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CLEMENTINE WATSON BOLES (18 Jun 1839 - 15 Oct 1921): 


Clementine Watson married Thomas D. Boles on 18 June 1877 in Washington County, Arkansas.  They are both buried in Evergreen Cemetery in Fayetteville, Arkansas.  Thomas Boles was born 14 Jun 1825 in Kentucky and died 11 June 1883.  Children from their union include two sons, Turner Davis Boles and Charles William Boles, both who died very young. 

From the Fayetteville Daily Democrat of 14 October 1921:  Mrs. Clementine Boles, aged 82, died this morning, October 15, 1921, shortly after 1 o'clock, following a stroke of apoplexy, Wednesday afternoon.  Funeral services will be held Sunday afternoon at 2 o'clock from St. Paul's Church, Rev. C. P. Parker officiating.  Pallbearers will be:  Charles Dean, J. H. McElroy, J. P. Bower, Dr. J. A. Elliott, Major K. M. Halpine and Alpha Goss; Honorary, C. W. Walker, A. B. Lewis, P. F. Davidson, R. F. Bell, R. J. Wilson and Hugh A. Dinsmore.   Mrs. Boles was born June 18, 1839 at Buchanan, Botetourt County, Virginia, but had lived her in Arkansas before the Civil War.  She is survived by a brother, Col. E. P. Watson of Bentonville, by seven nieces, eight nephews and a step-daughter, Mrs. W. M. Weaver of California. Relatives residing here are Ed Watson, a nephew; Mrs. Fannie Wooddy, a niece, Mrs. Oscar Von der Luft of Dover, New Jersey and Mrs. Leland Bryan, great-nieces.  Out-of-town relatives either here or coming for the funeral are Col. and Mrs. E. P. Watson of Bentonville, Arkansas; L. S. Watson of Mena, Arkansas; F. W. Watson of Okmulgee, Oklahoma and W. A. Watson of Monett, nephews; Mrs. Frank(Nellie) Sittel of McAlester, Oklahoma, a niece; Mrs. Ernest DeShong of Bentonville, a niece and Dale Woody of Tulsa, a great-nephew.


A memoriam from the Fayetteville Democrat of 1 February 1922:  Too often we wait until noble lives are ended until those we love and wish to honor cannot know how much they are appreciated, how well they have lived.  Of such lives is Mrs. Clementine (Watson) Boles, who was born June 18, 1939 in Buchanan, Botetourt County, Virginia, the daughter of W. A. Watson, and Christina Long (Crews) Watson.  Her father with his family moved from Virginia to Arkansas in 1847.  Settling first in Van Buren, Arkansas, afterwards moving to Fayetteville, where the roseate days of childhood and womanhood of Mrs. Boles were spent.   Mrs. Boles comes from a line of patriots and soldiers.  She was a representative of the women of the South in culture, spirit and charm.  It is by no means a surprise that Mrs. Boles, back of who extends an ancestral history so patriotic, should take a lively interest in patriotic work.  She was a member of the Daughters of the American Revolution, tracing her ancestry on her mother's side to the Penn's of Virginia; she was also one of the first in her town to become a member of the Southern Memorial Association and to gather the scattered Southern dead, place them in a beautiful cemetery, where a monument stands as a tribute to their memory.  She was a charter member of Mildred Lee Chapter, United Daughters of the Confederacy, organized in 1897 at Fayetteville, Arkansas.  She was director of "Jefferson Davis Monument Association" of Arkansas and also state director of the "Arlington Memorial Association."  For a number of years, she held the state office of Registrar and served as chapter corresponding secretary.  She delighted for years in attending the State and General Conventions and has many friends scattered over our Southland.  On October 15, 1921, Mildred Lee Chapter lost in Mrs. Boles' death, one of the oldest and most valued members.  She was a woman whose life and work were conspicuous in the formative day of this organization and her death means to us all, a very personal grief.  She is survived by only one brother, Edmund Penn Watson of Bentonville, Arkansas.  She had three brothers in the Confederate army; one gave his life to the cause of the confederacy.  Nieces and nephews are left to mourn her loss.