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Col. G. L. Boney - Madison Parish, Louisiana

 

From Vicksburg Evening Post, November 14, 1910

 

VENERABLE COL. G. L. BONEY IS DEAD. LIFE PEACEFULLY CLOSES AT RIPE OLD AGE OF 82 YEARS - FUNERAL TO BE HELD IN TALLULAH TUESDAY MORNING

 

Col. G. L. Boney, a well-known and venerable planter died this morning at 2:30 o'clock at his home in Duckport, La.

 

He had gotten out of bed and called on his son, R. K. Boney, to help him back. The exertion seemed to exhaust him and he died almost without his son realizing it.

 

The funeral will take place at Tallulah tomorrow morning at 10 o'clock. Conveyances will meet his friends at the depot on arrival of the cannon ball train at Tallulah, and they can return to Vicksburg on the train passing Tallulah at 11:18 and reaching Vicksburg at 12:40 p.m.

 

Col. Boney was born in Clarke County, Ala., June 11th, 1829, and was in his 82d year. He came to Hinds county, Miss. and secured employment before he was 21. Very soon he became manager of the large planting property of Jos. Davis, brother of Jefferson Davis. He came to Madison Parish in 1858 and has made it his home since, barring the war period when he took his family to Lauderdale County, Miss., while he went into the Confederate army.

 

Col. Boney was at the siege of Port Hudson, was taken prisoner there and finally went through a worse siege at Ship Island.

 

He had two children, R. K. Boney and James Boney, The latter died in 1899, leaving a son G. L. Boney, Jr., and a daughter May (now Mrs. J. Frank Duncan, of Culpepper, Va.)

 

The following gentlemen will be the honorary pall-bearers: Capt. C. O. Willis, C. G. Wright, W. H. Fitz-Hugh, F. L. Maxwell, T. C. Bedford and H. B. Holmes. The active pall bearers are to be: A. J. Sevier, Jr., N. W. Thomas, J. E. Yerger, Geo. M. Long, Jno. B. Stone and J. M. Gilfoil.