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 Clara Elizabeth <I>Felt</I> Boory

Clara Elizabeth Felt Boory

Hamilton, Hancock County, Illinois, USA
Death 24 Apr 1958 (aged 86)
Wellington, Sumner County, Kansas, USA
Burial Wellington, Sumner County, Kansas, USA
Memorial ID 12629253 · View Source
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Mrs. Clara Elizabeth Felt Boory, 86, pioneer Sumner county woman and a resident of Wellington for fifty one years died in a local hospital. While she had been in failing health for some time, her condition had been serious for only the past month.

Clara, with her parents, came to Sumner county in the spring of 1893, settling on a farm five miles south of Wellington.

On September 1893 she made the run at the opening of the "Cherokee Strip" where she staked and approved a claim. Last fall, at Ponca City, Oklahoma, Clara attended a celebration of the strip opening and was honored as the only living woman to make the run and get a claim.

She married on October 22, 1896 to W.H. Boory at Wellington and lived in Oklahoma on the claim until July 29. 1901, moving to Sumner County to a farm four miles south of Wellington. She moved to Wellington in April 1907 to a home at 410 N. F where she lived for fifty one years.

Clara was one of nine children, all of whom preceded her in death. She was also preceded in death by her husband and an infant daughter.

Survivors include one son, Glenn W Boory and one daughter Mrs Clayton (Ruby) Diehl; three nephews Allan Felt, Wilbert Felt and Albert Felt and niece Ruth Felt.

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  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Clara Elizabeth Felt Boory (17 Dec 1871–24 Apr 1958), Find A Grave Memorial no. 12629253, citing Prairie Lawn Cemetery, Wellington, Sumner County, Kansas, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave (contributor 8) .