|Birth: ||Dec. 4, 1877|
|Death: ||Oct., 1967|
Park Bolon was born in Barnesville, Belmont Co, Ohio on Dec. 4, 1877 (the headstone date is an error), but by the time he was three, his family was living in Union, Pottawatomie, Kansas. As a young man, he was again living in Ohio, in the town of Beaver in Noble County.
By 1908, he had moved to Sentinel, Washita County, Oklahoma, where he married Ida J. Murphy. There he built the Bolon Building, which included his hardware store, the town newspaper, and the post office. This building still stands, and the name BOLON and the date 1908 is displayed on the pediment. In Sentinel, Park had a car dealership, was the International Harvester Dealer, had the post office contract, ran a hardware store and farmed.
He and Ida had three children, Richard Dewitt (1909-1947), Georgia Olive (1811-1977), and Sadie Marguerite (1913-1983).
Park and Ida were divorced in 1919 and he kept the children with him.
By 1940, they had moved to Arizona as Park had heard there was good land for growing cotton there, and partly in concern for Dewitt's health. Sadly, Dewitt died of TB in September of 1947.
In Arizona, Park bought some good land and grew cotton and alfalfa, raised prize Hereford cattle, and ran a hardware store in the nearby town of Eloy. He raised bees and harvested honey. He was a hard-working and enterprising man for all of his life.
He became ill and was taken to his daughter's home in Phoenix and died shortly thereafter in October of 1967.
Dewitt Clinton Bolon (1848 - 1932)
Ida J Murphy Titus (1889 - 1962)
Warren Cole Bolon (1876 - 1961)*
Richard Dewitt Bolon (1909 - 1946)*
Georgia Olive Bolon (1911 - 1977)*
Sadie Marguerite Bolon (1913 - 1979)*
Greenwood Memory Lawn Cemetery
Created by: Cerelle Bolon
Record added: Feb 24, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 85678775