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BOLGER, Henry Merton 1885 - 1945


Posted By: Richard K. Thompson (email)
Date: 6/4/2012 at 16:15:46

Fairfield Daily Ledger
Thursday May 31, 1945
Pg. 4 Col. 6

Henry BOLGER Services Saturday At Hoskins; Burial at Bethesda

Henry Merton BOLGER (sic. Merton H. BOLGER on his headstone at Memorial Lawn cemetery in Fairfield, Iowa), 60, Birmingham, passed away yesterday morning at 10:00 a.m. at his home following an illness of two months. He was taken to Rochester, Minnesota on May 2 and following an operation, was brought back home on Monday, where he died.

Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. Sautrday (sic.) at the Hoskins Funeral Home. Burial in the Bethesda cemetery (sic. wound up buried in Memorial Lawn cemetery in Fairfield, Iowa, instead).

Mr. BOLGER was born on February 24, 1885 and moved to Birmingham two years ago from Mt. Sterling, Illinois. He had worked on the railroad and also was a farmer.

Survivors are his wife; one son, Clyde of Fairfield; a daughter, Mrs. CHEVALIER and a grand-daughter, Carmen Lea both of San Diego; a sister, Mrs. Mabel GOETTELMAN of Decorah, Iowa.

* Transcribed for genealogy purposes. I am not related to the person(s) mentioned.

Note: While he initially was to be buried at Bethesda cemetery in Jefferson county, for some reason plans changed and he was buried in Memorial Lawn cemetery in Fairfield, Iowa, Lot location Memorial 59 space 5. The name on the headstone is "Merton H. BOLGER". The name of his wife was not given in the obituary, and there are no other "BOLGER" burials in Jefferson county that are known of.


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