Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Ruth Boggess (1871-1948)

Ruth Boggess

Ruth Boggess was born in November 1871 in Muhlenberg County, Kentucky.  She was the seventh of eight children born to Presley M. Boggess and America D. Langley.  She was raised on the family farm in Muhlenberg.

Ruth married Joseph Herman Holberg on January 8, 1896 in Muhlenberg County, Kentucky.  He was 32 years old and she was 25 years.  Joseph was born October 21, 1864 in Macon, Noxubee County, Mississippi, the son of Joseph Ferdinand Holberg and Anna Whissler.  Although they moved around a lot, Joseph and Ruth lived mostly in Texas.  Joseph worked as a carpenter.  In 1930, he was doing carpentry work for a Hotel Supply Company in Houston, Harris County, Texas.  Joseph and Ruth were the parents of six children:

            Anton F.                     born November 14, 1895

            Robert Earle, Sr.       born October 17, 1898

            Coletta                       born in 1903

            Guion P.                    born January 22, 1906

            James Bernard         born July 23, 1910

            Louis Reid                   born in 1916

 Joseph Herman Holberg died in Houston, Harris County, Texas on September 15, 1948.  He was just a few weeks shy of his 86th birthday.  Ruth died about six weeks later.  She died on November 4, 1948 in Houston as well.  She was 77 years old.

Notes for Ruth Boggess

Birth and Parents:  International Genealogical Index, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, Family History Library, 35 N. West Temple Street, Salt Lake City, Utah 84150, www.familysearch.org.  Form submitted by a member of the LDS Church.  Search performed using PAF Insight on 30 Dec 2007

Marriage:  Dodd, Jordan, comp.. Kentucky Marriages, 1851-1900 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 2001.

Death:  Texas Death Index, 1903-2000 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 2006. Original data: Texas Department of Health. Texas Death Indexes, 1903-2000. Austin, TX, USA: Texas Department of Health, State Vital Statistics Unit.  Certificate number 47861.

Notes for Joseph Herman Holberg

Birth:  Year: 1900; Census Place: Justice Precinct 3, Orange, Texas; Roll: T623 1663; Page: 12A; Enumeration District: 59.

Occupation and Residence in 1930:  Year: 1930; Census Place: Houston, Harris, Texas; Roll: 2342; Page: 19A; Enumeration District: 28; Image: 1047.0. 

Death:  Texas Death Index, 1903-2000 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 2006.

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