Surname: Boner

Progressive Men of Western Colorado

This manuscript in it’s basic form is a volume of 948 biographies of prominent men and women, all leading citizens of Western Colorado. Western Colorado in this case covers the counties of: Archuleta, Chaffee, Delta, Eagle, Garfield, Gunnison, Hinsdale, La Plata, Lake, Mesa, Mineral, Moffat, Montezuma, Montrose, Ouray, Pitkin, Rio Blanco, Routt, San Juan, and San Miguel.

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Boner, Nellie – Obituary

Joseph, Wallowa County, Oregon Services Held For Nellie Boner Memorial services for Mrs. Nellie Boner who passed away Monday, September 14, 1964, at the Wallowa memorial Hospital were held last Thursday, September 17, at the Bollman Chapel, with the Rev. Douglas T. Field, Pastor of the Enterprise Baptist Church officiating. Mrs. Luella Miller was organist. Casket bearers were: Everett Talbott, Jerry Jennings, Max Gorsline, Malcome Dawson, Elmer storm and Guy Davis with internment in Prairie Creek cemetery. Mrs. Boner was the daughter of Samuel and Ella Foster, and was born on October 27, 1887 in Bellingham, Wash. She came with her parents to Joseph when she was eleven years of age and had continued to live in Joseph with the exception of a few months spent with her son in Medford. For several years she taught in Wallowa County School and for 23 years she clerked in Eben’s mercantile store in Joseph. On June 7, 1908 she was married in Joseph to George Boner who preceded her in death in 1935. She was a member of the Methodist church. She had been in ill health for two years. Survivors include one son, Harold Foster Boner, of Medford; and two brothers, J.B. Foster, of Enterprise, and Lyle Foster, of Joseph. Source: Wallowa County Chieftain, September 24, 1964 Contributed by: Sue...

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Boner, Lyle – Obituary

Joseph, Wallowa County, Oregon Services Held For Lyle Boner Memorial services for Lyle Boner who passed away at his home Sunday, Dec. 9. 1973, were yesterday (Wednesday) at 2 p.m. at the Bollman Chapel with Rev. Gertrude Sorlien officiating. Organist was Maxine Kooch and soloist was Clifford Collingsworth who sang “Whispering Hope” and “The Lord’s Prayer.” Casket bearers were: Herb Reavis, Leonard Whitten, John Freels, Milo Fairchild, Clyde Hays and Kirk Hayes. Honorary pallbearers were: Kenneth Towers, Fred Himmelwright, Milo Puderbaugh, Malcom Dawson, Don Kooch and Arthur Bartmess. Vault interment was in the Enterprise cemetery. Lyle was the son of Walter E. and Laura Boner and was born at Joseph on July 2, 1912. On Sept. 30, 1932 he was married at Joseph to Sylvia Daggett. He was a rancher and an employee of Boise Cascade Lumber Company and had lived in Wallowa County all his life. He was a member and a trustee of the Joseph Methodist Church. He was a member of the Hurricane Creek Grange and belonged to the Stonecrafters Rock Club. Survivors include his wife, Sylvia, at the ranch home near Joseph; two sons, Dale and Gary, both of Pendleton; and five grandchildren. Source: Wallowa County Chieftain, December 13, 1973 Contributed by: Sue...

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Boner, Laura Mahon Mrs. – Obituary

Joseph, Wallowa County, Oregon Funeral Held Monday For Mrs. Laura Boner Memorial services were conducted Monday at 2 p.m. at the Booth-Bollman chapel for Mrs. Laura Boner who passed away at Wallowa Memorial Hospital where she had been a patient for two days. She had been in frail health since fracturing her hip several months ago. Elder Leon Cornforth officiated at the service, Mrs. John Sinclair was organist, and Mrs. George Swanson was soloist, singing “In The Garden” and “Beautiful Isle of Somewhere.” Vault entombment was in the Praire Creek Cemetery. She was born October 10, 1878 in LaCygne, Kansas, daughter of William T. and Rebecca Mahon, early pioneers of the county, coming here 67 years ago. She was married February 23, 1899 to Walter E. Boner at the home of her parents on Alder Slope. He passed away in 1934. She was a member of the Seventh Day Adventist Church. Source: Wallowa County Chieftain, Enterprise, Oregon, July 19, 1956 page 1 Contributed by: Sue Wells Transcribed by: Belva...

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Boner, John C. – Obituary

Joseph, Wallowa County, Oregon G.A.R. Pioneer Passes to Rest John C. Boner Was Last Member of John F. Reynolds Veterans’ Post John C. Boner, last surviving member of John F. Reynolds post, G.A.R., and pioneer in Wallowa county, passes away Sunday morning at the home of his daughter, Mrs. W. J. Needham, at Joseph. Funeral services were held Tuesday at the Methodist church in Joseph and were attended by a large gathering of friends and residents of the valley who paid last tribute to one of its worthy leaders. At the church, the services were conducted by Rev. Hall K. Wallis of the Methodist church of Enterprise and former pastor at Joseph, and by Rev. S.E. Smutz, present pastor at Joseph. The American Legion conducted the services at Alder Cemetery where the veteran was laid to rest. Two other veterans of the Civil war were present at the funeral, S.T. Daggett and J.W. Nedrow. The old G.A.R. flag which Mr. Boner held as last member of the post was bequeathed by him to the American Legion post. John C. Boner was born February 19, 1846, in Vernon county, Indiana. The migrated that year to Barber county, Kansas, where they lived six years. In the spring of 1878, in company with four other families, they crossed the plains and arrived late that fall in Wallowa valley where they located and...

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Boner, Walter E. – Obituary

Walter E. Boner Passes Suddenly Resident of County Since 1884 Had been Active In Public Affairs Walter E. Boner passed away suddenly Monday morning, July 2, 1934, at his home west of Joseph. For about seven years he had not been in robust health and had found it necessary to conserve his strength but he had not felt really ill at any time. For a few days, however, he had been a little indisposed. When it came time to arise Monday morning he complained to his wife of a sharp pain in his chest. He lay back in his bed and shortly lapsed into unconsciousness and so passed into his last sleep. Funeral services will be held at the Methodist church in Joseph today (Thursday) at 2 p.m. and burial will be in the Prairie creek cemetery. Mr. Boner was born at Cedar Dale, Kansas, a son of George W. Boner, June 21, 1875. The family came west when he was a small boy and in June, 1884, arrived in upper Wallowa valley. They spent the first summer west of Joseph and in the fall moved to the Chesnimnus district where the father took a homestead and where Walter Boner made his home until after he was married to Laura Mahan. They were married in Joseph, and shortly moved to their farm home near that city. George Boner moved...

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