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Sarah Elizabeth Whitbeck Boka
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Birth: Dec., 1846
Illinois, USA
Death: Mar. 24, 1919
Labette County
Kansas, USA

Sarah Elizabeth Whitbeck was a daughter of Semour/Seymour and Lucy Maria Foster Whitbeck. Her father was born in Copake, Columbiana County, NY and her mother was born in CT. They died before she was a teenager, possibly killed by Indians, leaving their children orphaned. Sarah first married Adam Howell and had a daughter Mary Florence Howell (who married George Franklin Christison in Illinois and died before 1910). Her second husband was James W. Pearson and they had a son James "Jim", who probably died before 1910. Her third husband was Henry Boka and their children were Lillie, Minnie, Maude, Katie, Tonie, Claude and Lottie. She was a resident of Moultrie County and Macon County, IL; Grayson Co, TX; and Neosho County and Labette County, Kansas.


Obituary for Sarah E. Boka
Published in The Parsons Daily Sun,
Tuesday, Mar 25, 1919, pg 6.

Mrs. Sarah E. Boka Dies at Age of 72

Mrs. Sarah E. Boka, aged 72 years, died at the home of her son, Claude Boka, 1412 Dirr avenue, yesterday afternoon, after a lingering illness. The funeral will be held Wednesday afternoon at two o'clock at the home, conducted by Rev. Roy Burke of the First Methodist Church. Burial will be in Valley cemetery. Mrs. Boka is one of the old residents of Parsons having come to this city over thirty years ago and during her long residence here, has made many friends who will be sorry to hear of her death. She is survived by seven children, Mrs. Lillie Wadsack, of Kansas City; Mrs. Minnie Harris, of Los Angeles; Mrs. Maude Isenbrandt (sic), of California; Mrs. Tonie Buddenhagen, of Parsons; Mrs. Lottie Foltz, of California; and Claude Boka, of Parsons.

Family links: 
  Seymour Whitbeck (1813 - ____)
  Lucy Maria Foster Whitbeck (1813 - ____)
  James W Pearson (1844 - 1912)
  Henry Boka (1842 - 1902)*
  Lily Jane Boka Wadsack (1872 - 1957)*
  Minnie Rosella Boka Harris (1876 - 1944)*
  Maude Mabel Boka Eisenbrandt (1878 - 1970)*
  Katie Pearl Boka Foltz (1881 - 1953)*
  Tonie Irwin Boka Buddenhagen (1883 - 1980)*
  Claude Elmer Boka (1886 - 1939)*
  Lottie Mae Boka Smith (1889 - 1960)*
  Samuel Henry Whitbeck (1834 - 1901)*
  Calvin William Whitbeck (1836 - 1862)*
  Hezekiah Whitbeck (1839 - 1862)*
  Lucy Ann Whitbeck Cook (1842 - 1929)*
  Nancy Liney Harris (1844 - 1900)*
  Sarah Elizabeth Whitbeck Boka (1846 - 1919)
*Calculated relationship
Valley Cemetery
Neosho County
Kansas, USA
Created by: Kim Kerr
Record added: Jul 27, 2004
Find A Grave Memorial# 9190162
Sarah Elizabeth <i>Whitbeck</i> Boka
Added by: Kim Kerr
Sarah Elizabeth <i>Whitbeck</i> Boka
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- Angel of Flowers
 Added: Jan. 17, 2015
An early spring flower in memory of my great grandmother.
- Nancy Carey
 Added: Jan. 4, 2012
In memory of my 2nd great-grandmother.
- Kim Kerr
 Added: Apr. 28, 2010
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