Sunday, May 1, 2016

Sunday's Obituary - Mary M. Boggs

Mary was a sister of my Second Great Grandma Eliza.  Mary died March 28, 1930 at "the ripened age of 81 years, 6 months and 6 days".  She and Eliza lived not far from each other for most of their lives. 

"Mrs. Mary M. Boggs Dies at Home Here
Mrs. Mary M. Boggs passed away at the home of her son, Charles W. Boggs, Friday, March 28th, at the age of 81 years.
The funeral service was held Sunday afternoon at the Methodist Church in Tobias, the Rev. E. L. Cochran officiating, and a quartet composed of Mr. W. C. Smith, Mrs. H. A. Trobaugh, Mrs. Frank Bartunek, and Mr. E. A. Stetson, sang.  Miss Estella Maxson accompanied them at the piano.  The body was taken to Clatonia for interment.  A large group of friends had gathered there, and a short service was again held by the Rev. Cochran, assisted by the Rev. Shepard of Clatonia, and the choir of the Clatonia Methodist Church.
Those from out of town attending the funeral were:  Mrs. Jennie Stearn and son Lyle, Denton, Nebr.; Walter W. Boggs, Woodbine, Kas.; Mr. and Mrs. Herman Alberts and daughters Blanche and Grace, Hallam, Nebr.; Mr. and Mrs. J. S. Rickard, and son, and daughter Thelma and her two children, all of Guide Rock, Nebr.; Mrs. Carrie Kleopper and daughters Lulu and Norma, and Mrs. Nettie Steinemeyer, all of Clatonia, Nebr; and Miss Elsie Boggs, of Guide Rock., Nebr.

Mrs. Mary Boggs
March 28, 1930 marked the passing of another of the old settlers of Nebraska in the death of Mary M. Boggs at the home of her son, Charles W., in Tobias.
Mary M. Knapp was born in Ohio on September 22, 1848 and left this world for the eternal world on March 28, 1930 at the ripened age of 81 years, 6 months, and 6 days.
On October 17, 1871, she was united in marriage to John W. Boggs, and to them were born nine children, seven of whom are now living; Charles W., of Tobias; George H., of Cummingsville, Nebr.; Mrs. J. S. Rickard of Guide Rock, Nebr.; Albert J. of Grand Forks, Minn.; Walter W. of Woodbine, Kas.; Mrs. Arthur Stearn of Denton, Nebr.; and Mrs. Emma Alberts of Hallam, Nebr.  There are also twenty-seven grandchildren, and sixteen great-grandchildren.  The husband preceded her in death about twenty-seven years ago.
Mrs. Boggs was raised by German parents in the Lutheran faith, but later united with the Methodist Church.
In the year 1884 she came to Nebraska where she has since lived.  For several years she has made her home with her son, Charles, in Tobias, at which place the Messenger of Death found her.
You painted no Madonnas on chapel walls in Rome
But with a touch diviner you lived one in your home
You wrote no lofty poems that critics counted art,
But with a nobler vision you lived them in your heart
You carved no shapeless marble to some high soul design
But with a finer sculpture you shaped this soul of mine
You built no great cathedrals that centuries applaud
But with a grace exquisite your life cathedraled God
~ Thomas W. Fessenden

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