Burton Z. Boughner


Grave marker of Burton Z. Boughner

The Daily Telegram., March 01, 1916 page 5

Burton Boughner, of San Antonio, Tex., is visiting his mother, Mrs. Daniel W. Boughner.


Services Will Be Held at Home of Mother, Mrs. Ada Boughner in Apartments
The Daily Telegram., March 10, 1916

Funeral services over the body of Burton Z. Boughner, aged 35 years, who died at the home of his mother, Mrs. Ada Boughner in the Warne apartments on West Pike Street at 7 o’clock Thursday evening will be held at 4 o’clock Saturday afternoon at the Boughner home. The Rev. H. J. Alsupp and the Rev. W. H. Foglesong will have charge of the services and the burial will be in the Odd Fellows Cemetery.

Stock image of Casket with Flowers

Former soldiers residing in this community propose to give Mr. Boughner a military funeral and a call has been issued for all war veterans to assemble at the Boughner home at the funeral hour.

Surviving relatives of the deceased man are his widow and a daughter, Lillian Boughner, of San Antonio, Tex.; Mrs. Ada V. Boughner, his mother; Charles P., Daniel C. and Lemuel C. Boughner, of this city, and Valle P. Boughner, of Parkersburg, brothers, and Miss Clara Louise Boughner, of this city, a sister. His father, Daniel W. Boughner, died about a year ago.

Mr. Boughner was born and reared here and has a large number of friends who were pained to hear of his death. After serving three years in the local home guards as a boy he desired to see further military life and joined the United States Army and was sent west, where he served six years. By hard work in the army he raised himself to the rank of first sergeant and was in line for a promotion when he left the army at San Antonio, Tex.

After leaving the army Mr. Boughner became associated with a large department store in San Antonio and held several important positions with that company.

He later received a position with a large chemical concern and traveled between San Antonio and San Francisco. He was working for this concern last December when he was taken ill. After several months’ illness it was seen that he could not recover and he wished to see his mother and other relatives here before he died.

Charles P. Boughner, of this city, a brother, went to San Antonio and brought him home. At the time it was feared that he would not live through the trip, but he stood it better than expected and lived two weeks after reaching home.


Funeral Given Burton Z. Boughner, Who Died on Thursday Evening.
The Sunday Telegram., March 12, 1916 First Section Page 3

Military Veteran Parade

Burton Z. Boughner, who died at the home of his mother, Mrs. Ada Boughner, in the Warne Apartments on West Pike Street Thursday evening, was buried with military honors Saturday afternoon. Interment was in the Odd Fellows’ Cemetery.

The funeral was held from the home at 4 o’clock. With Company K of the West Virginia National Guard escorting, and the First Regiment Band playing a funeral dirge, the body was taken to the cemetery. There the military salute was fired, and taps were sounded as the coffin was lowered into the grave.

The deceased man served six years in the United States Army.

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