Bolton, Sarah Knowles (1841–1916)

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Bolton, Sarah Knowles (1841–1916)

American writer. Born Sept 15, 1841, in Farmington, Connecticut; died Feb 21, 1916, in Cleveland, Ohio; dau. of John S. Knowles; graduate of Hartford Female Seminary, 1860; m. Charles E. Bolton, 1866; children: Charles Knowles Bloton (b. 1872).

Active in temperance and reform movements, taught school in Natchez, Mississippi, until outbreak of Civil War; was associate editor of Congregationalist (1878–81); wrote numerous poems, children's books and biographical sketches (1864–1902).