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Boners in Pa.

Lyle Boner (View posts)
Posted: 9 Dec 2000 5:32AM GMT
Trying to go beyond my Grandfather (DDS Boner - Falls Creek, Pa). His spouse was deceased when I was born. Offspring were Martha, Elizabeth, James Matthew (my dad). Martha married Roscoe Keck; Elizabeth married Ed Treadwell. My dad married Helen Wheeland of DuBois, Pa. You may contact me via my email: c_bone4@hotmail.com

Louisville ,KY obits

Posted: 18 Dec 2000 4:56PM GMT
Edited: 25 Jun 2001 10:07PM GMT
Hello Lyle, I have been poking around on this briefly. Not much response out here,
you will notice the age of the inquiries and wonder... however while knocking around this domain I ran accross the L'ville,KY obits and there are some Keck names mixed with Boner's there. Check out the Illinois Boner's, they are not real talkative but they are numerous...

Re: Boners in Pa.

Paula Pompeii (View posts)
Posted: 6 Sep 2003 1:18AM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Boner, McGeary , McLaughlin
Lyle,
I know it has been awhile since you posted this message but if you are still interested in finding out more on your Boner family I may be able to help you. I live in Falls Creek and I descend from Maretta Boner and Calvin Yeomans, their daughter Twila "Carrie" Yeomans Wank was my great-grandmother.
Maretta Boner was the daughter of Charles Boner born 8/6/1806 in Westmoreland County, PA and his wife Martha McGeary( they were married 10/25/1832)
Charles was a blacksmith, having learned his trade on the Puckety Creek( Westmoreland County). He was the son of John and Esther(McLaughlin) Boner , they were of Scotch-Irish descent. Charles died on November 5, 1877 and he was survived by his wife and eleven ( out of twelve) children: Sarah A. b. 1834, William J. b. 1835, Mary J. b. 1836, Esther b. 1839, George M. b.1841, Elizabeth S. b. 1843, Rachel M. B.1845, Nancy E. 1846-1847 , Margaret b. 1848, Matthew T. b.1850, Maretta M. b.1853, and David M. b. 1857.
I believe that William was a postmaster in Sandy Valley, a little village between Falls Creek and Reynoldsville. I have no other information on any of the others.
I hope that this is some help to you. I do have more information on Clement (1789-1864) and Mary McLaughlin McGeary , the parents of Martha McGeary Boner. Clement's father, William McGeary, was one of Westmoreland County's first settlers, and participated in many a fight with the Indians. Clements was drafted in the War of 1812, but his brother, Joseph , served in his place. Clements died in a fall from a tree he was trimming on his farm one month before his 75th birthday.
I will check my notes and see if I have any of William Boners children, since I know he lived close to Falls Creek, if I find anything I will let you know. I am sure that you must have a connection to Charles Boner.
Good Luck,
Paula

Re: Boners in Pa.

Posted: 6 Sep 2003 1:47AM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Boner, McGeary, McLaughlin
I did find a little more information. The Boners who are buried in Beechwoods Cemetery look like your family:

Treadwell Orvetta Boner 1904 1980
Boner James Matthew 1906 1980
Boner James C 1873 1944 DDS
Boner Nina P 1871 1934
Keck Martha Boner 1900 1992
Keck Rosco W 1899 1969 WW1

I found these biographies of William J. Boner:

Winslow, Sandy Valley P.O., postmaster, was born in Rose Twp., March 23, 1835, and was a son of Charles and Martha (McGarey) Boner, who settled in Rose Twp. in 1833. His father was a blacksmith by trade. His maternal grandfather, Clemens McGarey, was a pioneer of Rose Twp., where he lived and died. William J. Boner was reared in Rose Twp., and came to Winslow in 1861. He was married on Oct. 23, 1861, to Elizabeth J. Burrows. They have had 4 children: Orpha, Charles, Frank, and Edgar. Elizabeth J. was a daughter of Gilbert B. and Lucina (Barlow) Burrows, pioneers of Warsaw Twp., and among the pioneers of Jefferson Co. He brought his family from the east in the year 1841, and was the first man to make a start in Sandy Valley, where he and his aged partner died in the year 1883, at the advanced ages of 81 and 84 years.

HISTORY OF JEFFERSON COUNTY PENNSYLVANIA by Kate M. Scott and published in 1888

BONER, WILLIAM J.
Winslow, Sandy Valley P.O., postmaster, was born in Rose Twp., March 23, 1835, and was a son of Charles and Martha (McGarey) Boner, who settled in Rose Twp. in 1833. His father was a blacksmith by trade. His maternal grandfather, Clemens McGarey, was a pioneer of Rose Twp., where he lived and died. William J. Boner was reared in Rose Twp., and came to Winslow in 1861. He was married on Oct. 23, 1861, to Elizabeth J. Burrows. They have had 4 children: Orpha, Charles, Frank, and Edgar. Elizabeth J. was a daughter of Gilbert B. and Lucina (Barlow) Burrows, pioneers of Warsaw Twp., and among the pioneers of Jefferson Co. He brought his family from the east in the year 1841, and was the first man to make a start in Sandy Valley, where he and his aged partner died in the year 1883, at the advanced ages of 81 and 84 years.
William's obit:Brockwayville Record, August 30, 1912

Death of W. J. Boner

W. J. Boner, an old resident of Sandy Valley, died at his home there at one o’clock Friday afternoon in (his) 77th year, death being due to the gradual decline of advanced years.

The deceased had been a resident of the Sherwood district for a great many years and was quite well known. He had a number of relatives in different towns of this section.

Funeral services were held Monday morning at ten o’clock. Three sons survive him as follows: Charles, Frank and John.

And a mention of Charles in the History of Jefferson County:

HISTORY OF JEFFERSON COUNTY
Edited by Kate M. Scott
1888

History of Rose Township


Chapter XXXVII
Among other settlers in Rose township were .....William Morrison and Charles Boner, in 1834;

Paula

Re: Boners in Pa.

Posted: 19 May 2005 9:40PM GMT
Classification: Query
Paula, I'm descended from William J. Boner and Elizabeth Burrows. I had Clement McGeary's name but didn't know Mary's maiden name. Any info you would be willing to share about this family would be helpful. Thanks.
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