Lacy Leah McDowell Boucher

Birth
Hopedale, Tazewell County, Illinois, USA
Death 21 May 1921 (aged 78)
Greenville, Bond County, Illinois, USA
Burial Greenville, Bond County, Illinois, USA
Memorial ID 75217526 · View Source
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On 25 Sep 1870 in Tazewell Co., IL, Lacy Leah McDowell married Jacob M. Boucher. By 8 Jun 1880, Jacob and Lacy were separated, as the 1880 census for Pilot, Vermilion Co., IL shows Jacob living in the household of his sister, Sarah, and her husband, Benjamin Franklin "Frank" Strickland. Jacob’s marital status is listed as "single." Lacy is living in Tazewell Co., IL, for the 1880 census and listed as married. She has two children in her household, Kittie Boucher (named for her mother), and Ross Boucher.

According to IL marriage records, on 25 Sep 1882 (yes, the 12th anniversary of his first marriage), Jacob M. Boucher married Susannah "Susan" Phillips (her maiden name) in Vermilion Co., IL. Susannah Phillips (allegedly born 1835 in IL), had been first married to Henry H. Shaffer on 27 Feb 1850 in Vermilion Co., IL. Her second husband was Robert R. Campbell. They married 14 Feb 1856 in Vermillion Co., IL.

The 1900 census shows Jacob and Susan Boucher living in Danville, Vermilion Co., IL, while Lacy Boucher is still living in Hopedale, Tazewell Co., IL, and is listed on the 1900 census in that town, along with her youngest daughter, Mae V. Boucher, born 1882. Lacy's marital status says she is widowed, but that was a frequent cover in those days when divorce and/or separation was not as socially acceptable. Jacob M. Boucher was very much alive in 1900.

Jacob entered the US National Home for Disabled Volunteer Soldiers at Danville, Vermilion Co., IL, on 1 May 1906. He was 70 years old and still stood six feet tall. Jacob is listed as married to Susan A. Boucher.

Lacy Boucher and her youngest daughter, Mae Boucher, are living in Greenville, Bond Co., IL, when the 28 Apr 1910 census was taken, and Lacy is listed as "widowed," as in the 1900 census. The 25 Apr 1910 Danville, Vermilion Co., IL census enumerates Jacob and Susan Boucher as a married couple. Susan must have died sometime later that year, as there is a gravestone for her (with her name spelled Susann Boucher) in Mount Vernon Cemetery, Catlin, Vermilion Co., IL with the dates of 1835-1910.

After the death of Susan Boucher in 1910, Jacob and Lacy were remarried 20 Dec 1911 in Bond Co., IL. Jacob re-entered the Soldier's Home on 15 Aug 1916, after leaving a year earlier on 14 Aug 1915. He was dismissed again on 20 Jun 1919. Jacob later died in hospital on 8 Aug 1920. He was laid to rest in Danville National Cemetery in Vermilion Co., IL.

Earlier that year, on the 20 Jan 1920 census of Alton, Madison Co., IL, Lacy Boucher was listed as married. Lacy was designated to take Jacob's personal effects and pension after his death, and listed as Jacob's wife on his death certificate.

One year after Jacob's death, Lacy passed away on 21 May 1921 in Greenville, Bond Co., IL.


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  • Maintained by: cherokee525
  • Originally Created by: NancyPoquette
  • Added: 20 Aug 2011
  • Find A Grave Memorial 75217526
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Lacy Leah McDowell Boucher (1 Jan 1843–21 May 1921), Find A Grave Memorial no. 75217526, citing Montrose Cemetery, Greenville, Bond County, Illinois, USA ; Maintained by cherokee525 (contributor 48636922) .