Boice, Jacob 1801-1885
It is with sorrow we announce the death of one of our best townsmen, Mr. Jacob Boice, who passed away on Sabbath morning. Mr. B came to this place from the town of Olive, Ulster county, many years ago, and settled upon the farm, where his son Abram now lives. He was a careful and upright man. He was a hard-worker and successful man, securing a snug property by honest, patient toil. His children, under his example, all grew up to be worthy and respected citizens. A few years ago, he retired from the farm, and moved to Loomis, where he has since resided. He was a worthy and faithful member of the Baptist church. But tongue and pen fail in eulogizing so good a man, always friendly, sociable and honest. We rest assured that our loss will be Heaven's gain to him.
Rest sweetly, father, your days on earth are done,
Life's race by you was well and truly run.
For years you lived in this world of strife,
And now you go to enjoy a better life.
Addendum: Jacob died at Loomis, Delaware Co., NY
His wife was: Mary Winchell 1807 – 1889
And their children were:
- Rebecca Eliza Boice 1827-1911
- Phoebe Catherine Boice 1829-1906
- William Henry Boice 1833-1908
- Abram Ladieu Boice 1837-1918
- Josiah Winchell Boice 1840-1889
- Mary Alva Boice 1845-1922