George and Josie L. Borden,Their Story
George Borden( Boydon) was born in Pennsylvania , in 1858 to parents Franklin Boydon (Jan. 28,1825-Sept. 15,1893= Pennsylvania) and Ellen (Johnson) Boydon( Jan.12,1839-July 3,1899 =Ireland). His parents were married in Tioga Co. Pennsylvania in 1856, both of Irish Descent. The family lived in Pennsylvania in the 1860 census, and father listed as farmer. It appears that they moved to Caldwell Co. Missouri, by the time of the 1870 census, but unable to find specifics on that aspect. The parents both died in Caldwell Co. Missouri and are buried in Bowman Cemetery ,Hamilton, Mo.
George was the oldest of 7 children in the 1880 census, two boys and 5 girls. George Borden(Boydon) married Josephine Lydia “Josie” Streeter on February 22,1881 in Hamilton, Missouri.
In the census of 1900,1910,1920,and 1930 George and Josie lived in and around Hamilton, Missouri. No children were ever listed in the census. George died in Jan. 1935 of a cerebral hemorrhage, and was listed as a machinist on the certificate of death.
Josephine Lydia (Streeter) Borden was born on March 15,1864 in Hamilton, Missouri to parents Judson Horace Streeter (1844-1924) and Maria Frances (Cox) Streeter,(1848-1934). Both are buried in Highland Cemetery, Hamilton , Mo.
During her father’s service in the “Civil War” the family lived with “Grandpa” Horace Streeter, she and sister Laura, the rest of family with “Grandpa” Daniel Cox, and Betty Dodge in Kingston.
In the “Bertha Booth Interviews of 1934, Josie Borden ,then age 70 talked about the “Streeters of the Dodge District. She attended school at the Dodge(Independence) School. She remembers her Uncle John Cox, driving the stage coach that passed her home.
Josie Streeter died in 1942 and is buried in Highland Cemetery, Hamilton.
Josephine “Josie “ Streeter will also be mentioned in the “Streeter Family” story along with her large family.