkansas

Rhode Island

Ohio

yes

none

 

James W

 

 

Arkansas

Rhode Island

Ohio

yes

none 

 

Mary E

 

 

Arkansas

Rhode Island

Ohio

yes

none

 

Julia E

 

 

Arkansas

Rhode Island

Ohio


none 


Frank F yes yes Arkansas Wisconsin Texas yes Laborer Smelter
Ellen M yes yes Arkansas Rhode Island Ohio yes none
Marie E

Arkansas Arkansas Arkansas
none
James A yes yes Ohio Michigan Ohio yes Laborer Smelter

 

Name

Salary, wage, etc.

Bertha B


Katherine E


John H


James W


Mary E


Julia E


Frank F W
Ellen M
Marie E
James A W

 

Source: Year: 1920; Census Place: Clarkdale, Yavapai, Arizona; Roll: T625_52; Page: 8A;Enumeration District: 102; Image: 96


1930 Census

1930 Census, Oakland (District 23), Alameda, California

1258 28th St.

Dwelling

Family

Name

Relation

Home Owned?

Home Value

Radio?

Farm?

Sex

Race

Age

Marital Status

Marriage Age

103

108

Boyd William H

Head

R

 $20

 No

No

M

Wh.

66

M

25

 

 

Bertha

Wife-H

 

 

 

 

F

Wh.

59

M

18

 

 

John H

Son

 

 

 

 

M

Wh.

23

S

 

 

 

Julia E

Dau.

 

 

 

 

F

Wh.

18

S

 

 

 

Frank R

Son

 

 

 

 

M

Wh.

7

S

 

 

 

Willis Frank

Son-in-Law

 

 

 

 

M

Wh.

29

M

 Un

 

 

Kathleen E

Daughter

 

 

 

 

F

Wh.

28

M

19

1264 28th St.

Dwelling

Family

Name

Relation

Home Owned?

Home Value

Radio?

Farm?

Sex

Race

Age

Marital Status

Marriage Age

108

113

Boyd James W

Head

R

 $15

 No

No

M

Wh.

22

M

21

 

 

Ruth F.

Wife-H

 

 

 

 

F

Wh.

18

M

18

 

 

Ruth

Neice

 

 

 

 

F

Wh.

1 9/12

S

 

 

Name

Attended School?

Reads & Writes?

Birthplace

Father’s Birthplace

Mother’s Birthplace

Language

Immigration Year

Naturalization

Speaks English?

Spoken in home before arrival

Code

A

B

C

William H

No

Yes

Wisconsin

New York

Illinois


63





Yes

Bertha

No

Yes

Ohio

United States

Ohio

 

59



 

 

Yes

John H

No

Yes

Arkansas

Wisconsin

Ohio

 

84



 

 

Yes

Julia E

No

Yes

Arkansas

Wisconsin

Ohio

 

84



 

 

Yes

Frank R

No

--

Arizona

Wisconsin

Ohio

 

93



 

 

--

Frank

No

Yes

England

England

England

English

00

00

V

1913

Na

Yes

Kathleen E

No

Yes

Arkansas

Wisconsin

Ohio

 

84



 

 

Yes

Name

Attended School?

Reads & Writes?

Birthplace

Father’s Birthplace

Mother’s Birthplace

Language

Immigration Year

Naturalization

Speaks English?

Spoken in home before arrival

Code

A

B

C

James W

No

Yes

Arkansas

Wisconsin

Ohio


84





Yes

Ruth F.

No

Yes

Arizona

Indiana

Indiana

 

93



 

 

Yes

Ruth

No

--

Arizona

Arkansas

Arizona

 

93



 

 

--

 

Name

Occupation

Industry

Code

D

Worker Class

Employed?

Number on Unemployment Schedule

Veteran?

What War?




William H

None






No

Bertha

None

 

 

 

 

 

 



John H

Burner

Enamel Fact.

1635

W

Yes

 

No



Julia E

Laborer

Cannery

7716

W

No

28

 



Frank R

None

 

 

 

 

 

 



Frank

Pressman

Job Printing

9949

W No

29

Yes

W.W

Kathleen E

Brusher

Enamel Fact. 7735

W

Yes

 

 




Name

Occupation

Industry

Code

D

Worker Class

Employed?

Veteran?

James W

Laborer

Struct. Steel

7824

W

Yes

No

Ruth F.

None

 

 

 

 

 

Ruth

None

 

 

 

 

 


Source: Year: 1930; Census Place: Oakland, Alameda, California; Roll: 102; Page: 6A; Enumeration District: 0023; Image: 11.0; FHL microfilm: 2339837, Ancestry.com. 1930 United States Federal Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2002.
 

1940 Census

Household 1 - William Henry and Bertha:

1940 Census, Oakland, Alameda, California

Street

House No.

Visitation No.

Owned?

Home Value

Farm?

17th St.

1660

25

R

15

No

 

Name

Relation

Code

Sex

Race

Age

Marital Status

Attended School?

Grade

Code

Birthplace

Code

Residence, April 1, 1935

Boyd William

Head

O

M

W

61

M

No

6

4

Arkansas

84

Same House

Bertha

Wife

1

F

W

54

M

No

8

8

Arkansas

84

Same House

Frank

Son

2

M

W

18

S

Yes

H3

20

Arizona

93

Same House

Dorato Daniel

Roomer

6

M

W

40

M [struck out- written next to it: 7]

No

H4

30

California

98

Same Place


Name

Employment

At Private

At Public

Seeking Work

Has a Job

Other Work

Code

Hours Worked

Weeks out of Work

Occupation

Industry

Worker Class

William

No

No

No

No

Ot

8


 




Bertha

No

Yes

--

--

--

2

 

88

Seamstress

Sewing Project

GW

Frank

No

No

--

--

S

6

 





Daniel

Yes

--

--

--

--

1

48


Bricklayer

Railroad

PW

 

Name

Employment

Code F

Weeks Worked

Income

Other Income?

William





0

Yes

Bertha

496

06

2

52

660

No

Frank





0

No

Daniel

306

47

1

52

1600

No


Source: Year: 1940; Census Place: Oakland, Alameda, California; Roll: T627_442; Page: 1B; Enumeration District: 61-88, Ancestry.com. 1940 United States Federal Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2012.


Household 2 - Katie:

1940 Census, Oakland, Alameda, California

Street

House No.

Visitation No.

Owned?

Home Value

Farm?

Peralta

1514

20

R

18

No


Name

Relation

Code

Sex

Race

Age

Marital Status

Attended School?

Grade

Code

Birthplace

Code

Citizenship

Willis, Frank

Head

O

M

W

45

M

No

0


England

00

NA

Kathleen

Wife

1

F

W

38

M

No

4

4

Tennessee

81


Wally

Son

2

M

W

9

S

Yes

3

3

California

98



Name

Residence, April 1, 1935

Employment

Same place

At Private

At Public

Seeking Work

Has a Job

Other Work

Code

Hours Worked

Weeks out of Work

Occupation

Industry

Worker Class

Frank

Same place

Yes

--

--

-- --

1

40

 

Printer Shop

Printing

PW

Kathleen

Same place

NO

NO NO NO

H

5

37 [may have been partially erased]

 

 

 

 

Wally

Same place







 






Name

Employment

Code F

Weeks Worked

Income

Other Income?

Frank

310

14

1 52

1500

NO

Kathleen




0

0

NO

Wally




0

0

NO


Supplementary Questions:

Name:                                     Willis, Wally

Father’s Birthplace:                England            

Mother’s Birthplace:               Tennessee

Code:                                       00

Mother Tongue:                       English


Veteran, child of veteran?:    Yes

Is veteran father dead?:         NO

War:                                           W

Code:                                        7


Social Security Number?:       No

Deductions in 1939?:              No

Code J:                                    7

Code:                                     K: 1     L: 3      M: 1     N: 2     O: 9     P: 1     Q: 3    V: 0    W: 00    X: 0   Y: 2


Source: Year: 1940; Census Place: Oakland, Alameda, California; Roll: T627_443; Page: 1B; Enumeration District: 61-95, Ancestry.com. 1940 United States Federal Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2012.


Household 3 - Jim:

1940 Census, Oakland, Alameda, California


Street

House No.

Visitation No.

Owned?

Home Value

Farm?

26th St.

1272

73

R

12

No


Name

Relation

Code

Sex

Race

Age

Marital Status

Attended School?

Grade

Code

Birthplace

Code

Residence, April 1, 1935

Boyd, James

Head

0

M

W

32

M

No

8

8

California [hard to read and scribbled over]

98

Same Place

Virginia

Wife

1

F

W

26

M

No

H-4

30

Honolulu

X2

Same Place

Deana

Daughter

2

F

W

1

S

No

0


California

98

Same Place


Name

Employment

At Private

At Public

Seeking Work

Has a Job

Other Work

Code

Hours Worked

Weeks out of Work

Occupation

Industry

Worker Class

James

Yes

--

--

--

--

1

44

 

Truck Driver

Iron Mfg.

P.W.

Virginia

No

No

No

No

H

5

 

 

 

 

 

Deana







 






Name

Employment

Code F

Weeks Worked

Income

Other Income?

James

420

30

1 52

1820

No

Virginia




0

0

No

Deana








Supplementary Questions:

Name:                                     Boyd, James

Father’s Birthplace:                Arkansas

Mother’s Birthplace:               Arkansas              

Mother Tongue:                       English


Social Security Number?:       Yes

Deductions in 1939?:              Yes

Deductions made from:        All [of wages or salary]


Usual occupation:                 Truck Driver
Usual industry:                         Iron Mfg.
Usual class of worker:             P.W.

Code J:                                   420 - 30 - 1

Code:                                     K: 1     L: 2      M: 1     N:      O: 32     P: 2     Q: 8    S: 1   T: 5   U: 420 - 30 - 1

                                                V: 9     W: 18  X: 0      Y: 0


Source: Year: 1940; Census Place: Oakland, Alameda, California; Roll: T627_442; Page: 61A; Enumeration District: 61-86, Ancestry.com. 1940 United States Federal Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2012.


Household 4 - John:

1940 Census, El Cerrito, Contra Costa, California

Street

House No.

Visitation No.

Owned?

Home Value

Farm?

Kearney

846

262

R

30

No

 

Name

Relation

Code

Sex

Race

Age

Marital Status

Attended School?

Grade

Code

Birthplace

Code

Boyd, John

Head

O

M

W

34

M

No

8

8

Arkansas

84

Antonette

Wife

1

F

W

26

M

No

8

8

Hawaiian Islands

X2

Fred

Son

2

M

W

8

S

Yes

1

1

California

98

Ted

Son

2

M

W

8

S

Yes

2

2

California

98

Bobby

Son

2

M

W

5

S

No

0


California

98

Harvey

Son

2

M

W

2

S

No

0


California

98

 

Name

Residence, April 1, 1935

City

County

State

Farm?

John

Oakland

Alameda

California

No

Antonette

Oakland

Alameda

California

No

Fred

Oakland

Alameda

California

No

Ted

Oakland

Alameda

California

No

Bobby

Oakland

Alameda

California

No

Harvey

--

 

--

No

 

Name

Employment

At Private

At Public

Seeking Work

Has a Job

Other Work

Code

Hours Worked

Weeks out of Work

Occupation

Industry

Worker Class

John

Yes

--

--

--

--

1

40

 

Burner

Porcelain Manufacturing

P.W

Antonette

No

No

No

No

H

5

 

 

 

 

 

Fred







 

 




Ted







 

 

 

 

 

Bobby