Calvin O. Boyer
"History of Shelby County, Ohio"
by A.B.C. Hitchcock; Sidney, Ohio; 1913
Richmond-Arnold Pub. Co.; Chicago, IL.
CALVIN O. BOYER, a successful agriculturist of Perry township, Shelby county,O., where he manages the old Lucas, farm of fifty acres and his own farm of thirty-two acres, known as the Locust Grove farm, was born March 31, 1873, in Dinsmore township, Shelby county. He is a son of Samuel Fisher Boyer and his first wife, Emma (Botkin) Boyer.
Samuel Fisher Boyer was a general farmer in Dinsmore township and a man of standing in his community. His first wife died October 24, 1878, and her burial was in Dinsmore township. His second marriage was to Clara Botkin and children were born to both unions, four to the first and eight to the second: Calvin 0. and Melvin, twins; Charles, Stanley, Clarence, Edith, Ida, Willard, Herbert, Alvin, Vernon and Thelma. Of the above all survive except Edith. Ida is the wife of William Metz. Samuel Fisher Boyer died October 25, 1912, and his burial was at the Loramie Valley cemetery.
Calvin 0. Boyer attended the public schools until old enough to enter the factory at Botkins, O., where he worked for three years-and afterward, for the same length of time, was in the livery business in that village. For eight years prior to coming on the farm he was in the employ of the Sheets Manufacturing Company. Mr. Boyer is thoroughly interested in an agricultural life and devotes close attention to his industries here, raising excellent crops and a sufficiency of stock for his own use. The Lucas farm belongs to his mother-in-law, Mrs. P. G. Lucas and the other Lucas heirs.
Mr. Boyer was married May 6, 1900, to Miss Ethel Lucas, a daughter of P. G. and Thirza (DeWeese) Lucas, both of whom were born in Shelby county. The father of Mrs. Boyer was a substantial farmer and highly respected citizen. His death occurred June 25, 1906, and his burial was at Port Jefferson. His two children survive: Marcellus N., who owns seventy acres situated in Perry township; and Ethel, who is the wife of Mr. Boyer and they reside with Mrs. Lucas on the homestead.
Mr. and Mrs. Boyer have three children; Ralph, India and Howard. He was reared in the Methodist Episcopal church; Mrs. Boyer is a member of the Baptist church at Pemberton. In politics he has never been very active but votes the republican ticket as did his father. He belongs to Lodge No. 63, Knights of the Golden Eagle at Anna Station.