Begin New Search
Refine Last Search
Cemetery Lookup
Add Burial Records
Help with Find A Grave

Find all Boorys in:
 • Prairie Lawn Cemetery
 • Wellington
 • Sumner County
 • Kansas
 • Find A Grave

Top Contributors
Success Stories
Community Forums
Find A Grave Store

Log In
Clara Elizabeth Felt Boory
Birth: Dec. 17, 1871
Hancock County
Illinois, USA
Death: Apr. 24, 1958
Sumner County
Kansas, USA

Mrs. Clara Elizabeth Felt Boory, 86, pioneer Sumner county woman and a resident of Wellington for fifty one years died in a local hospital. While she had been in failing health for some time, her condition had been serious for only the past month.

Clara, with her parents, came to Sumner county in the spring of 1893, settling on a farm five miles south of Wellington.

On September 1893 she made the run at the opening of the "Cherokee Strip" where she staked and approved a claim. Last fall, at Ponca City, Oklahoma, Clara attended a celebration of the strip opening and was honored as the only living woman to make the run and get a claim.

She married on October 22, 1896 to W.H. Boory at Wellington and lived in Oklahoma on the claim until July 29. 1901, moving to Sumner County to a farm four miles south of Wellington. She moved to Wellington in April 1907 to a home at 410 N. F where she lived for fifty one years.

Clara was one of nine children, all of whom preceded her in death. She was also preceded in death by her husband and an infant daughter.

Survivors include one son, Glenn W Boory and one daughter Mrs Clayton (Ruby) Diehl; three nephews Allan Felt, Wilbert Felt and Albert Felt and niece Ruth Felt.

Family links: 
  Cyrus Felt (1838 - 1918)
  Elizabeth Anderson Felt (1837 - 1917)
  William Henry Boory (1871 - 1933)*
  Mabel Boory (1899 - 1899)*
  Glenn William Boory (1901 - 1965)*
  Ruby Winona Boory Diehl (1906 - 1998)*
  John A. Felt (1860 - 1942)*
  Mary McKee (1861 - 1910)*
  Samuel Stephen Felt (1868 - 1955)*
  Eva R. Youngmeyer (1869 - 1949)*
  Clara Elizabeth Felt Boory (1871 - 1958)
  William A. Felt (1874 - 1904)*
  Andrew Cyrus Felt (1876 - 1933)*
  E. Lee Felt (1878 - 1937)*
*Calculated relationship
Prairie Lawn Cemetery
Sumner County
Kansas, USA
Created by: jrrmr910
Record added: Dec 08, 2005
Find A Grave Memorial# 12629253
Clara Elizabeth <i>Felt</i> Boory
Added by: jrrmr910
Clara Elizabeth <i>Felt</i> Boory
Added by: jrrmr910
Clara Elizabeth <i>Felt</i> Boory
Cemetery Photo
Added by: Rejeana
Photos may be scaled.
Click on image for full size.

- jrrmr910
 Added: Aug. 7, 2009

- HuntCoTx
 Added: Mar. 21, 2009

- God Bless & R.I.P. ~ Daughter Of An Angel ~
 Added: Aug. 28, 2008
There is 1 more note not showing...
Click here to view all notes...
This page is sponsored by: jrrmr910

Privacy Statement and Terms of Service