Mary Belle Pattison
b.22 Mar 1833 Neshannock, Mercer County (now Lawrence), Pennsylvania
d.27 Dec 1921 New Castle, Lawrence Co, PA
Facts and Events
1850 Neshannock, Lawrence, Pennsylvania; Roll: M432_790; Page: 218; Image: 432, h/h 539/539 Pattisson, David 47 Scot farmer Jane 47 Scot David 18 PA Mary 16 PA William 14 PA Jane 13 PA Robert 13 PA Alexander 10 PA
1860 Union Twp, Lawrence Co, PA PO New Castle, 5 June 1860, Series M653 Roll 1127 p489 h/h 53/51 Boggs, Robert 25 boiler man PA Mary 24 PA David 2 PA Jane 1/12 PA Mills, Agness 5 PA
1870 Union, Lawrence, Pennsylvania; Roll: M593_1360; Page: 314; Image: 628, h/h 274/274 Patterson, David 65 gardner SCOT Jane 66 SCOT William 36 PA carpenter Margaret S 36 PA Robert 28 farmer PA Maggie 25 PA Thomas 2 PA Della 5/12 PA Jan Boggs, Mary 34 PA James 10 PA Eliza 7 PA Maggie 5 PA William 8/12 PA Nov
1880 New Castle, Lawrence, Pennsylvania; Roll: T9_1144; Family History Film: 1255144; Page: 122.2000; Enumeration District: 216; Image: 0444, Chestnut Street, h/h 54/59 Boggs, Robert 46 PA-Ire-Ire carpenter Mary 43 wife PA-Scot-Scot Jennie 19 dau attend school PA-PA-PA Lizzie 17 dau attend school PA-PA-PA Maggie M 15 dau attend school PA-PA-PA William 10 son attend school PA-PA-PA Aggie 6 PA-PA-PA
Couple Appears Headed for Divorce
New Castle News, New Castle, Lawrence Co, PA, 8 April 1891
Lived Together Thirty-Four Years
Mrs. Mary L. Boggs by her next friend, DC Pattison, and through her attorney, J. Norman Martin, asks the court to be divorced from her husband, Robert Boggs. The parties were united in marriage May 28, 1857, and lived together until March 12, 1891. The petitioner alleges cruel and barborus treatment, claiming that she was assaulted by him on April 6, 1891 and that on numerous occasions she was driven from the house by him. Boggs is at present in jail on a charge of assaulting his wife. He is very hard of hearing and drinks a great deal. It is thought that he is mentally unbalanced.
New Castle News, New Castle, Lawrence Co, PA, 17 June 1891, p9
Robert Boggs of Third Ward was found guilty of assaulting his wife and was brought in. Mr. Boggs is very deaf and the inquiries were reduced to writing. He said that he didn’t feel that he was guilty. He was sentenced to pay $5 and costs and undergo 30 days in jail.
The jury in the case of the Commonwealth v Robert Boggs who was charged with assault and battery by his wife returned a verdict of guilty. Boggs is a well known old citizen who has permitted liquor to get the better of him. His almost total deafness it is thought causes him to act peculiar at times. His wife has applied for a divorce.
New Castle News, New Castle, Lawrence Co, PA, 13 Oct 1897
A New Castle Man - Undertakes a New Venture and Completes it Satisfactorally
If the facts as published below had been unearthed in Kalamazoo, MI readers might look the item over and then throw the paper to one side and forget all about it. The interest in the statement of a citizen in a distant town isn’t in it when reading side by side with that of a fellow citizen. Foreign evidence has always had suspicions halo around it that the articles lack and when you have the statement of Mr. Robert Boggs of 133 Chestnut St you have to face the inevitable question, can I depend more upon an article endorsed by a resident of Springfield than I can depend upon one endorsed by a stranger whom I don’t know and whose place of abode I never heard about until I saw it mentioned in an advertisement. Read what Mr. Boggs says: “Exposure during the war of the rebellion brought on several ailments, one of them was itching hemmorroid. I used many remedies for this affliction, but received absolutely no benefit from any of them. Learning about Doan’s Ointment I procured a box at Hutton’s drug store. The use of this remedy proved very beneficial. I know of wonderful benefit being derived in a severe case of rheumatism from the use of Doan’s Kiney Pills. The relief was almost instantaneous, and was very great.”
But Apparently There Was a Change of Heart
1900 Newcastle Ward 3 Precinct 1, Lawrence, Pennsylvania; Roll: T623 1426; Page: 3A; Enumeration District: 104, 133 Chestnut St, h/h 48/50 Boggs, Robert Mar 1833 (67) m58Y 8/4 ch PA-Ire-Ire carpenter Mary B wife March 1833 (67) PA-Scot-Scot
NCN, 4 Sept 1901 and 6 Sept 1901
Mrs. Robert Boggs of Chestnut St who has been very ill is much better. Her daughter Miss Lizzie Boggs of Youngstown, OH came here and took her mother home with her Tuesday for a few days rest.
NCN, 5 June 1909
The Ladies’ Missionary Society of the Reformed Presbyterian Church met Friday afternoon with Mrs. EJ Pattison presiding. Mrs. Mary Boggs led the devotionals
1910 New Castle Ward 3, Lawrence, Pennsylvania; Roll: T624_1361; Page: 3A; Enumeration District: 126; Image: 556, 133 Chestnut St, h/h 52/52 Boggs, Mary B 76 widow 9/4 ch PA-Scot-Scot Stitt, Agnes G dau 32 widow 1/1ch PA-PA-PA Lemon, Glen A gr-son 13 PA-US-PA
1920 New Castle Ward 3, Lawrence, Pennsylvania; Roll: T625_1586; Page: 11A; Enumeration District: 95; Image: 115, 739 Chestnut St, h/h 233/258 Boggi, Mary B renting 87 widow PA-Scot-Scot Stitt, Agnes G dau 40 widow PA-PA-PA
Mrs. Mary B. Boggs, widow of Robert Boggs, passed away this morning at her home of 739 Chestnut St after an illness of one day. She was born 22 Mar 1833 in Union Twp and was the daughter of Jane Stewart and David Pattison. Her parents came from Scotland and were pioneers in this community. She is survived by
Mrs. Boggs though far advanced in years was well preserved and enjoyed her home and friends. On Christmas day she received a number of nephews and other friends and retired that night in the usual health.
NCN, 28 Dec 1921
Funeral services for Mrs. Mary Boggs will be held from the late residence, 739 Chestnut St, Thursday afternoon at 3 PM. Rev EA Crooks pastor of the Reformed Presbyterian Church will be in charge of the services. (Announcement was in 2 places of the newspaper.)
NCN, 30 Dec 1921
Card of Thanks - We wish to thank our many neighbors and friends for the flowers and many other kindnesses received during the sickness and death of our mother, Mrs. Mary Boggs........Daughters and Family