Joseph Bolton, Jr. (1869-1934)
—The marriage of Joseph Bolton, jr., to Miss Matte E. Booth is announced for next week Tuesday evening. The ceremony will be performed at the residence of the bride’s uncle. No. 693 Second avenue. Rev. I. D. Van Valkenburgh will officiate.
Lansingburgh Courier. January 22, 1891: 3 col 2.
A transfer of a house and lot on Second avenue, between [One hundred] Eighth and Ninth streets, has been made by Joseph Patton to Joseph Bolton for $3,000.
“Lansingburgh.” Troy Daily Times. February 3, 1891: 3 col 5.
—T. Olney Hill has disposed of property on the east side of Second ave to Joseph Bolton for $5,000.
“Local News and Seasonable Jottings.” Lansingburgh Courier. August 10, 1893: col 1.
Prominent Saratoga Lake Cottager Was Business Man in Troy.
BEE STUNG DRIVER
Had Been Vicepresident of Troy Brewing Firm For 31 Years
Joseph Bolton, Jr., 65, of 366 Second Avenue, Lansingburgh, widely known along the east shore of Saratoga Lake, where he had been a summer cottager for many years, died at the Saratoga Hospital at 3:45 yesterday afternoon. A bee caused his death. The Bolton cottage at the lake burned last fall.
Mr. Bolton, vicepresident of S. Bolton’s Sons, Troy Brewing Company, was riding with George Boxley, 353 Second Avenue, Lansingburgh Monday afternoon when at the Mayfair, out Union Avenue, a bee entered the car. In his efforts to drive the insect from the car Boxley lost control, and the machine hit a pole. Boxley and Miss Carolyn Boxley, 17, his daughter, suffered minor injuries.
Coroner Arthur W. Johnson, Mechanicville, gave a verdict of accidental death. Mr. Bolton suffered a fractured pelvis, fractured leg, and other injuries. A heart condition also contributed to his death.
Mr. Bolton was a lifelong resident of Troy, the son of the late Joseph and Sarah J. Bolton of Lansingburgh. He had been vice-president of S. Bolton’s Sons Company for 31 years.
He was a member of Jerusalem Lodge, F. and A. M., Lansingburgh; Troy Lodge of Elks, the J. S. Fake Hook & Ladder Company, and the North End Rod and Gun Club.
Mr. Bolton was a member of the First Methodist Church, Lansingburgh, now known as St. Mark’s Church. His genial good nature won for him a wide circle of friends.
Saratoga Springs police and state troopers in this area remembered today the occasion when Mr. and Mrs. Bolton visited police headquarters here more than a year ago, when state police activities resulted in the cleanup of a series of Saratoga Lake cottage burglaries. The Bolton summer home, a show place at the lake, had been burglarized, and much of the loot taken from the cottage was identified at headquarters here by the Boltons.
Surviving are his wife, formerly Margaret A. Casey; two brothers, Samuel T. and William Bolton, both of Troy; two sisters, Mrs. Agnes B. Kincaid of White Plains, and Mrs. Elizabeth Settle, Ballston Spa; four nieces, Miss Loretta B. Brickley, Troy; Ruth B. Phillips, New York; Mrs. Clarence Chafey, Nyack, and Miss Sally Settle, Ballstone Spa, and six nephews, Joseph E. and George B. Bolton, New York; William Bolton Jr., Tarrytown; Kenneth B. Bolton, Bronxville, and Daniel W. and Joseph E. Kincaid, White Plains.
The funeral will be held at 2:30 p.m. Friday at the residence, 366 Second Avenue, Lansingburgh. Burial will be in Oakwood Cemetery.
Saratogian. August 8, 1934: 2 col 8.