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Hale Matthew Boggess
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Birth: Feb. 3, 1879
Harrison County
West Virginia, USA
Death: Aug. 1, 1942
Jasper County
Missouri, USA

h/o Sudie David Casey.

(H719), Hale Matthew Boggess, having at least two g,grandfathers Veterans of Revolutionary war, born 3 February 1879 near Bristol (formerly Cherry Camp), Tenmile district, Harrison county, West Virginia to Samuel Boggess with second wife Sarah Elizabeth Wood. Hale, third and last born with brothers Samuel Cleveland (1874WV-1946MN) and Thomas Howard (1876WV-1938IA), had six half sisters and brothers born between 1834 and 1844 to father's first wife, Tabetha Wamsley (1803VA-1872WV) one of which born thirty-seven years earlier (1842) with given name, Matthew Hale.

Hale and family attended Bristol Methodist Episcopal church, which his forty-five year older half-brother, David Wamsley Boggess (1834VA-1897WV), helped create about 1861 in which in 1994, and likely yet today, remain separate memorial stained glass windows with names of Hale's parents, Samuel and Sarah E Boggess.

His father passed away 2 February 1888, buried with wife's Wood family in Maken/Point Pleasant Methodist Episcopal Church's 1964 abandoned cemetery (2003 found in 2003, overgrown with livestock freely roaming, Boggess monument toppled and broken, her parents stones broken and buried), of which was restored in 2004 Point Pleasant cemetery, which was within a half mile of where mother's family was raised, on Wizzardism Run, next to Point Pleasant school #7, dating to at least 1830 in Carpenter Hollow, where his mother & her older brother James (father of 1908 mayor of Clarksburg, West Virginia), had earlier taught.

September 2003, Bertha Webb, lady who oversaw the cemetery restoration for us, sent me a copy of the letter she found in her (formerly "Susie's") house from uncle Hale M Boggess (1879WV-1942MO) to "Susie" Lynch dated 24 May 1932, while bank president, asking her to decorate his — "…father and mother's grave."

Hale's mother and aunt Henriette Jane Wood (1847VA-1928OK) brought the three sons to Jasper county, Missouri September 1889 where his uncles, Thomas Kennerly Wood (1842VA-1918MO), "T K", arrived with wife in December 1869 following service as a Confederate solider during Civil War, and George Brown Wood (1852VA-1941MO) brought his family from Wheeling, Ohio county, West Virginia in 1882.

First home in 1889 at Carthage was, 318 south Orchard, where he soon become a newspaper carrier in 1890. His mother moved to 412 east Third prior to April 1899 birth of his older brother's 1st son, Luke J, (my father), namesake being his mother's uncle, James Luke.

Hale gained his education at Carthage public schools and was for five years a newspaper carrier for the Democrat, also early day carrier for the Carthage Evening Press, making deliveries, as did other boys of that period, on horseback. Before graduating Central school, Hale, retained 15 Juy 1896 as a jouinor bookkeeper for the six year old Central National bank then located northwest corner 3rd & Grant, which resulted in nearly a 37 year employment, later being given a subordinate position in the bank, then becoming its 4th president late in 1929, following October death of John E Lang, who, along with others founded the bank around 1890. Hale then served as president through the depression years until following its merger, 2 April 1931, with First National Bank (name remaining Central National Bank), whose president was George Beimdiek son-in-law of William E Brinkerhoff, relocating to its 1893 built building at 300 Grant, also built with Carthage stone by P J McNerney, material from his and Fred W Steadley's quarry. Later replaced with a modern building which now is UMB, (United Missouri Bank Corp). Hale sold his stock and retired 9 January 1933, following thirty-six and one half years with Central National Bank.

~ NOTE: Banks were in those days allowed to issue National Currency with Missouri currently ranking as the 39th state for rarity in "nationals". The Central National Bank of Carthage Missouri had Charter 4441, issuing the following types of notes:
~ 1882 $10 Ten Dollar Bill
~ 1882 $20 Twenty Dollar Bill
~ 1902 $10 Ten Dollar Bill, (see picture)
~ 1902 $20 Twenty Dollar Bill
~ *1929 $10 Ten Dollar Bill, (I have one)
~ *1929 $20 Twenty Dollar Bill, (see picture)

On Wednesday evening, 11 October 1899 ( 4 OCT 1898, in obits) Hale married Sudie David Casey in a small quiet home wedding in the house he prepared at Oak & Case streets, with basically only family members present. Two newspaper articles found by N Brewer Dec 2013, to wit:

~ #1 (first article) was in the Carthage Weekly Press (week of) October 5, 1899, an announcement of their wedding.

~ #2 (second article) was in the Carthage Weekly Press (week of) October 12, 1899, a descriptive article concerning the wedding, to wit:


Hale Boggess and Miss Sudie Casey United in Marriage Last Night

A pretty home wedding took place last night in the parlor of the cozy home the groom had prepared for his bride on the corner of Oak and Case streets (306 Case). The contracting parties were Hale Boggess and Miss Sudie D Casey, Rev J W Stewart officiating.
The ring ceremony was used and the occasion was an impressive and happy one. The bride was handsomely dressed in gray and carried a lovely bouquet.

She looked exceptionally beautiful and many admiring glances were centered upon her. The groom was attired in conventional black and looked handsome as he stood beside his blushing bride.

After the ceremony a wedding banquet was spread under supervision of B B Brites to which all present did ample justice.

The guests were: A M Wallngford and wife, Willis and Edith Wallingford, parents, brother and sister of the bride; Mrs Boggess, mother of the groom; Mr and Mrs Sam Boggess of Galena, Mrs Geo Wood of St Louis (sic, Wheeling, West Virginia), an aunt of the groom; and Miss Bettie Hammond of Nevada, an intimate friend of the bride.

Many handsome and beautiful presents were presented among the most important of which were a $50 china dinner set from Central National bank, extension table, Mr and Mrs A M Wllingford, silver set, Mrs Wood; lovely book case, Mr and Mrs Sam Boggess; lace curtains, Willis Wallingford; bisque statuette, "Blind Musician" Mrs Wallace.

Mr and Mrs Hale Boggess have been sweethearts ever since childhood. The bride has grown up in Carthage, educated in the Carthage schools and is admired by all who know her sweat disposition and lovable manner. Mr Boggess is a Carthage reared young man. For four years he has been with the Central National bank, being continually promoted for his steady application in business and trustworthiness. Their new home is handsomely furnished and fitted and their journey through life together bids fair to be one of unalloyed happiness.

He married his girlfriend, Sudie, of the past ten years since both having arrived in Carthage, was reportedly born 29 Oct 1878 (1879, per 1900 census) in Pinhook, Roberston county, Kentucky (near Milford), daughter of William David Casey and "Lizzie" Marsh who removed to Jasper county and died, she returned to Kentucky and with 2nd husband moved back to Carthage about same time Hale's mother arrived with her three sons. There is a note on the marriage license; "Mrs S E Boggess mother of Hale M Boggess hereby gives her consent to the foregoing marriage", because Hale was under twenty-one years of age.

Sudie's mother, Sophie Elizabeth "Lizzie" Casey (1856KY-1937MO), married second husband Alfred Monroe Wallingford (1854KY-1913MO) about 1887, who had an eight y/o son Willis. She also birthed her 2nd Kentucky born child 13 Jun 1887, named Edith. Second husband was killed 22 July 1913 by a "Frisco" train in north Carthage. Divorced daughter Edith W Cooke (1887KY-1963MO) is found living with mother in 1920 and 1930 census. Willis Wallingford (1879KY-1947MO) was a half-brother to Edith and a step-brother to Sudie of about his same age.

Hale and Sudie first lived at 306 Case street, he had worked his way up by degrees at Central National bank from cleaning boy till he became the bookkeeper of that institution, and one of its most trusted and valued employees in 1902 was cashier. They lived in their new home at 720 Olive street when running for city office of City Treasurer, was elected and served as City Treasurer 1904, when the new library and high school buildings were being built, again in 1906, while brother, S C, was on Board of Public Works 1910/11, in 1910 he was assistant to cashier John E Lang when president and vice-president were: A B Deutsch & Samuel McReynolds (1849MO-1931MO), also serving as board members with; T N Davey (1835ENG-1924MO), E. M. Hall (1877MO-1916MO), P. E. Hannum (1851MO-1919MO), John C. Guinn (1832TN-1927MO), J. M. Whitsett (1844MO-1923MO), W. W. Calhoon (1854PA-1913MI), A A Ramsey, S. C. Boggess (1874WV-1946MN) and W K Caffee (1856OH-1923MO). Brother S C was then Mayor during deadly 1918 world-wide flue epidemic.

Their only known child, Elizabeth (1903MO-1966TX), was born 18 Dec 1903.

He was employed by Central National bank (now UMB, United Missouri bank) 37 years, working from janitor up to position of cashier and then became its president following John Edward Lang, followed by W W Patterson president then following him George Everett Hough. As a local banker & private citizen, Hale, involved himself with many improvements made in Carthage. Ray Evans was elected president following Hough's untimely suicide, then his son Ted who had married Harry Mack Cornell's daughter, until Kansas Cities' R Crosby Kemper, jr bought the bank, where Ted remained until 1981.

In 1918 Hale and his brothers, S C & Tom, saw that their mother was buried next to their father, near her mother, father and four siblings in Makem/Point Pleasant cemetery in West Virginia erecting a near duplicate of brother S C's Park cemetery's monument, making sure their graves were decorated Memorial days via Susie Lynch (1869WV-1958WV), a neighbor of the cemetery, whose grandmother Ritter had taught at same school location next west of cemetery, in early 1830s, as had his mother and oldest uncle years later.

Joplin Globe
11 January 1923

"Central National bank of Carthage elected officers & directors: Samuel McReynolds was re-elected chairman of the board; J. E. Lang, president; John C. Guinn, vice president; H. M. Boggess, cashier and Charles A. Scott, assistant cashier; Mr. McReynolds, Mr. Guinn, Mr. Lang, Mr. Boggess, T. N. Davey, W. K. Caffee, W. J. Sewall, G. M. Calhoon, L. E. Koken, J. C. Squires, A. M. Drake and D. W. Replogle, directors."

Hale served as head of the bank about four or five years, through the early trying years of the great depression, retiring in 1932/3. He also served a term as president of the Chamber of Commerce, and as a member of the Carthage Rotary club.

Hale had been in failing health for eight years before his 1 August 1942 death. The contributing cause being an injury received in a motor car accident which occurred as he, his brother, Samuel C. Boggess and their cousin Mrs. Robert Kyle (then Laura Mae Wood, d/o uncle Geo B Wood), were in route to Lincoln, Nebraska, called there by the illness of brother, Rev Thomas H Boggess. The car in which they were riding overturned.

Death: in Carthage, Jasper county, Missouri, Missouri Death Certificate, informant, daughter.

Widow Sudie was an invalid since June 23, 1941 when suffering a paralytic stroke. Her condition became critical nine days before her 3 May 1949 death at her 1012 south Garrison avenue home. Daughter Elizabeth and husband, Earl Overby (1906ME-1996MO) lived with and saw after her every need since their June 1937 marriage.

Hale and Sudie are at rest with her mother in Wallingford's plot, Block 30 , Lot 133, at Park cemetery in Carthage, Jasper county, Missouri.

Revised: 12/15/14

Prepared in part by Bill Boggess.
Family links: 
  Samuel Boggess (1811 - 1888)
  Sarah Elizabeth Wood Boggess (1835 - 1918)
  Sudie David Casey Boggess (1878 - 1949)
  Elizabeth Boggess Overby (1903 - 1966)*
  David Wamsley Boggess (1834 - 1897)**
  Mary Malvina Boggess Rogers (1836 - 1890)**
  Sarah Magdelena Boggess Martin (1838 - 1907)**
  John Robert Boggess (1839 - 1902)**
  Samuel Cleveland Boggess (1874 - 1946)*
  Thomas Howard Boggess (1876 - 1938)*
  Hale Matthew Boggess (1879 - 1942)
*Calculated relationship
Park Cemetery
Jasper County
Missouri, USA
Plot: B 30, L 133
Maintained by: NJBrewer
Originally Created by: Rachel Rowden
Record added: Feb 12, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 33770601
Hale Matthew Boggess
Added by: Bill
Hale Matthew Boggess
Added by: NJBrewer
Hale Matthew Boggess
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