Horace Boardman disappears in 1876

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Horace Boardman disappears in 1876 - to as of chll- A MYSTERIOUS DISAPPEARANCE. Mr....
to as of chll- A MYSTERIOUS DISAPPEARANCE. Mr. Horace Boardman has strangely disap peared from his home in Dupage Township. Will County, where for over forty years he has continuously continuously resided, having settled there with the pioneers of 'his section of the State when he waa about 16 years of age. He has been widely and well known, and bis msyterious absence, now continued for three weeks, is the single theme of comment in tne neignoornood. i ne aarne suddenly suddenly disappeared, not even his wife and children knew that he was going away. He has not Leen heard ot since, notwithstanding the most diligent inquiry as to his whereabouts. No reason can be conceived of by bis family for this unaccountable step, if indeed it has been taken voluntarily. His nnnnciai condition was good, as ne nad a large, valuable farm, without encumbrance. Aa to his health, bhysical and mental, no uneasiness of anv kind has ever been felt by his friends. The fears of some terrible crime, accounting for the otherwise otherwise unexplicable absence, have steadily gained ground as the days have passed. He was last seen in cmcago. three weeks ago last Thursday, the day he left home, and at that time was standing standing near the Chicago and Alton depot It would appear that he came to the city by that road, a tact which, in the careful examination to which his last known acts ore being subjected by his friends and neighbors, is regarded as singular, as it was always his custom to take the Burlington Burlington and Quincy. a much shorter route. To aid in the attempt to discover the gentleman the following following description is given: Mr. Boardman is 56 years of age: gray hair, almost bald above the forehead: gray beard, and is about 5 feet 7 inches In height, a little stoop-shouldered, stoop-shouldered, stoop-shouldered, and spare in body, with thin (ace; no mustache; wore his working clothes away with him gray eoat and vest and light felt hat

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  1. The Inter Ocean,
  2. 19 Sep 1876, Tue,
  3. Page 8

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