The OHS Pipe Organ Database

BuilderID 703

Builder Identification

England prior to 1887; Reading, Massachusetts, 1898; Melrose, Massachusetts, 1905; Dorchester, Massachusetts, 1921-1930

Additional Notes

  • From the OHS PC Database, derived from A Guide to North American Organbuilders by David H. Fox (Organ Historical Society, 1991) —

    Born 6 Feb. 1854 in Liverpool, England; (father of Frederick C. Bolton?); uncle of Henry Bolton, cousin of Ralph Bolton; apprentice with Henry Willis & Sons of Liverpool, England; immigrated to the U.S., Sep. 1887; with Samuel Pierce firm of Reading, Massachusetts; partner with Henry E. Bolton in Bolton & Bolton of Reading, Massachusetts, 1898; with American Organ Supply Co. of Pomeroy, Ohio; in Melrose, Massachusetts, 1905; with Ernest M. Skinner firm of Dorchester, Massachusetts, 1921-1930, head reed voicer; died 2 Jan. 1933 in Melrose, Massachusetts.

Database Entries

There are no entries in the database that describe organs by Frederick Bolton Sr.


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