Andrew J. Boss Obituary

BOSS: In Detroit, Minn., on Wednesday, March 25th, 1891, of heart disease, ANDREW JACKSON BOSS, age 52 years. There were many expressions of surprise, sorrow and sympathy for the family last Wednesday morning as the news was passed from one to another that Mr. Boss had died suddenly at his home in this city. Never a robust man, still it was supposed by all that he was in the enjoyment of his usual health. On Tuesday he attended to his work in his carpenter shop as usual. In the evening he attended the entertainment given in the G.A.R. hall by the Woman’s Relief Crops, and while at the hall he was taken ill about nine o’clock and went to his home, and he passed away early on the following morning. In the death of Mr. Boss Detroit loses an old and highly respected citizen. He has resided here since 1884, and was well known by all as a quiet, honorable citizen, and one of the best mechanics in the country. He was a native of Lewis county, N.Y., and came to Minnesota in 1878. He served his country with honor during the war, a member of Co. K, 13th Reg. Mich. Inf., enlisting Nov. 23, 1861, and receiving his discharge June 25th, 1865. The funeral, which took place from the M.E. church yesterday at 2 o’clock p.m. was attended by F.C. Choate Post, of which the deceased was a member, in a body, and an eloquent and touching sermon was preached by the Rev. Jos. Hogg. Geo. H. Edwards, M.M. Bancroft, Geo. N. Ross, J.O. Crummett, Geo. Lawrence and Geo. Wislon, all comrades of the deceased and members of the Post, were the pall bearers. The attendance was so large that all were not able to gain an entrance to the church. Mr. Boss leaves a wife and five children to mourn his loss and it is needless to say that the sympathy of the entire community is extended to them in their hour of sorrow.

SOURCE: Detroit Record, March 27, 1891

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