BOYLAN, John Aaron & PERRY, Helen Lucille
John was born 24 August 1911 in Cambridge Springs, Crawford County, PA. He died 09 May 1995 at Springs Manor, Cambridge Springs, Crawford County, PA. Son of Burt Aaron and Mary Emma Behm Boylan.
Helen was born 22 February 1914 in Cambridge Township, Crawford County, PA. She died 08 October 1993. She was the daughter of Ralph and Louise Bandley Perry of Cambridge Township, Crawford County, PA.
John and Helen were married 25 March 1933 at the home of her aunt, Mabel Swift in Cambridge Township, Crawford County, PA.
After graduating from Cambridge High School, John earned a Standard Certificate from Edinboro Normal School and taught in a one room rural school in Woodcock Township for six years, then in Saegertown schools for two years.
John left teaching in 1942 and worked for Talon Inc. (Meadville PA) in the payroll department; he later worked for Carnation Milk in Cambridge Springs PA
In 1958, John returned to teaching at Cambridge Springs Elementary School. He completed the requirements for a Bachelors in Education degree and a Masters of Education degree at Edinboro State College. In 1974, he became Director of Remedial Reading at Cambridge Springs Elementary School.
John's favorite hobby is gardening. He started a show garden with hybrid iris and then shifted his attention to daylilies. Upon retirement from teaching, he devoted his time to his daylily gardens and the hybridizing of both iris and daylilies. He introduced and registered several of his seedlings with the American Hemerocallis Society.
Helen was a devoted mother and homemaker. She regularly made Sunday dinners for extended family and was an avid gardener. Once her family of seven children was raised, Helen served as a cook and housemother for a local fraternity and as a member of the Cafeteria staff at the local high school.
John and Helen were active members and leaders of the Cambridge Springs First United Methodist Church, holding a variety of leadership positions during the years. They were both also very active in Cambridge Grange and held office in the local, county and state grange organization.
They celebrated 25th wedding anniversary with a reception at home in Cambridge. Springs. April 4, 1958, and their 50th wedding anniversary at Cambridge. Springs. Senior Center on July 9, 1983 highlighted by a horse-drawn open carriage ride through the borough.
Burial was at Edinboro Cemetery, Erie County, PA.