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Edmund Rutledge Boots

Male 1842 - 1911  (69 years)


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  • Name Edmund Rutledge Boots  [1
    Born 26 Sep 1842  Beaver County, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Male 
    Died 3 Nov 1911  Beaver County, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Buried Grove Cemetery, New Brighton, Beaver County, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Person ID I2614  My Genealogy

    Father Edmund Boots,   b. 12 Oct 1811, Sussex County, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Dec 1890, Beaver County, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 79 years) 
    Mother Eliza Dean Caldwell,   b. 1803, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 May 1881, Beaver County, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 78 years) 
    Married 1834  Beaver County, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Family ID F59917  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Alice Jane Barton,   b. 1842,   d. 12 Feb 1886, Beaver County, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 44 years) 
    Married 12 Sep 1866  New Brighton, Beaver County, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Children 
     1. John Sheridan Boots,   b. 9 Jul 1867,   d. 4 Jul 1921, Beaver County, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 53 years)
     2. Edmund William Boots,   b. 7 Jun 1870,   d. 16 Sep 1939, Beaver County, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 69 years)
     3. Mary Isabella Boots,   b. 22 Aug 1873,   d. 27 Jun 1874, Beaver County, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 0 years)
     4. Alice Elizabeth Boots,   b. 30 Nov 1875,   d. 12 May 1951, Beaver County, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 75 years)
     5. Frank Boots,   b. 21 Nov 1878,   d. 7 Sep 1945, McKeesport, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 66 years)
     6. Harriet Caldwell Boots,   b. 15 Aug 1881,   d. WFT Est 1895-1975  (Age 93 years)
    Last Modified 24 Jan 2013 
    Family ID F59930  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Clara Alexander,   b. WFT Est 1839-1873,   d. WFT Est 1895-1960  (Age ~ 87 years) 
    Married 1 Oct 1890  [1
    Last Modified 24 Jan 2013 
    Family ID F59931  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Edmund Rutledge Boots was born 26 September 1842, in North Sewickley Township, Beaver County, Pennsylvania. He died 3 November 1911, in New Brighton, Beaver County, Pennsylvania, and is buried there in Grove Cemetery. He married 1st, 20 September 1866, Alice Jane BARTON, daughter of William BARTON, who was born in 1842, and died 12 February 1886, in New Brighton, Beaver County, Pennsylvania. She is buried in Grove Cemetery. He married 2nd, 1 October 1890, Mrs. Clara Alexander BAKER, widow of Samuel BAKER. He had six children by his first wife.

      From a History of Beaver County, Pennsylvania, published in 1888, comes the following account of Edmund R. Boots:

      [J. Fraise Richard, Levy S. Richard, and Thomas Henry, History of Beaver County, Pennsylvania (Chicago: A. Warner & Co., 1888), page 751]

      "Edmund R. Boots, merchant, New Brighton, was born in North Sewickley township, Beaver county, Pa., in 1843, and is the youngest in the family of four children of Edmund and Eliza (Caldwell) Boots, the latter a native of Huntingdon county, Pa. The father, the second son of Ambrose and Elizabeth (Bull) Boots, parents of four children, came from Sussex, England, when eighteen years of age, and in 1833 to Beaver county, where he purchased 160 acres of land, and has since resided. At the age of seventeen years Edmund R. enlisted in Company H, 101st Regiment, P. V., serving four years. He participated in the Siege of Yorktown, battles of Williamsburg and Fair-Oaks, the Seven Days fight, and other engagements. He was a commissioned officer, in Company H, Fifth Artillery, during the last nine months of the war; returned to Beaver county in 1865, and the next year engaged in general merchandise business in New Brighton. He married, Sept. 20, 1866, Alice J., daughter of William Barton, of North Sewickley township and six children have been born to them (five yet living): John S. (assisting his father in the store), E. W., Mary Bell (deceased), Alice E., Frank and Hattie C. The mother died Feb. 12, 1886. Mr. Boots is a member of the town council and treasurer of the borough, and is a Republican in politics. He is an adherent of the Methodist Episcopal church."

      An Obituary of Edmund R. Boots was provided by the late Betty Dean Boots:

      EDMUND R. BOOTS

      "Edmund R. Boots, one of the oldest and best known citizens of New Brighton, died at 4:45 o'clock this morning at his residence, 510 Third avenue, after a short illness. Death was due to a general breaking down of his system.

      "He was born in North Sewickley township, September 26, 1842, and was 70 years of age. He was a member of the official board of the Grace M. E. Church and had been president of the financial board since the organization of the church. He was a veteran of the Civil War, having served in Co. H. 101 P. V. I., and later re-inlisted in Co. B, 5th Heavy Artillery. He served with distinction and faithfulness throughout the war. Mr. Boots had been prominently identified with the business interests of New Brighton for 37 years, having conducted a grocery store in Third avenue. He was always foremost in promoting anything looking to the welfare of the borough. Of late years he had been retired from active business but continued to be interested in affairs in New Brighton. Mr. Boots was a member of Post No. 208, G. A. R. and of Roberts Lodge No. 450, I. O. F.

      "He is survived by his wife and two daughters, Mrs. Hattie Watson and Miss Alice Boots, of McKeesport; also three sons, Frank and E. W. of McKeesport, and John S. Boots, of New Brighton. Funeral services will be held at 2:30 Sunday afternoon from his late residence in Third avenue and the remains will be interred in Grove Cemetery."

  • Sources 
    1. [S324] World Family Tree Vol. 175, Ed. 1, MyFamily.com, Inc., (Release date: April-2005 Customer pedigree.).