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Lela Fay Cox Bolen
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Birth: Aug. 23, 1879
Livingston County
Illinois, USA
Death: Jan. 10, 1956
Knox
Starke County
Indiana, USA

Alonzo Bolen married April 22, 1901 Lela Fay Cox. She was the daughter of Samuel Perry and Mary (Fry) Cox.

They had the following children:

1) Lois Mary Bolen (1902-1983). Lois Bolen joined the Methodist Church, 1915, in Ober, Starke County, Indiana. Lois Bolen married 1929 Chester Orr (1900-1988)
2) Foster Paul Bolen (1905-1963). Foster Bolen married 1931 Charlotte Lanway (1908-1990)
3) Harley Dorr Bolen (1907-1974) Harley Bolen married 1932 Mildred Edna Kober (1912-2003)
4) Joseph Vere Bolen (1912-1984). Vere Joseph Bolen (sic) joined the Methodist Church, 1920, in Ober, Starke County, Indiana. Joseph Bolen married 1939 Mrs. Yvonne Ann "Eve" (Donahue) Smulski

A. C. Bolen and his wife Lela and three of their children (Joseph wasn't born until 1912) are in the 1910 Census of Washington Township, Starke County, Indiana.

Lela Bolen joined the Methodist Church, 1914, in Ober, Starke County, Indiana.

Alonzo Bolen and his wife Lela and their four children are in the 1920 Census of Washington Township, Starke County, Indiana.

Alonzo C. Bolen, age 58, is in the 1930 Census along with his wife Lela F. Bolen, age 50. Son Joseph V. Bolen, age 17 and Mary A. Cox, age 75, mother of Lela Fay (Cox) Bolen.

Alonzo Bolen died September 8, 1937, Knox, Starke County, Indiana. Alonzo Bolen is buried at the Oak Park Cemetery, Knox, Starke County, Indiana.

1940 Census. Lela Bolen, Age 60, was in the household of her son Joseph Bolen, Washington Township, Starke County, Indiana.

Widow Lela Fay (Cox) Bolen lived in the family farmhouse west of Ober, Indiana, with her son Joe Bolen, Joe's wife Eve and their baby daughter, Joy Bolen, who was born December 1940. About January 1941, the house burned to the ground. Joe and Eve went out for the first time after Joy's birth. Grandma Bolen was babysitting. The fire started. Grandma carried Joy out in a basket of dirty clothes—all that was saved. Joe and Eve, with Joy, then lived in "the little house" about 100 yards west of the burned house before the new house was built. The "little house" had a dirt floor and no plumbing. Grandma Bolen never lived in the new houes. Grandma Bolen got an apartment in town, Knox, Indiana, next door to where she later lived. The house is still there (2012) on Washington Street, south side of the street, 1st block east of Route 35, Knox, Starke County, Indiana. GPS location of the house is N 41.29841 W 86.62003.

Widow Lela Fay (Cox) Bolen died in January 10, 1956. She was buried next to her husband at the Oak Park Cemetery, Knox, Starke County, Indiana. 
 
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 Parents:
  Samuel Perry Cox (1852 - 1926)
  Mary Elizabeth Fry Cox (1853 - 1936)
 
 Spouse:
  Alonzo Carlton Bolen (1872 - 1937)*
 
 Children:
  Lois Mary Bolen Orr (1902 - 1983)*
  Foster Paul Bolen (1905 - 1963)*
  Harley Dorr Bolen (1907 - 1974)*
  Joseph Vere Bolen (1912 - 1984)*
 
 Siblings:
  O. Myrtle Cox Farrar (1873 - 1935)*
  Bertha Arilla Cox Tuesburg (1875 - 1963)*
  Merril M. Cox (1878 - 1951)*
  Lela Fay Cox Bolen (1879 - 1956)
  Glenn Gail Cox (1881 - 1955)*
  Iva Lula Cox King (1884 - 1918)*
  Ona May Cox (1885 - 1929)*
  Wilder E. Cox (1890 - 1945)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Oak Park Cemetery
Knox
Starke County
Indiana, USA
Plot: N 41.28006 W 86.62700
 
Maintained by: Todd Bolen
Originally Created by: Jackie & Ralph
Record added: Nov 25, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 62151637
Lela Fay <i>Cox</i> Bolen
Added by: Jackie & Ralph
 
 
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- Jackie & Ralph
 Added: Aug. 29, 2012
 
 
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