The Carthage Republican
May 1, 1946
Columns 3 & 4
The marriage of Miss Burletta Virtue and Marvin Boston took place in the home of the officiating clergyman, Rev. J. W. Porter Sunday afternoon, May 10 at 4 o'clock, a few relatives only witnessing the ceremony. Following the wedding Mr. and Mrs. Boston were entertained at dinner by Mr. and Mrs. Fred Wright. Mr. Boston was employed by the Davis-Cleaver Produce Company and had his home on Head street newly decorated for his bride. Miss Virtue had lived in Carthage sixteen years and was very much liked in church and community.
The Carthage Republican
January 21, 1874
On Wednesday morning, Jan. 14th inst., Mrs. MINERVA A. KIMBROUGH, wife of Thomas J. Kimbrough, of this city, aged 49 years and six days.
The deceased was born in Anderson county, Ky. Her maiden name was Boston. With her family she moved to Hancock county in 1836 and was married to Mr. Kimbrough in 1840. The fruits of the marriage were thirteen children, seven of whom are now living.
Mrs. Kimbrough was a representative type of the pioneer woman. She was industrious, painstaking, religiously conscientious in all her undertakings, very kind-hearted, and one of the best neighbors that ever lived. The calls of sorrow and distress never fell unheeded on her ears but she was always found first and longest at the bedside of suffering and death. She was a member of the Old School Baptist Church, a sincere believer in its faith, and a practical and consistent Christian. Mrs. Kimbrough leaves a large circle of relatives to mourn her loss. The surviving members of her family have the heartfelt sympathies of the community.
Minerva is buried in the Old Brick Church cemetery located in Carthage Township, Hancock County, Illinois.
Hancock County Journal
September 15, 1966
Mrs. Musa P. Boston
Funeral services for Mrs. Musa P. Boston of Carthage were held at two o’clock Thursday, Sept 8, at the Fecht Funeral home, Carthage. The Rev. James E. Piper officiated and burial was in Moss Ridge cemetery.
Organist was Mrs. Kenneth Cutler and she sang, “Safe In The Arms of Jesus.” and “What A Friend We Have In Jesus.” Pallbearers were Richard Belshaw, Glen Dickinson, Melvin Smith, Raymond Ancelet, William Fecht and Harvey Hitz.
Several nieces and nephews survive.
She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, two sisters, Minnie J. Davis of Carthage and Josie E. Strong of Carthage and two brothers, Miner C. Porter and Merrill D. Porter.
Mrs. Boston was born July 13, 1873 in St. Mary Twp., Hancock County, the daughter of Edmond Guin Porter and Sarah Frances Mosley. On July 30, 1893 at the Porter Home she was married to Samuel H. Boston.
She was a member of the Christian Church.
Hancock County Historical Society
Final Rites For St. Marys Township Native
Final rites were held Thursday afternoon at 2, Sept. 8, for Mrs. Musa P. Boston, 93, of near Carthage at the Fecht Funeral home there. She passed away Tuesday morning, Sept. 6, 1966 at 7:30 in Memorial hospital. The Rev. James Piper of the Carthage Christian church officiated in the services. Burial was in Moss Ridge cemetery.
Mrs. Boston was born in St. Marys township July 13, 1873, a daughter of Edmond Guin and Sarah Frances Mosley Porter. Her marriage took place in St. Marys township July 30, 1893. Her husband died Nov. 30, 1954. She was a member of the Carthage Christian church.
Surviving are nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by two sisters and two brothers.
The Carthage Republican
November 28, 1917
Mr. and Mrs. William H. Boston
Mr. and Mrs. William H. Boston of this city celebrated their golden wedding anniversary Saturday, Nov. 24th, very quietly at their home. On account of the illness of the father only a few of their children and friends were entertained.
William Hickman Boston was born in Illinois in Carthage township, Dec. 4, 1843, living here all of his life with the exception of about one year in the civil war and five years out west.
In 1862 he enlisted in the 118th Reg. Ill. Inf., for three years, but only served about one year on account of disability. He crossed the plains in 1864 and was just five months crossing.
Nancy Elizabeth Bryant was born Nov. 22, 1845 in Virginia, Jacksonville, Floyd county, and came west when she was 9 years old, remaining here with the exception of one year which was spent in Missouri.
Mr. and Mrs. Boston were united in marriage Nov. 24, 1867, and to this union was born ten children, three gone to the great beyond and seven survive, namely: Marvin Edward, Joseph Hickman, Charles Thomas and Ray Harold living at home, also Mrs. Ella Burns, Mrs. Minnie Edgecomb and Mrs. Clark Davis, all of whom live in this city. They also have twenty-two grandchildren and four great grandchildren.
They received some presents and several congratulatory cards.
Mr. and Mrs. Boston are among our respected citizens. They have lived their lives quietly following the path of duty with the best intentions and with quiet industry. May they live many years to enjoy the devotion of their children.
The Carthage Republican
December 17, 1930
NANCY E. BOSTON
Mrs. Nancy Boston passed away at her home in this city, Friday, Dec. 12, 1930 at 1:30 a.m., aged 85 years and 20 days, after a long decline in health.
Nancy Elizabeth Bryant, daughter of Peter and Nancy1 Bryant, was born Nov. 22, 1845, in Jacksonville, Floyd county, Virginia. She came with her parents to Illinois when nine years of age, remaining here all her life, with the exception of one year which was spent in Missouri.
She became a member of the Primitive Baptist church in May, 1887, and remained a faithful member through the years, attending every service until failing health compelled her to give up active service.
She was married to Wm. H. Boston Nov. 24, 1867, and together they built up their home, living in Carthagefor many years. Mr. Boston enlisted in the army in the 118th Reg. Ill. Inf., serving only one year and being discharged on account of disability. He crossed the plains in 1864 and was five months crossing. Mr. Boston departed this life several years ago, and Mrs. Boston kept her home alone, giving comfort and cheer to all who came within its circle, and was cared for in her declining years by her devoted family.
To Mr. and Mrs. Boston were born ten children, four of whom have preceded her in death. Surviving are: Marvin E., Joseph H., Charles T., Ray H., Mrs. Ella Burns and Mrs. Clark Davis, all living in and near this city. There also survive twenty-nine grandchildren and twenty-one great grandchildren; two sisters, Mrs. Martha Harbur of near Arbela, Mo., and Mrs. Minnie Kigar, of near Bible Grove, Mo., and many other relatives and friends. One son, Joseph H. Boston, is ill at his home here and was unable to attend his mother's funeral services.
Mr. and Mrs. Boston celebrated their golden wedding anniversary on Nov. 24, 1917, quietly at their home in Carthage, Mr. Boston's illness at that time causing them to entertain only a few of their relatives and friends.
Mrs. Boston was one of our respected citizens, and came of a fine pioneer family, being a second cousin of Gen. R. Lee2. She lived her life quietly and followed the path of duty with the best of intentions and with quiet industry.
This dear mother will be sadly missed by all her children, especially by her daughter, Mrs. Jessie Davis, who has been her mother's constant companion for the past two years. Her eldest son, Marvin E. Boston, was his mother's devoted nurse in her last illness, which was of some five weeks duration, she calling to him for every attention and passing to her eternal rest in his arms.
Funeral services were held in the Christian church, conducted by her pastor, Elder C. E. Webb, of Bentley, assisted by Rev. H. C. Reichel, pastor of the Christian church. Casket bearers were her six young grandsons. Many relatives and a multitude of kind friends attended the services.
God took the sunshine from the skies,
And made the lovelight in your eyes;
From honeyed flowers he took the dew
And made your tears, unselfish, true;
Upon a rock your faith he built,
With angels' prayers your breath he filled,
And with his love made yours divine,
But best of all, he made you mine.
CARD OF THANKS.
We desire to thank our many friends for their acts of kindness during the illness and death of our mother. Also for the beautiful floral offerings.