|Mary Graham Lockhart|
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Some brides suffer from nervousness when they get married, but Mrs. Mary (May) Lockhart Boyden had more serious trouble. Without knowing it, she was coming down with smallpox, contracted from her groom, James William Boyden, who had been told by a doctor he was suffering from typhoid fever.
That was on October 8, 1902, and though she was ill, the Salt Lake Temple ceremony was performed without delay. Fortunately no one else was afflicted.
Mrs. Boyden was born January 7, 1883, in Salt Lake City to Daniel and Murrain Young Lockhart, both natives of Scotland. She was the oldest of eight children in a happy, lively family. When she was about ten years old, the Lockhart's moved to Provo where May met her future husband.
Sister Boyden has been very active in church affairs. She has taught in both the Primary and YWMIA and was president of the Relief Society in Wasatch Stake. In the Provo Fourth Ward she was secretary of the Relief Society. She and her husband have done extensive temple work in the past two and one half years. She has also been a loyal supporter of her husband in his various jobs, including those of bishop in Wasatch Stake and patriarch in Utah Stake.
Mrs. Boyden feels, however, that her most important work has been in the rearing of her five children, Doren, Faye, Jack, Nola and William. The Boyden's also have twenty-one grandchildren and twenty-three great-grandchildren. Her favorite pastime is crocheting, and she has many fine pieces of work in her home and in the homes of her friends.