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BOAK Eng>Canada>Chautauqua CO NY
Posted by: Dee Date: May 22, 2001 at 07:15:27
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here are 2 BIOS we have posted to the Chautauqua Co NY Genweb;

The BOAK Family of Jamestown, Chautauqua, N. Y.
In 1857, Thomas Boak and two brothers emigrated from Northern England. They landed first at Castle Garden, going almost immediately from New York City to Halton County, Ontario, Canada. One brother remained in Canada and died without issue. The other brother went to Ballarat, Australia between 1860 and 1870. The brother in Australia had at least one child, Mary, who was still living in 1940.
In 1884, Thomas BOAK and wife and three children purchased a farm near Jamestown, Chautauqua County, New York. In 1860 while in Canada, Thomas had imported the first Shorthorn cattle to the American continent and continued his breeding of Shorthorn cattle until his death. Thomas BOAK had three children, a son and a daughter who died without issue, and a son named John William, born about 1870, who married and had issue. John William Boak continued the breeding of fine cattle and developed the milking Shorthorn strain, which he and his younger son, William, carried on as a business through the 1940's. It is believed that William may still be living at Jamestown. The elder son of John William Boak was named Thomas I. S. and he broke away from the farming and herdsmen business. He was at one time General Manager of Winchester Arms Division of Olin Mathieson Corp. and later became President of a Machine Tool Co. in New Haven, Conn. His son, Thomas I. S. Jr., works for the Aluminum Co. of America and now lives in the Reading, Pa. area.
The BEECH Tree
the BOAK family buried at Fluvanna Cemetery
Boak, Ann . 1828 1905
Boak, Anna Deloras Sampson . 1894 1990
Boak, Edward . 1852 1906
Boak, Hattie E . 1891 1987
Boak, Ida H Ayers . 1860 1927 .
Boak, John W . 1859 1952 . .
Boak, Thomas . 1829 1909 . .
Boak, William E . 1894 1968
Evergreen Cemetery, Sinclairville has;
Benson Staples b. 1840 d. Nov 29,1903[son of Warren & Fannie Cross Staples] lot 124
Iona Ayers Staples [wife ] b. 1854 d. 1926 [sister of Mrs. William BOAK] lot # 124n/
and a followup was posted for this same family;ALL of Chautauqua Co NY;
Surname: Boak, Slack, Ayers, Brownell, Lawson, Griffey, Sampson, Akin

Thomas Boak
B. June 30, 1824
D. Oct 20, 1909 Age 80-4-20
I. Fluvanna Cemetery, town of Ellicott
Married in England
Ann Slack
B. 1820
D. 1905
I. Fluvanna Cemetery
1. Edward Boak
B. 1852
D. 1906
I. Fluvanna Cemetery
2. John William Boak
B. Oct 21, 1859 Ontario, Canada
D. Sept 1952
I. Fluvanna Cemetery
Ida Helen Ayers
B. Jan 4, 1860 Cuba, NY
D. May 28, 1927 in Jamestown General Hospital
I. Fluvanna Cemetery
D/O James Dana & Sophronia Brownell Ayers
Issue of John William and Ida Helen Ayers Boak
a) Hattie Boak
B. Sept 9, 1891 town Ellery
D. May 28 1987 in Manor Oak Skilled Nursing Facility. age 95
I. Fluvanna cemetery
Never married
Hattie Boak was a lifetime ares resident. She was a 1910 grad of Jamestown High School and of Fredonia Normal School in 1915 and had done graduate work at New York University. In earlier years, she had taught in Ellery District No. 9; then at North Main St. School, district No 4; and later, in 1918, at the former East Second St. Grammar School. She retired from the business department of the Jamestown School system in 1948, following 40 years of service.
She had served many years as a homeroom teacher and an adviser to the National Honor society. She was a member of NYS Teacher's Assoc. and Order of Eastern Star. She was preceded in death by two sisters: Margaaret Lawson and Mary Griffey; and two brothers: Thomas I. S. and William E. Boak. Surviving are a niece Jean Lawson of Jamestown; and six nephews: Thomas I.S. Boak Jr. of Pittsburgh, Pa., Charles E. Boak of Holmdell, N.J., John Boak of Watertown, Conn. David S. Lawson Jr. of Jamestown, George Griffey of Hamburg and Howard Griffey of Boston, NY.

b) Sarah Ann "Margaret Boak
B. June 7, 1896 town of Ellery
D. Nov 21, 1985 in W.C.A. Hospital in Jamestown Age 89
I. Fluvanna Cemetery
Md. David S. Lawson Sr.
Children of Margaret Boak and David S. Lawson Sr. are Jean Lawson and David Lawson, Jr.

c) Mary Boak
Md. --------Griffy
Their children were George and Howard Griffey.

d) Thomas Isaac Slack Boak
1952 in New Haven, Conn
B. Jan 23, 1890 town of Ellery
Md July 5, 1915 in Westfield, NY
Anna Delora Sampson of Jamestown
B. April 8, 1894 in Gerry
D/O Alexander F. and Lillian J. Akin Sampson
Children of Thomas I.S. Boak and Anna Delora Sampson were: Thomas I. S. Boak, Jr; Charles Edward Boad and John Boak.

e) William E. Boak
D. July 11, 1968 Age 74
I. Fluvanna Cemetery

Jamestown Post Journal Sept 20, 1952

John W. Boak, 93, a resident of the town of Ellery for about 70 years, died at his home on the Townline Road at 9:40 p.m. Thursday.

Surviving are three daughters, Miss Hattie Boak, at home, Mrs. Margaret Lawson, Bemus Point, and Mrs. Mary Griffey, Hamburg; two sons, Thomas of New Haven, Connn, and William E. at home; seven grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.

Mr. Boak was a member of sylvan Lodge, F. & A.M., and a half century member of the Gerry Grange.

Mr. Boak, early in his farm career, had a heard of purebred short-horn cattle which he had formerly shown at the County Fair with his father, the late Thomas Boak.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Mrs. Ida Ayers Boak in 1927.

Mr. Boak was born Oct. 21, 1859 in Ontario, Canada, the son of Thomas and Ann Slack Boak.

The body will be returned to the family home this afternoon. funeral services will be held from the home at 2 p.m. sunday. Rev Norman McLean of Bemus Point will officiate. Burial will be in Fluvanna Cemetery, with Sylvan Lodge in charge of the committal services. Funeral arrangements were completed by the Sampsell and Jordan Funeral Home in Sinclairville.


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