McClelland Thomas Boles

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McClelland Thomas Boles

  • Birth 8 Jun 1861 Pennsylvania, USA
  • Death 27 Feb 1939 Eldersville, Washington County, Pennsylvania, USA
  • Burial Independence, Washington County, Pennsylvania, USA
  • Plot E 30
  • Memorial ID 76433106

McClelland was one of nine children born to William and Ruth Jackson Boles, and the last to die. As a young man he helped his family work their farm, but at age 20 he became an apprentice at the Pittsburgh Locomotive Works. He spent four years as an apprentice, and one year as a journeyman before he was employed at the Westinghouse Airbrake Company. When the firm moved from Allegheny to Wilmerding, McClelland became the toolmaker and utility man at the new shop. He was a veteran of the Westinghouse Airbrake Employees Union.

McClelland never married, and lived variously with family members and as a boarder throughout his life. At age 74, he was struck by an automobile, sustaining fatal injuries. His obituary notes only a sister-in-law and neice as surviving him.


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  • Created by: Git `Er Dug
  • Added: 12 Sep 2011
  • Find A Grave Memorial 76433106
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for McClelland Thomas Boles (8 Jun 1861–27 Feb 1939), Find A Grave Memorial no. 76433106, citing Independence Cemetery, Independence, Washington County, Pennsylvania, USA ; Maintained by Git `Er Dug (contributor 46834117) .