Saturday, January 8, 2011

William Clarence Boggess (1866-1920?)

William Clarence Boggess

William Clarence Boggess was born in October 1866 in Arkansas, probably in either Conway or Pope County.  He was the youngest of seven children born to Charles Haise Bogges and Isabella C. Martin.  His mother died when he was nine years old and his father remarried a year later.

William married Dora A. Reed on December 15, 1886 in Pope County, Arkansas.  Both William and Dora were around 20 years old at their marriage.  Like her husband, Dora was also born in October 1866 in Arkansas.

William and his bride settled on a farm near the family of his older brother, Arthur, and his father and step-mother, in Galla Creek Township, Pope County, Arkansas.  In 1910, William worked as a Retail Merchant in a General Store, probably in the same store that his brother, Arthur, worked.  In 1920, William was an employer of a general farm, where he worked with his son, Ben.

William and Dora had four children as follows:

         Earl S.                        born on October 3, 1887
         Mamie B.                   born July 1890
         Annie J.                     born May 1895
         Ben Charles              born September 29, 1899

In 1930, Dora was living with her youngest son, Ben, and his wife in El Reno, Canadian County, Oklahoma.  She was a widow at that time, entailing that her husband, William, died sometime between 1920 and 1930. 

Notes for William Clarence Boggess
Birth, Residence and Occupation in 1910:  Year: 1900; Census Place: Pottsville, Pope, Arkansas;  Roll: T623 72; Page: 2B; Enumeration District: 174.
Marriage to Dora:  Dodd, Jordan, Liahona Research, comp.. Arkansas Marriages, 1851-1900 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 2001.
Death:  Year: 1930; Census Place: El Reno, Canadian, Oklahoma; Roll: 1895; Page: 6A; Enumeration District: 11; Image: 843.0.

Notes for Dora A. Reed
Birth and Children:  Year: 1900; Census Place: Pottsville, Pope, Arkansas;  Roll: T623 72; Page: 2B; Enumeration District: 174.
Residence in 1930:  Year: 1930; Census Place: El Reno, Canadian, Oklahoma; Roll: 1895; Page: 6A; Enumeration District: 11; Image: 843.0.


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