World War I lasted from August 4, 1914 to November 11, 1918. It involved many of the countries of Europe as well the United States and other nations throughout the world. One of the many American Soldiers was Homer Boyd from Rockport, Kentucky.
Homer Boyd is pictured in this stat next to a copy of a World War I Poster. The picture was taken in December of 1918. Most of Mr. Boyd's Army life is unknown to me and guess lost in time. None-the-less, Homer Boyd returned to Rockport as a true hero after serving his country when he was asked.
You were just not a Rockport resident in the middle of the twentieth century if you did not know Homer Boyd. He and his wife Gladys Boyd raised one son, George Boyd. George married Juanita Stewart, prior to me being aware of people, and moved from Rockport. Homer and Gladys remained in Rockport and were, in my memory, the first people to operate the Rockport Post Office. The Boyd's trained my mother and she worked as a relief worker until the Boyd's retired. My mother then became the postmaster or if you prefer, the postmistress. She later trained Paulette Fulkerson Paxton, who succeeded my mother. Seems like those three people operated the Rockport Post Office for almost seventy years. I remember the Homer Boyd's well and can not think of very many people that helped shape my upbringing than the Boyd's. Mrs. Boyd's affectionally would refer to Mr. Boyd as "Boyd" and say to him: "Come on Boyd, it is time to close". Mr. Boyd, a true hero, served in the Army during World War I.