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Alvah Meredith Boyington

Alvah Meredith Boyington

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  • Name Alvah Meredith Boyington 
    Born 17 Oct 1907  Osawatomie, Miami, Kansas, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Christened 30 Oct 1907  Independence Boulevard Christian Church, Kansas City, Jackson, Missouri, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Female 
    FamilySearch ID L28M-TLP 
    Died 2 Feb 1998  Brainerd, Crow Wing, Minnesota, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried 14 Feb 1998  Holy Cross Cemetery, Culver City, Los Angeles, California, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
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    Person ID I152804  mytree
    Last Modified 1 Jan 2020 

    Father Schuyler Stephen Boyington,   b. 2 Nov 1869, Brookville, Jefferson, Pennsylvania, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 May 1952, Kansas City, Jackson, Missouri, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 82 years) 
    Mother Gertrude Lela Rohrer,   b. 15 Jan 1878, Paola, Miami, Kansas, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Mar 1941, Kansas City, Jackson, Missouri, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 63 years) 
    Married 10 Nov 1900 
    Family ID F38306  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Raymond Arnold Disney,   b. 30 Dec 1890, Chicago, Cook, Illinois, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 May 1989, Santa Monica, Los Angeles, California, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 98 years) 
    Married Sep 1935 
    Children 
     1. Living
     2. Living
    Last Modified 17 Jul 2020 
    Family ID F30357  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 17 Oct 1907 - Osawatomie, Miami, Kansas, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsChristened - 30 Oct 1907 - Independence Boulevard Christian Church, Kansas City, Jackson, Missouri, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 2 Feb 1998 - Brainerd, Crow Wing, Minnesota, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - 14 Feb 1998 - Holy Cross Cemetery, Culver City, Los Angeles, California, United States Link to Google Earth
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  • Photos
    Boyington, Alvah M b1907 - Portrait
    Boyington, Alvah M b1907 - Portrait

    Headstones
    Boyington, Alvah M b1907 Crypt Cover
    Boyington, Alvah M b1907 Crypt Cover

  • Notes 
    • MEREDITH A. DISNEY ~
      was the daughter of Schuyler S. Boyington and Gertrude Rohrer. She was the twin sister to Alfred M. Boyington and her older sister was Wanda Mae Boyington Yates. She was the wife of Raymond Arnold Disney, who was an older brother of Walt Disney (Walter Elias Disney). Raymond's parents were Elias Charles Disney and Flora Call Disney.

      Her two sons are Charles Elias Disney (who is named for his paternal grandfather Elias Charles Disney) and Daniel Harwood Disney. Meredith's late daughter-in-law was married to Charles Elias and she was Mary Elizabeth (O'Brien) Disney and Meredith had one grandson who was Charles Roy "Charlie" Disney. Both lost their lives in an automobile mishap many years earlier.

      Later, after Meredith had passed away in 1998 her son Charles Elias Disney adopted Cristian Petrea in 1999 when he was five years of age after his parents who were Lucian (Luke) and Maria Petrea, both died in a circus accident and he became Cristian Petrea Disney. Cristian passed away on May 10, 2018 at the age of 24 after suffering cardiomegaly or enlarged heart.

      Other close family included three brothers-in-law Herbert Arthur Disney (Louise), Roy Oliver Disney (Edna), Walter Elias Disney (Lillian) and one sister-in-law Ruth Flora Disney Beecher (Theodore).

      Meredith Disney was a music teacher and she was an accomplished pianist, violinist, composer and lyricist for many years. She was the co-founder of LodeStar Pictures, an early private feature film financing enterprise. This enterprise originated in Kansas City and then to Los Angeles and moved to Paramount Pictures Studios in Hollywood and then to Walt Disney Productions in Burbank and finally was in the historic First National Building on Highland Avenue and Hollywood Boulevard until the entity merged with another film company many years ago.

      Meredith was quite active in the Roman Catholic Church and she served with Roy Edward and Patricia Ann Disney, among many others, on the original committee that was organized to assist and advise +Cardinal Roger M. Mahony, the Archbishop of Los Angeles, to build the new Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels in downtown Los Angeles. Sadly, she passed away before the new Cathedral was dedicated in 2002. She was also quite active with Catholic Charities and Meredith and her very close lifetime friend who was actress Rosalind Russell raised many funds for numerous Catholic and other philanthropies. When Meredith had converted to Roman Catholicism, Rosalind Russell was her sponsor.

      She actively supported the Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra and she worked with Lillian Disney and Diane Disney Miller raising funds for the new Walt Disney Concert Hall also in downtown Los Angeles. She was also a longtime close friend to Edna Francis Disney and Patricia "Patty" Disney and many others. Meredith always was cheerful and so generous and she was always willing to encourage others to "do their very best with everything in their lives!"

      Meredith was a strong supporter of the Shriner's Hospital for Crippled Children (later named the Shriner's Hospital for Children) in Los Angeles as her husband Raymond Arnold Disney was an active Mason and Shriner for many years! Also, she supported St. Jude Children's Research Hospital that was originally founded by longtime close family friend Danny Thomas!