William Thomas Boardman is buried at Forest Lawn, Glendale, CA.

On a trip to Los Angeles in 2004,  I visited the Forest Lawn Memorial Park Cemetery in Glendale and found the gravesite of my great-uncle William T. Boardman.  He was alone in this section of the cemetery for I did not see his wife next to him.  Forest Lawn wrote that he was in Space 1, Lot 295 Eventide.

This is a very large cemetery.  The area called Eventide is through the main gates and up the hill about the middle of the cemetery.  They do have maps to assist you in finding a burial.  It is also part of a very large cemetery chain with the same name but different locations.  The arrow is where William is buried.

Forest Lawn – Glendale


William T. Boardman tombstone

I apologize for the poor photograph, I was having trouble getting a good picture of it as you see that was not happening.

Here is a transcription of his death certificate:

William Thomas Boardman died in the City of Pasadena Rural at 367 North Martelo Ave.  He had been in the community 22 yrs. and in California 23 yrs. and a citizen 23 yrs.  He was not a veteran.  SS#563-14-4603.  He was married to Daisy Emily Alice Boardman and she was 45 at the time of his death.  His birthdate is Jan. 17, 1885 and he was 60 yrs. 3 mos. and 21 days old at time of death.  He was born in Winnipeg, Canada, his occupation was Pharmacist in retail drugs.  His father was Edmund Boardman born in England and his mother was Charlotte Ann McMurray, born in Canada.  The informant was Daisy Emily Alice Boardman.  Burial was on May 11, 1945 in Forest Lawn Cemetery in Glendale, CA.  His usual residence was Pasadena Rural, Los Angeles, Co., California.  His address was 367 North Martelo Avenue.  His date of death was May 8, 1945.  He died of a cerebral hemorrhage 4 days, due to arterio sclerosis, hypertension (years) and cardio-renal disease 2 yrs.

Source:  Death Certificate for William T. Boardman, #79-118471, #45-035549 (B635), Pasadena Rural, Los Angeles Co., California, California Dept. of Public Health.

The Pasadena Public Library provided this obituary notice:

Boardman – William T. Boardman, native of Winnipeg, Canada, and resident of Pasadena for 22 years, beloved husband of Alice Boardman father of Cpl. William E. and Cpl. Robert R. Boardman.  Services Friday at 10 a.m. in the Little Church of the Flowers, Forest Lawn Mortuary in charge.  

Source:  Pasadena Star News May 9, 1945, Page 30, Column 1. The Pasadena Public Library has an obituary service.  Good thing I was persistent and sought another source for his obituary notice.

I figured out that Daisy/Alice had remarried after Willie’s death.  She married someone by the name of Gordon because there is a Daisy in the Social Security Death index with all her first names that fits. She died 9 November 1954 in Los Angeles Co.  I have not found her gravesite at this time.

Source:  California Death Index – Gordon, Daily Emily Alice #559 03 3353, Birth 10 Dec 1890, Canada, Death Date 9 Nov 1954, Los Angeles, Mother’s maiden name is Young, father’s name is Colbeck.

William Boardman – see marker

Maybe someday I will get more time to do more research on William (Willie) and his family.  It is now time to move on to other family members.   As for the yellow blob on the map above, well, it is an interesting story.


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