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Frank Bolton (1853-1903)

1903 Obituary [1]

FRANK BOLTON, who had occupied the post of Superintendent of the Eastern Telegraph Company at Trieste, Austria, since 1882, and had acted as that Company's agent with the Austrian Government since 1891, was the third son of the late Dr. John Bolton, of Mauritius, and was born in 1853.

After being educated privately, he entered the service of the predecessors of the Eastern Telegraph Company in 1869, going to Malta, where he remained till 1878, when he was appointed the Company's Superintendent at Salonica, whence he went to Trieste.

Mr. Bolton represented the Eastern Telegraph Company at the International Telegraphic Conference at Buda-Pesth some years back, and, but for his death, would have been present in a similar capacity at the Conference now being held in this country. Mr. Bolton, who was a man of considerable ability and an accomplished linguist, was much esteemed by those with whom he came in contact.

He died at Trieste on the 8th of January, 1903, leaving behind him a widow (having married a Swiss lady, Miss Zoller, of Frauenfeld, Canton Thurgau) and three children.

Mr. Bolton was elected an Associate on the 12th of December, 1877, and was transferred to the class of Members on the 8th of November, 1883.

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