CARTHAGE EVENING PRESS
Carthage, Mo, Saturday, June 29, 1918
(Copy from Carthage Public Library
transcribed by William Boggess, 03/05/06)
MRS. SARAH BOGGESS DIES
OF CITY'S MAYOR WAS 82 YEARS OLD
Following Services Tomorrow
Evening Body Will Be Taken To Bristol, WV for Burial
Mrs. Sarah E Boggess, 82 years old,
died at midnight last night at her home, 412 East Third Street. Death was
rheumation and complications of other diseases, incident to old age. She had been in poor health for eight months and had been
bedridden the last six weeks. All her children and a number of other relatives were at the beside when Mrs Boggess passed away.
Miss Sarah E (Elizabeth) Wood was born December 9, 1835, near Winchester, Va. When a girl in her teens, she moved with her
parents to West Virginia, settling near Bristol. For a number of years of years she was a very successful school teacher in that region.
On September 18, 1873, she was married to Samuel Boggess at Salem, WV. Mr Boggess died in February, 1888. In September 1888,
Mrs. Boggess, together with her children, came to Carthage to live and she always had resided here since that time.
Mrs. Boggess was a member of the First M.E. Church and was a devout Christian woman. She was of a very lovable disposition and
she had hosts of friends. She retained all her faculties until the end. Up until the last few months she had always taken a great interest in
the word news and was interested in the progress of events.
Those who survive are the three sons, S. C. Boggess, Mayor of Carthage: Rev Thomas H. Boggess, of Kansas City, and Hale M. Boggess of
this city. Two brothers, George B. Wood, of this city; Robert A. Wood, of Dallas, Texas; and one sister, Mrs Henriette J. Jarvis, of
Claremore, Okla, also survive.
Funeral services will be held at the home of S C Boggess at 6:30 o'clock tomorrow evening. Mr. and Mrs. S. C. Boggess and daughter, Elizabeth
[sc, Edith] will leave at 10 o'clock tomorrow night for Bristol, WV , where the last rites will take place Wednesday afternoon. Burial will be in
Point Pleasant cemetery near Bristol. The husband and many relatives of Mrs. Boggess are buried in the family lot at that cemetery.
Boggess Wood Website: By Bill Boggess
Sarah Boggess Wood Biography