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Obituary of Alfred Waller Boyd

Pioneer Hardware Man Dies; Funeral Is Set for Saturday

Rites to Be Conducted For Former President of City Chamber

Funeral services for AW Boyd, veteran city business man; who died Thursday following an extended illness, will be held Saturday afternoon at 2 o'clock from the Street and Draper, funeral home, 920 North Robinson avenue.

The services will be under the direction of Rev Forney Hutchinson, pastor of St Luke’s Methodist church, with burial in Rose Hill Cemetery.

Dies in City Hospital

Boyd, 62 years old, died in the Poly-clinic hospital after being taken there Wednesday when his condition showed a change for the worse.

Boyd had been an important factor in the development of the business life of Oklahoma City during the last 25 years. He was first vice-president of the Oklahoma City Hardware Co, which with SE Clarkson he organized with a capital stock of $40,000 in 1900. The company has grown to a present capitalization of $400,000 with yearly sales of $2,000,000.

Former Chamber Head

Boyd was born Jan 8, 1968, in Boydton, Va where his father was also a merchant.

He was president of the Oklahoma City Chamber of Commerce in 1920-21, president of the Jobbers and Manufacturers' club for a year and head of the Oklahoma Traffic association for a similar term. He was a member of the Oklahoma club, and of the Masonic lodge, being a Shriner and Knight Templar.

The former businessman is survived by two daughters, Mrs Norman E Reynolds of Muskogee and Mrs Carl S Dalbey of Oklahoma City. The family home is at 79 ˝ East Seventeenth street.

The Daily Oklahoman, 14 November 1930, page 14
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma