Mary Jane Bolton

Female4 September 1860–22 March 1898

Brief Life History of Mary Jane

When Mary Jane Bolton was born on 4 September 1860, in Cedar, Iowa, United States, her father, Charles Henry Bolton, was 28 and her mother, Louisa Bolton, was 25. She died on 22 March 1898, in Pottawattamie, Iowa, United States, at the age of 37, and was buried in Montgomery, Iowa, United States.

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Family Time Line

Charles Henry Bolton
Louisa Bolton
Lewis Preston Bolton
Olive Bolton
George A Bolton
Mary Jane Bolton
Cora Augusta Bolton
Martin Sherman Bolton

Sources (4)

  • Mary Bolton in household of C H Bolton, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Mary Jane Bolton, "Find A Grave Index"
  • Mary Jane Bolton in household of C Henry Bolton, "United States Census, 1870"

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World Events (8)


Age 3

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

1867 · The Burtis Opera House

Age 7

The Burtis Opera House opened in Davenport and could easily hold an audience of 1,600. It was a widely used facility and Mark Twain filled the house when he spoke on tour in 1869. It was also used to house Susan B. Anthony when she lectured on the woman's right to vote. The Quad City Symphony Orchestra played its first concert as the new Tri-City Symphony in the Opera House. An arsonist set fire to the building on the evening of April 26, 1921, and the building was severely destroyed. The building was rebuilt but was no longer used as an opera house.

1872 · The First National Park

Age 12

Yellowstone National Park was given the title of the first national park by the U.S. Congress and signed into law by President Ulysses S. Grant. It is also believed to be the first national park in the world.

Name Meaning

English: habitational name from any of numerous places in northern England named Bolton (Lancashire, Northumberland, Westmorland, and Yorkshire) or from Boulton in Derbyshire and East Lothian in Scotland, from Old English bothl ‘dwelling, house’ (see Bold 1) + tūn ‘enclosure, settlement’.

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

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