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[VELMA L. CONLEY-(BOBO)-9 (1902), GRACE G-8 (1862), ASA C-7 (1821), SENECA-6 (1798), EPHRAIM-5 (bapt 1765), EPHRAIM-4 (1719), NATHANIEL-3 (1679), JOSEPH KETCHUM-2 (ca 1648), EDWARD KATCHAM-1 (d 1655)] VELMA MAY CONLEY-BOBO, b 11 Jun 1902 (Wagner, I.T.-OK), her mother, Grace Conley died soon after her birth & her father took her to be raised by her aunt Minnie (Ketchum) Bobo and 1908 adopted (papers not filed) by Minnie & Allen Bobo (Reno, NV), L (OK, MO, NV, CA & WA), d 8 Sep 1938 (West Riverside, Riverside Co.,CA), cremated "ashes spread over the desert;" m1 CHARLES ARTHUR SQUIRES 28 Oct 1920 ("591 Magnolia Ave., Arlington, Riverside Co., CA), div [b 1901, O (painter, interior decorator), his m2 Rachel Coonradt, m3 Vita Grace, L (Twenty-Nine Palms, CA), d (Twenty-Nine Palms, CA)]; m2 DONALD (Dan) K. McRAE 1936 [L (403 Mission Blvd., Riverside, CA)].


   " . . .My half-sister, BERTHA BOBO, took care of us two girls [VELMA LOUISE CONLEY-BOBO & VERA LORENA BOBO] until she married at 18, "to get away from all the work of caring for us children." My mother had a boy by then too. . . . "We left Reno, Nevada when we were 8 years old [ca 1910], Velma a head taller by then. As we came on the train from Reno to San Diego, Calif., I had to scoot down in my seat to pass for 6 years of age and ride free. They had to pay half-fare for Velma, as she looked to be eight. Then there was ERNEST & LESTER [Bobo], a babe in arms. Our father, ALLEN H. BOBO, went earlier to San Diego and had a house waiting for us. We left Reno, Nev., for his health, as the doctor said he wouldn't live if he stayed in Reno's high altitude. He was healthy in San Diego and lived to be 88 years old. He died in Arlington, Calif. . . . "So now you know why my parents adopted Velma when we were in Reno, Nevada. They made out the papers when we were six years of age. We were always very close and she seemed like a true sister to me. So I have many pleasant memories. I was the bashfull one, so she always took the lead when we were growing up. Both of us marrying when we were 18. . . ."


   "Funeral services were held at the M. H. Simons funeral chapel in Riverside last Saturday morning for Mrs. VELMA LOUISE McRAE, 36 who died at her home in Riverside last Thursday at 7 a.m. after a long illness. Rev. Carlton C. Buck pastor of the Arlington Christian church, conducted the rites. Mrs. Frieda Helen Buck sang "No Night There" at the service, with Newell Parker at the organ. Her remains were cremated and are to be scattered over the desert, which she loved so well, and where she and her husband lived for two years prior to coming to West Riverside.


"Mrs. McRae lost her parents by death at an early age, and she was adopted by Mr. and Mrs. A. H. Bobo of Arlington, who reared her in their home. She was but three days younger than Mr. and Mrs. Bobo's youngest daughter, now Mrs. Vera Strohmeier, and the two youngsters were known as the "Bobo twins." Both married at the age of eighteen. Velma Louise Bobo was married to CHARLES SQUIRES in 1920 and one child, MARGARET, was born to them, now Mrs. WM. HENRY of "Riverside. A few years ago she met and married DAN McRAE of Colton, and her last years were marked by his devotion to her during her long illiness. In May, 1938, they moved to Washington state, believing that the change might improve her health, but last June her condition was considered hopeless by her physician and they returned to Riverside to be near her people. She was obliged to use crutches the past three months, but only two weeks ago, attended a family reunion in Fairmount park. On Labor Day her condition became critical.


"Besides her husband and daughter, she leaves two brothers, HARRY and FRANK CONLEY of Los Angeles and Nevada respectively; her foster parents, Mr. and Mrs. A. H. Bobo; four foster brothers Otto W. Bobo of Whitewater, Ernest and Herbert Bobo of Los Angeles, and Lester Bobo of Arlington; and three foster sisters, Mrs. Bertha Johnson of Los Angeles, Mrs. C. C. Strohmeier and Mrs. Paul Addleman of Arlington.


Children:

1F   MARGARET MAY, b 12 Nov 1921 (Riverside, CA)



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[MARGARET M. SQUIRES-10 (1921), VELMA L. CONLEY-BOBO-9 (1902), GRACE G-8 (1862), ASA C-7 (1821), SENECA-6 (1798), EPHRAIM-5 (bapt 1765), EPHRAIM-4 (1719), NATHANIEL-3 (1679), JOSEPH KETCHUM-2 (ca 1648), EDWARD KATCHAM-1 (d 1655)] MARGARET MAY SQUIRES, b 12 Nov 1921 (Riverside, CA), L 1993 (Lakeview, CA); m WILLIAM HENRY 12 Jul 1938 (Yuma, AZ) [b 17 Nov 1919 (Oktaha, OK), son of Homer & Cora Lee (Knott) Henry, d 17 Mar 1982 (Hemet, CA), bur Riverside National Cem], Children:


1M   WILLIAM LEE, b 25 July 1942 (Los Angeles, CA)

2M   CHARLES WAYNE, b 2 Jun 1946 (Riverside, CA)



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[WILLIAM L. HENRY-11 (1942), MARGARET M. SQUIRES-10 (1921), VELMA L. CONLEY-BOBO-9 (1902), GRACE G-8 (1863), ASA C-7 (1821), SENECA-6 (1798), EPHRAIM-5 (bapt 1765), EPHRAIM-4 (1719), NATHANIEL-3 (1679), JOSEPH KETCHUM-2 (ca 1648), EDWARD KATCHAM-1 (d 1655)] WILLIAM LEE HENRY, b 25 July 1942 (Los Angeles, CA), L 1993 (Wildomar, CA), O (contractor); MARGARET JEAN WILSON 25 Jun 1960 (St. George, UT), Children:


1M   WILLIAM RALPH, b 20 Jul 1970 (Adopted, Riverside, CA)



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[CHARLES W. HENRY-11 (1946), MARGARET M. SQUIRES-10 (1921), VELMA L. CONLEY-BOBO-9 (1902), GRACE G-8 (1862), ASA C-7 (1821), SENECA-6 (1798), EPHRAIM-5 (bapt 1765), EPHRAIM-4 (1719), NATHANIEL-3 (1679), JOSEPH KETCHUM-2 (ca 1648), EDWARD KATCHAM-1 (d 1655)] CHARLES WAYNE HENRY, b 2 Jun 1946 (Riverside, CA), L 1993 (VISTA, CA), O (insurance sales; m MARGARET ANN YARNELL 5 Jul 1965 (Hemet, CA) [b 31 Jan 1948 (Baltimore, MD), dau Ken Yarnell], Children:


1F   SANDRA LEE, b 16 Aug 1966 (Hemet, CA); m EDWARD CARL WALKER 2 Aug 1986 (Hemet, CA), sep

2M   DAVID WAYNE, b 19 Mar 1968



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[DAVID W-12 (1968), CHARLES W. HENRY-11 (1946), MARGARET M. SQUIRES-10 (1921), VELMA L. CONLEY-BOBO-9 (1902), GRACE G-8 (1862), ASA C-7 (1821), SENECA-6 (1798), EPHRAIM-5 (bapt 1765), EPHRAIM-4 (1719), NATHANIEL-3 (1679), JOSEPH KETCHUM-2 (ca 1648), EDWARD KATCHAM-1 (d 1655)] DAVID WAYNE HENRY, b 19 Mar 1968, Military (U.S.M.C., honorable discharge), L (Vista, CA); m MAYLIN, div 1992 [b 18 Jul 1971 (Cuba), her m2 (a Marine), Children:


1M   WILLIAM DAVID, b 28 Jun 1990 (Tustin, Orange Co., CA)

2M   ZACKARY, b 20 Apr 1992 (Tustin, CA)


[NOTE: Velma's line was left as a KETCHUM descendant, even though she lived by the BOBO surname almost from birth and most of her young life. She was raised by her deceased mother's (Grace Ketchum Conley) half-sister, Minnie Ketchum Bobo. Allen & Minnie Bobo evidently took out the adoption papers but never filed the papers. Velma was always very close to the Bobo family throughout her life.]

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