Biography of Charles H. Dolton
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CHARLES H. DOLTON, farmer, and dealer in coal, came with his parents, George and Catharine Dolton, and their family to Chicago October 6. 1835, on a wagon drawn by two yoke of oxen. Here they remained until March 7, 1838, when they moved to what is now Riverdale and Dolton, where the family has since lived. The country was then inhabited only by Indians. The Doltons were the third family and necessarily experienced many hardships. Mr. Dolton began as a poor boy, working at anything he could find to do. He has since been engaged in farming, and has followed railroading a number of years. In politics he is a Republican, and he has ably filled all the township offices. In the fall of 1872 he was elected to represent the Seventh Senatorial District in the Legislature of Illinois, and served one term. He was nominated unanimously for re-election in 1874. but was defeated with his party in Cook County in that year, there being no Republicans elected. He was born in Columbus, Ohio, October 6. 1825, where the family lived until they came to Cook County, October, 6, 1835, He was married to Miss S. Ellen Stronch, native of Maryland, near Baltimore, born April 19, 1836. Mrs. Dolton's father, William Stronach, was an early pioneer of Louisa County, Iowa. They have seven children living Minnie E., Emma L., Catharine S., William S., Nellie J., Pamella G. and Harold E.

History of Cook County, Illinois
From the earliest period to the present time.
BY: A. T. Andreas
A. T. Andreas, Publisher
Chicago 1884.