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Earl R. Boston "Why So Many B's In The Boston Family" speech

 Collection — Folder: S2556
Identifier: S2556

Scope and Contents

This collection includes a five page typewritten speech given by Earl R. Boston before the Washington County (Ind.) Historical Society on June 27, 1964 regarding some early history of Kentucky and Indiana, his Boston family line following their arrival in Floyd County (Ind.), and the unanswered questions about his ancestors due to the confusion caused by so many in his family line having first names starting with "B".


  • 1964/06/27


Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Legal title, copyright, and literary rights reside with Rare Books and Manuscripts, Indiana State Library, Indianapolis, IN. All requests to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted to Rare Books and Manuscripts.

Biographical / Historical

Earl Ray Boston was born November 9, 1925 in Washington County, Indiana to James and Bertha Boston. He married Shirley Ann Guthrie on August 18, 1946 following his service in the Army during World War II. He worked as a sewing machine mechanic and draftsman before working in the powder metal parts manufacturing industry in Indiana, Oklahoma, and Arkansas. He passed away at the age of 70 on September 26, 1996.

Sources: "Earl Ray Boston." Indiana Birth Certificates, 1907-940. Accessed March 14, 2019. "Earl Ray Boston." U.S. Veterans' Gravesites, ca. 1775-2006. Accessed March 14, 2019.

Washington County Historical Society. History of Washington County, Indiana, 1916-1976. Evansville, Ind: Unigraphic, 1976.


0.01 Cubic Feet (1 folder)

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Custodial History

This collection was received by Rare Books and Manuscripts as a donation.


No further additions are expected.

Processing Information

Collection processing completed 2019/03/15 by Laura Eliason. EAD finding aid created 2019/03/15 by Laura Eliason.
Earl R. Boston "Why So Many B's In The Boston Family" speech
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