Tuesday, February 26, 2019

Finding Faulkner: The Progeny | James Clark Boak {Gen 5}

It started, as good quests always do, with a family tale.

James Clark Boak  (John Boak, Achsah, William Bull, James, William) was born in Orange Co, New York, October 7th, 1828, to parents John Boak and Maria Clark.

James married Mary Emily Barton about December 28th 1854, most likely in Elmira, Chemung Co, New York.

The couple had three children: all born Elmira, New York

  • Caroline "Carrie" M Boak b. 10 Mar 1857 d. 11 Jan 1946 m. William H Peters
  • John Boak b. 3 Aug 1859 d. 2 Aug 1861 died in infancy
  • James Lewis Boak b. 11 Jul 1867 d. 19 Nov 1941 m. Louise F "Fannie" Bennett

James worked as yardmaster for the Erie Railroad for most of his life. When his health began to fail he went into the grocery business and ran a retail grocery business in Elmira for six years. He was a member of the Elmira Lodge No 150 AOUW. 

James Clark Boak died of chronic bronchial catarrh on September 13th 1898 at the age of 69. James is buried in Woodlawn Cemetery in Elmira, Chemung Co, New York.

Mary Emily Barton Boak lived just 3 more years, following her husband in death on April 17th 1901. Mary died of stroke of paralysis, she was 69 years old. Mary Emily is buried in the Woodlawn Cemetery alongside her husband and two of her children.

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