Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Norma B. Boggess (1899-1979)

Norma B. Boggess
Norma B. Boggess was born June 13, 1899 in Excelsior Springs, Clay County, Missouri.  She was the seventh of nine children born to Earle Montrose Boggess and Hattie A. Gaugh. 

On September 9, 1919, Norma married Dick Bland Dale, probably in Ray County, Missouri.  She was 20 years old and he was one month shy of 26 years.  Ray was born on October 1, 1893 in Richmond, Ray County, Missouri.  He was the son of Willis G. Dale and Lucy Keys, both of Missouri.

Two years before their marriage, Dick enlisted for service in World War I on June 5, 1917 in Richmond, Missouri.  He was working on his father’s farm at the time.  He was described as medium height and build, with brown eyes and light hair.  He did not serve in the war.

After their marriage, Dick and Norma made their home in Richmond, Ray County, Missouri, where Dick was employed as an insurance agent.  They had at least one child:
            Dick Bland, Jr.          born November 21, 1925

In 1930, Dick and Norma owned a home on East Lexington Street in Richmond.  Their home was valued at $6,000 and Dick was working as a Lawyer. 

            Dick Bland Dale died at the age of 51, on December 8, 1944 in Richmond, Ray County, Missouri.  Norma went on to live another 35 years after the death of her husband.  She died in September 1979 in Ray County, Missouri, at the age of 80 years.

Notes for Norma B. Boggess
Birth, Marriage, Death:, OneWorldTree – Norma B. Boggess, accessed 3 August 2007

Notes for Dick Bland Dale
Birth, Occupation, Physical Description, Residence in 1917: World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918 [database online]. Provo, UT:, 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.
Residence and Occupation in 1930:  Year: 1930; Census Place: Richmond, Ray, Missouri; Roll: 1220; Page: 1B; Enumeration District: 22; Image: 922.0.
Death:  Missouri Secretary of State, Archives and Records,, accessed on 3 August 2007, Death Certificate #42006 for Dick B. Dale
Signature:  See draft card information above

1 comment:

  1. This was fun to come across! Norma was my grandmother. Her second son (Earle Willis Dale, named after his two grandfathers and born Nov 18, 1935) is my dad. My Uncle Dick (died 4/26/02) married Jo Ellen Cureton and had two sons, My dad married Dorothy Ann Bushfield and had a daughter (me) and two sons.