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Family of Walter Llewelyn BOYNTON and Laura Merrill VINAL

Walter Llewelyn BOYNTON b. 1840 Oct 22825 at Pittston, ME825. d. 1916 Mar 103272 at Norwell, MA3272. bd. Assinippi Cem., Hanover, MA3272.
Laura Merrill VINAL b. 1868 Jul 292890 at 183 Broadway, Boston, MA2890. d. aft 19405419.

Married2016 1895 Jan 52016 at Weymouth, MA2016. Laura M Vinal and Walter L Boynton were married2016 by John A Raymond, Justice of the Peace, Weymouth.

Several records list Walter's birthplace as Waterville, ME. As Waterville is (relatively) close to Pittston, Pittson (from prob earlier record825 ) is preferred. His birth record provides his middle name.

Walter appears to have enlisted5420 at least twice, possibly a third time, during the Civil War. Walter L Boynton, with named dependent "Minor" Laura M Boynton, served4053 in Co 3 of the Maine Infantry. He filed as an Invalid, Jun 13, 1879; and again on May 1, 1916, under class "Minor" from the state of Massachusetts. The latter filing was likely done by Laura following Walter's death earlier that year.

Walter L Boynton, age 20 on Apr 24, 1861, and ag 23 on Mar 28, 1864, may have served5420 in Co K, 47th, Mass. Vols; he enlisted in Co C, Inf 3d (Maine), Apr 24, 1861, and in Co J, Cav 2d, Mar 28, 1864; he left the latter service Aug 1, 1864, apprarently being transferred to the Navy.

In 1900, Walter L Boynton was listed5418 as a carriage painter. His death record3272 lists his occupation as R. R. car painter. He died at the age of 75y 4m 19d.

Child 2. Horace

Horace died3271 of accidental drowning at the age of 10y 8m 27d.

Child 3. Marian

Marian's full name is listed1767 in her birth record. Her parents are listed as Walter L Boynton and Laura M Vinal. The marriage record3272 for Marion Eleanor Boynton and Joseph Bernard Sousa lists Marion's parents as Walter L & Laura Vinal. Marion and Joseph were married3272 Apr 16, 1921, in Boston, MA, by Samuel Harvey?, Justice of the Peace. Marion and Joseph had (at least) 3 children: Linwood, Raymond and Eleanor.

Children of Walter Llewelyn BOYNTON and Laura Merrill VINAL:

1. Helen BOYNTON3271 b. 1896 Mar 83271 at Norwell, MA3271. d. 1896 Mar 83271 at Norwell, MA3271.
2. Horace Eugene BOYNTON5418 b. 1897 Apr 101773 at Massachusetts5418. d. 1908 Jan 63271 at Norwell, MA3271. bd. Assinippi Hanover3271.
3. Marian Eleanor Gertrude BOYNTON3272 b. 1902 May 243272 at Norwell, MA3272.

559. 1870 Fed Census MA, Suffolk Co., Boston;
825. Maine Birth Records - 1621-1922, 1715-1922;
1767. Massachusetts Births, 1841-1915, 1840-1915;,
1773. Massachusetts Births and Christenings, 1639-1915;
2016. Massachusetts, Weymouth Marriages, Mass Vital Records, 1620-1850, 1841-1910;
2229. 1880 Fed Census MA, Plymouth Co., South Abington;
2890. Massachusetts, Boston Births, Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841-1910; From original records held by the Massachusetts Archives. Online database:, New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2004
3271. Massachusetts Death Records 1841-1915;
3272. Massachusetts Town and Vital Records 1620-1988;
4053. U. S. General Index to Pension Files, 1861-1934, database with images,
5418. 1900 Fed Census MA, Plymouth Co., Hingham;
5419. 1940 Fed Census MA, Plymouth Co., Norwell;
5420. Maine State Archives Collections, 1718-1957;