When Mary Ann Boggs was born on 25 April 1860, in Blaine, Lawrence, Kentucky, United States, her father, Nelson Thomas Boggs, was 23 and her mother, Elizabeth Green, was 19. She married Richard Nelson Whitt from 1876 to 1877. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 3 daughters. She lived in Evergreen, Langlade, Wisconsin, United States in 1910 and Wausau, Marathon, Wisconsin, United States for about 10 years. She died on 7 February 1944, in Marathon, Wisconsin, United States, at the age of 83.
English: nickname from Middle English bogeys ‘boastful or haughty’. The name (in the forms Boge(y)s, Boga(y)s) is found in the 12th century in Yorkshire and East Anglia, and also around Bordeaux, which had trading links with East Anglia.