February 17, 1903: Boyertown's Ingenues Attend White House Reception


By Margaret Leidy Harner from her book One Day at a Time: A Social History of Boyertown, PA.

February 17, 1903: Florence and Edna Boyer, daughters of Mr. and Mrs. James K. Boyer of Boyertown, attended a reception at the White House this afternoon that was given by Mrs. Theodore Roosevelt and her daughter Alice. Edna, a student at Washington College in Washington D.C., is an accomplished musician and vocalist.

Update: Edna had a lead role in the play “The Scottish Reformation” at the Rhoads Opera House on January 13, 1908. She and her youngest brother Keely, who was also in the cast, both died in that holocaust.

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