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Boyle circa 1900-1910

James William Boyle (1845-1915) was an oyster dealer and the Tammany Hall leader for the seventh assembly district of Manhattan in 1900. He was vice-president of the New East River Bridge Commission.

Parents[]

William Boyle and Rebecca White.

Marriage[]

Josephine Wood (1845-1906) on June 14, 1866 in Manhattan. New York Times on June 21, 1866: "Boyle - Wood. On Thursday evening, June 14, at the residence of the bride's father, by Rev. Christopher Rhoades, James W. Boyle and Josephine Wood, second daughter of Wm. H. Wood, Esq., all of this City."

Children[]

Edward Mortimer Boyle (1879-1925) and Joseph Mora Boyle (1881-).

Occupation[]

In 1870 at age 23 he was an "oyster dealer" in Manhattan. He was the Tammany Hall leader for the seventh district of Manhattan in 1900.

Obituary[]

New York Times on September 18, 1915: "James W. Boyle, formerly Tammany leader in the old Seventh Assembly District and active in politics for thirty-five years, died yesterday at his home, 3,810 Broadway, in his seventy-second year. He was born here, and entered the oyster business at the age of 17, finally becoming one of the largest wholesale and retail dealers in this country. In the early days of Tammany Hall he was an active member and remained so until the organization of the County Democracy. During Mayor Van Wyck's administration Mr. Boyle was Vice President of the New East River Bridge Commission. He was a Mason and a member of the Tammany Society, and is survived by two sons."

Funeral notice[]

New York Times on September 18, 1915: "Boyle — On September 17, 1915, James W. Boyle, at his residence, 3810 Broadway. Funeral services on Monday at 11:30 A.M. from the Chapel of the Intercession, Broadway and 155th Street. Friends and relatives invited. Interment private, New Canaan, Connecticut, papers please copy."

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