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Date: Thursday, 28 April 2016, at 3:12 p.m.

The Carthage Republican
Carthage, Illinois
December 18, 1940
Page 4



Mrs. Nancy Boston passed away at her home here Dec. 12, aged 85 years. She was the mother of ten children, six of whom survived.

1) Nancy Bryant is wrong. Lucretia Bryant (nee Wright) is correct.

2) Nancy Elizabeth Bryant Boston is not related to the Lee family.

The Carthage Republican
Carthage, Illinois
February 19, 1913
Page 4
Column 4

Miss Orpha Boston and Mr. Edd Montgomery were united in marriage at the home of the bride's parents, Mr. and Mrs. Jos. Boston, of this city, Wednesday evening of last week, Rev. M. L. O'Harra officiating. The young couple departed Saturday for Wayland, Mo., near which place they will go to house keeping on a farm. The groom is from St. Louis.

The Carthage Republican
Carthage, Illinois
March 10, 1920
Page 1
Column 5


Miss Viola Myers of Webster and Ray H. Boston were united in marriage Wednesday, Feb. 24, at Memphis, Mo., the pastor of the Christian church of that city officiating. The ceremony took place at the parsonage and was witnessed by Ray's brother and wife, Mr. and Mrs. Chas. T. Boston, who reside near that city.

The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Alfred Myers and is a most excellent young lady. The groom is the son of Mrs. Wm. Boston, of this city, and attends to the express for J. L. Paris Transfer Co., and is a worthy young man, industrious and honest.

We extend congratulations and best wishes.

Hancock County Journal-Pilot
Carthage, Illinois
September 4, 1985
Page 5
Column 4


Ray H. Boston, 94, Carthage, died Sunday afternoon in Memorial Hospital in Carthage.

He was born Jan. 3, 1891, near Carthage, a son of William H. and Nancy E. Bryant Boston. He married Viola Myers Feb.25, 1920, in Memphis, Mo.

He farmed in the Adrian and Powellton areas until his retirement in 1982, was a veteran of World War I and a member of Phillip Hartzell American Legion Post and the First United Methodist Church of Carthage.

Surviving are four daughters, Mrs. Marvin (Bettie) Merritt of Carthage, Margie Boston of Rolla, Mo., Mrs. David (Shirley) Gnann of Nauvoo and Jean Morris of Winston-Salem, N.C.; two sons, Raymond of Carthage and Larry of Livermore, Calif.; 17 grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.

He was preceded in death by three brothers, six sisters and one great-grandchild.

Services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday in Leathem Funeral Home in Carthage. Burial will be in Moss Ridge Cemetery. Friends may call until the hour of services.

A memorial his been established for the Hancock County Nursing Home activities fund.

Hancock County Journal
(and the Carthage Republican)
Carthage, Illinois
December 2, 1954
Page 7
Columns 1 & 2

Rites for Sam Boston To Be Held Today

Funeral services for Samuel H. Boston, 84, of Carthage, route 1, will be held today at 2 p.m. at the Fecht funeral home. Rev. Leland R. Beck will conduct the services and interment will be in Moss Ridge cemetery. Mrs. Lowell Smith will play organ music.

Pallbearers will be Donald Belshaw, Richard Belshaw, Harvey Hitz, Melvin Smith, O. B. Dickinson and William Fecht.

Samuel H. Boston, only son of George W. and Mary Elizabeth Downey Boston, was born Jan. 10, 1870, in Harmony township on the old Boston homestead near where he resided at the time of his death. He died Tuesday noon in Memorial hospital after a 10-day illness.

He married Miss Musa Porter, second daughter of Guin and Sarah Mosley Porter on July 30, 1893. Following their marriage they built their home on a part of the Boston homestead which he purchased and have resided there since then. He followed the farming profession until failing health forced him to retire, but still kept livestock.

He was an active member of the First Christian church of Carthage for many years, serving as a member of the official board.

Surviving are his widow and a host of friends. His parents, two brothers and a sister are deceased.

Hancock County Historical Society
Carthage, Illinois
Obit 3
Page 1

(By Rev. T. E. Newland.)

Sarah J. Dale was born Aug. 1, 1828, in Salvisa, Mercer County, Kentucky, and departed this life Jan. 7, 1909, being at the time of her decease 80 years, 5 months and 6 days old.

With her parents she moved to this county in 1836 and has resided here ever since. On Feb. 12, 1847, she was joined in marriage to Reuben J. Boston. To this union were born fourteen children, two dying in infancy and three, Martha J. Lewis, Louis L., and Richard have since died. Her husband died at the new residence in the southeast part of our city Oct. 24, 1893.

She leaves nine children; Mahala F. Austin, of Carthage; George H. Boston, of Stratton, Neb.; Mary M. David, of Huntley, Neb.; John W. Boston, of Hartland, Wash.; S. C. Boston, of Walla Walla, Wash.; and Chas. W. Boston, Clara B. Newberry, Ella McVey, and Amanda J. Wright, of this vicinity. These together with forty-three grand children and twenty-four great grand children are bereft indeed of one who was mother to them all. Two sisters, Mrs. Mary E. Powell of Collinsville, Ill., and Mrs. Belle Holmes, of Sanger, Cal., with one brother, George W. Dale, of the last named city, yet remain of her father's family.

Honest old George Herbert once said: "One good mother is worth a hundred school msters. In the home she is a loadstone to all hearts and a loadstr to all eyes."

Pre-eminently life and work has bene the service and sacrifice of a mother. John Randoph used to say: "I should have been an athiest if it had not been for one recollection and that was the memory of the time when my mother used to take my little hand in hers and cause me on my knees to say, "Our Father, who art in heaven."

Mother Boston united with the Methodist Episcopal church in 1864, and had been a faithful member. She dearly loved the church and Sunday school and as long as she was able to go, her place was always filled.

Generous and warm hearted she won a large circle of friends who with the loved ones mourn her departure.

We could not wish her back for I have her own written statement. "I long to be with Christ my King." "How blest the righteous when he dies.''

Hancock County Historical Society
Carthage, Illinois

Siegfried XIX
Page 146

January 1909

Mrs. Sarah J. Boston died at her home here Jan. 7, aged 80 years. She was born in Mercer county, Ky., and came to this county with her parents in 1836. In 1847 she was married to Reuben Boston and became the mother of 14 children, of whom two died in infancy and then March, Lewis, Louis and Richard in recent years. Her husband died in 1893. She was survived by nine children, Mahala Austin, George H., Mary M. David, John W., S. C., Charles, Clara Newberry, Ella McVey and Amanda Wright. Those of the fatherís family remaining were Mrs. Mary Powell, Mrs. Belle Holmes and George W. Dale. She was a long-time member of the Methodist church and faithful to every obligation.

Hancock County Historical Society
Carthage, Illinois

Lawton 1
Page 4

Viola M. Boston

CARTHAGE, Ill. --- Viola M. Boston, 85, of Carthage died at 4:15 p.m. Monday (Oct. 26, 1987) in Keokuk Area Hospital.

Mrs. Boston was born July 3, 1902, near Webster, the daughter of Alfred and Grace Marshall Myers. She married Ray H. Boston Feb. 25, 1920, in Memphis, Mo. He died Sept. 1, 1985.

Mrs. Boston attended Pleasant Valley School. She was a member of United Methodist Church in Carthage for several years. Mrs. Boston worked as a nurses aide in the Fort Madison, Iowa, and Carthage areas.

Survivors include four daughters, Mrs. Marvin (Bettie) Merritt of Carthage, Margie Boston of Rolla, Mo., Mrs. David (Shirley) Gnann of Nauvoo, and Jean Morris of Winston-Salem, N.C.; two sons, Larry Boston of Livermore, Calif., and Raymond Boston of Carthage; 17 grandchildren; 24 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; and a brother, Alman Myers of Carthage.

Also preceding her in death were three brothers, Lawrence, Dale and Levi Myers; and one great-grandchild.

Services will be conducted at 2:30 p.m. Thursday in Lamporte Funeral Home in Carthage by the Rev. Donald J. Haworth. Burial will be in Moss Ridge Cemetery in Carthage.

Visitation will be after 4 p.m. Wednesday, with family meeting friends from 7 to 9 p.m. in the funeral home.

Memorials may be made to the Montrose Health Center Activity Fund.

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