Isaac Street Boswell
Isaac Street Boswell, mention of whose death at Almyra, Ark.,
was made in Thursday's News, was born on Jan. 18, 1826, and was
therefore a few days past 80 years of age.
He was a native of Alabama, but removed to Illinois when a mere
child and has since made his home in this county, being for many
years a successful farmer in Elk Prairie township.
When the war broke out he enlisted in the Union ranks and served
with distinction, being a lieutenant in the 60th Illinois when he
was mustered out.
He was united in marriage with Margaret J. Baker in the spring of 1850.
This union was blessed with 11 children, nine of whom survived their
father, as follows: Mrs. G. G. Dalby, Mrs. Belle Black, Elk Prairie;
Mrs. George Davis, Dix; Mrs. J. D. Reynolds, John Boswell, Centralia;
Mrs. Emma Carpenter, Howell, Ind.; W. H. Boswell, Almyra, Ark.;
Sam P Boswell, Stuttgart, Ark., and Mrs. J. T. Kelley of this city.
Two sisters survive him--Mrs. Mary Murray, of this city, and
Mrs. Josia Hamilton, of Waltonville.
The remains were brought to Ina Saturday evening and the funeral and
interment occurred at Hickory Hill, in Elk Prairie, at 1 o'clock Sunday
afternoon, a large concourse of relatives and friends turning out to
pay their last tribute of respect to the deceased.
(Same paper under county news)
Isaac Boswell, one of the old pioneers of this county, recectly died
at the home of his son, Dr. Wm. Boswell, at Almyra, Ark. Dr. Boswell
accompanied the remains back to this prairie, where they were interred
at Hickory Hill last Sunday.
Mount Vernon News:
Wednesday, April 11, 1906.
"Isaac S. Boswell of this city while on a visit with his son
Dr. W. H. Boswell, in Almyra, Ark., died Thursday April 5th.
He was 80 years old, and was born in Alabama(?). He was married
in 1850 to Miss Margaret Baker in (of?) Tennessee and eleven children
were born nine of them now living, they are Mrs. G. G. Dalby and
Mrs. Bell Black, Elk Prairie: Mrs. J. D. Reynolds and John Boswell,
Centralia: Mrs. George Davis, Dix: Mrs. Gus Carpenter, Howell:
Sam P. Boswell, Stuttgart, Ark: Wm. H. Boswell, Almyra, Ark.
Mr. Boswell was a soldier in the Civil War and was a first lieutenant
in 60th Illinois. He was one of the best known citizens in the city
and spent most of his life in this county. The funeral will be held
at Hickory Hill church Saturday, April 7th at 10 a.m."
Submitted By: Janet Fryar Rohlfs
Mt. Vernon Register News Newspaper
Friday, April 6, 1906