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Memorable Manitobans: James H. Bolton (1864-?)

Farmer, grain buyer.

Born at Bayfield, Ontario on 4 December 1864, son of J. O. Bolton and Jane Sherritt, he was educated at Petrolia then left school at the age of 16 to move to Iowa where he worked for two years. He came to Manitoba around 1882 and farmed for several years. He later rented his farm to operate a general store and lumberyard at Shoal Lake, Manitoba, selling them to work as a grain buyer for A. S. Arnold. On 10 March 1888 he married Belle McDonald (?-1905), daughter of Allan McDonald and Belle McKenzie. They had four children: Fred Bolton, Jean Bolton, Allan Bolton, and Elizabeth Bolton. He was a member of the local Conservative Association and the Masons.


The Story of Manitoba by F. H. Schofield, Winnipeg: The S. J. Clarke Publishing Company, 1913.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 23 September 2009

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