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Electia Emily "Peg" Minch Bolley
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Birth: Dec. 31, 1899
Lagrange County
Indiana, USA
Death: Jun. 25, 2002
Eaton County
Michigan, USA

Parents: John L Minch and Eldora "Dora" E. (Cook) Minch.

John married Eldora in 1885. At this time, she was an employee of the post-office at Howe.

1900 U.S. Census for Lima Township, LaGrange Co., Indiana (6 June):
John L Minch M 35 yrs, b. April 1865 Ohio; house painter
wife Eldora Minch F 35 yrs, b. July 1865 Ohio
dghtr Elsie L Minch F 14 yrs, May 1886 Indiana
dghtr Ethel M Minch F 11 yrs, b. July 1889 Ind.
son Earl L Minch M 8 yrs, b. April 1892 Ind.
son Eason J Minch M 6 yrs, b. April 1894 Ind.
dghtr Amanda C Minch F 4 yrs, b. Sept. 1896 Ind.
dghtr Electa E Minch F 4 mos, b. Jan. 1900 Ind.

They had 6 children, all living in 1900. They owned their home.

John and Dora had another child, Esther, b. in 1902 but she d. in 1907. She's buried in Riverside Cem., Howe, LaGrange Co., Indiana.

John and Dora had another child, John L., b. 1906 in Howe, LaGrange Co., Ind. who d. 1944. He is also buried in Riverside Cem. [This might be an error.]

1910 U.S. Census for Lima, Lagrange Co., Indiana:
John S Minch M 45y Ohio
wife Dora E Minch F 45y Ohio
dau Ethel M Minch F 19y Indiana
son Earl L Minch M 18y Indiana
son Eason J Minch M 16y Indiana
dau Amanda C Minch F 13y Indiana
dau Electia E Minch F 10y Indiana

Electia married Harold Joseph Bolley 16 Dec. 1920 in LaGrange Co., Indiana.

See husband Harold's memorial for the census records of their family.

Electia Emily "Peg" (Minch) Bolley was born in Howe, IN., December 31, 1899 and died June 25, 2002 in Dimondale, MI.

As she chose to be cremated, all whose lives Electia touched are invited to a memorial celebrated for her on Tuesday, July 2, at 7:00 p.m. at Lansing Central United Methodist Church.

After living a full life of 102 years, she watched the ages pass from "horse-and-buggy-days" to wondrous probing of outer space and greeted every change in awe of hope of even better things to come. Good times and hard times were a part of her life: a happy childhood, grieving, grieving when siblings and many friends died during the flu epidemic of 1918, seeing her brothers go off to WWI, burying her parents, all of her six siblings, her husband, and four of her six children ... her husband, Harold Joseph Bolley (1964); two sons: John Jacob (1989) and Donald Willard (1976); Donald's wife, Mary Beth (Reid) 1978); a daughter, Janice Jane (1961); and a baby son, Winthrop Lynn (1931).

Two daughters and daughter-in-law survive her: Jeanne Joy Snyder (Luvern), Joanne Joyce Gorsline, and John's wife Sonja. Also 11 grandchildren, 21 great-grandchildren.

"Peg" worked 28 years at the J.W. Knapp store (downtown Lansing) in the yard goods department retiring at age 72.
Family links: 
  John L. Minch (1865 - 1944)
  Eldora E. Cook Minch (1865 - 1943)
  Harold Joseph Bolley (1898 - 1964)*
  Ethel May Minch Haybarger (1889 - 1972)*
  Emanda Catherine Minch Fanning (1896 - 1973)*
  Electia Emily Minch Bolley (1899 - 2002)
*Calculated relationship
Cremated, Location of ashes is unknown.
Created by: J.D. Larimore
Record added: Oct 05, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 98328500

Rest in Peace
- J.D. Larimore
 Added: Oct. 5, 2012

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