It is with sorrow we announce the death of one of our best townsmen, Mr. Jacob Boice, who passed away on Sabbath morning. Mr. B came to this place from the town of Olive, Ulster county, many years ago, and settled upon the farm, where his son Abram now lives. He was a careful and upright man. He was a hard-worker and successful man, securing a snug property by honest, patient toil. His children, under his example, all grew up to be worthy and respected citizens. A few years ago, he retired from the farm, and moved to Loomis, where he has since resided. He was a worthy and faithful member of the Baptist church. But tongue and pen fail in eulogizing so good a man, always friendly, sociable and honest. We rest assured that our loss will be Heaven's gain to him.
Rest sweetly, father, your days on earth are done, Life's race by you was well and truly run. For years you lived in this world of strife, And now you go to enjoy a better life.
this wonderful obituary comes from Donna Boice Davenport; the "Mary Boice Gale Collection". Many thanks.
Their children: Rebecca Eliza Boice 1827 – 1911Phoebe Catherine Boice 1829 – 1906William Henry Boice 1833 – 1908Abram Ladieu Boice 1837 – 1918Josiah Winchell Boice 1840 – 1889Mary Alva Boice 1845 – 1922 -
Donna Davenport Added: Feb. 15, 2012
In further research it has come to light that Jacob was an older brother of Peter North Boice. Their parents were Samuel and Elizabeth Emsin Boice. See more family history on Ancestry.com. -
Donna Davenport Added: May. 4, 2011