Biography of Charles B. Boies


Boies, Charles C., Aurora, p. o. West Falls, was born in Aurora, July 7, 1830, a son of Wilder and Dianna (Little) Boies, natives of Massachusetts. Wilder Boies lived and died in Massachusetts, and his widow came to Aurora and died at the age of ninety-four years. Charles C. Boies was reared on a farm and educated in the common schools; he spent five years in Michigan and has for the rest of his life lived in Erie county. He has always been a farmer, having made his own property and now owns 386 acres of land. He is a Republican and was elected assessor, but declined to serve. His wife was Lucina Henshaw, daughter of Andrew Henshaw, one of the first settlers of the town. Mr. and Mrs. Boies are the parents of five children: Herbert, a farmer and now highway commissioner, married and has three children; Homer, married and has two children; Emmit, at home, and two died in infancy. Mr. Boies is an own cousin of Gov. Horace Boies of Iowa. His grandfather, Henry Little, was a soldier in the Revolutionary war and spent most of his days in Aurora and died in Pennsylvania.

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The Boston History Company, Publishes 1898


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