Sunday, June 3, 2018

The Last Employer of Ben b.1824

Copyright 2018 Martin W Boling

It is documented by a newspaper obituary that Ben was a foreman at the Madison Woolen Mills of Madison Indiana in the 1880s. It was located at the corner of West St and Second St. That is just one block south of Main St in the downtown business district.

"Wool was cleaned and dyed before being sent to the carding room where carding machines typical of pioneer mills prepared the fibers for spinning. Large revolving cylinders shaped the wool into a flat web of brushed fleece similar to cotton batting. Rollers then divided it into yarn-like ropes, which were wound onto large spools. The spools were mounted on machines that extended and twisted the ropes into finished yarn. Yarns were then arranged on a reel and rewound onto loom beams."   Excerpt from the Watkins Woolen Mills web site

Monday, May 28, 2018

Ben Bio

My new posting today is a brief biography I wrote many years ago about my research into my GG-grandpa Benjamin Page Boling b.1824 - d.1885. He is buried in the Scotland Indiana cemetery. It was an interesting trek following his story.
The link at the top of this post will take you to a page where you can view the first page of a pdf file. You must download the file to view all four pages.
There are three Benjamin ancestors in our family:
Ben b.1754 had a son
Ben b.1776 had a son
Ben b.1824 subject of this biography.
PS: Ben's birth name was spelled "Bolin" like his father. But his tombstone reads "Boling"