HORACE EVERETT BOYNTON, D. C., Ph. C. – In the younger group of professional men in Hampshire County, Massachusetts, Dr. Horace Everett Boynton is taking a leading position and his activities are reflecting credit not only upon himself but upon the school of healing of which he is a representative. A native of the State of Massachusetts, but for some years a resident of New Hampshire, Mr. Boynton is a member of a family long prominent in New England. He is a son of John Boynton, and a grandson of Joshua Boynton, the family tracing back through many generations of American ancestry to the Boynton family distinguished on the northwest coast of England.
John Boynton, father of Horace E. Boynton, married Louise C. Ham, who died in the year 1923; she was a daughter of Reuben Ham, also a prominent citizen of Massachusetts. John and Louise C. (Ham) Boynton were the parents of six children: John Edward; Ernest Wheeler; Frank Agustus; Mable Louise; Horace Everett, of further mention; and Laura Grace.
Horace Everett Boynton was born in Lynn, Massachusetts, December 27, 1886. Following his elementary studies, he attended high school at Plymouth, New Hampshire, and as a young man mastered telegraphy. Mr. Boynton’s first experience was in the employ of the White Mountain Telegraph & Telephone Company and he became one of their expert operators. Breaking health compelled him to seek other employment, and he became identified with the Draper-Maynard Company, a widely important sporting goods concern. Believing that wider opportunities lay before him in another field of endeavor, Dr. Boynton entered the Palmer University of Chiropractic, in Davenport, Iowa, in 1920, and by sacrificing all vacation periods covered the three years’ course in eighteen months. Coming to Northampton, Massachusetts, in the year 1922, he opened offices at No. 39 Main Street and developed a very extensive and lucrative practice, and is now located at No. 6 Crafts Avenue. His success in his chosen profession has demonstrated the importance of the theories of this modern branch of the healing art, and the people have recognized his position as its representative. Dr. Boynton is fraternally affiliated with the Free and Accepted Masons, of Northampton, Massachusetts, and the Independent Order of Odd Fellows, of Plymouth, New Hampshire. He attends the Methodist Episcopal Church.
Dr. Horace Everett Boynton married, in Plymouth, New Hampshire, June 24, 19z6, Minnie Eastman, daughter of Alonzo Eastman, granddaughter of Simeon Eastman, and great-granddaughter of Galeon Eastman, this family tracing directly back to the “Mayflower.” The mother, Flora (Dalton) Eastman, is also a member of a distinguished New England family. Dr. and Mrs. Boynton have one son, Ralph Everett, born in Plymouth, New Hampshire, July 30, 1917.