Boles (aka Wilder, King, No Name) Cemetery

This is an archived index from the Digital Cemetery. See the Digital Cemetery for searchable photo-index and updated entries.

Boles Cemetery Signage

W 55th St and Clare Rd
Edwardsville, KS

GPS Location
39° 01' 45" N, 94° 52' 21" W
39.0292, -94.8725

Legal Location
Section 5, Township 12S, Range 23E   

About the Cemetery

On May 9, 2001, this cemetery was officially named at a special meeting by the Monticello District Cemetery Association. Listed in county records as "no name", and locally referred to as King Cemetery, the cemetery was finally named for Rev. Charles Boles, land owner when the first burial occurred.

Charles King, interred here, was a brother to Rev. Joseph King, who married Nancy Jane, daughter of Charles Boles. The Kings interred here are related through Charles and Rhoda (Smith) King, as are the 2 Smith burials.

Family Bible information submitted by Carol L. (Boles) Rollins and Billie R. (Boles) Murray, Great Granddaughters of Rev. Charles and Anne Boles   

Land Ownership

In 1860, Rev. Charles Boles claimed 160 acres of land that included the 1/2 acre that became the cemetery. He lived on and farmed this land until April 27, 1883. He and wife Anne sold 80 acres, including the cemetery, to David B Johnson, and 40 acres to Wm. J. Mann. On January 30, 1866, he had sold 40 acres to his son-in-law, Joseph King. Today, the Monticello Cemetery District Association maintains the cemetery.   


Photographed and transcribed by: Linda K Lewis, 31 Jul 2005. This is a complete transcription by reading and photographing the gravestones.

Keys: s/w = same stone with, * = From gravestone, # = From 1970 Cemetery Index, ^ = Supplemented from Boles Family Bible

??, ??; d. 01 Aug 1929, Cement marker #
??, ??; Small broken stone
??, ??; Small illegible stone
??, ??; PVC cross with yucca
??, ??; Broken stone with pvc cross
??, ??; Broken stone with pvc cross
??, ??; Empty base
??, ??; PVC cross with yucca
??, ??; PVC cross with yucca
??, ??; Pieces of stone embedded in tree
??, ??; b. 1842, d. 1928, Mother, Broken
Boles, ??; Pieces of monument
Boles, James Wesley; b. 02 Jan 1871, d. 10 Feb 1871, Son of Anne and Charles Boles, Footstone J W B, ^
Downs, Pearl; b. 24 Nov 1874, d. 13 Jul 1881, Aged 7 y 9 m 19 d, Dau of Rev T C and R E Downs, ^
King, Baby; d. 28 Sep 1897, Aged 4 m, Son of H and A King, piece of small obelisk, #
King, Carrie Ann; d. 31 May ????, Aged 6 y 8 m 7 d, Dau of H King, s/w Fannie, Carrie Ann, and Charles King #
King, Charles; d. 16 Mar 1875, Aged 11 y 2 d, s/w George T, Carrie Ann, and Fannie King
King, Fannie; d. 07 Sep 1872, Aged 5 y 11 m 1 d, Dau of C and E King, Footstone F K, s/w George T, Carrie Ann, and Charles King #
King, George T; d. 23 Jun 1871, Aged 3 m 2 d, Son of H and C A King, s/w Fannie, Carrie Ann, and Charles King #
King, Rhoda; b. 1844, d. 1913, *
Smith, June; b. 1923, d. 1929, Dau, #
Smith, Thomas; d. 28 Jan 1897, Aged 22 y 6 m 2 d, Son of J and M A Smith, #

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