Harriet (Howes) Boyd
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Harriet Mae (Howes) Boyd (1923)

Harriet Mae Boyd formerly Howes
Born in Boston, MAmap
Ancestors ancestors
Wife of — married [date unknown] [location unknown]
Descendants descendants
Mother of [private daughter (1940s - unknown)], [private daughter (1940s - unknown)], [private son (1950s - 2010s)], [private daughter (1950s - unknown)], [private child (1950s - unknown)] and [private daughter (1950s - unknown)]
Died [date unknown] [location unknown]
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Born in Boston, Harriet attended school in Bedford, Massachusetts.

She met Arthur in 1940 and they were married two years later, on September 6, 1942. They lived in Billerica (???) and Lexington at times.

They rented the little house below Hilda and Stewart Oldford, Jim's in-laws.

In Grace Howes's journal there's a note dated February 17, 1944, that says "Judy and Harriett went to live live Medford." (Arlington is crossed out, then it seems to say Medford, but that's hard to read.)

She worked as a nanny in the Bedford area and an attendant at the Fernald School in Waltham, Mass. After her children were grown she started a career as a bookkeeper. She worked for DeMoulas Market Basket grocery stores and then for Service Merchandise.

She joined Take Off Pounds Sensibly (TOPS) to achieve her weight loss goal. Even after she achieved her goal, she was an active member. She earned a 20-year pendant for remaining under her target weight for all those years. She was considered an inspiration to the group.

After retiring from Service Merchandise in 1989, she enjoyed many happy years with her family, especially at their trailer in Maine.

From Peg (Oldford) Nelson: "Harriett was a wonderful person, and Rock was always a great guy. You can get great info from Judy, their oldest."


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Often on Sundays we would visit aunt Harriet and uncle Rock. I loved the big house in Billerica. Aunt Harriet always served a nice lunch.
posted 20 Mar 2014 by Donna (Howes) Whitten   [thank Donna]
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