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GENEALOGICAL AND FAMILY HISTORY



OF



The Wyoming and Lackawanna Valleys

PENNSYLVANIA



UNDER THE EDITORIAL SUPERVISION OF

REV. HORACE EDWIN HAYDEN, M. A.

Corresponding- Secretary and Librarian, Wyoming Historical and Geological Society,
Wilkes-Barre, Penn. , and Member Historical Society of Pennsylvania

HON. ALFRED HAND, M. A.

SCRANTON
Member of the Historical Society of Pennsylvania

JOHN W. JORDAN, LLD.
Of the Historical Society of Pennsylvania



"Knowleige of kin-1raJ and the genealogies of the ancient families deserveth the highest praise. Herein con-
sisteth a part of the knowledge of a man's own self. It is a great spur to virtue to look back on the worth of our
iiie." — Lord Bacon.

"There is no heroic poem in the world but is at the bottom the life of a man." — Sir Waller Scoii.



Volume 1 1
Illustrated

The Lewis Publishing Company

New York Chicago
1906



INDKX



VOL. II



PAGE

Ackcrly. Albert 1 468

Adkins, S. B 489

Aitkeii, John J 2S8

Akerley. Byrou F 47S

Alexander, Joseph M 265

Algar, Jeremiah 3S7

Allen, John 427

Amernian. Lemuel 130

Applcman, William J 547

Armstrong, Anion 610

Armstrong, John M 611

Armstrong, Joseph 611

Arner. Thomas J 501

Arnold, Samnel W 279

Atherton Family 155

Atherton, Dolph B 201

Atherton, Henry F 144

Atherton, John D 156

Bache, Thomas C 373

Badman, James H 418

Barker, Frank S 137

Barker, Samnel G 136

Barton, Amos A 370

Barton, Edith 184

Battenberg. Charles C... 277

Bayley. John W 516

Beardsley, Howkin B 480

Becker, John J 424

Beers, Charles C 350

Belin, Henry 214

Belin, Henry, Jr 214

Bell, Joseph G 289

Bell, William 2S6

Belles, Andrew J 413

Belles, Charles D 494

Bennett, Alexander G 518

Bennett, Robert G 609

Berge, Frederick W 220

Berge, William H 346

Berger, Frank 495

Bergin, James E 487

Berkheiser, John K 550

Berry, Jacob M 421

Beyea, Benjamin D 464

Birkbeck, Thomas J 554

Bishop, Fred J 129

Blair, Bryce R 551

Blair, William T 552

Boies, Henry M i



PAGE

Boland, John J 252

Boiling Family 504

Boiling, Robert 504

Bonham, Winfield S 499

Booth, Charles W 507

Bonr, John S 538

Bonrke, Michael J 545

Bowman Family 560

Bowman, Charles C 381

Brace, James H 521

Brader, James C 349

Branning, Eber 248

Bray, Thomas H 429

Brenton, Joel 50S

I'.renton, Richard S 312

]?reymeier, Charles N 377

Brink. Raymond A 138

Broad, William J 548

Brodhead, Emmett 484

Brooks, James 600

Brooks, Rees G 17

Brown, George W 425

Brown, John J 284

Brown, Josiah 473

Brown, Thomas 283

Brundage, A. W 250

Brnndage, Frank D 508

Burke, W. J 430

Burlington, John A 359

Burr, Charles A I33

Burschel, Henry H 538

Bnsch, John W 255

Cable. Edgar R 348

Callender. Jonathan H.... 292

Calpin, P. F 495

Camp. Edmund D 575

Campbell, Charles H 316

Campbell. William H 378

Carney, John 248

Carpenter, Jesse B 433

Carson, Thomas 429

Carter, Marvin P 22

Carter, Pnlaski 19

Carter, Pnlaski P 22

Cartwright, John T 393

Casper. Arthur A 587

Casselberry, Henry B 470

Caswell. Francis 423

Cease, Henry E 466



PAGE

Cerruti, A. S 151

Chase, Edward H 312

Chase, Thomas J 569

Cole, Emanuel C 435

Collins, Ira H 394

Comegys, Cornelius 195

Connell, James 281

Conrad, Louis 223

Cool, Charles H 605

Cool. James 589

Coolbaugh. Edward H . . . . 594

Coon, Alfred H 616

Cooper, Frank 512

Cooper, George R 426

Coppin, James H 404

Corbett, Melvin 1 218

Cornell, Harry 614

Cosgrove, John 430

Courtright, William F 432

Coyne, Francis R 109

Crawford, James L 12

Croft, James 403

Crotzer, William M 390

Dikin, Charles F 543

Dale, Thomas H 309

Daly, James V 441

Dangel. Stanislaus A 32

Davenport, H. J 425

Davies, Evan C 535

Davies, Henry P 89

Davies, Henry P., Jr 89

Davies, Margaret 229

Davies, Thomas D 228

Davis, David D 416

Davis, David J 474

Davis, William H - 211

Davis, William T 222

Dean Family 175

De Lacy, Patrick 123

Dclahunty, Joseph P 620

Deeble, Solomon 414

Dickson, George L 10

Dickson, Thomas 6

Dimmick. J. Benjamin .... 33

Dippe, Walter H 351

Dixon, M. J 352

Dodd, William H 442

Dolph Family 38

Dolph, Blanche L 39

Dolph, Edward S 39



IV



INDEX



PAGE

Donohiie, Timothy J 623

Down, Howard C 60

Drake, Clarence F 503

Drake. George K 259

Edsall, Henry L. 359

Edwards, Henry M 128

Ellis, William N 407

Engle, Lonis 468

Engle, George W 307

Engle, William W 307

Enke, Alfred A 408

Evans, Charles D 380

Evans, George W 542

Evans, Joseph 356

Evans, Thomas W 434

Evans, \Villiam A 389

Everhart, Isaiah F 55

Everhart, James M 57

Fahringer, William C 440

Fairchild Family 591

Fairchild, Charles L 593

Fairchild, Henry S 591

Fairchild, William A 593

Fallon, Edward J 473

Fallon, Patrick J 474

Fassold, Christopher II.... 428

Fatzinger, Wesley A 246

Fedder, Samuel L 354

Fenner, James K. P 341

Fellows, John H 104

Filer, Frank W 399

I'^isher, Herman A 584

Fisher, James H loi

Fisk, Celestia E 492

Fisk, John B 491

Fitzsimmons. Thomas F. . 348

F'oley, Michael J a2j

Ford, Thomas G 403

Foster, Rnfus J 331

Foster, Thomas J 75

Eleischman. Jacob 583

Flynn, John 139

Frace, William S 437

Francis, John D 423

F'rancis, John R 512

Fnantz, Fred W 326

Frederick, Joseph 481

Frnehan, Conrad 89

Frnehan, John G 93

Fnhr, Frank 269

Fuller Family 1 16

Fuller, Arthur C 117

Fuller, Edward 1 36

Games, Gomcr 505

Garrison, William J 556

Gebhardt, Augustus F.... 277

Gerbig, Adam V 276

Gerbig, C. Herman 276

Gibbons, John J 249

Gildea, Thomas J 275

Gilhool, Timothy J 249

Gilmartin, Daniel J 532



PAGE

Golden, Michael 152

Graves, Isaac S 460

Graeber, Jacob F 506

Gregory, William N 3S9

Greenburg. Charles F 232

Greene, F. H no

Griffin, Joseph M 138

Griffin, Silas 524

Griffith, Thomas 522

Griffiths, John B 271

Gromlich. Jacob 545

Grover, Frank J S3

Gruver, Ziba 321

Guthrie, George W 315

Guy, John 241

Haas, Conrad 557

Hailstone, John 428

Hailstone, William G 427

Haines, A. D 549

Hall, Byron J 255

Halioran, Michael C 499

Hallstead, William F 40

Haltzel, Harry L 321

Haltzel, Henry S 322

Hamilton, John 375

Hannah. Hugh M 135

Hand, .-Mfred 127

Harding. Palmer 615

Harris, Henry E 476

Harris, Lester 330

Harsch, Claude G 304

Hart, Daniel L 318

Hart, Theodorus 582

Hartman, George J 597

Harvey, Olin F 360

Harwood, Ralph 254

Hatten, Alfred 422

Haverly, George H 291

Heil, Joseph 517

Henderson, Frank P S40

Hendrick, Eli E 94

Hcuser, Philip 536

Henwood, Charles 230

Hess, L. Floyd S76

Hibbs, William 1 612

Vlildcrbrant, John A 506

Hilderbrand, Jacob 527

Hill, Daniel 490

Hines, Alva A 353

Hodur, Francis 188

Holcomb, James W 431

Holland, Richard J 329

Holley. Samuel L 375

Hollistcr, F. Lee 311

Hollister, Joshua P '^31

Hollister, William H .398

Plolly, Richard A 544

Honeywell, Hiram M 434

Houck, Emmctt 130

Howe, Lyniiin H 579

Howell, Thomas 553

Howell, William G 424

Hoyt, Edward E 602

Hughes, George H 298



PAGE

Hughes, Hugh H 498

Plughes, Reese 279

Hull. George M 436

Hunter, Fleming F 491

Huntley, Thomas 415

Hutch ings, Sampson 479

Jacob, J. F 291

Jackson, Thomas T3 84

Janes, Christian 192

Jayne, William J 386

Jenkins, Thomas PI 535

Jermyn F'amily 44

Jermyn, George B 44

Jermyn, Joseph J 44

John, Owen D 516

Johns, John R 528

Jones, Benjamin G 416

Jones, Charles E 347

Jones, Cyrus D 40

Jones, D. E 378

Jones, Evan D 545

Jones, Harry E 382

Jones, Lewis 573

Jones, Thomas P 360

Jones, Thomas W 411

Kadz, J. Albert 215

Kehr. J. George 527

Keiner. William 380

Kelley, William 377

Kelly, William A 134

Kemp, John 344

Kemp, Matthew S 343

Kennedy, John J 390

Kennedy. William D 21

Keogh, Charles J 491

Kern, George L 317

Kerstetter, Oliver S 386

Kiefer, Charles 205

Kiefer, Henry 205

Kittle Family 314

Kittle, Ephraim R 314

Kline. .\. B 510

Kohlbraker, F. H 395

Kowalski, Francis 268

Kramer, George 329

Knnkel Family 344

Kunkel, Henry 345

Kunz, Rudolph 199

Kutzki. John '. 487

Kyte, Thomas W 31S

Laciar, Jacob D 597

Lake, David H 602

Lampman, A. Frank 575

Lance, Oscar M 339

Lance, William S 339

Langstafif, Daniel 243

Lansing, James A 106

Larkin, Madison F 85

Lape, Alvin 489

Law, Archibald F no

Law, James P 246

Lawall Family 595



INDEX



PACE

Lawall, Elmer H 595

Laycock, Robert K 555

Lavin, John 534

Lentes, John 443

Lewis, Morris D 438

Lewis, William J 113

Ljllibridge, G. J 282

Linen, James A 4

Little, Ernest K 311

Llewellyn Family 596

Llewellyn. George J 596

Lloyd, David L 410

Lloyd, Herbert G 383

Lloyd, Morgan J 507

Lloyd, R. J 28S

Lloyd, Thomas D 392

Lockard, Alonzo 383

Long. George A 127

Lotz, Conrad W 345

Lynett, Edward J 240

MacDonald. William 239

Machell, Leonard 621

Mackender, Henry W.... 263

Mackin, Edward 305

Mackin, Michael J 539 '

Maines, Harrison E 284

Mangan. Thomas 613

Manly, Michael D 530

Marks, Lloyd E 624

Marple. Enoch W 601

Marshall. H. F 533

Marshall. John 483

Ma'rtz. Nathan W 306

Marvin. Merton E 313

Matlack Family 603

Matlack. Granville T 604

Mattes Family 363

Mattes, Charles C 369

Matthews, Charles P 152

Matthews, Walter L 153

Marvin, Merton E 313

May. Alfred W 374

May, W. A 46

Mayberry, Charles B 379

Meek. Pierson A 373

Megargel, Isaac F 327

Megargel, Roy C 329

Mellen. Charles 271

Mengel. Samuel P 384

Merrifield. Edward 225

Metz. Henry 179

Miill Family 391

Miller, Gilbert C 338

Miller, Stephen H 579

Mills Famil}' 269

Mills, Frederick W 270

Mills, Jason J 504

Mills, John E 270

Minton, Silas J 211

Mitchell. Andrew. Jr 272

Moesel, Frederick 144

Moffat, John G 261

Mongan, P. H 251

Monie, Thomas 43



PAGE

Monie, William C 485

Mcjore, Charles E 354

Morahan, John J 357

Moran, Dominick J 223

Morgan. Benjamin G 210

INIorgans. Harry 513

Morgan, Harry M 489

Morgan, Joseph 503

Morgan, George M 401

Morgan, W^illiam H 419

Morris, Thomas M 322

Morse, Alfred M 51"!

Morse, Lewis 510

Mosier, Frank C 165

Mnir, Evan M 401

Mulley, Ambrose 233

Mnlley, George i\l 235

Mnskitt, James W 515

Myers, Eugene A 526

Myers, Otto D 216

McAlarney, Charles \\'.... 568

McCabe, John 500

McClave, William 238

McClellan, Patrick H 406

McClintock, Thomas B.... 227

McGahren. John 55^

McCarry. Timothy 533

Nagle. Conrad 400

Nash. M'atthew 409

Naylor. Frederick ^V 236

Naylor. William H 387

Newton. George B 282

Nicol. .\ndrew 79

Nicol. Andrew B 81

Nichols, Francis M 334

Nicols, John 444

Nordt, William A 452

Nyhart. H. U 355

Nyhart. Jacob T 43

Olmstead, W. H 115

Oplinger, Adam R 431

Oplingcr, Lemuel S 431

Opp, John A 588

Orr Family 559

Orr, Albert S 559

Orr, William G 560

Ormston. Wallace 243

Ott. Casper 267

Owens. Henry J 179

O'Birien. George F 573

O'Brien. Thomas 417

O'Connor. Thomas 519

O'Hara. John F 482

O'Malley. Michael J 415

O'Neill Family 586

O'Ne'ill, Daniel L 586

Paine. Hendrick E 63

Parfrey. Aaron T 529

Parry. Thomas W 405

Pauli. Francis S 223

Pearce, Charles W 100

Pearce, William 96



PAGE

Peck, Fen wick L 182

Peck, John D 78

Peck, William H 71

Peck, William J 583

Perkins, Henry 336

Perkins, William T 335

Perrin, Charles J 447

Perrin, Calvin 444

Perrin, Morgan L 448

Perry, James 418

Phillips Family 599

Phillips, Albert H 599

Phillips, Edward P 496

Phillips, lohn T 619

Phillips. R. A .185

Phinney. Elisha 153

Pickrell, Thomas 420

Porter, John T 232

Post, Edgar C 174

Potter, Charles W 253

Powell, Dan 262

Powell, George W 519

Powell, James J 485

Pressman. John 263

Prestwood. J. H 475

Price, Charles W 356

Price, John 410

Price, John B 327

Price, William C 465

Pritchard, John D 426

Protheroe, Thomas 284

Randall, Charles W 462

Randall, J. B 412

Randall, Zura C 463

Rapson, Nicholas 296

Reap. John 397

Reddington. Thomas E. . . 438

Reed. George B 477

Reed, R. A 400

Rees, Morgan J 441

Rees, R. Willis 402

Reese, Richard J 285

Rees, William VV 509

Regan, John E 502

Reid, John W 448

Reilly, Peter F 261

Reiman, Henri 484

Repp, William 524

Reynolds Family 23

Reynolds, Elias S 483

Reynolds, Harry C 31

Reynolds, William H 537

Reynolds. J. Seymour .... 231

Rice Family 570

Rice. James N 187

Rice, William H 571

Richmond, William H 67

Rickard. Albert G 34°

Rinsland. Philip 237

Ripple, Ezra H 163

Robertson, John A 159

Robertson, William 523

Robinson, Edmund J 179

Robinson, Richard 520



VI



INDEX



PAGE

Robinson, Robert 626

Robinson, Tylman C 454

Rogers, Oswald 3*^5

Rommel, Mrs. C. P 446

Ryman Family 599

Ryman, John J 600

Sahm, John T. L 58s

Sames, Henry 174

Samson Brothers 228

Sanderson, George SO

Savage, Elizabeth 253

Savage, Frank 3S8

Schappert, Jacob 352

Schappert, N. Lonis 574

Scliener, John, Sr 203

Scheuer. Henry 203

Schilling. Thomas E 258

SchlageV, Charles 221

Sohlager, Walter L 245

Schuoley, Harry B 326

Schrader, Frederick 200

Schroeder, Conrad I93

Schultheis, Anton 189

Schwartz, Frederick 2

Schwenk, J. Fred 540

Scott, Joseph E 487

Scranton Family 140

Scranton, Joseph A 142

Sears, Charles H 258

Seely, Henry J 492

Sencostouski, Frenk 4^9

Scybert, Uriah 412

Shedd. Charles H 235

Shepherd Family 563

Shepherd Family (Jona-
than) 613

Shepherd, Edward S 565

Shepherd, George E 565

Shepherd, Harry C 564

Shepherd, James G 14

Shepherd, Miles 614

Shepherd, William C 564

Shepherd, William H 563

Shiffer, Frank E 608

Shippey, Charles H 5U

Shippey, John B 260

Shlanta, Alex 501

Shonk, Albert D 566

Shonk, John J 566

Shupp, Andrew 589

Shnpp, John 590

Shnpp, Peter 337

Silkman, John 219

Simpson, Harry 392

Sliwinski, John 486

Smith, Garrett 541

Smith, Henry P 471

Smith, John B 539

Smith, John B 191

Smith, Joseph 326

Smith, William T 120

Snyder, Grier B 345

Spoerl, Christian S. E 342

Sprague, Thomas 183



PAGE

Spencer, Edward 190

Stackhouse, Charles P.... 324

Stark, Fred W 346

Stark, John M 389

Steell, Joseph H 194

Stegmaier Family 456

Stegmaier, Geo. J 457

Stevens, Elibeas F 567

Stevenson, William M 66

Stiff, William C 607

Stilhvell Family 146

StilKvell, Frederick W . . . . 149

Stilhvell, Richard 148

Stilhvell, Saron B 150

Stocker, James D 478

Stone, Emorj- . 493

Stone, William B 422

Stooks, Frank 326

Stnrges, Edward B 118

Surber, John 239

Sutton, Cyrus 265

Swallow. Welding M 525

Swallow. William H 547

Swartz. Henry J 497

Swift, John J 273

Sykes, Sam 198

Tasker, James 433

Tasker, William 557

Taylor, Eugene 531

Taylor, William H 47

Thomas. Charles 1 317

Thomas, David W 388

Thomas, Edward W 384

Thomas, John T 396

Thomas, Maurice L 494

Thomas, William J 408

Thomas, William O., Jr. . 411
Thompson, Crandall W.... 266

Thompson. Elias W 49

Thornton, John W 492

Tibbett, Owen 485

Tregellas, George 530

Trescott Family 293

Trescott, Mary S 296

Trescott. Rush 296

Tripp, Henry C 472

Tripp. Ira 90

Tripp, Leander S 92

Van Bergen, Joseph B.... 206
Vianderburg, James H.... 526

Vandervort, William 290

Van Sickle. Frederick L.. 285
Vosburg, Burr B 417

Wagner, Albert 416

Wahlcrs, August 257

Walker, John P 440

Walker, Malcom E 37i

Wallace, Newton A 546

Walter, John F 467

Walters, Philip 571

Warg, Jacob H 421

Walp. Irvin P 404



PAGE

Walp, Oscar E 351

War'ner, James M 156

Warren, Everett 458

Warren, William H 357

Watkins, Evan G 254

Watres, Harold A 62

Watres, Louis A 60

Watrous, John 406

Watson, William 1 604

Watson, Willoughby W... 212

Watt, John E 302

Watt, William W 274

Watt, William E 303

Watts, Thomas H 38

Weaver. William G 300

Webster. Jacob W 387

Wcida. Jerome B 622

Weil. Isaac A ■ 618

Weiland, George W 481

Weiland. Theodore H.. .. 264

Weissman, Jacob 520

Welles, Albert H -. 303

Wenner, Halley M 355

Wernet, Xavier 376

West, Ambrose 449

West, Joseph 451

West, Robert 452

West, Thomas 450

Wetterau, Christian F 308

Whipp. William H 621

White, William D 598

Whjtem.an, Francis A.... ,\32

Whitson, Samuel (88

Widner, Andrew J 536

Wien, Abraham F 522

Wilcox Family 208

Wilcox, Octavus S 350

Wilcox, William A 209

Wilde, Beider W 4I- 1

Wilde, William J 320

Williams, A. D 278

Williams, Evan J 374

Williams, Henry M 439

Williams, John E 549

Williams, Lewis T 432

Williams, Richard S 578

Williams, Thomas J 256

Williams. Thomas R 398'

Williams, William H 477

Williams. William 251

Wiintcr, John 414

Winton. Aretus H 196

Woodhouse. Edward S.... 185
Wool worth, Charles S.... 216

Worden, G. W- 556

Wright, Fred A 551

Yarrington, William L.... 281

Young, F. M 260

Young, James 287

Young, Lazarus R 615

Zeidler, John 242

Zeidler. Miss Maggie 242

Zimmerman, Frank 514





W/UttTey



THE WYOMING AND LACKAWANNA VALLEYS



HEXRY MARTYN BOIES was born in
Lee, Berkshire county, ]\Iassachusetts, August
i8, 1837, the first son of Joseph Milton and
iiiecta Caroline Laflin Boies. His paternal an-
cestors were Huguenots, who after being driven
from France by persecution, tarried awhile in
Scotland and Ireland before settling in America
in the early part of the seventeenth century. The
official records of the town of Blandford, Massa-
chusetts, frequently mention William, Samuel,
Reuben and David Boies as playing an important
part in the development of the town and in the
affairs of the Commonwealth during the eigh-
teenth and the first quarter of the nineteenth
century. But more characteristic of the family
was a profound and lofty religious spirit, man-
ifesting itself in personal character and loyalty
to the Christian church.

The boyhood of Henry Martyn was spent in
Saugerties, New York, to which his parents had
moved. At fifteen years of age he was sent to
school at Keene, New Hampshire. He entered
Yale College in 1855 and graduated in 1859. His
first business experience was in Chicago where
for a few months he represented the Laflin, Boies
and Turck Powder Company. Returning from
the west he formed a partnership with George W.
M. Silver, under the name of Silver & Boies, for
freight and passenger transportation on the
Hudson river, with headquarters at Tivoli, New
York. The business of the firm was varied, buy-
ing and selling grain and lumber on their own
account and as agents for others, even becoming
bankers for producers and customers. The ven-
2-1



ture was successful but not sufficiently expansive
to hold a young men of energy and originality.
In 1863 Mr. Boies sold his interest and went to
New York, where an unfortunate speculation
swept away his capital. After a brief clerkship
in New York city, he and George H. White
fomied the Sutherland Oil Company, to operate
in West Virginia. Mr. Boies was superintendent
and manager. In 1861 he married Miss Emma
G. Brainerd, daughter of the Rev. Thomas C.
Brainerd, D. D., a Presbyterian minister of Phil-
adelphia. Three children were born to them ; the
two eldest, Mary and Carrington, died in in-
fancy, Henry Whiting being the only survivor
of the union. Mrs. Boies died in 1868.

February 17, 1870, Mr. Boies married Eliza-
beth Linen Boies, the daughter of Thomas and
Mary Marvine Dickson. Of this union there
were si.x children : Mary Dickson, died July 8,
1876: Joseph Milton, died April 27, 1898: a son
died in infancy ; three children survive their
father : Ethel Marvine, David, and Helen Eliza-
beth Bodes.

In 1865 Mr. Boies moved to Scranton as a
resident member of the Laflin, Boies & Turck
Powder Company. He superintended the estab-
lishment of two factories, one near Archbald and
the other at Moosic. The business was success-
ful and resulted in the formation of the Moosic
Powder Company, of which he became president.
Later this was allied with the Laflin & Rand
Powder Company, and still later both concerns
became identified with the Du Pont interests.
Appalled by the number of accidents arising



THE WYOMING AND LACKAWANNA VALLEYS.



from the careless use of gunpowder, Mr. Boies
set himself to eliminate the danger. This he did
by inventing and patenting a paper cartridge,
fitting the diameter and length of the drill hole.
But to obtain this result he found it was neces-
sary to invent a peculiar kind of paper — flexible,
water-proof and not liable to crack. The inven-
tion came into extensive use and greatly reduced
the risk of blasting.

On ]\Iarch i, 1872, Mr. Boies was one of the
incorporators of the Third National Bank of
Scranton, which he served as a director for ten
■years. By his foresight and ability he was a
large factor in carrying the bank through the dis-
astrous financial panic of 1873. His business
standing was now beyond question and it was
no surprise when he was elected to the presidency
of the Dickson Manufacturing Company, one of
the largest and most successful enterprises of the
country, now known as the Allis Chalmers Com-
pany of Scranton. His next experiment was with
car wheels. He invented a steel tired wheel
which involved three patents : first a car-wheel
having corrugated center with radial corruga-
tions, and a car-wheel having a die-forged corru-
gated center ; second, a press for forging car-
wheels ; and third a composite wheel, the combin-
ation of fastenings of which prevent the tire from
slipping toward the outside, and having other
safety requisites. He then organized a company
for the manufacture of these wheels, which was
first merged in the Steel Tire Wheel Company,
and afterwards in the Railway Steel Spring
Company. After the selling of his car-wheel
plant Colonel Boies remained in the powder bus-
iness until it became merged in the E. I. Du
Pont de Nemours Company, with which he was
associated at the time of his death.

But business, though carried on so exten-
sively and successfully did not by any means ex-
haust Colonel Boies' resources. Graduating
from college just before the Civil war, he en-
tered the Ellsworth Zouaves in Chicago. One of
the most poignant disappointments of his life was
that circumstances prevented his participation in
the great national struggle. He was offered a
commission, but business complications involv-



ing interests that were not his own forced him to
decline. But he soon became a member of the
National Rifle Association, located in New York,
and he aided in establishing the first rifle range
on this continent, at Creedmoor, New York. In
the year 1877 the rights of life and property in
the city of Scranton and throughout the anthra-
cite coal region were seriously jeopardized by a
long and tempestuous strrke and by the myster-
ious and sinister activity of the "Molly Ma-
guires." To guard the interests of the city, the
Scranton City Guard was formed, and in Octo-
ber, 1877, fired into a mob numbering thousands
of strikers who had descended in disorder upon
the city. Mr. Boies then called a meeting for
tne purpose of effecting a permanent organiza-
tion, and the Scranton City Guard became a Na-
tional Guard battalion, with Companies A, B,
C and D sworn into the service of the common-
wealth. Henry M. Boies was unanimously elected
major. An armory was built and a rifle range
established. Major Boies established the ofifice
of inspector of rifle practice, which is now a
regular and indispensable part of every military
organization. He also inaugurated the distribu-
tion of marksmanship badges, since universally
adopted in the National Guard. In October,
1878, under the National Guard reorganization
made by Governor Hartranft, in the interest of
greater military efficiency, the Scranton City
Guard was constituted the Thirteenth Regiment,
National Guard of Pennsylvania, with Henry -M.
Boies as colonel. He was an indefatigable
worker, giving two or three days each month to
visiting and inspecting the companies lying out-
side the city. The fine showing of the Thirteenth
Regiment may be attributed very largely to his
painstaking and intelligent leadership. Another
new feature which Colonel Boies introduced into
the National Guard was the creation of a regi-
mental school for officers. This experiment at-
tracted considerable attention in military circles
and made him conspicuous throughout the en-



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