Boggs Family

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WILLIAM J. BOGGS, postmaster at Ford City, was born March 24, 1859, at Kittanning, Pa., son of David C. And Sarah (Beattie) Boggs.

David C. Boggs was a well known man of Armstrong county, having served as registrar and recorder. He and his wife became the parents of six children: Mary, wife of William Matthews, now deceased; Almeda, wife of Dr. A. D. Johnson, deceased; Jennie, wife of Frank Dickey, of East Liverpool, Ohio; William J.; George M.; and Emma B., wife of W. B. Ewing, of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

William J. Boggs received his educational training in the district school, and worked on a farm while acquiring it. When he was eighteen years old he began teaching school, and continued in this line for three years. Following this, for two years, he was city salesman for a Pittsburgh wholesale house, and then went to Wheeling, W. Va., and for twelve years was in a commission business. In 1892 he came to Ford City, where he engaged with the Pittsburgh Plate Glass Company for sixteen years, rising to be bookkeeper and paymaster, but resigned to accept his appointment, in 1907, as postmaster of Ford City. Mr. Boggs was reappointed postmaster in 1911, and is the best man in the office that the city has known. Previous to his appointment as postmaster he was for thirteen years a member of the board of education, acting as president of that body for three years and treasurer for six years.

In 1885 Mr. Boggs was married to Anna Bricker, daughter of Harvey Bricker, of Slate Lick, Pa. Three children have been born to them: Royal E., deceased; David H., an electrical engineer by profession, but now acting as assistant postmaster; and Iva E., at home. Mr. Boggs is a member of the Knights Pythias. His religious connections are with the Presbyterian Church, and he is now chairman of the board of trustees.

Source: Page 398,  Armstrong County, Pa., Her People, Past and Present, J. H. Beers & Co., 1914
Transcribed July 1998 by Joyce Sherry for the Armstrong County Beers Project
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