William Bolton (1841-1893)
Death of William Bolton—A Brave Soldier and a Successful Business Man—A Life of Kind Deeds.
The death of William Bolton occurred at his residence in Lansingburgh at 9:30 o’clock last evening. Mr. Bolton had been in poor health for some time and about a week ago he was stricken with pneumonia, which resulted in death.
William Bolton was born in Clithero, England, February 14, 1841, and came to Lansingburgh in September, 1848. He was a stone-cutter by trade. He enlisted in 1862 in the one hundred and twenty-fifth regiment, company C, New York state volunteers, under command of Captain Esmond. During the war he was taken prisoner by the confederates at Ream’s Station and was confined in Libby prison for some time, after which he was transferred to Belle Island and finally to Salisbury prison, from which he was returned to the Union troops by an exchange of prisoners, after being imprisoned nine months. Mr. Bolton had an enviable record, serving with unflinching valor on the field of battle and receiving an honorable discharge at the close of the war. On his return home he was stricken with fever, contracted during his imprisonment, and his life was despaired of. Recovering, he worked at his trade in Boston and Portland for a short time, and in the summer of 1865 was employed by his father in the brewery business, which has since met such great success.
The deceased is survived by three brothers, Samuel, Joseph and Crumby Bolton, and three sisters, Mrs. Elizabeth Colburn, Mrs. Mary Dugdale and Mrs. Thomas D. Wall. A special meeting of Post Bolton will be called to take appropriate action on the death.
The funeral arrangements, outside of those made by the family, will be entirely in charge of Post Bolton, G. A. R.
Many will mourn the death of this kind-hearted and generous-handed man.
Troy Daily Times. February 16, 1893: 3 col 5.