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Boat(w)right Family Genealogy in America

Generation 12


11-326. ERNEST EVERETT BOATWRIGHT (CARROLL CORRELL "BUD"12, JAMES T.11, WILLIAM THOMAS10, ANANIAS9, JACOB8, WILLIAM7, THOMAS6, JOHN5, JOHN4, JOHN3, ROBERT2, Not Yet Determined1) was born 10 Oct 1894 in Dyer County, Tennessee, and died 09 May 1968 in Dyer County, Tennessee. He married LUCY PAYNE. She was born 29 Aug 1898 in Tennessee, and died 08 Nov 1968 in Dyersburg, Dyer County, Tennessee.


Notes for ERNEST EVERETT BOATWRIGHT:

1900 Census:
Name: Ernest Boatright
Date: June 10, 1900
Home in 1900: Civil District 5, Dyer, Tennessee
Age: 5
Estimated birth year: 1895
Birthplace: Tennessee
Race: White
Relationship to head-of-house: Son
Census Place: Civil District 5, Dyer, Tennessee;
Roll: T623 1568; Page: 9B; 
Enumeration District: 18.

1910 Census:
Name: Earnest E Boatwright
Date: May 11, 1910
Age in 1910: 15
Estimated birth year: abt 1895
Birthplace: Tennessee
Home in 1910: Civil District 5, Dyer, Tennessee
Occupation: Store Clerk
Race: White
Gender: Male
Marital Status: Single
Relation to Head of House: Son
Mother's Birth Place: Tennessee
Father's Birth Place: Tennessee
Census Place: Civil District 5, Dyer, Tennessee;
Roll: T624_1497; Page: 12A; 
Enumeration District: 20; Image: 874.

World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918
Name: Erenest Everett Boatright
City: Dyersburg
County: Dyer
State: Tennessee
Birthplace: Tennessee
Birth Date: 10 Oct 1894
Race: Caucasian
Roll: 1852980
DraftBoard: 0
Height: Tall
Build: Slender
Eyes: Gray
Hair: Red

1920 Census:
Name: Earnest E Boatwright
Date: January 5, 1920
Age: 25 years
Estimated birth year: abt 1895
Birthplace: Tennessee
Race: White
Home in 1920: Civil District 5, Dyer, Tennessee
Occupation: Farmer
Sex: Male
Marital status: Single
Relation to Head of House: Son
Able to read: Yes
Able to Write: Yes
Mother's Birth Place: Tennessee
Father's Birth Place: Tennessee
Census Place: Civil District 5, Dyer, Tennessee;
Roll: T625_1738; Page: 2B; 
Enumeration District: 24; Image: 813.

1930 Census:
Name: Earnest E Boatright
Date: April 9, 1930
Home in 1930: Dyersburg, Dyer, Tennessee
Age: 33
Estimated birth year: abt 1897
Relation to head-of-house: Son
Father's Name: Carroll C
Mother's Name: Jennie E
Occupation: Insurance Agent
Census Place: Dyersburg, Dyer, Tennessee;
Roll: 2245; Page: 12A; 
Enumeration District: 4; Image: 696.0.

Social Security Death Index 
Name: Ernest Boatwright  
Last Residence: 38024  Dyersburg, Dyer, Tennessee
Born: 10 Oct 1894 
Died: May 1968 
State (Year) SSN issued: Tennessee (Before 1951) 
Burial: Fairview Cemetery, Dyersburg, Dyer County, Tennessee


Notes for LUCY PAYNE:

Burial: Fairview Cemetery, Dyersburg, Dyer County, Tennessee


11-327. BOBBIE R. BOATWRIGHT (CARROLL CORRELL "BUD"12, JAMES T.11, WILLIAM THOMAS10, ANANIAS9, JACOB8, WILLIAM7, THOMAS6, JOHN5, JOHN4, JOHN3, ROBERT2, Not Yet Determined1) was born Nov 1895 in Dyer County, Tennessee.


Notes for BOBBIE R. BOATWRIGHT:

1900 Census:
Name: Bobbie Boatright
Date: June 10, 1900
Home in 1900: Civil District 5, Dyer, Tennessee
Age: 4
Estimated birth year: 1896
Birthplace: Tennessee
Race: White
Relationship to head-of-house: Daughter
Census Place: Civil District 5, Dyer, Tennessee;
Roll: T623 1568; Page: 9B; 
Enumeration District: 18.

1910 Census:
Name: Bobbie R Boatwright
Date: May 11, 1910
Age in 1910: 14
Estimated birth year: abt 1896
Birthplace: Tennessee
Home in 1910: Civil District 5, Dyer, Tennessee
Race: White
Gender: Female
Marital Status: Single
Relation to Head of House: Daughter
Mother's Birth Place: Tennessee
Father's Birth Place: Tennessee
Census Place: Civil District 5, Dyer, Tennessee;
Roll: T624_1497; Page: 12A; 
Enumeration District: 20; Image: 874.

11-328. THELBERT EARL BOATWRIGHT (CARROLL CORRELL "BUD"12, JAMES T.11, WILLIAM THOMAS10, ANANIAS9, JACOB8, WILLIAM7, THOMAS6, JOHN5, JOHN4, JOHN3, ROBERT2, Not Yet Determined1) was born 16 Aug 1897 in Dyer County, Tennessee, and died 16 Aug 1951 in Memphis, Shelby County, Tennessee. He married LADYE WHITE, daughter of JOE EDDIE WHITE and MAGGIE BELLE McMINN. She was born 1898 in Dyersburg, Dyer County, Tennessee, and died 1976 in Dyersburg, Dyer County, Tennessee.


Notes for THELBERT EARL BOATWRIGHT:

See link for copy of death certificate.

1900 Census:
Name: Thelbert Boatright
Date: June 10, 1900
Home in 1900: Civil District 5, Dyer, Tennessee
Age: 2
Estimated birth year: 1898
Birthplace: Tennessee
Race: White
Relationship to head-of-house: Son
Census Place: Civil District 5, Dyer, Tennessee; 
Roll: T623 1568; Page: 9B; 
Enumeration District: 18.

1910 Census:
Name: Thelbert E Boatwright
Date: May 11, 1910
Age in 1910: 12
Estimated birth year: abt 1898
Birthplace: Tennessee
Home in 1910: Civil District 5, Dyer, Tennessee
Race: White
Gender: Male
Marital Status: Single
Relation to Head of House: Son
Mother's Birth Place: Tennessee
Father's Birth Place: Tennessee
Census Place: Civil District 5, Dyer, Tennessee;
Roll: T624_1497; Page: 12A; 
Enumeration District: 20; Image: 874.

World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918
Name: Thelbert Eearl Boatright
City: Newburn
County: Dyer
State: Tennessee
Birth Date: 26 Aug 1897
Race: White
Roll: 1852980
DraftBoard: 0
Height: Medium
Build: Medium
Eyes: Gray
Hair: Black

1920 Census:
Name: Thelbert Boatright
Date: February 4, 1920
Age: 22 years
Estimated birth year: abt 1898
Birthplace: Tennessee
Race: White
Home in 1920: Civil District 5, Dyer, Tennessee
Home owned: Rent
Occupation: Farmer
Sex: Male
Marital status: Married
Relation to Head of House: Head
Able to read: Yes
Able to Write: Yes
Mother's Birth Place: Tennessee
Father's Birth Place: Tennessee
Census Place: Civil District 5, Dyer, Tennessee;
Roll: T625_1738; Page: 12A; 
Enumeration District: 23; Image: 806.

1930 Census:
Name: Pat Boatright 
Date: April 7, 1930
Home in 1930: Flint, Genesee, Michigan
Age: 33 
Estimated birth year: abt 1897 
Birthplace: Tennessee 
Relation to Head of House: Head 
Spouse's name: Lady Boatright 
Occupation: Grocery Store Clerk
Race: White 
Census Place: Flint, Genesee, Michigan; 
Roll: 986; Page: 7A; 
Enumeration District: 65; Image: 185.0.

Tennessee, Death Records, 1908-1958 
Name: Telbert E Boatright 
Gender: Male 
Birth Date: 16 Aug 1899 
Birth Place: Dyersburg, Tennessee 
Age: 52 
Death Date: 16 Aug 1951 
Death Place: Memphis, Shelby, Tennessee 
Father's Name: C C Boatright 
Mother's Name: Jennie Parnell 
Certificate Number: 51-19111 
Burial: Fairview Cemetery, Dyersburg, Dyer County, Tennessee


Notes for Ladye White:

1920 Census:
Name: Lady Boatright
Date: February 4, 1920
Age: 22 years
Estimated birth year: abt 1898
Birthplace: Tennessee
Race: White
Home in 1920: Civil District 5, Dyer, Tennessee
Sex: Female
Marital status: Married
Relation to Head of House: Wife
Able to read: Yes
Able to Write: Yes
Mother's Birth Place: Tennessee
Father's Birth Place: Tennessee
Census Place: Civil District 5, Dyer, Tennessee;
Roll: T625_1738; Page: 12A; 
Enumeration District: 23; Image: 806.

1930 Census:
Name: Lady Boatright 
Date: April 7, 1930
Home in 1930: Flint, Genesee, Michigan
Age: 32 
Estimated birth year: abt 1898 
Relation to Head of House: Wife 
Spouse's name: Pat Boatright 
Occupation: Lunch counter waitress
Race: White 
Census Place: Flint, Genesee, Michigan; 
Roll: 986; Page: 7A; 
Enumeration District: 65; Image: 185.0.
Burial: Fairview Cemetery, Dyersburg, Dyer County, Tennessee


Children of THELBERT BOATWRIGHT and LADYE WHITE are:

12-87.    i. NORMAN E. BOATWRIGHT, b. 1916, Dyer County, Tennessee.

12-88.   ii. JOHN ROGER BOATWRIGHT, b. Sep 1917, Dyer County, Tennessee; 
                                     d. 14 Oct 1918, Dyer County, Tennessee.
12-89.  iii. JOE C. "JACK" BOATWRIGHT, b. 18 Jan 1919, Dyer County, Tennessee; 
                                        d. 15 Jun 1992.
12-89A.  iv. PETE BOATWRIGHT, b. 1922, Dyer County, Tennessee. 

12-90.    v. THOMAS FRANKLIN BOATWRIGHT, b. 17 Oct 1923, Dyer County, Tennessee; 
                                          d. 24 Sep 1996, Ridgely, Lake County, 
                                          Tennessee.

11-329. CARRIE E. BOATWRIGHT (CARROLL CORRELL "BUD"12, JAMES T.11, WILLIAM THOMAS10, ANANIAS9, JACOB8, WILLIAM7, THOMAS6, JOHN5, JOHN4, JOHN3, ROBERT2, Not Yet Determined1) was born Aug 1899 in Dyer County, Tennessee.


Notes for CARRIE E. BOATWRIGHT:

1900 Census:
Name: Carrie Boatright
Date: June 10, 1900
Home in 1900: Civil District 5, Dyer, Tennessee
Age: 0
Age months: 9
Estimated birth year: 1900
Birthplace: Tennessee
Race: White
Relationship to head-of-house: Daughter
Census Place: Civil District 5, Dyer, Tennessee;
Roll: T623 1568; Page: 9B; 
Enumeration District: 18.

1910 Census:
Name: Carrie E Boatwright
Date: May 11, 1910
Age in 1910: 10
Estimated birth year: abt 1900
Birthplace: Tennessee
Home in 1910: Civil District 5, Dyer, Tennessee
Race: White
Gender: Female
Relation to Head of House: Daughter
Mother's Birth Place: Tennessee
Father's Birth Place: Tennessee
Census Place: Civil District 5, Dyer, Tennessee;
Roll: T624_1497; Page: 12A; 
Enumeration District: 20; Image: 874.

1920 Census: 
Name: Carrie Boatright 
Date: January 8, 1920
Home in 1920: Memphis Ward 12, Shelby, Tennessee 
Age: 20 
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1900 
Birthplace: Tennessee 
Relation to Head of House: Boarder 
Father's Birth Place: Tennessee 
Mother's Birth Place: Tennessee 
Marital Status: Single 
Occupation: Bag Factory Seamstress
Race: White 
Sex: Female 
Able to read: Yes 
Able to Write: Yes 
Census Place: Memphis Ward 12, Shelby, Tennessee; 
Roll: T625_1763; Page: 2B; 
Enumeration District: 138; Image: 1079.

11-330. MARJORIE MAY BOATWRIGHT (CARROLL CORRELL "BUD"12, JAMES T.11, WILLIAM THOMAS10, ANANIAS9, JACOB8, WILLIAM7, THOMAS6, JOHN5, JOHN4, JOHN3, ROBERT2, Not Yet Determined1) was born 1903 in Dyer County, Tennessee.


Notes for MARJORIE MAY BOATWRIGHT:

1910 Census:
Name: Margie May Boatwright
Date: May 11, 1910
Age in 1910: 8
Estimated birth year: abt 1902
Birthplace: Tennessee
Home in 1910: Civil District 5, Dyer, Tennessee
Race: White
Gender: Female
Relation to Head of House: Daughter
Mother's Birth Place: Tennessee
Father's Birth Place: Tennessee
Census Place: Civil District 5, Dyer, Tennessee;
Roll: T624_1497; Page: 12A; 
Enumeration District: 20; Image: 874.

1920 Census:
Name: Marjorie M Boatwright
Date: January 5, 1920
Age: 18 years
Estimated birth year: abt 1902
Birthplace: Tennessee
Race: White
Home in 1920: Civil District 5, Dyer, Tennessee
Sex: Female
Marital status: Single
Relation to Head of House: Daughter
Able to read: Yes
Able to Write: Yes
Mother's Birth Place: Tennessee
Father's Birth Place: Tennessee
Census Place: Civil District 5, Dyer, Tennessee;
Roll: T625_1738; Page: 2B; 
Enumeration District: 24; Image: 813.

1930 Census:
Name: Majorie M Boatright
Date: April 9, 1930
Home in 1930: Dyersburg, Dyer, Tennessee
Age: 26
Estimated birth year: abt 1904
Relation to head-of-house: Daughter
Father's Name: Carroll C
Mother's Name: Jennie E
Census Place: Dyersburg, Dyer, Tennessee;
Roll: 2245; Page: 12A; 
Enumeration District: 4; Image: 696.0.

11-331. HARRY COY BOATWRIGHT (CARROLL CORRELL "BUD"12, JAMES T.11, WILLIAM THOMAS10, ANANIAS9, JACOB8, WILLIAM7, THOMAS6, JOHN5, JOHN4, JOHN3, ROBERT2, Not Yet Determined1) was born 1903 in Dyer County, Tennessee, and died 1970 in Dyer County, Tennessee. He married EVELYN F. VANCE 22 Dec 1928 in Dyer County, Tennessee, daughter of HORACE GREELEY VANCE and MINNIE FLORINE BOONE. She was born 06 Jul 1907 in Tennessee, and died 15 Feb 1997 in San Diego County, California.


Notes for HARRY COY BOATWRIGHT:

1910 Census:
Name: Harry Coy Boatwright
Date: May 11, 1910
Age in 1910: 6
Estimated birth year: abt 1904
Birthplace: Tennessee
Home in 1910: Civil District 5, Dyer, Tennessee
Race: White
Gender: Male
Relation to Head of House: Son
Mother's Birth Place: Tennessee
Father's Birth Place: Tennessee
Census Place: Civil District 5, Dyer, Tennessee;
Roll: T624_1497; Page: 12A; 
Enumeration District: 20; Image: 874.

1920 Census:
Name: Harry C Boatwright
Date: January 5, 1920
Age: 16 years
Estimated birth year: abt 1904
Birthplace: Tennessee
Race: White
Home in 1920: Civil District 5, Dyer, Tennessee
Sex: Male
Marital status: Single
Relation to Head of House: Son
Able to read: Yes
Able to Write: Yes
Mother's Birth Place: Tennessee
Father's Birth Place: Tennessee
Census Place: Civil District 5, Dyer, Tennessee;
Roll: T625_1738; Page: 2B; 
Enumeration District: 24; Image: 813.

Tennessee State Marriages, 1780-2002 
Name: Harry Boatwright 
Spouse: Evelyn Vance 
Marriage Date: 22 Dec 1928 
Marriage County: Dyer 

1930 Census:
Name: Harry C Boatwright
Date: April 5, 1930
Age: 26
Estimated birth year: abt 1904
Birthplace: Tennessee
Relation to head-of-house: Son-in-law
Race: White
Home in 1930: Chickasawba, Mississippi, Arkansas
Occupation: Farmer
Census Place: Chickasawba, Mississippi, Arkansas;
Roll: 85; Page: 4A; 
Enumeration District: 17; Image: 526.0.
Burial: Fairview Cemetery, Dyersburg, Dyer County, Tennessee


11-332. J. T. BOATWRIGHT (CARROLL CORRELL "BUD"12, JAMES T.11, WILLIAM THOMAS10, ANANIAS9, JACOB8, WILLIAM7, THOMAS6, JOHN5, JOHN4, JOHN3, ROBERT2, Not Yet Determined1) was born 22 Feb 1905 in Dyer County, Tennessee, and died 11 Dec 1980 in Dyer County, Tennessee. He married LORRAINE T.. She was born 05 Sep 1907, and died 05 Feb 1997 in Dyersburg, Dyer County, Tennessee.


Notes for J. T. BOATWRIGHT:

1910 Census:
Name: J T Boatwright
Date: May 11, 1910
Age in 1910: 5
Estimated birth year: abt 1905
Birthplace: Tennessee
Home in 1910: Civil District 5, Dyer, Tennessee
Race: White
Gender: Male
Relation to Head of House: Son
Mother's Birth Place: Tennessee
Father's Birth Place: Tennessee
Census Place: Civil District 5, Dyer, Tennessee;
Roll: T624_1497; Page: 12A; 
Enumeration District: 20; Image: 874.

1920 Census:
Name: J T Boatwright
Date: January 5, 1920
Age: 14 years
Estimated birth year: abt 1906
Birthplace: Tennessee
Race: White
Home in 1920: Civil District 5, Dyer, Tennessee
Sex: Male
Marital status: Single
Relation to Head of House: Son
Able to read: Yes
Able to Write: Yes
Mother's Birth Place: Tennessee
Father's Birth Place: Tennessee
Census Place: Civil District 5, Dyer, Tennessee;
Roll: T625_1738; Page: 2B; 
Enumeration District: 24; Image: 813.

1930 Census:
Name: J T Boatright
Date: April 9, 1930
Home in 1930: Dyersburg, Dyer, Tennessee
Age: 22
Estimated birth year: abt 1908
Relation to head-of-house: Son
Father's Name: Carroll C
Mother's Name: Jennie E
Occupation: Laundry Truck Driver
Census Place: Dyersburg, Dyer, Tennessee;
Roll: 2245; Page: 12A; 
Enumeration District: 4; Image: 696.0.
Burial: Fairview Cemetery, Dyersburg, Dyer County, Tennessee


Notes for LORRAINE T.:

Burial: Fairview Cemetery, Dyersburg, Dyer County, Tennessee


11-333. JENNIE CLARE BOATWRIGHT (CARROLL CORRELL "BUD"12, JAMES T.11, WILLIAM THOMAS10, ANANIAS9, JACOB8, WILLIAM7, THOMAS6, JOHN5, JOHN4, JOHN3, ROBERT2, Not Yet Determined1) was born 1910 in Dyer County, Tennessee.


Notes for JENNIE CLARE BOATWRIGHT:

1910 Census:
Name: Jennie Clare Boatwright
Date: May 11, 1910
Age in 1910: 9/12
Estimated birth year: abt 1909
Birthplace: Tennessee
Home in 1910: Civil District 5, Dyer, Tennessee
Race: White
Gender: Female
Relation to Head of House: Daughter
Mother's Birth Place: Tennessee
Father's Birth Place: Tennessee
Census Place: Civil District 5, Dyer, Tennessee;
Roll: T624_1497; Page: 12A; 
Enumeration District: 20; Image: 874.

1920 Census:
Name: Jennie C Boatwright
Date: January 5, 1920
Age: 10 years
Estimated birth year: abt 1910
Birthplace: Tennessee
Race: White
Home in 1920: Civil District 5, Dyer, Tennessee
Sex: Female
Marital status: Single
Relation to Head of House: Daughter
Able to read: Yes
Able to Write: Yes
Mother's Birth Place: Tennessee
Father's Birth Place: Tennessee
Census Place: Civil District 5, Dyer, Tennessee;
Roll: T625_1738; Page: 2B; 
Enumeration District: 24; Image: 813.

11-334. CHARLES C. BOATWRIGHT (CARROLL CORRELL "BUD"12, JAMES T.11, WILLIAM THOMAS10, ANANIAS9, JACOB8, WILLIAM7, THOMAS6, JOHN5, JOHN4, JOHN3, ROBERT2, Not Yet Determined1) was born 24 Nov 1912 in Dyer County, Tennessee, and died 22 May 1967 in Dyersburg, Dyer County, Tennessee. He married LOUISE WYNER 02 Jan 1936 in Dyer County, Tennessee. She was born 1913 in Tennessee.


Notes for CHARLES C. BOATWRIGHT:

1920 Census:
Name: Charlie C Boatwright
Date: January 5, 1920
Age: 8 years
Estimated birth year: abt 1912
Birthplace: Tennessee
Race: White
Home in 1920: Civil District 5, Dyer, Tennessee
Sex: Male
Marital status: Single
Relation to Head of House: Son
Mother's Birth Place: Tennessee
Father's Birth Place: Tennessee
Census Place: Civil District 5, Dyer, Tennessee;
Roll: T625_1738; Page: 2B; 
Enumeration District: 24; Image: 813.

1930 Census:
Name: Charles C Boatright
Date: April 9, 1930
Home in 1930: Dyersburg, Dyer, Tennessee
Age: 17
Estimated birth year: abt 1913
Relation to head-of-house: Son
Father's Name: Carroll C
Mother's Name: Jennie E
Census Place: Dyersburg, Dyer, Tennessee;
Roll: 2245; Page: 12A; 
Enumeration District: 4; Image: 696.0.
Burial: Fairview Cemetery, Dyersburg, Dyer County, Tennessee


11-335. ADDIE BOATWRIGHT (WILLIAM HENRY12, JAMES T.11, WILLIAM THOMAS10, ANANIAS9, JACOB8, WILLIAM7, THOMAS6, JOHN5, JOHN4, JOHN3, ROBERT2, Not Yet Determined1) was born Oct 1895 in Dyer County, Tennessee.


Notes for ADDIE BOATWRIGHT:

1900 Census:
Name: Addie Boatright
Date: June 10, 1900
Home in 1900: Civil District 5, Dyer, Tennessee
Age: 4
Estimated birth year: 1896
Birthplace: Tennessee
Race: White
Relationship to head-of-house: Daughter
Census Place: Civil District 5, Dyer, Tennessee;
Roll: T623 1568; Page: 9B; 
Enumeration District: 18.

1910 Census:
Name: Addie Boatwright
Date: May 11, 1910
Age in 1910: 14
Estimated birth year: abt 1896
Birthplace: Tennessee
Home in 1910: Civil District 5, Dyer, Tennessee
Race: White
Gender: Female
Marital Status: Single
Relation to Head of House: Daughter
Mother's Birth Place: Tennessee
Father's Birth Place: Tennessee
Census Place: Civil District 5, Dyer, Tennessee;
Roll: T624_1497; Page: 12B; 
Enumeration District: 20; Image: 875.

11-336. EVA BOATWRIGHT (WILLIAM HENRY12, JAMES T.11, WILLIAM THOMAS10, ANANIAS9, JACOB8, WILLIAM7, THOMAS6, JOHN5, JOHN4, JOHN3, ROBERT2, Not Yet Determined1) was born Mar 1898 in Dyer County, Tennessee.


Notes for EVA BOATWRIGHT:

1900 Census:
Name: Eva Boatright
Date: June 10, 1900
Home in 1900: Civil District 5, Dyer, Tennessee
Age: 2
Estimated birth year: 1898
Birthplace: Tennessee
Race: White
Relationship to head-of-house: Daughter
Census Place: Civil District 5, Dyer, Tennessee;
Roll: T623 1568; Page: 9B; 
Enumeration District: 18.

1910 Census:
Name: Eva Boatwright
Date: May 11, 1910
Age in 1910: 11
Estimated birth year: abt 1899
Birthplace: Tennessee
Home in 1910: Civil District 5, Dyer, Tennessee
Race: White
Gender: Female
Marital Status: Single
Relation to Head of House: Daughter
Mother's Birth Place: Tennessee
Father's Birth Place: Tennessee
Census Place: Civil District 5, Dyer, Tennessee;
Roll: T624_1497; Page: 12B; 
Enumeration District: 20; Image: 875.

11-337. MYRTLE BOATWRIGHT (WILLIAM HENRY12, JAMES T.11, WILLIAM THOMAS10, ANANIAS9, JACOB8, WILLIAM7, THOMAS6, JOHN5, JOHN4, JOHN3, ROBERT2, Not Yet Determined1) was born 1902 in Dyer County, Tennessee.


Notes for MYRTLE BOATWRIGHT:

1910 Census:
Name: Myrtle Boatwright
Date: May 11, 1910
Age in 1910: 8
Estimated birth year: abt 1902
Birthplace: Tennessee
Home in 1910: Civil District 5, Dyer, Tennessee
Race: White
Gender: Female
Relation to Head of House: Daughter
Mother's Birth Place: Tennessee
Father's Birth Place: Tennessee
Census Place: Civil District 5, Dyer, Tennessee;
Roll: T624_1497; Page: 12B; 
Enumeration District: 20; Image: 875.

11-338. OWEN BOATWRIGHT (WILLIAM HENRY12, JAMES T.11, WILLIAM THOMAS10, ANANIAS9, JACOB8, WILLIAM7, THOMAS6, JOHN5, JOHN4, JOHN3, ROBERT2, Not Yet Determined1) was born 1906 in Dyer County, Tennessee, and died Bef. 1920 in Dyer County, Tennessee.


Notes for OWEN BOATWRIGHT:

1910 Census:
Name: Owen Boatwright
Date: May 11, 1910
Age in 1910: 4
Estimated birth year: abt 1906
Birthplace: Tennessee
Home in 1910: Civil District 5, Dyer, Tennessee
Race: White
Gender: Male
Relation to Head of House: Son
Mother's Birth Place: Tennessee
Father's Birth Place: Tennessee
Census Place: Civil District 5, Dyer, Tennessee;
Roll: T624_1497; Page: 12B; 
Enumeration District: 20; Image: 875.

11-339. RAY PAUL BOATWRIGHT (THOMAS ALFRED12, JAMES T.11, WILLIAM THOMAS10, ANANIAS9, JACOB8, WILLIAM7, THOMAS6, JOHN5, JOHN4, JOHN3, ROBERT2, Not Yet Determined1) was born 1911 in Tennessee.


Notes for RAY PAUL BOATWRIGHT:

1920 Census:
Name: Paul Boatright
January 19, 1920
Age: 9 years
Estimated birth year: abt 1911
Birthplace: Tennessee
Race: White
Home in 1920: Newport, Attala, Mississippi
Sex: Male
Marital status: Single
Relation to Head of House: Son
Able to read: Yes
Able to Write: Yes
Mother's Birth Place: Tennessee
Father's Birth Place: Tennessee
Census Place: Newport, Attala, Mississippi;
Roll: T625_869; Page: 14A; 
Enumeration District: 9; Image: 889.

1930 Census: 
Name: Ray P Boatright 
Date: April 17, 1930
Home in 1930: Beat 2, Holmes, Mississippi
Age: 19 
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1911 
Relation to Head of House: Son 
Parent's Name: Minnie L Boatright 
Occupation: Farm Laborer
Race: White 
Census Place: Beat 2, Holmes, Mississippi; 
Roll: 1148; Page: 16B; 
Enumeration District: 11; Image: 1007.0.

11-340. EDNA PEARL BOATWRIGHT (THOMAS ALFRED12, JAMES T.11, WILLIAM THOMAS10, ANANIAS9, JACOB8, WILLIAM7, THOMAS6, JOHN5, JOHN4, JOHN3, ROBERT2, Not Yet Determined1) was born 1914 in Tennessee.


Notes for EDNA PEARL BOATWRIGHT:

1920 Census:
Name: Edna Pearl Boatright
January 19, 1920
Age: 6 years
Estimated birth year: abt 1914
Birthplace: Tennessee
Race: White
Home in 1920: Newport, Attala, Mississippi
Sex: Female
Marital status: Single
Relation to Head of House: Daughter
Able to read: Yes
Able to Write: Yes
Mother's Birth Place: Tennessee
Father's Birth Place: Tennessee
Census Place: Newport, Attala, Mississippi;
Roll: T625_869; Page: 14A; 
Enumeration District: 9; Image: 889.

1930 Census: 
Name: Edna P Boatright 
Date: April 17, 1930
Home in 1930: Beat 2, Holmes, Mississippi
Age: 16 
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1914 
Relation to Head of House: Daughter 
Parent's Name: Minnie L Boatright 
Race: White 
Census Place: Beat 2, Holmes, Mississippi; 
Roll: 1148; Page: 16B; 
Enumeration District: 11; Image: 1007.0.

11-341. MARY MARTHA BOATWRIGHT (THOMAS ALFRED12, JAMES T.11, WILLIAM THOMAS10, ANANIAS9, JACOB8, WILLIAM7, THOMAS6, JOHN5, JOHN4, JOHN3, ROBERT2, Not Yet Determined1) was born 1918 in Tennessee.


Notes for MARY MARTHA BOATWRIGHT:

1920 Census:
Name: Mary Martha Boatright
January 19, 1920
Age: 41 years
Estimated birth year: abt 1879
Birthplace: Tennessee
Race: White
Home in 1920: Newport, Attala, Mississippi
Occupation: Farmer
Sex: Male
Marital status: Married
Relation to Head of House: Head
Able to read: Yes
Able to Write: Yes
Mother's Birth Place: Tennessee
Father's Birth Place: North Carolina
Census Place: Newport, Attala, Mississippi;
Roll: T625_869; Page: 14A; 
Enumeration District: 9; Image: 889.

1930 Census: 
Name: Mary M Boatright 
Date: April 17, 1930
Home in 1930: Beat 2, Holmes, Mississippi
Age: 9 
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1921 
Relation to Head of House: Daughter 
Parent's Name: Minnie L Boatright 
Race: White 
Census Place: Beat 2, Holmes, Mississippi; 
Roll: 1148; Page: 16B; 
Enumeration District: 11; Image: 1007.0.

11-341A. IRENE BOATWRIGHT (THOMAS ALFRED12, JAMES T.11, WILLIAM THOMAS10, ANANIAS9, JACOB8, WILLIAM7, THOMAS6, JOHN5, JOHN4, JOHN3, ROBERT2, Not Yet Determined1) was born 1923 in Mississippi.


Notes for IRENE BOATWRIGHT:

1930 Census: 
Name: Irene Boatright 
Date: April 17, 1930
Home in 1930: Beat 2, Holmes, Mississippi
Age: 7 
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1923 
Relation to Head of House: Daughter 
Parent's Name: Minnie L Boatright 
Race: White 
Census Place: Beat 2, Holmes, Mississippi; 
Roll: 1148; Page: 16B; 
Enumeration District: 11; Image: 1007.0.

11-342. LISAOUSA BOATWRIGHT (LUTHER TAYLOR12, WILLIAM A.11, WILLIAM THOMAS10, ANANIAS9, JACOB8, WILLIAM7, THOMAS6, JOHN5, JOHN4, JOHN3, ROBERT2, Not Yet Determined1) was born 1908 in Pemiscot County, Missouri.


Notes for LISAOUSA BOATWRIGHT:

1910 Census:
about Lisaousa Boatwright
Date: April 23, 1910
Age in 1910: 2
Estimated birth year: abt 1908
Birthplace: Tennessee
Relation to Head of House: Granddaughter
Father's Birth Place: Tennessee
Mother's Birth Place: Tennessee
Home in 1910: Caruthersvill Ward 4, Pemiscot, Missouri
Marital Status: Single
Race: White
Gender: Female
Census Place: Caruthersvill Ward 4, Pemiscot, Missouri;
Roll T624_804; Page: 19B;
Enumeration District: 149; Image: 731.

11-342A. STELLA MAY BOATWRIGHT (WILLIAM ARTHUR12, ANANIAS NORRIS11, WILLIAM THOMAS10, ANANIAS9, JACOB8, WILLIAM7, THOMAS6, JOHN5, JOHN4, JOHN3, ROBERT2, Not Yet Determined1) was born 28 Nov 1912, Collin County, Texas, and died 10 Feb 1994, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma County, Oklahoma.


Notes for STELLA MAY BOATWRIGHT:

Texas Birth Index, 1903-1997 
Name: Stella May Boatwright 
Date of Birth: 28 Nov 1912 
Birth County: Collin 
Certificate Number: 38545A 
Roll Number: 1912_0001 

11-342B. THOMAS ROBERT BOATWRIGHT (WILLIAM ARTHUR12, ANANIAS NORRIS11, WILLIAM THOMAS10, ANANIAS9, JACOB8, WILLIAM7, THOMAS6, JOHN5, JOHN4, JOHN3, ROBERT2, Not Yet Determined1) was born 18 Nov 1915 in Collin County, Texas, and died 15 Feb 1971 in Dallas, Dallas County, Texas. He married LOIS A. WHITE, daughter of JAMES ANDREW WHITE and MARY FRANCES HAGER. She was born 1918 in Texas, and died 03 Sep 2006 in Fort Worth, Tarrant County, Texas.


Notes for THOMAS ROBERT BOATWRIGHT:

Texas Birth Index, 1903-1997 
Name: Thomas Robert Boatwright 
Date of Birth: 18 Nov 1915 
Birth County: Clay 
Certificate Number: 45779 
Roll Number: 1915_0001 
Burial: Shannon Rose Hill Memorial Park Cemetery, Fort Worth, Tarrant County, Texas


11-343. ROBERT LEE BOATRIGHT (ROBERT LEE12, ANANIAS NORRIS11, WILLIAM THOMAS10, ANANIAS9, JACOB8, WILLIAM7, THOMAS6, JOHN5, JOHN4, JOHN3, ROBERT2, Not Yet Determined1) was born 03 May 1916 in Texas, and died 12 Oct 1966 in Virginia. He married LOIS M.. She was born 02 Jun 1917, and died 12 Jun 1976.


Notes for ROBERT LEE BOATRIGHT:

Robert Lee Boatright Gravestone

1930 Census:
Name: R L Boatright
Date: April 16, 1930
Home in 1930: Olney, Young, Texas
Age: 15
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1915
Relation to Head of House: Son
Father's name: Robert L
Mother's name: Vada
Census Place: Olney, Young, Texas;
Roll: 2413; Page: 18A;
Enumeration District: 5; Image: 233.0.

U.S. World War II Army Enlistment Records, 
1938-1946
Name: Robert L Boatright Jr
Birth Year: 1915
Race: White, citizen (White)
Nativity State or Country: Texas
State of Residence: California
County or City: Los Angeles
Enlistment Date: 23 Feb 1943
Enlistment State: California
Enlistment City: Los Angeles
Branch: Branch Immaterial - Warrant Officers, 
Branch Code: Branch Immaterial - Warrant 
Officers, USA
Grade: Private
Grade Code: Private
Term of Enlistment: Enlistment for the duration 
of the War or other emergency, plus six months, 
subject to the discretion of the President or 
otherwise according to law
Component: Selectees (Enlisted Men)
Source: Enlisted Man, Regular Army, after 
3 months of Discharge
Education: 4 years of high school
Civil Occupation: Semiskilled chauffeurs and 
drivers, bus, taxi, truck, and tractor
Marital Status: Married
Height: 68
Weight: 167

U.S. Veterans Gravesites, ca.1775-2006
Name: Robert Lee Jr Boatright
Service Info.: AR United States Army
Birth Date: 3 May 1916
Death Date: 12 Oct 1966
Interment Date: 17 Oct 1966
Cemetery: Arlington National Cemetery
Cemetery Address: C/O Director Arlington, VA 22211
Buried At: Section 8 Site 226lh
Burial: Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Virginia


Notes for LOIS M.:

Social Security Death Index 
Name: Lois Boatright 
SSN: 464-03-8164 
Born: 2 Jun 1917 
Died: Jun 1976 
State (Year) SSN issued: Texas (Before 1951) 

U.S. Veterans Gravesites, ca.1775-2006 
Name: Lois M Boatright 
Service Info.: AR United States Army 
Birth Date: 2 Jun 1917 
Death Date: 12 Jun 1976 
Relation: Wife of Veteran 
Interment Date: 17 Jun 1976 
Cemetery: Arlington National Cemetery 
Cemetery Address: C/O Director Arlington, VA 22211 
Buried At: Section 8 Site 226 
Burial: Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Virginia


11-344. GERALDINE BOATRIGHT (ROBERT LEE12, ANANIAS NORRIS11, WILLIAM THOMAS10, ANANIAS9, JACOB8, WILLIAM7, THOMAS6, JOHN5, JOHN4, JOHN3, ROBERT2, Not Yet Determined1) was born 1920 in Texas.


Notes for GERALDINE BOATRIGHT:

1930 Census:
Name: Geraldine Boatright
Date: April 16, 1930
Home in 1930: Olney, Young, Texas
Age: 10
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1920
Relation to Head of House: Daughter
Father's name: Robert L
Mother's name: Vada
Census Place: Olney, Young, Texas;
Roll: 2413; Page: 18A; 
Enumeration District: 5; Image: 233.0.

11-345. BASIL LEWELLYN BOATRIGHT (ROBERT LEE12, ANANIAS NORRIS11, WILLIAM THOMAS10, ANANIAS9, JACOB8, WILLIAM7, THOMAS6, JOHN5, JOHN4, JOHN3, ROBERT2, Not Yet Determined1) was born 16 Jun 1924 in Hunt County, Texas, and died 16 Sep 1963 in Washington, D.C. He married GRETCHEN ELLEN BOYER.


Notes for BASIL LEWELLYN BOATRIGHT:

Basil Lewellyn Boatright Gravestone

Basil is buried in the same gravesite as his brother Robert Lee Boatright, photo is the back of Robert Lee Boatright's gravestone.

1930 Census:
Name: Basil L Boatright
Date: April 16, 1930
Home in 1930: Olney, Young, Texas
Age: 5
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1925
Relation to Head of House: Son
Father's name: Robert L
Mother's name: Vada
Census Place: Olney, Young, Texas;
Roll: 2413; Page: 18A;
Enumeration District: 5; Image: 233.0.

U.S. World War II Army Enlistment Records, 
1938-1946 
Name: Basil L Boatright 
Birth Year: 1923 
Race: White, Citizen (White) 
Nativity State or Country: Texas 
State of Residence: Texas 
County or City: Ector 
Enlistment Date: 15 Jan 1942 
Enlistment State: Texas 
Enlistment City: Lubbock 
Branch: Air Corps 
Branch Code: Air Corps 
Grade: Private 
Grade Code: Private 
Term of Enlistment: Enlistment for the duration 
of the War or other emergency, plus six months, 
subject to the discretion of the President or 
otherwise according to law 
Component: Army of the United States - includes 
the following: Voluntary enlistments effective 
December 8, 1941 and thereafter; One year 
enlistments of National Guardsman whose State 
enlistment expires while in the Federal Service; 
Officers appointed in the Army of 
Source: Civil Life 
Education: 4 years of high school 
Civil Occupation: Semiskilled welders and 
flame cutters 
Marital Status: Single, without dependents 
Height: 72 
Weight: 141 

World War II Prisoners of War, 1941-1946 
Name: Basil L Boatright 
Race: White 
Residence state: Texas 
Report Date: 11 Apr 1943 
Latest Report Date: Jun 1945 
Grade: Sergeant 
Grade Notes: Captain or Asst. superintendent of nurses 
or Asst. director of nurses or Chief dietitian or Chief 
physical therapy aides or Sergeant or Technician 4th 
Grade or Lieutenant or Petty Officer, 3rd Class 
Service Branch: Army 
Arm or Service: Air Corps 
Arm or Service Code: Air Corps 
Area Served: North African Theatre 
Detaining Country: Germany 
Camp: 025 
Status: Returned to Military Control, Liberated or 
Repatriated 
Report Source: Individual has been reported through 
sources considered official. 

U.S. Veterans Gravesites, ca.1775-2006
Name: Basil L Boatright
Service Info.: AF United States Air Force
Birth Date: 16 Jun 1924
Death Date: 16 Sep 1963
Interment Date: 20 Sep 1963
Cemetery: Arlington National Cemetery
Cemetery Address: C/O Director Arlington, VA 22211
Buried At: Section 8 Site 226
Burial: Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Virginia


11-346. LUTHER BRADFORD BOATRIGHT (LUTHER RILEY12, ANANIAS NORRIS11, WILLIAM THOMAS10, ANANIAS9, JACOB8, WILLIAM7, THOMAS6, JOHN5, JOHN4, JOHN3, ROBERT2, Not Yet Determined1) was born 27 Mar 1922 in Hunt County, Texas, and died 31 Dec 1993 in Lewisville, Denton County, Texas. He married RUBY RUTH DARLING. She was born 24 Jul 1924 in Fannin County, Texas, and died 23 Feb 1996 in Carrollton, Dallas County, Texas.


Notes for LUTHER BRADFORD BOATRIGHT:

Luther Bradford and Ruby Ruth Darling Boatright Gravestone

1930 Census:
Name: Bradford Boatright
Date: April 2, 1930
Home in 1930: Precinct 8, Hunt, Texas
Age: 8
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1922
Relation to Head of House: Son
Father's Name: Luther R
Mother's Name: Matilda
Race: White
Census Place: Precinct 8, Hunt, Texas;
Roll: 2360; Page: 1B;
Enumeration District: 41; Image: 445.0.

U.S. World War II Army Enlistment Records, 1938-1946
Name: Luther B Boatright
Birth Year: 1922
Race: White, citizen (White)
Nativity State or Country: Texas
State: Texas
County or City: Palo Pinto
Enlistment Date: 10 Sep 1943
Enlistment State: Texas
Enlistment City: Dallas
Branch: No branch assignment
Branch Code: No branch assignment
Grade: Private
Grade Code: Private
Term of Enlistment: Enlistment for the duration of the War
or other emergency, plus six months, subject to the discretion
of the President or otherwise according to law Component:
Selectees (Enlisted Men)
Source: Civil Life
Education: Grammar school
Civil Occupation: Tracktor Driver* or Truck Driver, Heavy or
Chauffeur or Truck Driver, Light An asterisk (*) appearing after
a job title indicates that a trade test for the particular occupation
will be found in the United States Employment Service Manual,
Oral Trade Test
Marital Status: Married
Height: 80
Weight: 040

Social Security Death Index 
Name: Luther B. Boatright  
Last Residence: 75067  Lewisville, Denton, Texas
Born: 27 Mar 1922 
Died: 31 Dec 1993 
State (Year) SSN issued: Texas (Before 1951) 

Texas Death Index, 1903-2000 
Name: Luther Boatright 
Death Date: 31 Dec 1993 
Death County: Denton 
Gender: Male 

U.S., Department of Veterans Affairs BIRLS Death File, 1850-2010 
Name: Luther Boatright 
Gender: Male 
Birth Date: 27 Mar 1922 
Death Date: 31 Dec 1993 
SSN: 451281385 
Branch 1: Army 
Enlistment Date 1: 1 Oct 1943 
Release Date 1: 12 Jan 1946 
Burial: Memoryland Memorial Park Cemetery, Greenville, Hunt County, Texas


Notes for RUBY RUTH DARLING:

Social Security Death Index 
Name: Ruby R. Boatright  
Last Residence: 75007  Carrollton, Denton, Texas
Born: 24 Jul 1924 
Died: 23 Feb 1996 
State (Year) SSN issued: Arkansas (Before 1951) 

Texas Death Index, 1903-2000 
Name: Ruby Boatright 
Death Date: 23 Feb 1996 
Death County: Dallas 
Gender: Female 
Burial: Memoryland Memorial Park Cemetery, Greenville, Hunt County, Texas


Child of LUTHER BOATRIGHT and RUBY DARLING is:

        i. LARRY WAYNE BOATRIGHT, b. Hunt County, Texas.

11-347. MANZY ARNOLD BOATRIGHT (AMBERS HOBSON12, ANANIAS NORRIS11, WILLIAM THOMAS10, ANANIAS9, JACOB8, WILLIAM7, THOMAS6, JOHN5, JOHN4, JOHN3, ROBERT2, Not Yet Determined1) was born 09 Nov 1923 in Hunt County, Texas, and died 25 Sep 1997 in Fannin County, Texas.


Notes for MANZY ARNOLD BOATRIGHT:

Manzy Arnold Boatright

1930 Census:
Name: Mancy Arnold Boatright
Date: April 12, 1930
Home in 1930: Precinct 8, Hunt, Texas
Age: 6
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1924
Relation to Head of House: Son
Father's Name: Ambers
Mother's Name: Gertrude
Race: White
Census Place: Precinct 8, Hunt, Texas;
Roll: 2360; Page: 4B; 
Enumeration District: 41; Image: 451.0.

Social Security Death Index 
Name: Manzy A. Boatright  
Last Residence: 79235  Floydada, Floyd, Texas
Born: 9 Nov 1923 
Died: 25 Sep 1997 
State (Year) SSN issued: Texas (Before 1951) 

Texas Death Index, 1903-2000 
Name: Manzy Boatright 
Death Date: 25 Sep 1997 
Death County: Fannin 
Gender: Male 

11-347A. HARMON RUSSELL BOATRIGHT (HERMAN T.12, ANANIAS NORRIS11, WILLIAM THOMAS10, ANANIAS9, JACOB8, WILLIAM7, THOMAS6, JOHN5, JOHN4, JOHN3, ROBERT2, Not Yet Determined1) was born 12 May 1926 in Rains County, Texas, and died 05 Jun 1990 in Tyler, Smith County, Texas. He married BOBBIE JEAN CAUTHRON in Long Beach, Los Angeles County, California, daughter of RUFUS LUCIEN CAUTHRON and WILLIE LUCILLE BRYANT. She was born 15 Jun 1929 in Booneville, Logan County, Arkansas, and died 19 Aug 1991 in Euless, Tarrant County, Texas.


Notes for HARMON RUSSELL BOATRIGHT:

Harmon Russell Boatright Gravestone

Texas Birth Index, 1903-1997 
Name: Harmon Russell Boatright 
Date of Birth: 12 May 1926 
Gender: Male 
Birth County: Rains 
Father's name: Herman Boatright 
Mother's name: Ila Mcwatters 
Roll Number: 1926_0001 

1930 Census:
Name: Harman R Boatright
Date: April 2, 1930
Home in 1930: Precinct 4, Rains, Texas
Age: 3 years, 11 months 
Estimated birth year: abt 1926 
Relation to Head of House: Grandson 
Mother's name: Ida D Boatright 
Race: White 
Census Place: Precinct 4, Rains, Texas; 
Roll: 2384; Page: 1A; 
Enumeration District: 6; Image: 1068.0.
living with parents and grandparents

Social Security Death Index
Name: Harmon R. Boatright 
Born: 12 May 1926 
Died: 5 Jun 1990 
State (Year) SSN issued: Texas (Before 1951) 

Texas Death Index, 1903-2000 
Name: Harmon Boatright 
Death Date: 5 Jun 1990 
Death County: Smith 
Gender: Male 
Burial: Gladewater Memorial Park Cemetery, Gladewater, Upshur County, Texas


Notes for BOBBIE JEAN CAUTHRON:

Social Security Death Index 
Name: Bobby Boatright 
Last Residence: 76039  Euless, Tarrant, Texas 
Born: 15 Jun 1929 
Died: 19 Aug 1991 
State (Year) SSN issued: California (Before 1951) 

11-347B. NOLA FAY BOATRIGHT (HERMAN T.12, ANANIAS NORRIS11, WILLIAM THOMAS10, ANANIAS9, JACOB8, WILLIAM7, THOMAS6, JOHN5, JOHN4, JOHN3, ROBERT2, Not Yet Determined1) was born 10 Apr 1928 in Rains County, Texas.


Notes for NOLA FAY BOATRIGHT:

Texas Birth Index, 1903-1997 
Name: Nola Fay Boatright 
Date of Birth: 10 Apr 1928 
Gender: Female 
Birth County: Potter 
Father's name: Herman T Boatright 
Mother's name: Ila Mcwatters 
Roll Number: 1928_0001 

1930 Census: 
Name: Nola F Boatright
Date: April 2, 1930
Home in 1930: Precinct 4, Rains, Texas
Age: 1 year, 11 months
Estimated birth year: abt 1928 
Relation to Head of House: Granddaughter 
Mother's name: Ida D Boatright 
Race: White 
Census Place: Precinct 4, Rains, Texas; 
Roll: 2384; Page: 1A; 
Enumeration District: 6; Image: 1068.0.
living with parents and grandparents

11-347C. JOYCE JACQUELINE BOATRIGHT (HERMAN T.12, ANANIAS NORRIS11, WILLIAM THOMAS10, ANANIAS9, JACOB8, WILLIAM7, THOMAS6, JOHN5, JOHN4, JOHN3, ROBERT2, Not Yet Determined1) was born 26 Oct 1933 in Gladewater, Gregg County, Texas, and died 13 Jul 1956 in Texas.


Notes for JOYCE JACQUELINE BOATRIGHT:

Texas Birth Index, 1903-1997 
Name: Joyce Jacqueline Boatright 
Date of Birth: 26 Oct 1933 
Gender: Female 
Birth County: Gregg 
Father's name: Herman Boatright 
Mother's name: Ila Mcwhorters 
Roll Number: 1933_0001 

11-348. HERMAN ORVILLE BOATRIGHT (THOMAS BLAINE12, JAMES THOMAS11, SAMUEL A.10, THOMAS9, JACOB8, WILLIAM7, THOMAS6, JOHN5, JOHN4, JOHN3, ROBERT2, Not Yet Determined1) was born 02 Feb 1908 in Portageville, New Madrid County, Missouri, and died 08 Jul 1979 in Memphis, Shelby County, Tennessee. He married (1) SUE WILLIS 08 Feb 1935 in Lilbourn, New Madrid County, Missouri. He married (2) GRACIE LANGLEY 06 Feb 1969 in Missouri.


Notes for HERMAN ORVILLE BOATRIGHT:

Herman Orville Boatright Wells Obit

See link for copy of Death Certificate.

1910 Census:
Name: Herman Boatright
Date: April 30, 1910
Age in 1910: 2
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1908
Birthplace: Missouri
Relation to Head-of-house: Son
Father's Name: Blaine
Father's Birth Place: Tennessee
Mother's Name: Susie
Mother's Birth Place: Missouri
Home in 1910: La Font, New Madrid, Missouri
Marital Status: Single
Race: White
Gender: Male
Census Place: La Font, New Madrid, Missouri;
Roll: T624_802; Page: 10B;
Enumeration District: 109; Image: 253.

U.S. World War II Army Enlistment Records, 1938-1946
Name: Herman O Boatright
Birth Year: 1908
Race: White, citizen (White)
Nativity State or Country: Missouri
State of Residence: Missouri
County or City: New Madrid
Enlistment Date: 6 Mar 1944
Enlistment State: Missouri
Enlistment City: Jefferson Barracks
Branch: No branch assignment
Branch Code: No branch assignment
Grade Code: Private
Term of Enlistment: Enlistment for the duration of the War
or other emergency, plus six months, subject to the discretion
of the President or otherwise according to law
Component: Selectees (Enlisted Men)
Source: Civil Life
Education: 3 years of high school
Civil Occupation: Farm hands, general farms
Marital Status: Married
Height: 00
Weight: 000

Social Security Death Index
Name: Herman Boatright
Last Residence: 63873 Portageville, New Madrid, Missouri
Born: 2 Feb 1908
Died: Jul 1979
State (Year) SSN issued: Missouri (Before 1951)




























Burial: Portageville Cemetery, Portageville, New Madrid County, Missouri


11-349. VARBEL BOATRIGHT (THOMAS BLAINE12, JAMES THOMAS11, SAMUEL A.10, THOMAS9, JACOB8, WILLIAM7, THOMAS6, JOHN5, JOHN4, JOHN3, ROBERT2, Not Yet Determined1) was born Jan 1910 in Portageville, New Madrid County, Missouri.


Notes for VARBEL BOATRIGHT:

1910 Census:
Name: Varbel Boatright
Date: April 30, 1910
Age in 1910: 3 months
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1910
Birthplace: Missouri
Relation to Head-of-house: Son
Father's Name: Blaine
Father's Birth Place: Tennessee
Mother's Name: Susie
Mother's Birth Place: Missouri
Home in 1910: La Font, New Madrid, Missouri
Marital Status: Single
Race: White
Gender: Male
Census Place: La Font, New Madrid, Missouri;
Roll: T624_802; Page: 10B;
Enumeration District: 109; Image: 253.

11-350. THOMAS E. BOATRIGHT (JONES PATRICK12, JAMES THOMAS11, SAMUEL A.10, THOMAS9, JACOB8, WILLIAM7, THOMAS6, JOHN5, JOHN4, JOHN3, ROBERT2, Not Yet Determined1) was born 1924 in Portageville, New Madrid County, Missouri.


Notes for THOMAS E. BOATRIGHT:

1930 Census:
Name: Thomas E Boatwright
Name: April 23, 1930
Home in 1930: Portage, New Madrid, Missouri
Age: 6
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1924
Relation to Head-of-house: Son
Father's Name: Joseph P
Mother's Name: Lusie D
Race: White
Census Place: Portage, New Madrid, Missouri;
Roll: 1214; Page: 5B;
Enumeration District: 20; Image: 448.0.

11-351. KENNETH D. BOATRIGHT (JONES PATRICK12, JAMES THOMAS11, SAMUEL A.10, THOMAS9, JACOB8, WILLIAM7, THOMAS6, JOHN5, JOHN4, JOHN3, ROBERT2, Not Yet Determined1) was born Oct 1928 in Portageville, New Madrid County, Missouri.


Notes for KENNETH D. BOATRIGHT:

1930 Census:
Name: Kenneth D Boatwright
Name: April 23, 1930
Home in 1930: Portage, New Madrid, Missouri
Age: 1
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1928
Relation to Head-of-house: Son
Father's Name: Joseph P
Mother's Name: Lusie D
Race: White
Census Place: Portage, New Madrid, Missouri;
Roll: 1214; Page: 5B;
Enumeration District: 20; Image: 448.0.

11-352. MARY JANE BOATRIGHT (JOHN THOMAS12, JOHN WILLIAM11, WILLIAM GREENE10, JACOB9, JACOB8, WILLIAM7, THOMAS6, JOHN5, JOHN4, JOHN3, ROBERT2, Not Yet Determined1) was born 12 Oct 1924 in Saline County, Missouri.


Notes for MARY JANE BOATWRIGHT:

1930 Census:
Name: Mary J Boatright
Date: April 5, 1930
Age: 5
Estimated birth year: abt 1925
Relation to head-of-house: Daughter
Home in 1930: Marshall, Saline, Missouri
Address: 362 South Jefferson Avenue
Census Place: Marshall, Saline, Missouri;
Roll: 1246; Page: 4A;
Enumeration District: 20; Image: 911.0.

11-353. BETTY sUE BOATRIGHT (JOHN THOMAS12, JOHN WILLIAM11, WILLIAM GREENE10, JACOB9, JACOB8, WILLIAM7, THOMAS6, JOHN5, JOHN4, JOHN3, ROBERT2, Not Yet Determined1) was born 30 Jun 1926 in Saline County, Missouri.


Notes for BETTY sUE BOATWRIGHT:

1930 Census:
Name: Bettie S Boatright
Date: April 5, 1930
Age: 3
Estimated birth year: abt 1927
Relation to head-of-house: Daughter
Home in 1930: Marshall, Saline, Missouri
Address: 362 South Jefferson Avenue
Census Place: Marshall, Saline, Missouri;
Roll: 1246; Page: 4A;
Enumeration District: 20; Image: 911.0.

11-354. BOBBY LEE BOATRIGHT (FRANK RIGGINS12, JOHN WILLIAM11, WILLIAM GREENE10, JACOB9, JACOB8, WILLIAM7, THOMAS6, JOHN5, JOHN4, JOHN3, ROBERT2, Not Yet Determined1) was born 26 Jun 1935 in Shackleford, Saline County, Missouri, and died 24 Aug 1994 in Sedalia, Pettis County, Missouri. He married MARY E. WARDLOW 24 Aug 1957 in Kansas City, Jackson County, Missouri.


Notes for BOBBY LEE BOATRIGHT:

U.S. Public Records Index
Name: Bobby L Boatright
Birth Date: 26 Jun 1935
Street address: Rr 2
City: Sedalia
County: Pettis
State: Missouri
Zip Code: 65301
Record Number: 457336228


Children of BOBBY BOATRIGHT and MARY WARDLOW are:

        i. DANIEL KEVIN BOATRIGHT, b. Sedalia, Pettis County, Missouri.

       ii. DEBORAH KAREL BOATRIGHT, b. Sedalia, Pettis County, Missouri.

      iii. MIRIAM RUTH BOATRIGHT, b. Sedalia, Pettis County, Missouri.

       iv. LEE MATTHEW BOATRIGHT, b. Sedalia, Pettis County, Missouri.

11-355. JOHN EDWARD BOATRIGHT (FRANK RIGGINS12, JOHN WILLIAM11, WILLIAM GREENE10, JACOB9, JACOB8, WILLIAM7, THOMAS6, JOHN5, JOHN4, JOHN3, ROBERT2, Not Yet Determined1) was born 12 Jan 1940 in Saline County, Missouri.


Notes for JOHN EDWARD BOATRIGHT:

U.S. Public Records Index
Name: John E Boatright
Birth Date: 12 Jan 1940
Street address: Rr 1
City: Nelson
County: Saline
State: Missouri
Zip Code: 65347
Phone Number: 660
Record Number: 744645229

11-356. MARY "BILLIE" BOATRIGHT (WILLIAM GOLAY12, GEORGE FRANCIS11, WILLIAM GREENE10, JACOB9, JACOB8, WILLIAM7, THOMAS6, JOHN5, JOHN4, JOHN3, ROBERT2, Not Yet Determined1) was born 09 Dec 1918 in Marshall, Saline County, Missouri, and died 16 Oct 2010 in Charlotte, Mecklenburg County, North Carolina. She married HARMON LYNN ELDER 03 Oct 1942 in Jonesboro, Craighead County, Arkansas, son of HARRY A. ELDER and LEOTTIE. He was born 07 Jul 1914 in Arkansas, and died 26 Sep 1996 in Sanibel, Lee County, Florida.


Notes for MARY "BILLIE" BOATWRIGHT:

Mary Billie Boatright Elder Obit

1920 Census:
Name: Mary Boatright
Date: January 3, 1920
Age: 13 months
Estimated birth year: abt 1918
Birthplace: Missouri
Race: White
Home in 1920: Kansas City, Jackson, Missouri
Address: 926 Paseo Blvd.
Able to read & write: No
Roll: T625_926
Page: 2A
ED: 123
Image: 365

1930 Census:
Name: Billy Boatright
Date: April 22, 1930
Age: 11
Estimated birth year: abt 1919
Relation to head-of-house: Daughter
Father's Name: William G Boatright
Mother's Name: Elithe Boatright
Home in 1930: Kansas City, Jackson, Missouri
Address: 29 West 68th Terrace
Census Place: Kansas City, Jackson, Missouri;
Roll: 1197; Page: 102A;
Enumeration District: 119; Image: 977.0.

U.S. Public Records Index
Name: Billie B Elder
Birth Date: 9 Dec 1918
Street address: 1201 Sand Castle Rd
City: Sanibel
County: Lee
State: Florida
Zip Code: 33957

U.S. Public Records Index
Name: Billie B Elder
Birth Date: 9 Dec 1918
Street address: 3716 Cypress Club Dr C412
City: Charlotte
County: Mecklenburg
State: North Carolina
Zip Code: 28210

Notes for HARMON LYNN ELDER:
1930 Census:
Name: Harmon L Elder
Date: April 8, 1930
Home in 1930: Jonesboro, Craighead, Arkansas
Age: 15
Estimated birth year: abt 1915
Relation to Head of House: Son
Father's name: Harry A
Mother's name: Leottie
Name: Elder, Harmon L

U.S. Phone and Address Directories, 1993-2002
Name: Harmon L Elder
Address: 1201 Sand Castle Rd
City: Sanibel
State: Florida
Zip Code: 33957-3618
Phone Number: 941-472-2619
Residence Years: 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000

Florida Death Index, 1877-1998
Name: Harmon Lynn Elder
Death Date: 26 Sep 1996
County of Death: Lee
State of Death: Florida
Age at Death: 82
Race: White
Birth Date: 7 Jul 1914

Social Security Death Index
Name: Harmon L. Elder
Last Residence: 33957 Sanibel, Lee, Florida
Born: 7 Jul 1914
Died: 26 Sep 1996
State (Year) SSN issued: Arkansas (Before 1951 )


Children of MARY BOATRIGHT and HARMON ELDER are:

        i. WILLIAM LYNN ELDER. 

       ii. JAMES MICHAEL ELDER. 

11-357. DEAN DUGGINS BOATRIGHT (DEAN DUGGINS12, GEORGE FRANCIS11, WILLIAM GREENE10, JACOB9, JACOB8, WILLIAM7, THOMAS6, JOHN5, JOHN4, JOHN3, ROBERT2, Not Yet Determined1) was born 29 Sep 1921 in Wanamaker Crossroads, Pettis County, Missouri, and died 25 Aug 1990 in Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, California. He married JEAN MARIE MILLARD 11 Jul 1944 in San Luis Obispo, San Luis Obispo County, California. She was born 1924 in Huntington Beach, Orange County, California.


Notes for DEAN DUGGINS BOATWRIGHT:

Dean Duggins Boatright, Jr. - age 18 - 1939

MY BROTHER DEAN
By Ned C. Boatright ’ September 29, 2007

Today is my brother Dean Duggins Boatright Jr.'s 86th birthday. He and I were very close (except for one thing) - we slept in the same bed for the first 17 years of our lives. I should say that it would have been my brother's 86th birthday but he wasn't able to celebrate his 68th birthday because he began smoking at age 12. He did not die of lung cancer, but of prostate cancer that had metastasized throughout his entire body in just a few months. The stink of his smoking permeated everything in that room, the bedding, our clothes, and me. That smell and my revulsion to it led to my making, at age 10, a life-saving decision: I will never smoke!

Except for that problem we were very close in many ways:
He beat up Billy Howe in Escanaba Upper Michigan when I was in the 2nd grade. Billy had the bad habit of beating me up just because he could. Dean was a very good boxer. Billy didn't land one punch while Dean was giving him a very bloody nose. Billy ran home, where his mother was watching from the doorway. She wiped the blood off her sweet boy, then marched over to where Dean and I were milling around with friends, and slapped Dean! When we told Mom why Dean had some blood on his shirt sleeve, she was half-way out the door on her way to go slap her face. We grabbed her and told her to leave it alone. ’Don't be like Billy's Mom. We can fight our own battles!’

Dean protected me when the 6th grade bully we called Orin the Terrible hit me one day on the playground, just after we had moved to Green Bay. "Why?" I asked him, wiping away the blood running down my chin. "Because you are the teacher's pet!" When I told the family about it as we sat around the dinner table that night my Mom wanted to know where Terrible Orin lived. She was always ready to fight for her children, but again we told her "cool it Mom". In those days we thought "cool" was what it got when the whether began to change. After we talked Mom into sitting back down, she ordered Dean to escort me to and from Lincoln school every day, as well as keep an eye out for Orin during recess. Dean groaned, but I thought to myself that was a really good idea Mom! I knew without complaining to Mom about it that he would give me hell in bed that night!

For these reasons and many others, I loved Dean. I recall the envy I felt when he went to Milwaukee on Sept. 8th 1941, the day after Pearl Harbor, and joined the Marine Air Corps. While learning to fly at Glenview Naval Air Base near Chicago, he would buzz our house in Waukegan at dawn. I would run out in my pajamas and wave frantically. He always wiggled his wings to let me know he had seen me. Following a year of flight training in Texas he was assigned a Douglas Dauntless dive bomber and flew many combat missions off aircraft carriers in the Pacific. He was always in harms way there, and when Mom and I would say our "Now I lay me down to sleep" prayer each night we always added: ’Please God - keep Dean safe.

Now my prayer is that God has welcomed Dean into His heavenly home, where he will be safe eternally. I know that there he is forever out of harms way.

1930 Census:
Name: Dean D Boatright
Date: April 26, 1930
Age: 8
Estimated birth year: abt 1922
Relation to head-of-house: Son
Father's Name: Dean D Boatright
Mother's Name: Mildred G Boatright
Home in 1930: Sheboygan, Sheboygan, Wisconsin
Census Place: Sheboygan, Sheboygan, Wisconsin;
Roll: 2613; Page: 30B;
Enumeration District: 42; Image: 812.0.


Children of DEAN BOATRIGHT and JEAN MILLARD are:

        i. DEAN DUGGINS BOATRIGHT, b. California.

       ii. DARBY DEAN BOATRIGHT, b. California.

      iii. PAMELA JEAN BOATRIGHT, b. California.

11-358. NED COLLINS BOATRIGHT (DEAN DUGGINS12, GEORGE FRANCIS11, WILLIAM GREENE10, JACOB9, JACOB8, WILLIAM7, THOMAS6, JOHN5, JOHN4, JOHN3, ROBERT2, Not Yet Determined1) was born 10 Sep 1923 in Wanamaker Crossroads, Pettis County, Missouri, and died July 11, 2010 in Lebanon, Boone County, Indiana. He married PATRICIA ANN EDWARDS 10 Dec 1944 in Lebanon, Boone County, Indiana. She was born 31 Oct 1924 in Lebanon, Boone County, Indiana, and died 30 Jun 1972 in Lebanon, Boone County, Indiana.


Notes for NED COLLINS BOATWRIGHT:

Ned, Patty, Mildred and Dean Boatright

My Mother and Dad
Ned C. Boatright, November 10, 2004, Lebanon Indiana

Lately I have been thinking about my Mother and Dad. Mostly, I have been thinking about Mom and all that she gave me, and how little I appreciated her during the time she was here. She was the youngest child of parents living in a small town in western Missouri. She was a gifted musician, winning awards during high school for her piano performances. She was twenty-two when she married Dad in 1920. Dad was 21. Her father, William Collins, was an attorney and a Missouri legislator. Her Mom was Julia Dow Collins and we grandkids called her “Pawchy”. I’ve never known why.

After she and Dad were married they moved to a crossroads bungalow 15 miles out in the Missouri countryside, where Dad had bought a General Store from a widow woman. For the capital needed, he used the money he had received by selling the 40 acres of farmland his father had given them for a wedding gift. Dean, my brother, was born soon after and then two years later, in 1923, I arrived. Six months later, Dad got on the train and went to Kansas City to follow up on a lead given to him by a lawyer friend. He told Dad that the S. S. Kresge Co. was advertising for a stock man for the Kansas City store. Dad got the job, and then moved all of us to live in Kansas City.

When Dad was 94 and living in the Bethany Heights Nursing Home in Rochester MN, he and I were talking about his young adult life. I asked him why, not long after I was born, they had given up the General Store and had taken the job with Kresge. He told me that he and Mother came to realize that they could not support a family of four on the income from the store, because none of his farmer-customers could pay him in cash. They could only pay in trade – a bushel of tomatoes, ears of corn etc., or they wanted credit and then were unable to pay him cash when he would ask for it some time later.

Ned, Dean, Mildred and George Boatright Not far from this Wanamaker crossroads was the Longwood Methodist church. Every Sunday, Mom and Dad would load Dean and I into their Model T Ford and take us with them to that church. Dad had bought this car for $750 when they were married, driving it on their Lake of the Ozarks honeymoon some 50 miles southeast of Sedalia.

In a recent issue of the Upper Room, a Methodist devotional I read each night before prayers and sleep, a Virginia father had written about his mother and father and their influence on his life. I was deeply touched by what was said, remembering my own parents and all they had done to lead me to a faith in Jesus Christ and a life-long church attendance. I tore out the page and have saved it for periodic reading:

“When I think of my parents, I recall President Lyndon Johnson’s response to a flattering introduction: ‘My father would have enjoyed what you have so generously said of me, and my mother would have believed it.’

Like so many mothers, mine managed to look past the troubling behaviors of my young life and patiently led me to become my better self. She insisted on seeing the good of the past and the promise of the future. My father taught me about obedience, responsibility, and caring. My parents never told me how to be a Christian. They showed me. I never knew my father’s views of church attendance; I only knew that I had better save him a seat. My mother practiced forgiveness with great skill.

People like my parents model Christ’s love for us. Christ sees the good in us even when we can’t. He had confidence in our ability to manage any task, and he constantly encourages us with love.” (Frank Esposito-Virginia)

Now in my ninth decade of life, I think often about my parents. I think about this incredible woman, my Mother, who brought five of us to live in this chaotic world, teaching us constantly through her example and admonitions, filling the void left by an absentee father who was working six days a week and long hours as he climbed the ladder of success during his forty years with Kresge. I think about my Dad, who every Sunday took us all to Sunday School and church, showing us how to be a Christian. I loved standing next to him in church because he had an excellent voice, and would sing the baritone parts of the hymns while I sang the melody. His favorite hymn was “The Old Rugged Cross” and its words still resonate in my heart.

“So I’ll cling to the old rugged cross, till my trophies at last I lay down. I will cling to the old rugged cross and exchange it some day for a crown.”

When I attend my Methodist Church here in Lebanon, and we sing that beloved hymn, I think of my Mother and Dad. They never won any trophies or public recognition for their loving and faithful service to God, their church and their children here on earth. Yet in my heart and in my mind, I am certain that they have earned the crowns they now wear in God’s beautiful kingdom.


USING THE GIFTS WE ARE GIVEN
By Ned C. Boatright - Oct. 2005

Ned Collins Boatright

Consider the possibility - that before you were born - you and God had a meeting. You were summoned to God's palatial office, and God said "I want to have a one-on-one conversation with you - before I create you - about your mission in life."

So you and God had this conversation. It wasn't God telling you what He thought you should do with your life. It was - instead - a mutual exchange of ideas that led to a mutually agreed decision regarding your life mission.

And then God gave you all the gifts that you would need to accomplish your life mission. And then God gave you amnesia. And then God created you.

I received this idea from Richard Bolles - the author of "What Color is Your Parachute?" when I attended his two week long workshop in Oregon 12 years ago. I have since learned that the concept is scripturally accurate, referred to in both the Old and New Testaments - one example - "Having gifts that differ, according to the Grace given us, let us use them", (Romans 12:6 - 12:8). I begin each of my Career Planning Workshops by asking high school students and their parents to "Consider the possibility". and each time I do, the audience becomes profoundly still as they contemplate this life-affirming and life-changing possibility.

I then ask parents, who know their student better than anyone else, to work through an exercise that serves to identify their student's gifts. Following that - I stress to students and parents alike, the importance of choosing careers that will allow them to make use of their God-given gifts. To emphasize this point, I tell Mary's story. Mary was gifted with great interpersonal intelligence, having special insights into people and their problems. Yielding to her father's influence, she chose to enter a career in accounting, where he told her that, as a woman, she would always "make a good living" in that career. At age 30, she faced up to the simple truth that she was very unhappy in her accounting career. She then started over, pursuing a doctorate in counseling psychology. Having received that degree, she is now in an Indianapolis psychology practice where she experiences daily, the rewards of using her gifts to help people work through their personal problems.

Parker Palmer, a Quaker minister, has written a book entitled "Let your Life Speak". I share his wisdom with the participants of my workshops.

"We arrive in this world with birthright gifts - then we spend the first half of our lives abandoning them or letting others disabuse us of them. As young people we are surrounded by expectations that may have little to do with who we really are.

Palmer then writes this profound truth: "I must listen to my life telling me who I am. I must listen for the truths and values at the heart of my own identity, not the standards by which I must live - but the standards by which I cannot help but live - if I am living my own life."


THE D-DAY THAT DIDN'T HAPPEN
By Ned C. Boatright - June 6, 2007

Ned Boatright - Korea 1951

I should have been there. I would have - if my battery commander hadn't refused to send me with the friends I had made in our Ft. Bragg artillery basic unit. He didn't turn me down in a polite way when I stood before him one hot August day. He knew I was one of some forty Purdue ROTC students who were destined to go to Officer Candidate School at Ft. Sill Oklahoma later that year - 1943.

Boatright he growled. You are an idiot! I'm not going to let you go with those hill-billies. You'll end like they will. Cannon fodder! Now get out of here!’

I felt sure that our invasion of Europe would happen soon, and I wanted to be a part of it. I had wanted to volunteer the day after Pearl Harbor was attack. My brother did, and now he was a Marine pilot in the Pacific, fighting Japs. But my parents had pleaded with me, saying they didn't want two of their sons in harms way, so I held off and joined the advanced ROTC group at Purdue.

When D-Day came, June 6th, 1944 I was in OCS at Ft. Knox. I was upset and angry at my basic training battery commander for his decision to keep me out of it. Now there would not be a chance for me to be in the war, which I was sure would be over before I could be a part of combat anywhere in the world.

My eagerness for combat cooled considerably when I found myself on the troop ship loaded with our tanks and other equipment, headed for the invasion of Japan. By this time I had seen the photographic record of the blood baths on D-Day beaches and in Mt. Suribachi's tunnels and caves. It was July 1945, and the invasion of Japan's main island of Honshu was scheduled for November 1st.

My enthusiasm for becoming a war hero was further dampened by my getting married after being commissioned in September 1944. Now I was going to be a father. During the sunset vesper services each night I found myself asking God to bring me home unharmed to my wife and child. And yet, here I was, inevitably, with each passing day, sliding down a slippery tube that would dump me and my tank platoon on a Japanese beach in just a few months.

God didn't answer my prayers. I now realize that a loving God doesn't kill or maim a quarter million Japanese just so I could avoid possible injury and death on Japan's D-Day. Harry Truman is not God, but I voted for him in the next election. He made the decision that I feel sure saved my life. He gave the order that resulted in the Enola Gay's B-29 crew to release the first Atom Bomb over that Japanese city with the funny name - Hiroshima. Nevertheless, I thank Him every day.


RELIVING THE WARS WITH KEN BURNS
By Ned C. Boatright - October 4, 2007

Ned Collins Boatright - Shiloh Battle Field

I didn't think I would be as affected by watching Ken Burns story of The War. I found out how wrong I was as I sat wiping away tears in scene after scene that showed actual footage of men who had suffered and had died in a war that God allowed me to escape unharmed. However I was changed forever in ways that will never heal here on this earth. I think anyone who serves their country in war will never forget the experience, and if they were in combat, the horror of war. When I reach Gods h’eaven I am looking forward to meeting once again my platoon Sgt. John Schaefer, a gentle man who served with me in Co. D, 779th Tank Battalion. He died from gunshot wounds from an accidental discharge of his buddies machine gun. Schaefer’s mortal remains lie in a Manila cemetery,whose white crosses row on row stand forever under a south Pacific sky where the winds blow soft off Manila Bay. He will not see me standing there recalling those difficult days as I so often do. As I live out my own days in this peaceful place called Lebanon, I think about him almost daily.

The depot was subject to black marketers offering false requisitions from bribed Filipino officials and some U.S. officers. I was one of those officers who was offered $500 a day if I would arrange for the rear fence area of the depot to be free of guards for two hours every night. I alerted the CID (Criminal Investigation Division) and later testified at the crooks trial. Once we arrested him I could never find out what then, but one of the CID men I worked with told me that once it was turned over to Filipinos further bribes would insure that no fines or imprisonment would occur. The irony is that all the clothing and equipment we guarded every day and night in that huge depot was eventually dumped into the China Sea, written off by the War Department as a post-war expense. In a way Schaefer was also written off, left behind as yet another unremembered soldier. Today only his young bride and his grieving parents and I remember what a fine man he was.

In his story, "The War", Ken Burns shows an old woman, probably around my age, saying that she will forever be thankful that Truman had the guts to drop the Hiroshima Bomb. I couldn’'t agree more. I've felt that way every day of my life since that hot August 14th, 1945 day when our troop ships loud speakers blared - Now hear this! Japan has surrendered unconditionally. Nor did I feel even one pang of regret in early 1951 as we passed Hiroshima on yet another troop ship headed for Korea. Going through the Inland Seas we passed the devastated city of Hiroshima, a city where more than 250,000 Japanese civilians and soldiers are continuing to die from the blast and fire of the Bomb and its radiation illnesses.

"The War" also reminded me of leaving Purdue to board yet another troop train in March of 1943 taking 75 ROTC men to Ft. Bragg North Carolina for 13 weeks of basic artillery training. There we were taught the most efficient way to kill Germans and Japs with 155 mm. howitzers. Fortunately we were still in Ft. Knox Officers Candidate School learning to kill either Germans or Japanese when Eisenhower and his allied forces hit Normandy beaches on June 6th, 1944. Even more fortunate was that we were eventually deployed to the Philippines. With the war only a memory, we had nothing more to do than guard Jap POWs, play ping-pong, swim in the China Sea, and watch bad movies sitting in rain-drenched rice paddies. Our worst set-back was a generator that sometimes died before Daffy Duck had squawked his last Suffering Succotash!

"The War" led me to think back of getting discharged at Camp McCoy Wisconsin. While there I made a decision to sign up for the Reserve Officer Corps. I decided if I told my wife about this thinking she would be upset that I had made that impulsive decision without consulting her. Looking back I now realize I was in a state of euphoria which is a nice term for.... stupidity ’.... developed from getting caught up in post-war patriotism. My mind was also focused on the reality that after 14 months I would soon be reunited in Chicago for a long weekend together with her before going to Lebanon. As we stepped off the Big Four train at the Lebanon station Patty's Mom, Magdalene waited with our 11 month old son Ned Jr. who I was seeing for the first time. Only then did I fully realize that we were at last going to be allowed to resume our peacetime life.

The Camp McCoy decision was to backfire in 1949 when I found myself serving as Commanding Officer of a Cincinnati reserve company. You can perhaps imagine my surprise and chagrin, along with that of my wife, when we were ordered to return to active duty to once again. We were soon to enjoy the opportunity to take an all-expense-paid troop ship voyage that carried us across a rolling and stormy Pacific to debark just 35 mile south of the Taegu front lines. When I returned from Korea Patty and Ned Jr. met me for a tear-filled and joyful reunion at the Weir Cook airport. On the way home with Ned asleep in the back seat, she offered me my choice of two alternatives: 1) Resign my Captains commission in the reserve or 2) she would file for a divorce from me and our eight year long and happy marriage. I chose Door No. 1 and we began our life in Lebanon - Ulen. Some years later I learned that among her gifts was the ability to see into the future. Somehow she foresaw that the wars we seem to fight every decade would call for my reserve service once again. The Cold War and that other one, Viet Nam, were just over the horizon.

I'm thankful that she didn't know then that she was to encounter one more war, one that this time we lost. Looking back on her seven year battle with lymph cancer not a single day passes that I am not saddened knowing that she has never been able to know or be with her sons and the lovely women they married. She can not see them with her human eyes - those fine men as fathers and grandfathers of their own children whom she would have so loved. Now I am looking forward to being with her in the next life, that special place God created where there is no war or death or separation from the ones we love.


MOVIE MEMORIES
By Ned C. Boatright - June 9, 2007

I have been addicted to movies all my life (almost). When I was 7, my Mom would drive us, my 9 year old brother and me, to a movie every Saturday. We lived in Escanaba, Upper Michigan, and I can remember driving to the Orpheum on winter days, looking out the car window through the frost pattern, and shivering from the bitter sub-zero cold.

It was always a cowboy movie. My favorites were Tom Mix and Rex Maynard. Gene Autry and the Lone Ranger came along later. Before the main attraction began there were Pathe News and coming attractions. There was always a chapter of the serial before the movie, and we held our breath as the heroine was thrown into the raging river by the villain. Those disasters always happened at the end of the segment, and we were sure she would never survive the huge water falls that was just down-stream. These made us beg Mom when she came to get us after the movie to let us come again next Saturday. Her answer was invariably "We'll see" causing my frustrated brother, on one Saturday, to shout at her "NOT we'll see!"

Then came the feature that invariably would end with the cowboy hero riding off into the sunset with the girl whose heart he had won. I'm sure that scene is the reason I told my Mom one day in Green Bay Wisconsin, where we moved after Escanaba, It is settled Mom, I'm going to be a cowboy when I grow up!’


WHAT'S THE FIRST THING YOU DO WHEN YOU GET UP IN THE MORNING?
By Ned C. Boatright - August 31, 2007

I ask my Indiana Wesleyan business students this question on our first class meeting. The answer I am hoping for is: I go to the window and scan the environment. After I have heard their answers I say, with emphasis This is what every manager should do each day, because understanding the environment that surrounds the company is crucial for executing successfully any strategic plan and program.

What makes any plan or program strategic? The answer: It is the long-range planning a manager must do if his business is to successfully compete against all others in what has become our global economy.

My students usually don't have clue when it comes to answering the question. Almost all of them are working full time, and most have young children in their home. They soon learn that the only time available for working on the class assignment for the first class is after everyone else is in bed. (which by the way defines strategic planning and execution).

These are some of their answers:

I put the toilet seat up (given by the male who will never forget - after hearing his wifes piercing scream when that cold porcelain touched her skin one dark winter morning).

I read the back of the Lucky Charms box. (male) (I learned that Lucky Charms is a breakfast cereal with marshmallow bits interspersed though the entire box. Yuk!).

I make a pot of very strong coffee to hold me until I get to the closest Starbucks. (male or female).

I take a shower, put on my makeup, and fix my hair. (female and occasionally male).

I get the baby up, change his Pampers, and get out his baby food. (female and occasionally male).

I do 60 pushups and 50 back crunches. (male).

I go out for a two mile run. (female or male).

I get the paper out of the bushes and read the funny papers. My favorite is Zits, and his teenage parent-baffling antics.

I do my homework for this class. (my favorite female student destined for a certain A in the course!).

I walk the treadmill while watching Good Morning America.

I study for tonights class or I write my paper due for tonights class. (Two more students sure to get A's).

Parents, think about teaching your children to scan their environment each day. Developing that habit will help them a great deal as they move through their often troublesome teenage years. Planning ahead can make it possible that they will choose the right career and even the right partner, the first time. Take a look at the Sunday papers display of 50 year anniversary celebrants. I believe they will surely tell us that they learned early in life to plan ahead.

If you want to have some fun with your children, every once in a while go around the supper table and ask each one to answer the question What was the first thing you did this morning? You will be amazed at what they tell you, just as I am with my students responses. And the exercise, repeated often, even when they groan and say Oh Dad (Mom) Not again! may slowly become a part of their morning routine. If nothing else it will give you a springboard for a mini-lecture of the importance of constantly looking for what happening in their environment.


Ned Collins Boatright Obituary
The Lebanon Reporter, Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Ned Collins Boatright

Ned Collins Boatright Sr., a loving father, grandfather, great-grandfather, husband, brother, father-in-law, brother-in-law, uncle and friend, went to the Lord on Sunday, July 11, 2010.

He was born on Sept. 10, 1923, in Wanamaker Township, near Sedalia, Missouri, to parents Mildred Gertrude (Collins) and Dean Duggins Boatright Sr., both deceased. He was the third of five children — two brothers and two sisters — Dean Duggins Boatright Jr. (deceased), Juliann Jean Bumann (deceased), Peggy Lou Nolan of Sun City, Florida, and George Frances Boatright (deceased). He was a loving husband to Patricia (Edwards) Boatright (deceased).

Ned graduated from Waukegan High School, Waukegan, Illinois, in 1941. He was married to Patricia Ann Edwards in Lebanon, on Dec. 10, 1944. He graduated from Purdue University in 1948 with a bachelor’s degree in chemical engineering and was a member of the Tau Beta Pi engineering honor society. He also held three master’s degrees from Purdue in business administration, industrial psychology and counseling.

Ned was a Captain in the U.S. Army and served during World War II and the Korean Conflict. After his service in World War II and prior to his service in the Korean Conflict, he worked for Procter & Gamble in Cincinnati, Ohio. Following this period, he was employed at Shumate Business Forms in Lebanon, where he began as a production supervisor, eventually serving as president of the organization until his retirement in 1992 at the age of 69. After retirement, he pursued his passion for lifelong learning through teaching courses as an adjunct professor at Indiana Wesleyan College and by influencing the lives of hundreds of students and parents in his career planning workshops.

Ned was a resident of Lebanon for more than 60 years. He served as Clerk-Treasurer of the Town of Ulen for 30 years, from 1966 to 1996, and was often referred to as the Mayor of Ulen. He was a persistent golfer and was forever loyal to the Purdue University football and basketball programs. Ned was a lifetime member of the Lebanon Rotary Club, held perfect attendance for many years, and was a Paul Harris Fellow. He was a member of St. Luke’s United Methodist Church in Indianapolis, and participated in the Stephen Ministries program.

He is survived by his three sons, Ned (Ann) of Sebastopol, California, John (Lucille) of St. Paul, Minnesota, and Andrew (Eileen) of Columbus, Ohio; four grandchildren, Elizabeth (Ben), Sarah, Karl and Leah; two stepgrandchildren, Nick and Zack; and two great-grandchildren, Samantha and Abigail.

Calling hours will be from 4 to 6 p.m. Friday, Aug. 6, followed by a celebration of his life at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Aug. 7, at Myers Mortuary, 1502 N. Lebanon St., Lebanon.

In lieu of flowers, donations in Ned’s honor will be accepted at St. Luke’s United Methodist Church, 100 W. 86th St., Indianapolis, IN. 46260.

Online condolences may be made at www.myersmortuary.com.


1930 Census:
Name: Ned C Boatright
Date: April 26, 1930
Age: 6
Estimated birth year: abt 1924
Relation to head-of-house: Son
Father's Name: Dean D Boatright
Mother's Name: Mildred G Boatright
Home in 1930: Sheboygan, Sheboygan, Wisconsin
Census Place: Sheboygan, Sheboygan, Wisconsin;
Roll: 2613; Page: 30B;
Enumeration District: 42; Image: 812.0.

U.S. World War II Army Enlistment Records, 1938-1946
Name: Ned C Boatright
Birth Year: 1923
Race: White, citizen (White)
Nativity State or Country: Missouri
State of Residence: Illinois
County or City: Lake
Enlistment Date: 19 Mar 1943
Enlistment State: Indiana
Enlistment City: Fort Benjamin Harrison
Branch: Detached Enlisted Mens List
Branch Code: Detached Enlisted Mens List
Grade: Private
Grade Code: Private
Component: Reserves - exclusive of Regular Army Reserve and Officers of
the Officers Reserve Corps on active duty under the Thomason Act (Officers
and Enlisted Men -- O.R.C. and E.R.C., and Nurses-Reserve Status)
Source: Enlisted Reserve or Medical Administrative Corps (MAC) Officer
Education: Grammar school
Marital Status: Single, without dependents
Height: 00
Weight: 992
Burial: Oak Hill Cemetery, Lebanon, Boone County, Indiana


Notes for PATRICIA ANN EDWARDS:

Burial: Oak Hill Cemetery, Lebanon, Boone County, Indiana


Children of NED BOATRIGHT and PATRICIA EDWARDS are:

        i. NED COLLINS BOATRIGHT, b. Lebanon, Boone County, Indiana.

       ii. JOHN EDWARDS BOATRIGHT, b. Lebanon, Boone County, Indiana.

      iii. ANDREW MITCHELL BOATRIGHT, b. Lebanon, Boone County, Indiana.

11-359. JULIANNE JEAN "DEWEY" BOATRIGHT (DEAN DUGGINS12, GEORGE FRANCIS11, WILLIAM GREENE10, JACOB9, JACOB8, WILLIAM7, THOMAS6, JOHN5, JOHN4, JOHN3, ROBERT2, Not Yet Determined1) was born 11 Apr 1925 in Sedalia, Pettis County, Missouri, and died 12 Apr 2004 in Jacksonville, Duval County, Florida. She married GILBERT AMBROSE BUMANN 21 Oct 1945 in Waukegan, Lake County, Illinois, son of GILBERT AMBROSE BUMANN and MARY M.. He was born 06 Aug 1925 in Illinois, and died 25 Dec 1992 in Jacksonville, Duval County, Florida.


Notes for JULIANNE JEAN "DEWEY" BOATWRIGHT:

MY SISTER DEWEY 1925 - 2004
Written as a loving memory of her life by her brother Ned - July 18, 2004

Now that she has gone away from us for a while, I find myself thinking about my sister and how her life must have seemed to her. I think about the possibility that I knew her, in some ways, better than any one else.

After all, I was there when she was born. I was five months short of being two years old when she came into our world of four - Mom, Dad, Dean, and I. The year was 1925. We lived in Kansas City then, but before long we moved to Sioux Fall, South Dakota. Dad had been promoted from his first Kresge job as a stock man, and became assistant manager of the Sioux Falls store.

Mom used to dress us up for Methodist Sunday school. I know because I have this picture that I believe was taken alongside our Sioux Falls house. There was Dewey (Dean and I named her Dewey because her given name, Julianne, was too hard to pronounce). As you can see, she was dressed up in long white stockings and a white dress. Mom always cut our hair, and Dewey's was sort of a page boy bob. She had a round face like mine, not like Dean's long narrow face, but of course as kids we didn't notice such things. In fact, for the most part, I just ignored Dewey and so did Dean. Dean ignored me too, except to tell me to stay on my own side of the bed we shared for the next 15 years. Dewey also shared her bed with Peggy, who came along two years after Dewey was born.

Dean, Peggy, Ned and Dewey Boatright Mom was always taking pictures with her Kodak black box camera, and sending them to her sister Marge and Pauchy and Granny our grandmothers. On the back of this picture she had written in pencil - "This was taken in Feb. (I'm guessing the year was 1929, because I look like I was around 6 years old, and I was born in 1923) Mom went on to say, probably writing to her Mom, Grandma Collins, who we called Pauchy, "I sent the others to Marge (Mom's sister) - and I will get more for you - They weren't so very good - can't get Peggy to stand still long enuf"(Mom's way of spelling "enough.')

I remember Mom driving the four of us to Escanaba, Upper Michigan in the early 1930's. I was sitting in the back seat with Dewey and Peggy, Dean in the front seat with Mom. Dad had taken the train on to Escanaba some two weeks before, to begin his first assignment as a manager of the S. S. Kresge 5-10-25 Cent Store there. When we got close to Escanaba, we came to a long line of cars that had been stopped by the police. There was a big forest fire up ahead and the smoke was making the road impossible to see. With night closing in on us, Dewey and Peggy began to cry. Dean made fun of them and got scolded by Mom.

While we lived in Escanaba, and I was in the fourth grade, Dewey in the second, she and I thought it would be a good idea to try to hatch a chick from an egg. So when Mom wasn't around, we took an egg out of the ice box, figuring that to hatch a chick it would have to be warmed up. Then we hid the egg on a closet shelf where Mom stored clean bed sheets, back behind the sheets and wrapped it in a wash cloth. For weeks we kept checking on the egg, wondering when it would hatch. One day we hear Mom yell - she had found the egg. Fortunately it had not been smashed among the bed sheets. After she calmed down she explained that the egg couldn't ever hatch because any chick would had died from the cold of the ice box. After that Dewey and I were not too crazy about eating eggs.

In Green Bay, Dewey and I used to get into fist fights. She was a good boxer, and she could really hit hard. So after I found that out, I avoided fist fights with her. One day after school, Mom left with Dad, carrying a little suitcase, telling us to mind the high school girl who had come to baby sit us while she and Dad were gone. I had noticed that Mom was getting fat, and was worried about her. The next morning the phone rang and the high school girl answered it. After she hung up she announced "Hey! You have a new baby brother!" That was the first we knew about George joining our family of what had been four kids, Dean, Dewey, Peggy and I, and now we were five.

Up until then (I was in the sixth grade when George was born) I thought the stork brought new babies. That summer I was playing catch with two of my friends, and mentioned my belief that the stork brought new babies. One of my buddies then scoffed at me, and told me how babies really were born. I could not believe it! Then several years ago, both of us now in our 70's, and remembering that neither Mom or Dad had ever told me the "facts of life' I asked Dewey if Mom had talked to her and Peggy about what girls needed to know about pregnancy and child birth. Dewey said there was never one word said about that by Mom. What she knew came from her girl friends.

Dewey and Peg and I used to argue about who would get to walk George in the baby buggy down to the park about two blocks away. All of us loved baby George so dearly. I used to love holding and rocking him and singing to him in the little sun room in our house on Dousman Street there in Green Bay.

When we moved to Waukegan, I was in the middle of my high school junior year and Dewey was in the middle of her sophomore year. Kresge would always transfer us at the beginning of a calendar year. No "family-friendly" firms in those days, deep in the Depression years of the late 1930's. No discussions or family meetings, with Mom and Dad asking us kids if we would be OK with leaving our friends and school to go to the new town where we would start into a new school and begin again to make new friends. Dad would get a phone call from his district superintendent in the week between Christmas and New Years - answer it - and say "OK - I will be there on Monday". Then he would take the train to the new store city, start the new assignment, and rent a house for us. Mom would get the moving van there, and after it was loaded and had started for our new rented home, we would all sleep on the floor until the next day when Mom would drive us to the new town.

As a family we moved many times - from Kansas City to Sioux Falls to Escanaba, to Manitowoc and Sheboygan, Wisconsin, to Green Bay and to Waukegan. Dean and I left Waukegan for college - Dean to the Wisconsin School of Mines in Plattsburg in 1939, and I to Purdue in Indiana in 1941. After Dewey and Peggy had gone to their colleges, Dewey to the University of Missouri, and Peggy to Monmouth College, Dad was transferred to Madison, Wisconsin and finally to the Alton, Illinois store, from which he retired to their first home, Sedalia, Missouri.

Dewey met Gil in Waukegan. His Dad was a Navy Captain and Gil went to WTHS (Waukegan Township High School) where he met and began to date Dewey. I lost track of Dewey then after I went into the Army, and Patty and I were married. She and Gil finished their college and were married. We didn't get together until one year we all assembled at Mom and Dad's home after Christmas. They were living in Morton Grove, Illinois where Dad had the Evanston store. Our son Ned was staying with his Grandmother Magdalene and Aunt Marcia in Lebanon that Christmas. I think the year was 1946, and Patty and I had just bought our first car, a new Ford. We suggested that Patty and I drive Dewey and Gil back to their St. Louis home, an apartment near downtown St. Louis. On the way, we ran into a bad snow storm on Route 66, and the six hour drive took us 10 hours. We stayed overnight with them and then Patty and I returned to Indiana. After that we stayed in close touch.

When the girls (Susan, Linda and Joan) were born, we would exchange Christmas gifts. One Christmas we sent one of the girls a charm bracelet - I think it was Susan. It had ten charms and on it with each one was engraved with one of the Ten Commandments. Dewey told us that after studying the charms for some time, Susan looked up and asked, "Mom, what is adultery?"

Some years later, Dewey and Gil moved to Florida, living on the water, which they both loved. We happened to be vacationing in Florida and traveled to their home for a short visit. We had a great time, going out to dinner, and sunning ourselves on their patio. I concluded that those were happy years for them.

After Mom died, Dewey amazed me with her acumen in real estate. She had obtained her real estate brokers license in Jacksonville, Florida and was quite successful in that career. She came to Sedalia where Mom and Dad had retired, and where Dad had decided to sell their home on West 16th Street, moving to an assisted living home. Dewey took over the whole transaction, and did all that was necessary to manage the sale successfully, doing so in less than a month.

One of the happiest times occurred when Linda married Larry Kream. George, Jim and Peg, my son John and I all attended the wedding in Rockford, Illinois, and had a great family fun time with Gil and Dewey and daughters Susan, Linda, and Joan. In the years following, as I would be traveling from Lebanon to Rochester, Minnesota to visit Dad and Peg and Jim, I would call ahead and arrange to meet Linda for lunch in Rockford, where she and Larry were practicing law. I very much enjoyed those luncheons with Linda at the Hourtime Restaurant, located next to the hotel where she and Larry had hosted their wedding reception and dinner.

In the years after Gil's death Dewey and I talked by phone several times a month. She adjusted to the loss of Gil, becoming active in Jacksonville community beautification projects and in her Methodist Church. She would send me surprise gifts, for no reason - just letting me know she loved me - a shirt or a sweater -always the right size. In spite of this generosity, I perceived that she was very frugal, noticing that whenever we talked on the phone she would say after we had talked for five minutes or so - "We need to hang up so we won't run up the phone bill."

When she suffered the deterioration of her spine from osteoporosis, all of us who loved her prayed that she would not be permanently disabled. She fought her way through, thanks to the constant support of her daughters, especially Joan. Joan called me one day crying, at a loss to know how to deal with her Mom's disability. Amazingly, Dewey recovered, and once again became fiercely independent. She and I talked about living alone, and agreed we wanted to be independent as long as possible. She suggested that we give each other a close neighbor's phone number for emergency purposes, which we did.

When she learned that she had been diagnosed with terminal colon cancer, she told me on the phone that it was her fault that it was terminal. She explained that she had gone to her Doctor 18 months earlier with symptoms of groin pain and weight loss, and he had arranged an appointment for a sonogram. Dewey told me that when she arrived for the sonogram at the appointed time, they told her that there had been a mix-up and she would have to come back the next day to get the test. She was in an impatient mood, and said "Oh forget it!" and never went back. She told me that she now realized that if she had gone back the next day, they might have found the cancer in an earlier stage and stopped it. Of course I consoled her, but I couldn't help thinking of my brother George. He also had met an untimely death because he assumed that his pain was caused by his gall bladder flaring up and would not listen to Juanita's pleas to have a check-up that may have found that he also had colon cancer.

Last Sunday in my Methodist Church service we sang one of my favorite hymns:
"O God, our help in ages past" The words are profound, and I thought of Dewey when we sang these verses:
Before the hills in order stood, or earth received her frame; from everlasting thou art God, to endless years the same.
Time, like an ever rolling steam, bears all who breathe away; they fly forgotten as a dream dies at the dawning day.
O God our help in ages past, our hope for years to come; be thou our guide while life shall last, and our eternal home.

Dewey and I accepted the imprinting by our parents, who took us to Sunday school every Sunday, We carried that Christian habit into our adult lives. I know with great certainty and faith that my beloved sister is now in her eternal home, smiling to know that she is not forgotten, nor will she ever be. In her life she had encountered both sorrow and heartache, but she also enjoyed times of contentment and happiness. She gave of herself to her husband and her children, experiencing the satisfaction that parents can have when their children grow into adulthood, and become all that she and Gil hoped they would become.

Finally - I fully realize that Dewey was God's good gift to me, and to many others. As I think of her leaving, but only for a while, I am comforted by the thought that, although life here on this earth must inevitably end, love never ends.


1930 Census:
Name: Julianne J Boatright
Date: April 26, 1930
Age: 5
Estimated birth year: abt 1925
Relation to head-of-house: Daughter
Father's Name: Dean D Boatright
Mother's Name: Mildred G Boatright
Home in 1930: Sheboygan, Sheboygan, Wisconsin
Census Place: Sheboygan, Sheboygan, Wisconsin; 
Roll: 2613; Page: 30B; 
Enumeration District: 42; Image: 812.0.


Notes for GILBERT AMBROSE BUMANN:

Social Security Death Index
Name: Gilbert A. Bumann 
Last Residence: 32210  Jacksonville, Duval, Florida
Born: 6 Aug 1925 
Died: Dec 1992 
State (Year) SSN issued: Illinois (Before 1951) 

Florida Death Index, 1877-1998 
Name: Gilbert A Bumann 
Death Date: 25 Dec 1992 
County of Death: Duval 
State of Death: Florida 
Age at Death: 67 
Race: White 
Birth Date: 6 Aug 1925 


Children of JULIANNE BOATRIGHT and GILBERT BUMANN are:

        i. SUSAN LYNN BUMANN. 

       ii. LINDA KAY BUMANN. 

      iii. JOAN LOISE BUMANN. 

11-360. PEGGY LOU BOATRIGHT (DEAN DUGGINS12, GEORGE FRANCIS11, WILLIAM GREENE10, JACOB9, JACOB8, WILLIAM7, THOMAS6, JOHN5, JOHN4, JOHN3, ROBERT2, Not Yet Determined1) was born 14 Apr 1927 in Kansas City, Jackson County, Missouri. She married (1) JOSEPH ARTHUR WILLIAM STAUDENBAUR 21 Aug 1948 in Morton Grove, Cook County, Illinois. She married (2) JAMES "JIM" NOLAN 17 Oct 1975.


Notes for PEGGY LOU BOATWRIGHT:

1930 Census:
Name: Peggy L Boatright
Date: April 26, 1930
Age: 3
Estimated birth year: abt 1927
Relation to head-of-house: Daughter
Father's Name: Dean D Boatright
Mother's Name: Mildred G Boatright
Home in 1930: Sheboygan, Sheboygan, Wisconsin
Census Place: Sheboygan, Sheboygan, Wisconsin; 
Roll: 2613; Page: 30B; 
Enumeration District: 42; Image: 812.0.


Children of PEGGY BOATRIGHT and JOSEPH STAUDENBAUR are:

        i. JOSEPH ARTHUR STAUDENBAUR, b. Illinois.

       ii. TRACY KAY STAUDENBAUR, b. Illinois.

      iii. KURT STAUDENBAUR, b. Illinois.

11-361. GEORGE FRANCIS BOATRIGHT (DEAN DUGGINS12, GEORGE FRANCIS11, WILLIAM GREENE10, JACOB9, JACOB8, WILLIAM7, THOMAS6, JOHN5, JOHN4, JOHN3, ROBERT2, Not Yet Determined1) was born 18 Apr 1935 in Green Bay, Brown County, Wisconsin, and died 02 May 1993 in Lynchburg, Virginia. He married JUANITA MAY BEATY 10 Nov 1956 in Rose Chapel, Boston Avenue Methodist Church, Tulsa, Tulsa County, Oklahoma, daughter of MARTIN ELBERT BEATY and VIRGIE ZINN. She was born 10 Aug 1932 in Prairie Grove, Washington County, Arkansas, and died 09 Aug 1997 in Lynchburg, Virginia.


Notes for GEORGE FRANCIS BOATWRIGHT:

Dean and George Francis Boatright - age 3 - 1938

George Francis Boatright was born in Green Bay, Wisconsin, April 18, 1935. George was the youngest of five kids. His dad, Dean Duggins Boatright, was born and raised in Sedalia, Missouri on a farm. Dean and his wife, Mildred Gertrude Collins Boatright ran a grocery store after they got married in 1920 in the small town of Wannamaker Crossroads, Missouri. They quickly had four kids, Dean, 1921, Ned, 1923, Dewey, 1925 and Peggy, 1927. Dean realized he couldn’t feed the family on the small grocery proposition, so he took a job in Kansas City with Kreskie’s Department Store Company. He ended up working for the company for the rest of his life, managing stores throughout the Midwest (Chicago and Alton, Illinois, Green Bay, Wisconsin, Sheboykin, Michigan were some of the stops). The family moved every three or four years throughout his career.

In 1935, George came along, a surprise for everyone. Brother Ned Boatright tells the story that the kids never understood that their mom was pregnant with George, she just got heavy and then one day they came home from school and a sitter was there and their parents had gone to the hospital and brought home baby George. By the time George was 10 years old, both brothers were off fighting in WWII and both sisters were married. From age 10 to 18 George was raised more like an only child. Ned tells the story of when he and his brother and sisters were raised they never missed Sunday school and Church, only to come home from college and discover that his dad and George were driving to Chicago Cubs games on Sunday, rather than going to church.

George had a great sense of humor and was very much the practical joker. George grew 8 inches between the 9th and 10th grade, going from 5’8” to 6’4” in 6 months time. George also skipped a grade during one of the family moves and graduated high school at age 17, 15th in a class of 200. George followed his brother Ned to Purdue University and majored in Mechanical Engineering. His junior year a classmate said he should try out for the glee club and George decided to give it a try. Having never sung in a choir, he found he had some talent and enjoyed the group. He graduated from Purdue in the spring of 1956.

Upon graduation from Purdue, George was hired and enrolled in an engineer training program with the Nuclear Engineering company, Babcock and Wilcox, and was assigned to their offices in Tulsa, Oklahoma in June of 1956. The program included 30 other graduate engineers. The training included field work in the service and construction departments at various Babcock and Wilcox offices and construction sites around the country.

George and Juanita Beaty Boatright - November 10, 1956

On November 10, 1956 George married Juanita May Beaty at Boston Avenue Methodist Church in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Juanita and George were married by the Reverend Herbert E. Gatti. George’s dad, Dean Boatright was his best man; Juanita’s sister, Maxine Beaty Fortenberry was matron of honor. Ushers were Leon Beaty, brother of Juanita and Charles Sullinger, friend of George.

Juanita and George moved around the first two years of their marriage, including Alliance, Ohio, and Atlanta, Georgia. In June of 1957, George was ordered to active duty in the armed services. He petitioned and was accepted into the Ready Reserves program with the United States Coast Guard. The program included a 14 week training assignment in Cape May, New Jersey, followed by seven years stand-by reserve. The stand-by reserve did not require monthly drills or annual encampments. George reported for duty at Cape May on November 1, 1957. Juanita stayed with her parents in Prairie Grove. George was released from active duty training on February 18, 1958. George and Juanita moved to Wadsworth, Ohio in the spring of 1958, George began work at the Babcock and Wilcox office in Barberton, Ohio. George received an honourable discharge from the Coast Guard on September 12, 1965.

Wadsworth, Ohio is located about 40 miles south of Cleveland, Ohio and about 5 miles west of Barberton, Ohio. In the spring of 1958, Juanita and George rented a home at 300 High Street. In December 1961, they rented a home on 783 Hillcrest Drive, near the local high school. In 1963 they moved to a rented home on 173 Simcox Street. Finally, in 1966, they purchased their first home a block away at 277 Marlowe Avenue. Generally, each move was the result of the need for a larger home for the growing family. George decided to go back to school and obtain his MBA. He enrolled in night classes at Case Institute of Technology in the fall of 1963. Case is located in Cleveland. George graduated first in his class on June 14, 1966 with a Master of Science degree in Engineering Administration.

George and Juanita Boatright During these years Juanita and George were active in the community. They joined and sang in the Wadsworth Community Choir and presented the Messiah on December 6, 1959. George joined and became an officer in the local Jaycees, and also was involved in Little League and Junior Achievement. Juanita and George joined the First United Methodist Church of Wadsworth and taught 5th grade Sunday school class together for several years. Juanita and George became active in a local Tennis league and played most weekends during the spring and summer. The boys would tag along and play in the adjoining public park and sometimes serve as ball fetchers for the occasional errant shot over the fence.

In September of 1967, George was selected for a one year financial training program under the Division Controller. Upon completion of the program, George was assigned to the Babcock and Wilcox Nuclear Power Generation Division, as Accounting Manager at the new nuclear fuel rod plant in Lynchburg, Virginia. Juanita and George and the three boys moved in November of 1968 to Lynchburg, purchasing a home at 6036 Rhonda Road. In November of 1969, George was promoted to Nuclear Power Division Controller. Lynchburg is located in what is known as Central Virginia. The city had about 100,000 inhabitants in the greater area in 1970.

George Francis Boatright In 1972, Juanita and George decided to move to a larger home. The family ended up moving two blocks away, in the Sandusky neighborhood of Lynchburg, to 711 Chinook Place. This house would be home to Juanita and George and family for the rest of their lives. The house was large, about 3,500 square feet. The boys had roomed together for the past couple years, so the prospect of separate bed rooms was quite exciting.

George left Babcock and Wilcox in March of 1973. Prior to leaving his job, George and Juanita researched various franchise opportunities and finally settled on lawn care. George and Juanita purchased a franchise of Lawn Doctor. The idea of lawn care in the 1970s was relatively new and the franchise struggled the first couple years. George and Juanita had realized it would be an uphill climb from the onset, and decided to work part time jobs to help out with the bills. George took a job as a construction estimator.

Gradually, the lawn care franchise took off and by 1977 both George and Juanita had stopped working their part time jobs. During this period of time, the boys also helped out with the business. George would pay the boys 2 cents per house for hanging advertising information on front doors. Each of the boys worked a summer pushing the large weed and fertilizer machine across customer’s lawns. During the 1980s the business really hit stride. Lawn care became more in vogue with homeowners. George and Juanita expanded the business to nearby Bedford and Smith Mountain Lake. They purchased land and had a building constructed with service bays for the trucks and equipment plus office space for the two of them and staff.

Juanita and George and family attended several different United Methodist Churches in Lynchburg after moving to town in 1968. In 1971 they changed membership to Chestnut Hill United Methodist Church. Chestnut Hill would become their home church for the rest of their lives. The entire family became involved in church activities, ranging from United Methodist Youth, United Methodist Men and United Methodist Women, to outings and social events. The circle of friends at Chestnut Hill became lifelong friends for Juanita and George. Juanita and George did volunteer work in the church office, such as setting up early computer systems. George served as chair of the Finance Committee and helped to start up the church day care program. Juanita served as the church treasurer. They both sang faithfully in the church choir.

George Sr. decided to go back to school in 1988 and obtain a degree in accounting. He had gained experience with Finance at Babcock and Wilcox and then running the Lawn Doctor business. He decided that during his retirement years, he wanted to become involved in the Financial Advice business. He graduated in the spring of 1990 with a degree in Accounting, graduating number one in his class. He took and passed the Certified Public Accountant (CPA) exam on his first try. George took on a number of small business and individual clients, mainly working with them on tax returns and financial planning for their businesses. He named his business VIVA.

During the early spring of 1993, George was experiencing abdomen pain. He chalked it up to his gull bladder acting up and to a recent broken arm. In true George fashion, he had travelled with the church youth group to the local roller skating rink and taken a fall while skating, breaking his arm. During April George continued to lose strength and suffered from pain in his abdomen. He began a series of tests with his doctor. At the end of April, the pain became severe and Juanita took him over to the local hospital. The doctors decided to do exploratory surgery on his abdomen and discovered advanced cancer that had spread to a number of his organs. George came out of surgery but later that evening stopped breathing. He passed away on Sunday, May 2, 1993.


George Francis Boatright - age 6 - 1941 Reflections on the Life of George Boatright
By his brother Ned Boatright
As we approach the one year anniversary of his untimely death on Sunday, May 2, 1993

I remember George that first day we saw him. It was during the first week of his life. Mother and Dad brought him home from the hospital to 1248 Dousman Street in Green Bay, Wisconsin. It was love at first sight for all of us, Dean, Dewey, Peg and I. I remember walking him in the baby carriage down to the park. I remember talking to him and telling him about his new world. I remember sitting on the sun porch with him, and holding him in my arms, and rocking him. I was eleven years old.

I remember going with George and Dad to a Chicago Cubs baseball game when he was twelve years old, and during the seventh inning Stan Hack hit a grand slam home run for the Cubs. George talked about that game for years.

I remember that one Sunday when he was at Purdue in his junior year, we invited him to come for Sunday dinner. He borrowed a fraternity brother’s car which had a flat tire about twenty miles from Lebanon. George called from a roadside diner and we drove out with another wheel and tire we got at the junk yard. George and I began to put the tire on backwards, and while we were puzzling about why it wouldn’t fit, Patty looked over our shoulders and told us what to do to get the tire put on. We laughed for a long time about that one.

George loved to laugh – at himself – and at others, especially when he would succeed in one of his practical jokes. I remember that George, Andrew, my son, Jim Nolan and I were on our way to Linda Bumann’s wedding in Rockford, Illinois, and we were all complaining about being hungry. It was 8pm and we hadn’t eaten because there was to be a dinner after the ceremony. At a busy intersection stop light I announced that I was going to get some crackers out of the car trunk, and while I was doing this, in a line of heavy traffic, George locked me out of the car! Standing there with cars whizzing and honking by me on all sides, I beat on the windows and looked inside to see George and the other idiots convulsed with laughter at my plight.

I remember that George and George Jr. arrived in Lebanon on their way to Purdue in May 1981 on the occasion of George’s twenty fifth anniversary of Purdue graduation. While there George had the bright idea to visit the Purdue Glee Club office, to reminisce about his days of singing with that organization. The secretary said, “Would you like to join the alumni organization?” and George said, “Great Idea!”, and as he began filling out the paperwork, the secretary informed him that they asked each alumnus to pay back dues equal to 10 dollars for each year since graduation. When George recovered his composure, he said”Uh – I think I’ll mail this to you after I get back to Virginia. We’re kind of in a hurry right now. “

Ned, Peg and George Boatright - Virmin Open I remember the Virmin (derived from a combination of Virginia, Minnesota, and Indiana) Golf Opens we played in Rochester. George loved to play golf. His love for the game began, he told me, when he realized that he really did not have to keep his left arm straight on the back swing, and could still hit the ball well even when he bent his left arm. George loved to kid Jim Nolan. The year Jim won the trophy plaque, he announced that he had bolted it to his office wall so it could never be removed. The following year, before we played the tournament, George went to Jim’s office early one morning and persuaded Becka, Jim’s secretary, to let him steal the trophy. George and Becka kept that a secret until the golf tournament was completed, after which George “found” the trophy and handed it over to me since I had won that year. He loved recounting this all to Jim, and of course Jim loved complaining about it from then on.

George loved to sing. I brought copies of Rotary song sheets to Rochester each year, and I loved hearing George’s voice in the sing along we had during Dad’s birthday party, harmonizing on “In the evening by the moon light”, “My old Kentucky home”, “Down in the valley”, and others.

My fondest memories of George came from a visit I made to Lynchburg in November of 1992, six months before his death. George loved the Blue Ridge mountains, and so we drove up to the Blue Ridge parkway, visiting the Peaks of Otter, stopping for lunch at the restaurant up there in those beautiful mountains. In the gift shop George bought a little replica of the peaks of Otter, then handed it to me, saying, “Here – keep this as a souvenir of your visit.” I still have it here next to my computer. Then we went down into Lexington, prowling the downtown, with George pointing out the second story window in the courthouse where he spent an entire day the previous spring watching the filming of a scene for the movie “Sommersby”. We visited Stonewall Jackson’s home-museum, then went to nearby VMI to watch the Friday dress review parade, then to the George Marshall museum, and the Robert E. Lee memorial.

The next day George and I went to Appomattox. While in the gift shop we looked at a reproduction painting of the surrender scene, and I seriously considered buying it, but decided not to do so then. About a month after I returned to Indiana, I received a package from George, containing a beautifully framed surrender scene, which I will always treasure.

George loved the computer, and before most people, he saw its potential for his business and personal life management. He took programming courses and became skilled at writing and using BASIC language. He then invented and sold accounting and management software to Lawn Doctor business owners along the East coast, calling his new company VIVA! He took me to his office each morning I was there, and using the Prodigy telecommunications system, would update his stock and bond portfolio. He taught me a lot about various software and gave me copies of it all.

George had an outstanding business acumen, and typically he used this gift for others, through his church work. During our talks while I was with him he told me of his service on many committees in the church, locally and at the district level and higher. But the key element that I perceived as we talked, was how he had supported and developed close friendships with his ministers. The personal knowledge and great love for George that his two ministers expressed during the funeral service attests to the relationships he developed with these men.

The last time I saw George he was lying on an ICU bed. He had just died. It was 8:30pm on Sunday, May 2, 1993. I went to the head of the bed and enfolded his head in my arms, and kissed his forehead. He was still warm. I cried. And ever since that moment, I have missed him so much. He was 58, I was 69.

He was a shining light in our lives, reminding us not to take ourselves too seriously, loving to go to weddings and family events, cherishing his beloved Juanita, loving his children and grandchildren, loving his life, his church and his God.

He still shines in our lives, and always will. Last year, playing the Virmin without him present physically, Peg and Jim and I were struck by the awareness that he WAS REALLY THERE, laughing at our sculled shots, talking while Jim was in his backswing or putting, driving the cart too fast, and looking for chances to needle one of us on some missed stroke or swing. I am sure we will have that same sense of his presence again this year as we play the second annual George F. Boatright Memorial Golf Tournament.

Reading Billy Graham’s column as I do each morning as part of my daily prayer and meditation, I was struck by his reply to a Mother whose son had been crippled for life in a car accident. And I think these words speak to us as we feel the sorrow of George’s leaving us far too soon. “Tragedies will either drive you away from God, or they will drive you to Him. Which is better? It is better by far to turn to God and seek His help and strength, even when we may not understand all the reasons for the things that happen. God can be trusted, for He loves us, and when we put our lives into His hands He will never leave us.

Remember that God knows what it is like to see a son suffer, for His Son was nailed to a cross. And yet what seemed to be a senseless act turned out to be the greatest event in the history for through His sacrifice Christ made our salvation possible. Let Christ’s love take away your anger, and fill you instead with the hope and strength of the Holy Spirit.”

I feel certain that George agrees with this wisdom.

Ned C. Boatright
April 15, 1994


A True Pioneer; by Rev. David Burch
Eulogy for George Francis Boatright

George Francis Boatright

“Thus all the days of Methuselah were 969 years, and he died.” To me, this is one of the most strange and compelling versus in the Bible. A man lives upon this earth for 969 years, but other than the mention of some sons and daughters, we know absolutely nothing about him. He left no mark, no impression, no legacy. He simply lived, and then died.

The great playwright and critic George Bernard Shaw once commented, “The epitaph for many people should read, ‘Died at 30, Buried at 60“. How true. Many individuals journey through this world never really living, only existing. They do no one any harm, but they do no one any good either. Their vision, their soul dies quite early, and the rest of their time is spent waiting for the physical death to follow.

Certainly this is not the testimony that George Boatright Sr. left us. I have never met anyone filled with more vitality, more gusto, more life. He crammed more living into his 58 years than most people do in 80.

A year-and-a-half ago George knocked on the door of my office with one of his many brilliant and creative ideas. He said he wanted to start a hiking group in the church. They would go on twice-monthly excursions in the mountains. “Sounds great”, I responded. “What do you intend to call your group?” “The Chestnut Hill Pioneers,” he said.

“Pioneer.” As I looked back over my two years of friendship with this dear man, this word came to mind again and again. Pioneer. One who goes before others. One who is willing to live on the edge. One who takes risks to better the world about him. George was a pioneer, always seeking the frontiers of life.

His pioneering spirit led him to leave a secure and lucrative position in a corporation to form his own fledgling company in 1973. Feeling a deep sense of restlessness, he wanted to be in charge of his own life. He went out on a limb, and he made it work.

His pioneering spirit led him to challenge the status quo of city government in his six years on our Lynchburg School Board. He was a voice for change to better the learning conditions for our children and teenagers.

His pioneering spirit was displayed in many different avenues in the life of our church. He and my predecessor had the dream of beginning a ministry to children here at Chestnut Hill. They initiated the Chestnut Hill Pre-School, a day-care outreach program for our community. The result has been a revitalization of our church.

I could cite many, many other examples. Suffice it to say, life for George was a quest, an odyssey. He marched to the beat of a different drummer. He journeyed along the road less travelled, both figuratively and literally.

George and I loved to go to football games. Last fall we took in a game at Virginia Tech. After watching them get slaughtered by the Miami Hurricanes, George said to me and another friend, David Sullivan, why don’t we take a short-cut back to Roanoke. And so we left Blacksburg on this meandering pig-path of a road through the Catawba Valley. David and I were getting a little uneasy when we kept having to stop for sheep and cattle to cross the road.

But that was vintage George. One for who time was not an enemy. He hated the interstates of life.

He always had time for people. He was an ambassador of God’s love to others. He treated everyone, regardless of race, class or creed, with dignity, respect, compassion.

I was amazed at the outpouring of shock and sadness from the new members of our church in hearing of George’s death. Again and again they told me how George’s visits and conversations, his hospitality, his caring, had led them to make Chestnut Hill their church home.

Standing back of George’s pioneering spirit and his concern for others was a deep and abiding faith anchored in his God. Faith that was made possible through a watershed event 2,000 years ago when God sent his Son into our world as its savior. Jesus Christ, the pioneer and perfector of our faith, died upon a cross for our sins and was buried.

Yet, the tomb could not hold him back. God raised him from the dead, forever breaking the enslaving bonds of sin and death. The darkness and despair of Good Friday was transformed into the glory and majesty of Easter morn. The strife is over, the battle is won. Because He lives, we shall live also, now and eternally.

George has passed through the doorway to eternal life. It hurts to lose him. There is a great void in my life and yours that will never be replaced. There is a great void in our church and community that cannot be filled.

But the same God who gave George his life and has now received that life back unto himself is there for you and me.

We can also draw upon one another for strength. Juanita, George, Neil, Mark, Lisa, relatives, we feel your pain. And as a community of faith we pledge to surround you with our support and love.

Know that, in time, the pain will lift. The memories we have shared today, along with the countless others, will be woven into a great tapestry that will become your legacy to carry on to future generations. That which George instilled in us will live on and will never die.

The words of the hymn writer Natalie Sleeth express our faith and hope well in this song entitled, “Hymn of Promise”:

In the bulb there is a flower, in the seed an apple tree;
In cocoons a hidden promise; butterflies will soon be free!
In the cold and snow of winter, there’s a spring that waits to be.
Unrevealed until its season, something God along can see.

There’s a song in every silence, seeking word and melody.
There’s a dawn in every darkness, bringing hope to you and me.
From the past will come the future, what it holds a mystery
Unrevealed until its season, something God alone can see.

In our end is our beginning, in our time, infinity.
In our doubt there is a believing, in our life, eternity.
In our death, a resurrection, at last, a victory.
Unrevealed until its season, something God alone can see.

A true pioneer has crossed the final frontier. He has emerged victorious on the other side of the mountain, greeted by the brilliant dawning of God’s loving presence.

We love you George.

Thanks be to God for the victory of resurrection that you have claimed, which is yours forever in the eternal kingdom of our Lord. Amen.


George Francis Boatright, April 18, 1935 - May 2, 1993
Eulogy By George Boatright, Jr.

George and Juanita Boatright - 1990

We want today to be a celebration of George's life with us. George would have wanted it that way. I know all of you are in shock, as we are, that his life came to such a sudden end. It came too soon. But the wonderful memories of George will live on in each one of us. Juanita, Lisa, Neil, Mark and I put some of our thoughts and memories together to share with you and with George, who is here with us today.

Dad believed in letting each of his children meet and conquer the challenges of life. Even when he did not agree with the direction we were headed, he let us go to learn, grow and make our own decisions. Neil expressed this so beautifully with the thoughts he put on paper yesterday. He wrote, "Throughout my lifetime, I have certainly made many choices which surely disappointed my father. Going to California rather than going to college for example. Yet, Dad never rejected me for these things, and he never corrected me for these things. Dad always allowed me the freedom to make my choices and then he would help to guide me forward through those choices. And although we became very different over time, he always loved me and he was always very proud of me. I will always cherish his incredible degree of acceptance and hope that I can follow in those footsteps". What Neil expresses is so important for each of us. If we can all follow a bit in George's footsteps, his spirit will live on to touch others.

Mark wrote a similar comment about how dad pushed us to be involved in life. Mark recalled, ’My senior year of high school I was required to take two semesters of political science. It did not take long for me to figure out that I did not like my teacher. After the first grueling semester I asked dad. "Why should I have to put up with this person that drives me up the wall"? Dad said to me, "Mark ,there are going to be people in your life that you do not like, but you are just going to have to learn how to deal with them". The following semester my grades improved and I had one more teacher that I liked. Dad gave us wings and let us fly.

In the past few days, I have talked with three people, and I'm sure there are more, that described dad as their best friend. It is not often we can claim someone as our best friend. To have several people that consider you to be their best friend, shows what a special man George was. George loved to laugh. He especially loved to make others laugh. All of us here today have our favorite George story. It almost always involves his infectious sense of humor. One of my favorite memories is of dad directing traffic. It always occurred in heavy traffic, and usually at the most inopportune time. When you least expected it, there would be dad standing in the middle of the road, holding up all lanes of traffic, horns blaring, dad calmly directing us into the flow. He was a take charge kind of guy, but always did it with humor. All four kids inherited parts of that humor. Lisa, especially loved to be silly with dad. They were so much more than father/daughter. It was more like kid and kid. They also mastered the art of the dad bear hug.

Dad loved to sing. He got involved with the Purdue Glee Club in college and never again lost his passion for song, especially singing in the church choir. As young kids, we would go on vacation each summer back to dad's parents' home and to mom's parents. We all deeply treasure the memories of those trips. Dad loved to sing as we crossed the border into each new state on these trips. I have this mental picture of the family in the car, ninety degrees, no air conditioning, and we are all singing, Back home again, in Indiana.

Dad loved to play golf. Like many of us he never mastered the game. He did however master the scorecard and always managed to win by a stroke at the end of the round. As kids we would go to play putt-putt. Dad would line us up at the first hole in single file. As the first one of us was set to putt, he would announce, Well, I think I will keep score today.’ To which we would all protest in mock agony during the rest of the game.

George was such a complex man, on the business side; he was constantly analyzing, exploring, digesting, and critiquing all alternatives. This process could be short or long. It could concern a change in career or the purchase of a household appliance; it did not matter to him. What was important was that he did not leave new innovations and ideas unchallenged, but rather he was persistent until it was conquered. At the same time, his fun side was spur of the moment, animated, you're for me or against me, but either way I will make you laugh.

George was always pushing, pushing, pushing in new and different directions. Camping, racquetball, tennis, bridge, hiking, investing, golf, singing, poetry, reading, Mountain Top, computers, a love of watching sports. In each of these areas he attacked with a passion, consumed it, and just as quickly moved on in a completely new direction. He truly loved life. As we put our thoughts together for this service, I kept thinking what would dad say if he were here today, speaking to us. I think he would ask us to pursue our dreams. To not be afraid of failure. To live life to the fullest. And I think he would ask each of us to remember him not with sadness but with a smile.

Dad was a rock on which Juanita leaned, we kids leaned and many of you here today leaned. I think he would want each of us to go out into the world and be someone's rock. In that way we can carry his legacy forward.

George we all loved you so very, very much. We will miss you so very deeply. We will treasure our memories of you. We will try to live life as you lived life. I love you dad.


Social Security Death Index 
Name: George F. Boatright 
Born: 18 Apr 1935 
Died: 2 May 1993 
State (Year) SSN issued: Illinois (Before 1951) 
Cremation: ashes scattered at House Mountain Overlook, Blue Ridge Parkway, Amherst County, Virginia; marker located at Fort Hill Memorial Park Cemetery, Lynchburg, Virginia


Notes for JUANITA MAY BEATY:

Juanita May Beaty

Juanita May Beaty, the middle child of Martin Elbert Beaty and Virgie Zinn Beaty, was born August 10, 1932 at the Old Crawford Home place in Viney Grove, Arkansas.

Juanita Beaty grew up at Viney Grove and nearby Prairie Grove in Washington County in Northwest Arkansas. Juanita and her sister Maxine, who was two years older, attended a two-room elementary school in Viney Grove. Juanita started school in September of 1938, having just turned six years old. Juanita and her sister Maxine walked to school each day with the Richardson girls, who were neighbors. Juanita often talked about how they got their milk fresh from their cow in the morning, which she never liked. Hence, she hated milk as an adult, even the pasteurized kind. All three Beaty children, Maxine, Juanita and younger brother Leon, contracted chicken pox in the fall of 1938.

The Beaty family moved to nearby Prairie Grove in 1940. Juanita attended school at Prairie Grove Elementary, beginning in September of 1940. Juanita’s best friend in elementary and high school was Mary Elizabeth Fidler. Juanita and Mary Elizabeth kept in touch most of their lives. Juanita and Maxine often played with Mary Elizabeth. One of their favorite “adventures” involved playing in the Fidler’s pasture with cattle. On one occasion, they realized that a bull was also in the pasture, advancing on them. The girls barely made it over the pasture gate in time. The girls would often play “dress-up” at Lucille Brewster’s home, a friend of the Fidlers. Mrs. Lucille Brewster was very petite and her high shoes and dresses almost fit the girls perfectly. They played with dolls and had make-believe houses in the Beaty front yard. Another favorite activity was playing on the flat roof, above the front porch of the Beaty’s home.

Juanita began high school in the fall of 1946, attending Prairie Grove High School. Good friends during high school included Mary Elizabeth Fidler, Betty Riegel, Dolly Ann McCormick and Jane Blakemore. Juanita graduated from high school on May 19, 1950. Juanita was salutatorian of her high school class, finishing one tenth of a point behind valedictorian Jim Weaver. During the summers of high school Juanita attended the Methodist Youth Camp at Mt. Sequoyah. There was no driving school, so Juanita's Dad taught her how to drive. She often caught herself as an adult putting her left foot on the brake pedal if she had to brake quickly.


Juanita’s High School Graduation Salutatorian Speech, May 1950:

Juanita May Beaty

“Faith in Our American Ideals”

On every front our faith in our American Ideals is being challenged. Faith in ourselves, faith in our homes, faith in God, faith in education and faith in our American Democracy; these are being seriously tested and only the strongest will survive.

A steadfast faith in ourselves is important. It must be a faith that is not merely a belief, but a faith that we have made our own. To have this faith we must learn to accept ourselves. In doing this lies the secret of all the proper relationships in life. We must accept our limitations as well as our possibilities and try to do our best with what we have.

The person with stability of character learns to face adversity, live with the common place, accept defeat as well as success, and strive to meet what each day brings with confidence. The person with stability also learns to sacrifice the second rate for the best in order to pursue the highest and best in life; for the door of sacrifice is the way that leads to achievement.

One must not be satisfied with self alone, but must have an interest in others as well. Without a genuine interest in others we become self-centered and unsympathetic. One of the characteristics necessary for success in life is service for others.

One must be ambitious and look forward to the blessings of life that lead to success. We grow and develop as we live creatively.

If we are going to help make a better world and preserve our American ideals, we have to start with ourselves.

Our second ideal is that of preserving the home.

The American home is an institution fashioned by God and made up of individuals who must have faith in God and in each other. The illumination of the home and its activities come from God. Home and religion are kindred words; home, because it is the seat of religion, religion, because it is the sacred element of home.

In the home we learn the lesson of the give and take of cooperative living. If we show the other members of the family that we are interested in them as people and that we respect their opinions even though we may not always agree then we are building the foundation of cooperation.

The education of a child begins in the home. This education should help teach him to view situations unselfishly, to discuss them calmly and objectively, to share in group relations, to accept the discussion of the majority, and work for the common good.

Another of the duties of the home is to prepare its members for citizenship. We as graduates are now going to assume an adults place in the world. We as young people realize the seriousness of the present world condition. We discuss it in school, we read about it, and we hear about it over the air. We may not understand all that happens or the cause or cure of problems that appear, but who does? Parents should share with their children their experiences as citizens and be a good example, because very often, the type of citizen they are determines the type of citizen their son or daughter will be.

A family cannot live by itself. Each member is influenced by the community, the school, the church, girl and boy scouts play an important part and do splendid work. Parents should not take these groups for granted. They should know our school and its teaching program. Parents should know their church and its method of bringing religion to their children. They should keep in touch with the youth groups to which their children belong. It is the job of homemakers to be cooperative with these movements.

Even with these outside activities and influences the home is still the root from which all else grows. Those who are working seriously to try and improve their home life are helping to build a better America and helping to preserve the American ideal of home.

The third ideal is faith in God and the church.

America was built by a people who loved God, and wanted to worship according to their beliefs. They endured the hardships and sacrifices that were necessary in order to have this privilege. All over our land today there are beautiful and expensive churches dedicated to the worship of God. These are indeed a monument to our forefathers who cherished the ideals of freedom of religion.

The church feels a large measure of responsibility for preparing today’s young people to live gloriously and triumphantly amidst the confusion of modern times. The church teaches young people that they will find strength and courage from God. The church not only serves as a guiding force for young people, but also as a guiding force for everyone.

Let us uphold our ideal of faith in God and the church.

Our fourth ideal is faith in education.

Education in its broadest sense includes all the efforts and activities which help to prepare us for a more complete life. Our education begins in the home; it is supplemented by the church and the school; and it continues throughout life. Our colonial fathers of New England established public education in the belief that if conscience was to be the guide to proper conduct, an educated conscience was a necessity. It is the task of the public school to present the basic American traditions and ideals, to foster their preservation, and seek to improve them. To carry out this task public schools have been established all over America.

The present day trend in our schools is to teach the pupil how to think. The general tendency of the past decade has been to study the needs and capacities of the individual pupils for the purpose of helping them adjust themselves to society and on the other hand of fitting education to the needs of the individual.

Our public schools are trying to prepare children for life in a democratic society by giving them all the responsibilities they are prepared to assume.

Each school should have adequate facilities, such as gymnasiums and playgrounds so that organized play can help pupils develop strong and healthy bodies. It will also provide opportunity for training in good sportsmanship and fair play. Let us strive to carry out these ideals of education in America.

Democracy as our fifth ideal, is based on the principle of recognition of the worth of human personality. It recognized that every individual regardless of race or creed, economics or cultural status, or general capacity, is a person who should be treated as an end in himself rather than a means to an end. For every right which democracy guarantees to the individual there exists a corresponding duty.

Americans believe that democracy more truly conforms to the spiritual aspirations of mankind than does any other type of organization. We as Americans must continue to strive for the fulfilment of this democratic ideal.

Freedom has always been one of the greatest ideals and we shall continue to love the freedom we have fought for through the years to love America, to serve America, and believe in her always. Those who established our Democracy have left the trust in our hands. It is up to us today to defend and preserve the ideals they cherished.

Seniors of 1950 – we are the citizens of tomorrow. Are we upholding the ideals of America? Do we have faith in ourselves, faith in home, faith in God and the church, faith in education, and faith in our American Democracy? These ideals are ours. Help make America great by living up to these ideals. - Juanita May Beaty


Juanita May Beaty Boatright Juanita followed her sister Maxine to the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville. Juanita lived at home and commuted to school. She struck up a friendship with a group of fellow day students. Juanita sang in the University Chorus. Juanita graduated June 5, 1954, with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with a major in accounting.

After graduation, Juanita decided to find a job in accounting and move away from Prairie Grove. She took a cost accounting job working for Dowell, Inc in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Tulsa is about 100 miles west of Prairie Grove. Juanita later said it must have been one of the toughest things her dad ever did, driving her over to Tulsa and dropping her off to start a new life. It was also very brave of Juanita, as she had never lived away from home and did not know anyone in Tulsa. Juanita found a place to stay at a boarding house and met her roommate and life long friend, Adaline Furry. Juanita was a life long Methodist and started attending Boston Avenue Methodist Church in Tulsa. Adaline also attended Boston Avenue Methodist. Juanita and Adaline both sang in the church choir, singing first soprano. A young man named George Boatright, a lifelong Methodist, also began attending services at Boston Avenue Methodist Church and joined the choir. Juanita became active with a group of young adults from Boston Avenue Methodist. Activities included a group ski trip to Winter Park, Colorado in February of 1956. In March of 1956, Juanita took a job with Amerada Petroleum Corporation of Tulsa, working in the accounting department. Juanita started dating George Boatright in July of 1956.

On November 10, 1956 Juanita Beaty married George Francis Boatright at Boston Avenue Methodist Church in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Juanita and George were married by the Reverend Herbert E. Gatti. George’s dad, Dean Boatright was his best man; Juanita’s sister, Maxine Beaty Fortenberry was matron of honor. Ushers were Leon Beaty, brother of Juanita and Charles Sullinger, friend of George.

The family took an annual trip each summer, during the 1960s. Each year, George would take two weeks of vacation and we would all pile into the family car and drive out west to Prairie Grove, Arkansas and also to Sedalia, Missouri, where George’s parents lived. Juanita’s sister Maxine and brother Leon and families would also join us in Prairie Grove for an annual family reunion. These family get togethers are the source of many good memories, including getting to know our cousins and watching movies and slides on the patio while eating home-made ice cream. Juanita really enjoyed and looked forward to getting together with her family in Prairie Grove, and it was usually the only time each year that we were able to get together with family.

After the family moved to Virginia, they began to take family vacations each year. For several summers in the late 1960s and early 1970s, the family spent a week each summer in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. Juanita and George bought a large 9’ x 14’ tent and all the associated equipment. This was probably more George’s idea than Juanita’s! The boys enjoyed the camping experience and the entire family would go for long weekends to campsites around Virginia, in addition to the Myrtle Beach trips. It is hard to imagine today a family of six, including baby Lisa, spending a week in a tent for vacation. It seemed like the perfect vacation for the boys.

Juanita and George and kids took their most memorable camping trip in June of 1972; a two week trip to Florida. Juanita insisted on a new and larger tent for the trip, so a large 10 x 16 tent was acquired before the trip along with a two wheeled trailer to haul all the related camping supplies. Looking back today, it is hard to imagine a family of six taking a two week trip in a tent! We left early on a Saturday morning and drove to a campground on the Georgia/Florida border off of interstate 95.

Unbeknownst to us, hurricane Agnes made landfall that night in the Florida panhandle and swept north-eastward over our campground during the night. We awoke about 3am, when Mark announced he could no longer sleep in the cold water that had collected at his end of the tent. We soon had about 6 inches of water in the tent and retreated to the car. George and the boys rescued the sopping wet sleeping bags and went to the camp laundry and attempted to dry things out. Juanita and baby Lisa stayed in the car, which was now surrounded by a foot of water. At first light, we saw what a mess everything was and decided to throw all the wet sleeping bags and tents into the trailer and continue to our destination, Orlando.

We arrived in Orlando about mid-afternoon, the storm had passed and the sun was out. A nice breeze quickly dried out the tent and sleeping bags. The spirits of the family rode quite the rollercoaster that day. We boys thought it was the greatest adventure yet. Juanita kept her composure to the end. We all rode over to Disneyworld that evening and spent a magical couple hours taking in the sights of the new amusement park that had just opened the previous summer.

We spent four days in Orlando and then journeyed over to Cape Canaveral, then on down the coast to Miami and eventually to John Pennekamp State Park, located on Key Largo in the Florida Keys. It was here that we discovered sand fleas. Once we set up camp and turned in for the evening. The sand fleas came out in force, with the netting in our tent windows, too large to stop them. We all awoke in the middle of the night to the savage bites of the fleas; followed by a hasty retreat to the car for Juanita and Lisa. George and the boys took refuge in a camp pond, located near the tent, where we sat in water up to our necks for the next couple hours. As dawn broke, we realized that the pond was also home to some baby alligators that were swimming around us in the water. We boys forgot the fleas as we were now in the middle of an alligator adventure!

Juanita must have won the argument, for our next destination was our Aunt Dewey (George’s sister) and Uncle Gill’s home in St. Petersburg, Florida. We arrived and truly appreciated regular beds and clean linens. A day after we arrived we received word that Uncle Ned’s (George’s brother) wife, Patti, had passed away after a long battle with cancer. George and Dewey flew to Indiana for the funeral and then returned to Florida. We then drove for two days back to Lynchburg.

In the 1980's, Juanita and George continued to travel to Myrtle Beach for three or four vacations, but they gave up their family tent in favor of renting condominiums on the oceanfront.

Juanita became involved in a number of volunteer efforts during the late 80’s and early 1990s. She volunteered for a number of years as a Pink Lady at the local hospital. She and George became involved in Habitat for Humanity and Neighborhood Watch. Juanita volunteered at Chestnut Hill, working in the church office, keeping the financial records. She also volunteered time with a number of charitable organizations in Lynchburg.

Juanita was feeling a bit run down in 1991 and decided to get a check up. Her doctor, having recently treated similar symptoms in another patient, suspected cancer and had a battery of tests performed. The news was not good; Juanita was diagnosed with multiple Myeloma, a form of cancer that travels in the blood stream and metastasizes to the bones of the body. The silver lining was that the cancer was caught in the very early stages and the doctor felt it could be another 10 years before it became severe. Juanita embarked on radiation treatment. She tackled it with her usual good spirit and without complaint. The treatments took a lot out of both Juanita and George. Part of the crushing blow was the fact that Juanita and George had just reached the empty nest stage of their lives and were very much looking forward to the next chapter of travel and time with friends and each other.

After George’s untimely death, Juanita had to forge ahead and face cancer treatments without him by her side. This was a hard time of life for her, but she faced it with grace and her faith. She continued to remain active at Chestnut Hill United Methodist Church, and was always there for her family. She took several trips to see her sister Maxine and other family members, and continued to visit her children and grandchildren. She invited her granddaughter Raine, Neil's daughter, to spend several weeks with her for special time together. She was a source of strength, and an example of perseverance to us all.

In the summer of 1997, Juanita went to the hospital several times for complications from her cancer. She remained fiercely independent and brave. On August 9, 1997, her body succumbed to the cancer, but her soul was called home to heaven as her family stood by her side. We thought that we needed to be there for her, but we now realize that her final gift was being there for us once again. Juanita died one day before her sixty-fifth birthday. It was a shock because we thought she had a little more time with us. There was a beautiful funeral service at Chestnut Hill United Methodist Church on August 12, 1997. Family and friends filled the church. Juanita was buried at Fort Hill Memorial Park in Lynchburg which is a beautiful cemetery with rolling hills and a view of the blue ridge mountains.


Remembering Juanita Beaty Boatright
By Ned C. Boatright
Loving Brother-In-Law and Friend
August 31, 1997

Juanita and George Boatright - 1957

I have just returned from the gathering of Juanita's beloved family and friends following her death on Saturday morning August 9, 1997. I have known this special woman for more than 35 years. During all of that time she consistently revealed a profound witness which testified to those closest to her that she came to her life with a God-given mission. I believed that mission was to help and love others, especially her children and her grandchildren.

In 1970, at a time when all of the Dean and Mildred Boatright children and spouses, Dean and Jean, myself and Patty, Julianne and Gill, Peggy and Joe, George and Juanita, had gathered to celebrate mother and dads 50th wedding anniversary, Juanita was trying to work through a very serious problem. George had recently suffered an epileptic seizure, his first, while attending a business meeting in Chicago. George seemed to be handling this setback, but Juanita tearfully confided to Patty her distress and fear of what lies ahead for them. At the time their oldest child, George Jr., was 10 years old, and Mark, the youngest, was 4. Lisa was yet to be born. Both Patty and I were deeply touched by the courage of Juanita as she worked through the years of uncertainty that followed.

Courage and faith are two of the characteristics which I will always associate with Juanita. I realize now that her Christian courage and faith were rooted in a trusting heart, a heart confident that in Christ, God enters our struggles so that life can be lived under the hope of the resurrection.

Standing on that cemetery hill in the warm August sun that Tuesday following her physical death, I found myself looking beyond her grave up into the Blue Ridge foothills - towards the mountains that she and George still loved. I believe that they are both there with us. I think that she would have approved of the words that I read then:

Do not stand at my grave and weep,
I am not there I do not sleep.
I am a thousand winds that blow;
I am the diamonds glints on snow.
I am the sunlight on ripened grain;
I am the gentle Autumn's rain.
When you awaken in the morning's hush,
I am the swift uplifting rush
of quiet birds in circled flight.
I am the soft star that shines at night.
Do not stand at my grave and cry.
I am not there; I did not die.
(author unknown)

Juanita met George in Tulsa, Oklahoma. They both loved to sing, and both had become members of a Tulsa Methodist church choir. During the three month courtship that followed their falling in love, George was transferred to a Louisiana project. Working as a Project Engineer for Babcock Wilcox, power plant manufacturers, he was subject to relocation on short notice. Demonstrating that true love can not be constrained by a distance of 500 miles, George would commute to Tulsa on weekends so that he and Juanita could have some time together. Returning to Louisiana one Sunday, one of his tires blew out. Buying a new tire used up all of his funds, but George was not troubled by this since he had enough gas to get back to his home base and Monday was payday. As he approached the Mississippi River bridge he had to cross, he suddenly realized that he could not pay the toll fee. As he moved through the line to the waiting and outstretched hand of the toll attendant, he desperately wondered how he could persuade him to let him pass. The result was a torrent of words explaining his blow-out, and promising to send the money back if he would just trust him for it. The toll man was amused by all of this, perhaps the father of a young adult himself, and finally said, "Go ahead, get out of here! Forget about the money!"

Juanita attended the University of Arkansas where she completed a degree in Accounting. She used her talent and skill with figures in the years that followed, working part-time jobs, and doing home-based work for individuals and businesses. George was able to get his MBA at Case in Cleveland while stationed in Wadsworth, Ohio with Babcock Wilcox. There they met Phylis and Jack Gilliam, also with Babcock Wilcox, who become their dearest friends. They were often together on week-ends, enjoying socializing and attending sporting events. They continued to be close, even though Jack was transferred to Atlanta, while George and Juanita were sent to Lynchburg where George became Controller for the Babcock Wilcox nuclear fuel rod production facility there.

Juanita's accounting skills came strongly into play when she and George decided to leave Babcock Wilcox and start their own business as a franchised lawn care provider called "Lawn Doctor". She kept the books while George sold the service to Lynchburg residents. These were difficult and stressful days for them. George recounted to me some of the experiences he had while trying to break into and sell this lawn care service. He and Juanita learned together that selling is often a rejection experience - that one has to suffer through 15 "no's" before getting that one "yes" that keeps you going. Attitude is so important in selling, and Juanita was there, supporting and encouraging George during the many discouraging days.

And so it was that together they established the business, and faced the sacrifices that the first five years entailed. George once explained to me that his most crucial months were February and March. During those months he had to sell the services to enough customers to carry him through the remainder of the year. Once this was done, providing the service was relatively straight-forward. However it was important to do it well and seize opportunities that presented themselves to solidify relationships with current customers, as well as encouraging them to tell neighbors why their lawn was so green and weed-free. In her quiet way, Juanita often made the suggestions that led George into action that strengthened and grew the business.

In the meantime the children arrived, blessing their lives, and in turn being blessed by growing up in a loving and Christian home. Juanita was instrumental in maintaining the strong spiritual foundation for their home and family life. Murray Unruh, one of the three ministers who spoke at Juanita's funeral, told me that there was a period of time when George was not active in the church. He recalled that it was Juanita's constant and steady faith that eventually led George into the active church life that became a source of reward and fulfillment to him. When I visited with them in the November before he died, George and I spent the day in the Blue Ridge mountains and in Lexington, sight-seeing and talking. It was then that George told me how he had found his niche in the church, that of being a supportive strength to his ministers. He had started this program because of a suggestion from Juanita, who mentioned that she thought that their minister would be helped by some of George's humor and outlook on life.

Looking back, I have come to realize that Juanita had a life-mission which was a gift to her husband and children, and to those of us in her extended family. Speaking about life as mission, Richards Bolles, Methodist minister and author of "What Color is Your Parachute?" wrote these words:

Knowing that you came to Earth for a reason, and knowing what that mission is, throws an entirely different light upon your life from now on. You are, generally speaking, delivered from any further fear about how long you have to live. You may settle it in your heart that you are here until God chooses to think that you have accomplished your mission, or until God has a greater mission for you in another realm. You need to be a good steward of what He has given you, while you are here; but you do not need to be an anxious steward or stewardess.

I feel certain in my heart that Juanita, having accomplished her mission here, is now in God's realm, working on another and greater mission.

But Juanita, Dearest One, how we shall miss you!


Juanita May Beaty Boatright, 10 Aug 1932 - 09 Aug 1997
Eulogy By George Boatright, Jr.

Juanita May Beaty

It is very difficult to put into words the feelings and thoughts that I, Mark, Neil and Lisa, family, and friends all had for Juanita. She was a rock on which we leaned, a comfort zone into which we could retreat, a steadying influence that helped us to see the world from a different perspective.

Juanita was special. She was a sweet, kind, loving person. She was brave, strong, a quiet leader, she never complained. Where she grew up, they forgot to teach the word "NO".

Juanita was born in Prairie Grove Arkansas. She was the second of three children. Her older sister Maxine, to which she looked for guidance and a shoulder on which to lean. Her younger brother Leon, great athlete and father, who left this world too soon. She attended the University of Arkansas, majoring in Accounting. After school, she moved to Tulsa, and in 1956, she met George Francis Boatright, at Boston Street Methodist Church, they both were singing in the choir.

They wed, four months after they met, on November 10, 1956.

I think, George's brother Ned said it best, "Juanita was the perfect ying to George's yang. On the refrigerator Juanita stuck a cartoon cut from the newspaper, in just the past few weeks. It really speaks to the relationship and beautiful humor that George and Juanita had with each other. In the cartoon, a husband is sitting at a desk loaded with paper, tax forms and receipts are strewn about the desk and floor. It's late at night. Reading glasses have slipped down to the end of his nose. A plume of smoke is slowly rising from his head. The wife, Juanita, in robe and nightgown, cup of coffee in hand is walking past and says...."No.....George....your NOT forming a militia....Now pay the tax bill and come to bed!" That was the essence of George and Juanita, George, off in three different directions, ready to conquer the world, and Juanita bringing him back to earth, keeping him grounded. She was his touchstone, his foundation, the love of his life. In difficult days like these, it always helps to get the vision of a five year old to ground you back to reality. Sunday night, Marianne and I were getting ready to go over to the funeral home to view Mom's body. Travis had said earlier in the day that he wanted to go with us. As it was time to go, Marianne said to Travis, "It's time to go see MeMe." Travis' eyes got wide, as only a five year old can, and he said, you mean we're going to heaven?!"

Taylor, our oldest son, commented after seeing the Lion King movie when he was five, several months after dad had passed away, "Granddad is not dead, he lives on in my dad". Sometimes five year olds see the world much more clearly than we of greater "experience". Neil's daughter Raine was Juanita's first grandchild. Juanita and Raine are buddies. Juanita so enjoyed her time and visits with you, Raine. They were special times that I know you both treasured.

Juanita was the backbone of our family. She was always there, lending support, advice....when asked, a word of encouragement, a positive upbeat view of the world. She was brave, strong, the quiet leader that never complained. She taught us not to put others down. Juanita looked for the good qualities that each of us possess, however deep they may be hidden.

Juanita loved to sing. She sang in church choirs most of her life. One of us kids strongest, most vivid memories is of Juanita, in the kitchen, fixing us breakfast, singing and humming bits of hymns. She would just burst into song in that lovely voice of hers. I close my eyes and I hear it now. It would just warm my heart as a child, to feel her happiness through her song.

I remember vacations with the family. They featured our personal adventure guide, big George. Juanita and I were reminiscing about some of those trips last year, the hurricane in the tent, running out of gas on the highway, the wrong turns and short cuts. I asked her, what were her thoughts on all those trips. She got a twinkle in her eye and said, "Your dad was a fun loving, special guy" Juanita loved the "living of life" that dad led us into, although sometimes it took a little while to appreciate a particular adventure.

Juanita had four children, I was born in 1960, Neil followed in 1961, and then Mark in 1965. Then five years later, in 1970, one of the big joys of mom's life came along, baby Lisa. I remember the night she was born, we three boys were attending night Bible school at the end of July, actually, it was remedial bible school...but that's another story...we came home and mom and dad had gone to the hospital, to have the baby, our next brother, we were convinced. Then the call came, our new brother was named Lisa, and he was a girl! A week later, when Juanita came home from the hospital, she just beamed.

Lisa, mom was so proud of you, the beautiful, sweet person that you are. Big George passed away in 1993. It left a big hole in all of our lives. I can't begin to tell you the comfort that I, Neil, Mark and Lisa have felt, seeing the Church family and neighbors pull together and support Juanita. Chestnut Hill is a special place. The caring, the concern, the support you gave Juanita means the world to us.

Oprah Winfrey suggested on her show for people to keep a book and write five things they were grateful for each day. Juanita had started a book in June. These are Juanita's words:

I am grateful for my four children.
I am grateful for my religious heritage.
I am grateful for a sweet granddaughter.
I am grateful for friends whom I can ask to run errands for me.
I am grateful for a beautiful daughter who is so loving and thoughtful.
I am grateful for my sister, who is having a birthday today.
I am grateful for more opportunity to get to know my grandchildren.

Mark wrote the a poem last night that speaks very eloquently to our feelings:

Thank you Mom
Thank you Mom for lending your sympathetic ear,
Thank you Mom for being brave, not giving in to fear.
Thank you Mom for reaching out to push us along,
Thank you for caring,
Thank you for sharing,
your beautiful song.

Six years ago, when Lisa turned 21, Mom gave her a book as a gift. It is entitled "A book of loving thoughts" by Susan Florence. Knowing Juanita, she spent months searching for just the right book to share her thoughts with Lisa. Lisa reads this book often, It speaks most clearly to Lisa's heart Juanita's outlook and philosophy on life. Please close your eyes and listen to Juanita's words to Lisa:

A book of Loving Thoughts
by: Susan Squellati Florence
To Lisa on her 21st birthday.
From Mom with much love.

There is music in all hearts
If we listen, we can hear each others' song.
The qualities that make us all different,
are the qualities that make us all special.

We are all together on this journey of life,
sharing each others' joy and sorrows.
We need times together and times alone...
to know each other and to know ourselves.

When hearts touch each other....
Life unfolds its wings of love.
Love is the sun shining in us.
Love is a stream running free inside the heart of you...
inside the heart of me.

All the love you give away....
returns to fill your heart each day.
The beauty of living....is in loving.

I saw a spider web this morning shaped like a diamond...
resplendent with the suns' light glistening through its pattern.
It reminded me of the elegance of life.
If a tiny spider can make such an intricate and beautiful web...
think what we can do with our lives.

Follow your dreams...
so as you dream, so shall you become.
It is not the years but the challenges that make us grow.<

Life is people and places old and new.....
and a place to come home to.
Whatever is important to you...
Whatever brings meaning to your life....

May this be your special path.

Amen.


Social Security Death Index
Name: Juanita M. Boatright 
Last Residence: 24502  Lynchburg, Lynchburg City, Virginia 
Born: 10 Aug 1932 
Last Benefit: 24502  Lynchburg, Lynchburg City, Virginia
Died: 9 Aug 1997 
State (Year) SSN issued: Arkansas (Before 1951) 
Burial: Fort Hill Memorial Park Cemetery, Lynchburg, Virginia


Children of GEORGE BOATRIGHT and JUANITA BEATY are:

        i. GEORGE FRANCIS BOATRIGHT, b. Barberton, Medina County, Ohio.

       ii. NEIL ALAN BOATRIGHT, b. Barberton, Medina County, Ohio.

      iii. MARK RICHARD BOATRIGHT, b. Barberton, Medina County, Ohio.

       iv. LISA MARIE BOATRIGHT, b. Lynchburg, Virginia.

11-362. LOREN EARL BOATRIGHT (WALTER JAMES12, JAMES HENRY11, WILLIAM GREENE10, JACOB9, JACOB8, WILLIAM7, THOMAS6, JOHN5, JOHN4, JOHN3, ROBERT2, Not Yet Determined1) was born 21 Jun 1925 in Missouri, and died 17 Dec 2000.


Notes for LOREN EARL BOATRIGHT:

Loren Earl Boatright Gravestone

1930 Census:
Name: Lauren B Boatright
Date: April 4, 1930
Age: 4
Estimated birth year: abt 1925
Relation to head-of-house: Son
Father's Name: Walter J Boatright
Mother's Name: Blanche Boatright
Home in 1930: Cole, Benton, Missouri
Census Place: Cole, Benton, Missouri;
Roll: 1176; Page: 2A; 
Enumeration District: 2; Image: 525.0.

U.S. Veterans Gravesites, ca.1775-2006 
Name: Loren E Boatright 
Service Info.: US ARMY WORLD WAR II 
Birth Date: 21 Jun 1925 
Death Date: 17 Dec 2000 
Cemetery: Stover Cemetery 
Cemetery Address: Stover, MO 65078 
Burial: Stover Cemetery, Stover, Morgan County, Missouri


11-363. ARNOLD B. BOATRIGHT (WALTER JAMES12, JAMES HENRY11, WILLIAM GREENE10, JACOB9, JACOB8, WILLIAM7, THOMAS6, JOHN5, JOHN4, JOHN3, ROBERT2, Not Yet Determined1) was born Oct 1927 in Missouri.


Notes for ARNOLD B. BOATRIGHT:

1930 Census:
Name: Arnold B Boatright
Date: April 4, 1930
Age: 2
Estimated birth year: abt 1927
Relation to head-of-house: Son
Father's Name: Walter J Boatright
Mother's Name: Blanche Boatright
Home in 1930: Cole, Benton, Missouri
Census Place: Cole, Benton, Missouri;
Roll: 1176; Page: 2A; 
Enumeration District: 2; Image: 525.0.

11-363A. ROSA BELL BOATWRIGHT (WALTER LAFAYETTE12, JOSEPH CALVIN11, THOMAS10, WILLIAM9, JACOB8, WILLIAM7, THOMAS6, JOHN5, JOHN4, JOHN3, ROBERT2, Not Yet Determined1) was born 1907 in Oklahoma City County, Oklahoma, and died 1987 in Tucson, Pima County, Arizona. She married CAROLL MADISON BARTON, son of CHARLES M. BARTON and MINNIE E. FIFE. He was born 20 May 1905 in Weatherford, Parker County, Texas, and died 17 Mar 2000 in Comanche County, Texas.


Notes for ROSA BELL BOATWRIGHT:

1910 Census: 
Name: Rosa Boatwright 
Date: April 18, 1910
Age in 1910: 3 
Estimated Birth Year: 1907 
Birthplace: Oklahoma 
Relation to Head of House: Daughter 
Father's Name: W L Boatwright 
Father's Birth Place: Texas 
Mother's Name: L C Boatwright  
Mother's Birth Place: Oklahoma 
Home in 1910: Justice Precinct 7, Cooke, Texas 
Marital Status: Single 
Race: White 
Gender: Female 
Census Place: Justice Precinct 7, Cooke, Texas; 
Roll: T624_1542; Page: 2A; 
Enumeration District: 0064; Image: 590.

Notes for CAROLL MADISON BARTON:
Social Security Death Index 
Name: C. M. Barton 
SSN: 527-10-9954 
Last Residence: 76442  Comanche, Comanche, Texas
Born: 20 May 1905 
Died: 17 Mar 2000 
State (Year) SSN issued: Arizona (Before 1951) 

Texas Death Index, 1903-2000 
Name: Carroll Madison Barton 
Death Date: 17 Mar 2000 
Death County: Comanche 

11-363B. LEO ORVILLE BOATWRIGHT (WALTER LAFAYETTE12, JOSEPH CALVIN11, THOMAS10, WILLIAM9, JACOB8, WILLIAM7, THOMAS6, JOHN5, JOHN4, JOHN3, ROBERT2, Not Yet Determined1) was born 1909 in Cooke County, Texas.


Notes for LEO ORVILLE BOATWRIGHT:

1910 Census: 
Name: Orville Boatwright 
Date: April 18, 1910
Age in 1910: 5 months
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1909
Birthplace: Texas 
Relation to Head of House: Son 
Father's Name: W L Boatwright 
Father's Birth Place: Texas 
Mother's Name: L C Boatwright  
Mother's Birth Place: Oklahoma 
Home in 1910: Justice Precinct 7, Cooke, Texas 
Marital Status: Single 
Race: White 
Gender: Male 
Census Place: Justice Precinct 7, Cooke, Texas; 
Roll: T624_1542; Page: 2A; 
Enumeration District: 0064; Image: 590.

11-363C. WALTER VIRGIL BOATWRIGHT (WALTER LAFAYETTE12, JOSEPH CALVIN11, THOMAS10, WILLIAM9, JACOB8, WILLIAM7, THOMAS6, JOHN5, JOHN4, JOHN3, ROBERT2, Not Yet Determined1) was born 06 Nov 1911 in Oklahoma, and died 26 Feb 1975 in Los Angeles County, California. He married LILLIE ESTELLE ALLEN. She was born March 1916 in Sieverville, Sevier County, Tennessee, and died 2002 in Tucson, Pima County, Arizona.


Notes for WALTER VIRGIL BOATWRIGHT:

Walter Virgil and Lillie Estelle Allen Boatwright Gravestone

Virgle worked for a number of years as a Master Mechanic at Beaudry Motor Company, Tucson, Arizona, later rented a garage on Oracle Road from his brother-in-law Roy Lee Drake and ran his own repair garage from early 50's to the late 60's.

Social Security Death Index 
Name: Walter Boatwright 
SSN: 527-10-9885 
Born: 6 Nov 1911 
Died: Feb 1975 
State (Year) SSN issued: Arizona (Before 1951) 

California Death Index, 1940-1997 
Name: Virgil Boatwright 
Social Security #: 527109885 
Sex: Male 
Birth Date: 6 Nov 1911 
Birthplace: Oklahoma 
Death Date: 26 Feb 1975 
Death Place: Los Angeles 
Burial: East Lawn Palms Cemetery, Tucson, Pima County, Arizona


Notes for LILLIE ESTELLE ALLEN:

Social Security Death Index 
Name: Estelle Boatwright 
SSN: 527-54-0332 
Last Residence: 85706  Tucson, Pima, Arizona
Born: 1 Mar 1916 
Died: 18 May 2002 
State (Year) SSN issued: Arizona (1956) 
Burial: East Lawn Palms Cemetery, Tucson, Pima County, Arizona


11-363D. EMMA MARIE BOATWRIGHT (WALTER LAFAYETTE12, JOSEPH CALVIN11, THOMAS10, WILLIAM9, JACOB8, WILLIAM7, THOMAS6, JOHN5, JOHN4, JOHN3, ROBERT2, Not Yet Determined1) was born 17 Sep 1913 in Oklahoma, and died 16 Aug 2005 in Tucson, Pima County, Arizona. She married FRANK WARREN. He was born 1876 in Ohio.


Notes for EMMA MARIE BOATWRIGHT:

Social Security Death Index 
Name: Emma M. Warren 
SSN: 527-14-8571 
Last Residence: 85705  Tucson, Pima, Arizona 
Born: 17 Sep 1913 
Died: 16 Aug 2005 
State (Year) SSN issued: Arizona (Before 1951) 

11-364. MAY MAYME BOATRIGHT (MACON MOORE12, JOSEPH CALVIN11, THOMAS10, WILLIAM9, JACOB8, WILLIAM7, THOMAS6, JOHN5, JOHN4, JOHN3, ROBERT2, Not Yet Determined1) was born 26 Jul 1901 in Texas, and died 07 Jun 1984 in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma County, Oklahoma.


Notes for MAY MAYME BOATRIGHT:

1910 Census:
Name: Mannie Boatwright
Date: April 25, 1910
Age in 1910: 6
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1904
Birthplace: Texas
Relation to Head of House: Daughter
Father's Name: Macon M
Father's Birth Place: Texas
Mother's Name: Annie
Mother's Birth Place: Texas
Home in 1910: Justice Precinct 1, Cooke, Texas
Marital Status: Single
Race: White
Gender: Female
Census Place: Justice Precinct 1, Cooke, Texas;
Roll: T624_1542; Page: 7B;
Enumeration District: 45; Image: 38.

11-365. LILLIE MAE BOATRIGHT (MACON MOORE12, JOSEPH CALVIN11, THOMAS10, WILLIAM9, JACOB8, WILLIAM7, THOMAS6, JOHN5, JOHN4, JOHN3, ROBERT2, Not Yet Determined1) was born 22 May 1904 in Texas, and died 29 Nov 1974 in Suphur, Murray County, Oklahoma.


Notes for LILLIE MAE BOATRIGHT:

1910 Census:
Name: Lillie Boatwright
Date: April 25, 1910
Age in 1910: 9
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1901
Birthplace: Texas
Relation to Head of House: Daughter
Father's Name: Macon M
Father's Birth Place: Texas
Mother's Name: Annie
Mother's Birth Place: Texas
Home in 1910: Justice Precinct 1, Cooke, Texas
Marital Status: Single
Race: White
Gender: Female
Census Place: Justice Precinct 1, Cooke, Texas;
Roll: T624_1542; Page: 7B;
Enumeration District: 45; Image: 38.

11-366. OPAL D. BOATRIGHT (MACON MOORE12, JOSEPH CALVIN11, THOMAS10, WILLIAM9, JACOB8, WILLIAM7, THOMAS6, JOHN5, JOHN4, JOHN3, ROBERT2, Not Yet Determined1) was born 15 Apr 1905 in Texas, and died 10 Feb 1984 in Tom Ball, Harris County, Texas.


Notes for OPAL D. BOATRIGHT:

1910 Census:
Name: Opal D. Boatwright
Date: April 25, 1910
Age in 1910: 8 months
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1909
Birthplace: Texas
Relation to Head of House: Daughter
Father's Name: Macon M
Father's Birth Place: Texas
Mother's Name: Annie
Mother's Birth Place: Texas
Home in 1910: Justice Precinct 1, Cooke, Texas
Marital Status: Single
Race: White
Gender: Female
Census Place: Justice Precinct 1, Cooke, Texas;
Roll: T624_1542; Page: 7B;
Enumeration District: 45; Image: 38.

11-367. CARMEN BERTHA BOATRIGHT (MACON MOORE12, JOSEPH CALVIN11, THOMAS10, WILLIAM9, JACOB8, WILLIAM7, THOMAS6, JOHN5, JOHN4, JOHN3, ROBERT2, Not Yet Determined1) was born 17 Aug 1906 in Oklahoma, and died 26 Dec 1981 in Davis, Murray County, Oklahoma.


Notes for CARMEN BERTHA BOATRIGHT:

1910 Census:
Name: Bertha Boatwright
Date: April 25, 1910
Age in 1910: 3
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1907
Birthplace: Texas
Relation to Head of House: Daughter
Father's Name: Macon M
Father's Birth Place: Texas
Mother's Name: Annie
Mother's Birth Place: Texas
Home in 1910: Justice Precinct 1, Cooke, Texas
Marital Status: Single
Race: White
Gender: Female
Census Place: Justice Precinct 1, Cooke, Texas;
Roll: T624_1542; Page: 7B;
Enumeration District: 45; Image: 38.

11-368. OTHA MOORE BOATRIGHT (MACON MOORE12, JOSEPH CALVIN11, THOMAS10, WILLIAM9, JACOB8, WILLIAM7, THOMAS6, JOHN5, JOHN4, JOHN3, ROBERT2, Not Yet Determined1) was born 06 Dec 1911 in Oklahoma, and died 13 Mar 1982 in Waco, McLennan County, Texas.


Notes for OTHA MOORE BOATRIGHT:

1930 Census: 
Name: Otha Boatwright 
Date: April 9, 1930
Home in 1930: Lowrance, Murray, Oklahoma
Age: 18 
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1912 
Relation to Head of House: sister 
Race: White 
Census Place: Lowrance, Murray, Oklahoma; 
Roll: 1914; Page: 4B; 
Enumeration District: 8; Image: 983.0.
living with Sherman and Ruth Drake

11-369. WILLIAM M. BOATRIGHT (MACON MOORE12, JOSEPH CALVIN11, THOMAS10, WILLIAM9, JACOB8, WILLIAM7, THOMAS6, JOHN5, JOHN4, JOHN3, ROBERT2, Not Yet Determined1) was born 12 Jan 1914 in Oklahoma, and died 01 Aug 1977 in Oakland, Almeda County, California.


Notes for WILLIAM M. BOATRIGHT:

1930 Census: 
Name: Bill Boatwright 
Date: April 9, 1930
Home in 1930: Lowrance, Murray, Oklahoma
Age: 16 
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1914 
Birthplace: Oklahoma 
Relation to Head of House: Head 
Occupation: Farmer
Race: White 
Census Place: Lowrance, Murray, Oklahoma; 
Roll: 1914; Page: 4B; 
Enumeration District: 8; Image: 983.0.
living with Sherman and Ruth Drake

California Death Index, 1940-1997 
Name: William M Boatwright 
Social Security #: 445054130 
Sex: Male 
Birth Date: 12 Jan 1914 
Birthplace: Oklahoma 
Death Date: 1 Aug 1977 
Death Place: Alameda 

11-370. ROY T. BOATRIGHT (MACON MOORE12, JOSEPH CALVIN11, THOMAS10, WILLIAM9, JACOB8, WILLIAM7, THOMAS6, JOHN5, JOHN4, JOHN3, ROBERT2, Not Yet Determined1) was born 21 Jul 1919 in Oklahoma, and died 10 May 1972.


Notes for ROY T. BOATRIGHT:

Roy is listed twice in the 1930 census:

1930 Census: 
Name: Ray Boatwright 
Date: April 9, 1930
Home in 1930: Lowrance, Murray, Oklahoma
Age: 14 
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1916 
Relation to Head of House: brother 
Race: White 
Census Place: Lowrance, Murray, Oklahoma; 
Roll: 1914; Page: 4B; 
Enumeration District: 8; Image: 983.0.
living with Sherman and Ruth Drake

1930 Census: 
Name: Roy Boatwright 
Date: April 22, 1930
Home in 1930: Precinct 1, Johnson, Texas
Age: 11 
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1919 
Birthplace: Texas 
Relation to Head of House: Grandson 
Race: White 
Census Place: Precinct 1, Johnson, Texas; 
Roll: 2364; Page: 14A; 
Enumeration District: 12; Image: 915.0.
living with grandparents

Social Security Death Index 
Name: Roy Boatwright 
SSN: 440-07-7958 
Born: 21 Jul 1919 
Died: May 1972 
State (Year) SSN issued: Oklahoma (Before 1951) 

U.S. Veterans Gravesites, ca.1775-2006 
Name: Roy T Boatwright 
Service Info.: TEC5 US ARMY WORLD WAR II 
Birth Date: 21 Jul 1919 
Death Date: 10 May 1972 
Service Start Date: 13 Aug 1943 
Interment Date: 12 May 1972 
Cemetery: Ft. Snelling National Cemetery 
Cemetery Address: 7601 34th Avenue, South Minneapolis, MN 55450 
Buried At: Section L Site 2585 
Burial: Ft. Snellings National Cemetery, South Minneapolis, Hennepin County, Minnesota


11-371. WILLIAM THOMAS BOATWRIGHT (JOSEPH THOMAS12, JOSEPH CALVIN11, THOMAS10, WILLIAM9, JACOB8, WILLIAM7, THOMAS6, JOHN5, JOHN4, JOHN3, ROBERT2, Not Yet Determined1) was born 15 Feb 1922 in Macomb, Pottawatomie County, Oklahoma, and died 07 Apr 1945 in Okinawa, WWII.


Notes for WILLIAM THOMAS BOATWRIGHT:

William Thomas Boatwright

Private First Class, U.S. Army;
383rd Infantry Regiment,
96th Infantry Division.

Entered the Service from Macomb, Oklahoma.

Originally interred at Plot 1 Row 5 Grave 159, United States Armed Forces Cemetery, Okinawa.

Awarded the Bronze Star and Purple Heart.

Buried at Honolulu ABMC Memorial Cemetery, Honolulu, Honolulu County, Hawaii, Plot F, Row 0, Grave 888


1930 Census:
Name: William Boatwright
Date: April 16, 1930
Home in 1930: Burnett, Pottawatomie, Oklahoma
Age: 8
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1922
Birthplace: Oklahoma
Relation to Head of House: Son
Father's Name: Joe T
Mother's Name: Susie A
Race: White
Census Place: Burnett, Pottawatomie, Oklahoma;
Roll: 1928; Page: 4B;
Enumeration District: 14; Image: 199.0.

William Thomas Boatwright Gravestone














Burial: Honolulu ABMC Memorial Cemetery, Honolulu, Honolulu County, Hawaii


11-372. MABLE DEAN BOATWRIGHT (JOSEPH THOMAS12, JOSEPH CALVIN11, THOMAS10, WILLIAM9, JACOB8, WILLIAM7, THOMAS6, JOHN5, JOHN4, JOHN3, ROBERT2, Not Yet Determined1) was born 08 Jul 1924 in Bristow, Creek County, Oklahoma, and died 14 Mar 1998. She married JAMES M. YATES 16 Jan 1940. He was born 29 Dec 1916 in Coalgate, Coal County, Oklahoma, and died 27 Jul 1996 in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma County, Oklahoma.


Notes for MABLE DEAN BOATWRIGHT:

1930 Census:
Name: Mable Boatwright
Date: April 16, 1930
Home in 1930: Burnett, Pottawatomie, Oklahoma
Age: 5
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1925
Birthplace: Oklahoma
Relation to Head of House: Daughter
Father's Name: Joe T
Mother's Name: Susie A
Race: White
Census Place: Burnett, Pottawatomie, Oklahoma;
Roll: 1928; Page: 4B;
Enumeration District: 14; Image: 199.0.


Child of MABLE BOATWRIGHT and JAMES YATES is:

        i. JAMES EDWARD YATES. 

11-373. REUBEN EARL BOATWRIGHT (JOSEPH THOMAS12, JOSEPH CALVIN11, THOMAS10, WILLIAM9, JACOB8, WILLIAM7, THOMAS6, JOHN5, JOHN4, JOHN3, ROBERT2, Not Yet Determined1) was born 11 Oct 1926 in Seminole, Seminole County, Oklahoma, and died 18 Sep 1979 in Ardmore, Carter County, Oklahoma.


Notes for REUBEN EARL BOATWRIGHT:

Reuben Earl Boatwright

1930 Census:
Name: Rubin Boatwright
Date: April 16, 1930
Home in 1930: Burnett, Pottawatomie, Oklahoma
Age: 3
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1927
Birthplace: Oklahoma
Relation to Head of House: Son
Father's Name: Joe T
Mother's Name: Susie A
Race: White
Census Place: Burnett, Pottawatomie, Oklahoma;
Roll: 1928; Page: 4B;
Enumeration District: 14; Image: 199.0.

Social Security Death Index 
Name: Ruben Boatwright  
Last Residence: 73401  Ardmore, Carter, Oklahoma
Born: 11 Oct 1926 
Last Benefit: 73119  Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, Oklahoma
Died: Sep 1979 
State (Year) SSN issued: Texas (Before 1951) 

Reuben Earl Boatwright Gravestone














Burial: Mars Hill Cemetery, Saint Louis, Pottawatomie County, Oklahoma


11-374. WILBURN LEE BOATWRIGHT (JOSEPH THOMAS12, JOSEPH CALVIN11, THOMAS10, WILLIAM9, JACOB8, WILLIAM7, THOMAS6, JOHN5, JOHN4, JOHN3, ROBERT2, Not Yet Determined1) was born 10 Mar 1929 in Oklahoma, and died 31 Mar 1929 in Oklahoma.


Notes for WILBURN LEE BOATWRIGHT:

Wilburn Lee Boatwright Gravestone















Burial: Mars Hill Cemetery, Saint Louis, Pottawatomie County, Oklahoma


11-375. HOUSTON HENRY BOATWRIGHT (JOSEPH THOMAS12, JOSEPH CALVIN11, THOMAS10, WILLIAM9, JACOB8, WILLIAM7, THOMAS6, JOHN5, JOHN4, JOHN3, ROBERT2, Not Yet Determined1) was born 1930 in Oklahoma. He married ICVONNIE.


Children of HOUSTON BOATWRIGHT and ICVONNIE are:

        i. BOB BOATWRIGHT. 

       ii. KIMBERLY BOATWRIGHT. 

11-375A. LUVINIA DEAN BOATWRIGHT (HOUSTON HENRY12, JOSEPH CALVIN11, THOMAS10, WILLIAM9, JACOB8, WILLIAM7, THOMAS6, JOHN5, JOHN4, JOHN3, ROBERT2, Not Yet Determined1) was born 1929 in Pottawatomie County, Oklahoma.


Notes for LUVINIA DEAN BOATWRIGHT:

1930 Census:
Name: Luvena D Boatwright 
Date: April 12, 1930
Home in 1930: Bales, Pottawatomie, Oklahoma
Age: 1 
Estimated birth year: abt 1929 
Relation to Head of House: Granddaughter 
Father's name: Huston H Boatwright 
Mother's name: Vadie L S Boatwright 
Race: White 
Census Place: Bales, Pottawatomie, Oklahoma; 
Roll: 1928; Page: 4B; 
Enumeration District: 6; Image: 77.0.
living with parents and grandparents

11-376. JAMES THOMAS BOATWRIGHT (JAMES THOMAS LEE12, JAMES "JOHN" M.11, THOMAS10, WILLIAM9, JACOB8, WILLIAM7, THOMAS6, JOHN5, JOHN4, JOHN3, ROBERT2, Not Yet Determined1) was born 01 Oct 1899 in Mill Spring, Wayne County, Missouri, and died 09 Dec 1968 in Missouri. He married DORTHA DELORUS HASSELL 04 Jun 1923, daughter of ARTHUR ANDREW HASSELL and NETTIE MAE WILSON. She was born 19 May 1901 in Mill Spring, Wayne County, Missouri, and died 29 Apr 1988 in Missouri.


Notes for JAMES THOMAS BOATWRIGHT:

James Thomas and Dortha Delorus Hassell Boatwright:

1900 Census:
Name: James Boatwright
Date: June 12, 1900
Home in 1900: Mill Spring, Wayne, Missouri
Age: 7 months
Estimated birth year: abt 1899
Birthplace: Missouri
Relationship to head-of-house: Son
Father's name: Thomas
Mother's name: Minnie
Race: White
Census Place: Mill Spring, Wayne, Missouri;
Roll: T623 907; Page: 12A;
Enumeration District: 155.

World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918
Name: James Thomas Boatwright
City: Not Stated
County: Wayne
State: Missouri
Birth Date: Oct 1899
Race: White
Roll: 1683936
DraftBoard: 0
Height: Medium
Build: Medium
Eyes: Brown
Hair: Dark

1920 Census:
Name: James T. Boatwright
Date: February 3, 1920
Home in 1920: Mill Spring, Wayne, Missouri
Age: 19 years
Estimated birth year: abt 1901
Birthplace: Missouri
Relation to Head of House: Son
Father's Birth Place: Missouri
Mother's name: Minnie
Mother's Birth Place: Missouri
Marital Status: Single
Occupation: Farm Laborer (mother's farm)
Race: White
Sex: Male
Able to read: Yes
Able to Write: Yes
Census Place: Mill Spring, Wayne, Missouri;
Roll: T625_963; Page: 16A;
Enumeration District: 179; Image: 148.

James Thomas and Dortha Delorus Hassell Boatwright Gravestone: 1930 Census: Name: James Boatright Date: April 21, 1930 Home in 1930: Mill Spring, Wayne, Missouri Age: 32 Estimated birth year: abt 1898 Birthplace: Missouri Relation to Head of House: Head Spouse's name: Dortha D Occupation: Steam Rail Road Section Laborer Race: White Census Place: Mill Spring, Wayne, Missouri; Roll: 1251; Page: 11B; Enumeration District: 9; Image: 184.0.

Burial: Carson Hill Cemetery, Mill Spring, Wayne County, Missouri


Notes for DORTHA DELORUS HASSELL:

1930 Census:
Name: Dortha D Boatright
Date: April 21, 1930
Home in 1930: Mill Spring, Wayne, Missouri
Age: 28
Estimated birth year: abt 1902
Relation to Head of House: Wife
Spouse's name: James
Race: White
Census Place: Mill Spring, Wayne, Missouri;
Roll: 1251; Page: 11B;
Enumeration District: 9; Image: 184.0.
Burial: Carson Hill Cemetery, Mill Spring, Wayne County, Missouri


Children of JAMES BOATWRIGHT and DORTHA HASSELL are:

12-91.    i. JAMES ROY BOATWRIGHT, b. 06 Aug 1924, Mill Spring, Wayne County, Missouri; 
                                    d. 02 Aug 2004, Popular Bluff, Butler County, 
                                    Missouri.
12-92.   ii. FRANCES LUCILLE BOATWRIGHT, b. 07 Apr 1928, Mill Spring, Wayne County, 
                                          Missouri. 
12-93.  iii. DONALD LEE BOATWRIGHT, b. 09 Dec 1934, Mill Spring, Wayne County, Missouri.

11-377. MAMIE PEARL BOATWRIGHT (JAMES THOMAS LEE12, JAMES "JOHN" M.11, THOMAS10, WILLIAM9, JACOB8, WILLIAM7, THOMAS6, JOHN5, JOHN4, JOHN3, ROBERT2, Not Yet Determined1) was born 06 Jan 1901 in Mill Spring, Wayne County, Missouri, and died Oct 1984. She married CHARLEY HAMP SMITH. He was born 02 Jul 1889, and died 26 Aug 1951.


Notes for MAMIE PEARL BOATWRIGHT:

1920 Census:
Name: Mamie P. Boatwright
Date: February 3, 1920
Home in 1920: Mill Spring, Wayne, Missouri
Age: 18 years
Estimated birth year: abt 1902
Birthplace: Missouri
Relation to Head of House: Daughter
Father's Birth Place: Missouri
Mother's name: Minnie
Mother's Birth Place: Missouri
Marital Status: Single
Race: White
Sex: Female
Able to read: Yes
Able to Write: Yes
Census Place: Mill Spring, Wayne, Missouri;
Roll: T625_963; Page: 16A;
Enumeration District: 179; Image: 148.


Children of MAMIE BOATWRIGHT and CHARLEY SMITH are:

        i. OSA SMITH. 

       ii. OLA SMITH. 

      iii. OLLIE SMITH. 

       iv. OLEN SMITH. 

        v. OTIS SMITH. 

       vi. OPAL SMITH. 

      vii. ORA SMITH. 

11-378. CLARENCE LEE BOATWRIGHT (JAMES THOMAS LEE12, JAMES "JOHN" M.11, THOMAS10, WILLIAM9, JACOB8, WILLIAM7, THOMAS6, JOHN5, JOHN4, JOHN3, ROBERT2, Not Yet Determined1) was born 01 Jul 1903 in Mill Spring, Wayne County, Missouri, and died 17 Jul 1985 in Saint Louis, Saint Louis County, Missouri. He married EDITH JEWELL FUDGE 10 Mar 1928, daughter of ARTHUR FUDGE and KATHRYN. She was born 23 Nov 1910 in Missouri.


Notes for CLARENCE LEE BOATWRIGHT:

Clarence Lee Boatwright and Edith Jewell Fudge

Photo of Clarence and Edith with baby Edna. source: Betty Boatwright Brutcher


Clarence Lee Boatwright Gravestone:

1920 Census:
Name: Clarane L. Boatwright
Date: February 3, 1920
Home in 1920: Mill Spring, Wayne, Missouri
Age: 16 years
Estimated birth year: abt 1904
Birthplace: Missouri
Relation to Head of House: Son
Father's Birth Place: Missouri
Mother's name: Minnie
Mother's Birth Place: Missouri
Marital Status: Single
Race: White
Sex: Male
Able to read: Yes
Able to Write: Yes
Census Place: Mill Spring, Wayne, Missouri;
Roll: T625_963; Page: 16A;
Enumeration District: 179; Image: 148.

Social Security Death Index
Name: Clarence Boatwright
Last Residence: 63138 Saint Louis, Saint Louis, Missouri
Born: 1 Jul 1903
Died: Jan 1985
State (Year) SSN issued: Missouri (Before 1951)
Burial: Mill Spring Cemetery, Mill Spring, Wayne County, Missouri


Child of CLARENCE BOATWRIGHT and EDITH FUDGE is:

        i. EDNA LEE BOATWRIGHT. 

11-379. ORA OTIS BOATWRIGHT (JAMES THOMAS LEE12, JAMES "JOHN" M.11, THOMAS10, WILLIAM9, JACOB8, WILLIAM7, THOMAS6, JOHN5, JOHN4, JOHN3, ROBERT2, Not Yet Determined1) was born 13 Apr 1907 in Mill Spring, Wayne County, Missouri, and died 09 Jun 1970 in Saint Louis, Saint Louis County, Missouri. He married JULIA M. SMITH 15 Dec 1931 in Mill Spring, Wayne County, Missouri. She was born 27 Jun 1905 in Missouri, and died 28 Jan 1991 in Missouri.


Notes for ORA OTIS BOATWRIGHT:

Ora Otis Boatwright - age 13


Ora Otis Boatwright Gravestone:

1920 Census:
Name: Ora O. Boatwright
Date: February 3, 1920
Home in 1920: Mill Spring, 
Wayne, Missouri
Age: 14 years
Estimated birth year: abt 1906
Birthplace: Missouri
Relation to Head of House: Son
Father's Birth Place: Missouri
Mother's name: Minnie
Mother's Birth Place: Missouri
Marital Status: Single
Race: White
Sex: Male
Able to read: Yes
Able to Write: Yes
Census Place: Mill Spring, 
Wayne, Missouri;
Roll: T625_963; Page: 16A;
Enumeration District: 179; 
Image: 148.

1930 Census:
Name: Ora Boatright
Home in 1930: Mill Spring, 
Wayne, Missouri
Age: 22
Estimated birth year: abt 1908
Relation to Head of House: Son
Parent's Name: T L
Occupation: Rail Road Section Laborer
Sex: Male
Census Place: Mill Spring, 
Wayne, Missouri;
Roll: 1251; Page: 11A;
Enumeration District: 9; Image: 183.0.

Missouri Marriage Records, 1805-2002 
Name: Ora Boatwright 
Marriage Date: 15 Dec 1931 
Marriage Location: Mill Springs, Wayne, Missouri 
Marriage County: Wayne 
Spouse Name: Julia Smith 

Social Security Death Index
Name: Ora Boatwright
Last Residence: 63104 Saint Louis, 
Saint Louis City, Missouri
Born: 13 Apr 1907
Died: Aug 1970
State (Year) SSN issued: Michigan 
(Before 1951)
Burial: Mill Spring Cemetery, Mill Spring, Wayne County, Missouri


Notes for JULIA M. SMITH:

Julia M. Smith Boatwright Gravestone:

Social Security Death Index 
Name: Julia Boatwright  
Born: 27 Jun 1905 
Died: 28 Jan 1991 
State (Year) SSN issued: Missouri (1969) 















Burial: Mill Spring Cemetery, Mill Spring, Wayne County, Missouri


11-380. THOMAS LEE BOATWRIGHT (JAMES THOMAS LEE12, JAMES "JOHN" M.11, THOMAS10, WILLIAM9, JACOB8, WILLIAM7, THOMAS6, JOHN5, JOHN4, JOHN3, ROBERT2, Not Yet Determined1) was born 05 Jan 1912 in Mill Spring, Wayne County, Missouri, and died 09 Jul 1913 in Mill Spring, Wayne County, Missouri.


Notes for THOMAS LEE BOATWRIGHT:

Thomas Lee Boatwright Gravestone




































Burial: Mill Spring Cemetery, Mill Spring, Wayne County, Missouri


11-381. DESSIE MAY BOATWRIGHT (JAMES THOMAS LEE12, JAMES "JOHN" M.11, THOMAS10, WILLIAM9, JACOB8, WILLIAM7, THOMAS6, JOHN5, JOHN4, JOHN3, ROBERT2, Not Yet Determined1) was born 26 Nov 1915 in Mill Spring, Wayne County, Missouri, and died 05 Sep 1989. She married ROY BESS.


Notes for DESSIE MAY BOATWRIGHT:

Dessie May Boatwright

1920 Census:
Name: Dessie M. Boatwright
Date: February 3, 1920
Home in 1920: Mill Spring, Wayne, Missouri
Age: 5 years
Estimated birth year: abt 1915
Birthplace: Missouri
Relation to Head of House: Daughter
Father's Birth Place: Missouri
Mother's name: Minnie
Mother's Birth Place: Missouri
Marital Status: Single
Race: White
Sex: Female
Census Place: Mill Spring, Wayne, Missouri;
Roll: T625_963; Page: 16A;
Enumeration District: 179; Image: 148.


Child of DESSIE BOATWRIGHT and ROY BESS is:

        i. GLORIA JEAN BESS. 

11-382. KATIE MARIE BOATWRIGHT (JAMES THOMAS LEE12, JAMES "JOHN" M.11, THOMAS10, WILLIAM9, JACOB8, WILLIAM7, THOMAS6, JOHN5, JOHN4, JOHN3, ROBERT2, Not Yet Determined1) was born 17 Nov 1916 in Mill Spring, Wayne County, Missouri, and died 13 Jan 1993 in Mill Spring, Wayne County, Missouri. She married (1) EDDIE HENDRIX. She married (2) FRANKIE GALLINA. She married (3) LEWIS MILLMAKER.


Notes for KATIE MARIE BOATWRIGHT:

Katie Marie Boatwright

1920 Census:
Name: Katie M. Boatwright
Date: February 3, 1920
Home in 1920: Mill Spring, Wayne, Missouri
Age: 3 years
Estimated birth year: abt 1917
Birthplace: Missouri
Relation to Head of House: Daughter
Father's Birth Place: Missouri
Mother's name: Minnie
Mother's Birth Place: Missouri
Marital Status: Single
Race: White
Sex: Female
Census Place: Mill Spring, Wayne, Missouri;
Roll: T625_963; Page: 16A;
Enumeration District: 179; Image: 148.

Social Security Death Index 
Name: Katie M. Millmaker  
Last Residence: 63952  Mill Spring, Wayne, Missouri
Born: 17 Nov 1916 
Died: 13 Jan 1993 
State (Year) SSN issued: Missouri (Before 1951) 
Burial: Mill Spring Cemetery, Mill Spring, Wayne County, Missouri


Child of KATIE BOATWRIGHT and EDDIE HENDRIX is:

        i. DONALD RAGENE HENDRIX. 


Child of KATIE BOATWRIGHT and FRANKIE GALLINA is:

       ii. EVELYN MARIE GALLINA. 


Children of KATIE BOATWRIGHT and LEWIS MILLMAKER are:

      iii. JERRY L. MILLMAKER. 

       iv. SHARON KAY MILLMAKER. 

        v. ROBERT L. MILLMAKER. 

11-383. THELMER OTIS BOATWRIGHT (LAWRENCE JOSEPH12, JAMES "JOHN" M.11, THOMAS10, WILLIAM9, JACOB8, WILLIAM7, THOMAS6, JOHN5, JOHN4, JOHN3, ROBERT2, Not Yet Determined1) was born 21 Jun 1910 in Mill Spring, Wayne County, Missouri, and died 15 Nov 1989 in Des Arc, Iron County, Missouri. He married CLARA SILVY 05 Sep 1931 in Iron County, Missouri. She was born 17 Sep 1913.


Notes for THELMER OTIS BOATWRIGHT:

Thelmer Otis Boatwright Gravestone

1920 Census:
Name: Thelmer O Boatwright
Date: January 9, 1920
Home in 1920: Mill Spring, Wayne, Missouri
Age: 9 years
Estimated birth year: abt 1911
Birthplace: Missouri
Relation to Head of House: Son
Father's name: Lawrence J
Father's Birth Place: Missouri
Mother's name: Elsie M
Mother's Birth Place: Missouri
Marital Status: Single
Race: White
Sex: Male
Census Place: Mill Spring, Wayne, Missouri;
Roll: T625_963; Page: 3B;
Enumeration District: 179; Image: 123.

1930 Census:
Name: Thelmer O Boatwright
Date: May 7, 1930
Home in 1930: Union, Iron, Missouri
Age: 19
Estimated birth year: abt 1911
Relation to Head of House: Son
Father's name: Lawerence J
Mother's name: Elsie M
Race: White
Census Place: Union, Iron, Missouri;
Roll: 1191; Page: 18B;
Enumeration District: 10; Image: 1219.0.

Missouri Marriage Records, 1805-2002 
Name: Thelmer Boatwright 
Marriage Date: 5 Sep 1931 
Marriage Location: Iron, Missouri 
Marriage County: Wayne 
Spouse Name: Clara Silosy 

Social Security Death Index
Name: Thelmer O. Boatwright
Last Residence: 63636 Des Arc, Iron, Missouri
Born: 21 Jun 1910
Died: 15 Nov 1989
State (Year) SSN issued: California (Before 1951)
Burial: Mountain View Cemetery, Des Arc, Iron County, Missouri


Children of THELMER BOATWRIGHT and CLARA SILVY are:

        i. CHARLES OTIS BOATWRIGHT. 

       ii. HELEN BOATWRIGHT. 

11-383A. FLORY E. BOATWRIGHT (LAWRENCE JOSEPH12, JAMES "JOHN" M.11, THOMAS10, WILLIAM9, JACOB8, WILLIAM7, THOMAS6, JOHN5, JOHN4, JOHN3, ROBERT2, Not Yet Determined1) was born 16 Jun 1912 in Mill Spring, Wayne County, Missouri, and died 23 Dec 1913 in Mill Spring, Wayne County, Missouri.


Notes for FLORY E. BOATWRIGHT:

See link for copy of death certificate.


Burial: Ellington Cemetery, Piedmont, Wayne County, Missouri


11-384. DELMER LAWRENCE BOATWRIGHT (LAWRENCE JOSEPH12, JAMES "JOHN" M.11, THOMAS10, WILLIAM9, JACOB8, WILLIAM7, THOMAS6, JOHN5, JOHN4, JOHN3, ROBERT2, Not Yet Determined1) was born 20 Dec 1914 in Mill Spring, Wayne County, Missouri, and died Oct 1983 in Peculiar, Cass County, Missouri. He married MARY MARTHA MYERS 15 Jan 1937 in Moberly, Randolph County, Missouri.


Notes for DELMER LAWRENCE BOATWRIGHT:

1920 Census:
Name: Delmer L Boatwright
Date: January 9, 1920
Home in 1920: Mill Spring, Wayne, Missouri
Age: 5 years
Estimated birth year: abt 1915
Birthplace: Missouri
Relation to Head of House: Son
Father's name: Lawrence J
Father's Birth Place: Missouri
Mother's name: Elsie M
Mother's Birth Place: Missouri
Marital Status: Single
Race: White
Sex: Male
Census Place: Mill Spring, Wayne, Missouri;
Roll: T625_963; Page: 3B;
Enumeration District: 179; Image: 123.

1930 Census:
Name: Delmer L Boatwright
Date: May 7, 1930
Home in 1930: Union, Iron, Missouri
Age: 15
Estimated birth year: abt 1915
Relation to Head of House: Son
Father's name: Lawerence J
Mother's name: Elsie M
Race: White
Census Place: Union, Iron, Missouri;
Roll: 1191; Page: 18B;
Enumeration District: 10; Image: 1219.0.

Missouri Marriage Records, 1805-2002
Name: Mary Martha Myers
Marriage Date: 15 Jan 1937
Marriage Location: Moberly, Randolph, MO
Marriage County: Randolph
Spouse Name: Delmer Lawrence Boatwright

Social Security Death Index
Name: Delmer Boatwright
Last Residence: 64078 Peculiar, Cass, Missouri
Born: 20 Dec 1914
Died: Oct 1983
State (Year) SSN issued: California (Before 1951)

11-385. ELMER EUGENE BOATWRIGHT (LAWRENCE JOSEPH12, JAMES "JOHN" M.11, THOMAS10, WILLIAM9, JACOB8, WILLIAM7, THOMAS6, JOHN5, JOHN4, JOHN3, ROBERT2, Not Yet Determined1) was born 30 Apr 1917 in Mill Spring, Wayne County, Missouri, and died 07 Oct 1993 in Piedmont, Wayne County, Missouri. He married THELMA LEWIS.


Notes for ELMER EUGENE BOATWRIGHT:

1920 Census:
Name: Elmer U Boatwright
Date: January 9, 1920
Home in 1920: Mill Spring, Wayne, Missouri
Age: 2 years, 8 months
Estimated birth year: abt 1911
Birthplace: Missouri
Relation to Head of House: Son
Father's name: Lawrence J
Father's Birth Place: Missouri
Mother's name: Elsie M
Mother's Birth Place: Missouri
Marital Status: Single
Race: White
Sex: Male
Census Place: Mill Spring, Wayne, Missouri;
Roll: T625_963; Page: 3B;
Enumeration District: 179; Image: 123.

1930 Census:
Name: Elmer E Boatwright
Date: May 7, 1930
Home in 1930: Union, Iron, Missouri
Age: 13
Estimated birth year: abt 1917
Relation to Head of House: Son
Father's name: Lawerence J
Mother's name: Elsie M
Race: White
Census Place: Union, Iron, Missouri;
Roll: 1191; Page: 18B;
Enumeration District: 10; Image: 1219.0.

Missouri Marriage Records, 1805-2002
Name: Elmer Boatwright
Marriage Date: 5 Nov 1936
Marriage Location: Ironton, Iron, Missouri
Marriage County: Iron
Spouse Name: Thelma Lewis
Father's Name: L J Boatwright

U.S. World War II Army Enlistment Records, 1938-1946
Name: Elmer E Boatwright
Birth Year: 1917
Race: White, citizen (White)
Nativity State or Country: Missouri
State: Missouri
County or City: Iron
Enlistment Date: 29 May 1945
Enlistment State: Missouri
Enlistment City: Jefferson Barracks
Branch: No branch assignment
Branch Code: No branch assignment
Grade: Private
Grade Code: Private
Term of Enlistment: Enlistment for the duration of the War or other
emergency, plus six months, subject to the discretion of the President
or otherwise according to law
Component: Selectees (Enlisted Men)
Source: Civil Life
Education: 2 years of high school
Civil Occupation: Engineering Aide (Designated Field) or Sales Clerk
Marital Status: Married

Social Security Death Index
Name: E. E. Boatwright
Last Residence: 63957 Piedmont, Wayne, Missouri
Born: 30 Apr 1917
Died: 7 Oct 1993
State (Year) SSN issued: Missouri (Before 1951)

11-386. MARIE BOATWRIGHT (LAWRENCE JOSEPH12, JAMES "JOHN" M.11, THOMAS10, WILLIAM9, JACOB8, WILLIAM7, THOMAS6, JOHN5, JOHN4, JOHN3, ROBERT2, Not Yet Determined1) was born 1920 in Mill Spring, Wayne County, Missouri.


Notes for MARIE BOATWRIGHT:

1930 Census:
Name: Marie Boatwright
Date: May 7, 1930
Home in 1930: Union, Iron, Missouri
Age: 10
Estimated birth year: abt 1920
Relation to Head of House: Daughter
Father's name: Lawerence J
Mother's name: Elsie M
Race: White
Census Place: Union, Iron, Missouri;
Roll: 1191; Page: 18B;
Enumeration District: 10; Image: 1219.0.

11-387. VIRGIL ANDREW BOATWRIGHT (LAWRENCE JOSEPH12, JAMES "JOHN" M.11, THOMAS10, WILLIAM9, JACOB8, WILLIAM7, THOMAS6, JOHN5, JOHN4, JOHN3, ROBERT2, Not Yet Determined1) was born 04 May 1926 in Union, Iron County, Missouri, and died 24 Jun 2007 in Ironton, Iron County, Missouri. He married JEWELL LEE KELLEY 28 Mar 1947 in Randolph County, Arkansas, daughter of CISERO KELLEY and MATTIE JANE SUTTON. She was born 17 Oct 1927 in Annapolis, Iron County, Missouri, and died 30 Apr 2010 in The Baptist Home, Iron County, Missouri.


Notes for VIRGIL ANDREW BOATWRIGHT:

1930 Census:
Name: Virgil A Boatwright
Date: May 7, 1930
Home in 1930: Union, Iron, Missouri
Age: 3
Estimated birth year: abt 1926
Relation to Head of House: Son
Father's name: Lawerence J
Mother's name: Elsie M
Race: White
Census Place: Union, Iron, Missouri;
Roll: 1191; Page: 18B;
Enumeration District: 10; Image: 1219.0.

U.S. World War II Army Enlistment Records, 1938-1946
Name: Virgil A Boatwright
Birth Year: 1926
Race: White, citizen (White)
Nativity State or Country: Missouri
State of Residence: Missouri
County or City: Iron
Enlistment Date: 24 Oct 1944
Enlistment State: Missouri
Enlistment City: Jefferson Barracks
Branch Code: No branch assignment
Grade: Private
Grade Code: Private
Term of Enlistment: Enlistment for the duration of the War
or other emergency, plus six months, subject to the discretion
of the President or otherwise according to law
Component: Selectees (Enlisted Men)
Source: Civil Life
Education: Grammar school
Civil Occupation: General farmers
Marital Status: Single, without dependents
Height: 68
Weight: 160

Arkansas, County Marriages Index, 1837-1957 
Name: Virgil A Boatwright 
Gender: Male 
Age: 21 
Birth Year: abt 1926 
Residence: Des Arc, Iron, Missouri 
Spouse's Name: Jewel Lee Kelley 
Spouse's Gender: Female 
Spouse's Age: 19 
Spouse's Residence: Annapolis, Iron, Missouri 
Marriage Date: 28 Mar 1947 
Marriage License Date: 28 Mar 1947 
Marriage County: Randolph 
Event Type: Marriage  
FHL Film Number: 2200702 

Social Security Death Index
Name: Virgil A. Boatwright
Last Residence: 63650 Ironton, Iron, Missouri
Born: 4 May 1926
Died: 24 Jun 2007
State (Year) SSN issued: Missouri (Before 1951)

Notes for JEWELL LEE KELLEY:

JEWELL LEE BOATWRIGHT OBIT
Published: Wednesday, May 5, 2010 The Mountain Echo, Iron County, Missouri

Jewell Lee Boatwright, known to most as Lee, passed away April 30, 2010 at The Baptist Home at the age of 82. She was born October 17, 1927 in Annapolis, the daughter of Cisero and Mattie Jane (Sutton) Kelley.

On March 29, 1947 she was united in marriage to Virgil A. Boatwright who preceded her in death on June 24, 2007. To this union three children were born; Steve (Cheryl) Boatwright of Ironton, Tonya (Bruce) Hutson of Poplar Bluff, and Rodney Boatwright who preceded her in death. Lee is also survived by five grandchildren, Stephanie McIntosh, Crystal Whited, Ryan and Adam Hutson and Branden Boatwright, seven great-grandchildren, one great-great grandchild, a daughter-inlaw, Lillian Boatwright and a brother, Herb Kelley of Annapolis, as well as a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. In addition to her husband and son, Lee was also preceded in death by a brother, Carl Kelley, and two sisters; Freda Kyle and Opal Conley.

She was a member of First Baptist Church of Ironton, but also attended the Marble Creek United Baptist Church. She was also a member of the Order of the Eastern Star. Funeral Services were held May 3, from Bryson Funeral Home with Elder Mark Sutton officiating. Interment was in Arcadia Valley Memorial Park.

Memorials may be made to the First Baptist Church of Ironton or Marble Creek United Baptist Church.


Children of VIRGIL BOATWRIGHT and JEWELL KELLEY are:

        i. STEVEN VIRGIL BOATWRIGHT, b. Ironton, Iron County, Missouri.

       ii. RODNEY LEE BOATWRIGHT, b. Ironton, Iron County, Missouri.

      iii. TONYA JAYNE BOATWRIGHT, b. Ironton, Iron County, Missouri.

11-388. JOHN ALEXANDER BOATWRIGHT (JOHN MORINE12, JAMES "JOHN" M.11, THOMAS10, WILLIAM9, JACOB8, WILLIAM7, THOMAS6, JOHN5, JOHN4, JOHN3, ROBERT2, Not Yet Determined1) was born 11 May 1911 in Mill Spring, Wayne County, Missouri, and died 24 Mar 1957 in St. Louis County Hospital, Clayton, St. Louis County, Missouri. He married VERDIE B.. She was born 29 May 1915 in Missouri, and died 08 Apr 1995 in Peoria, Peoria County, Illinois.


Notes for JOHN ALEXANDER BOATWRIGHT:

John Alexander Boatwright Marker

1920 Census:
Name: John A Boatwright
Date: January 23, 1920
Home in 1920: Mill Spring, Wayne, Missouri
Age: 8 years
Estimated birth year: abt 1912
Birthplace: Missouri
Relation to Head of House: Son
Father's name: John M
Father's Birth Place: Missouri
Mother's name: Katie M
Mother's Birth Place: Missouri
Marital Status: Single
Race: White
Sex: Male
Census Place: Mill Spring, Wayne, Missouri;
Roll: T625_963; Page: 10B;
Enumeration District: 179; Image: 137.
Burial: Memorial Park Cemetery, Jennings, St. Louis County, Missouri


Notes for VERDIE B.:

Social Security Death Index 
Name: Verdie B. Boatwright 
SSN: 496-22-4589 
Last Residence: 61604  Peoria, Peoria, Illinois
Born: 29 May 1915 
Died: 8 Apr 1995 
State (Year) SSN issued: Missouri (Before 1951) 
Burial: Memorial Park Cemetery, Jennings, St. Louis County, Missouri


Children of JOHN BOATWRIGHT and MARY are:

        i. DAVID FRANKLIN BOATWRIGHT. 

       ii. RICHARD "DICK" BOATWRIGHT. 

      iii. DON BOATWRIGHT. 

11-389. CARL MORINE BOATWRIGHT (JOHN MORINE12, JAMES "JOHN" M.11, THOMAS10, WILLIAM9, JACOB8, WILLIAM7, THOMAS6, JOHN5, JOHN4, JOHN3, ROBERT2, Not Yet Determined1) was born 27 Sep 1913 in Mill Spring, Wayne County, Missouri, and died 12 Sep 1952 in Polk County, Florida. He married DELSIA RAY ROACH. She was born 1921 in Arkansas, and died 10 Feb 1950 in Manila, Mississippi County, Arkansas.


Notes for CARL MORINE BOATWRIGHT:

Carl Morine Boatwright Gravestone

1920 Census:
Name: Carl M Boatwright
Date: January 23, 1920
Home in 1920: Mill Spring, Wayne, Missouri
Age: 6 years
Estimated birth year: abt 1914
Birthplace: Missouri
Relation to Head of House: Son
Father's name: John M
Father's Birth Place: Missouri
Mother's name: Katie M
Mother's Birth Place: Missouri
Marital Status: Single
Race: White
Sex: Male
Census Place: Mill Spring, Wayne, Missouri;
Roll: T625_963; Page: 10B;
Enumeration District: 179; Image: 137.

Florida Death Index, 1877-1998 
Name: Carl M. Boatwright 
Death Date: 1952 
County of Death: Polk 
State of Death: Florida 
Race: White 
Gender: Male 

U.S., Headstone Applications for Military Veterans, 1925-1963 
Name: Carl Morine Boatwright 
Birth Date: 27 Sep 1913 
Death Date: 12 Sep 1952 
Cemetery: Oaklawn Cemetery 
Cemetery Location: Winter Haven, Florida 
Burial: Oaklawn Cemetery, Winter Haven, Polk County, Florida


Notes for DELSIA RAY ROACH:

Arkansas Death Index, 1914-1950 
Name: Delcie R Boatwright 
Estimated Birth Year: 1922 
Age: 28 
Death Day: 4 
Death Month: Feb 
Death Year: 1950 
County: Mississippi 
Volume Number: 8 
Roll Number: 1950 
Certificate Number: 1553 

11-390. ETHEL BOATWRIGHT (JOHN MORINE12, JAMES "JOHN" M.11, THOMAS10, WILLIAM9, JACOB8, WILLIAM7, THOMAS6, JOHN5, JOHN4, JOHN3, ROBERT2, Not Yet Determined1) was born 19 Oct 1915 in Mill Spring, Wayne County, Missouri, and died 20 Oct 1917 in Mill Spring, Wayne County, Missouri.



11-391. NORMA P. BOATWRIGHT (JOHN MORINE12, JAMES "JOHN" M.11, THOMAS10, WILLIAM9, JACOB8, WILLIAM7, THOMAS6, JOHN5, JOHN4, JOHN3, ROBERT2, Not Yet Determined1) was born Mar 1918 in Mill Spring, Wayne County, Missouri.


Notes for NORMA P. BOATWRIGHT:

1920 Census:
Name: Norma P Boatwright
Date: January 23, 1920
Home in 1920: Mill Spring, Wayne, Missouri
Age: 1 year 10 months
Estimated birth year: abt 1918
Birthplace: Missouri
Relation to Head of House: Daughter
Father's name: John M
Father's Birth Place: Missouri
Mother's name: Katie M
Mother's Birth Place: Missouri
Marital Status: Single
Race: White
Sex: Female
Census Place: Mill Spring, Wayne, Missouri;
Roll: T625_963; Page: 10B;
Enumeration District: 179; Image: 137.

1930 Census:
Name: Nanna Boatright
Date: April 22, 1930
Home in 1930: Mill Spring, Wayne, Missouri
Age: 12
Estimated birth year: abt 1918
Relation to Head of House: Daughter
Father's name: Johnie
Mother's name: Katie
Race: White
Census Place: Mill Spring, Wayne, Missouri;
Roll: 1251; Page: 14A;
Enumeration District: 9; Image: 189.0.

11-392. JEWEL CHRISTINA BOATWRIGHT (JOHN MORINE12, JAMES "JOHN" M.11, THOMAS10, WILLIAM9, JACOB8, WILLIAM7, THOMAS6, JOHN5, JOHN4, JOHN3, ROBERT2, Not Yet Determined1) was born 1921 in Mill Spring, Wayne County, Missouri.


Notes for JEWEL CHRISTINA BOATWRIGHT:

1930 Census:
Name: Juel C Boatright
Date: April 22, 1930
Home in 1930: Mill Spring, Wayne, Missouri
Age: 9
Estimated birth year: abt 1921
Relation to Head of House: Daughter
Father's name: Johnie
Mother's name: Katie
Race: White
Census Place: Mill Spring, Wayne, Missouri;
Roll: 1251; Page: 14A;
Enumeration District: 9; Image: 189.0.

11-393. RICHARD H. BOATWRIGHT (JOHN MORINE12, JAMES "JOHN" M.11, THOMAS10, WILLIAM9, JACOB8, WILLIAM7, THOMAS6, JOHN5, JOHN4, JOHN3, ROBERT2, Not Yet Determined1) was born 11 Oct 1923 in Mill Spring, Wayne County, Missouri, and died 29 Jun 1994 in Phoenix, Maricopa County, Arizona.


Notes for RICHARD H. BOATWRIGHT:

1930 Census:
Name: Richard H Boatright
Date: April 22, 1930
Home in 1930: Mill Spring, Wayne, Missouri
Age: 6
Estimated birth year: abt 1924
Relation to Head of House: Son
Father's name: Johnie
Mother's name: Katie
Race: White
Census Place: Mill Spring, Wayne, Missouri;
Roll: 1251; Page: 14A;
Enumeration District: 9; Image: 189.0.

Social Security Death Index
Name: Richard H. Boatwright
Last Residence: 85009 Phoenix, Maricopa, Arizona
Born: 11 Oct 1923
Died: 29 Jun 1994
State (Year) SSN issued: Missouri (Before 1951)

11-394. EUNICE J. BOATWRIGHT (JOHN MORINE12, JAMES "JOHN" M.11, THOMAS10, WILLIAM9, JACOB8, WILLIAM7, THOMAS6, JOHN5, JOHN4, JOHN3, ROBERT2, Not Yet Determined1) was born 1926 in Mill Spring, Wayne County, Missouri.


Notes for EUNICE J. BOATWRIGHT:

1930 Census:
Name: Ynis Boatright
Date: April 22, 1930
Home in 1930: Mill Spring, Wayne, Missouri
Age: 3
Estimated birth year: abt 1926
Relation to Head of House: Son
Father's name: Johnie
Mother's name: Katie
Race: White
Census Place: Mill Spring, Wayne, Missouri;
Roll: 1251; Page: 14A;
Enumeration District: 9; Image: 189.0.

11-395. JOEL A. BOATWRIGHT (JOHN MORINE12, JAMES "JOHN" M.11, THOMAS10, WILLIAM9, JACOB8, WILLIAM7, THOMAS6, JOHN5, JOHN4, JOHN3, ROBERT2, Not Yet Determined1) was born 1929 in Mill Spring, Wayne County, Missouri.


Notes for JOEL A. BOATWRIGHT:

1930 Census:
Name: Joel A Boatright
Date: April 22, 1930
Home in 1930: Mill Spring, Wayne, Missouri
Age: 1
Estimated birth year: abt 1929
Relation to Head of House: Son
Father's name: Johnie
Mother's name: Katie
Race: White
Census Place: Mill Spring, Wayne, Missouri;
Roll: 1251; Page: 14A;
Enumeration District: 9; Image: 189.0.

11-396. BERNICE BOATWRIGHT (WALTER CLEVELAND12, JAMES "JOHN" M.11, THOMAS10, WILLIAM9, JACOB8, WILLIAM7, THOMAS6, JOHN5, JOHN4, JOHN3, ROBERT2, Not Yet Determined1) was born 1923 in Mill Spring, Wayne County, Missouri.


Notes for BERNICE BOATWRIGHT:

1930 Census:
Name: Bernice Boatright
Date: April 21, 1930
Home in 1930: Mill Spring, Wayne, Missouri
Age: 7
Estimated birth year: abt 1923
Relation to Head of House: Daughter
Father's name: Walter
Mother's name: Parlee
Race: White
Census Place: Mill Spring, Wayne, Missouri;
Roll: 1251; Page: 12A;
Enumeration District: 9; Image: 185.0.

11-397. EVERETT J. BOATWRIGHT (WALTER CLEVELAND12, JAMES "JOHN" M.11, THOMAS10, WILLIAM9, JACOB8, WILLIAM7, THOMAS6, JOHN5, JOHN4, JOHN3, ROBERT2, Not Yet Determined1) was born May 1929 in Mill Spring, Wayne County, Missouri.


Notes for EVERETT J. BOATWRIGHT:

1930 Census:
Name: Everet J Boatright
Date: April 21, 1930
Home in 1930: Mill Spring, Wayne, Missouri
Age: 11 months
Estimated birth year: abt 1929
Relation to Head of House: Son
Father's name: Walter
Mother's name: Parlee
Race: White
Census Place: Mill Spring, Wayne, Missouri;
Roll: 1251; Page: 12A;
Enumeration District: 9; Image: 185.0.

11-398. VERNEILLE BOATRIGHT (GEORGE WASHINGTON12, JOHN T.11, THOMAS10, WILLIAM9, JACOB8, WILLIAM7, THOMAS6, JOHN5, JOHN4, JOHN3, ROBERT2, Not Yet Determined1) was born 1917 in St. Francois County, Missouri.


Notes for VERNEILLE BOATRIGHT:

1920 Census:
Name: Verneele Boatright
Date: January 7, 1920
Age: 2 years 7 months
Estimated birth year: abt 1917
Birthplace: Missouri
Race: White
Home in 1920: Randolph, St Francois, Missouri
Sex: Female
Marital status: Single
Relation to Head of House: Daughter
Mother's Birth Place: Missouri
Father's Birth Place: Missouri
Census Place: Randolph, St Francois, Missouri;
Roll: T625_945; Page: 9A; 
Enumeration District: 97; Image: 214.

11-399. JASPER BOATRIGHT (GEORGE WASHINGTON12, JOHN T.11, THOMAS10, WILLIAM9, JACOB8, WILLIAM7, THOMAS6, JOHN5, JOHN4, JOHN3, ROBERT2, Not Yet Determined1) was born 1918 in St. Francois County, Missouri, and died 1945.


Notes for JASPER BOATRIGHT:

1920 Census:
Name: Jasper Boatright
Date: January 7, 1920
Age: 1 year 7 months
Estimated birth year: abt 1918
Birthplace: Missouri
Race: White
Home in 1920: Randolph, St Francois, Missouri
Sex: Male
Marital status: Single
Relation to Head of House: Son
Mother's Birth Place: Missouri
Father's Birth Place: Missouri
Census Place: Randolph, St Francois, Missouri;
Roll: T625_945; Page: 9A; 
Enumeration District: 97; Image: 214.

11-400. WILLIAM R. "BILL" BOATRIGHT (JAMES12, JOHN T.11, THOMAS10, WILLIAM9, JACOB8, WILLIAM7, THOMAS6, JOHN5, JOHN4, JOHN3, ROBERT2, Not Yet Determined1) was born 1926 in Missouri.


Notes for WILLIAM R. "BILL" BOATRIGHT:

1930 Census:
Name: William R Boatright
Date: April 10, 1930
Age: 3
Estimated birth year: abt 1926
Relation to head-of-house: Son
Father's Name: James Boatright
Mother's Name: Leoma Boatright
Home in 1930: Saline, Ste Genevieve, Missouri
Census Place: Saline, Ste Genevieve, Missouri;
Roll: 1222; Page: 3B; 
Enumeration District: 8; Image: 947.0.

11-401. HORACE G. BOATRIGHT (JAMES12, JOHN T.11, THOMAS10, WILLIAM9, JACOB8, WILLIAM7, THOMAS6, JOHN5, JOHN4, JOHN3, ROBERT2, Not Yet Determined1) was born 08 Sep 1927 in Missouri, and died 09 Jul 1985 in Franklin County, Missouri.


Notes for HORACE G. BOATRIGHT:

1930 Census:
Name: Horace G Boatright
Date: April 10, 1930
Age: 2
Estimated birth year: abt 1928
Relation to head-of-house: Son
Father's Name: James Boatright
Mother's Name: Leoma Boatright
Home in 1930: Saline, Ste Genevieve, Missouri
Census Place: Saline, Ste Genevieve, Missouri;
Roll: 1222; Page: 3B; 
Enumeration District: 8; Image: 947.0.

Social Security Death Index 
Name: Horace Boatright  
Last Residence: 63084  Union, Franklin, Missouri
Born: 8 Sep 1927 
Last Benefit: 63084  Union, Franklin, Missouri
Died: Jul 1985 
State (Year) SSN issued: Missouri (Before 1951) 

U.S., Department of Veterans Affairs BIRLS Death File, 1850-2010 
Name: Horace Boatright 
Gender: Male 
Birth Date: 8 Sep 1927 
Death Date: 9 Jul 1985 
SSN: 492280275 
Branch 1: Army 
Enlistment Date 1: 15 Apr 1946 
Release Date 1: 23 May 1946 
Burial: Midlawn Memorial Gardens Cemetery, Union, Franklin County, Missouri


11-402. BETTY LYNN BOATRIGHT (JAMES12, JOHN T.11, THOMAS10, WILLIAM9, JACOB8, WILLIAM7, THOMAS6, JOHN5, JOHN4, JOHN3, ROBERT2, Not Yet Determined1) was born 1929 in Missouri.


Notes for BETTY LYNN BOATRIGHT:

1930 Census:
Name: Betty L Boatright
Date: April 10, 1930
Age: 0
Estimated birth year: abt 1929
Relation to head-of-house: Daughter
Father's Name: James Boatright
Mother's Name: Leoma Boatright
Home in 1930: Saline, Ste Genevieve, Missouri
Census Place: Saline, Ste Genevieve, Missouri;
Roll: 1222; Page: 3B; 
Enumeration District: 8; Image: 947.0.

11-402A. NORMAN DALE BOATRIGHT (JAMES12, JOHN T.11, THOMAS10, WILLIAM9, JACOB8, WILLIAM7, THOMAS6, JOHN5, JOHN4, JOHN3, ROBERT2, Not Yet Determined1) was born 15 Dec 1930 in St. Genevieve County, Missouri, and died 15 Feb 2013 in Farmington, St. Francois County Missouri. He married ROSE MARIE HARTER.


Notes for NORMAN DALE BOATRIGHT:

Born December 15, 1930 in Ste. Genevieve County, Missouri son of the late James and Leoma (Decker) Boatright. In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by a brother Horace Boatright, and a sister Betty Lynn McClanahan.

Dale proudly served his country in the Air Force from 1951-1955. After the service he returned to the Farmington area and from 1960 to 1988 he was the co-owner and operator of Farm Equipment Sales. In his spare time he enjoyed fishing, turkey hunting, and spending time down at the farm.

He will be missed by all those who knew and loved him including his wife Rose Marie (Harter) Boatright of Farmington, three children Dr. Kevin Dale Boatright and wife Pat of Farmington, Thomas Lindell Boatright and wife Vicki of Farmington, and Jane Ann and husband Steven Harris of Farmington; seven grandchildren Stephanie and husband Mark Acre of Nixa, Ashley and husband Cory Reese of Lake Saint Louis, Garett Boatright of Farmington, Lauren and husband Nathan Stein of Farmington, Evan Boatright of Farmington, Matthew Harris of Farmington and Katie Harris of Farmington; four great-grandchildren Brynn, Maddox, Nate and Miriam; a brother Bill Boatright and wife Betty Mae of Springfield, two sisters Mary Ann and husband Johnny Martin of Farmington and LaDon and husband Terry Cluck of St. Louis, and numerous other relatives friends and neighbors.


Burial: New Calvary Cemetery, Farmington, St. Francois County, Missouri


Children of NORMAN BOATRIGHT and ROSE HARTER are:

        i. KEVIN DALE BOATWRIGHT. 

       ii. THOMAS LINDELL BOATWRIGHT. 

      iii. JANE ANN BOATWRIGHT. 

11-403. AMELIA E. BOATRIGHT (HARRY THOMAS12, WILLIAM H.11, THOMAS10, WILLIAM9, JACOB8, WILLIAM7, THOMAS6, JOHN5, JOHN4, JOHN3, ROBERT2, Not Yet Determined1) was born 1921 in Iron Mountain, St. Francois County, Missouri.


Notes for AMELIA E. BOATRIGHT:

1930 Census:
Name: Amelia E Boatright
Date: April 3, 1930
Home in 1930: Iron, St Francois, Missouri
Age: 9
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1921
Relation to Head of House: Daughter
Father's Name: Tom H
Mother's Name: Mary I
Race: White
Census Place: Iron, St Francois, Missouri;
Roll: 1222; Page: 2B;
Enumeration District: 3; Image: 41.0.

11-404. FRANKLIN KENNETH BOATRIGHT (HARRY THOMAS12, WILLIAM H.11, THOMAS10, WILLIAM9, JACOB8, WILLIAM7, THOMAS6, JOHN5, JOHN4, JOHN3, ROBERT2, Not Yet Determined1) was born 28 Feb 1923 in Iron Mountain, St. Francois County, Missouri, and died 03 May 2008 in Potosi, Washington County, Missouri. He married SELINA HOPE. She was born 14 Jan 1928 in Missouri, and died 13 Apr 1998 in Bismarck, St. Francois County, Missouri.


Notes for FRANKLIN KENNETH BOATRIGHT:

BISMARCK - Franklin "Bud" Boatright, 85, of Bismarck, passed away May 3, 2008, in Potosi. He was born February 28, 1923, in Iron Mountain, son of the late Harry and Mary Dennis Boatright. Also preceding him in death were his wife Selina Boatright, one brother and four sisters.

Bud is survived by four daughters: Ruth Schmaltz (Robert) of Ironton, Nancy Smith (Jack) of Pevely, Margaret Gipson of Bismarck, Peggy Williams (Glennwood) of Bismarck; three sons: Mark Boatright (Teressa) of Bismarck, Wayne Boatright (Doris) of Vulcan, Kevin Boatright of Bismarck; ten grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren, several nieces and nephews.

Visitation will be Monday evening 5-8 p.m., at Shipman Funeral Home. Funeral services will be Tuesday morning, 10:30 a.m., at the Shipman Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor Walter Thomson. Burial will be in Jefferson Barracks Cemetery.

1930 Census:
Name: Franklin K Boatright
Date: April 3, 1930
Home in 1930: Iron, St Francois, Missouri
Age: 7
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1923
Relation to Head of House: Son
Father's Name: Tom H
Mother's Name: Mary I
Race: White
Census Place: Iron, St Francois, Missouri;
Roll: 1222; Page: 2B;
Enumeration District: 3; Image: 41.0.
Burial: Jefferson Barracks Cemetery, St. Louis County, Missouri


Notes for SELINA HOPE:

Burial: Jefferson Barracks Cemetery, St. Louis County, Missouri


Children of FRANKLIN BOATRIGHT and SELINA HOPE are:

        i. KENNETH E. BOATRIGHT, b. Missouri.

       ii. RUTH BOATRIGHT, b. Missouri.

      iii. NANCY BOATRIGHT, b. Missouri.

       iv. MARGARET BOATRIGHT, b. Missouri.

        v. PEGGY BOATRIGHT, b. Missouri.

       vi. MARK BOATRIGHT, b. Missouri.

      vii. WAYNE BOATRIGHT, b. Missouri.

     viii. KEVIN BOATRIGHT, b. Missouri.

11-405. THELMA M. BOATRIGHT (HARRY THOMAS12, WILLIAM H.11, THOMAS10, WILLIAM9, JACOB8, WILLIAM7, THOMAS6, JOHN5, JOHN4, JOHN3, ROBERT2, Not Yet Determined1) was born 1926 in Iron Mountain, St. Francois County, Missouri.


Notes for THELMA M. BOATRIGHT:

1930 Census:
Name: Thelma M Boatright
Date: April 3, 1930
Home in 1930: Iron, St Francois, Missouri
Age: 4
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1925
Relation to Head of House: Daughter
Father's Name: Tom H
Mother's Name: Mary I
Race: White
Census Place: Iron, St Francois, Missouri;
Roll: 1222; Page: 2B;
Enumeration District: 3; Image: 41.0.

11-406. DOROTHY L. BOATRIGHT (HARRY THOMAS12, WILLIAM H.11, THOMAS10, WILLIAM9, JACOB8, WILLIAM7, THOMAS6, JOHN5, JOHN4, JOHN3, ROBERT2, Not Yet Determined1) was born 1928 in Iron Mountain, St. Francois County, Missouri.


Notes for DOROTHY L. BOATRIGHT:

1930 Census:
Name: Dorothy L Boatright
Date: April 3, 1930
Home in 1930: Iron, St Francois, Missouri
Age: 2
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1927
Relation to Head of House: Daughter
Father's Name: Tom H
Mother's Name: Mary I
Race: White
Census Place: Iron, St Francois, Missouri;
Roll: 1222; Page: 2B;
Enumeration District: 3; Image: 41.0.

11-407. CLARA MARIE BOATRIGHT (HARRY THOMAS12, WILLIAM H.11, THOMAS10, WILLIAM9, JACOB8, WILLIAM7, THOMAS6, JOHN5, JOHN4, JOHN3, ROBERT2, Not Yet Determined1) was born 1929 in Iron Mountain, St. Francois County, Missouri.


Notes for CLARA MARIE BOATRIGHT:

1930 Census:
Name: Clara M Boatright
Date: April 3, 1930
Home in 1930: Iron, St Francois, Missouri
Relation to Head of House: Daughter
Father's Name: Tom H
Mother's Name: Mary I
Race: White
Census Place: Iron, St Francois, Missouri;
Roll: 1222; Page: 2B;
Enumeration District: 3; Image: 41.0.

11-408. RICHARD BOATRIGHT (HARRY THOMAS12, WILLIAM H.11, THOMAS10, WILLIAM9, JACOB8, WILLIAM7, THOMAS6, JOHN5, JOHN4, JOHN3, ROBERT2, Not Yet Determined1) was born 16 Dec 1930 in Iron Mountain, St. Francois County, Missouri, and died 09 Sep 2000 in Iron Mountain, St. Francois County, Missouri. He married BRENDA.


Notes for RICHARD BOATRIGHT:

St. Francois County Daily Journal, Monday, September 11, 2000, page 4.

OBITUARY: Richard Boatright, 69, of Iron Mountain, passed away Sept. 9, 2000, in Farmington, St. Francois County, Missouri. He was born Dec. 16, 1930, in Iron Mountain, son of the late Harry and Mary Dennis Boatright.

He is survived by his wife Brenda Boatright of Iron Mountain; two sons: Richard Boatright Jr., and Michael Ruiz, both of St. Louis; two daughters: JoAnn Strickler, Festus and Lisa (Mrs. Tim) Jones, Iron Mountain; one brother, Franklin Boatright, Bismarck; four sisters: Amelia Dillard, Bismarck, Thelma Armstrong, Ponca City, OK., Dorothy Bruce, Festus, and Marie Boatright, St. Louis; seven grandchildren, five great-grandchildren, several nieces and nephews.

Visitation will be 6-9 p.m. today at the Shipman Funeral Home. Services will be 11 a.m. Tuesday at the Shipman Chapel with Rev. Earlene Morris. Burial will be in the Bismarck Masonic Cemetery.


Children of RICHARD BOATRIGHT and BRENDA are:

        i. RICHARD BOATRIGHT. 

       ii. MICHAEL BOATRIGHT. 

      iii. JOANN BOATRIGHT. 

       iv. LISA BOATRIGHT. 

11-409. WILDA M. BOATRIGHT (ORVILLE12, MICAJAH RICHARD11, PETER B.10, WILLIAM9, JACOB8, WILLIAM7, THOMAS6, JOHN5, JOHN4, JOHN3, ROBERT2, Not Yet Determined1) was born May 1929 in Ozark County, Missouri.


Notes for WILDA M. BOATRIGHT:

1930 Census:
Name: Wilda M Boatright
Date: April 18, 1930
Age: 0
Estimated birth year: abt 1929
Relation to head-of-house: Daughter
Father's Name: Orvil Boatright
Mother's Name: Ruby E Boatright
Home in 1930: Bridges, Ozark, Missouri
Census Place: Bridges, Ozark, Missouri;
Roll: 1216; Page: 7A; 
Enumeration District: 5; Image: 70.0.

11-410. ROSS FREEMAN BOATRIGHT (AUSTIN ROY12, JOHN LEONARD11, PETER B.10, WILLIAM9, JACOB8, WILLIAM7, THOMAS6, JOHN5, JOHN4, JOHN3, ROBERT2, Not Yet Determined1) was born 28 Jun 1927 in Republic, Greene County, Missouri, and died 12 Dec 1979 in Springfield, Greene County, Missouri.


Notes for ROSS FREEMAN BOATRIGHT:

Ross Freeman Boatright Gravestone

1930 Census:
Name: Ross Boatright
Date: April 11, 1930
Age: 3
Estimated birth year: abt 1927
Relation to head-of-house: Grandson
Father's Name: Auston Boatright
Mother's Name: Myrtle Boatright
Home in 1930: Republic, Greene, Missouri
Census Place: Republic, Greene, Missouri;
Roll: 1189; Page: 7A; 
Enumeration District: 56; Image: 759.0.

Social Security Death Index 
Name: Ross Boatright  
Last Residence: 65803  Springfield, Greene, Missouri
Born: 28 Jan 1927 
Last Benefit: 65803  Springfield, Greene, Missouri
Died: Dec 1979 
State (Year) SSN issued: Missouri (Before 1951) 
Burial: Wade Chapel Cemetery, Republic, Greene County, Missouri


11-411. LEON BOATRIGHT (AUSTIN ROY12, JOHN LEONARD11, PETER B.10, WILLIAM9, JACOB8, WILLIAM7, THOMAS6, JOHN5, JOHN4, JOHN3, ROBERT2, Not Yet Determined1) was born 1929 in Republic, Greene County, Missouri.


Notes for LEON BOATRIGHT:

1930 Census:
Name: Leon Boatright
Date: April 11, 1930
Age: 1
Estimated birth year: abt 1929
Relation to head-of-house: Grandson
Father's Name: Auston Boatright
Mother's Name: Myrtle Boatright
Home in 1930: Republic, Greene, Missouri
Census Place: Republic, Greene, Missouri;
Roll: 1189; Page: 7A; 
Enumeration District: 56; Image: 759.0.

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