Alfred Boyer

M, (1 April 1854 - )
     Alfred Boyer was born on 1 April 1854 at Scioto County, Ohio. He was the son of Wesley Boyer and Elizabeth McNalley. Alfred Boyer married, at age 27, Luella Haney, age 18, daughter of David Haney and Martha Ann Henry, on Friday, 25 November 1881.
     From Gary R. Hawpe, ed. and Lori Hogan, comp., 'Alfred Boyer,' Van Bibber Pioneers E-Newsletter, Vol. 4 No. 10 (August 2001), p. 9.


ALFRED BOYER is the present incumbent in the post office at Kootenai, where he has served with acceptability and faith fullness since the office was established. He is a man of intelligence and stability and has won many friends in all parts where he is acquainted.

Alfred Boyer was born in Scioto County, Ohio, on April 1, 1854, being the son of Wesley and Elizabeth (McNalley) Boyer, natives of Pennsylvania and Ohio, respectively. They were married in Scioto County, and there the father conducted a charcoal business until 1880, then followed farming until his death in 1899. The mother died in January 1902. They were the parents of nine children: David, deceased; Alfred, the subject of this article; Calfernia, wife of John Dressler, in Ohio; Addie B; wife of Jeff Haney, in Portsmouth, Ohio; Ida, deceased; John, in Kootenai County; Frank, in Lawrence County, Ohio; Alex, living in Scioto County, Ohio. Our subject attended school in the winter and labored with his father until he was twenty-three year sold. Then starting for himself he engaged with a farmer for three years, after which he spent eight years in railroading. It was 1889 that he made his way into the Sandpoint region, being a pioneer here. He worked a year at tie making and shingle manufacture and in 1892 to OK, his present homestead. He has a good orchard and a portion of the farm under cultivation. In 1895 the post office was established and Mr. Boyer was selected as postmaster, which he has filled in a becoming manner since.

On November 25, 1881, Mr. Boyer married Miss Ella, daughter of David and Martha Haney, natives of Ohio. The father conducted a boiler shop there until his death in 1881. The mother still lives in Ironton, Ohio, being seventy years of age and healthy and hearty. Mr. Boyer and his estimable wife are the parents of eight children, six of whom are living, as follows: Grace V., Roberta, Charles A., George W., Charlotte I., and Lester. Mr. Boyer is a charter member of the Sandpoint Lodge, No.59, of the I. 0.0. F. His wife is a member of the Rebekahs. They both are devout members of the Baptist Church and are exemplary and upright people, being held in high respect and esteem by all.

The 1903 History of Northern Idaho.

Children of Alfred Boyer and Luella Haney

Last Edited=8 Mar 2011