Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Rev. George J. Bonds (1832-1869)

George J. Bonds was born in 1832 in Tennessee.  He was the son of Drewery Knight Bonds and Sarah Goodrich.  By 1837, George’s family had moved to Pope County, Arkansas, and he was raised there.

In 1850, George and his mother were living in Pope County, Arkansas.  They were listed in the household of his brother, Robert, and his wife and children. 

George married Celia Herrin on August 24, 1851 in Pope County, Arkansas.  He was 19 years old and she was 21 years.  Celia was born around 1830 in Tennessee, the daughter of Beverly Herrin and Eleanor Logue.

George and Celia had eight children:

William Henry Bonds                      born November 15, 1852
Warren Bonds                                  born 1854
Thomas Knight Bonds                    born September 15, 1856
Sarah Frances Bonds                     born February 22, 1858
George Bonds                                  born 1860
Mollie L. Bonds                                born March 4, 1862
David Bonds                                     born 1864
Jack Bonds                                       born 1866

In 1860, George and Celia and their children were living in Dover, Pope County, Arkansas.  George was a clergyman at that time.

Reverend George J. Bonds served a short time in the Civil War.  On February 22, 1862, he enlisted as a Private in the 3rd Arkansas Cavalry Regiment, at Dover, Arkansas.  Two months later, he was appointed as chaplain at Little Rock, Arkansas.  He was relieved of duty on May 25, 1862.  The following is a short summary of the 3rd Arkansas Regiment:

“This company was raised in Pope County, Arkansas, and enrolled in Confederate service on February 22, 1862, at Dover, Arkansas, as Co. E, Williamson’s Battalion Arkansas Infantry.  When Williamson’s battalion was broken up in May 1862, the company was transferred to the 3rd Arkansas Cavalry.  The company was disbanded on January 1, 1863, and its members distributed to Co. I, 3rd Arkansas Cavalry, and Co. F, 1st Battalion Arkansas Cavalry.

Celia Herrin Bonds died in 1868 in Arkansas City, Arkansas County, Arkansas.  She was 38 years old at her death.

George remarried a year after the death of his wife.  He married Mary Ann Weimer on July 14, 1869 in Johnson County, Arkansas.  Mary Ann was a widow with four children, ages 5 to 11 years.  Tragically, George died just four months later.

Reverend George J. Bonds died on November 12, 1869 in Johnson County, Arkansas.  He was 37 years old at his death.



Notes for George J. Bonds
Birth:  Census records
1850 US Census:  “George J Parrish,” Year: 1850; Census Place: Pope, Arkansas; Roll: M432_29; Page: 249A; Image: 264Ancestry.com. 1850 United States Federal Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2009. Images reproduced by FamilySearch.
1860 US Census:  “George L Bonds,” Year: 1860; Census Place: Dover, Pope, Arkansas; Roll: M653_48; Page: 768; Image: 238; Family History Library Film: 803048.  Ancestry.com. 1860 United States Federal Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2009. Images reproduced by FamilySearch.
Marriage to Celia:  Ancestry.com. Arkansas, County Marriages Index, 1837-1957 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2011.
Marriage to Mary Ann:  Dodd, Jordan, Liahona Research, comp.. Arkansas Marriages, 1851-1900 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2001.
Civil War Involvement:  “1st Company E. 3rd Arkansas Cavalry Regiment, Confederate States of America,” (http://www.couchgenweb.com/civilwar/3cavE.html) accessed 25 March 2015
Death:  Johnson County, Arkansas Probate Records, (http://www.ark-ives.com/documenting/in-remembrance/default.aspx) accessed on 24 March 2015

Notes for Celia Herrin                                                                                              
Birth:  Marriage record

Death:  There are many trees on Ancestry.com that list Celia’s death in 1863, while also listing the birth of her two youngest children in 1864 and 1866.  I am going to assume that since the two children do in fact exist, her death date is wrong.  I have listed 1868 as her death date, since it corresponds with the births of her children, and it makes sense that someone could have mistaken 1868 for 1863.

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Mary Ann Eliza Towell (1836-1909)

Mary Ann Eliza Towell was born on September 8, 1836 in Dickson County, Tennessee.  She was the daughter of Samuel Towell and Nancy Leticia Adkins.  Mary Ann’s family moved to Johnson County, Arkansas around 1839.

Mary Ann married Dr. Adam Washington Weimer on November 19, 1856 in Johnson County, Arkansas.  She was 20 years old and he was 34 years.  Adam was born around 1822 in Pennsylvania. 

Adam and Mary Ann were the parents of five children:

Margaret Mary Weimer                    born 1858
Susannah Weimer                          born February 1860
Washington S.N. Weimer               born 1861
Sarah Elizabeth Weimer                born March 22, 1863
William Gideon Weimer                  born January 6, 1864

Three of their five children lived to reach adulthood.  Susannah died in March 1860, at just one month old; and Washington died in 1875, at the age of 14 years.

After their marriage, Adam and Mary Ann settled their family in Perry, Johnson County, Arkansas, where Adam worked as a physician. 

According to probate records in Johnson County, Arkansas, Dr. Adam Washington Weimer died on April 4, 1864 in Johnson County.  He was 42 years old at his death.  The following is a note about Adam:
“Adam W. Weimer, physician, born c. 1823 PA, died during Civil War near his home in Johnson Co., AR. (Certified on record by his wife and brother-in-law, though no death certificate or burial record exists.) He was (as the story goes) going to treat wounded soldiers and was accidentally shot as he approached. His son William G. Weimer said his father lived in Iowa before coming to Arkansas. The Iowa Weimers (Adam Wimer) fit this perfectly, and have a son Adam born 1832 in PA. However, that Adam appears to have gone to Oregon and lived well past 1864. I cannot connect this Dr. Adam W. Weimer to any family; perhaps another researcher will have something that does.

On July 14, 1869, Mary Ann married Reverend George J. Bonds in Johnson County, Arkansas.  George, a widower, was born around 1832 in Tennessee, the son of Drewery Knight Bonds and Sarah Goodrich.

George died just four months later, on November 12, 1869 in Johnson County, Arkansas.  He was 37 years old at his death.

In 1870, Mary Ann was living with her children in Perry, Johnson County, Arkansas.  Mary Ann’s personal estate was valued at $300.

Mary Ann remarried again to Charles Haise Boggess, on March 30, 1876, in Johnson County, Arkansas.  He was 53 years old at that time and she was 39 years old.  Charles, a widower, was born on September 10, 1822 in Muhlenberg County, Kentucky, the son of Lemuel Boggess, Sr. and Rachel Oates

In 1880, Charles and Mary Ann were living and working on a farm in Illinois, Pope County, Arkansas.  Charles’ sons, Arthur and William, were living with them.  Mary Ann’s surviving children, Sarah and William Weimer, were living with their grandmother, Nancy Towell, in Pittsburg, Johnson County, Arkansas.

Charles and Mary Ann were living on a farm next to the family of Charles’ son, William and his family, in Pottsville, Pope County, Arkansas in 1900.  At that time, Charles’ profession was that of “Dry Foods and Gen. Merchant.”

Charles Haise Boggess died two months after his 83rd birthday.  He died on November 23, 1905, in Pope County, Arkansas.  He was buried in the Pisgah Cemetery in Pottsville, Pope County, Arkansas.

Mary Ann died on August 18, 1909 in Pottsville, Pope County, Arkansas. She was buried in the Lamar Cemetery in Lamar, Johnson County, Arkansas.  She was just a few weeks shy of 73 years at her death.


Notes for Mary Ann Eliza Towell
Birth and Death:  Ancestry.com. Web: Arkansas, Find A Grave Index, 1809-2012 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2012.  Find A Grave, 2012. http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi, accessed 1 February 2013.
1850 US Census:  “Samuel Powell,” Year: 1850; Census Place: Perry, Johnson, Arkansas; Roll: M432_27; Page: 153B; Image: 311.  Ancestry.com. 1850 United States Federal Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2009. Images reproduced by FamilySearch.
1860 US Census: “Adam Weemes,” Year: 1860; Census Place: Perry, Johnson, Arkansas; Roll: M653_44; Page: 1074; Image: 582; Family History Library Film: 803044.  Ancestry.com. 1860 United States Federal Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2009. Images reproduced by FamilySearch.
1870 US Census:  “Mary A E Bonds,” Year: 1870; Census Place: Perry, Johnson, Arkansas; Roll: M593_57; Page: 54B; Image: 113; Family History Library Film: 545556.  Ancestry.com. 1870 United States Federal Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2009. Images reproduced by FamilySearch.
Marriage to Adam:  Ancestry.com. Arkansas, County Marriages Index, 1837-1957 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2011.
Marriage to George:  Dodd, Jordan, Liahona Research, comp.. Arkansas Marriages, 1851-1900 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2001.
Marriage to Charles:  Dodd, Jordan, Liahona Research, comp. Arkansas Marriages, 1851-1900. [database online] Provo, UT: Ancestry.com, 2001.  
1880 US Census:  “Charls H Boggess,” Year: 1880; Census Place: Illinois, Pope, Arkansas; Roll: T9_54; Family History Film: 1254054; Page: 117.3000; Enumeration District: 138; Image: 0352.  Also - Year: 1900; Census Place: Pottsville, Pope, Arkansas; Roll: T623 72; Page: 2B; Enumeration District: 174.
1900 US Census:  “Charles H Boggess,” Year: 1900; Census Place: Pottsville, Pope, Arkansas; Roll: 72; Page: 2B; Enumeration District: 0174; FHL microfilm: 1240072.  Ancestry.com. 1900 United States Federal Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2004.

Notes for Susannah Weimer
Birth & Death:  Ancestry.com. U.S., Federal Census Mortality Schedules Index, 1850-1880 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 1999.

Notes for Dr. Adam Washington Weimer
Death:  Johnson County, Arkansas Probate Records, (http://www.ark-ives.com/documenting/in-remembrance/default.aspx) accessed on 24 March 2015


Notes for Charles Haise Boggess
Birth & Death:  Edmund West, comp. Family Data Collection - Individual Records. [database online] Provo, UT: Ancestry.com, 2000.

Burial:  Ancestry.com. Web: Arkansas, Find A Grave Index, 1809-2012 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2012.  Find A Grave, 2012. http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi, accessed 1 February 2013.

Monday, March 23, 2015

Dr. Frank Dale French (1874-1941)

Dr. Frank Dale French was born on September 20, 1874 in Preston, Jackson County, Iowa.  He was the son of Melvin J. French and Mary L. Wyatt.  Frank was raised in Van Buren, Jackson County, Iowa.

In 1900, Frank and his widowed mother were living on North Olive Street in Maquoketa, Jackson County, Iowa.  Frank was working as a dry goods salesman at that time.

Frank married Marie Frances Henry around 1901, probably in Jackson County, Iowa.  He was 26 years old and she was 29 years.  Marie was born on November 27, 1871 in DeWitt, Clinton County, Iowa, the daughter of Robert Wilson Henry and Amorilla Spencer Sanger. 

Frank and Marie had one child:

Genevieve H. French          born in 1903

Genevieve was born around 1903 in New York State.  In the 1920 US Census, Genevieve’s parents are listed as being born in France; however, Frank and Marie were listed as having been born in Iowa.  I wonder if she was adopted, as she was not listed in the 1910 US Census in the household of Frank French.   

In 1910, Frank and Marie were living in Grand River, Cass County, Missouri.  Frank’s brother, Wilton, and his family were living nearby.  Both Frank and Wilton were partners in a dental office. 

Frank registered for the draft for the First World War on September 12, 1918 in Harrisonville, Cass County, Missouri.  He was described as of medium height and build, with blue eyes and light brown hair.  Frank did not serve in the war.

In 1930, Frank and Marie were living in a home on Westport Avenue in Kansas City, Jackson County, Missouri, where Frank continued his dental practice.

Marie Frances Henry French died on Christmas Eve, December 24, 1934 in Kansas City, Jackson County, Missouri.  She was laid to rest in the Mount Hope Cemetery in Maquoketa, Jackson County, Iowa.  Marie was 63 years old at her death.

In 1940, Frank was living with his nephew, Melvin French, and his family on Pennsylvania Street in Kansas City, Jackson County, Missouri.  Melvin was the son of Frank’s brother, Wilton.

Dr. Frank Dale French died on October 20, 1941 in the Kansas City General Hospital in Kansas City, Jackson County, Missouri.  He died from internal bleeding, as a result from an accidental fall in his home.  Frank was buried in the Orient Cemetery in Harrisonville, Cass County, Missouri.  He was 67 years old at his death.



Notes for Frank Dale French
Birth & Death:  Death Certificate for “Dr. Frank D. French,” Certificate #33967, Missouri Death Certificates, 1910-1963, (http://s1.sos.mo.gov/records/archives/archivesdb/deathcertificates/default.aspx, accessed on 23 March 2015)
Military:  Ancestry.com. World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918 [database online]. Provo, UT: Ancestry.com, 2005.  Original data: National Archives and Records Administration. World War I Selective Service System Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918. M1509, 4,582 rolls. National Archives and Records Administration, Washington, D.C.
Marriage:  1910 US Census
1880 US Census:  Year: 1880; Census Place: Van Buren, Jackson, Iowa; Roll: 346; Family History Film: 1254346; Page: 490D; Enumeration District: 319; Image: 0042.  Ancestry.com and The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. 1880 United States Federal Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2010. 
1885 Iowa Census:  Ancestry.com. Iowa, State Census Collection, 1836-1925  [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2007.
1900 US Census:  Year: 1900; Census Place: Maquoketa, Jackson, Iowa; Roll: 438; Page: 4A; Enumeration District: 0061; FHL microfilm: 1240438.  Ancestry.com. 1900 United States Federal Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2004.
1910 US Census:  Year: 1910; Census Place: Grand River Ward 1, Cass, Missouri; Roll: T624_770; Page: 6A; Enumeration District: 0036; FHL microfilm: 1374783.  Ancestry.com. 1910 United States Federal Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2006.
1920 US Census:  Year: 1920; Census Place: Grand River, Cass, Missouri; Roll: T625_904; Page: 6B; Enumeration District: 37; Image: 617.  Ancestry.com. 1920 United States Federal Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2010. Images reproduced by FamilySearch.
1930 US Census:  Year: 1930; Census Place: Kansas City, Jackson, Missouri; Roll: 1196; Page: 1A; Enumeration District: 0106; Image: 661.0; FHL microfilm: 2340931.  Ancestry.com. 1930 United States Federal Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2002.
1940 US Census:  Year: 1940; Census Place: Kansas City, Jackson, Missouri; Roll: T627_2167; Page: 6A; Enumeration District: 116-53
Source Information
Ancestry.com. 1940 United States Federal Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2012.
Burial:  Ancestry.com. U.S., Find A Grave Index, 1600s-Current [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2012.  Find A Grave. http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi

Notes for Marie Frances Henry
Birth & Death:  Death Certificate for “Mrs. Marie Francis French,” Certificate #43183, Missouri Death Certificates, 1910-1963, (http://s1.sos.mo.gov/records/archives/archivesdb/deathcertificates/default.aspx, accessed on 23 March 2015)
Burial:  “Marie Henry,” Ancestry.com. U.S., Find A Grave Index, 1600s-Current [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2012.  Find A Grave. http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi


Sunday, March 22, 2015

Narnie Clardy (1896-1946)

Narnie Clardy was born on September 3, 1896 in Missouri.  She was the daughter of Willis Bowen Clardy and Evaline “Eva” Gabriel.  Narnie was raised in St. Michael, Madison County, Missouri.

Narnie married Edward Nichols Paxton around 1913, probably in Jackson County, Missouri.  She was 17 years old and he was 20 years.  Edward was born on March 13, 1893 in Independence, Jackson County, Missouri, the son of John Gallatin Paxton and Mary Neil Gentry.

Edward and Narnie were the parents of three children:

Edward C. Paxton                born May 16, 1916
John Gallatin Paxton          born September 19, 1919
William Clardy Paxton        born May 2, 1928

Edward registered for the draft for the First World War on June 5, 1917 in Jackson County, Missouri.  At that time, he and Narnie were living at 515 N. Pleasant Street in Independence, Jackson County, Missouri.  Edward was employed as an Auto Merchant at the Paxton-Duke Motor Company in Independence.  He was listed as a Corporal, having served three years in the 3rd Regiment in Missouri.  He claimed exemption from the draft, as his left foot had been amputated at the arch.  He was described as of medium height and build, with blue eyes and light brown hair.  Edward did not serve in the war.

In 1920, Edward and Narnie were still living in Independence, Jackson County, Missouri, where Edward managed a garage.

By 1930, Edward and Narnie and their children were living on North Delaware Street in Blue, Jackson County, Missouri.  Their home was valued at $12,000 and Edward was working as a lawyer.

Edward Nichols Paxton died on June 8, 1937 in Independence, Jackson County, Missouri.  He died as a result of a cerebral hemorrhage.  Edward was buried in the Woodlawn Cemetery in Independence, Jackson County, Missouri.  He was 44 years old at his death.

Narnie, now a widow, was living in a home on North Union Street in Independence, Jackson County, Missouri in 1940.  Listed in her household were her two sons, John and William; and her widowed mother. 

Narnie married again on August 28, 1943 in Kansas City, Jackson County, Missouri.  She married Montrose Mortimer Boggess, a widower.  This was his third marriage.  Montrose was born on May 7, 1888 in Kansas City, Jackson County, Missouri.  He was the second of nine children born to Earle Montrose Boggess and Hattie A. Gaugh

Narnie Clardy Paxton Boggess died two and a half years later, on January 19, 1946 in Kansas City, Jackson County, Missouri.  She died of a cerebral hemorrhage due to malignant hypertension.  She was laid to rest beside her first husband, Edward, in the Woodlawn Cemetery in Independence, Jackson County, Missouri on January 23, 1946.



Notes for Narnie Clardy
Birth and Death:  Missouri Secretary of State, Archives and Records, http://s1.sos.mo.gov/records/archives/archivesdb/deathcertificates/Default.aspx#searchDB, accessed on 2 August 2007, Death Certificate #1197 for Narnie C. Boggess
Marriage to Edward:  1930 US Census
Marriage to Montrose:  Jackson County, Missouri, Department of Records, Public Access Website http://records.co.jackson.mo.us/, accessed 2 August 2007, marriage certificate #1923A0011092
1900 US Census:  Year: 1900; Census Place: St Michael, Madison, Missouri; Roll: 873; Page: 19 bB; Enumeration District:0069; FHL microfilm: 1240873Ancestry.com. 1900 United States Federal Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2004.
1910 US Census:  Year: 1910; Census Place: St Michael, Madison, Missouri; Roll: T624_797; Page: 7B; Enumeration District:0053; FHL microfilm: 1374810Ancestry.com. 1910 United States Federal Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2006.
1920 US Census:  Year: 1920; Census Place: Independence Ward 1, Jackson, Missouri; Roll: T625_923; Page: 15A; Enumeration District: 6; Image: 324Ancestry.com. 1920 United States Federal Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2010. Images reproduced by FamilySearch.
1930 US Census:  Year: 1930; Census Place: Blue, Jackson, Missouri; Roll: 1192; Page: 17B; Enumeration District: 0244; Image: 599.0; FHL microfilm: 2340927Ancestry.com. 1930 United States Federal Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2002.
1940 US Census:  Year: 1940; Census Place: Independence, Jackson, Missouri; Roll: T627_2114; Page: 12A; Enumeration District: 48-2Ancestry.com. 1940 United States Federal Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2012.
Burial:  Ancestry.com. U.S., Find A Grave Index, 1600s-Current [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2012.  Find A Grave. http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi


Notes for Edward Nicholas Paxton
Birth and Death:  Missouri Secretary of State, Archives and Records, http://s1.sos.mo.gov/records/archives/archivesdb/deathcertificates/Default.aspx#searchDB, accessed on 22 March 2015, Death Certificate #23885 for Edward N. Paxton
1900 US Census:  Year: 1900; Census Place: Independence Ward 1, Jackson, Missouri; Roll: 860; Page: 9B; Enumeration District: 0005; FHL microfilm: 1240860.  Ancestry.com. 1900 United States Federal Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2004.
1910 US Census:   Year: 1910; Census Place: Independence Ward 1, Jackson, Missouri; Roll: T624_790; Page: 11B; Enumeration District: 0007; FHL microfilm: 1374802.  Ancestry.com. 1910 United States Federal Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2006.
Military:  Registration State: Missouri; Registration County: Jackson; Roll: 1683221Ancestry.com. U.S., World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2005.
Burial:  Ancestry.com. U.S., Find A Grave Index, 1600s-Current [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2012.  Find A Grave. http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi


Saturday, March 21, 2015

Lilly Petra Sophie Frederiksen (1899-1941)

Lilly Petra Sophie Frederiksen was born on April 1, 1899 in Copenhagen, Denmark.  She was the daughter of Ignatz Frederiksen.

On February 25, 1922, Lilly arrived in New York City, having departed from Copenhagen, Denmark on the ship United States.  Her final destination was the home of family friends, Martin and Clarice Bahnsen, 3829 Virginia Avenue, Kansas City, Jackson County, Missouri.  According to the ship’s manifest, Lilly’s father was living at Stockholmsgade 25, Copenhagen, Denmark.  Lilly was described as 5’4” tall, having dark hair and dark grey eyes.

Lilly married Montrose Mortimer Boggess, a divorced gentleman with two children.  They were wed on December 22, 1923 in Kansas City, Missouri.  Montrose was born on May 7, 1888 in Kansas City, Jackson County, Missouri, the son of Earle Montrose Boggess and Hattie A.Gaugh

Lilly gained naturalization on April 20, 1926.  At that time, she and Montrose were living at 3418 Gillham Road in Kansas City, Jackson County, Missouri. 

Montrose and Lilly appear on a ship manifest in 1928.  They were on the ship Alaunia, which sailed from Southampton, England on August 25th, to Canada, reaching the shores of Quebec on September 2nd.   

In 1930, Montrose and Lilly owned a home at 5009 Grand Avenue in Kansas City.  He was employed as an engineer for the electric company, and was doing fairly well, as their home was valued at $20,000.  Montrose’s two children from his first marriage were living with them at that time.

Lilly Petra Sophie Frederiksen Boggess died on January 1, 1941, after suffering from breast cancer for six years.  She and Montrose had been living at 6411 Jefferson Street, Kansas City, Missouri.  She was buried on January 3, 1941 at the Forest Hill Cemetery in Kansas City.  She was 40 years old at her death.         


Notes for Lilly Frederiksen
Birth and Death:  Missouri Secretary of State, Archives and Records, http://www.sos.mo.gov, accessed on 2 August 2007, Death Certificate #1055 for Lilly F. Boggess
Immigration to US:  Year: 1922; Arrival: New York, New York; Microfilm Serial: T715, 1897-1957; Microfilm Roll: Roll 3084; Line: 3; Page Number: 136.  Ancestry.com. New York, Passenger Lists, 1820-1957 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2010.
Marriage:  Jackson County, Missouri, Department of Records, Public Access Website http://records.co.jackson.mo.us/, accessed 2 August 2007, marriage certificate #1923A0011092
Naturalization:  Ancestry.com. Missouri, Western District Naturalization Index, 1848-1990 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2012.
Travel:  Ancestry.com. Border Crossings: From Canada to U.S., 1895-1956 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 2007.  Alaunia ship manifest, sailing from Southampton, England to Quebec, Canada in September 1928.
1930 US Census:  Year: 1930; Census Place: Kansas City, Jackson, Missouri; Roll: 1197; Page: 36A; Enumeration District:0114; Image: 200.0; FHL microfilm: 2340932Ancestry.com.  1930 United States Federal Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2002.
1940 US Census:  Year: 1940; Census Place: Kansas City, Jackson, Missouri; Roll: T627_2172; Page: 6B; Enumeration District:116-175Ancestry.com. 1940 United States Federal Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2012.


Wednesday, March 18, 2015

William Andrew Crick (1856-1929)

**There has been some conflicting research done regarding Alice Boggess, William Crick, Sylvester F. Driskill, and Sylvester M. Driskill.  I have done my best to muddle through the records and my research notes can be found here.


William Andrew Crick was born on November 21, 1856 in Rutherford County, Tennessee.  He was the son of Marion Merriman Landrum Crick and Virginia Catherine Winsett.  William was raised on the family farm in Tennessee.

By 1880, William’s family moved to Court House, Muhlenberg County, Kentucky.

William married Martha Jane Boggess on January 13, 1881 in Muhlenberg County, Kentucky.  He was 24 years old and she was 19 years.  Martha was born on December 11, 1861 in Muhlenberg County, the daughter of Martin W. Boggess and Sarah Martha Mitchell.

William and Martha were the parents of nine children:

Luther Martin Crick                          born March 27, 1881
Louvenia Crick                                 born December 1882
John Henry Crick                             born January 16, 1884
David Meyers Crick                         born June 2, 1889
Eura Oscar Crick                              born May 3, 1890
Oliver C. Crick                                  born July 7, 1892
Clara Crick                                        born July 1895
Flora Crick                                         born September 28, 1899
One child born and died between 1881 and 1900

After their marriage, William and Martha settled on a farm in Court House, Muhlenberg County, Kentucky.  There, they lived, worked, and raised their large family together.

William Andrew Crick died on January 20, 1929 in Court House, Muhlenberg County, Kentucky.  He was buried in the Carter Creek Missionary Baptist Church Cemetery in Greenville, Muhlenberg County.  He was 72 years old at his death.

Martha Jane Boggess Crick died four years later, on June 10, 1933 in Court House, Muhlenberg County.  She was laid to rest beside her husband in the Carter Creek Missionary Baptist Church Cemetery in Greenville, Muhlenberg County.  She was 71 years old at her death.



Notes for William Andrew Crick
Birth & Death:  Ancestry.com. Kentucky, Death Records, 1852-1953 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2007.
1860 US Census:  Year: 1860; Census Place: District 12, Rutherford, Tennessee; Roll: M653_1271; Page: 73; Image: 148; Family History Library Film: 805271Ancestry.com. 1860 United States Federal Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2009. Images reproduced by FamilySearch.
1870 US Census:  Year: 1870; Census Place: District 4, Todd, Kentucky; Roll: M593_500; Page: 335B; Image: 54; Family History Library Film: 545999.  Ancestry.com. 1870 United States Federal Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2009. Images reproduced by FamilySearch.
1880 US Census:  Year: 1880; Census Place: Court House, Muhlenberg, Kentucky; Roll: 435; Family History Film: 1254435; Page: 139B; Enumeration District: 138; Image: 0485Ancestry.com and The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. 1880 United States Federal Census[database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2010. 
Marriage:  Dodd, Jordan, comp. Kentucky Marriages, 1851-1900 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2001
1900 US Census:   Year: 1900; Census Place: Court House, Muhlenberg, Kentucky; Roll: 545; Page: 2A; Enumeration District:0066; FHL microfilm: 1240545Ancestry.com. 1900 United States Federal Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2004.
1910 US Census:  Year: 1910; Census Place: Courthouse, Muhlenberg, Kentucky; Roll: T624_497; Page: 16A; Enumeration District: 0081; FHL microfilm: 1374510Ancestry.com. 1910 United States Federal Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2006.
1920 US Census:  Year: 1920; Census Place: Court House, Muhlenberg, Kentucky; Roll: T625_593; Page: 5A; Enumeration District: 92; Image: 222.  Ancestry.com. 1920 United States Federal Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2010. Images reproduced by FamilySearch.
Burial:  Ancestry.com. U.S., Find A Grave Index, 1600s-Current [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2012.  Find A Grave. http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi


Notes for Martha Jane Boggess
Birth & Death:  Ancestry.com. Kentucky, Death Records, 1852-1953 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2007.
1870 US Census:  Year: 1870; Census Place: Precinct 3, Muhlenberg, Kentucky; Roll: M593_490; Page: 494B; Image: 356; Family History Library Film: 545989Ancestry.com. 1870 United States Federal Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2009. Images reproduced by FamilySearch.

Burial:  Ancestry.com. U.S., Find A Grave Index, 1600s-Current [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2012.  Find A Grave. http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi