Researched and compiled by Faye Bell (SLC) 2012



            Lora (maiden name unknown) was born in Iowa in 1885 (according to U.S. Federal Census 1930) and her parents were also born in Iowa.  She married William Boyle some time before 1918.   The 1920 census reveals nothing for the Boyles, but their four children were all born in Wyoming and the first was born in 1919.  They came as renting farmers before 1930 to Ten Sleep, Washakie Co., WY and spent about a decade in Ten Sleep.  In 1939 Lora was a widow and by 1943, her son Parker H (aged 24) claimed he was single and he had one dependent (assuming Parker provided for his mother).   After the death of her husband William, she moved to Worland where her daughter Bertha Mae (May) lived. In 1944 on D-day her son and provider, Parker H, became a casualty of War.   As far as is known, Lora was still in Worland at her passing in 1958.


Memories:  Every Memorial Day Service in Ten Sleep (I believe) until her death in 1958, she came to the services which usually included the military.   She was always accompanied by her daughter, Parkerís sister, Bertha Mae, and she wore a corsage and carried herself proudly for her sonís gift of life to his country.  Fb