Robert Arthur BOYD Robert Arthur BOYD Richard Phillips BOYD Living BOYD Abigail B PHILLIPS Mini tree diagram
Marion Sylvia BOYD

Marion Sylvia BOYD1,2,3,5,6,4

17th Jun 19191,2,3,4 - 19th Jun 20041,4

Life History

17th Jun 1919

Born in Portland, Fremont, Colorado.1,2,3,4

19th Jun 2004

Died in Cascade, El Paso, Colorado.1,4


  • 1920 Federal Census, Fremont County, Colorado, 16 February, Portland, District 61, page 14B, Hse #317, Fam #320
    Boyd, Robert Head Owns M W 22 Missouri Iowa Tennessee Cement Factory Motor Inspector
    Boyd, Abbagail [sic] Wife F W 23 Colorado Wales Wales
    Boyd, Marian [sic] F W 2 mos Single Colorado Missouri Colorado

    The 1930 census reproted Marion as the oldest of four chidlren.  Abigail was not enumerated with Robert.  She was reported with her four children in her mother's home in Fremont County, Colorado.  She was reported as married, but Robert had left her.  Going by Majery's age here, we can estimate that Robert left between 1927 and 1930.  He married Ruth Latimer in September 1931 in Arkansas.

    1930 Federal Census, Fremont County, Colorado, 18 April, Precinct 29, District 22-44, page 2A, Hse/Fam #29
    Phillips, Annie Head Owns $1500 Has No Radio F W 72 Widow Wales Wales Wales No Occup [b abt 1858]
    Boyd, Abbie Dau F W 33 Married at age 20 [mar abt 1917] 19 Colorado Wales Wales No Occup [b abt 1897]
    Boyd, Marion Granddau F W 10 Colorado Missouri Colorado [b abt 1920]
    Boyd, Robert Grandson M W 8 Colorado Missouri Colorado [b abt 1922]
    Boyd, Richard Grandson M W 6 Colorado Missouri Colorado [b abt 1924]
    Boyd, Margary [sic] Granddau F W 2yrs 7mos Colorado Missouri Colorado [b abt 1927]

    In the 1940 census, Marion was still in her mother's home, but was working as an assistant postmaster.  They had all moved into Portland, after Marion's mother Abigail married Louis Stowe.  All her siblings and their maternal grandmother Anna are in the household.

    1940 Federal Census, Fremont County, Colorado, 2 April, Portland, District 222-47, page 1A, Hse #11, Rents $15/mo
    Stowe, Louis F  M W 53 Married Grade 8 b Kansas  Rural Fremont Co CO in 1935 Cement Mill Engineer [b abt 1887]
    Stowe, Abigail F W 44 M Married Grade 8 b Colorado  Florence, Fremont Co CO in 1935 [b abt 1896]
    Boyd, Marion Stepdaughter F W 20 M Grade H4 b Colorado  Florence, Fremont Co CO in 1935 Postmaster's Assistant [b abt 1920]
    Boyd, Robert Stepson M W 18 M Grade H4 b Colorado  Florence, Fremont Co CO in 1935 [b abt 1922]
    Boyd, Richard Stepson M W 16 M Grade H2 b Colorado  Florence, Fremont Co CO in 1935 [b abt 1924]
    Boyd, Marjorie Stepdaughter F W 12 M Grade 6 b Colorado  Florence, Fremont Co CO in 1935 [b abt 1928]
    Phillips, Anna Mother-in-law F W 82 Widow Grade 8 b Wales  Florence, Fremont Co CO in 1935 [b abt 1858]

    Colorado, Steelworks Employment Records, 1887-1979
    Marion Sylvia Boyd
    Age 22, Birth 17 Jun 1919 Portland, Colorado
    Address YMCA, Portland, Colorado
    Graduate of Florence High School, 2 months course at Midwest Business College
    Previously worked 4 months at Southern Colorado Power as Stenographer
    Height 5' 4" 100 lbs, Brown Hair, Blue Eyes
    Nearest Relative Mrs Abbie Stowe, Mother, Portland
    Application Date 1 Jan 1942, Stenographer
    Employment Start 5 January 1942 Pueblo, Colorado, USA

    The dates on name chnges on Marion's Social Security records owuld indicate she married some time during 1942.  In September her SS name was changed to Marion Sylvia Smith.  Social Security reports later surname changes to Wiley (July 1948) and Windle (October 1972).

    U.S., Social Security Applications and Claims Index, 1936-2007
    Marion Sylvia Boyd [Marion Sylvia Smith] [Marion Wiley] [Marion Windle]
    Birth 17 Jun 1919 Portland, Fremont, Colorado
    Death Date 19 Jun 2004
    Father Robert A Boyd
    Mother Abby Phillips
    SSN 523051485
    Dec 1936 Name listed as MARION SYLVIA BOYD; Sep 1942 Name listed as MARION SYLVIA SMITH; Jun 1948 Name listed as MARION SYLVIA WILEY; Oct 1972 Name listed as MARION BOY WINDLE; 16 Dec 1976 Name listed as MARION B WILEY

    U.S., Social Security Death Index, 1935-2014
    Marion B Wiley
    Born 17 Jun 1919
    Died 19 Jun 2004
    Last Residence Cascade, El Paso, Colorado 80809
    SSN 523-05-1485 issued Colorado (Before 1951)


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