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[p. 61] face as he would ask, ‘Did you hear the boy preach to-day?’ Mr. Boynton was identified with all movements of local interest. He was a life member of the Town Improvement Society, and when the financial interests of that organization were merged into the Medford Historical Society he became a life member of the latter society, and at its last public meeting advocated its claims and urged the importance of a large membership.

Mr. Boynton was a man of dignified and courtly manners, always gracious and approachable, and endowed with the happy faculty of ‘saying the right thing in the right place.’ The sentiment expressed by one of his sons will find a response in many hearts: ‘Our father lived a noble life. We can best honor his memory by trying ourselves to live true and noble lives.’

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