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Boal Family History

• 1901- David & Eliza Boal purchased the business from the late John Dawson of Barton David & Eliza Boal

• 1901- David & Eliza Boal founded Boal Funeral Service in Barton, Maryland

• 1926- David Boal, a graduate of the National School of Embalming in Pittsburgh, established a business in Westernport, Maryland

• 1928- Ellsworth Boal, a graduate of Eckels College of Embalming in Philadelphia, became associated with his father

• 1937- Fay Boal Hill, a graduate of Eckels College of Embalming in Philadelphia, was the first female funeral director in the Boal family

• 1937- The Boal family purchased the Collins Home on Church Street in Westernport- which is still the main part of the building today

• 1950- F. Wayne Boal II (David Boal’sgrandson), a graduate of Eckels College of Embalming, becomes associated with the funeral home

• 1954- David Smith Boal, founder of Boal Funeral Home, dies at the age of 79 •1971- The Boal’s celebrate 70 years of service by renovating and updating the Westernport funeral home

• 1978- F. Wayne “Beaver” Boal III, a graduate of Mortuary Science from Catonsville Community College, becomes the fourth generation funeral director of the Boal family

• 1997- The Barton funeral home was newly constructed on land adjacent to the original structure, dedicated to David and Eliza Boal

• 2001- The Westernport facility is renovated and a new addition of a chapel is added

• 2001- Boal Funeral Home celebrates 100 years of service to the community

• 2011 Theresa Boal, daughter of F. Wayne “Beaver” Boal III, graduates from the Pittsburgh Institute of Mortuary Science and will become the fifth generation funeral director and second female in the family

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David & Eliza Boal

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Ellsworth Boal

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F. Wayne Boal II

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Fay Boal Hill

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