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Dr. Frederick Boyden was born at Deerfield, Mass., in 1810, and died at Hinsdale, November 11, 1871. He graduated at the medical school of Harvard university. He located at Hinsdale about 1835, and for twenty-five years was the only physician permanently located here, and was counted among the best in his profession. After some years he became interested in manufacturing cashmerettes with Sylvester Bishop. C. J. Amidon joined the firm, and after Mr. Bishop died the firm was Boyden & Amidon, until his death. During the latter years of his life he almost entirely withdrew from practice. By his energy and thrift he amassed quite a fortune.