Photo above, "courtesy of Katherine Mildred Beryl WADE."

The following are obituary profiles courtesy of The San Juan Journal and provided by Eleanor Louise Boyce-Johnsom.

Frank Marion Warwick-Boyce and Sarah Adelaide Simpson

Sudden Death Of San Juan Island Pioneer Frank Boyce, Old Time Resident Succumbs to Heart Failure

December 1923

Acquaintances of Mr. Frank Boyce were very much surprised to learn, early Friday morning, that he had passed away as a result of heart failure, when apparently enjoying the best of health. Mr. Boyce was one of the pioneers of the Island, born October 15, 1852. At Georgetown, California, and at the time of death was 71 years, one month and 23 days of age.

Frank Marion Boyce came to San Juan Island with his parents at the age of eight years and had made his home here ever since.

He was married to Miss Sarah Simpson of Victoria, B. C., July 29, 1874, and had he lived they would have celebrated their golden wedding July of next year.

To this union were born ten children. He leaves his aged wife, and five daughters: Mrs. A. B. Mehus, Mrs. Charles F. Ross, Mrs. Emily V. Sareand, of Seattle; Mrs. D. Earl Baker of Port Angeles; Mrs. W. A. Clement of Friday Harbor; and two sons, Ralph V. and Marion of Friday Harbor. There are also ten grandchildren. There are four brothers and four sisters: John H., Stephen V., Orin R. and William Boyce, of Friday Harbor; Mrs. August Wold, Mrs. Joseph Sweeney, Mrs. August Anderson, of Seattle; Mrs. Donald Erickson of San Francisco, California; and a host of acquaintances throughout the county.

Mr. Boyce possessed a kind disposition and pleasing personality which won to him a large circle of friends, who join with the family in their sorrow. The funeral was held Sunday afternoon, interment in the Valley cemetery.

Pioneer Island Lady Summoned By Death Mrs. Sarah Boyce resident of County 53 Years


Mrs. Sarah A. Boyce, who has been in failing heath for some time, passed away Thursday, July 21st, 1927, at the home of her daughter, Mrs. W. A. Clement of Friday Harbor, at the age of 72 years.

Mrs. Boyce was one of the Island's pioneer ladies, coming to San Juan Island in 1874 as the bride of Frank Marion Boyce, who preceded her to the grave several years ago. During her long residence here she made numerous friends who esteemed her for the many hospitable acts of kindness shown with the passing of the years. The funeral was held Saturday afternoon, interment in the Valley cemetery.

Mrs. Sarah Adelaide (Simpson) Boyce was born in Victoria, B. C., August 29, 1854, where she grew to womanhood, and where on July 20, 1874, she was united in marriage to Mr. Frank Marion Boyce. She came to the Island that same year to make her home.

The deceased was the mother of ten children, five boys and five girls. Three of the sons are dead. The surviving children are: Mrs. Albert Mehus, Mrs. Charles F. Ross, Mrs. Theron Stein, and Mrs. Fred Timmerman of Seattle, Mrs. W. A. Clement, and Ralph and Marion Boyce, of Friday Harbor. She also leaves one sister, Mrs. George Cruickshanks of Victoria, B. C., and eleven grand-children.

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