Boles, George Homer (December 5, 1882 - May 21, 1947)

Old-Timer George Boles Laid To

Rest Yesterday Resident Past 60 Years Passed Away Wednesday

Unknown - May 29, 1947

Funeral services were held yesterday morning at St. James Church for George H. Boles, 65, pioneer resident who came to this community 60 years ago. He passed away Wednesday morning shortly after 11:00 o'clock of a heart attack at his home on south Third street.

George Homer Boles was born in Jefferson City, Mo., on Dec. 5, 1882, the son of Lillian and Amzi Wheeler Boles. When about five years of age his parents moved to Wyoming and settled on Little Medicine where they homesteaded for about seven years, then they homesteaded on Little LaPrele, where he received his education.

At Douglas on Apr.. 27, 1903, he was united in marriage to Mary Housiaux Falkner. To this union was born two sons, Henry and Harry, and one daughter, Theresa.

His wife passed away Sept. 28, 1940 and his son, Harry, died Mar. 7, 1942, while serving with the army at Corvallis, Wash.

Left to mourn his passing are his son, Henry, his daughter, Theresa; two sisters, Ethelyn Butkovich of Los Angeles, Calif., and Lena Crandell of Denver; four brothers, Dell of Medicine Bow, Amzi of Wheatland, John of Los Angeles and Louis of Alberta, Canada. Also surviving are three step-children, Lola Fisher of Harrisburg, Pa., Lee Falkner of Philadelphia, Pa., and Emma Hintz of Douglas, and six step grandchildren.

Rosary services were held at 8:00 Sunday evening at the Hofman chapel.

Burial was yesterday in Douglas Park Cemetery. Pallbearers were Leonard Shaw, William Cross, T.U. Slonaker, Thomas Virden, Bob Edin and Burl Jones.


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