Cleo Myrtle Boland

26 January 1909–10 May 1994 (Age 85)
South Carolina, United States

The Life of Cleo Myrtle

When Cleo Myrtle Boland was born on 26 January 1909, in South Carolina, United States, her father, Patrick Boland, was 51 and her mother, Claton Alice Bowers, was 42. She had at least 1 son and 1 daughter with Ernest Lester Metts. She lived in Township 9 Stony Battery, Newberry, South Carolina, United States for about 30 years and Little Mountain, Newberry, South Carolina, United States in 1981. She died on 10 May 1994, in South Carolina, United States, at the age of 85, and was buried in Little Mountain, Newberry, South Carolina, United States.

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Ernest Lester Metts
Cleo Myrtle Boland
Mary Alice Metts
Everett L Metts

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    Mary Alice Metts


    Everett L Metts


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World Events (8)

1910 · The BSA is Made

Age 1

Being modeled after the Boy Scout Association in England, The Boy Scouts of America is a program for young teens to learn traits, life and social skills, and many other things to remind the public about the general act of service and kindness to others.
1916 · Anthony Crawford Lynched

Age 7

South Carolina native, father to 13 children, and a local farmer, Anthony Crawford, is lynched on October 21, 1916, in Abbeyville, South Carolina. The lynching is followed after Crawford has an arguement with a white storekeeper.

Age 23

Amelia Earhart completes first solo nonstop transatlantic flight by a woman.

Name Meaning

1 Irish (Sligo and Munster): Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Beólláin ‘descendant of Beóllán’, an old Irish name of uncertain origin.2 English: habitational name from any of various places such as Bowland in Lancashire and West Yorkshire, Bowlands in East Yorkshire, and Bolland in Devon. All of these are most probably named with Old English boga ‘bow’ (in the sense of a bend in a river) + land ‘land’.3 German: of uncertain origin; possibly from Slavic polan ‘rural person’, ‘peasant’, or a variant of Bolander , or an altered spelling of Böhland, a name of Slavic origin, from Old Slavic belu ‘white’, a descriptive nickname for a fair-haired person.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Cleo A Mettz in household of Ernest L Mettz, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Cleo Metts in household of Ernest Metts, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Cleo L Boland in household of Pat Boland, "United States Census, 1910"

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