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Name: BOYES, Helen Frederica, Mrs

Nee: Boxhall

Birth Date: 1883 Hull

Death Date: 2.8.1957 Nairobi

First Date: 1911

Last Date: 1957

Married: In Hull 11.7.1911 John L. F. Boyes (1874-1951)

Children: John (1914-25 Nov 1976 Nairobi, suicide?); Fred (1916-10 Aug 1928 Nairobi)

Book Reference: EA & Rhodesia, Barnes

General Information:

East Africa & Rhodesia - 3/10/57 - Mrs Helene Frederica Boyes, whose death in East Africa is reported, was the widow of the late John Boyes, "King of the Kikuyu". She arrived in Kenya 46 years ago, and though then living under very hard conditions showed the hospitality which she was always to practise until her health began to fail in recent years. All the old-timers knew her, and anyone down on his luck could be sure of help and hospitality at the Boyes' farm. There is a son, also named John.
Nairobi Forest Road cemetery - Ellen Fredike [sic] Boyes, British, age 69, died 2/8/57

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