Sunday, April 22, 2012

Boice, Frank C. 1879-1953 Garrattsville, NY

Boice, Frank C. 1879-1953
Frank C. Boice
Garrattsville---Frank C. Boice, 74, retired farmer, of Garrattsville, died May 22, 1953, in Utica Memorial Hospital, after a long illness.
He was born in Tacoma on Mar. 8, 1879, son of Hiram and Mary Herrick Boice. He was a direct descendant of Hiram Knickerbocker Boice. He married Leona E. Brooks of New Lisbon on Feb. 21, 1909.
Surviving are his wife, a daughter, Mrs. Edward F. Gale, Utica; three sons, Hiram of Sherburne, Arthur of New Berlin, and Zeland of Garrattsville; six grandchildren, and a sister, Mrs. Howard W. Smith, Unadilla.
The funeral will be at 2 p. m. Tuesday in the Methodist Church at Garrattsville, the Rev. Kenneth Gombert, pastor, officiating. Gurial will be in Hillington Cememtery, Morris.
Printed in the Utica Observer-Dispatch May 23, 1953

Addendum: His father was actually Hiram Knickerbocker Boice, so that is correct, but otherwise, as written it doesn't make sense.  He is a direct descendent of the NY Knickerbocker family near Albany, as are all people with the name of Knickerbocker in their family.   Added by Donna Boice Davenport,  granddaughter of Frank C. Boice.

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