The Caddo Herald
June 17, 1932
Mrs. John L. Boland Buried Here Monday
On last Saturday afternoon at three o’clock at St. Vincent’s Hospital in Sherman, Mrs. John L. Boland died after a short illness from appendicitis and complications. Mrs. Boland had been ill for some ten days and was finally taken to the hospital in the hope that human hands could relieve her sufferings but to no avail.
Deceased was buried in Caddo Monday morning with services conducted in the chapel of Our Lady of Lourdes and services in charge of Rev. Father Martin former pastor of the deceased, but now in charge of a pastorate at Prague, Oklahoma.
One of the largest crowds ever to attend a service of this kind was present at the funeral and extended to the surviving family with kindly words and actions their thoughts for sympathy and feelings.
Deceased was 51 years of age and had been a member of the Catholic Church since her girlhood days. She was born and raised in the Caddo community and had been a resident here in town since her birth. She was known and loved by a wide circle of friends not only here, but throughout the surrounding counties and over the state; and a goodly number of friends from the state were present at the last rites paid to her memory.
She is survived by her husband, J. L. Boland, three daughters, Margeurite, Zuleika, and Mary Adeline, and one son, Jack who was the youngest of the surviving children. She is also survived by her aged mother, Mrs. A. D. Turnbull, who made her home with her the last few years and one brother, Walter Turnbull, attorney of Durant.
Active pallbearers at the funeral were: Amos K. Bass of Durant, H. F. Bass, L. M Wood, H. I. Meadows, Henry Edwards and Lake Brewer of Caddo. Honorary pallbearers were the members of the Bryan County Bar Association with whom Mr. Boland had been affiliated since its organization.
Deceased was a staunch and devout member of the Catholic Church and to her memory here lies the fact that she was largely responsible for the erecting and completion of the chapel of Our Lady of Lourdes, and this alone speaks for the devoutness of the deceased for her religion.
Besides the surviving relatives of the deceased, the following existing relatives of the family from out of town were present at the funeral: Mr. and Mrs. J. M. Flinchum of Calvin; Mrs. Thomas T. O’Brian, and Misses Estelle and Bernedette Boland of St. Louis, Mo; Mrs. Charles C. Turnbull and children and Mr. and Mrs. Ernest Glikey of Norman, Okla.; Mrs. J. D. Thomas and Mrs. W. O. Carter of Fort Worth, Texas; Sam Maytubby and Mrs. Agnes Trousdale of Shawnee, and Mrs. Ray Bushey of Boulder, Colo.
The Herald joins the many friends of the family in extending sympathy to them in their time of trial and bereavement and trusts that time will heal the wound of a passing loved one.
Among the out-of-town visitors in Caddo Monday morning to attend the funeral of Mrs. J. L. Boland were the following: Mrs. G. R. Spencer, Mrs. A. F. Manning, Mrs. H. T. Chiles, and J. C. Styron of Oklahoma City; Mr. and Mrs. Robert Sumpter, Jr., Mr. and Mrs. Lester George, W. E. Utterback, Mr. and Mrs. D. S. MacDonald, and David MacDonald, J. A. Shirley, Mr. and Mrs. Paul Buford, Mr. and Mrs. W. C. Caudil, Mr. and Mrs. J. M. Callihan, Mr. and Mrs. Fred Glafcke, Mrs. Harry Haigh, Mrs. M. L. Tanner, and Miss Mozelle Tanner, Mrs. Ruth Abbot O’Dea, Sam Lyon, Roy Paul, Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Crutchfield, Harry Neely, Mr. and Mrs. Sam Wright, Mrs. J. T. May, Mrs. W. F. Semple, Mr. and Mrs. Malcolm Butler, A. N. Leacraft, Mr. and Mrs. J. E. Bass, Amos K. Bass, Green Thompson, and Rev. E. Hotchkin, all of Durant; Mrs. Foster Bailey and Mrs. J. D. Maytubby of Sulphur and Sam Maytubby of Shawnee. Others were here but we were unable to obtain their names for publication.