George Thomas Bolt
(November ?, 1864--July 26,1929)
Born St. Catharines , Ontario Canada
Last Up Dated 3-09-2002
* As far as we understand, George was born to
Thomas Bolt & Julia Garrow. Julia went to Cleveland and married William
Budd. George was listed in census of 1870 as George Budd 6 yrs old
!IE, there was no mention of have any other name but that of head of household!
George married Ella Louise Barkwil in Nov.
20th, 1886 Summit County OH
How /where did he meet a Cleveland girl?
William Budd married George's mother (Julia
Garrow) in 14 May 1868 in Summit County ( not Cauyohaga,Cleveland,OH)
nor Garr?? County,Chagrin Falls OH). Document of marriage has no mention
of being married before or having a different married name!
Children of George Bolt & Ella:
Joseph Clarence Bolt,b.
April 10th, 1888. & d.1968 in Massachusetts--See his history web site
Fern L. (Bolt) Thorp, b.May
1890--- Buried in Woodland Cem. in Cleveland, d. age 63 of
Chronic Hepatitis. She was life long member of First Methodist Episcopal
church of Akron.
from George to son Joseph was written March 1st, 1927 & mailed
George said in post card he was sick in hospital with
Encephalitis on face & head ? Card was written 2/28/1927.
* Note: No documented evidence has been found yet that proves George
Bolt is linked to Thomas Bolt that came from Devon & ended up in Huron
* Letter of June 22nd, 1929 was written to him by Detroit
Moose Lodge 160. It was addressed to 230 S. 8th Street;
* George died July 26th, 1929. I think mom said there
was something abt gas stove burners being on when they found him ! Was
suicide ? Was there another women with him ? He was divorced
by then ?
* George was cremated in Philadelphia . See
Certificate From Philadelphia. Note, error in it: George's wife
Ella was born in Cleveland & daughter of George Barkwill. Also,my mom
Dorothy corrected another version of this document to state George's father
was Thomas Bolt,not William Bolt. No proof either way!
* Ashes buried in Akron cemetery next to wife's ? Ella
Louise Barkwill, born Cleveland OH
Ref to George Working at Dayton Scale Co. that became
part of IBM ?
Ref to George working for National Cash Register Co.
of Dayton ( Didn't son Joseph work there ?)
Items to get;
* New copy of his Death Certificate
* News clipping of Obit---Was he living with a woman ?
* Possible Coroners report --Gas on stove when he was found dead?
* City directorys--pre 1927 ? 1927-1929 for sure. Living with woman
* Checkup on paper maker occupation--Who did he work for ?
* When did he leave Detroit or Akron ?
* See Akron Directories & Detroit ?
* Check on son living in Bound Brook NJ---Did George follow ?
* When divorced ? Get Divorce paper ?
1870 Census of Cleveland OH-----Roll 1188 ? Wards 1-3
George Thomas Bolt was listed in family of William Budd as son
Julia Garrow was wife of William then & mother of George
1880 Census of Akron OH
1900 Census ( Vol146/Ed 66/Sheet 3/Line
George T. Bolt / W /Head Of Household/ b. Nov 1864/
Age 36 / Born Canada
Ella L. /Wife / b. Dec 1862 / Age 38/ b. Ohio
Clarence J./Son/b. Apr 1888/ Age 12/b. Ohio ---10 yrs
Fern L. /Dau/ May 1890 / Age 10/b. Ohio
George T. Bolt---15 Yrs in US ( Incorrect ?)---13 Yrs
married---Occupation"Nickle Polisher"---Not sure on house owner symbol
+two others ?
George's mother b. Canada & Father born in England
George Thomas Bolt is 3rd from left
with "X' over his head.
This group is likely the loyal Order of Moose. He belonged to 160
This was likely taken in Akron in late 1800s however.
George Bolt abt 1905 at age 40.-------Close Upof Same Photo
George T.Bolt photo by Akron OH photographer.
Close Up of same photograph
photo was labeled Clarence Bolt on back,but the date of photo from both
clothes style & image material says older ! Also the "ears" say George
( thather) , not Clarence ( Joe son).
This is either Joe Bolt or father George Bolt.
The photo is old enough to be George.
The "ears" will likely decide !
Note part on left!
Joe Bolt as Kid--Notice Center part !