McHenry County, Illinois

Franklin Smith Bosworth (1832-1919)

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Franklin Smith Bosworth (1832-1919)

 

Commemorative Record, Biographies, Portraits, Kane and Kendall Counties, Illinois 2
Photo of the book Commemorative Record, Biographies, Portraits, Kane and Kendall Counties, Illinois that I found in the Milwaukee Library. The entry for Franklin Smith Bosworth is contained therein.
Franklin Smith Bosworth Entry Commemorative Record etc
Entry for Franklin Smith Bosworth in the Commemorative biographical and historical record of Kane County, Illinois

 

Franklin S. BOSWORTH – a native of Boston, Erie Co., New York, and son of Benjamin F. and Almira SMITH BOSWORTH.  The father was born in Greenfield, New York, and was the son of Alfred BOSWORTH, born in Bristol, Rhode Island, of English parentage.  Alfred came west in the fall of 1839, to Dundee, Ill. where he died in June 1861.  He followed the hatter’s trade, and later farming.  He married Olive CHILD of New York, and they had 6 children: Benjamin F., Oliver C., Increase C., Lucinda C., Mary C. wife of Harry WEED, Lucinda wife of Alfred EDWARDS and Abbie M, wife of Benj. SIMONDS; all are now deceased.      

Dr. Benjamine F. BOSWORTH the father practiced medicine til his removal to Illinois; locating in Chicago in 1856, he engaged in merchandising in that place until his removal to McHenry, Ill where he conducted a mercatile establishment until his death in Sept. 1843. (transcribers note: these dates are as given. Perhaps reversed?)His wife was the daughter of Amos SMITH, of NY.        

Franklin S. BOSWORTH, their only child, was born Dec. 17, 1832. He began merchandising in 1852, in connection with I.C. BOSWORTH, at Dundee, Ill. until June 1871, when he removed to Elgin.  There he pruchased [sic] interest in an east side hardware store, until Sept. 1883 when he sold to Metcalf and Reed.  1888 he purchased part of a coal and lumber yard – 1896 he became partners with his son Frank H. BOSWORTH.      

Jan 1859 he married Miss Sarah E. HUNT of Dundee, daughter of Ward E. and Mary HUNT, her father a native of Vermont. 4 BOSWORTH children: Reuben H., Edward, married to Bertha McCLURE of Elgin;  Mary, wife of Walter SKEELE; and Frank H. 

Mr. BOSWORTH was elected mayor of Elgin in 1880, for 2 terms. 

Biographical Record of Kane Co., Ill.S.J. Clarke Publishing Co.Chicago, Ill  1898 page 42


 

Franklin Smith Bosworth-Genealogy of the Child Childs and Childe families of the past and present in the United States and the Canadas
Franklin Smith Bosworth Entry in the Genealogy of the Child Childs and Childe families of the past and present in the United States and the Canadas book

Franklin Smith Bosworth-Kane County Illinois History
Entry for Franklin Smith Bosworth-Kane County Illinois History

Franklin Smith BOSWORTH (1832 – 1919)
2nd great-grandfather

Frank Hunt BOSWORTH (1870 – 1919)
son of Franklin Smith BOSWORTH

Dr. Wilder Morris BOSWORTH Sr., D.D.S. (1905 – 1990)
son of Frank Hunt BOSWORTH

Capt. Frank Hunt BOSWORTH II (1933 – )
son of Dr. Wilder Morris BOSWORTH Sr., D.D.S.
 
Me, the daughter of Capt. Frank Hunt BOSWORTH II
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Harriet Elizabeth “Hattie” (Alexander) Swan 1846–1933

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Harriet Elizabeth “Hattie” Alexander

1846–1933

Birth 18 Jan 1846 Concord, Merrimack, New Hampshire, USA

Death 19 Sep 1933 Elgin, Kane, Illinois, USA

my great great grandmother

 
Bertha Amoret SWAN (1874 – 1936)
daughter of Harriet Elizabeth “Hattie” ALEXANDER
 
Dr. Wilder Morris BOSWORTH Sr., D.D.S. (1905 – 1990)
son of Bertha Amoret SWAN
 
Capt. Frank Hunt BOSWORTH II (1933 – )
son of Dr. Wilder Morris BOSWORTH Sr., D.D.S.
 
Me
the daughter of Capt. Frank Hunt BOSWORTH II



When Harriet Elizabeth “Hattie” Alexander was born on January 18, 1846, in Concord, New Hampshire, her father, John, was 43 and her mother, Harriet, was 30. She married Eugene Morris “Gene” Swan on November 23, 1865, in Bloomfield, Wisconsin. She was 19 years old. She had three children by the time she was 28. She died on September 19, 1933, in Elgin, Illinois, at the age of 87, and was buried in Richmond, Illinois.

Harriet Elizabeth “Hattie” ALEXANDER married Eugene Morris “Gene” SWAN on November 23, 1865, in Bloomfield, Wisconsin, when she was 19 years old.

Hattie’s husband, Eugene Morris “Gene” Swan. He is listed in the “Descendants of Joseph MINER-Sixth Generation” http://tmsociety.org/thomas/joseph/aqwg55.htm

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Hattie Alexanders’s Signature in School Book I have a school book that belonged to Hattie when she was a child. This must be her signature at that time.

 

The Diary of Miss Hattie Alexander

1862-1872

McHenry, Illinois, USA

Written by Harriet Elizabeth “Hattie” Alexander Swan of McHenry, Illinois – my great great grandmother. Locations mentioned include Illinois, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Vermont and Wisconsin. Many, many surnames from this area are included. I transcribed this from a distant cousin’s copy of the original manuscript that my grandfather, Wilder Morris Bosworth, DDS, had transcribed from Hattie’s diary. I absolutely love reading this diary.

You can download a copy to read by clicking on the link below.

The Diary of Miss Hattie Alexander