Boyden, Samuel B.
Age: 24, credited to Guilford, VTVITALS
Birth: 01/13/1838, Guilford, VTADDITIONAL INFORMATION
Alias?: None notedDESCENDANTS
Christ Church Cemetery, Guilford, VT
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LEFT SICK BED TO KILL SELF
Samuel B. Boyden of Guilford, Aged Nearly 90, Was Ill With Pneumonia
FIRED A BULLET INTO HIS HEAD
He Was a Retired Farmer and a Civil War Veteran
Brattleboro, Oct. 16. – After arising from his bed, where he had been ill with pneumonia, Samuel B. Boyden of Guilford, who was nearly 90 years of age, went quietly out of his house late yesterday afternoon and behind the woodshed he fired a bullet into the side of his head. The bullet lodged at the base of the brain and caused instant death. The weapon, which Mr. Boyden had kept in a box in his bedroom, was rusty and of the English bulldog type. Mr. Boyden, who had gone out for a brief stay, left a relative at the house, and when the relative went to Mr. Boyden’s room he was gone.
He leaves a wife and four grown-up children. He recently sold his farm, reserving the right to live there until the end of his days, as he was born on the place. He was a retired farmer and a Civil war veteran.
Barre Daily Times, Oct. 16, 1918
Courtesy of Tom Boudreau.