Gustine Standard, Gustine, CA
Thursday, March 9, 1933

Sudden Death of Alex. M. Boggs

Alexander M. Boggs, pioneer grain farmer of the Crows Landing and Newman districts for many years, passed away suddenly at the Gustine Gun Club house last Thursday evening, heart failure being the cause.

Mr. and Mrs. Boggs were the guests of Mr. and Mrs. Hans Hoegh, club attendants, and the four were enjoying a game of bridge. The evening had been an enjoyable one, and the final hand was being played at approximately 11 o'clock. When it came Mr. Bogg's turn to bid, he said: "I can't bid", and then slumped over the table.

Dr. Roscoe of Newman was summoned at once, but death had apparently been instantaneous and nothing could be done.

Mr. Boggs was born in Santa Rosa February 5, 1879. When he was 7 years old his parents moved to Modesto and started farming a ranch of several thousand acres. Boggs went to the Modesto schools. He moved to Newman in 1898 and leased a 200 acre ranch.

During the Spanish-American War he saw active service with B Troop, Fourth Regular U. S. Calvary. He was in the Philippine Islands more than a year. He was a member of Modesto Lodge No. 1282, B. P. O. E., and the Native Sons.

Besides his widow, Mrs. Nettie P. Boggs, he leaves three children, Mrs. Evelyn Gillelan of Oakland, Mrs. Luella Sequeria and John Boggs of Newman, and a sister, Miss Florence Boggs of San Francisco.

Funeral services were held at the Davis Funeral Chapel in Newman Sunday afternoon, Rev. Stewart Potter of Gustine officiating. Many friends and acquaintances gathered for the final rites. Interment was at Newman cemetery.

Transcribed by: Alma