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Leona Elizabeth "Ona" Brooks Boice
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Birth: Aug. 15, 1884
New Lisbon
Otsego County
New York, USA
Death: Jul. 9, 1955
Utica
Oneida County
New York, USA

Leona was the only surviving child of Charles Melvin and Renee Iola Jackson Brooks. Her parents were later divorced and she grew up with her mother. She married Frank C. Boice Feb. 21, 1909. Eventually, they settled on a large farm south of Garrattsville and had 4 children, Mary Iola 1909, Hiram Samuel 1911, Arthur Jackson 1913, and Zealand Peter Boice 1915. She was staying with her daughter Mary in New Hartford when she died.
I remember the delicious food she used to make and especially her custard pies and cakes made with maple syrup frosting. She also made maple candy. See her husband Frank C. Boice for more info.

Obituary:
Boice, Leona Elizabeth Brooks 1884-1955

Mrs. Leona Boice, 70, In Daughter's Home

GARRATTSVILLE---Mrs. Leona Boice, 70, widow of Frank Boice, died July 9, 1955, in the home of her daughter, Mrs. Edward Gale, 302 Hartford Pl., Utica, after a long illness.
Mrs. Boice was born in New Lisbon, N. Y., Aug. 15, 1884
a daughter of the late Charles and Renee Iola Jackson Brooks. Her marriage to Mr. Boice took place in Garrattsville, Feb. 21, 1909, and they lived there for more than 50 years. Mr. Boice died May 23, 1953. She was a member of the Garrattsville Methodist Church. Since the death of her husband she had made her home with her daughter.
Surviving are the daughter, Mrs. Gale; three sons, Zeland Boice, Garrattsville; Hiram, Sherburne, and Arthur Boice, New Berlin; six grandchildren and several cousins.
The funeral will be at 2 o'clock Tuesday afternoon from the Houk Funeral Home, Edmeston, with the Rev. Wilfred Lyons, Morris, N. Y., officiating. Burial will be in Morris Cemetery. 
 
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 Parents:
  Charles Melvin Brooks (1863 - 1927)
  Renee I Brooks (1860 - 1904)
 
 Spouse:
  Frank C. Boice (1880 - 1953)*
 
 Children:
  Mary Boice Gale (1909 - 1997)*
  Hiram S. Boice (1911 - 1989)*
  Arthur Jackson Boice (1913 - 1996)*
  Zeland Peter Boice (1915 - 1974)*
 
 Siblings:
  Leona Elizabeth Brooks Boice (1884 - 1955)
  Hattie Brooks (1888 - 1889)*
  Lillie Brooks (1891 - 1891)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Hillington Cemetery
Morris
Otsego County
New York, USA
Plot: Boice Brooks plot--upper level of new part
 
Created by: Donna Davenport
Record added: Mar 08, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 86437242
Leona Elizabeth Ona <i>Brooks</i> Boice
Added by: Donna Davenport
 
Leona Elizabeth Ona <i>Brooks</i> Boice
Added by: Donna Davenport
 
Leona Elizabeth Ona <i>Brooks</i> Boice
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Spring flowers in remembrance of you Grandma.
- Donna Boice Davenport
 Added: Mar. 24, 2012
 
 
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