Tarleton Railey Boggess was born August 20, 1894 in Kansas City, Jackson County, Missouri. He was the fourth of nine children born to Earle Montrose Boggess and Hattie A. Gaugh.
Tarleton attended the University of Missouri-Columbia and was a member of the Kansas City Club and the Pi Kappa Alpha Fraternity. There are two photos of Tarleton included in the university’s 1913 and 1914 yearbooks.
In 1917, Tarleton was living in Excelsior Springs, Clay County, Missouri. He was working as a bookkeeper for the Chicago Lumber Company, the same company where his father worked. In 1920, Tarleton was working as a clerk at a lumber yard in Ponca City, Kay County, Oklahoma. He was single at that time.
In 1952, Tarleton is found in the “Polk’s Ponca City Directory.” He is listed as the Commissioner of Public Property for the city.
Tarleton Railey Boggess died in September 1970 at the age of 76. He died in Ponca City, Kay County, Oklahoma.
Notes for Tarleton Railey Boggess
Birth: Year: 1900; Census Place: Excelsior Springs Ward 2, Clay, Missouri; Roll: T623 849; Page: 7A; Enumeration District: 17.
Yearbooks: Ancestry.com. U.S. School Yearbooks [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2010. Original data: Various school yearbooks from across the United States.
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: http://exsmo.com/museum/books/directories/1917/business_1917.txt. Accessed on 3 August 2007.
Residence in 1952: Ancestry.com, U.S. City Directories, Polk’s Ponca City (Kay County, Oklahoma) Directory, 1952, pg. 31
Residence & Occupation in 1920: Source Citation: Year: 1920; Census Place: Ponca Ward 3, Kay, Oklahoma; Roll: T625_1466; Page: 1B; Enumeration District: 129; Image: 687. Source Information:
Ancestry.com. 1920 United States Federal Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2010. Images reproduced by FamilySearch.
Death: Source Citation: Number: 442-09-2845; Issue State: Oklahoma; Issue Date: Before 1951. Source Information: Ancestry.com. Social Security Death Index [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2011. Original data: Social Security Administration. Social Security Death Index, Master File. Social Security Administration.