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Harley Dorr Bolen
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Birth: Jun. 1, 1907
Starke County
Indiana, USA
Death: Jan. 21, 1974
Oak Park
Cook County
Illinois, USA

Harley Bolen went to grade school in Ober, Starke, Indiana. His father had taught in this school. He went to high school in Knox, Indiana. Sometime he would hitch a ride on the Nickoplate railroad to get to Knox. Harley was captain of the basketball team. He was, even when older, a good "two hand set shooter" He didn't put much arch on the ball because in high school they played in a gym with a low ceiling. He was class president and often mentioned in the high school year book. (Which I have)
After graduating from high school Harley Bolen came to Chicago. Harley Bolen lived with his older brother Foster Bolen, who I think was working then, or later, at the Worlds Fair. Harley worked for a time for the Peoples Gas Light and Coke Company, I think, as a meter reader.

Harley Dorr Bolen married Mildred Edna Koberstine. She met Harley Bolen July 10, 1930 playing pee wee golf. On December 17, 1932, she married Harley Dorr Bolen. They had two children, Lois and Todd.

Harley Bolen Obituaries

"Oak Leaves", January 30, 1974, page 53.

Harley Bolen
Services for Harley D. Bolen, 66, of 829 East Av., were conducted Jan. 23 at Drechsler-Brown Funeral Home by the Rev. William Frank of Oak Park Christian Church. Born in Knox, Ind., he died Jan. 21 at home.
Mr. Bolen, who lived in the village 35 years, was the husband of Mildred (Kober), a 50 year village resident; father of Lois (Don) Stange of Napeleon, Ohio, and Todd (Mary) of Wheaton; grandfather of Jean and Lynn Stange, Scott and Tyler Bolen.
Burial was at Glen Oak Cemetery.
Mr. Bolen was a member of the Painters and Decorators Union for many years.
 
 
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 Parents:
  Alonzo Carlton Bolen (1872 - 1937)
  Lela Fay Cox Bolen (1879 - 1956)
 
 Spouse:
  Mildred Edna Kober Bolen (1912 - 2003)*
 
 Siblings:
  Lois Mary Bolen Orr (1902 - 1983)*
  Foster Paul Bolen (1905 - 1963)*
  Harley Dorr Bolen (1907 - 1974)
  Joseph Vere Bolen (1912 - 1984)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Oakridge-Glen Oak Cemetery
Hillside
Cook County
Illinois, USA
Plot: N 41.86091 W 87.88377
 
Created by: Todd Bolen
Record added: Sep 29, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 77265961
Harley Dorr Bolen
Added by: Todd Bolen
 
Harley Dorr Bolen
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Added by: Linda Miller
 
 
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