Bio: Boardman, Samuel Cooper (1829 - 1900)
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Surnames: Boardman, Owen, Duncan, Pulver, Porter, Sheffer, Straight, Arnold, Allen, Sturgeon, Burke, Hill, Seers, Street, Clair

----Source: Neillsville Clark County Advocate March 21, 1864





Surveyor and General Land Agent

Neillsville,                Wisconsin,


Will select pine and farming lands; pay taxes for non-residents.--protect their interest from trespassers, and look up titles in Clark and adjoining counties.


This Ad above ran in the Clark County Advocate,

21 Mar 1864


Published in Neillsville, Clark Co., Wisconsin

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----Source: This political announcement ran in the "Clark County Republican & Press", 10/29/1872: Family records of Allen J. Boardman


Republican candidate for Coroner, has passed through two or three hot political campaigns in Clark County, Wisconsin, unscathed! What more can be said for a man? We want him for Coroner, because it will be so appropriate for him to conduct the inquest over the political sore heads who are certain to be slaughtered next Tuesday.



----Sources: 1860 United States Federal Census, Year: 1860; Census Place: Pine Valley, Clark, Wisconsin; Roll: M653_1401; Page: 71; Image: 1880 United States Federal Census, Year: 1880; Census Place: Neillsville, Clark, Wisconsin; Roll: T9_1419; Family History Film, 1880 Federal Census; International Genealogical Index; WI State Historical Society - Birth & Death & Marriage Records : Pre - 1907; Wisconsin Deaths, 1820-1907.


Samuel Cooper Boardman was born, 10 July 1829 in Covert, Seneca, New York, United States, the son of Rachel Cooper and Russell Boardman.  28 February 1862,, he married Dyantha Diantha /Streight Straight, in Neillsville, Clark, Wisconsin.  He passed away, 16 June 1900 in Neillsville, Clark, Wisconsin, United States


Oct. 1849: arrived in Columbus, WI 1850 fed. census; Columbus, Columbia, WI; 21 y.o.; living with the Owen family Jun. 1850: arrived in Waushara county, WI Dec. 1852: arrived in Clark county, WI; one of the 1st settlers Wis. Land Office Records; Clark county: Samuel C. Boardman: 1865: 80 acres 1870: 160 acres 1870: 160 acres 1872: 200 acres 1860 fed. census; Pine Valley (includes towns of Lynn, Hewett, Mentor), Clark, WI; 30 yrs; "S. C. Boardman"; born in NY; lumberman; D.C. (Duncan?) McDonald is on this same census; 1880 fed. census; , Clark, WI; Boardman, Samuel C. (10 JUL 1829 - 16 JUN 1900) S.C. Boardman, one of the oldest residents of Neillsville, Clark County, died at his home in this city Saturday morning, June 16, 1900.It is thought that Mr. Boardman was probably the earliest settler residing in the county at the time of his death, having come into this vicinity in Dec. 1852. While not having engaged in active business for several years, he continued to keep in touch with local affairs and was well known by nearly everybody for miles around. Samuel C. Boardman was born in Barrington, Yates Co., N.Y., July 10, 1829. He came to Columbus, Wis. in Oct. 1849, and removed to Waushara County in June 1850. He resided there about two years, when he came upon Black River, where he went through the varied experiences of the pioneer and lumbering days, engaging in mercantile and saw mill business and taking an active part in business and political affairs. He was the first postmaster in Clark County and helped to organize civilization in this then wilderness. Mr. Boardman was a Free Mason of high standing he was always at home in the lodge room, all the tenets and traditions of Masonry were dear to his heart, and he never tired of teaching novitiate of the order. The funeral was held at the house, Monday afternoon with Masonic ceremonies Black River Lodge No. 32, A.O.U.W., of which he was a member, joining. His wife and daughter Frankie, who have so faithfully ministered to the father's comfort during his declining years have the sincere sympathy of their wide circle of friends. Among the relatives from abroad who attended the funeral were : Mrs. Caroline Pulver, of Rockford, Ill. Mrs. M. Porter, of Columbus, Wis. sisters of Mrs. Boardman, Mrs. D. B. Johnson, of Merrillan W. H. Sheffer and son of Alma Center Mr. and Mrs. Geo. Straight of Eau Claire L.A. Arnold, of Minneapolis and C. B. Arnold and wife, of Marshfield. Source: The Clark Republican and Press Date: 1-12-1882 S. C. Boardman, ex-treasurer of the county, appeared before the county board yesterday and asked that the judgments held against him by the county, amounting to $9,566.66, be cancelled, for the reason that he was not justly indebted to the county, the deficiency for which he was held having been the result of the dishonest practices of his deputy, W. C. Allen, and for the further reason that he was unable to pay the amount demanded or any other amount to the county. The matter was referred to a special committee, the report of which was not favorable to granting the petition, and it was finally denied by the board. S. C. BOARDMAN, retired, Neillsville, born in Yates Co., N. Y., July 10, 1849, on coming West, went to farming in Columbia County; 1853, came to Neillsville. At O'Neill's old tavern, met there some of the men of those times, such as James Sturgeon, James Burke and George Hill. He was engaged in the woods for the first few years, and then went into the land business, having taken a Government survey with E. Seers previous to this time. He went to surveying, and carried it on until 1868; in 1876, entered the mercantile business; retired and took a trip to Colorado. In 1862, married Miss Diantha Street, of Allegany Co., N.Y. They have two children, Frankie E. and S. Clair. He belongs to the Masonic Lodge, A. F. & A. M. and the A. O. U. W.



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