Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Earle Montrose Boggess (1861-1948)

Earle Montrose Boggess

Earle Montrose Boggess was born August 19, 1861 in Fayetteville, Washington County, Arkansas.  He was the eldest child born to Richard Oates Boggess and Sarah Elizabeth Railey.  Earle lived most of his life in Cass County, Missouri.

Around 1884, Earle married Harriett A. "Hattie" Gaugh in Cass County, Missouri.  He was 23 years old and she was 18 years.  Hattie was born April 5, 1866 in Kansas City, Jackson County, Missouri.  She was the daughter of James Percival Gaugh of Kentucky and Martha Magdalene White of Missouri.

Earle and Hattie raised their family in Excelsior Springs, Clay County, Missouri, where he managed a division of the Chicago Lumber Company, a lumber yard.  They became the parents of nine children:

Celia A. Boggess                                  born December 1885
Montrose Mortimer Boggess               born May 7, 1888
Eula A. Boggess                                   born February 12, 1890
R. O. Boggess                                       born August 28, 1892
Tarleton Railey Boggess                      born August 20, 1894
Earle Montrose Boggess, Jr.               born December 16, 1896
Norma B. Boggess                               born June 1899
Harriet Boggess                                    born in 1902
William Boggess                                  born in 1908
Hattie A. Guagh Boggess died on August 14, 1929 in the Excelsior Springs Hospital in Clay County, Missouri.  She died of kidney and heart failure.  Hattie had been a resident of Scandia, Republic County, Kansas before her death.  She was buried in Crown Hill Cemetery of Excelsior Springs.  She was 63 years old at her death.

Earle was living with his son, William, in Scandia, Republic County, Kansas in 1930.  He was the manager of a lumber yard there, and William was going to school.

Earle Montrose Boggess died on May 5, 1948 in the Sharp home located at 4102 Lincoln, Excelsior Springs, Clay County, Missouri.  He suffered from heart failure, due to chronic inflammation of the heart muscles, which had been going on for five years.  He was also buried in Crown Hill Cemetery of Excelsior Springs.  He was 86 years old. 

Notes for Earle M. Boggess
Birth and Death:  Missouri Secretary of State, Archives and Records,, accessed on 2 August 2007, Death Certificate #15723 for Earl M. Boggess
Occupation in 1917:  “Excelsior Springs, MO, 1917 Directory includes an alphabetical list of people and businesses; classified department; numerical street guide; review of the city.  It was published by: Merchants Directory Company, 111 West 8th Street, Kansas City.  A transcription of this directory was completed in February 2005.”  Found on the following website:  Accessed on 3 august 2007.
Marriage, Residence, and Occupation in 1930:  Year: 1930; Census Place: Scandia, Republic,  Kansas; Roll: 716; Page: 4B; Enumeration District: 25; Image: 465.0.

Notes for Hattie A. Gaugh
Birth and Death:  Missouri Secretary of State, Archives and Records,, accessed on 2 August 2007, Death Certificate #27266 for Hattie A. Boggess

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