|Birth: ||Aug. 1, 1859|
|Death: ||Jun. 28, 1926|
AGE AT DEATH: 66 years - 10 months - 27 days.
Frances Eugenia BOLTON is usually known as Fannie Bolton.
Fannie BOLTON never married.
Her father was a Methodist minister and she had at least two brothers.
Fannie BOLTON wrote the words of the well-known hymn NOT I, BUT CHRIST.
Fannie BOLTON became an Adventist in early 1885 at age 26 and remained one until she died.
Toward the end of the 19th century (late 1800s) Fannie BOLTON claimed to have visions.
Fannie BOLTON is a controversial figure in the history of the Seventh-day Adventist church in connection with the seven years or so that she served as one of the literary assistants to ELLEN G WHITE.
In June of 1883 Fannie graduated from the Preparatory School
(equivalent to a high school) of Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois. After finishing her education, Fannie worked as a correspondent for a Chicago newspaper, the Inter-Ocean, one of the predecessors of the Chicago Tribune. Sent by her paper to report on the Seventh-day Adventist campmeeting held in Springfield, Illinois in 1887, she met ELLEN G WHITE, one of the co-founders of that church and the Messenger of the Lord, both in written and spoken word. Mrs. White, impressed by Fannie's preparation of her campmeeting sermons for her newspaper, and having had good reports of Fannie's character and abilities, hired her as a literary assistant, a decision that proved fateful.
1897 - John Harvey KELLOGG, director of the Battle Creek Sanitarium: "Miss Bolton looks thin and is extremely nervous and hysterical. ... I think she is sick."
February 1911 - Fannie BOLTON was committed to the Kalamazoo State Hospital and discharged a year later.
October 1924 - Fannie BOLTON was recommitted to the same hospital and discharged a year later.
NOTE: Kalamazoo State Hospital is a facility for the safe detention and treatment of the insane. It opened in 1859 under the name Michigan Asylum for the Insane. In 1911 it was renamed The Kalamazoo State Hospital. It underwent a further name change in 1978 to The Kalamazoo Regional Psychiatric Hospital. Finally, in 1995 it assumed its present designation as The Kalamazoo Psychiatric Hospital. It is the largest mental health institution in Michigan.
OBITUARY published on page 22, column two, of the August 5 1926 issue of the Review and Herald:
BOLTON.--Frances E. Bolton died at Battle Creek, Mich., June 28, 1926. She was widely known by her writings, and many a heart has been cheered by her poems. Dr. A. B. Olsen conducted the burial service in the chapel. F. D. Schram sang songs of Fannie's own composition. "Not I, but Christ," had been exalted in her life, and the peaceful expression on her face told us she felt ready to meet her Master. She was laid to rest at Eureka, Mich. -Mrs. R.C. Porter.
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Eureka Township Cemetery
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Originally Created by: Glenn Geirland
Record added: Jan 17, 2007
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