Civil War Veteran Dead
He was born in Harding County Kentucky in April 1841. In 1851 he moved with his parents, John and Mary Ella Reed Boles, to Hart County Kentucky, where he grew to manhood.
He enlisted Nov.6, 1861 and served to the end of the war with the 27th Kentucky Volunteer Infantry.
In March 1873 he came to Illinois and was married to Ruth B. Murrey. To this union were born six children, one of whom died in infancy. The widow and five children survive. The surviving children are Mrs. Ada Watkins and Mrs. Lena Winters of Oakford, Chas. Boles of Jefferson City Mo., Alice R. Kesler of Coaldaln, Alta, Canada, and Harry H. Boles of Falen Oregon. Four grand children and one great grand son, two brothers Will Boles of Pawnee Okla., and George of the state of Washington, two sisters, Mollie Bemgardner of Blackwell Okla., and Eliza Ann Brooks of Indianapolis Ind., also survive. Mr. Boles has been confined to his bed for the past five and a half years. He bore his suffering patiently and was kind hearted and sympathetic to all. Funeral services were held at the residence Tuesday afternoon, Dec.6 at 2 o'clock, Rev. J.Bralnard Brown of Petersburg officiating. Interment was made in Oakford cemetery.
The family wishes to thank the friends who have lent their assistance during their fathers long illness and death.
Submitted by: Meli Calkins
Petersburg Observor, January, 10, 1958
Mrs Dora Turner Boles, a longtime resident of the Petersburg community, died Wednesday morning, January 8 at Memorial Hospital, where she had been a patient since October 17. She was sixty two years old.
Mrs Boles was born in Illinois February 28, 1895, a daughter of John O and Mary Custer Turner. In February 1950, she was united in marriage with Charles Boles, a manual arts teacher, in Brownwood, Texas. They lived there for some time, later moving to Van Buren, Arkansas, where Mr Boles died in 1954.
For many years, Mrs Boles made her home with Iona Peterson, west of Petersburg and she was employed in the Robbins Company store here. She was a member of the First Christian church, the Iscah Class of that church and of the Rebecah Lodge.
Surviving is one sister Mrs Gifford Ortman of Petersburg and one half brother, Reuben Winters of Ponca City, Oklahoma.
The body is at the Satorius Funeral Home. Announcements regarding the date and time of funeral services will be made later.
Submitted by: Denny Custer