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John Boganwright 1851 - 1938

BOGANWRIGHT, LOWE, JACKSON, CLARK, BOGG

Posted By: LInda Meyers (email)
Date: 5/14/2011 at 12:43:09

RESIDENT HERE OVER 40 YEARS

JOHN BOGANWRIGHT PASSED AWAY SUNDAY AT THE IOWA METHODIST HOSPITAL

Funeral Services Held Tuesday Afternoon at the Hopkins Grove U. B. Church

The funeral service for John M. Boganwright, for over forty years a resident of the Polk City and Madrid communities, were held Tuesday afternoon at the U. B. church just south of here, with Rev. W. C. Berggren of Polk City in charge. Interment was made at Hopkins Grove cemetery.

Mr. Boganwright has been in ailing health for the last few years and due to his advanced age complications began setting in. About three months ago he was taken to the Iowa Methodist hospital at Des Moines and since that time very little hope has been held for his recovery. Death came to him Sunday at the age of 87 years, 3 months, and 10 days.

IN COMMUNITY 40 YEARS

Mr. Boganwright, during his long residence in the community, gained the respect and friendship of all who knew him. He was of genial disposition and possessed a cheery greeting to everyone. During the last few months it was generally known that his health was failing rapidly but the news of his passing, nevertheless, came as a distinct shock.

BORN IN OHIO

The deceased was born in Dayton, Ohio, August 3, 1851, and passed away this life at the Iowa Methodist hospital in Des Moines November 13, 1938. As a small boy of 12 he came with his parents to Des Moines, at which place he grew to manhood. On March 18, 1878, he was united in marriage to Miss Catherine Frances Lowe, and to this union there were born three children.

Immediately after their marriage they came to the Hopkins Grove community where they followed farming as their life work. They purchased the farm home near the Henry Albright place and for the remainder of their life made this their home.

He was united with the U. B. church at Hopkins Grove and was prominent in the affairs of its organization. He had served in numerous other civic offices and through these contacts gained the friendship of his entire community.

He was preceded in death by his wife several years ago and since that date Mr. Boganwright had rapidly slipped from active affairs.

He is survived by three children: Mrs. Perry Jackson of Brook Park, Minnesota; Mrs. Frank Clark and the son, Frank, the latter two of the Hopkins Grove community. One half-sister, Mrs. Mae Bogg, also survives. Besides these there are eleven grandchildren and three great grandchildren.

FUNERAL SERVICES

During the funeral services a mixed quartet composed of Mr. and Mrs. Will Lewis, Mrs. Fred Hunt and Frank Webster, sang three numbers which were old favorites of the deceased. They were "Face to Face," "No Disappointment in Heaven," and "Rock of Ages." The pall bearers were Graham Turner, Millard Thompson, Will Sandhouse, Dave Grigsby, Henry Albright and C. V. Grigsby.

---from The Madrid Register-News November 17, 1938


 

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