Boyle, Joseph a minister in the Methodist Episcopal Church South, was born in Baltimore, May 7, 1812, of Roman Catholic parentage. By business associations with a devout and intelligent Methodist in his youth, he became acquainted. with the principles of Protestantism, and in his eighteenth year was converted and joined the Church. In 1834 he joined the Pittsburgh Conference, in which he labored successively and successfully eight years; then, in 1842, he was transferred to the Missouri Conference, in which he served the Church actively to the close of his life, May 3, 1872. Mr. Boyle was directly and actively connected with the establishment of the St. Louis Christian Advocate. As a preacher he was earnest, able, and edifying; as a pastor, exemplary in sympathy, courtesy, and fidelity. See Minutes of Annual Conferences of the M. E. Church South, 1872, p. 777.