William Cody Boal, Major (1896 - 1962)

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Birthplace: Slack, Sheridan Co., Wyoming, USA
Death: Died in Bellingham, Whatcom Co., Washington, USA
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About William Cody Boal, Major

Obituary; BOAL, William Cody, age 65, of 110 Chuckanut Dr., passed away in a local hospital, Wednesday, Feb. 7, (1962). Mr. Boal had resided in this community for the past 41 years; was a grandson of Buffalo Bill Cody and as a boy was a stunt rider with Buffalo Bill's Circus. Mr. Boal served in World War I, having enlisted as a private and worked his way up from the ranks to a commission. He was called back into active duty just prior to World War II where he served with the U.S.A.F., and after the war was retired as a major. For eight years Mr. and Mrs. Boal operated a gift shop and museum in North Platte, Neb., which was centered around Buffalo Bill. For the past few years, Mr. Boal had been taking care of the accounting for his daughter and son-in-law. He was a member of St. Paul's Episcopal Church; Reserve Officers Association; Albert J. Hamilton Post No. 7, American Legion and a member of the Black Horse Troop of the Culver Military Academy. Surviving relatives are his widow, Elva D. at home; one son, Horton J. of Bellingham; one daughter, Mrs. Robert L. Hayden of Bellingham; three grandchildren, Patricia and Cheryl Boal and William Cody Boal II also of Bellingham, also two nephews and one niece in England. The remains rest at the Jones Funeral Home where services will be conducted by the Rev. Fr. W. Robert Webb, Monday, Feb. 12, at 1 p. m. Final resting place Greenacres Memorial Park.

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March 18, 1896
Slack, Sheridan Co., Wyoming, USA
Age 23
February 7, 1962
Age 65
Bellingham, Whatcom Co., Washington, USA
February 12, 1962
Age 65
Ferndale, Whatcom Co., Washington, USA