Anderson Frank Boyer

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ANDERSON FRANK BOYER, formerly of Wickboro, Armstrong county, where he was established in business as a dealer in meats, is now a resident of New Kensington, Pa. He was born July 25, 1879, near Blanco, Armstrong county, son of John J. and Margaret (Rearick) Boyer, and is a grandson of Peter Boyer, an early pioneer and hunter of this section. Peter Boyer's wife was named Sarah.

John J. Boyer was born in Armstrong county, and died in 1883, at the age of twenty-eight years. He was a farmer and merchant of Cowanshannock, this county. In politics he was a Republican, and in religious connection he and his wife were members of the Reformed Church. She died in 1882, aged twenty-six years. They were the parents of three children, namely: Lottie, who died when fifteen years old; Anderson Frank; and Thomas Jackson, of West Kittanning, Pennsylvania.

Anderson Frank Boyer was only three years old when his parents died, and until he reached the age of thirteen he was brought up in the family of his uncle, Jackson Rearick. He was, engaged at teaming and farm work until his marriage, after which he located in Indiana county, Pa., following the meat business there for two years. Returning to Armstrong county he settled in Kittanning and was variously employed until he opened a grocery store in association with Mr. Ritchie, to whom sold out his interest after two or three years. He then, in May, 1911 engaged in the meat business for himself, at Wickboro, where he had a neat and well equipped establishment. He did well from the start, acquiring a good patronage by honorable methods and satisfactory service and holding his customers by his reliability and sincere desire to cater to their tastes. He was a respected as well as prosperous member of the community until his removal to New Kensington, where he is employed by the Prudential Insurance Company.

On Aug. I0, I904, Mr. Boyer married Verna Blose, of Rockville, Armstrong county, daughter of Edward F. and Salina Blose. They have two children, namely: Edward Carl and Juanita Fay. Mr. Boyer is a member of the Improved Order of Red Men, belonging, to Lodge No. 487.

Source: Page 760, Armstrong County, Pa., Her People, Past and Present, J.H. Beers & Co., 1914
Transcribed February 1999 by Doris Rizza for the Armstrong County Beers Project
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