Charles T. Boal dies in Kenilworth Feb. 24
Wilmette Life (Wilmette, Illinois), 4 Mar 1927, p. 6

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Charles T. Boal, a pioneer Chicago hardware merchant and well known real estate man, passed away at the home of his daughter, Mrs. S. D. Flood, in Kenilworth, at the age of 94 years, Thursday morning, February 24. He was born in Reading, Pa., in 1832. Coming to Chicago at the age of 21, in 1854, became associated with the firm of Hall, Kimbark and company, wholesale iron dealers, in which he later attained a partnership.

Mr. Boal recruited a company of volunteers in the Civil war and served as an officer in the 88th Illinois Volunteers until the end of the war. Upon his return to Chicago after the war, he engaged in the hardware business, in which he continued until the great Chicago fire when his plant was destroyed. He later established a wholesale hardwear [sic] and hollowware business. In 1894 he became interested in the real estate business.

Mr. Boal as the oldest member of the Chicago club and was also a member of the Loyal Legion.

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4 Mar 1927
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Boal, Charles ; Flood, S. D. Mrs.
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    Latitude: 42.07225 Longitude: -87.72284
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Charles T. Boal dies in Kenilworth Feb. 24