Moses Watson BOATRIGHT

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Male 1898 - 1973

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  • Born  12 Feb 1898  Emanuel County, GA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender  Male 
    Died  5 Oct 1973  Augusta, Richmond County, GA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried  Hillcrest Memorial Park, Augusta, GA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • Moses Watson BOATRIGHT (Matthew Brinson3, Reubin2, Daniel1), a son of Mozelle McKenzie and Matthew Brinson Boatright, was born on 12 February 1898 in Emanuel County, Georgia. He was named as a son, aged 3 years, in his parents? household in the 1900 Laurens County census, and as aged 12 years in the 1910 Emanuel County census. He also was listed as a surviving son in his father?s 1943 obituary, and as a brother in the obituaries of: Lucile Boatright Moore, 1939, Britton Benjamin Boatright, 1951, and Frank Rhen Boatright, 1952.

      A local newspaper noted that he was on the honor roll for 1911 at Hale?s Chapel School with his brother Willie and sisters, Lucile and Kate.

      He married Annie Bryant in Emanuel County on 26 November 1916. They were married by J. T. Lane, M.G. Annie was born on 3 January 1901 in Swainsboro, Emanuel County, Georgia, a daughter of Mary Elizabeth Chance and George Stevens Bryant.

      Moses registered for the World War I draft on 12 September 1918 in the 1333rd GMD, Emanuel County. The draft registration card provided the following information: Moses Watson Boatright; post office address: Rt. 1, Blun, Emanuel County, Georgia; age 20; born 13 February 1898; natural born citizen; occupation: farmer, share cropper, Blun; nearest relative: Annie Boatright, wife, Blun; signed M. W. Boatright; physical description: tall, medium build, gray eyes, and black hair.

      In the 1920 Emanuel County census, the family was enumerated as follows: M. W. Boatright, owned home, age 23, could read and write, born in Georgia, father and mother born in Georgia, farmer; Annie, wife, age 20, could read and write, born in Georgia, father and mother born in Georgia; and Arliss, son, age 2 years and 3 months, born in Georgia.

      The 1930 Richmond County census recorded the family residing in Augusta, as follows: Mose W. Boatwright, head, owned home valued at $5000, owned a radio, lived on a farm, age 32, married first at age 18, could read and write, born in Georgia, parents born in Georgia, city carrier for post office, wage earner, was working at time of the census, was not a veteran; Annie W., wife, housekeeper, age 29, married first at age 15, could read and write, born in Georgia, parents born in Georgia; Arlis D., son, age 11, attended school, could read and write, born in Georgia, parents born in Georgia; Eloise E., daughter, age 9, attended school, born in Georgia, parents born in Georgia; Emiry, son, age 8, attended school, born in Georgia, parents born in Georgia; Randall V., son, age 6, attended school, born in Georgia, parents born in Georgia; and, Lee O., son, age 4, born in Georgia, parents born in Georgia.

      Moses owned his home at 312 Reynolds Street in Augusta when the 1940 Richmond County census was taken. It was valued at $3000. The census included the following information: Watson Boatwright, answered census questions, head, age 42, widower, completed one grade of high school, born in Georgia, lived in the same house on 1 April 1935, was at work the week of 24 March, worked 40 hours the week of 24 March, mail clerk at post office, wage earner, worked 52 weeks in 1939, earned $2100 in 1939, had no other source of income in 1939; Arlis Boatwright, son, age 21, single, completed four grades of high school, born in Georgia, lived in the same house on 1 April 1935, was at work the week of 24 March, worked 40 hours the week of 24 March, electrician for electric company, wage earner, worked 52 weeks in 1939, earned $750 in 1939; Leo Boatwright, son, age 14, attended school, completed six grades of school, born in Georgia, lived in the same house on 1 April 1935, student, had no other source of income in 1939; Emory Boatwright, son, age 18, attended school, completed two grades of high school, born in Georgia, lived in the same house on 1 April 1935, student, had no source of income in 1939; and, Randall Boatwright, son, age 16, attended school, completed seven grades of school, born in Georgia, lived in the same house on 1 April 1935, student, had no source of income in 1939.

      The 1940 census recorded Annie living in a rented apartment at 425 Ellis Street. She was listed as: Annie Boatright, answered census questions, head, age 39, divorced, completed eight grades of school, born in Georgia, lived in the same place on 1 April 1935, seeking work the week of 24 March, unemployed for 3 weeks up to 30 March, worked at shirt factory mill, wage earner, worked 42 weeks in 1939, earned $336 in 1939, had no other source of income in 1939.

      M. W. was a member of Hawhammock Baptist Church and participated in church activities, including serving as church clerk and as a delegate to Union meetings. His name was included on the October 1926 and May 1938 lists of members of Hawhammock Baptist Church. A notation beside his name on the 1938 list stated that he was dismissed by letter on 16 November 1952. Also, in the church memorial for Lucille Boatright Moore, his sister, it was mentioned that the family was living in Augusta, Georgia in 1939.

      Moses became an active member in various postal union associations. In February 1945, he was elected president of Augusta Local 290, National Federation of Postoffice Clerks18 and, the following year, he was elected as the assistant to the secretary of Local 290 of the Georgia Federation of Postoffice Clerks. In his position as president of the local union, Watson announced that the annual ?gala? dinner meeting and dance was to take place. In June of 1946, he attended the annual convention of the Georgia Association of Postoffice Clerks at Macon. In that same year, he also was elected as a delegate from the Georgia Association to attend the convention of National Association of Postoffice Clerks in Milwaukee.

      Moses and Annie had five children:

      i. Arlis Dorsey BOATRIGHT
      ii. Eloise Evelyn BOATRIGHT
      iii. Randall Vernon BOATRIGHT
      iv. Leo BOATRIGHT
      v. Emory Grayson BOATRIGHT

      The date of the divorce between Annie and Moses is not yet determined, but they were listed in the same household in Polk?s 1930 and 1932 Augusta City Directories. Then, in 1933, a notice in an Augusta newspaper recorded that Superior Court ordered Moses to pay alimony:

      Alimony Granted
      Annie Bryant Boatwright was granted $12.50 alimony
      from M. W. Boatwright twice monthly by order of Judge
      A. L. Franklin in superior court here yesterday.
      The husband was given custody of five minor
      children, Arlis, Eloise, Emory, Randall and Leo
      Boatwright, and permitted to take charge of his house
      for himself and children. He was also ordered to pay
      $40 attorney?s fee.

      Following the alimony order, they were not recorded in the same household in the 1934 and 1935 Augusta directories. However, the 1936-1937 Augusta City Directory listed Moses, Annie, and 4 children residing at 447 Watkins St.; their son Arlis was listed separately at the same address. The 1937 and 1938 directories did not list Annie with Moses; the 1939 and 1940 directories included only Moses and three minor children residing at 312 Reynolds; and, once again, the 1941 city directory listed Moses and Annie residing together at the Reynolds Street address. After 1941, the city directories did not include Annie in the same household. During all of this time, Moses still was a clerk in the Post Office.

      After their divorce, both remarried. Annie married second Irwin Neely and was a resident of Canton, Texas, when her and Moses? son Emory died in 1972.

      Moses married second Minnie Bell Burnett. She was born on 20 September 1908 in Emanuel County and was married previously to Jasper Hubert Roberts. Minnie first appeared in the 1953 Augusta city directory with Moses.

      Minnie was chosen as a clerk from the First Ward for the November 1959 election.

      Moses died on 5 on October 1973 in Augusta, Georgia, and was buried in Hillcrest Memorial Park. His will bequeathed that Minnie should have a life estate in his home, an annuity, his automobile and his furniture.

      Minnie died in Augusta on 3 December 1981 and also was buried in Hillcrest Memorial Park.

      Annie died on 13 June 1984 in Augusta and also was buried in Hillcrest Memorial Park.
    Person ID  I129  Boatright Genealogy
    Last Modified  29 Dec 2013 

    Father  Matthew Brinson BOATRIGHT,   b. 3 Mar 1857, Emanuel County, GA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 Mar 1943, Swainsboro, Emanuel County, GA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother  Mozelle MCKENZIE,   b. 15 May 1860, Emanuel County, GA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Apr 1921, Emanuel County, GA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  Abt 1879 
    Family ID  F26  Group Sheet

    Family 1  Annie BRYANT,   b. 3 Jan 1901, Swainsboro, Emanuel County, GA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Jun 1984, Augusta, Richmond County, GA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  26 Nov 1916  Emanuel County, GA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Divorced  Abt 1933  Richmond County, GA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
    >1. Arlis Dorsey BOATRIGHT, Sr.,   b. 18 May 1918, Swainsboro, Emanuel County, GA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 Dec 2008, Marietta, Cobb County, GA Find all individuals with events at this location
    >2. Eloise Evelyn BOATRIGHT,   b. 24 Oct 1920, Swainsboro, Emanuel County, GA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Oct 1988, Augusta, Richmond County, GA Find all individuals with events at this location
    >3. Emory Grayson BOATRIGHT,   b. 17 Aug 1922, Emanuel County, GA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Dec 1971, Aiken County, SC Find all individuals with events at this location
    >4. Randall Vernon BOATRIGHT, Sr.,   b. 19 Jan 1924, Emanuel County, GA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Feb 1986, Augusta, Richmond County, GA Find all individuals with events at this location
    >5. Leo BOATRIGHT,   b. 24 Jan 1926, Emanuel County, GA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Aug 1972, Augusta, Richmond County, GA Find all individuals with events at this location
    Last Modified  29 Sep 2010 
    Family ID  F123  Group Sheet

    Family 2  Minnie Bell BURNETT,   b. 20 Sep 1908, Emanuel County, GA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 Dec 1981, Augusta, Richmond County, GA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Last Modified  29 Sep 2010 
    Family ID  F124  Group Sheet


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