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Mary Elnora "Elnora" Boshaw (Yeager) Yager Babcock
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Birth: Mar. 3, 1871
Kimball
St. Clair County
Michigan, USA
Death: Aug. 28, 1936
Cadillac
Wexford County
Michigan, USA

1936 Aug 28 - Cadillac - Mary Elnora Boshaw was born Sunday 03 Mar 1871 in Kimball to Peter & Mary Ann (Sterling) Boshaw. She married Abel Yeager Thursday 31 Oct 1889 in Fort Gratiot. After his death she married Ralph Milo Babcock Thursday 01 Jul 1909 in Cadillac. She was a housewife all of her life. While Abel & Elnora lived in Port Huron they lived at the 'Old Nelson Mill' called the 'Blue Cut Place'. Abel worked on 'The Old Jay E (J E)'. Once there was a storm and the boat didn't return as planned so Daniel Yager and Elnora Yager went to Canada to look for them with no success. When the boat finally returned she found out that the boat was laid up on an Island to wait out the storm. Abel worked on the boat with Elnora's brother Peter Boshaw.

On Thursday 02 Feb 1899 the family moved from Port Huron to Wexford County where he bought land for $1 per acre in Selma Twp. At that time they owned 120 acres in Section 27 of Selma Twp. It was called 'Forest Home'. The 1914 Plat book shows the 40 acres as the M Yager Estate. There was a lot of Cedar on the land and it is said that Abel had a long handled axe and cut everything in sight on 40 acres. At the time of Abel's death the family was living on the Ace Platz place on the Lake Rd, 1/2 mile south of the Boon Rd. Shortly after Ace Platz died the family moved back to the home place.After his death Elnora was then left to fend for herself and the four young children, with a fifth on the way, all who were still at home. She couldn't keep up with the taxes so the land went back to the State. The land was then sold to Frank & Tracy Smith, who was a half-sister to Elnora. They lived there for some time until Elnora married Ralph Babcock then after their marriage they moved around quite a bit.

NOTE ON NAME CHANGE - After Abel married Elnora she made him change his last name from Yeager to Yager because his relatives in Southern Michigan had been in trouble with the law and she didn't want to be associated with them.

Mary Elnora (Boshaw, Yeager-Yager) Babcock died at 10 pm Friday 28 Aug 1936 at the age of 65 y 5 m 25 d at Mercy Hospital in Cadillac from Heart Disease, Arteriosclerosis, and Simple Goitre. She had been living with her daughter Gertie for one month before her death. She had been under the care of the care of Doctor Gregory P Moore from Monday 20 Apr 1936 until the time of her death. Her death was recorded 10 Oct 1939. She lived in Cadillac for 1 month before her death. Survivors included her husband, Ralph; 5 children, Charles Henry & Florence Catherine 'Katie' Yager of Flint, Gertrude May & William Jesse Ramey, George W & Violet Rose Yager, Theodore & Emma Louise Yager and Delcie & Louis R 'Louie' Nelson, all of Cadillac; several grandchildren and great-grandchildren; 1 brother Peter Boshaw; and 1 sister, Eliza & John R Robinson. She was preceded in death by her first husband Abel 04 Apr 1907 and twin stillborn sons 24 May 1904; her parents, Peter 14 Jun 1903 & Mary 21 Feb 1899; 4 brothers, Theodore 'Leesdore' Boshaw 23 Oct 1928, Thomas Boshaw 11 Nov 1932, Lewis Henry Boshaw 30 Oct 1893, James Boshaw 26 Dec 1933.

Funeral services were at Pleasant Lake Baptist Church with Clergyman Adj Earl Ellis officiating.

Burial was in Plot 40 in Selma Township Cemetery in Cadillac.

The Undertaker was Muche-Peterson Funeral Home in Cadillac.

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Unknown death information on 4 brothers, Brack Boshaw, Israel Boshaw, Joseph Boshaw, John Boshaw; and 1 sister, Dora Boshaw.
 
 
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 Parents:
  Peter Beauchamp Boshaw (1829 - 1903)
  Mary Ann Sterling Boshaw (1843 - 1899)
 
 Spouses:
  Abel Yeager /Yager (1861 - 1907)*
  Ralph Milo Babcock (1877 - 1955)*
 
 Children:
  Charles Henry Yager (1891 - 1973)*
  Gertrude May Yager Ramey (1893 - 1986)*
  George W Yager (1898 - 1984)*
  Theodore Yager (1902 - 1992)*
  Twin Boy 1 Yager (1904 - 1904)*
  Twin Boy 2 Yager (1904 - 1904)*
  Delcie Yager Nelson (1907 - 1987)*
 
 Siblings:
  Matilda Boshaw Sterling (1848 - 1924)**
  Rosanna Lucinda Boshaw Hills (1850 - 1926)**
  Margaret Boshaw Richards (1853 - 1925)**
  Tracy Terese Boshaw Smith (1854 - 1936)**
  Theodore Boshaw (1861 - 1928)*
  Thomas Boshaw (1867 - 1932)*
  Peter Boshaw (1868 - 1946)*
  Mary Elnora Boshaw (Yeager) Yager Babcock (1871 - 1936)
  Eliza Boshaw Robinson (1877 - 1945)*
 
*Calculated relationship
**Half-sibling
 
Burial:
Selma Township Cemetery
Cadillac
Wexford County
Michigan, USA
Plot: 40
 
Created by: Cheryl (Yager) Mapes
Record added: Sep 09, 2008
Find A Grave Memorial# 29686972
Mary Elnora Elnora <i>Boshaw (Yeager) Yager</i> Babcock
Added by: Cheryl (Yager) Mapes
 
Mary Elnora Elnora <i>Boshaw (Yeager) Yager</i> Babcock
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Mary Elnora Elnora <i>Boshaw (Yeager) Yager</i> Babcock
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- H S B
 Added: Feb. 27, 2015
RIP - Great Grandma. Someday we will finally meet. Looking forward to knowing you.
- Cheryl (Yager) Mapes
 Added: Feb. 7, 2014

- Cynthia L. Ward
 Added: Jun. 8, 2011
 
 
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