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T. L. Bolton


Posted By: Gordon Felland (email)
Date: 9/9/2015 at 17:45:21

Supervisor T. L Bolton was born in Oxfordshire England, on Sept. 19, 1835. He came to America in 1858 and in 1860 cast his first vote for Abraham Lincoln. On coming to the United States he settled in Dodge county, Wis. and went to farming. In 1880 he came to Worth county and settled on a farm 2 1/2 miles north of Northwood. which farm he still owns. In 1902 he transferred his active farm interests to one of his sons and moved into this city where he has since resided.

On Sept. 5th, 1861 he was married to Miss Harriet Rosencrantz in Dodge county, Wis. Five children have been born to them whose names and addresses are as fol­lows: Mrs. A. J. Shaver, Maynard, Minn.; Mrs. G. H. Holden, Manly. Iowa; D. W. Bolton; D. L. Bolton and A. Bolton of Northwood.

Mr. Bolton's father, Thomas Bolton died at this place in 1881 and his mother Elizabeth Bolton died in Dodge county. Wis.. in 1860. Two brothers and one sister ac­companied the family to America one of whom was the late I. M. Bolton of Northwood.

In 1899 Mr. Bolton was chosen as the 3rd district member on the Worth county board of supervisors, taking his seat Jan. 1st, 1900. He still retains this position having been twice re-elected. He is now serving the first year of his third term. The office of county supervisor is a very important one in the fact that the hoard governs all public improvements as well as holds the purse strings of the county. In his administration of this public trust Mr. Bolton has always borne in mind the tax payers' rights, at the same time he has been progressive in making improvements whenever needful for the public good.

Mr. Bolton takes a deep interest in matters pertaining to farm life. He has been president of the Worth County Farmers' Institute for the past ten years, and he has been one of the active forces in building it up and making it a pronounced success. He is a loyal member of the Methodist church having been a trustee of the local organization for many years.

Source: The Semi-Centennial Souvenir of Northwood, Iowa, 1907, page 26.


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