William Boulton


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"William Boulton was born in England in 1848 and emigrated to Canada...in 1855, later moving to Port Huron, Michigan. In June 1864, at age sixteen, Mr. Boulton arrived in Alpena, Michigan, then a village of 674 persons, on the steamer FORREST QUEEN, and began working in the mills...In early 1865...he returned to Canada, where he entered London Commercial College...then spent two years in Middlesex Seminary at Komoka...he returned to Alpena and settled on a homestead about four miles from the village. From 1873 until 1880 he printed...[the newspaper] FROLIC. In 1874 he was elected Alpena Township Clerk. He bought a lot in Broadwell's Addition in 1875 and became associated with the weekly newspaper ARGUS, writing and publishing feature articles dealing with the early history of the Thunder Bay region. June 2, 1876 he published his first history of Alpena County and in 1895 published a revised...edition. Mr. Boulton was an ardent photographer and, in July 1893, published a "SOUVENIR" of the City containing many full page pictures of the area. Mr. Boulton died in Alpena on March 22, 1921 and age sevety-two and was buried from Trinity Episcopal Church with Masonic honors." In 1911, Boulton also published a book with instructions on how to grow strawberries.
Notes:
Above pulled from the introduction written by Fred Trelfa to the "Complete History of Alpena County, Michigan" by William Boulton.
Date of Original:
c 1880
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Subject(s):
Personal Name(s):
Boulton, William
Collection:
Ann Taber Collection
Language of Item:
English
Geographic Coverage:
  • Michigan, United States
    fltLatitude: 45.06168
    Latitude: 45.06168 Longitude: -83.43275
Donor:
Tim Taber
Copyright Statement:
Public domain: Copyright has expired according to Canadian law. No restrictions on use.
Recommended Citation:
Ann Taber Collection, Alpena County George N. Fletcher Public Library
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211 N. First Ave.
Alpena, Michigan 49707
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(989)356-6188

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William Boulton


"William Boulton was born in England in 1848 and emigrated to Canada...in 1855, later moving to Port Huron, Michigan. In June 1864, at age sixteen, Mr. Boulton arrived in Alpena, Michigan, then a village of 674 persons, on the steamer FORREST QUEEN, and began working in the mills...In early 1865...he returned to Canada, where he entered London Commercial College...then spent two years in Middlesex Seminary at Komoka...he returned to Alpena and settled on a homestead about four miles from the village. From 1873 until 1880 he printed...[the newspaper] FROLIC. In 1874 he was elected Alpena Township Clerk. He bought a lot in Broadwell's Addition in 1875 and became associated with the weekly newspaper ARGUS, writing and publishing feature articles dealing with the early history of the Thunder Bay region. June 2, 1876 he published his first history of Alpena County and in 1895 published a revised...edition. Mr. Boulton was an ardent photographer and, in July 1893, published a "SOUVENIR" of the City containing many full page pictures of the area. Mr. Boulton died in Alpena on March 22, 1921 and age sevety-two and was buried from Trinity Episcopal Church with Masonic honors." In 1911, Boulton also published a book with instructions on how to grow strawberries.