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Albert C. Boshart was born on 25 May 1847 in Lowville, Lewis co., NY, a son of Garrett Boshart and Mary Ann Schull. He had a twin brother named Albert G. Boshart. Albert C. Boshart lived in Lowville, spent his summers in the Adirondacks and his winters in California. At one time he owned the Arrowhead Hotel on Fourth Lake and he was a pioneer in the development of the Inlet region. Albert was married in 1868 to Caroline Moshier. She was born in May 1849 and died in 1927, a daughter of John G. Moshier and Sarah Merriman of Lowville. Albert died 14 Jan 1939 in Utica.
Albert and Caroline had two children with only one surviving in 1900 and likely died in early childhood. Their suviving child was John M. Boshart (born Nov 1869) who was married about 1893 to Ella D. (or P.?) (b. Aug 1870). John was a Cigar Manufacturer and he and Ella apparently had no children.
From: The Journal and Republican (Lowville, Lewis Co., NY) Thursday, March 23, 1939
Lowville Churches Receive Legacies
Presbyterian and Baptist Societies to receive $10,000 each from Estate of A.C. Boshart
Two Lowville churches and an Inlet church will each receive $10,000 and the Lowville library and the Lewis County General Hospital will each receive $5,000 from the estate of the late Albert C. Boshart of Inlet, formerly of Lowville.
These bequests, totaling $40,000 will be made after the death of a son, John M. Boshart, who receives life use of the incomes from these funds under terms of the elder Mr. Boshart's will admitted to probate in Hamilton County.
Mr. Boshart, whose ancestors were among the first settlers of Lowville and who resided here for many years, gave to the First Presbyterian church of Lowville, in memory of his father and mother, Garrett and Mary Ann Boshart, the sum of $10,000 to remain intact forever and the income there from to be used for general church expenses.
He gave to the Baptist Church of Lowville, in memory of his wife, Caroline L. Boshart, and equal sum of $10,000, to remain intact forever and the income there from to be used for general church expenses.
To the Presbyterian church at Inlet known and designated as "The Chapel of the Lakes," he gave the sum of $10,000 in memory of himself and his wife, Caroline L. Boshart. This bequest was conditioned upon the same conditions as the other bequests.
Mr. Boshart gave to the Lowville Free Library the sum of $5,000 in trust, the income there from to be used for the general expenses of the library. This was given in memory of himself and his wife, Caroline L. Boshart.
He also gave to the board of supervisors of Lewis County as the governing board of the Lewis County Public General Hospital, the sum of $5,000, the income there from to be used for the general expenses of the hospital. This bequest was also in memory of himself and his wife.
Mr. Boshart also made several other bequests to his employees and friends.
The petition for the probate of his will states that he held real property in excess of the sum of $5000 and personal property in excess of that amount. It is known that he was the owner of a considerable amount of real property in Utica and at Inlet in Hamilton County which is expected to be ample to cover the bequests under the will.
Mr. Boshart's will was drawn in 1927 and witnessed by William J. Milligan, president of the Lewis County Trust Company, and B. Brayton Johnson. Perry G. Williams of Lowville is named executor and trustee of the estate. To his will he added codicils, none of which however effected the public bequests named in the original document.
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