Saturday, March 21, 2015

Lilly Petra Sophie Frederiksen (1899-1941)

Lilly Petra Sophie Frederiksen was born on April 1, 1899 in Copenhagen, Denmark.  She was the daughter of Ignatz Frederiksen.

On February 25, 1922, Lilly arrived in New York City, having departed from Copenhagen, Denmark on the ship United States.  Her final destination was the home of family friends, Martin and Clarice Bahnsen, 3829 Virginia Avenue, Kansas City, Jackson County, Missouri.  According to the ship’s manifest, Lilly’s father was living at Stockholmsgade 25, Copenhagen, Denmark.  Lilly was described as 5’4” tall, having dark hair and dark grey eyes.

Lilly married Montrose Mortimer Boggess, a divorced gentleman with two children.  They were wed on December 22, 1923 in Kansas City, Missouri.  Montrose was born on May 7, 1888 in Kansas City, Jackson County, Missouri, the son of Earle Montrose Boggess and Hattie A.Gaugh

Lilly gained naturalization on April 20, 1926.  At that time, she and Montrose were living at 3418 Gillham Road in Kansas City, Jackson County, Missouri. 

Montrose and Lilly appear on a ship manifest in 1928.  They were on the ship Alaunia, which sailed from Southampton, England on August 25th, to Canada, reaching the shores of Quebec on September 2nd.   

In 1930, Montrose and Lilly owned a home at 5009 Grand Avenue in Kansas City.  He was employed as an engineer for the electric company, and was doing fairly well, as their home was valued at $20,000.  Montrose’s two children from his first marriage were living with them at that time.

Lilly Petra Sophie Frederiksen Boggess died on January 1, 1941, after suffering from breast cancer for six years.  She and Montrose had been living at 6411 Jefferson Street, Kansas City, Missouri.  She was buried on January 3, 1941 at the Forest Hill Cemetery in Kansas City.  She was 40 years old at her death.         

Notes for Lilly Frederiksen
Birth and Death:  Missouri Secretary of State, Archives and Records,, accessed on 2 August 2007, Death Certificate #1055 for Lilly F. Boggess
Immigration to US:  Year: 1922; Arrival: New York, New York; Microfilm Serial: T715, 1897-1957; Microfilm Roll: Roll 3084; Line: 3; Page Number: 136. New York, Passenger Lists, 1820-1957 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Operations, Inc., 2010.
Marriage:  Jackson County, Missouri, Department of Records, Public Access Website, accessed 2 August 2007, marriage certificate #1923A0011092
Naturalization: Missouri, Western District Naturalization Index, 1848-1990 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Operations, Inc., 2012.
Travel: Border Crossings: From Canada to U.S., 1895-1956 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 2007.  Alaunia ship manifest, sailing from Southampton, England to Quebec, Canada in September 1928.
1930 US Census:  Year: 1930; Census Place: Kansas City, Jackson, Missouri; Roll: 1197; Page: 36A; Enumeration District:0114; Image: 200.0; FHL microfilm:  1930 United States Federal Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Operations Inc, 2002.
1940 US Census:  Year: 1940; Census Place: Kansas City, Jackson, Missouri; Roll: T627_2172; Page: 6B; Enumeration 1940 United States Federal Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Operations, Inc., 2012.

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