Ira Oscar Bolton

11 October 1883–30 July 1944 (Age 60)
Kansas City, Wyandotte, Kansas, United States

The Life of Ira Oscar

When Ira Oscar Bolton was born on 11 October 1883, in Kansas City, Wyandotte, Kansas, United States, his father, Joseph Bolton, was 38 and his mother, Elizabeth Campbell, was 33. He married Zona Louise Shafer on 14 October 1903. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 5 daughters. He lived in Matheson, Elbert, Colorado, United States in 1920 and Harrison Township, Rice, Kansas, United States in 1930. He died on 30 July 1944, in Lyons, Rice, Kansas, United States, at the age of 60, and was buried in Lyons, Rice, Kansas, United States.

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Family Time Line

Ira Oscar Bolton
Zona Louise Shafer
Marriage: 14 October 1903
Margaret Maye Bolton
Carroll Albertice Bolton
Myron Otis Bolton
Edyce Isabelle Bolton
Sheldon Edward Bolton
Virgil Leroy Bolton
Laurence Ira Bolton
Laura Zona Bolton
Lurena May Bolton
Luther Allen Bolton
Enid Aldean Bolton

Spouse and Children

14 October 1903


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World Events (8)


Age 3

Statue of Liberty is dedicated.
1890 · Gold is Discovered

Age 7

In 1890, Robert Miller Womack discovers a rich gold deposit along Cripple Creek, near the western slope of Pikes Peak. This would become the richest gold strike in the Rocky Mountin area.
1900 · Gold for Cash!

Age 17

This Act set a price at which gold could be traded for paper money.

Name Meaning

English: habitational name from any of the numerous places in northern England named Bolton, especially the one in Lancashire, from Old English boðl ‘dwelling’, ‘house’ ( see Bold 2) + tūn ‘enclosure’, ‘settlement’.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Sources (3)

  • Ira O Botton, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Ira O Bolton, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Ira O Bolton, "Kansas State Census, 1925"

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