Quoting from the 1897 Herald:
"In the Spring of 1875. H. R. Boynton brought from Waco on his own
wagon a few cheap bedsteads and mattresses that he offered for sale. This
was the beginning of a business that is now the oldest in Hamilton. Of
course, it grew and now he keeps nearly every variety of furniture, wall
paper, curtains, fixtures, etc. besides everything in the line of
undertaking. He was born and grew to manhood in Canada. He went to
Australia in 1854 and remained thee about 20 years. He came home in 1873
and located in Iowa, and moved to Hamilton in 1875."
Mr. Boynton was an early postmaster in Hamilton, and probably the first
undertaker located here. He was an uncle of Harry Boynton, who now (1938)
lives in Hamilton.
HAMILTON COUNTY NEWS --Vol. 8, No.10
THE CARLTON CITIZEN --Vol. 30, No. 23
Hamilton County, TX
Friday, June 24, 1938