|Birth: ||Sep. 6, 1882|
|Death: ||Oct. 2, 1961|
El Paso County
Peter Bernard Boatner was the only known son of Dr. John Wesley Boatner, MD, born in Mississippi, and Sardenia Maudena Boatner born in Texas. His parents will second or third cousins. He moved to Dallas Texas from Lewisville, Texas in ca 1907, and became a printer for the Dallas Morning News after working for other companies in the printing profession. He was a Union member, and after retirement moved to Colorado Springs, CO to live in the Union retirement home there.
Unable to locate in the 1900 census, but it is believed that he was living in Lewisville, Denton County, Texas. He would have been about 19 years of age in 1900.
Dallas Morning News, March 29, 1904: "P. B. Boatner from Lewisville is staying at the Metropolitan Hotel in Ft. Worth."
1910 Census: Dallas, Dallas County, Peter B. Boatner, age 27, W/M born TX, residing at 346 Jackson Street, roomer, Printer in printing business. Single.
1920 census: A lodger in Dallas County, Texas, working as a newspaper printer. Age 38, and single. Residing at 705 West 12th Street.
1930 Colorado Census: Residence, Colorado Springs, El Paso County, Colorado.
Dallas Morning News, March 16, 1930: "P. B. Boatner, Retired Union Printer is now residing at the Colorado Springs Union Home. There were four printers from Dallas residing in the home. A photo of the four appears in the piece. They are named as Relf Fenley, Robert Toomar, A. P. Spradling, and P. B. Boatner. They are pictured in the hospital area with a nurse, Miss Feats Boseh. This home had an adjoining farm and diary of about 250 acres, which supplied farm products for the home. P. B. Boatner is pictured standing and appears to be healthy, and a tall man. He was about 48 years at the time. There were 300 inmates in the home at the time. The Union Printer Retirement Home was maintained by 78,000 members of the International Typographical Union at Colorado Springs. " This retirement home was located at Pike's Peak and Union Boulevard.
It is believed that Peter lived the reminder of his life in Colorado Springs. He died there in 1961 and is buried in the city. When he registered for the WW I draft,on September 12, 1918, he used his sister, Cecil Boatner Woods who was living in Lubbock Texas at the time as his next of kin. On the registration form, he describes himself as being tall, with a medium built, with blue eyes and light hair. Rockwall County Texas indicate that Peter Boatner married Della Dodd in that county on 21 June 1924. This is verified by the Dallas City Directory for several years.
Peter B. Boatner case [1941-1943] [Box 162-file 1] is included in the index of papers of George H. Mahon, former Congressman from the Lubbock, Texas area. The papers are stored in the Special Collections at the Texas Tech University Library at Lubbock. Unknown what the case pertains to at this time, but will be checked out.
John Wesley Boatner (1845 - 1904)
Sardenia Manda Boatner Boatner (1853 - 1889)
Geraldine Boatner (1878 - 1880)*
Cecil B. Jones (1879 - 1959)*
Peter B. Boatner (1882 - 1961)
Hortense Boatner (1884 - 1964)*
Mary Boatner (1889 - 1889)*
El Paso County
Created by: C B Mays
Record added: Jul 14, 2008
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