PROMINENT CITIZEN IS DEAD
The Clarksburg Telegram., March 24, 1905
William W. Boggess died suddenly at his home on Mechanic Street at 6:20 o’clock Sunday evening from inflammation of the stomach.
Mr. Boggess had been ailing a year or more and last Tuesday fell on the street, since which he had been ailing very much, but seemed to be improving and did not take a turn for the worse until a short while before dissolution came.
The funeral will be conducted at 2:30 o’clock Tuesday afternoon from his late residence by Revs. H. G. Richardson, S. K. Arbuthnot and the interment will be in the Odd Fellows’ Cemetery.
Mr. Boggess was born near Lumberport in 1826 and was a son of George W. Boggess. In early life he engaged in farming and lumbering and was assessor for the lower district of Harrison County for ten years from 1870, at which time he was first elected to that office, and he served as such with eminent proficiency.
The deceased became a citizen of Clarksburg about thirty one years ago and since resided here. His wife was Sarah L. Harbert, daughter of Benjamin W. Harbert. She died about two years ago at an advanced age.
Born to them were four children, Two of whom survive. The surviving children are J. T. Boggess and Mrs. Bell Cromwell, both of this city. The dead are Benjamin and Gertrude Boggess.
The past several years Mr. Boggess conducted a boarding house, which was largely patronized. He was one of the most widely know citizens of the county, having come in contact with a great many people in his business and public life. He was of a genial disposition and easily made and kept friends.
The bereft son and daughter and other relatives have the sympathy of the entire community in the loss of Mr. Boggess and hosts of friends will miss him.