|Birth: ||Oct. 19, 1845|
New York, USA
|Death: ||Jun. 29, 1917|
From the 1919 History of Fresno County by Paul E Vandor
CHARLES HOMER BOUCHER Thrift and foresight, push and enterprise were characteristics of the sturdy pioneers who came to California in the yearly years of its history. Among these was Charles H. Boucher, born October 19, 1845, of English parents in Elbridge, Onondaga County, N. Y. His father, George Boucher, a surveyor, and his mother, Mary Anne Protherole, were married in England before coming to this country. George Boucher, the father of five children, three boys and two girls, died when Charles H. Boucher was but six years of age. Young Charles attended the public schools of Onondaga County until he was fifteen years of age, working for others to earn the wherewith to
pay for his board and schooling. He was sixteen years old when the Civil War began, and responding to the call for volunteers, was mustered into service as a private, August 28, 1862, with Company E, One Hundred Twenty-second New York Volunteers, organized at Syracuse, serving under Captain H. H. Walpole until mustered out in May, 1865. During those three years he was in twenty-six general engagements, among other, Gettysburg, Cold Harbor and Antietam.
After leaving the army he heard the "call of the West" and came to California, working for a year on a dairy farm in Solano County, afterwards renting grain land and working for himself. After three years he purchased 320 acres of land and continued to raise grain for fifteen years. At Fairfield, Solano County, December 20, 1872, he
was married to Martha M. Weaver, a native of Clark County, Mo., and a daughter of William M. and Sarah Ellen (Henton).
Weaver, bom in Kentucky and Virginia, respectively. Martha M. came to California with her father, a farmer, who located in San Joaquin County in 1870. Four children blessed this union: Lottie May. Mrs. Weldon of this county; Emily Florence, at home; George Thomas died at the age of sixteen, and Archie Homer was in United States Army and served overseas until mustered out and is back on the ranch. In 1884 Mr. Boucher removed to Fresno County, purchasing the east half of
section 16, the home place, upon which there was not even a shrub at the time, neither was there water with which to irrigate the land. At that time the present site of the attracive little own of Clovis was a vast grain field. Mr. Boucher continued the occupation of grain raising in his new home, and, three years later purchased the west half of section 16. Seven years later he set a small acreage to vineyard, the venture proving lucrative, he continued to set out land to vineyard at intervals until he had sixty acres under cultivation, including five or six varieties of grapes. Mr. Boucher passed away June 29, 1917. Since his death Mrs. Boucher makes her home in Fresno, looking after the interests left by her husband.
Bio courtesy of Lester Letson
Martha Mildred Weaver Boucher (1854 - 1940)
George T Boucher (1883 - 1900)*
Odd Fellows Cemetery
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Grand Army of the RepublicUnion Soldier out of New York during the Civil War|
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