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William "Willie" Joseph Bolt

Male 1908 - 1994  (85 years)


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  • Name William "Willie" Joseph Bolt  [1, 2, 3
    Nickname Willie 
    Born 17 Jul 1908  Anderson County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3
    Gender Male 
    Died 22 Jan 1994  Lufkin, Angelina County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Buried Gravel Hill Cemetery, Sabine County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Notes 
    • FindAGrave also has memorials for his parents, Joseph R BOLT and Mary Jane LIVELY, both also buried at Gravel Hill. His gravemarker has the inscription Mason, At Rest.
    Person ID I7302  Strong Family Tree
    Last Modified 17 Aug 2014 

    Father Joseph R. Bolt,   b. 27 May 1861, Arkansas Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Jul 1930  (Age 69 years) 
    Mother Mary Jane Lively,   b. 1 Sep 1876, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Apr 1939  (Age 62 years) 
    Family ID F12995  Group Sheet  |  Family chart

    Family Mary Lena Boyett,   b. 6 Sep 1906, Sabine County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 Aug 1987, San Augustine County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 80 years) 
    Married 27 Sep 1930  [1
    • Martha White has the xeros of an article about Willie and Lena Bolt from an unreferenced newspaper, possibley the Sabine County Reporter. Their was a handwritten date on this article, Sept. '83.

      Willie and Lena Bolt are happiest when they are spending time with their friends and neighbors in Rosevine. The Bolts have an abiding love for Sabine County. "Although our bodies were away for awhile, our hearts were in Sabine County," related Lena. After living in larger cities, Willie and Lena returned to Rosevine where they enjoy the golden years of their lives.

      Willie was born in Anderson County. "Dad was always lookign for something better and we moved quite a bit when I was young, recalled Willie. After living in Lovelady for awhile, he attended school at Lonesome Pine and Timpson. Willied moved to Sabine County when he was 17 years old and graduated from the Pinehill School.

      Lena was born and reared in Rosevine, approximately 400 yards from her present home. She was the daughter of J. O and Mattie Boyett. She attended the Rosevine School while Dr. Denton Kerr was superintendent.

      Willie and Lena were united in marriage on September 27, 1930 in Sabine County. Lena was the mother of one son, Melville Morris Hall, who served in World War II and died in 1948.

      After their marriage, Willie left the farm and worked as a logger for five years. The Bolts later moved to Beaumont, where he was employed by Trailways as a bus driver, a position he held elven years. Leaving their beloved Texas, Willie and Lena mvoed to Shreveport where he worked for 16 years for Sears. He retired in 1969 and the Bolts returned to Sabine County.

      Lena and Willie attend the Rosevine Baptist Church, where she had been a member more than sixty years. Willie serves as church clerk and treasurer.

      Lena enjoys piecing quilts and quilting. She is a regular participant in the Quilting Bee which meets at the Rosevine Church every Tuesday afternoon. Lena also likes to cook and is a member of the Gravelhill Home Extension Club.

      When Willie was younger, he enjoyed fishing and squirrel hunting. "Now, I enjoy gardening and doing a little truck farming. I always plant enough vegetables to share with my friends and neighbors, related Willie. He presently serves as secretary of the Bronson Masonic Lodge.

      Being friends and having friends are very important to the Bolts. "You can't live without friends and you sure can't afford to die without them, said Lena.

      Helping others and sharing with friends make Willie and Lena Bolt beloved Rosevine neighbors.

      (Transcribed by Melinda McLemore Strong, June 2013)
    Last Modified 9 Jun 2013 
    Family ID F6793  Group Sheet  |  Family chart

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    Link to Google MapsBorn - 17 Jul 1908 - Anderson County, Texas Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 22 Jan 1994 - Lufkin, Angelina County, Texas Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Gravel Hill Cemetery, Sabine County, Texas Link to Google Earth
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  • Sources 
    1. [S873] Find A Grave [database online]; http://www.findagrave.com/, (Thousands of contributors submit new listings, updates, corrections, photographs and virtual flowers every hour to the FIND A GRAVE website. When it comes to administrating, building and maintaining the site, Find A Grave is largely operated by its founder, Jim Tipton.), # 81514824 (Reliability: 3).

    2. [S483] 1920 United States Federal Census [Ancestry.com database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 2005, (For details on the contents of the film numbers, visit the NARA web page. This database is an index to individuals enumerated in the 1920 United States Federal Census, the Fourteenth Census of the United States. It includes all states and territories, as well as Military and Naval Forces, the Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico, American Samoa, Guam, and the Panama Canal Zone. The census provides many details about individuals and families including: name, gender, age, birthplace, year of immigration, mother tongue, and parentsí birthplaces. In addition, the names of those listed on the population schedule are linked to actual images of the 1920 Federal Census.), Texas, Houston County, JP 4 Enumerated 17 and 19 Jan 1920 SD 7 ED 81 Sheet 2A 23-23 (Reliability: 3).

    3. [S481] 1910 United States Federal Census [Ancestry.com database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 2006, (For details on the contents of the film numbers, visit the following NARA web page. Original data: United States of America, Bureau of the Census. Thirteenth Census of the United States, 1910. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1910. T624, 1,178 rolls. This database is an index to the head of households enumerated in the 1910 United States Federal Census, the Thirteenth Census of the United States. In addition, each indexed name is linked to actual images of the 1910 Federal Census. The information recorded in the census includes: name, relationship to head of family, age at last birthday, sex, color or race, whether single, married, widowed, or divorced, birthplace, birthplace of father and mother, and more.), Texas, Anderson County, Partial Pr. 5, Liberty Village Enumerated 2 May 1910 SD 7 ED 20 Sheet 13A 78-78 (Reliability: 3).