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Ray Harold Boston
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Birth: Jan. 3, 1891
Carthage
Hancock County
Illinois, USA
Death: Sep. 1, 1985
Carthage
Hancock County
Illinois, USA

Ray Harold Boston is the youngest son of William Hickman Boston Jr. and Nancy Elizabeth (Bryant) Boston. He married Viola Maude Myers on February 24, 1920, in Memphis, Scotland County, Missouri. They made their home in Hancock County, Illinois, and raised six children there. They farmed land near Adrian and in 1939 purchased 100 acres near Powellton -- both in Hancock County, Illinois. He retired at the age of 71 and spent his final years in Carthage, Hancock County, Illinois. He served in the U.S. Army during World War I.

Hancock County Journal-Pilot, Carthage, Illinois, September 4, 1985 (used with permission)
Obituary
Ray Boston
Ray H. Boston, 94, Carthage, died Sunday afternoon in Memorial Hospital in Carthage. He was born Jan. 3, 1891, near Carthage, a son of William H. and Nancy E. Bryant Boston. He married Viola Myers Feb. 25, 1920, in Memphis, Mo. He farmed in the Adrian and Powellton areas until his retirement in 1962, was a veteran of World War I, and a member of Phillip Hartzell American Legion Post and the First United Methodist Church of Carthage. Surviving are four daughters, Mrs. Marvin (Bettie) Merritt of Carthage, Margie Boston of Rolla, Mo., Mrs. David (Shirley) Gnann of Nauvoo and Jean Morris of Winston-Salem, N.C.; two sons, Raymond of Carthage and Larry of Livermore, Calif.; 17 grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren; and one great-great grandchild. He was preceded in death by three brothers, six sisters and one great grandchild. Services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday in Leathem Funeral Home in Carthage. Burial will be in Moss Ridge Cemetery. Friends may call until the hour of services. A memorial has been established for the Hancock County Nursing Home activities fund.
 
 
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 Parents:
  William Hickman Boston (1843 - 1919)
  Nancy Elizabeth Bryant Boston (1845 - 1930)
 
 Spouse:
  Viola Maude Myers Boston (1902 - 1987)
 
 Children:
  Marilyn Jean Boston Morris (1935 - 2009)*
 
 Siblings:
  Marvin Edward Boston (1868 - 1960)*
  Joseph Hickman Boston (1870 - 1950)*
  Martha Ellen Boston Burns (1872 - 1955)*
  Charles Thomas Boston (1880 - 1982)*
  Jessie May Boston Davis (1882 - 1964)*
  Ray Harold Boston (1891 - 1985)
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Moss Ridge Cemetery
Carthage
Hancock County
Illinois, USA
Plot: 784
 
Created by: Larry and Jane
Record added: Aug 21, 2006
Find A Grave Memorial# 15455323
Ray Harold Boston
Added by: Larry and Jane
 
Ray Harold Boston
Added by: Larry and Jane
 
 
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- Barbara Stein
 Added: Dec. 15, 2013
 
 
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