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Walter Carpenter Marmon  



WALTER CARPENTER MARMON was born August 25, 1872 in Richmond, Indiana, and died August 29, 1940 in Richmond, Indiana. Buried Crown Hill Cemetery Indianapolis Marion County Indiana

He was the bookkeeper and president of the Marmon company.

He married ANNIE BURROUGHS HALL March 29, 1898 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. She was born August 25, 1872 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and died February 05, 1957 in Pinellas Park, Pinellas, Florida. Buriied Crown Hill Cemetery Indianapolis Marion County Indiana, daughter of Franklin Hall and Annie Burroughs Lentz

Children of WALTER MARMON and ANNIE HALL are:

    i. FRANKLIN HALL "Frank" MARMON b. 4 Jun 1899 Indianapolis, Marion County, Indiana; d. October 11, 1924.

    ii. ELIZABETH CARPENTER MARMON, b. 1 Oct 1900 Indianapolis, Marion County, Indiana and died Feb 1982 buried Crown Hill Cemetery Indianapolis Marion County Indiana,; m. 18 Oct 1924 Marion county, Indiana FRANK JOSEPH HOKE born 26 MAR 1899 in Graysville, Indiana and died 27 Nov 1989 in Indianapolis, Marion Indiana buried Crown Hill Cemetery Indianapolis Marion County Indiana he was the son of John Jacob Frederick Hoke and Katherine Cushman

    * iii. DOROTHY BURROUGHS MARMON, b. May 22, 1902, Indianapolis, Marion County, Indiana; d. March 13, 1995, Palm Desert, California.


Year: 1900; Census Place: Indianapolis, Marion, Indiana; Roll: 387; Page: 12B; Enumeration District: 0036
    Household Members: Name Age
    Walter C Marmon 21
    Annie B H Marmon 28
    Franklin H Marmon 11/12
    Katie Clegg Servant

Year: 1910; Census Place: Indianapolis Ward 8, Marion, Indiana; Roll: T624_368; Page: 9A; Enumeration District: 0142;
    Household Members: Name Age
    Walter C Marmon 38 [58]
    Anna B Marmon 38
    Franklin H Marmon 10
    Elizabeth C Marmon 9
    Dorothy B Marmon 7

Year: 1930; Census Place: Lawrence, Marion, Indiana; Roll: 616; Page: 2B; Enumeration District: 237
    Name: Walter C Marmon
    Birth Year: abt 1873
    Gender: Male
    Race: White
    Birthplace: Indiana
    Marital Status: Married
    Relation to Head of House: Head
    Home in 1930: Lawrence, Marion, Indiana
    Map of Home: View Map
    Street address: Braswick Road R R 12
    Dwelling Number: 38
    Family Number: 41
    Home Owned or Rented: Owned
    Home Value: 25000
    Radio Set: Yes
    Lives on Farm: No
    Age at First Marriage: 25
    Attended School: No
    Able to Read and Write: Yes
    Father's Birthplace: Ohio
    Mother's Birthplace: Ohio
    Able to Speak English: Yes
    Occupation: Manufactor
    Industry: Automobile
    Employment: Yes
    Neighbors: View others on page
    Household Members: Name Age
    Walter C Marmon 57
    Annie Marmon 57
    Selah Marmon 32
    Anne A Marmon 5


DOROTHY BURROUGHS MARMON was born May 22, 1902 in Indianapolis, Marion County, Indiana, and died March 13, 1995 in Palm Desert, California. Buried Crown Hill Cemetery Indianapolis Marion County Indiana
    Dorothy Marmon Boyd, 92, early backer of UCR

    Press-Enterprise, The (Riverside, CA) - Friday, March 17, 1995 Author: Mark Petix, The Press-Enterprise

    Dorothy Marmon Boyd, who with her late husband Philip L. Boyd, helped generate the legislative support needed to build the University of California, Riverside, died March 13 at her home in Palm Desert. She was 92.

    Mrs. Boyd is credited with assisting her husband, then a state assemblyman, in pushing through legislation that built UCR. The couple also provided the university's famed Carillon bell tower, the centerpiece of the UCR campus. Long active in community affairs, the Boyd's donated about 3,500 acres for the Boyd Deep Canyon Research Center, a protected University of California reserve dedicated to ecological research and training. "Dorothy and Phil together played a pivotal role in the founding of UCR," said James H. Erickson, vice chancellor for university relations and development. "They comprised an incredible team. With their quiet dignity, they did so much to found and sustain the university, and they provided strength and guidance to so many worthy community initiatives."

    Mrs. Boyd was born May 22, 1902, in Indianapolis. Her grandparents were founders of the Marmon Herrington Automotive Companies, inventors of the Marmon automobile.

    She married Philip Boyd in 1926 in Palm Springs. Mr. Boyd died in 1989.

    Mrs. Boyd was a community volunteer with the American Red Cross, the United Way, Riverside Community Hospital, the Riverside Art Museum, the Junior League and the Daughters of the American Revolution.

    She is survived by three children, Spencer Boyd of Brookings, Ore., Libby Henderson of Panorama City and Douglas Boyd of Newport Beach; nine grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

    Private memorial services were held Wednesday. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to the Living Desert in Palm Desert, the Riverside Art Museum and the UC Riverside Foundation

She married 10 Mar 1926 PHILIP LINNAES BOYD born 8 Oct 1900 in Indiana He died 9 Sep 1989 in Palm Springs, Riverside, California. Buried Crown Hill Cemetery Indianapolis Marion County Indiana Son of Linnaes Cox Boyd and Mary Thomas Spencer
    Boyd fell ill and was forced to drop out of Wabash College where he was a student.

    In 1921 his parents brought him to Palm Springs in the hope the dry climate would help him recover.

    Boyd started work as a secretary for the Palm Springs Chamber of Commerce and opened the first branch of Bank of America in Palm Springs.

    During the Great Depression Boyd was able to delve into real estate, buying ranch lands in the area of Deep Canyon.

    Boyd was instrumental in incorporating Palm Springs, serving as the town's first mayor from 1938 to 1942.

    He ran unopposed for a seat in the California State Assembly, representing Riverside in what had been then called the 78th Assembly District from 1945 to 1949. While an assemblyman, Boyd voted to establish University of California, Riverside.

    As a member of California's State Public Works Boards Boyd participated in the logistical process of establishing the UCR campus.

    In 1950 was elected chairman of the California Republican Party's central committee, beating out the serving vice-chairman who would traditionally have been elected.

    In 1953 Boyd, who was on the Board of Trustees for the Palm Springs Art Museum, leased property for a nature reserve now part of the Living Desert Zoo and Gardens. Boyd encouraged faculty from the newly-opened University of California, Riverside to use his nature reserve for research only to realize his public nature reserve was not a fitting setting for academic research.

    In 1957 Goodwin J. Knight, then Governor of California, appointed Boyd as a Regent of the University of California system. Boyd resigned his position as regent April 1, 1970 after new laws changed the financial disclosure requirements for state officials

    In 1958 Boyd donated another parcel of land 1,701 acres to purchase a total of 3,500 acres in Deep Canyon to open what is now the research center.

    Boyd's memoir is archived at UCR in the Special Collections Department of Rivera Library.

    Boyd and his wife also donated a set of silver Towle Louis XIV pattern salt and pepper shakers. Louis XIV pattern coffe pot & sugar bowl to the Indianapolis Museum of Art


Adopted children of DOROTHY MARMON and PHILIP BOYD are:
    i. SPENCER MARMON BOYD born 1 Jan 1933 in Los Angeles, California died 1 Mar 2000 in Brookings, Curry Oregon; married 1st 24 Oct 1969 - San Bernardino, California Audrey P Keene/Young; married 2nd 5 Jun 1973 - San Bernardino Betty A Westerfield/Smith; married 3rd 12 Jul 1980 Josephine, Oregon Mardell Elsie Mitchell born 9 Nov 1932 in Medford, Jackson, Oregon and died 4 Jan 2006 in Brookings, Curry, Oregon

    ii. LIBBY BOYD, m. [-?-] Daniel W. HENDERSON Jr.; Panorama City, Los Angeles, California.
      Daniel was aviation mechanic turned hovercraft pioneer and one-time Los Angles mayoral candidate. They had:
      Sean N Henderson
      Roxane Marmon Henderson
      Kim Spencer Henderson
    iii. DOUGLAS MARMON BOYD born 28 Feb 1938 in Los Angeles, California and died 10 Feb 2002 in Newport Beach, Orange, California / Arizona; m. Jean E MacDonald; resided Riverside, Ca.;
      Matthew,
      Heather,
      two others


    iv. LYDIA MARMON BOYD born 12 Feb 1934 in Los Angeles, California died 14 Apr 1987 in/near Newport Beach, Orange, California; m. Arnie Huag; two sons:
      Scott Huag
      Chris Huag
    married 2nd 15 Dec 1973 Los Angles, California THOMAS E BEEBE


Year: 1930; Census Place: San Gorgonio Pass, Riverside, California; Roll: 184; Page: 9B; Enumeration District: 70
    Household Members: Name Age
    Philip L Boyd 29
    Dorothy M Boyd 27
    Dionisio Enrico 30 Servant

Year: 1940; Census Place: Palm Springs, Riverside, California; Roll: T627_277; Page: 11B; Enumeration District: 33-22A.
    Household Members: Name Age
    Philip L Boyd 39
    Dorothy M Boyd 37
    Spencer M Boyd 7
    Lydia M Boyd 6
    Libby M Boyd 3
    Douglas M Boyd 2
    Lorene E Smith 30 Nurse
    Clarice Meyer 26 Nurse
    Beulah Ziltera 39 Housekeeper

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