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Edmund E. Boots

Male 1861 - 1917  (56 years)

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  • Name Edmund E. Boots  [1
    Born 1861  [1
    Gender Male 
    Died 1917  [1
    Buried North Sewickley Cemetery, Beaver County, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Person ID I2654  My Genealogy

    Father Samuel C. Boots,   b. 1835, Beaver County, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1897, Beaver County, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 62 years) 
    Mother Sarah Hart,   b. Abt 1839,   d. WFT Est 1875-1934  (Age ~ 95 years) 
    Married WFT Est 1854-1881  [1
    Family ID F59927  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Lucy Bonzo,   b. 1864,   d. 1935  (Age 71 years) 
    Married 12 Jun 1890  Beaver County, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
     1. Samuel Howard Boots,   b. 1891,   d. 1969  (Age 78 years)
     2. Nellie Boots,   b. 1892,   d. 1923  (Age 31 years)
     3. Emma Boots,   b. 1900,   d. 1941  (Age 41 years)
     4. James Boots,   b. 24 Jun 1902,   d. 1960  (Age 57 years)
     5. Edna May Boots,   b. 17 May 1904,   d. 1957  (Age 52 years)
     6. Earl Parkerson Boots,   b. 17 May 1904,   d. 1908  (Age 3 years)
    Last Modified 24 Jan 2013 
    Family ID F59959  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Anecdotes abound concerning three of the children of Edmund E. Boots and Lucy Bonzo. Samuel Howard Boots, known as "Cy", James Boots, and Edna May Boots, none of whom ever married, lived together, and were, to say the least, somewhat eccentric.

      James Boots never passed beyond the third grade in school, but was reputed to be a willing and hard worker all of his life.

      Edna May Boots was hunch-backed, and was noted for baking bread and offering it to all and sundry. One of her cousins recalls visiting her and remarking about a cat seen on the premises. Edna May replied that it was not her cat, merely a stray that had wandered into the yard. When asked how long ago this had happened, she replied "twelve years ago".

      Cy Boots, as he was known, only owned one suit of clothes, which he never removed, preferring to wear them until they became so threadbare they had to be replaced. He was an expert carpenter, but only worked when he needed money. His working habits were in keeping with his other eccentricities - he would spend the first two or three days on a particular job doing nothing but measuring lumber and sawing it. Then, and only then, he would bring his hammer and other tools to the site and start assembling the finished project. Needless to say, that must have taken a great deal of skill. It is also said, by those who remember him, that sometimes after measuring and sawing the lumber he chose not to come back - for reasons not explained.

      The house in which the three siblings resided had no electricity and no indoor plumbing. It stood where Brush Creek Park is today, and its exterior was unpainted, the siding having blackened with age, except for the white streaks down the sides caused by the two men's habit of relieving themselves out of the nearest window.

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