I have found online the following census records for two BOSTER families in Howell County, MO, in 1880:
Daniel J. Boster, 47, b. OH, farmer, father b. PA; mother VA
Felina F. Boster, wife, 45, b. MO, father b. KY; mother b. MO
John S. Boster, son, 25, b. MO
Harriet V. Boster, dau., 23, b. MO
Sarah L. Boster, dau., 20, b. MO
Samuel T. Boster, son, 18, b. MO
Sousan M. Boster, dau., 16, b. MO
Laura I. Boster, dau., 13, b. MO
Nettia E. Boster, "other," 7 months, b. MO
Marion Boster, 22, b. MO, farmer, father b. VA; mother OH
Nancy Boster, wife, 20, b. IL; both parents b. in MO
James Boster, son, 11 months, b. MO
Does anyone know if Marion BOSTER was a son of Daniel J. BOSTER or what his relationship was to Daniel J.?
Also, does anyone know if Laura I. BOSTER, shown as age 13, b. MO, enumerated as a daughter in Daniel J. BOSTER's household in 1880,in Howell County, MO, was the Laura I. BOSTER who became the second (possibly third) wife of William J. CARTER, M.D. and farmer? According to marriage records for Ozark County, MO (just west of Howell County), that are online, W. J. CARTER md. Laura I. BOSTER on 10 July 1877; however, I believe that the year should have been 1887. The 1900 Ozark County, MO, census for Richland Township, indicates that Laura I. CARTER was 32 years of age, married 13 years, had given birth to seven children with six still living in 1900.
I did not find William J. CARTER on the 1910 census for Ozark County. I plan to check Howell County to see if he can be found there in 1910. It's quite possible that he was deceased by 1910 because he was shown as 55 years of age on the 1900 Ozark County census. He was shown as being born in IL with both parents also born in IL.
Any information will be very much appreciated.
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