Edwin Augustus Boies, Sr

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Edwin Augustus Boies, Sr

  • Birth 21 Oct 1841 Richland Parish, Louisiana, USA
  • Death 31 Jul 1922 Richland Parish, Louisiana, USA
  • Burial Alto, Richland Parish, Louisiana, USA
  • Memorial ID 11491715

Mr. Boies served with distinction in the Confederate Army during the four years of the Civil War, where he was twice wounded in battle.

Edwin's parents were Lafayette Carrodone Boies and Nancy Nelson. He married Miss Sarah Emmaline Prewitt on
December 5, 1867 in Franklin Parish, Louisiana. Edwin and Sarah had the following children:
James Fayette, John C., Samuel Henry, Harriett, Jackson Houston, Rebecca, Edwin A. Jr., Robert Lee Sr., Nancy Emma, Clara Cornelia, Alice Laura, William C., Joel, and Bertha.
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As published in the Richland Beacon, 1922

ONE OF RICHLAND'S MOST RESPECTED CITIZENS DIES

Mr. Edwin A. Boies Sr., age 81 years, one of the oldest and most highly respected citizens of Richland
Parish, died at his home in Ward Four last Monday evening and was buried at the Hixon graveyard on Tuesday
afternoon. He leaves a widow, five sons, Messrs. Jas. F., Sam H., Robt. L.,Edwin A. Jr., and Willie Boies,
and five daughters, Mrs. W. E. Landers, Mrs. Ralph Brunson, Mrs. Clara Hewitt,Mrs. Willie Choat and Miss
Nannie Boies.
Mr. Boies was born in what is now Richland Parish in 1841, and entered the Confederate Army at the
beginning of the Civil War and served with distinction during the four years of that memorable struggle. He
was twice wounded in battle and took part in numbers of the hottest engagements in Virginia. He carried a
Yankee bullet in one leg from June 1862 to his death, in compliance with his request made a short time before
the end, this ball was taken out and presented to one of his sons. The deceased was married 54 years ago and
his devoted mate of more than a half century survives him. Throughout a long married life, they lived a
consecrated Christian life together, both early joining the Baptist Church, and their home was a shrine for their
large family of children, who became useful and God fearing men and women under the blessed influence of a
good father and mother. Returning home from the war to find himself, without much means except his untiring
energy and self-reliance learned in the rugged school of experience, he faced the difficulties with the same
courage he had faced the federal bullets, and bravely set out to make himself a useful citizen. How well he
succeeded in this is attested by the love and veneration felt by everyone who knew him. He never left his native
parish, but as he worked usefully for its development and advancement and his influenced extended, his love for
it and his people seemed to grow more intense until it became with him, indeed a passion.
Our old friend lies down to his last and peaceful sleep after a long and useful life, during which time
spent here, he accomplished much and for which he will be long and affectionately remembered by those who
have been the beneficiaries of his great heart. We bow our head in sorrow with the bereaved family and join in
the sentiments of love and veneration expressed by a
legion of admiring friends.


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  • Maintained by: Carolyn Martin Boies
  • Originally Created by: Ron Manley
  • Added: 7 Aug 2005
  • Find A Grave Memorial 11491715
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Edwin Augustus Boies, Sr (21 Oct 1841–31 Jul 1922), Find A Grave Memorial no. 11491715, citing Prewitt Cemetery, Alto, Richland Parish, Louisiana, USA ; Maintained by Carolyn Martin Boies (contributor 46982018) .