Biography of Edward J. Boulton
Adams County, NE Biographies





Edward J. Boulton is the owner of one of the fine farm properties of Juniata township. His place is a beautiful one, with all modern equipment and giving every evidence of the careful and continued supervision of an owner who is both practical and progressive. He ranks with the representative agriculturists of this district and has been a valued citizen here for twelve years. He was born in Hancock, Michigan, on the 9th of August, 1873, a son of John and Mary Anne (Adams) Boulton, both of whom were natives of England, where they remained until after their marriage. They then came to the United States and after living in Michigan for a number of years removed to Nebraska in 1879, the father purchasing railroad land near Juniata. His attention was there given to general agricultural pursuits until about sixteen years ago, when he retired from active business life and took up his abode in Juniata, where he passed away eight years ago, having for two years survived his wife. In their family were eight children, as follows: John, who is a resident of Kenesaw, Nebraska; Alice, who is the wife of T. W. McDonald and lives in Michigan; George and Mary, both of whom are deceased; Kitty, the wife of S. O. Vandreff, of Arapahoe, Nebraska; Harriet, who has passed away; Sarah, who gave her hand in marriage to W. J. Pedersen, of Juniata township; and Edward J., of this review.

The last named acquired a common school education and remained with his father until twenty five years of age. Twelve years ago he took up his abode upon the farm which is now his home. It is situated on section 11, Juniata township, and is one of the most beautiful and attractive places of the district. He has erected a large and commodious residence built in modern style of architecture, has also built a big barn, a silo and a hog and chicken house. In fact there is every modern equipment upon his place, including the latest improved machinery, and he has one hundred and twenty two acres of rich and productive land which he devotes to general farming, his labors annually producing good crops. In addition to his home interests he is a member of the Farmers Elevator Company of Juniata.

In 1901 Mr. Boulton was united in marriage to Miss Elva Whiting, a daughter of Thomas G. Whiting. They have one son, Harry, who is attending school. Mr. Boulton exercises his right of franchise in support of the men and measures of the republican party and he and his wife are consistent members of the Methodist Episcopal church, guiding their lives by its teachings. During the period of his residence in the state he has gained a wide acquaintance and the substantial qualities which he has displayed have established him firmly in the warm regard and goodwill of all who know him.

From:
Past and Present of
Adams County, Nebraska
Supervisong Editor: Judge William R. Burton
Assistant Editor: David J. Lewis
The S. J. Clarke Publishing Company
Chicago, 1916


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