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Mary Alice Dove Boarman
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Birth: 1845
Virginia, USA
Death: Feb. 18, 1896
District of Columbia
District Of Columbia, USA

Age 51 years. On August 4, 1869, she married William I. Boarman in the District of Columbia. After the death of her husband on February 1, 1928, her remains were removed from Oak Hill Cemetery to Arlington National Cemetery on February 13, 1928.

The Evening Star Tuesday February 18, 1896
Affairs In Georgetown
Dropped Dead From Heart Disease Caused by Fright
Mrs. Mary Boarman, the wife of William Boarman, died last evening about 12:30 o’clock of what is supposed to be heart disease. The true cause of her death is, however, attributed to fright over the antics of her son-in-law, Charles Burke, who was drunk and in a state bordering on delirium tremens. Burke lives in the northeast section and his wife came over to spend a short time with her mother, bringing her children with her. The husband wanted her to return home yesterday, but she was afraid to bring the children out in the cold night air. Angered at this the husband, who has been drinking rather heavily of late, got on a jag and came over to the home of his mother-in-law, at 3215 Prospect Avenue. As soon as he entered the house he began to show the effects of his drinking and frightened all the inmates. Mr. Boarman and several friends, attracted to the house by the noise, attempted to eject the drunken man and while the struggle was on Mrs. Boarman fell to the floor. The struggle continued, while the ladies of the house endeavored to resuscitate Mrs. Boarman.

Policeman Sam Burrows responded to a distress call and carried Burke to the station. All the way up the street Burke shouted and shrieked and struggled awaking residents all along the locality. At the station he endeavored to bite everybody and it was seen that he was suffering from a bad attack of the jim-jams. All night long he howled in the cell, until his vocal cords were exhausted.

Dr. A.B. Shekell was immediately summoned to the house, but by the time he arrived Mrs. Boarman was beyond all help. Dr. Shekell refused to give a certificate of death, though it was evident that heart trouble was the cause. The coroner was notified and will view the remains this evening. Mrs. Boarman was fifty-three years of age and leaves a large family of children. Her husband is employed at Oak Hill Cemetery.

Burke’s condition was such this morning that he could not be sent to court to answer to the charge of drunk and disorderly. During the night he tore his clothes off and at daylight presented a pitiable sight. He was sent to the Washington Asylum for treatment. 
Family links: 
  William Ignatius Boarman (1845 - 1928)*
  Mary L. Boarman Burke (1872 - 1942)*
  Charles H. Boarman (1878 - 1902)*
  Boydanna Boarman McReady (1882 - 1941)*
  Bertie May Boarman Ruble (1884 - 1947)*
*Calculated relationship
Arlington National Cemetery
Arlington County
Virginia, USA
Plot: Section 17, Site 21129.
Created by: SLGMSD
Record added: Sep 18, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 42110012
Mary Alice <i>Dove</i> Boarman
Added by: Edward (Ted) Tyler
Mary Alice <i>Dove</i> Boarman
Added by: Edward (Ted) Tyler
Mary Alice <i>Dove</i> Boarman
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 Added: Jul. 16, 2015
Rest in peace.
- Michael
 Added: Oct. 28, 2013

- Mr.B
 Added: Aug. 6, 2012

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