Decatur City, Decatur County, Iowa


William and Sarah (Gilmore) Boles

William Boles was born on February 23, 1828 [in Pennsylvania?]. It is believed that his father was also named William. William Boles was married on December 22, 1853, Homes County, Ohio, to Sarah Gilmore. Sarah, the daughter of Thomas Gilmore (1810-1901) and Dorothea (Young) Gilmore (1810-1864), was born December 18, 1892, in Holmes County, Ohio.

Sarah died at the age of 55 years on December 18, 1892, Decatur City, Iowa. William died at the age of 67 years on August 22, 1895, Decatur City, Iowa. They were interred at Wheelis (a.k.a. Tennessee) Cemetery northeast of Grand River in Richland Township, Decatur County, Iowa.
Back Row, L-R: Bertha, Charles, Walter, Ann, Wesley, Betty and Bill
Front Row, L-R: James, Mary, William and Ellen
William and Sarah were the parents of 11 known children:

1. Mary Alice Boles, b. 24 Nov 1854, Ohio; married 1876 Thomas Benton Ramsey (1846-1922); died 21 Apr 1940, Decatur City IA, inter. Van Wert Cemetery
2. James T. Boles, b. 1856, Iowa; died 1935, inter. Grand River Cemetery
3. Dorothea Ellen Boles, b. 19 Sep 1858, Iowa; married 1879 David T. Woods (1857-1933); d. 30 May 1932, Clarke Co. IA, inter. Wheelis Cemetery
4. Willliam Albert Boles, b. 00 Oct 1860, Iowa; married 1881 Emma Luella Emley (1865-1933); d. 1938, Iowa, inter. Wheelis Cemetery
5. Martha Elizabeth "Betty" Boles, b. 11 Jan 1864, Iowa; married 1881 Isaac R. "Ike" Foland (1860-1945); d. 15 Jul 1943, Decatur Co. IA, inter. Grand River Cemetery
6. Wesley Edwin Boles, b. 26 Jun 1865, Decatur Co. IA; married Bertha McKee (1866-1938); d. 05 Nov 1954, inter. Wheelis Cemetery
7. Walter David Boles, b. 13 Dec 1867, Decatur Co. IA; married 1895 Susie Dean (1877-1959); d. 00 Oct 1953, Decatur City IA, inter. Grand River Cemetery
8. Marian Ann Boles, b. ca. 1868, Decatur Co. IA; d. 1910
9. Charles Alvin "Charley" Boles, b. 20 Mar 1872, Decatur Co. IA; married 1894 Jennie A. Foland (1875-1944); d. 27 Apr 1951, Osceola IA, inter. Grand River Cemetery
10. Bertha Jane Boles, b. 1875/6; married Louis Warrick (1874- ); d. 1938

11. Sarah A. Boles, b. ca. 1878, Deatur Co. IA; d. 07 Mar 1881, aged 2y 7m, inter. Wheelis Cemetery

William and Sarah (Gilmore) Boles photograph courtesy of Jenni Boles Determann, February of 2016
Family Album *** Decatur County IAGenWeb