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Page 157 of History of the anti-separate coach movement of Kentucky : containing half-tone cuts and biographical sketches ... / edited by Rev. S.E. Smith.

157 When about 23 years of age he entered as an apprentice to the boot and shoe making trade with Oscar Miller, a brother in-law, with whom he remained about three years, after- ward opening a shop for himself, employing a first-class work- wan, he completed his trade under him. Since then he has conducted a Profitable business for himself, having spent about twenty years in business, during which time he has been suic- cessful in accumulating a good amount of valuable property, which speaks for his competency and reliability. In 1877 he was married to a young lady of Frankfort, Ky., Miss Buena Vista Moten, who died after two short years of 'wedded bliss. In 1884 he again married, this time to a young lady of Frank- fort, Miss Mary Trumble. To this union two children have been born-both girls. Mr. Boyd has always taken an active part in everything pertaining to the elevation and advancement of his race. As a citizen he stands high, holding the confidence and es- teem of all who know him. He is one of the stable and substantial citizens of Frank- fort, and his influence in the fight against the Separate Coach Law by the committee of whieh he is an active member has been felt. Mr. Boyd's life has been an open book to the com- munity in which he has always resided. Sincere and earnest, with a nature open and frank, he has the confidence and es- teem of all classes of the citizens of his native city. There is much in him that is worty of emulation, and it is due to the efforts and lives of such race men as Martin E. Boyd that has given the far-famed blue grass region the proud and honored distinction of being the homes of as noble specimens of manhood as find their homes within the confines of the United States. WILLIAM ESTILL McHENRY MAYO The subject of this sketch, a member of the local comlll- tee at Frankfort, Ky., which originated the fight against the separate coach law in Kentucky, was born June 11, 1894, in Owensboro, Ky., and at the age of 1 year was taken by his p'arents to Rlipley, Ohio, and there recieved the rudiments of an English education in the common schools. In the year 187,3

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