MRS. W. W. BOGGESS VERY ILL
The Daily Telegram., July 10, 1903
Mrs. W. W. Boggess lies dangerously ill at her home on Mechanic Street. She has been sick for the past several months with a complication of diseases. The past day or so she grew worse and her family is in a state of anxiety regarding her condition.
LONG AND USEFUL LIFE
The Daily Telegram., July 13, 1903
The Clarksburg Telegram., July 17, 1903
COME TO AN END IN THE DEATH OF MRS. SARAH LOWE BOGGESS OCCURRING SUNDAY EVENING.
AGED INVALID’S SUFFERINGS END AFTER A LONG ILLNESS AT THE AGE OF SIXTY SEVEN YEARS.
Death Removes Respected Native of Harrison County to Sorrow of Many Friends.–Funeral Takes Place Tuesday Afternoon From Late Residence.
The Angel of Death has entered a home in this city and removed from this earthly sphere one of the most estimable women of the community, an aged, esteemed and respected lady, a pioneer resident of Harrison County.
After a long illness with stomach trouble and a complication of diseases, Mrs. Sarah Lowe Boggess, wife of W. W. Boggess, died at her home on Mechanic Street Sunday afternoon at 4:30 o’clock. Mrs. Boggess has been an invalid for 3 years and the past three months she has been confined to her bed. For the past week she had been in very low health, was not altogether unexpected, comes as a sad blow to the family and caused sorrow and gloom to fall on the hearts of many people in this city and county who knew her.
Mrs. Boggess was a patient sufferer. She passed into that eternal sleep which knows no mortal awakening, peacefully and calmly, and a long and useful life was ended. She was in the sixty-seventh year of her age.
The deceased was a kind and noble woman.
Her goodness endeared her to many hearts in the community in which she has so long resided. She was a fervent and conscientious Christian and was a member of the Methodist Episcopal Church.
Sarah Lowe Boggess was born in Lumberport, Harrison County, February 2, 1836. She was the daughter of Benjamin and Catherin Harbert, prominent residents of the county. In June, 1858, she was united in marriage to Mr. W. W. Boggess. Shortly after their marriage, Mr. and Mrs. Boggess moved to Clarksburg, anf for the past thirty years or so, have resided, continuously in the city.
To this union were born two children, namely, J. T. Boggess and Mrs. John Cromwell. Besides her husband, the deceased is survived by the two children; two brothers, C. N. Harbert and Elmer Harbert, of Lumberport; two sisters, Mrs. Rebecca Hildreth, of Wyatt, this county, and Mrs. Abbey Harbert, of Joetown, Marion County; and five grandchildren. Misses Gertrude, Bessie Ruth and Master Clyde Boggess, children of Mr. and Mrs. J. T. Boggess and Mrs. G. M. West, daughter of Mrs. Cromwell.
The funeral will be held Tuesday afternoon at two o’clock from the late residence on Mechanic Street. The services will be conducted by Rev. S. K. Arbuthnot, Pastor of Goff M. E. Church, assisted by Rev. H. G. Richardson, pastor of the Central Presbyterian Church. The interment will be made in the I. O. O. F. Cemetery.
The pall bearers are Messrs. W. P. Holden, Thomas Tinsman, P. M. Boggess, M. G. Sperry, A. M. T. Cunningham and Fred Delbridge.
About People Coming and Going
The Daily Telegram., July 14, 1903
Mrs. Lee Towles and Mrs. Wiliam Nicholson, of Fairmont, and Mrs. Lee Boggess, of Lumberport, and Mrs. M. F. Tetrick, of Cairo, are here and attended the funeral of Mrs. Sarah Lowe Boggess.
The Clarksburg Telegram., October 16, 1903
Nettie Nicholson has qualified as executrix of the estate of Sarah Boggess, deceased, without bond.