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Atchison County Kansas Bio Sketches 


Boyd ROYER, farmer and stockman, of Kapioma Township, Atchison County, Kansas, has reason to be proud of his family tree. His mother was the first white child to be born in Kapioma Township, Atchison County. She was Emma HAMMOND before her marriage to George Royer, and was born in 1861 to William and Lena (BRUTTON) Hammond, who come over from Missouri and settled in Kansas a short time before her birth. Her ancestors were Kentuckians. The father of Boyd Royer was a Pennsylvanian, having been born in Union County that State in 1859. He grew up with the common schooling of the tie and learned the blacksmith's trade. Coming to Kansas in 1879, he worked by the month near Effingham for a while and later engaged in farming in Kapioma Township, where he rented a farm until his retirement in 1910, when he moved to Valley Falls, Kan.

Boyd Royer, the subject of this sketch was born May 13, 1881, four miles east of Arrington, Kan. He was the oldest child of four children. The other children are: Walter, with the J. I. CASE Company, Kansas City, Mo.; Miles, a government employee, Washington, D.C. and George, Kansas City, Mo. The mother died in 1905. Boyd Royer grew up on his father's farm and attended school in District No. 31 of Kapioma Township. In 1901 he rented land near Arrington, Kan. and in 1909 bought 160 acres and built a fine barn, 36x36 feet, on this place and has a large eight-room house on the place. All buildings are well painted and kept in execellent condition and everything around the place is kept in neat order.

In 1905 Boyd Royer married Mabel BEYER who was born June 26, 1882, in Kapioma Township, Atchison County. She is a daughter of Asa and Susan Beyer, both natives of Pennsylvania, who came to Atchison County in the early days. Mr. Royer is a Republican. He is a steward in the Methodist Episcopal Church. Mr. and Mrs. Royer have no children.

Taken from:

History of Atchison County, Kansas

by Sheffield Ingalls - 1916

Submitted by:

Clemi Higley Blackburn, April 2002

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