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I. M. Bolton


Posted By: Gordon Felland (email)
Date: 3/4/2014 at 11:11:19

I. M. Bolton was one of the very earliest settlers of Worth county. He settled on a farm three miles north of Northwood in Ju1y, 1856, where he contin­ued to reside for many years, finally retiring to this city where he remained until his death.

He was born in England June 2. 1834. Coming to America in 1851 he tarried for a time in Dane county. Wis. After a short trip to his native land he came to Worth county and settled on the farm in Grove township, which he still owned at the time of his death.

In 1860 he was married to Miss Dinah J. Bickell, who still survives him. They were the parents of eight child­ren now located as follows: T. K. Bolton, Fertile, Iowa; C. F.. Bolton, Iowa City, Iowa; Livingstone Bolton, Alberta, Can.; James M. Bolton, Windom, Minn.; Mrs. R. R.. Pelton, Chicago, Ill.; Geo. I. Bolton, Merrill, Wis.; T. William Bolton, Alberta, Can.; Miss Laura J. Bolton, Northwood.

Mr. Bolton was a volunteer soldier of the rebellion and was promoted to the rank of 1st lieutenant. He was for a number of years a member of the board of supervisors of Worth county. His death occurred in Northwood Nov. 10, 1900.

Source: The Semi-Centennial Souvenir of Northwood, Iowa, 1907, page 15.


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