Biography of Thomas H. Bolton
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Bolton, Thomas H., Stockholm, was born in Madrid, N. Y., March 25, 1840. His father was James Bolton, a native of Northumberland county, England, born March 20, 1705. He was the son of a land holder of England and had three brothers and two sisters. He and his brothers had to oversee the business of their father. James Bol ton was a merchant in England for some years and also owned siege roules. He was a man of good education. He married in England Jane Harrison, a native of Newcastle-on-Tyne. They had a family of three sons and five daughters. About 1836 Mr. Bolton and family came to Madrid. He afterward came to Stockholm, and here lived until his death, which occurred August 4, 1862, and his wife died in May, 1871. Thomas H, Bolton was reared on a farm and educated in the common schools and Potsdam Academy. Mr. Bolton is a natural musician and hss studied with Professor Thurston and Professor Morgan of New York city, and has attended the best institutes and convenlions in Northern New York. He has also studied in Davenport, Ia., taking private lessons and doing institute work. He followed teaching vocal music exclusively for three years. While in Davenport he was engaged in insurance business three years. He then came to Norwood, N. Y., where he was engaged for three years in the same business, representing at one time sixteen of the leading companies in this country and in England. In 1878 Mr. Bolton went to Chicago and engaged in insurance business four and one half years, representing the American Insurance Company of Chicago. He was located for some time in Springfield, Ill., and had the collecting of several counties for the American Insurance Company of Chicago. While in Springfield he was made the superintendent of agents for the Forest City Insurance Company, and remained with them seven years He was then appointed special agent of the German insurance Company, and after two years came to Buckton, N. Y., and now resides on his farm at that place. He purchased thirty eight acres of his father and has added to it until he now owns 195 acres and fine buildings. In 1863 Mr. Bolton married Rosina C. Schellenger, daughter of Daniel E. Schellenger, a native of Vermont, who came to Stockholm when a young man. His wife was Caroline Scott by whom he had two children, now living. Mr. Schellenger died in 1888 and his wife in April, 1893. To Mr. Bolton and wife have been born the following children: Malcolm C., who died in infancy; Malcolm V., a resident of Cedar Rapids, Ia., engaged as bookkeeper for the order of Railroad Conductors in Granby Block, No. 56 Third avenue. The youngest son is Thomas H., who is at home. Mr. Bolton is a Democrat in polities. He is a member of Elk lodge, No. 577, F. & A. M., of Nicholville, He and his wife are members of the M. E. church.

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