My great-grandmother was Maude Eppa Blanche Boone (1891-1973). My memories of her are of an old lady who played hide-and-seek and would wander out of the house to collect flowers along the roadside. Yet, she had a lineage that is written of in history books. The George Boone III family were Quakers who left England in the early 1700s to escape religious persecution. They settled in Pennsylvania, worked for William Penn, attended church with the grandparents of Abraham Lincoln (and married into the Lincoln family), and begat generations of scholars, soldiers, and pioneers. The most famous family member is the frontiersmen Daniel Boone. Maude’s father – Samuel Simon Boone (1835-1916) – was a farmer from Indiana who fought in the Civil War and then settled in the Ozarks of Missouri to live out his days.
Samuel Simon Boone is burried at Hilo Cemetery in Missouri.
His family line is listed on his grave marker.
Samuel Simon Boone during the Civil War. The letter he wrote to Col. Elmer Ellsworth is part of the Rosenbach collection. *Samuel would later name his son Elmer.
Samuel Simon Boone and his wife Isabelle Collins Keith (1847-1922) in front of their cabin in Missouri.
Samuel in his later years.
Samuel Simon Boone and his wife, Isabelle Collins Keith
My great-grandmother Maude with her brother Elmer Kenady Boone. Photograph says the baby is Elmo- but I’m not sure whose he was.
Maude Eppa Blanche Boone
Maude on her wedding day to Ewing Prock.
Maude in her later years.
Maude’s Grave Marker