Galena Daily Gazette
26 September 1887


Mr. John Bolitho, formerly of East Galena township, died at his home in Cedar Falls, Iowa, at 4:40 o'clock on Sunday morning, September 25, 1887, aged 68 years. The deceased was in Galena some two weeks ago on a visit to old neighbors and friends and was around in his usual good health up to 4 o'clock on Friday afternoon, when he suffered a paralytic stroke, which terminated his life at the time aforesaid. Mr. Bolitho resided in East Galena up to a year ago last winter, when he moved to Cedar Falls, where he ended his days upon earth. His first wife died about three years ago, and her remains were interred in Greenwood Cemetery in this city. About two years afterwards he was joined in matrimony to Mrs. Waney, of East Galena, who survives him, as do also two sons by his first wife, namely: John and Albert Bolitho, of Boone, Iowa.

The remains of Mr. Bolitho will arrive in Galena on the 7:45 Illinois Central train to-morrow morning. The funeral procession will leave the Illinois Central depot at 10 o'clock in the forenoon, and his remains will be conveyed to Greenwood, where services will be conducted, and where the remains will be laid to rest, by the side of his wife. Friends are invited to attend.

Submitted by Tim Doser