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Robert Franklin Boswell
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Birth: Nov. 13, 1862
Death: Mar. 11, 1942

Submitted by: Stacy Kelly
Robert Franklin Boswell, son of Robert Samuel and Mary Jane Boswell was born near Collins, Nov. 13, 1862, and departed this life at 8:15 o'clock, on March 11, 1942, at his home north west of Collins, where he had lived for more than 52 years.

He was united in marriage to Mary Shelby Owen, on Sept. 21, 1885, they having celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary in September, 1935.

To this union were born six children, three having preceded their father in death.

These were: Altha May Horn, died Nov. 16, 1928; Lydia Jane Boswell died on Easter Sunday, April 5, 1931; and Robert Brookshire died Nov. 9, 1933.

The three remaining children, Chas. Walter, Roy G., and Mrs. Edwin Thomas and his faithful wife were at his bedside at the time of his passing.

He made a profession in 1883 and united with the Coon Creek Baptist church. With his church he kept his faith, serving in many capacitiese and was a deacon at the time of his death. He showed great interest in church, civic and national affairs.

He was a kind husband, loving father and grandfather and a true friend to everyone. He spoke kind words of all men or none at all.

He leaves to mourn his passing his faithful, devoted wife, 3 children Chas. W. of the home, Roy G. of near Collins and Mrs. Edwin Thomas of Marshall;

12 grandchildren, 2 great grandchildren; one brother, John of near Collins, who is the last remaining member of a family of 10 children.

He also leaves a number of nieces and nephews and a host of friends; one granddaughter, Juanita Boswell preceded him in death several years ago.

Funeral services were held at the Baptist church at Collins on Friday March 13, 1942 with the Rev. Hugh Sperry officiating, assisted by Rev. Wayne Rosecrans, Springfield and Rev. Clarence Dorman, pastor of the Baptist church at Collins.

Burial was in the Holsapple cemetery beside the graves of two of his children, Lydia Jane and Robert Brookshire. Thus ended the life of a truly good man, who tried at all times to serve his Lord and help his fellow-man. He will be sadly missed in the home, community and the church. 
Family links: 
  Robert Samuel Boswell (1830 - 1910)
  Mary Jane Nance Boswell (1833 - 1906)
  Mary Shelby Owen Boswell (1867 - 1949)*
  Charles Walter Boswell (1886 - 1960)*
  Roy Grover Boswell (1890 - 1954)*
  Olive W. Boswell Thomas (1892 - 1996)*
  Lydia Jane Boswell (1903 - 1931)*
  Robert Franklin Boswell (1862 - 1942)
  Lucy E. Meredith (1873 - 1901)*
*Calculated relationship
Freeman-Holsapple Cemetery
St. Clair County
Missouri, USA
Created by: historyseeker
Record added: Feb 16, 2013
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Robert Franklin Boswell
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Blessings to Robert and Mary, who raised grandchildren Grover and Waneta, after the wife of their son, Roy Grover, died at a young age.
- LaDon Brennan
 Added: Nov. 29, 2013

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