Boyce Maternity Home Records - Buchanan District Library

Boyce Maternity Home Records - Buchanan District Library

Boyce Maternity Home (Buchanan, Michigan) Records, 1932-1950 Local History Room, Buchanan District Library, Buchanan, MI (http://www.buchananlibrary.o...

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Boyce Maternity Home (Buchanan, Michigan) Records, 1932-1950 Local History Room, Buchanan District Library, Buchanan, MI (http://www.buchananlibrary.org/local-history-room). Composed by Peter Lysy, July 2016.

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3" (1 box). Ada J. Williams was born on 2 October 1875 in Mishawaka, Indiana, and married George Boyce Jr. in 1892. They lived northwest of Buchanan on a farm in Glendora and had at least six children. After George died in 1925, Ada and several of her younger children moved to Buchanan. For a time she rented and operated a boarding house on Main Street, but in 1932 she obtained a state license and opened a maternity home at 105 South Portage Street (now Red Bud Trail). The home was a place where local doctors could deliver babies in a clean and properly outfitted room with the assistance of a practical nurse. New mothers and their babies typically spent between three and ten days under Mrs. Boyce's care before returning to their own home. Between 1932 and 1949, 481 children were born in the Boyce Maternity Home. Illness caused Mrs. Boyce to discontinue her work in January 1950, and she died four years later, on 29 April 1954.

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The bulk of these records consists of registers in which are recorded details about the 481 births at the Home between March 1932 and December 1949.These registers include the names, occupations, birthplaces, and residences of the parents, the name of the attending physician, and questions about the births and tests done to the newborns. They are arranged chronologically by date of birth. Information from these registers was reported to the State of Michigan for purposes of issuing birth certificates. The records also contain a small amount of correspondence about license renewals, a copy of Mrs. Boyce's 1949 license, biographical material about Mrs. Boyce, some blank forms, information about the BBA's Visiting Nurses Program, and a few miscellaneous documents, including a sketch floor plan of the Home.

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Access to personal information found in the six Registers of Births is restricted for one hundred years from date of creation. Information will only be released according to rules similar to those for accessing State of Michigan birth certificates. During the lifetime of an individual whose birth is on record, information about the individual and birth will only be released to the individual or to that individual's parents or legal representative. If the individual is deceased, information can be released to an heir upon presentation of proof of (1) death and (2) relationship. Anyone can request verification of an individual's date or place of birth. The researcher must provide the information to be verified and the Library will respond by stating whether the information does or does not match what is recorded in the register. 1/1 1/2 1/3 1/4 1/5 1/6 1/7 1/8 1/9 1/10 1/11

Ada J. Boyce Biographical Materials and Miscellany, 1932, 1941, 1954, no date License and Correspondence with the State of Michigan, 1934, 1941, 1942, 1949, 1950 Blank Forms, 1930s-1940s Women's Benefit Association - Visiting Nurse Service, 1929, 1940 RESTRICTIONS ON ACCESS TO REGISTERS OF BIRTH Register of Births #1-101 (Sep 1932 - Dec 1940) Register of Births #101-149 (Dec 1940 - May 1942) Register of Births #150-201 (May 1942 - Jun 1943) Register of Births #202-302 (Jun 1943 - Jan 1946) Register of Births #303-402 (Jan 1946 - Sep 1947) Register of Births #403-481 (Oct 1947 - Dec 1949)

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Boyce Maternity Home (Buchanan, Michigan) Records, 1932-1950 Index to Registers of Births, 1932-1949 Ailsworth, George Charles Alford, Martha Lou Alford, William Fred, Jr. Antles, Dennis Dale Arthur, James William (Jr.) Ashton, Marjorie Joyce Avery, William James Babcock, Jerita Jo Babcock, Jill Ann Babcock, Myrna Dee Babcock, Winona Kay Bachman, Elsie May Baker, Carol Diane Banke, David Lee Barber, Paul Charles L. Barbour, H. Barbur, Mary Elizabeth Barbur, Richard Gordon LeFevre Barbur, Thomas Allen Bauchman, Rose Mary Baughman, Raymond Evarett Bauke, Frederick John Bauke, Jeffrey Brian Beadle, Randall Duane Beadle, Vickie Lynn Beck, Pamela Sue Behnke, Margaret Ann Benett, Kenneth Wayne [Bennett, Kenneth Wayne] Benitt, Michael David Bennett, Bayne Clifford Bennett, Dixie Carol Bennett, Pamela Kay Bennett, Rockford Duane Bennett, Ronald Edward Bennett, Zylfihia Anne Bennitt, Bonnie Rae Berry, _____ (male) Berry, Joan Marie

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Boyce Maternity Home (Buchanan, Michigan) Records, 1932-1950 Index to Registers of Births, 1932-1949 Besinger, Elizabeth Ann Besinger, Mary Josephine Besinger, Robert Brodrick Best, Bonnie June Best, Jerrold A. Best, John Edward Bilotti, Eugenia Katherine Bilotti, Filbert Richard Bilotti, Rochelle Marie Binzer, Renee Black, Carrol Ann Black, James Dale Black, Ralph David Blaney, Patricia Ann Blaney, William Kirk Bohn, Kenneth Allen Bohn, Richard Dale Borst, Brenda Kay Borst, Jeanne Louise Bowers, James Campbel Bowers, Janet Mary Bowers, Robert Boyce, Deanna Lee Boyce, George Denny Boyce, Jane Patricia Boyce, Leland K. Boyce, Lowell Joseph Boyce, Mary Michele Boyce, Philip William Brado, Rolland Michael Briney, Howard Lee [Briney, Howard Leec] Briney, Neva Elaine Briney, Sharon Fae Britton, Marylin Joe Britton, Robert William Brooks, Donald Leslie Brothers, Terry Allen Brothers, Walter

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Boyce Maternity Home (Buchanan, Michigan) Records, 1932-1950 Index to Registers of Births, 1932-1949 Brown, Judith Ann Bruce, Lowell Guy Bruno, Shirley Ann Burrus, Paulette Joan Bush, Max L. Bussard, Mary Anne Calbetzor, Dee Ann Camp, Rosalind Bonitta Carter, Beverly Ann Carter, Richard Allen Casto, Beverly Ann Casto, Larry Franklin Castoguay, Margot Ann Castonguay, David Paul Chadderdon, Dale Lee Chain, James David Chain, Leroy Frank Chain, Penny Churchill, Philip Michael Clark, John Hays Clark, John William Clark, Martha Ann Clark, Rae B. Clark, Virginia May Clauer, John Herbert Clem, Gloria Jean Clem, Jo Elaine Clements, Robert Collings, Raymond Earl Collings, Ruth Elaine Collins, Herbert David Comers, Dixie Lee Comers, Jack Vincent Comers, Theodore Eugene Converse, James McIntyre Crawford, Cheri Dean Crocker, Constance Bliss Cronin, _____ (male)

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Boyce Maternity Home (Buchanan, Michigan) Records, 1932-1950 Index to Registers of Births, 1932-1949 Cronin, _____ Crumley, Avis Jean Crumley, Patrick Dee Curtis, Charles Maxwell Curtis, Sally Ann Darnell, Linda May Darnell, Thomas Lee Daus, Dian Kay Daus, Robert Michael Davis, Janet Lee Davis, Vicki Lynn Dehring, Danny Lee Denman, Melody Denman, Priscilla D. Denno, Edward Lee Denno, Sandra Kay DePue, James William Depue, Robert Ward Depyl, Denise Diane [DePyl, Denise Diane] Derflinger, Betty Ann Dewitt, James Allen Dietz, Beverly June Dietz, Gerald Lee Dinolfo, Matteo Dohse, Delores Mae Dokey, Larry Kenneth Dreitzler, Diana Marian Dreitzler, Donald Wayne Dreitzler, James Allen Dreitzler, Thomas L. Dumbolton, Judith Lloyd Eagley, Ralph Edward Eagly, Marilyn Ruth Eckelbarger, Dale Hugh Eckelbarger, James Erwin Eckelbarger, Patricia Ann Eckelberger, Joyce L. [Eckelbarger, Joyce L.] Ellsworth, Lee Ellen

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Boyce Maternity Home (Buchanan, Michigan) Records, 1932-1950 Index to Registers of Births, 1932-1949 Elrod, Jo Elaine Fenn, Philip Allen Ferris, _____ (male) Finchum, _____ (male) Flanigan, Geraldine Janice [Flanagan, Geraldine Janice] Flenar, Sandra Sue Forthman, Sharon Lee Forthman, William Edward III Franklin, Paul Michael Frucci, John B., Jr Frucci, Lon Michael Fuller, Gwendolyn Lee Furner, Elizabeth Jean Furner, James Allen Furner, James Richard Furner, Michael John Furner, Patrick Allen Gamble, Carol Anne Gamble, Don Edward Gamble, Jon Calvin Gamble, Lowell Leon Gamble, Rose Lynn Gamble, William Kenneth Gancer, Carson Lee Gancer, Patricia Ann Gardiner, Dixie Darlene Gardiner, Howard Dean Gardiner, Larry Dean Gardiner, Lois Violet Gardiner, Roy Earl Gardiner, Terry Arthur Gardner, David Lee Gardner,Linda Joan Gearhart, Catherine Irene Gearhart, John David Gearhart, Kenneth Edward Gearhart, Paul Armour Genda, Shirley, E.

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Boyce Maternity Home (Buchanan, Michigan) Records, 1932-1950 Index to Registers of Births, 1932-1949 Gess, Ellen Frances Gess, Judith Ann Gess, Larry Robert Giver, Chaleen Kay Griffith, Carole Lucile Grimett, _____ (male) [Grimmitt, _____ (male)] Gross, Joan Eileen Hamilton, Dennis Ordell Hanlin, April Mary Hanlin, Sandra Ann Harbough, Mathew Eugene [Harbaugh, Mathew Eugene] Harbough, Max Edward [Harbaugh, Max Edward] Harrington, Donald Lee Hartmen, Sue Carrol Hassen, Allen Lee Hawks, Bonnie Jeanlee Heiermann, Karen Ann Heiney, Michael Edwin Heiney, Patricia Ann Heinlen, Laura Lee Heiremann, Margo Ann Heirman, Sue Lynn [Heiermann, Sue Lynn] Heirmann, Joe William Heirmann, Judith Ann [Heiermann, Judith Ann] Helms, Lucile Kay Helms, Sandra Rae Heminger, James Michael Hemminger, Victoria Jean Hergenrader, David Monroe Herman, _____ (male) Herzog, Eloise Ann Herzog, Richard Lee Hess, Cheryl Ann Hess, Gene Leroy Hess, Jacquelyn J. Hess, Sandra Marie Heyn, Nancy Sharen [Heyn, Nancy Sharon] Hickok, Freddy Raymond [Hickock, Fred Raymond]

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Boyce Maternity Home (Buchanan, Michigan) Records, 1932-1950 Index to Registers of Births, 1932-1949 Hickok, Richard F. Hittle, Jack Amos Hocker, Marilyn Sue Hollenbaugh, ____ (female) Holmes, Patricia Ann Homer, Ruth Ann Howard, Ira Lee Howard, Loretta Claudette Howard, Nanalee Sue [Howard, Nana Lee Sue] Huff, Nancy Jane Huff, Peggy Ann Ingleright, Joan Alene Jackson, Carla Jean Jackson, James Robert Jane, Carol Eilene Jane, Richard Dale Jasper, Robert Edwin Jeffers, Judith Ann Jeffries, Lawrence George Jensen, Robert George Jerue, Thomas Lee Kelly, Gene Lowise Keltner, Patsy Ann Kent, Arnold Slatford Kenton, Thomas Joseph Klute, Elizabeth Anne Klute, James Anthony Kohlhoff, Freda Eilene Kohlhoff, Joyce Ann Kring, Joseph Martin Kuhl, Jerry Paul Kuhl, Patsy Jean Kuntz, _____ (male) Ladonski, Jack Lee Lear, Barbra Elaine Lear, James Franklin Lear, Richard Allen Lee, David Anthony

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Boyce Maternity Home (Buchanan, Michigan) Records, 1932-1950 Index to Registers of Births, 1932-1949 Lee, Joe Terry Lee, Linda Lou Lee, Richard Daniel Leiter, Betty Jane Leiter, Douglas Eugene Leiter, Kay Francis [Leiter, Kay Frances] Leiter, Linda Diane Lentz, Richard Allen Lentz, Robert Dale Lind, Donnie Louise [Lind, Donna Louise] Linsenmire, Carrol Ann Liska, Michael James Lohraff, Phyllis Elaine Ludwig, Violet Ann Luther, Larry Lee Machalleck, Dale Ray Mann, Janet Marie Mannon, Louis Arthur Marble, Dean Allen Marble, John Arthur Marble, Peggy Elaine Marble, Vernon Earl March, Sharon Elaine Marrs, Michael Dwight Matlock, _____ Matlock, Irene Fay Matthews, James Michael Matthews, Stephen Phillip May, Delores Jean, Meek, Elizabeth Josephine Meidlinger, Linda Lou Mendenhall, Ellen Jane Metzger, Linda Sue Metzger, Terry Kent Metzger, Thomas Allen Miller, Gregg John Miller, Thomas William Millie, Donald Richard

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Boyce Maternity Home (Buchanan, Michigan) Records, 1932-1950 Index to Registers of Births, 1932-1949 Mills, George Albert Mills, Jack Eugene Mills, Judy Marie Mills, Virginia Lee Mills, William E. Mitchell, Bonny Kay Mitchell, Carole Ann Mitchell, Gail Edward Mitchell, Jerry Lyle Mullen, Lauraine Mae Murdock, Joseph William Murphey, Michael Joseph Murphy, _____ (female) Myers, Evelyn Jane [Meyers, Evelyn Jane] Neidlinger, Dennis Allen Neidlinger, Kenneth Earl Nekvasil, Shirley Ann Nelson, Doris Eleanor Nelson, Janet Eileen Nelson, Linda Elizabeth Nemeth, Carol Lee Obendorfer, (stillborn boy) Obendorfer, Georgia Louise Olmstead, Kevin Elliott Omland, Kenneth Warren Oxender, Darlene Meryle Oxender,Charles Anson PattinGale, Philip Charles [Pattengale, Philip Charles] Paul, Donna Joan Paul, Judith Ann Pearison, Geraldine Pease, "Junior" Pendly, _____ Penwell, Danny Lee Penwell, Janet Eileen Perry, Donald Lee Peterson, Christian Lynn Peterson, Melba Dean

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Boyce Maternity Home (Buchanan, Michigan) Records, 1932-1950 Index to Registers of Births, 1932-1949 Phelps, Sharren Marie Phillips, Patricia Ann Pierce, Jackie Donald [Pierce, Jack Donald] Pinkston, Elwanda Jane Pinkston, Ronald Douglas Place, Carrol Ann Place, Diane Rita Place, Everett Edward Place, Judith Louise Polly, Dawn Rae Polly, Michael Scott Pruett, Jame Randell Pruitt, James Eugene Przybylinski, Joan Elizabeth Przybylinski, Linda Kay Przybylinski, Norma Gene Przybylinski, Paul Edward Puffer, DeRonda Jane Quick, Howard Eugene Quick, Marilyn Carrol [Quick, Marilyn Carol] Quick, Roger Lee Quinn, Eileen Francis Quinn, John Riley Quinn, Mary Margaret Racine, Domea Marie Rakowski, Henry Thomas Raven, Sheryle Dianne Reed, Britt Delos Reeves, Victor Vern Reinholt, Oliver Remmington, Betty Jean [Remington, Betty Jean] Remmington, Richard Carlton [Remington, Richard Carlton] Rider, Carl Lee Rifenberg, Jane Ann Rifenberg, Terry Lee Ritter, Georgiana Lee Ritter, Jeremiah Lawrence Ritter, Soma Kay

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Boyce Maternity Home (Buchanan, Michigan) Records, 1932-1950 Index to Registers of Births, 1932-1949 Rizor, Joan Roberts, Sue Ann Rose, Gerrald Lee Rose, Rex Robert Ross, John Robert Roundy, James Russell Roundy, Janet Marie Roundy, Joan Kay Rudlaff, Donald G. Ruth, Judy Marie Ruth, Larry Leon Ruth, William Leroy Samson, Barbra Sue Samson, David Lee Samson, Nancy Gean Samson, Robert Earl Samson, Sally, June Schaber, Charles David Schaber, Kenneth Ralph Schaber, Wanda Diane Schan, Linda May Schar?, Robert Dean Schlutt, Thomas Schlutt, William Charles Schlutt,Christine Schneider, John Erwin Schneider, Vickie Sue Schultz, _____ (female) Scott, Lynetta Jean Sebasty, Robert Walter Sharmak, Gerry Ladd Sheeley, Carol Sue Sheely, Connie Jo Sheely, Linda Sharen Shoemake, David Dee Shoemake, _____ Slute, Mary Lou Smeadley, Janine Adele

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Boyce Maternity Home (Buchanan, Michigan) Records, 1932-1950 Index to Registers of Births, 1932-1949 Smeadley, Jerrold Michael [Smedley, Jerrold Michael] Smeadley, Mary Ellen [Smedley, Mary Ellen] Smeadly, Monna Lee [Smedley, Mona Lee] Smedley, John Franklin Smedley, Kenneth William Smith, Glenda Dale Smith, Jack Goldwyn Smith, Jame Goldwyn Smith, Jerry Gee Smith, Judith Darlene Smith, Roger Kay Snodgrass, Cheryl Lynn Stewart, Charlene Francis Stineback, Dewayne [Stineback, Duane] Sutton, Kathleen Kay Sutton, Phillip Alan Swartz, Gearaldine Lou Swartz, Kathryn Kay Swem, Richard Lowell Swetish, Kristine Swetish, Randall George Taylar, Barbra Kay Taylor, Alvin Wayne Teske, Carrol Evelyn Teske, Ruth Elaine Thomas, ____ (male) Thomas, James Lee Thompson, Aleta Irma Thompson, Delma Lloyd [Thompson, Delmar Lloyd] Thompson, Lawrence (Larry) Toll, Dennis Allen Topash, Anna Grace Topash, William Allen Trueschel, Joyce Elaine Trueschell, Richard Ellwood [Trueschel, Richard Ellwood] Turney, Janette Vanderslice, Gordon S. Meede Vanlen, Randall Lee

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Boyce Maternity Home (Buchanan, Michigan) Records, 1932-1950 Index to Registers of Births, 1932-1949 VanLeu, Carol Anne VanLeu, Flora Mae VanLeu, Lyle Gene VanLu, Irving William VanLu, Mell Darlene Vanlu, Robert Dean Vanlu, Viola C. Vautone, Gordon Arthur Vigansky, Victor Charles Vincent, Beth Ann Vincent, Ray Edgar Wagner, Mary Beth Wallquist, Donald Lee Whitehead, Kay Diane Whitesel, Jane Elizabeth Whitfield, _____ (male) Willis, Joe Mary Willis, Ronald Herschel Wood, _____ (male) Woolett, Bonnie Lou Wright, Ruby Joan Wright, William Steven Young, Albert Leo

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