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Luke J. Boggess
Birth: Apr. 5, 1899
Jasper County
Missouri, USA
Death: Nov. 15, 1974
Jasper County
Missouri, USA

Veteran: WW I (army)

1st wife Frances Elizabeth FLORA, 2nd wife, Muriel Margaret HAIGHT, widow of George J BUSBOOM.

Birth: 1st of five known children in paternal grandmother's Carthage home, with parent's home in Galena, Cherokee county, Kansas.

VIEW: See on Ancestry website the Boggess Family trees 54141830/person/13880735112/photo his life

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(I1058) A 2nd g,grandson of at least two Revolutionary war veterans. His namesake was mother's uncle James M Luke, who brought her from England, educating her at Carthage Collegiate College then held her wedding in his home. He raised two sons and a step-daughter.

Luke Jack (1924-2001)

William "Bill" Samuel (1927-2015)

step-daughter:   Mary Margaret "Marg" Busboom Miller (1924-1992

Born and raised in Carthage with best friend Thomas "Tom" Weldon Staley, attended three years at Carthage High School, then off to Western Military Academy, then Dartmouth College, the college his uncle Luke had searched out and recommended. Served in army during WW I. Married 28 Aug 1921 in Colorado Springs, Colorado, honeymooning at the Boggess family retreat, (See">Coolbrook, 8 miles east of Carthage, home in 1922 at 4201 Locust apt #208 with father at 4221 Locust Kansas City, Missouri, then to Omaha, Nebraska where first son was born, JUN 1924, back in Kansas City, Missouri at 7325 south Pennsylvania avenue when 2nd son was born, FEB 1927, then 1st wife died, 2 APR 1928, 14 hours following death of his beloved mother, Kate. Removed to Carthage with sister raising his sons till 2nd marriage APR 1932.

~ City Directory:

~ 1937, Carthage, Partner in Maring & Boggess Agency, treasurer Nucarth Stone company, with 2nd wife & daughter in her home at 1218 south Maple street.

~ 1950, Carthage, Boggess Agency, Joe Miller associate residing 1218 south Maple street.

~ 1953, Carthage Boggess Agency, Joe Miller associate residing 615 Euclid boulevard.

Death: at Saint Luke's Nursing Center, in Carthage, Missouri.


Carthage Press
Friday, November 15, 1974


Private graveside services will be held at 2 o'clock Saturday at Park Cemetery for Luke J Boggess, 75, Route 3, veteran Carthage business executive who died at 9:45 a m, today at St Luke's Nursing Center.

A past president of Carthage Board of Public Works and Carthage Independent Insurance Agents Association, Mr Boggess was born April 5, 1899, at Carthage, son of S C Boggess. The father at that time was engaged in the mining industry at Galena, Kan, but later entered the loan and insurance business here.

Mr Boggess attended Carthage High School three years and received his diploma in 1917 after a year at Western Military Academy, Alton, Ill. Enrolled as a student at Dartmouth College, Hanover, N H , where he was a member of the college cadet corps, he interrupted his studies to serve during World War I as a U S Army lieutenant, becoming an instructor for the Student Army Training Corps at Clark College, Worcester, Mass.

Following discharge from the Army in 1919, he returned to Dartmouth where he was awarded the AB degree in 1921. Thereafter, he was graduated in 1922 from Amos Tuck School of Business Administration with a masters degree in commercial science and banking.

He then became assistant manager of the Industrial Loan and Investment Co, Kansas City, and within a few months was advanced to manager-ship of its firm's branch facility in Omaha, Neb.

In 1924, he returned to Kansas City as a member of the staff of Arthur Andersen & Co, certified public accountants setting up books for Mr Brown's United Telephone company in Abilene, Dickinson county, Kansas, now Sprint corporation.

Coming back to Carthage in 1928, he purchased one-third interest in the Maring-Boggess Insurance Agency in partnership with his father and Wilbur F Maring Sr. After the death of Maring the remaining partners purchased his interest in the firm. When S C Boggess died June 1946, his son became sole proprietor of the Boggess Agency Inc. [after purchase of his step-mother's inherited share], in which capacity he continued until Jan 1, 1968, when he turned to semi-retirement and handed the reins of the family firm to his son-in-law Joseph H Miller, 1117 E 13th, who had joined the firm in 1946.

Until failing health forced a complete halt to the activities, Mr Boggess continued limited work as a Realtor. Boggess Agency can be traced through the generations to its establishment in 1872 as the Black Agency [then Black and Chase, then Wyatt & Black, then Wyatt & Maring, then Wyatt, Maring & Boggess till Wyatt's January 1925 death then Maring & Boggess, accepting son Luke in 1928 and after Maring's 1938 death, simply Boggess Agency]. It was expanded in 1960 with purchase of the Sidney Knight Agency.

Mr Boggess also was active in a number of other business enterprises here. In 1934, he and A J Graul formed B & G Construction Co, for which Mr Boggess long was vice president. The firm erected numerous industrial, educational and residential buildings throughout the district and stimulated real estate development in Carthage, Neosho, Joplin and other communities.

A member of First United Methodist church, American Legion, Veteran of World War I and Knights Templar, of which he was past commander, Mr Boggess served in 1941-47 on the Park Board and was its president one term.

Long active in work of Carthage Chamber of Commerce, he also served on the boards of the Young Men's Christian Association and the Salvation Army. He was a member of the Masonic Order and Shrine Club and was active in work of the Carthage Board of Realtors.

He formerly was president of B&G Investment Co. Serving on the Board of Public Works, he was its president in 1951.

An ardent sportsman, he devoted much of his leisure time to hunting, fishing and conservation efforts.

Mr Boggess first was married Aug 28, 1921, in Colorado Springs, Colo to Miss Frances Flora, she died March 31 [April 2, 1928] in Kansas City. On April 6, 1932 he wed Mrs Muriel Haight Busboom of Carthage and they made their home many years at 1218 S Maple.

Survivors include his wife of the home; a daughter Mrs Mary Margaret Miller, wife of Joseph H Miller; two sons Luke Jack Boggess, known as Jack, La Harbra, Calif, and William S Boggess, Kansas City; a brother S C Boggess, Jr, state of Florida; a sister Mrs Edith Hough, Chevy Chase, MD; four grandchildren and three great grandchildren.

The Rev H L Thompson will officiate at the private services and burial in Oakcrest Abbey will be under the direction of Ulmer Funeral Home. The casket will be closed at all times.

Friends may contribute in his memory to American Cancer Society or St Luke's Nursing Center.

Known Children

Luke Jack Boggess b: 11 JUN 1924 Omaha, Douglas county, Nebraska.

William Samuel Boggess b: 15 FEB 1927 Kansas City, Jackson county, Missouri.

Last revised 09/23/14.

Prepared in part by Bill Boggess.
Family links: 
  Samuel Cleveland Boggess (1874 - 1946)
  Kate Knight Boggess (1876 - 1928)
  Frances Elizabeth Flora Boggess (1898 - 1928)
  Muriel Margaret Haight Boggess (1897 - 1983)*
  Luke Jack Boggess (1924 - 2001)*
  William Samuel Boggess (1927 - 2015)*
  Luke J. Boggess (1899 - 1974)
  Hale Boggess (1900 - 1900)*
  Elizabeth Boggess (1903 - 1903)*
  Edith Boggess Hough (1906 - 1996)*
  S. C. Boggess (1911 - 1994)*
*Calculated relationship
Park Cemetery
Jasper County
Missouri, USA
Plot: Oak Crest Abbey Mausoleum Section E, Tier 301, Row B, SE Corridor, SE Section.
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 Added: Mar. 11, 2015

- Julie A (Eskridge) Taylor
 Added: Nov. 18, 2012
I miss you grandad.
- Joy Delgado Boggess
 Added: Sep. 19, 2012
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