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Alben H. Boles of Oakford Passed Away At Home There Tuesday

Alben H. Boles, an old and respected citizen of Oakford passe3d away Monday, Dec.5, 1921, aged 80 years.

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


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