Joseph Bolton (1839-1897)
Joseph Bolton died suddenly Saturday afternoon at his home on Second avenue, Lansingburgh. He had been a sufferer from heart trouble for more than a year, but it was not until a week ago that the services of a physician were required. No serious consequences were anticipated and much of his time was spent in driving. Shortly after 3 o’clock Saturday afternoon Mr. Bolton entered his residence and in passing through the hall was overcome and soon afterward he became unconscious. Dr. Gordinier was summoned, but his efforts were unavailing, and death followed in a few moments.
Mr. Bolton was born in Clitheroe, Lancashire, England, August 15, 1839. His parents were Samuel and Elizabeth Bolton. In the fall of 1849 the deceased came to this country with his mother, his father having preceded them. His education was secured in the public schools and at the Lansingburgh Academy. he commenced his business career in Chamberlain’s coach factory, where he learned the trade of coach-making. Strict attendance and application to business was a marked characteristic of the deceased at an early age. After several years he went to the oil regions of Pennsylvania. He remained but a short time, returning to Lansingburgh and associating himself with his father, who was then the proprietor of a small brewery. Through the efforts of the deceased, who soon became an expert brewer, the business grew to its present proportions, one of the largest in the state.
Mr. Bolton was married to Sarah J. McClenahan November 20, 1865, and he is survived by his wife and six children: Samuel J. Bolton of Denver, Col., George, Joseph, jr., William and Misses Agnes and Elizabeth Bolton. He is also survived by two brothers, Crumby and Samuel, the latter of whom was associated with him in business, and by two sisters, Mrs. Elizabeth Colburn of Denver, Col. and Mrs. Thomas D. Wall, who is now in Europe.
The deceased was a regular attendant at the First Methodist church, a member of Jerusalem Lodge, F. and A. M., the Exempt Fireman’s Association, the Riverside Club of Lansingburgh and the Park Driving Club of Troy. Personally Mr. Bolton was of a quiet and retiring nature. He was an exemplary citizen, who sought no position in public life, being especially devoted to his family.
The funeral will be held to-morrow afternoon at 2:30 o’clock from his late residence on Second avenue. The Masonic service will be conducted by Edward W. Wolf, master of Jerusalem Lodge, F. and A. M. Musical selections will be rendered by the Impett Masonic Quartette, composed of Thomas Impett, Edwin Humphrey, John N. Edwards and George B. Kewley. Jerusalem Lodge will meet to-morrow afternoon at 1:30 o’clock at the Masonic temple on Second avenue.
Troy Daily Times. June 21, 1897: 4 col 2.