Begin New Search
Refine Last Search
Cemetery Lookup
Add Burial Records
Help with Find A Grave

Find all Boggesses in:
 • Park Cemetery
 • Carthage
 • Jasper County
 • Missouri
 • Find A Grave

Top Contributors
Success Stories
Community Forums
Find A Grave Store

Log In
Kate Knight Boggess
Birth: Feb. 10, 1876
Cornwall Unitary Authority
Cornwall, England
Death: Apr. 1, 1928
Jasper County
Missouri, USA

w/o Samuel C BOGGESS.

My paternal grandmother.

Birth: in Calstock, Cornwall, England first of five known children to Ellen LUKE and her second husband Samuel David KNIGHT, arriving in Carthage, Jasper county, Missouri, Saturday, March 17, 1894 with her uncle Jim LUKE following trip from Liverpool aboard steamship Majestic, starting school at Carthage Collegiate Institute on the 26th. Married 8th of March 1898 in uncle James LUKE's new home, had five children, three to adulthood then died 14 hours before first born Luke's wife, Frances, died, double funeral 4 April 1928. NOTE: Other parties have used given name as "Katherine" which is foreign to our family documentations.

Known Children, all but one buried in Park cemetery, Carthage;

Luke J (1899-1974)

Hale (1900-1900)

Elizabeth (1903-1903)

Edith (1906-1996)

S C, Jr (1911-1994), buried with wife in Seaside cemetery, Cape Cod, Massachusetts

Kate and Sam's 1st home after their March 1898 wedding was in Galena, Cherokee county, Kansas then August 1900 built a home on Hazel at Highland in Carthage, on a lot uncle Jim LUKE gave them, thence when W W CALHOUN's removed to Kansas City around 1909 they moved into his 1880s built home at then 1305, now 903 south Garrison which burnt down between 1917 & 1920, then to 524 west Sycamore before moving family to Kansas City in 1921 till late 1924, then back to Sycamore street, then after the death of Maj WETZEL into "Wetzel's Folly", 1205 south Main where Kate's life ended.

Among her many achievements was the development of a country place she dearly loved, named Coolbrook, eight miles east of town. Also the conversion of "Wetzell's Folly" into the Boggess Tower Apartments at 1205 south Main street, where she last lived.


A Carthage, MO newspaper, Mar 8,1898

 Mr. Samuel C. Boggess and Miss Kate

Knight Wedded This Afternoon

   One of the prettiest home weddings witnessed in this city for a long time occurred this afternoon at 5 o'clock at the elegant home of James Luke, the well known mine operator, on South Main street. The contracting parties were Miss Kate Knight and Mr Samuel C Boggess.

   The parlors of the residence were beautifully decorated in honor of the event. There was a profusion of flowers and plants, the south bay window where the ceremony was preformed bring banked with them. There were roses and hyacinths everywhere, and the air was heavy with their delicious fragrances, The curtains were drawn and the parlors softly lighted by gas. Over the spot where the young people were to stand was suspended a beautiful floral bell made of hyacinths and ferns. The remaining ceiling decorations were evergreens.

   Both the young people are prominent in the First M E church and their pastor, Dr J W Stewart, performed the ceremony. At 5 o'clock he took his position in front of the space reserved for the happy couple and Miss Stella Van Osdell seated herself at the piano. A moment later the beautiful strains of Mendelssohn's wedding march rang out rich and full, and the bridal party entered.

   Little Stella Cooper [d/o Lina May], the 5-year old niece of Mrs Luke, a ring bearer, came in the north door with the maid of honor, Miss Genevieve Stiffler. The little girl wore a pretty gown of white China silk and carried the wedding ring on a white satin pillow beautifully decorated with ferns and hyacinths.

   The maid of honor wore a costume of brown and gold taffeta silk the corsage trimmed with ribbons and a shirred front of gold mousseline de sole. She carried a bouquet of pink roses.

   Close behind the maid of honor and ring-bearer walked Mr Luke with his niece on his arm. The bride was gowned in a handsome brown taffeta silk. The skirt plain and of the latest style in cut, the waist shirred, trimmed with ruffles of tiny Grecian plaits and a quantity of handsome Irish point lace. She carried a bouquet of bride's roses and wore a spray of same in her hair.

   The groom, accompanied by his best man, Mr Tom Hall, entered at the west door simultaneously with remainder of the party and the entire party marched across the room finally halting facing the minister. The tones of the wedding march softened and died away, and the sweet strains of "Annie Laurie" replaced them as the impressive ring ceremony began. When at length their troth was plighted, Dr Stewart turned and introduced the happy pair to the assembled friends as "Mr and Mrs Samuel C Boggess."

   The young couple were the recipients of many beautiful and valuable wedding presents, mostly cut glass, china and silverware. The groom's present to the bride was an elegant silver tea set. The best man received a handsome scarf pin, the maid of honor an Epworth League pin, and the ring bearer and emerald ring from the bride and groom. Mr and Mrs Boggess will leave this evening for Galena, Kansas, where they will be at home to their friends after March 25 in a neat little home on Galena avenue, which Mr Boggess has already fixed up for their occupancy.

   Mr Boggess is a well know Carthage boy who is now book-keeper for Shelbina Mining Co at Galena. He is upright, honorable, intelligent, and has the respect, confidence and good will of everyone. Mrs Boggess is a charming and pretty English girl who for four years has made her home with her uncle, Mr Luke, until now Carthage claims her as a daughter.

   The guests present were mainly relatives and intimate friends. The invited guests were:   Messrs and Mmesdames Fred G Hodson, Ed Bailey, Byron Ash, E H Irwin, T K Wood, W H Edwards, L M Murphy, Walter Jenkins of Alba, Dr Mangram and wife from Preston; Mesdames Nelly Hough, Sarah Boggess, Fanny Hall, Thos(sic, George) Wood of Virginia; Misses Minnie Havens, Elsie Woodward, Edith Kerr, Stella Van Osdell, Geneveive Stiffler, Lillian Edwards, Georgia Radar, Eulah Irwin, Bertha Small of Aurora, Ind, Stelia Hodshier of Kansas City; Messers Lew Brown, Fred Osborne, Clayton Bradford, Thos and Hale Boggess, H H Beckworth, Thos Hall, Will Sheppared, Ed Hart, Chas Stiffler, W Burris, W Cooper, F Creech, T Greech, Webb City.


(Copy from Carthage Public Library)

Additional Comments;

Samuel Cleveland Boggess was born 12 Aug 1874, Cherry Camp, Tenmile district, Harrison county, West Virginia to Samuel Boggess (1811-1888) and Sarah Elizabeth Wood (1835-1918)

Kate Knight was born in Calstock, Cornwall, England 10 Feb 1876 to Samuel David Knight and Ellen Luke (sister to James Luke). They had five children, two died young. Their 1st home was in Galena, Kansas till 1900, Carthage till Kansas City from 1921 to 1925, remainder in Carthage, Both buried Park cemetery, Carthage.


(transcribed, 3/1/06, wsb)


 Monday, April 2, 1928 front page


 Prominent Carthage Woman Succumbs
    Sunday and Daughter-in Law
              Today in Kansas City




   Mrs Kate Boggess, wife of S C Boggess, prominent Carthage business man, died at 8:45 o'clock last night at the Boggess apartments, 1205 South Main street, and Mrs Luke Boggess, daughter-in-law of Mr and Mrs S C Boggess, died about 11 o'clock this morning in Kansas City according to word received here about noon today.

   The body of Mrs Luke Boggess will reach here tomorrow afternoon, accompanied by Mr Boggess, her mother Mrs W W Flora and the latter's daughter

   A joint service will be held at 10 o'clock Wednesday morning at the First Methodist Episcopal church. The Rev Frank H Ebright, pastor, will be in charge.

      Long in Ill Health

   Mrs S C Boggess had been in ill health for the last 10 years, suffering from heart trouble. However, her condition allowed her to be up for long periods of time. She became ill about two weeks ago and Saturday morning her condition was thought to be improved, but Saturday night she grew much worse.

   Born February 10, 1876 in Calstock, Cornwall, England, she came to Carthage at the age of 17 years and made her home with her uncle the late James Luke. Her parents, Mr and Mrs S D Knight, came to this country about 20 years later remaining here a year, then returned to England, their former home, for a year before coming to Carthage to make their home permanently. Mrs Knight passed away July 25, 1923, in Carthage.

   Besides her husband and father, she is survived by a daughter, Edith, who is a student this year at the University of Missouri, Columbia, and two sons, Luke Boggess, of Kansas City, and S C Boggess, Jr, at home, two brothers, Sidney Knight of Carthage, John Knight of Texas, and a sister Mrs George Hocking of St Dominick, Cornwall, England, two grandchildren in Kansas City also survive. Miss Boggess arrived about midnight last night.

   Fred Knight, a brother of Mrs Boggess' was killed in an automobile accident near Webb City on August 25, 1922. He was general superintendent of the Independent Gravel company and was on an inspection tour of the company's properties with Ben Reynolds of Joplin, president of the company, at the time of the accident.

   Formerly Miss Frances Flora

   Mrs Luke Boggess had been ill several weeks suffering from scarlet fever and mastoiditis. She had undergone two operations within the last two weeks, the last one being performed last Saturday at the Trinity hospital, Kansas City, where she passed away. Her older son, Luke, jr. contracted the fever first, had recovered and was in Carthage for a short visit about a week ago.

   She was formerly Miss Frances Flora of Carthage. Her father, the late Dr W W Flora was a prominent Carthage dentist. She was about 30 years of age and at the age of about 10 years moved with her parents to Colorado.

   Besides her husband, she is survived by two sons, Luke, jr, and William Samuel, and her mother, Mrs W W Flora and a sister both of Denver, Colo (sic, Colo Sprs & Pueblo).

The death certificate can be viewed at Missouri Digital Archives/death certificates online website
Informant was her husband
Last revised: 02/28/14.

Prepared in part by Bill Boggess.
Family links: 
  Samuel David Knight (1844 - 1931)
  Ellen Luke Knight (1845 - 1923)
  Samuel Cleveland Boggess (1874 - 1946)
  Luke J. Boggess (1899 - 1974)*
  Hale Boggess (1900 - 1900)*
  Elizabeth Boggess (1903 - 1903)*
  Edith Boggess Hough (1906 - 1996)*
  S. C. Boggess (1911 - 1994)*
  Kate Knight Boggess (1876 - 1928)
  Alfred Knight (1879 - 1922)*
  Annie Knight Hocking (1881 - 1966)*
  Sidney Knight (1883 - 1960)*
  John Knight (1885 - ____)*
*Calculated relationship
Park Cemetery
Jasper County
Missouri, USA
Plot: B 33 : L 98
Maintained by: NJBrewer
Originally Created by: Bill
Record added: Nov 05, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 43966437
Kate <i>Knight</i> Boggess
Added by: Bill
Kate <i>Knight</i> Boggess
Added by: Bill
Kate <i>Knight</i> Boggess
Added by: NJBrewer
There are 15 more photos not showing...
Click here to view all images...
Photos may be scaled.
Click on image for full size.

- Mary
 Added: Apr. 12, 2015

- bill
 Added: Sep. 12, 2011

- Roxღed~never forgotten
 Added: Aug. 17, 2011
There is 1 more note not showing...
Click here to view all notes...
This page is sponsored by: Bill

Privacy Statement and Terms of Service