Merced Sun Star [Merced, CA]
Friday, Oct. 16, 1964

Mendota Canal Yields Man's Body

Gustine -- The body of John Boggs, 54, Newman, was found in the Delta-Mendota canal near the Bunker Road crossing, about four miles south of hear, this morning. The body was sighted by a canal employee.

Stanislaus County sheriff's officer said William Miller of Newman reported to police in Newman he had seen Boggs body floating in the canal early Monday morning. Miller, according to officers, reported he recognized the man, a personal friend, who had become despondent. Bogg's pickup trick was found abandoned about two miles from Newman.

The body was taken to Davis-Hansen Funeral Chapel in Newman.
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The Gustine Standard [Gustine, CA]
Oct. 22, 1964

Final Rites For John C. Boggs.       [Note, John C. Boggs, not John S. Boggs]

Services were conducted last week for John C. Boggs, 54, a lifetime native of Newman, California. His body was discovered Oct. 12 in the Delta Mendota Canal near the Bunker Road crossing.

Boggs was a cowboy in this area all his life except for a period when he served his country during World War ll.

Interment was in Hills-Ferry Cemetery following services held at the Davis-Hansen Funeral Chapel in Newman.

He is survived by two sisters, Mrs. Evelyn B. Gilleman Oakland and Mrs. Luella B. Talbott of Honolulu, Hawaii.
 

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