Samuel Evert BOYD Robert Everett BOYD Jack BOYD Rhonda Fay JENKINS Manus Charles BOYD Harold Thomas BOYD Mary Patricia MCKENZIE Mini tree diagram
Russell Hugh BOYD

Russell Hugh BOYD1,9,2,10,8,7,11,12

6th Dec 19061,2,3,4,5,6,7 - 26th Nov 19663,4,5,6,8,7

Steel Erector, Construction Industry

Life History

6th Dec 1906

Born in Omaha, Douglas, Nebraska.1,2,3,4,5,6,7


Resident in Joplin Ward 6, Jasper, Missouri.2


Residence2 in Joplin Ward 17, Jasper, Missouri.1

8th Nov 1941

Married Rhonda Fay JENKINS.16

9th Aug 1963

Death of Rhonda Fay JENKINS in Dallas, Dallas, Texas.6,13,14,15,16,8,4

26th Nov 1966

Died in Houston, Harris, Texas.3,4,5,6,8,7

Metatastic carcinoma, due to bronchogenic undifferentiated carcinoma

28th Nov 1966

Buried in Leapolis Cemetery, Livingston County, Missouri.3,8


  • 1910 Federal Census, Douglas County, Nebraska, 21 April, Omaha,District 69, pages 6B-7A,  209 South 29th St, Hse #137, Fam #153
    Boyd, Samuel Head  M W  31  Married 12 years  MO PA PA Bookbinder,Printing Co Rents
    --  page 7A --
    Boyd, Mayme  Wife F W 32 Married 12 yrs 2 children/2 living MO CanadaCanada
    Boyd, Everett Son M W 11  NB MO MO
    Boyd, Russell Son M W 3  NB MO MO

    1920 Federal Census, Douglas County, Nebraska, 5 January, Omaha 11thPrecinct, District 116, page 3A, 2820 North 32nd St, Hse #60, Fam #64
    Boyd, Sam  Head Owns M W 40 MO MO MO Real Estate Salesman
    Boyd, Sarah [Mary] Wife M W 46 MO MO MO
    Boyd, Russell Son M W 13 MO MO MO No Occupation

    There is another listing in the 1920 census that may be a relatedfamliy named Boyd, enumerated in Jasper County, Missouri.  This couplealso have a son named Russell, born about 1905.

    1920 Federal Census, Jasper County, Missouri, 6-7 January, Joplin Ward17 (Galena Township), District 58, page 7A, 2102 Picher Ave, Hse#164,Fam #165
    Boyd, G Z Head M W 48 MO TN MO Water Works Engineer
    Boyd, Laura Wife FW 43 OH OH OH Water Works Engineer
    Boyd, Russell  Son M W 15 MO MO OH

    I had known of the name Boyd only in relation to the Scottish sept ofButt or Buid, related to the Stewarts.  I had assumed this was theprovenance of my Uncle Russell Boyd's ancestors.  But in June 2008, Ilearned of a prominent Boyd line in Ireland, where they were the LordsEarl of Kilmarnock.  This is probably still a branch of the ScottishStewart Boyds, but still new a lineage possibility for me.  Here is alink to information on one of those Boyd families in Ireland back tothe 1600s.

    Rhonda and Russ never had any children. Three children of Rhonda'ssiblings were named after them.  The first son of Orville Lee Jenkinswas Orville Boyd (this author), and the only daughter of ArthurCarthal (Bud) Jenkins was LaRhonda.  Her sister Lahoma named her thirdson RIchard Boyd Hendron.

    They lived in Amarillo, Texas, for years.  From my earliest childhoodtill Rhonda's death in 1963, this is where they were.  Our familyvisited them at times in Amarillo.  Amarillo, in Potter County, wasabout a 5-hour drive west of our home in Quanah, Hardeman County.  Wewould also see them in family gatherings at the home of Rhonda'sfather and mother, my grandparents, Joe and Jennie Jenkins, inChickasha, Oklahoma.

    U.S. City Directories, 1822-1989
    Amarillo, Texas, City Directory, 1949, p 67
    Boyd Russell H (Rhonda J) h 1403b Ong

    A news story from the Chillicothe newspaper had reported an event fromRuss' life in Amarillo in 1949.

    Escape At Amarillo
    Son of Samuel E. Boyd Safe in Tornado

    Reports have been received by relatives of two families safe in therecent Amarillo tornado.

    Russell H. Boyd, son of Mr. and Mrs. Samuel E. Boyd of Route 4,reports he is safe. He also told of aiding in the search work throughdestroyed buildings looking for dead and injured. He said it was"heart breaking" work.

    Boyd is in the used car business there.

    --  The Chillicothe Constitution-Tribune, May 18, 1949,


    U.S. City Directories, 1822-1989
    Amarillo, Texas, City Directory, 1951, p 53
    Boyd Russell H (Rhonda) slsmn h 3614 Cline rd

    When Rhonda was sick with cancer, she was being treated in Dallas,Texas, where she died in 1963.  Russ buried her in Chillicothe,Missouri, his former home area.

    I had been unsuccessful in finding further details about Russell,until in October 2010, a Boyd descendant in New Mexico, who hadpersonally known members of the family in Chillicothe, Missouri, sentme some details and referred me to some new links for information justposted on Find-a-Grave.

    Russell H. Boyd Dies In Texas; Rites To Be Here

    Russell H. Boyd, 58, Amarillo, Texas, died Saturday in Houston. He wasborn in Omaha, lived in Kansas City 20 years, and moved to Texas 30years ago.

    He was a salesman for Inland Steel, and was a member of the Knights ofColumbus and St. Anthony's Catholic Church in Amarillo.

    Mr. Boyd leaves his wife, Mrs. Hazel Boyd of the home, and twobrothers, Robert E. Boyd, Overland Park, Kansas and Harold T. Boyd,Kansas City.

    The body will arrive in Chillicothe late Tuesday afternoon to bereceived by the Gordon Home for Funerals. The rosary service will beheld at 10 o'clock Wednesday morning at the chapel, after which thebody will be taken to the Leopolis cemetery for burial.

    --  The Chillicothe (Missouri) Constitution-Tribune, Monday, November28, 1966, p 6,

    Social Security Death Index provides the date of death not reported inthe Obituary.  SSDI gives no place of death or final residence.Fortunately these are both reported in the obituary, as well as thebirthplace in Omaha.

    Social Security Death Index,
    Russell Boyd
    Born 6 Dec 1906
    Died Nov 1966
    SSN 486-10-3283 issued Missouri (Before 1951)

    The Texas Death Index reports the place as Harris County, consistentwith the obituary report of death in Houston.  This also indicates heis still single, though we know from the obituary he later marriedsomeone named Hazel.  I have not discovered further details aboutHazel.

    Texas Death Index, 1903-2000
    Russell Boyd
    Death 26 Nov 1966 Harris County
    Gender Male
    Marital Status Single

    Texas, Death Certificates, 1903-1982
    Russell H Boyd
    Birth 6 Dec 1907 Kansas City, Kansas
    Residence 929 Crockett St, Amarillo, Potter, Texas
    Occupation Steel Erector, Construction Industry
    WWII Veteran
    Father Samuel E Boyd, Mother Mary P McKenzie
    Informant Harold T Boyd [his brother]
    Age at Death 58, Death 26 Nov 1966 M D Anderson Hospital, Houston,Harris, Texas
    In hospital 10 days
    Cause of death metatastic carcinoma, due to bronchogenicundifferentiated carcinoma
    Removal 27 November 1966 by Escort Inc for burial in Leopolis,Leopolis [Chillicothe, Livingston Co], Missouri
    SSN 486-10-3283
    Filed 1 December 1966, Filed State 7 December 1966

    An excerpt of Russ' obituary was available on NewspaperArchive.

    "Russell H Boyd Dies In Texas, Rites to Be Here -- Russell H Boyd, 58,Amarillo died Saturday in Houston.  He was born in Omaha, lived inKansas City 20 years and moved to Texas.  [He was] a salesman forInland. ..."
    --  The Chillicothe Constitution-Tribune, Chillicothe, Missouri, 28Nov 1966, via, accessed 5 October 2015

    Russell H Boyd
    Birth Dec. 6, 1906 Nebraska
    Death Nov. 26, 1966 Texas

    Samuel Evert Boyd (1879 - 1960)
    Mary Patricia McKenzie Boyd (1878 - 1965)

    Robert E Boyd (1899 - 1966)
    Manus C Boyd (1914 - 1929)
    Harold Thomas Boyd (1916 - 2000)

    Burial Leopolis Cemetery, Livingston County, Missouri, USA, GPS(lat/lon): 39.86469, -93.42055

    Created by Cookie Rist Huckaby Sep 01, 2010
    --  Find A Grave Memorial #57994023,


  • 1. 1920 Federal Census, Douglas County, Nebraska
    • 5 January, Omaha 11th Precinct, District 116, page 3A, 2820 North 32nd
  • 2. 1910 Federal Census, Douglas County, Nebraska
    • 21 April, Omaha, District 69, pages 7A,  209 South 29th St, Hse #137,
  • 3. Obituary of Russell H Boyd, The Chillicothe (Missouri)Constitution-Tribune, 28 November 1966, p 6
    • Name: Location:;;
  • 4. Find a Grave Memorial Registry
  • 5. Social Security Death Index
  • 6. Gravestone of Russell H and Rhonda Fay Boyd, Leopolis Cemetery,Livingston County, Missouri
  • 7. Obituary of Russell Hugh Boyd
  • 8. Texas, Death Certificates, 1903–1982
  • 9. Jenkins Family History by Harold Keith Christian Online
    • Name: Location:;;
  • 10. Obituary of Samuel E Boyd, The Chillicothe (Missouri)Constitution-Tribune, 26 March 1960
    • Name: Location:;;
  • 11. U.S. City Directories, 1822-1995
    • Amarillo, Texas, City Directory, 1949, p 67
  • 12. U.S. City Directories, 1822-1995
    • Amarillo, Texas, City Directory, 1951, p 53
  • 13. Texas Death Index, 1903-2000
    • Certificate 49280,
  • 14. RootsWeb Death and Interment Records
    • Interment Record for Rhonda Fay Boyd,
  • 15. Death Notice for Rhonda Jenkins Boyd, The Chillicothe (Missouri)Constitution-Tribune, Monday 12 Aug 1963, p 1
  • 16. Jenkins Family History by Harold Keith Christian Online
    • Name: Location:;;
    • Joseph Asa Jenkins Family Group Record

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