Mary S. Boles

8 April 1870–12 July 1956 (Age 86)
Waukesha, Wisconsin, United States

The Life of Mary S.

When Mary S. Boles was born on 8 April 1870, in Waukesha, Wisconsin, United States, her father, Samuel Boles, was 26 and her mother, Margaret C "Maggie" Cochrane, was 23. She married Charles Albert Moe on 1 September 1889, in St. Croix, Wisconsin, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 3 daughters. She lived in Oak Grove, Pierce, Wisconsin, United States in 1880. She died on 12 July 1956, in River Falls, Pierce, Wisconsin, United States, at the age of 86.

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Charles Albert Moe
Mary S. Boles
Marriage: 1 September 1889
Frank Charles Moe
Fawn Moe
Margarette B. Moe
Robert Moe
Samuel B. Moe
Ned Moe
Bessie Ellen Moe
Harry Kendall Moe

Spouse and Children

    Charles Albert Moe



1 September 1889
St. Croix, Wisconsin, United States


    Frank Charles Moe


    Fawn Moe




    Samuel B. Moe


+3 More Children

Parents and Siblings

    Samuel Boles


    Margaret C "Maggie" Cochrane




+3 More Children

World Events (8)

1872 · The First National Park

Age 2

Yellowstone National Park was given the title of the first national park by the U.S. Congress and signed into law by President Ulysses S. Grant. It is also believed to be the first national park in the world.
1883 · The Newhall House Hotel Fire

Age 13

A fire erupted on January 10, 1883, at the Newhall Hotel in Milwaukee. The fire began at 4:00 am in an elevator shaft and raced up through the building. The fire spread so quickly that many could not escape. General and Mrs. Tom Thumb, stars of P.T. Barnum's circus, were guests in the hotel at the time of the fire. A firefighter reached them by ladder and they were able to escape safely. The exact number of deaths remains unknown as the hotel register was destroyed in the fire, however, the death toll is estimated between 75-90.
1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 26

A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.

Name Meaning

Origin uncertain; possibly an altered spelling of English Bowles , a variant of Bowell or Bowler , or of German Bolz or Bohls .

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Sources (3)

  • Mary Moe, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Mary Boles in household of Samuel Boles, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Mary Moe in household of Charles A Moe, "Wisconsin, State Census, 1905"

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