A  Shelby  County,  Indiana,  Newspaper
Date of death:  March 18, 1923 --------

          Funeral services for the late  John M. Boals, eighty-nine years old, who died at this home in Brandywine township, near the Herring Mill, Sunday morning, were held at the Center M. E. church this afternoon at 2:00 o'clock, the Rev. W. E. Burkher officiating.  The pal-bearers were as follows:  George W. Holmes,  George Huff,  Charles R. Ray,  Gus Thomas,  and  Elmer Herring.  The burial was made in the church cemetery in charge of Charles M. Ewing  funeral director.
          Mr. Boals was one of Shelby county's "grand old men" and his death is the cause of much sadness through the community in which he resided.  He had always followed the occupation of farming until a few years ago, when he retired on account of his advanced age.  His many deeds of kindess, which he had rendered during his life, will always linger in the memory of those who knew him.
Contributed by Melinda Weaver

A  Shelby  County  Newspaper
Saturday, July 26, 1919
                    DIED  FRIDAY  NIGHT
          Mrs. Fannie Boles, 49 years old, died at her home in Fountaintown last night at 8:5 o'clock, following an attach of typhoid fever.  Besides her husband,  Perry Boles,  two daughters and two sons are left.
          Mrs. Boles had been in a critical condition for the last few weeks and little hope was given by the attending physician for her recovery.  She was one of the well-known women of VanBuren township and her death is a blow to a large number of friends in addition to relatives.
          Surviving with the husband are two sons,  William Boles,  of VanBuren township, and  Donald,  at home; two daughters,  Mrs. Minnie Justus,  of VanBuren township, and  Mrs. Lela Wicker,  of Carthage.  Her aged father,  James Sampson, of Morristown, and sister, Verda Sampson  are also left.  Four grandchildren survive.  Mrs. Boles was born in Rush couty and married to Mr. Boles about thirty years ago.  One daughter, Mabel,  is dead.
          Funeral services will be held Sunday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock from the Fountaintown Christian Church, the Rev. Ernest Addison, of Knighttown, officiating, assisted by the Rev. Russell Gwyn, of Fountaintown.  Burial will be in the Mt. Lebanon cemetery in charge of Max Herrlich & Son of New Palestine.
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming

The  Shelby  Democrat
Thursday December 12, 1901
Page 3, column 3
          Margaret E., wife of John M. Boals, died at her home four miles west of the city in Brandywine township, at 12:30 a.m., Thursday, December 5th, aged 61 years. She was married to Mr. Boals March 11, 1875.  To them were born four children, who with the husband survive her.
Contributed by Barb Huff for Phyllis Fleming

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