POSTCARD CHRISTMAS GREETINGS WERE POPULAR IN THE 20'S..
HERE IS ONE THAT WAS SENT TO SID AND EVA BILLINGTON
POSTMARKED DEC 23, 1921.
It is addressed as only Livingston, Montana and sent from Mr. & Mrs. Walter Nickelson.
In other news this year, much information has come our way concerning the Boyden and Loring family history from Maine and Massachusetts. Just to remind everyone reading this, Sid Billington's mother was Estella Loring Boyden. At the age of 10 (1880) she lived with her father Elijah Loring Boyden in the back part of his Photography Studio, Deadwood, SD. Elijah was born in Perry, Maine in 1836. His father was Otis Boyden and his mother was Eliza Loring. Many thanks to our cousin Ellen (Chaussee) Wilhelm who visited the area where the Boyden and Loring families lived in the early 1800's. She took pictures of the grave sites in the Boyden Cemetery there and met local genealogists who have since introduced us to other historians in the area. They have communicated with us by phone, email, and snail mail sending interesting facts and websites, featuring life in early Maine. We have received names, dates and places that take us back generations on our family pedigree tree.
In addition I will prepare detailed pedigree charts with names and dates back to the immigrant families that arrived from England and settled first in Massachusetts. Here is a shortened version of the research.
Elijah Boyden 1836-1906 md Ann Mcdonald 1850-1870 MAINE
Otis Boyden 1801-1873 md Eliza Loring 1800-1894 MAINE
Dolphe Boyden 1771-1858 md Polly Morse 1772-1836 MAINE
Jacob Boyden 1744-1818 md Sarah Patten 1743-1854 MASS
Seth Boyden 1715-1775 md Elizabeth Turner 1718-1760 MASS
Jonathan Boyden 1670-1719 md Esther Thurston 1673-1755 MASS
Jonathan Boyden 1651-1732 md Ann _ 1655-1735 MASS
Thomas Boyden 1613-1682 md Frances__ 1617-1658 England
* for those who want to see the entire Boyden family from Thomas to Elijah
(at the very end), the website is http://www.archive.org/stream/thomasboyden
(however information about Elijah's life in the west is not included)
Eliza Loring 1800- 1894- md Otis Boyden 1801-1873 MAINE
Zaccheus Loring 1773-1853 md Elizabeth Patterson ..1823 MAINE
Zachariah Loring 1733-1805 md Mary Joy 1741 MASS
Jacob Loring 1676-1751 md Hannah Jacob 1696-1778 MASS
John Loring 1630-1661 md Mary Baker 1639-1679 England
Thomas Loring 1575-1661 md Jane Newton 1571-1672 England
*for those who want to see the entire Loring family from Thomas
to Eliza (p83) the website is:https://archive.org/stream/loringgenealogy
Information about Eliza and Otis' family is not included here.
REJOICE!!! Merry Christmas to all and a Happy 2015...and remember:
"All of us are innkeepers and we decide if we will let Jesus in." ..Neal A Maxwell