From A Biographical History of Central
Kansas, Vol. II, p. 631
published by The Lewis Publishing Co, Chicago & New York, 1902
Charles F. Boy
Among the earnest men whose depth of character and strict adherence to principle excite the admiration of his contemporaries, Mr. Boy is prominent. He is now the esteemed and capable clerk of Raymond township and is also connected with the business interests of Raymond. He first opened his eyes to the light of day in Buchanan county, Missouri, near Rushville, in February, 1877. His father, Albert Boy, was born, reared and educated in Germany. He was married in Atchison, Kansas, to Miss Theresa Miller, also a native of the fatherland, born in Austrailia (Austria). The father is now one of the enterprising farmers of Rice county, honored and respected by all who know him.
Charles F Boy, one of a family of eight children, six sons and two daughters, attended the public schools of Rice county, Kansas, graduating June 1, 1895, and supplementing his knowledge there gained by study in the State Normal, at Emporia, Kansas. After putting aside his text-books he became a salesman for the Fair & Shaak Mercantile Company, dealers in hardware, lumber and grain at Raymond, one of the reliable firms of the community. Mr. Boy is now superintendent and manager of the firm, and his unfailing courtesy and pleasant manner have gained for the company many patrons and won for him the friendship of all with whom he has come in contact. Mr. Boy is also a prominent and active worker in the ranks of the Democratic party, and in November, 1898, he was the choice of his party for the office of township clerk. He proved one of the strongest men on the ticket, receiving a majority of thirty votes, and in this position he is now serving with credit to himself and satisfaction to his constituents. Mr. Boy is also well versed in music, performing on both the violin and piano, and is thus able to while away many pleasant hours. In the Wooster Business College, of Ohio, he received a diploma in penmanship in the Bixler system.
Mr. Boy has been a resident of Rice county for fourteen years, and although young in years he is well known in business circles and is regarded as a progressive citizen and a popular young man, whose circle of friends is extensive. October 31, 1901, at Hutchinson, Kansas, he married Miss Katherine Willett, of Alden, Kansas, a daughter of Thomas J and Sarah Willett, her father a prominent farmer of Valley township.