Boles, Mary Magdalene (Housiaux Falkner) (March 22, 1875 - September 28, 1940)
Mrs. George Boles Dies At the
Hospital Saturday Came to Wyoming in 1886, Mother of Five Children Funeral Monday
Douglas Budget - October 3, 1940Mrs. George Boles, pioneer Converse county resident for over fifty-four years, passed away at the Douglas hospital about 6 o'clock a.m., last Saturday following a two-year period of illness. Since July 16 she had been bedfast and suffered much. She was removed to the hospital September 3 and gradually lost strength until death came.
Funeral services were held from the Catholic church Monday morning at 10 o'clock, the Rev. Fr. Lawrence officiating. Pallbearers were T.B. Virden, Thomas Sullivan, John Hillman, W.H. Cross, R.J. Price and Charles Bowman. Interment was in Douglas cemetery.
Rosery services were held at the Hofmann Chapel Sunday evening.
Mary Magdalene Housiaux was born in Cheyenne, Wyo., March 22, 1875, the daughter of John and Sylvia Housiaux. She first came to Converse county as a child of eleven when her parents settled on a ranch in the Upper LaPrele valley in May 1886, making the trip to their new home by covered wagon.
She became the wife of Archie Falkner in March of 1894, the marriage taking place at the parental ranch home. To this union four children were born. They are Mrs. Lola Fisher of Harrisburg, Pa., Lee Falkner of Burlington, N.C., Mrs. Emma Hintz of Douglas, and Mrs. Rose Logan, who passed away at Kane, Wyo., in September, 1931. Mr. Falkner died in 1901.
On April 12, 1902, she married George Boles at Douglas, to which union three children were born, Henry Boles, Miss Tessa Boles, and Harry Boles, all of Douglas.
Mrs. Boles moved in from the ranch in the spring of 1913 and has made her home here since that time except for a year and a half spent in Denver six months preceding her death.
Mrs. Boles was a member of the Royal Neighbors of America. A Christian woman, kind neighbor and loving mother and wife, she was held in high esteem by all who knew her.
Aside from the sons and daughters noted above, she is survived by her husband; one sister, Mrs. Rose O'Brien of Douglas; two brothers, John and Phil Housiaux of Douglas, and the following grandchildren; Bobby Hintz of Tulso, Ariz., Jimmie Hintz of Douglas, Mrs. Florence Louis and Miss Lois Fisher of Harrisburg, Pa., Miss Esther Logan of Lovell, Wyo., and Josephine Ryan of Douglas.
A nephew and niece by marriage who were here for the funeral Monday were Mr. and Mrs. Victor Housiaux of Rapid City, S.D.