William Arthur Boggess

21 February 1866–
Harrison, Virginia, United States

The Life of William Arthur

When William Arthur Boggess was born on 21 February 1866, in Harrison, Virginia, United States, his father, John R. Boggess, was 25 and his mother, Emeretta "Emma" R. Sandy, was 25. He married Maggie Frances Porter on 28 September 1887, in Scranton, Menifee, Kentucky, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 1 daughter.

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William Arthur Boggess
Maggie Frances Porter
Marriage: 28 September 1887
Henry Francis Boggess
Clara Etta Boggess
Son Boggess

Spouse and Children

28 September 1887
Scranton, Menifee, Kentucky, United States


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World Events (8)

1867 · Sorry Mr. President, You can't do that.

Age 1

This Act was to restrict the power of the President removing certain office holders without approval of the Senate. It denies the President the power to remove any executive officer who had been appointed by the president with the advice and consent of the Senate, unless the Senate approved the removal during the next full session of Congress. The Amendment was later repealed.
1894 · Confederate Soldiers and Sailors Monument

Age 28

On May 30, 18944 the Confederate Soldiers and Sailors’ Monument was unveiled. It is 73 feet high and over looks Libby Hill Park. the statue represents the 13 Confederate States.
1898 · War with the Spanish

Age 32

After the explosion of the USS Maine in the Havana Harbor in Cuba, the United States engaged the Spanish in war. The war was fought on two fronts, one in Cuba, which helped gain their independence, and in the Philippines, which helped the US gain another territory for a time.

Name Meaning

English: nickname from Middle English boggish ‘boastful’ or ‘haughty’ ( see Boggs ).

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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