CHARLES W. BOUCHER. The name of Boucher is undoubtedly of French origin, and that branch of the family of which Charles W. Boucher, of New Kensington, is a member, has long been resident in Pennsylvania. Henry Boucher lived in Somerset county, where his son, Isaiah Boucher, was born in 1824. About 1838 Isaiah Boucher went to Garret county, Maryland, where for some years he followed his trade, which was that of a tinner. During the latter portion of his life he was a farmer. From 1875 to 1878 he was county commissioner of Garret county, and in politics was a steadfast Republican. He was a member of the German Reformed church. Mr. Boucher married Lucretia, daughter of Phineas and Adeline Compton, and granddaughter of Henry Compton, who was a messenger boy in the service of General Washington while in the state of New Jersey, whence the Compton family originally came. Mr. and Mrs. Boucher had children: Henry Stewart, a merchant in Glade, Pennsylvania; Phineas Compton, lives on the old homestead in Maryland; Samuel A., a physician in Bartin, Allegheny county, Maryland; Charles W., mentioned hereafter; Arthur M., a farmer in Allegheny county, Maryland; and two who died in infancy. Mr. Boucher, the father, died in 1903.
Charles W. Boucher, son of Isaiah and Lucretia (Compton) Boucher, was born May 19, 1865 in Grantsville, Maryland, and in 1892 graduated from the Baltimore College of Dental Surgery. He opened an office at Bruston Mills, West Virginia.,where he remained one year, and then moved to New Kensington, being one of the pioneer settlers of the new borough. He there established himself as a dentist in partnership with Dr. L. H. France, of Greensburg. At the end of two years he purchased his partner's interest and has since successfully conducted the business alone. For three years he served as school director. His political principles are those advocated by the Republican party, and he is a member and trustee of the United Presbyterian church. Dr. Boucher married Jennie A., daughter of John M. and Isabel Hill, of Freeport, Armstrong county, and they have two children: Lucretia Isabel, born May, 1898; and Margaret Ruth, born June, 1903.
Source: Page(s) 178-179, History of Westmoreland County, Volume II, Pennsylvania by John N Boucher. New York, The Lewis Publishing Company, 1906.
Transcribed May 2007 by Nathan Zipfel for the Westmoreland County History Project
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