Note: https://www.newspapers.com/newspage/86360822/ Pittsburgh Daily Post of Sunday, April 15, 1906, p2 has: BUSY LIFE IS ENDED; A. BION BOGGS DEAD. Manager for Many Years of Department Store of Boggs & Buhl. A. Bion Boggs, for many years general manager of the department store of Boggs & Buhl, Allegheny, died at the family residence, Avalon, early yesterday morning. He was 48 years old and was for two years prominent in the public and church affairs of his home. Mr. Boggs had been in poor health for some time. Friday his family felt that he had shown signs of improvement and were much encouraged. Then, without warning, he suddenly collapsed, became unconscious, and after lingering until 6:40 o'clock yesterday mprning, passed away. March 7 Mr. Boggs was taken to Philadelphia to undergo an operation, which physicians thought was the only chance of saving his life. At the hospital, the specialist decided there was no hope of a successful operation and Mr. Boggs was brought home in a special [RR-wbt] car. During his absence his family had moved to their new house on Dixon avenue. Avalon. Mr. Boggs had often remarked to the family that he afraid he would never be able to make an inspection of the new home. Mr. Boggs was born in Evans City, Butler county, and first began business in his father's store in Kennerdell [Venango Co., PA]. When he was 17 years old he came to Pittsburgh and entered the employ of Boggs & Buhl, the senior member, R. H. Boggs, being a relative. His ability soon placed him in a more responsible position and after a time became general manager. He was married to Miss Emma Gibson, of Allegheny. He became active in the Avalon Presbyterian Church and was elected a trustee, but because of many duties incidental to his business he resigned, though not before he had helped in the building of the new church, lately erected by that congregation. Mr. Boggs was a member of the Bon Avon council until two years ago. He saw the council through its fight for a sewage system and electric lighting, and it was largely through his efforts that the town achieved these benefits. His charitable work was conducted in a quiet way and it is said in Bon Avon that he so disliked publicity that ofthen people knew nothing of his contributions to worthy causes. He was a director of the Avalon bank. Many friends called at the Boggs home yesterday. Mrs. W. F. Gibson, of Winchester, Ill., a sister [Mora], arrived in the afternoon. Besides her, Mr. Boggs is survived by his wife and one son, Lawrence G. Boggs. The following brothers and sisters are also living: Hamilton De Lorma Boggs, of Chicago; J. P. Boggs of Cleveland; A. E. Boggs of East End, this city; [half-siblings] Charles C. Boggs of Avalon; Miss Edna E. Boggs and Miss Emma Boggs. The funeral will be held from the family residence tomorrow afternoon at 2 o'clock, and Rev. C. H. Dunlap, pastor of the Avalon Presbyterian Church, will officiate. The internment in Oakdale cemetery will be private. * * * See also http://buhlplanetarium2.tripod.com/bio/boggsbuhl.htm
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