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Cemetery Name:

Boggess Cemetery


Boggess Cemetery, Marion Co., WV

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County: Marion
USGS Quad: Fairmont West
Coordinates: 39.465N -80.215W     Map
Maintained by: unknown
Land owner: Nancy Ruth Hobbs
Date added to WVCPA register: December 2004
Condition of cemetery**: Good (December 2004)
Accessibility: Approximately 300 Yards from the intersection of Mill Fall Road & Route 19
** Condition of cemetery as observed on the given date -
may not be representative of care at other times of the year
Scale: Excellent - Good - Fair - Poor - Abandoned

Last Name: First Name: Born: Died: Inscription: Photo:

Plot
Map
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Source:
Cooper Fred Samuel 04 Sep 1907 28 Feb 1908 [inscription not clear] Click for photo of tombstone A-1 Sources: (1) Connie and Bill Burkett cemetery readings; (2) Ancestory.com census files and family trees
Fred Samuel Cooper, Jr. was the son of Fred S. Cooper, who was killed in the explosion.
Cooper Fay M. 06 May 1893 06 Dec 1907 "Son of JF & LD Cooper"
"Killed in Monongah Explosion"
Click for photo of tombstone A-2

Sources: (1) Connie and Bill Burkett cemetery readings; (2) Ancestory.com census files and family trees

Fay M. Cooper was the son of Jacob F. and Lina Diverges Boggess Cooper.
Cooper Fred S. 04 Nov 1883 06 Dec 1907 "Killed in Monongah Explosion" Click for photo of tombstone A-3
Sources: (1) Connie and Bill Burkett cemetery readings; (2) Ancestory.com census files and family trees
Fred S. Cooper was the son of Jacob F. and Lina Diverges Boggess Cooper.
Cooper Jacob F. 18 Dec 1856 06 Feb 1896   Click for photo of tombstone A-4
Sources: (1) Connie and Bill Burkett cemetery readings; (2) Ancestory.com census files and family trees
Jacob F. Cooper was the son of Samuel and Elizabeth J. Cooper.
Cooper Herbert J. 06 Aug 1890 15 Dec 1893 "Son of JF & LD Cooper" Click for photo of tombstone A-5
Sources: (1) Connie and Bill Burkett cemetery readings; (2) Ancestory.com census files and family trees
Herbert J. Cooper was the son of Jacob F. and Lina Diverges Boggess Cooper.
Boggess James W. 28 Aug 1825 22 Aug 1894 [husband & wife shared stone] Click for photo of tombstone A-6
Sources: (1) Connie and Bill Burkett cemetery readings; (2) Ancestory.com census files and family trees
Boggess Eunice H. 15 Mar 1829 06 Mar 1897
James W. Boggess was the son of Hillary Henry and Matilda Merrifield Boggess.
Eunice Helen Fleming was the daughter of John Stevenson Fleming and Ann Fleming. James and Eunice were married March 6, 1851 in Marion Co.
Boggess Herbert H. 1866 1919   Click for photo of tombstone A-7
Sources: (1) Connie and Bill Burkett cemetery readings; (2) Ancestory.com census files and family trees
Herbert H. Boggess was the son of James W. and Eunice Helen Fleming Boggess.
Boggess Florida Robey 1849 1912 "Mother" Click for photo of tombstone B-1
Sources: (1) Connie and Bill Burkett cemetery readings; (2) Ancestory.com census files and family trees
Florida L. Robey was the daughter of Thomas Purcell and Rosannah Hough Robey. She married Leslie Coombs Boggess November 22, 1877 in Marion Co.
Christner Ada Claudia 1883 1939 "Daughter" Click for photo of tombstone B-2
Sources: (1) Connie and Bill Burkett cemetery readings; (2) Ancestory.com census files and family trees
Ada Claudia "Claudie" Boggess was the daughter of Leslie Coombs and Florida L. Robey Boggess. She married (1) Howard Fesler July 24, 1902, (2) James Hoy Christner in 1909 and (3) Andrew Cooper.
Boggess Leslie Coombs 1852 1933 "Father" Click for photo of tombstone B-3
Sources: (1) Connie and Bill Burkett cemetery readings; (2) Ancestory.com census files and family trees
Leslie Coombs Boggess was the son of James W. and Eunice Helen Fleming Boggess.
An article about his family was included in the 1985 History of Marion County West Virginia published by the Marion County Historical Society.
Bowcock Edna Earle 1880 1911 "Daughter" Click for photo of tombstone B-4
Sources: (1) Connie and Bill Burkett cemetery readings; (2) Ancestory.com census files and family trees
Edna Earle "Gypsie" Boggess was the daughter of Leslie Coombs and Florida L. Robey Boggess. She married: (1) Thomas L. Burchinal June 2, 1898 and (2) John McCue Bowcock about 1905.
Hobbs Icelina Diverges Boggess 13 Feb 1859 28 Feb 1943 "Wife of Jacob F. Cooper, wife of Harry jerome Hobbs I" Click for photo of tombstone D-2
Sources: WVCPA contributor and family researcher
Icelina "Lina" Diverges Boggess Hobbs was the daughter of James W. and Eunice Helen Fleming Boggess and sister of Leslie Coombs Boggess, Herbert H. Boggess, Millard Fillmore Boggess and Linnie Parks Boggess Shaver. She married: (1) Jacob F. Cooper and, after Jacob's death, (2) Harry Jerome Hobbs.
Shaver Linnie Parks 11 Jan 1870 1955 "Dying is but going home"

"He is not dead but sleepeth"

Click for photo of tombstone C-1
Sources: (1) Connie and Bill Burkett cemetery readings; (2) Ancestory.com census files and family trees
Shaver William Isaac 21 Mar 1868 25 Jul 1922
Malinda "Linnie" Parks Boggess was the daughter of James W. and Eunice Helen Fleming Boggess. William Isaac Shaver was the son of Benjamin Franklin and Frances Helen Holbert Shaver.
Shaver Wm. Denzil 14 Mar 1899 29 Jan 1957 "Rest in Peace" Click for photo of tombstone C-2
Sources: (1) Connie and Bill Burkett cemetery readings; (2) Ancestory.com census files and family trees
William Denzil Shaver was the son of William Isaac and Linnie Parks Boggess Shaver.
Shaver James Boggess 23 Jun 1913 25 Sep 1915 "Son of Wm. & Linnie Shaver" Click for photo of tombstone D-1
Sources: (1) Connie and Bill Burkett cemetery readings; (2) Ancestory.com census files and family trees
James Boggess Shaver was the son of William Isaac and Linnie Parks Boggess Shaver.

No markers for the following persons believed to be buried here:
Shaver Rosanna 1923 1929      
Sources: (1) Connie and Bill Burkett cemetery readings; (2) Ancestory.com census files and family trees
Rosanna Shaver was the daughter of William Denzel Shaver. A grave marker supposedly exists for her, but has not yet been found.
Thorne Baby          
Sources: (1) Connie and Bill Burkett cemetery readings; (2) Ancestory.com census files and family trees
Daughter of Curtis and Margarita Boggess Thorne and ward of Millard Fillmore and Gay Pettit Boggess. No grave marker exists.
Margarita (Blizzard) Boggess was the adopted daughter of Millard and Gay Boggess.  Millard was the son of James W. and Eunice Helen Fleming Boggess.

 

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WVCPA wishes to thank Ed Fitzgerald, Connie & Bill Burkett and John Boggess for all their hard work making a current reading of this cemetery (as of December 2004), taking cemetery & tombstone photos, providing the cemetery plot diagram you see here and researching the associated family trees.

Photos & family research posted here 2013 Ed Fitzgerald, Connie and Bill Burkett, and John Boggess. All rights reserved

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