Edward B. Boardley


Edward B. Boardley

West Chester, Chester County, Pennsylvania, USA
Death 25 May 1905 (aged 68)
West Goshen Township, Chester County, Pennsylvania, USA
Burial West Goshen Township, Chester County, Pennsylvania, USA
Memorial ID 30468061 View Source
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The Morning Republican, West Chester, Chester County, Pa.
September 12, 1899

Col. John Wainwright, of Wilmington, Del., has secured a pension of $6 a month, from August 15, 1898, for Edw. Boardley, of West Chester, late of Company H, 32d Regt. U.S. Colored Inf.

The Daily Local News, West Chester, Chester County, Pa.
December 4, 1885

They Remembered It- Night policeman Edward Boardley, East Ward, wad 49 years old Thursday. In the evening a large number of his friends and acquaintances assembled at his residence to celebrate the occasion in a truly enjoyable manner. The Liberty Coronet Band appeared at the festive scene after ten o'clock, when it enlivened the event with several choice selections. The whole affair was a complete surprise to the officer. He received many useful presents.

May 25, 1905

Edward Boardley

Yesterday afternoon about 3 o'clock Edward Boardley, a respected colored citizen of this place, expired suddenly while engaged at some casual work at Chestnut Grove Cemetery, where he had gone to assist another workman named Chas. H. Mills. The deceased had asked only a few minutes before for a tape measure and then fell over in an unconscious condition. Henry Robinson and Mr. Mills carried the deceased to a shady place, but he had expired by that time from heart disease. The deceased was a native of West Chester and had held positions of trust. He was 69 years of age and is survived by a wife and three children, two daughters and one son. He was at one time a policeman and served with credit. On July 4th, 1888, he went on duty as night watchman at the county prison, where he had served wit fidelity and intelligence. He was a member of George F. Smith Post G.A.R., and other organizations, and was a very excellent and conscientious citizen, who stood for the better sentiment of colored people. Coroner Troutman was called to the scene of death, but found no cause for holding an inquest. He gave a certificate of death from heart failure.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend the funeral from his late residence, corner of Market and Franklin Streets, on Sunday, the 28th inst. Services at Bethel A.M.E. Church at 2 o'clock. Interment at Chestnut Grove Cemetery.


Aged 69

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Cause of Death - heart trouble

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  • Find a Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Edward B. Boardley (3 Dec 1836–25 May 1905), Find a Grave Memorial ID 30468061, citing Chestnut Grove Cemetery, West Goshen Township, Chester County, Pennsylvania, USA ; Maintained by Dan Oh (contributor 46803017) .