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The Living ChurchAugust 1, 1999Obituary -- Charles Francis Boynton219(5)

The Rt. Rev. Charles Francis Boynton, 93, retired Bishop Suffragan of New York, died July 3 in Spartanburg, SC.

A native of Geneseo, NY, Bishop Boynton was a graduate of Williams College and General Theological Seminary. He was ordained deacon in 1932, priest in 1933 and consecrated Bishop Coadjutor of Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands in 1944. He became diocesan bishop in 1947. He served on the faculty of Christ School, Arden, NC, 1933-39; chaplain at St. Francis House at the University of Wisconsin, 1939-41; and priest-in-charge of St. Andrew's Mission, Mayaguez, PR, 1941-43, before being elected bishop. In 1969 he was elected Bishop Suffragan of New York. In recent years, Bishop Boynton had worked within the circle of continuing churches. He is survived by his wife, Dori Watson Boynton, a son, four grandchildren and a great-grandchild.