William R. Bolton and Emily McCrea

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William Richard Bolton
April 15, 1846 - 1931

Spouse: Emily McCrea
May 10, 1856 - March 30 1929

Grave: Portland New Emmanuel Cemetery

Marriage: March 7, 1877, Wolfe Island ON

Parents
William: Henry Bolton and Elizabeth Elliott
Emily: Weir McCrea and Delilah Ellis

Children:
Elizabeth (Ready),
Evyline (Polk),
Myrtle (Preston) ,
Earl Henry,
Wilber J.,
Stewart,
Hattie,
Hilda

1877 Marriage Registration
1901 Census Record
1929 Emily's Death Registration

Merrill Weekes - "William R. Bolton - 1844 - 1931. He lived in the older brick house on Hwy #15, just south of the Marina, and before the street leading into Portland. He probably owned most of the shoreline in that area, where he operated a ship building yard and a cheese box factory. The cheese boxes were made from elm, and delivered to local cheese factories in a long wheel-base truck with very high racks.

His son, Earl Henry Bolton, operated a saw mill on the location until about 1950.

I remember Mother [Roberta Ready (Weekes)] speaking about another son (Uncle Wilbur) leaving home to seek his fortune when a very young man and was not heard from again. Destination Chicago or Western Canada?"

The cheese box factory, originally built by Charles A. White by Trotter's Creek, later burned down.

1901 Census - Bastard and Burgess Twp., District B1, Family 71
Loc #SurnameGiven NameSexRelat.StatusBirthAgePlace of BirthOriginReligionOccupation
259 Bolton William M Head M April 14, 1846 55 Ont. Irish Church of England Manufacturer
260 Bolton Emily F Wife M May 10, 1856 45Ont.IrishChurch of England
261 Bolton Evelyn F Dau. S Sept. 1, 1881 19Ont.IrishChurch of England Clerk Gen. Store
262 Bolton Myrtle S. F Dau. S Dec. 23, 1883 17Ont.IrishChurch of England
263 Bolton Earl H. M Son S July 15, 1886 14 Ont Irish Church of England
264 Bolton Wilbert T. M Son S April 28, 1889 11 Ont Irish Church of England
265 Bolton Stewart M. M Son S April 13, 1892 9 Ont Irish Church of England

The 1911 census lists William as operating a sawmill, and all of the boys as working at a mill.

Husband
William Richard Bolton
1851 Bastard census: Boulton William, age 7;
1861 Bastard census: William Boulton, Labourer, born U.C., Church of England, 16 next birthday;
1871 Bastard census: Bolton, William, age 25, Farmer;
1911 Bastard census pg 5: Bolton, William, L19 C2, M, Head, Born April 1845, age 65, born Ontario, Irish, Canadian, Anglican, in Mill;
Grave stone: William R. Bolton / 1844 - 1931 / His Wife / Emily McCrea / 1852 - 1929

Wife
Emily McCrea
MS 932 REEL 20 Vol B - 002765-77, (Frontenac), "William Richard BOLTON, 28, Bastard Ont. Twp of Bastard, carpenter, s/o Henry & Elizabeth BOLTON married Emily McCray, 25, Wolfe Island, Wolfe Island, d/o Weir & Delilah McCRAY, Wit: William H. BOLTON & Mary Jane McCRAY- Wolfe Island Ont, Mar. 7, 1877, not given"
1871 Wolfe Island census: MacRae, Emely, F, 19, ON, CS, Scotch;
911 Bastard census pg 5: Bolton, Emley, L19 C2, F, Wife, Born March 1854, age 57, born Ontario, Irish, Canadian, Anglican;
1929 Death Registration 021228 - Bolton, Emily; Female; Irish; 77 yrs 20 days; Born Frontenac Twp., March 6, 1852; 50 yrs at place of death; in Ontario: Lifetime; Father: Weir McCray, place of birth unknown; Maiden name of mother: Miss Ellis, place of birth unknown; Name of Physician: J.M. Dunn, Elgin; Name of Informant: Wm. Bolton, Portland, husband; Place of burial: Bastard Twp., April 1/29; Undertaker: A.L. Campbell, Elgin; Date of Death March 30/29.
Grave stone: William R. Bolton / 1844 - 1931 / His Wife / Emily McCrea / 1852 - 1929


1. Elizabeth (Ready)

Parents: William Richard Bolton and Emily McCrea
1901 Bastard census: Ready, Elizabeth, born Nov 11 1880, age 21 at last birthday (with Robert J.);
Grave stone: Robert J. Ready / 1877 - 1946. / His Wife / Elizabeth Bolton / 1879 - 1909. / His Wife / Zeridia I. Baker / 1879 - 1954.


2. Evelyn (Polk) (September 1, 1881 - 1958)
Parents: William Richard Bolton and Emily McCrea

1911 Bastard census p. 12-13: Polk Joseph, 8-2, M, Head, M, April 1881, age 31;
      Polk Eveline, F, Wife, M, September 1882, age 24;
      Polk Clifford, M, Son, S, born May 1906, age 5;
      Polk Vera, F, Daughter, S, born October 1909, age 2;
Grave stone: Polk / Joseph W. 1880 - 1962 / His Wife / Evelyn Bolton / 1881 - 1958


3. Myrtle S. (Preston) ( December 23, 1883 -1979 )
Parents: William Richard Bolton and Emily McCrea
1911 Bastard census pg 5: Bolton, Myrtle, L19 C2, F, Daughter, Born Dec 1884, age 27, born Ontario, Irish, Canadian, Anglican
      Preston William, Male, Son (of Joseph and Jessie), born June 1883, age 28
Grave stone: William A. Preston 1883 - 1962 / his wife / Myrtle S. Bolton 1883 - 1979

"... Anthony Preston's property ... was ... granted by the crown to Anthony himself, in 1848. ... The Preston family eventually consisted of five boys and three girls. ... One son, Robert Henry, became a doctor ... he also served in the Provincial Legislature as a Member of Parliament for Leeds County. Anthony's youngest son, Richard Franklin, also became a doctor, and ... was elected first as a M.L.A. in the Ontario Legislature, and later became a member of the Dominion Parliament.

Joseph Preston, the second youngest son, continued the family farm with his wife, Jessie Barker, until their son, William, assumed ownership in 1923. When William married Myrtle Bolton in approximately 1910, the frame house, which is at present located close to the stone house, was moved here from County Road 5, no doubt to provide a home for the young couple. ..." - Haskins, My Own Four Walls


4. Earl Henry Bolton
July 15, 1886, Portland ON- December 20, 1965, Kingston ON

Parents: William Richard Bolton and Emily McCrea

Spouse: Luella Pansy Green
1887 - 1968
Parents: Colin Green (1858 - 1929) and Clara Murphy Green (1856 - 1936)

Parents: William Richard Bolton and Emily McCrea

Birth registration 018597, Bastard and Burgess: July 15, 1886;
1911 Bastard census pg 5: Bolton, Earl, L19 C2, M, Son, Born July 1886, age 25, born Ontario, Irish, Canadian, Anglican, in Mill

September 20, 1979 obituary for Ven. Seymour Tackaberry, Luella's second husband.
Seymour Tackaberry
TACKABERRY. Ven. Seymour P., D.D., Beloved husband of Elsie, Ottawa. Father of George Foss, Edmonton, Alta. Predeceased by first wife Pearl Payne, Edmonton, Alta. Second wife Luella Pansy Bolton, Portland, Ontario. Sadly missed by nephew William Foss, Spruce Grove, Alta. and Jack, Saskatoon. Great nephews and nieces and stepchildren. Remains donated to research. Memorial service in context of family worship, All Saints Anglican Church, Westboro, Sunday, Sept. 23 at 10 a.m. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the charity of your choice.

Grave stone: Earl H. Bolton / 1886 - 1965 / His Wife / Luella Pansy Green / Mar. 30 1968


5. Wilbert J. Bolton (April 28, 1889 - )
Parents: William Richard Bolton and Emily McCrea
1911 Bastard census pg 5: Bolton, Wilber, L19 C2, M, Son, Born April 1889, age 22, born Ontario, Irish, Canadian, Anglican, in Mill


6. Stewart M. Bolton (April 13, 1892 - )
Parents: William Richard Bolton and Emily McCrea
1911 Bastard census pg 5: Bolton, Stewart, L19 C2, M, Son, Born April 1892, age 19 born Ontario, Irish, Canadian, Anglican, in Mill


7. Hattie Bolton

Parents: William Richard Bolton and Emily McCrea


8. Hilda Bolton

Parents: William Richard Bolton and Emily McCrea