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Caleb Thompson Boal
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Birth: Apr. 26, 1868
Pike Township
Clearfield County
Pennsylvania, USA
Death: Aug. 6, 1950
Clearfield County
Pennsylvania, USA

The Progress, Clearfield, Pa., Monday, August 7, 1950

Caleb T. Boal of Pike township, died at his home early Sunday morning, following an illness of seven months. He was 83.

The deceased was the last member of his immediate family.

These children survive him. Russell, West Orange, N.J.; Lester, Lake Parsippiny, N.J.; Willard, Clearfield; Mrs. Carrie Smay, Clearfield R.D.; and Mrs. Eva Infantini, Berkley Hieghts, N.J. Nineteen grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren also survive.

Funeral services will be held from the Leavy Funeral Home at 3:30 p.m. Wednesday. Rev. William Wood will officiate and burial will be in the Crown Crest Cemetery.

Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 p.m. today, Tuesday afternoon and evening, and until time of services.


BIO: Caleb T. BOAL, Clearfield County, PA
Contributed for use in the USGenWeb Archives by Judy Banja & Sally
Copyright 2005. All rights reserved.

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From Twentieth Century History of Clearfield County, Pennsylvania,
and Representative Citizens, by Roland D. Swoope, Jr.,
Chicago: Richmond-Arnold Publishing Company, 1911, pages 546 & 547.

CALEB T. BOAL, general farmer residing three miles northeast of Curwensville, Pa., on a farm of ninety acres situated in Pike Township, Clearfield County, was born is this township, April 26, 1868, and is a son of James and Elizabeth(Smeal) Boal.

James Boal was born and reared in Center County and remained there until he reached manhood, when he came to Clearfield County and for some years after his marriage to Elizabeth Smeal, lived on the George Smeal farm, afterward going to the West, where he died in 1877. His widow survived until February, 1901, dying at the age of seventy-two years. Her burial was in the Center Cemetery. She
was a daughter of Caleb Bailey and the widow of George Smeal. Two sons were born to James and Elizabeth (Smeal) Boal, Charles E. and Caleb T. The former was born December 25, 1865, and owns a one-half interest in the farm on which Caleb T. Boal resides, the latter owning the other one-half interest. On August 20, 1891, Charles E. Boal married Ella Cleaver, a daughter of Charles Cleaver, of Penn Township, and they have eleven children, namely: Lela, Orvis, Curtis, Maude, Elizabeth, Mary, Clark, Ai, Howard, Sarah and Mabel.

Cabel T. Boal obtained his education in the schools of Pike Township and has devoted himself to farm pursuits, continuing to live on the homestead. The substantial buildings on the place he has erected and has made many other excellent improvements. Thirty acres of the farm is still in valuable timber.

Mr. Boal raises the grains which do best in this climate, is also to some degree interested in growing stock, has fine orchards, and in fact is surrounded with all that necessarily contributes to a farmer's comfort and independence.

On August 27, 1895, Mr. Boal was married to Miss Anna B. Spencer, a daughter of E. Bellman Spencer, of Penn Township, and they have six children: Zeula, Pearl, Russell, all three of whom attend the public schools and are bright pupils, and Lester, Williard and Carrie. Mr. and Mrs. Boal are members of the Methodist Episcopal church, as were their parents. In politics Mr. Boal is a Republican. He is a member of the Curwensville Rural Telephone Company of Pike Township.


NOTE: The Bio states that Caleb was born in 1865 but the tombstone say 1866.

Thank you Marcia Lynne vonGunden (#47059326) for the wonderful bio for Caleb.

Middle name provided by Marcia Lynne vonGunden (#47059326). Thank you.

Mothers info provided by Cathy Harvey Siple (#47217671). Thank you.
Family links: 
  James Montgomery Boal (1840 - 1884)
  Mary Elizabeth Bailey Smeal (1828 - 1901)
  Annabell Spencer Boal (1873 - 1946)
  Winfield Scott Boal (1891 - 1970)*
  Zula Mary Boal (1896 - 1918)*
  Pearl Adaline Boal Read (1899 - 1933)*
  Russell Walter Boal (1902 - 1988)*
  Lester Gibson Boal (1904 - 1982)*
  Willard B Boal (1907 - 1971)*
  Carrie Melinda Boal Smay (1910 - 1994)*
  Maria Smeal Dressler (1848 - 1902)**
  Samuel Alfred Smeal (1850 - 1927)**
  Sarah Elizabeth Smeal Punchios (1852 - 1917)**
  Mary Malinda Smeal Reasinger (1853 - 1921)**
  Henry Barnett Smeal (1856 - 1877)**
  George Washington Smeal (1858 - 1922)**
  Charles Edward Boal (1865 - 1948)*
  Celia A. Boal Reasinger (1866 - 1918)**
  Caleb Thompson Boal (1868 - 1950)
  James H Boal (1872 - 1952)**
  Myrtle Ethel Boal Hall (1874 - 1961)**
*Calculated relationship
Crown Crest Memorial Park
Clearfield County
Pennsylvania, USA
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Caleb Thompson Boal
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