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The Carthage Republican
Carthage, Illinois
January 17, 1906
Page 5
Column 6

Death of Mrs. Chas. Boston

Mrs. Chas. Boston died suddenly of heart trouble at her home in this city, Jan. 13, 1906.

Martha Astoria Shipman was born south of Ft. Green, Sept. 25, 1878. At the age of six she moved with her parents Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Shipman to Lincoln, Nebraska, when at the age of 15 she became a member of the Christian church. Since her residence in this city she has been a member of the Presbyterian Sunday school. She was married on Jan. 19, 1900, to Chas. T. Boston who with three little children survive her. Also the father, mother, three brothers and one sister. All of whom have the sympathy of the entire community.

Funeral was held from the Presbyterian church Tuesday afternoon at 2 o'clock, Rev. Mr. Love of Ft. Green officiating. Burial at Moss Ridge.

The Carthage Republican
Carthage, Illinois
January 22, 1936
Page 2
Column 5


Mrs. Charles Boston died suddenly Jan. 13 of heart trouble at her home here, aged 28. She was Martha A. Shipman, born near Fountain Green. Her husband and three small children survived.

The Carthage Republican
Carthage, Illinois
January 16, 1946


Mrs. Martha Boston died suddenly at her home here January 13, aged 28. She was born near Fountain Green, her parents being Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Shipman, and was married in 1900 to Charles Boston, by whom she had three children. Rev. Mr. Love conducted funeral services at the Presbyterian church here and interment was in Moss Ridge.

Hancock County Journal
( and the Carthage Republican )
Carthage, Illinois
March 3, 1955
Page 3
Column 7

Rites for Mrs. Martha
Burns Held Tuesday

Funeral services for Mrs. Martha Ellen Burns, 82, life-long Carthage resident, were held Tuesday afternoon in the First Christian church of Carthage. Rev. Leland R. Beck officiated and burial was in Moss Ridge cemetery.

Dr. M. H. Corbridge, accompanied by Mrs. Lowell Smith, sang “The Old Rugged Cross” and “The Lord’s Prayer.”

Pallbearers were: Raymond Boston, LeRoy Boston, Willard Davis, Herman Boston, Fred Wright and Harley Dean.

Mrs. Burns died Saturday night in Memorial hospital after a six-month’s illness. The daughter of William and Nancy Bryant Boston, she was born Sept. 24, 1872, south of Carthage. She married James J. Burns on Feb. 20, 1911 at Keokuk. They purchased a home at 428 South Washington street, where she had lived since. Mr. Burns died Nov. 22, 1948.

She was a member of the Carthage Christian church for 64 years.

Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Fern Langley of Dodge City, Kans.; three sons, James Burns of Moline, Joe and Walton of Carthage; a sister, Mrs. Jessie Davis of Carthage; three brothers, Marvin of Carthage, Ray of Niota, and Charles of Keokuk; eight grandchildren and four great grandchildren.

Her parents, a daughter, Esther, a son, Waldo Bagley, by a former marriage, a brother, Joe Boston and a sister, Mrs. Minnie Edgecomb are deceased.

Hancock County Historical Society
Carthage, Illinois

Siegfried II
Page 21


Carthage, Ill., Feb. 28. --- Mrs. Martha Ella Burns died at 11:30 Saturday night in Memorial hospital. She was the widow of James J. Burns and had lived in Carthage since her marriage in Keokuk Feb. 2, 1916.

The daughter of William and Nancy Bryant Boston, Mrs. Burns was born Sept. 24, 1872, in Carthage township. She has been a member of the Carthage Christian church for 64 years.

Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Fern Langley of Dodge City, Kas.; three sons, James of Moline and Joe and Walton, both of Carthage; three brothers, Marvin Boston of Carthage, Ray Boston of Niota (rest of article missing).

The Carthage Republican
Carthage, Illinois
November 17, 1937
Page 1
Column 4

Death of Mrs. Mary Boston of Harmony Township, Nov. 14th

Mrs. Mary Elizabeth Boston, widow of George W. Boston, died of heart trouble, at her home in Harmony township Sunday, Nov. 14, at 5 o'clock, aged nearly 92 years. Mrs. Boston has been quite ill for three health was still able to be about the weeks, but on Thursday, Nov. 11, came to the table to enjoy a family dinner at which Mr. and Mrs. Samuel Boston and Mr. and Mrs. Blake Robertson were present.

Mary Elizabeth Downey was born June 2, 1847, in Dayton, Ohio. Her marriage to G. W. Boston took place Dec. 30, 1866, in the home in which she died. Mr. Boston passed away in 1910. Surviving are a son, Samuel, and a grandson, Blake Robertson, whose mother, Mrs. Kate Robertson, died three months ago. Mrs. Boston was a life-long member of the Christian church. She was a woman of splendid personality, a devoted homemaker and a great lover of flowers, her garden forming one of the special interests of her life.

Funeral services were held Tuesday afternoon, Nov. 16, at 2 o'clock in the family home, Rev. Fred Nichols officiating. Mrs. Earl Calhoun and Mrs. Lou Egbers sang "Rock of Ages" and "Jesus, Lover of My Soul." Interment was in Moss Ridge cemetery.

The Carthage Republican
Carthage, Illinois
October 13, 1943
Page 8
Column 2


Mary Ida Yetter, daughter of Simon B. and Frances Ann (Heffner) Yetter was born October 16, 1861, in Abernathey Mills, Indiana, the oldest of eight children.

Her early life and school days were spent near this home in Indiana, later living in Crawfordsville, Frankfort, and Veedersburg, Indiana. In 1886 she came to Illinois and resided on a farm near Fountain Green.

She was married September 4 to Joseph H. Boston and they made their home on a farm near Carthage. To this union were born three children: Mrs. Myrtle Adena Boyles, of Canton, Mo.; Mrs. Orpha Frances Montgomery of Carthage, and Orville H. who passed away in infancy.

She joined the Presbyterian church in Carthage and was a faithful member until her health failed several years ago. Mrs. Boston departed this life on Wednesday, October 6, at 5:20 p.m. at her home in Carthage.

Surviving are the husband and two daughters, also one brother, Albert Elroy Yetter, and the following grandchildren: Edna Esther Benner, Carthage; Sergeant Thomas Montgomery, Danville, Ky.; Mrs. Mary E. James, Monterey, Calif.; Miss Edith Montgomery, Omaha, Neb.; Mrs. Helen Barclay, Miss Ruth Montgomery, Joseph Montgomery and Archie Montgomery, all of Carthage. Also the following great-grandchildren: Mary Frances Benner and Frances Ann Barclay of Carthage; and Mary Elizabeth James, of Monterey, Calif.

Services were held Saturday, Oct. 9, at 3:30 p.m. at The Elms, the Rev. Owen W. Wilson, officiating. Mrs. Myron Noonan sang "Abide With me" and "Rock of Ages", accompanied by Catharine Pennock.

Pall bearers were: J. Arthur Baird, Ted Hardy, Edward Hackett, Charlie Wear, Glenn Coburn, Arlo Kunkel, and interement was in Moss Ridge cemetery.

The Carthage Republican
Carthage, Illinois
January 7, 1942
Page 2
Column 1



Mrs. Charles W. Boston
Succumbs After Long

Quietly and peacefully as she had lived, the spirit of Mrs. Chas. W. Boston took its flight to enter into Life Eternal with the Saviour whom she loved, and the dear ones who had gone on before. On the last day of the old year, Wednesday, December 31, 1941, as the sun was setting, she closed here eyes to open them in Paradise.

Mary Rowena Yetter, daughter of William and Mary Long Yetter was born at the family home near Webster, Illinois, August 22, 1864. Her father was a soldier in the Civil War. She received her education in the rural school near her home.

On June 26, 1884, she was married to Charles Walker Boston, a prosperous young farmer, and they went to housekeeping on the old Boston homestead five miles southeast of Carthage, where they spent the remainder of their lives.

To this union seven children were born, Ava May, wife of Dave Kimbrough, passed away September 2, 1906. Charles Gaylord, Goldie, wife Olof Dickinson, Lula, wife of Don White and Ernest David all living near the old home and Fern, wife of Lester Frazee of Keokuk, Iowa. Myrna, the youngest child, passed away December 15, 1928.

On August 22, 1934, Mr. and Mrs. Boston celebrated their Golden Wedding anniversary. This was a very happy occasion for a couple which had been very happy together for fifty years.

On June 30, 1936, Mr. Boston passed away, and Mrs. Boston never recovered from her grief at this parting. The daughter Goldie, and family moved to the mothers home to care for her and have been her devoted companions.

Besides her children and their families Mrs. Boston is survived by one sister, Kathryn, widow of Dan Dunsworth, and one brother, Eugene L. Yetter. A sister, Hortense, wife of Wm. Dye, and a sister, Susie, wife of Sylvester Boston, two brothers, William and David, preceded her in death; also an infant brother, Louis, and sister, Etta. Her parents entered the better world many years ago.

The following grandchildren survive: Ruth Boston Hardesty of Chicago; Wayne Boston, of Carthage; Raymond White, of California; Leola White Shelor, of Plymouth; Glen Dickinson, in army service at Fort Monmouth, New Jersey; Robert Frazee, of Keokuk, Iowa; Marjorie Boston Dickinson, Norma and Geraldine Boston, Carthage.

The great grandchildren are Jimmy David and Joyce Hardesty, Gary and Judith White, Wayne and Sharon Shelor, and Judith Marie Dickinson.

For years Sunday school services were held at East Union schoolhouse, near the Boston home, and it was there that the family attended. Later during church service there, Mr. and Mrs. Boston were converted, and became members of the Carthage Baptist church, always living true to its teachings.

Mrs. Boston was an unusual woman — a Christian woman in all that the word implies. Free from criticism of others, she lived her life in her own quiet, helpful way, an example to all about her. Little she realized what an influence her life had on so many people, her family, friends, and community. People felt that a visit with her brought out the best within them, and left a benediction upon their lives.

Her home-life was ideal. Never a more devoted wife and mother. This affection was returned by all the children and the homecomings of them and their families were the mother's greatest joy.

Mrs. Boston was a member of the Friday Country Club in her own community, and was always interested in everything for the betterment of the community.

She was a faithful member of her church, a loyal friend, and is real neighbor. The following poem tells the story of her life:

In Her Remembrance

They say that she whom we have

loved is dead,
But in our hearts she lives, and we,
Who miss her kindly face and gentle

May know her still in memory.

The dearest spot on earth to her was

Her husband first, then children dear;
Her household aids gave service will-

And knew her word of praise sincere.

Within her church she found a second

And in her one accustomed place
Through long, long years she offered

up her prayers,
With loved ones, on the throne of


A woman of the type the psalmist

Within her world she led the way
With stateliness and gracious, gentle

And when she spoke none said her


And one who loved her knew her

kindly heart.
That felt before 'twas told the need,
With kindly pretense making it

Her pleasure in the loving deed.
Then who shall say that she we loved

is dead?

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