DALTON, John Wilfred Jr.

DALTON, John Wilfred Jr.

Male 1865 - 1920  (55 years)

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  • Name DALTON, John Wilfred  [1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6
    Suffix Jr. 
    Born 23 Apr 1865  Sandwich, Barnstable, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [7, 8
    Died 24 May 1920  Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [7, 9
    Cause: toxemia following operation for acute perforative appendicitis (duration 4 days); at age 5 
    Address:
    Carney Hospital
    South Boston, MA 
    Obituary 25 May 1920  Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Boston Daily Globe 
    Obituary 26 May 1920  Sandwich, Barnstable, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Sandwich Independent 
    Buried 27 May 1920  Sandwich, Barnstable, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [9
    Address:
    Grove Street
    Sandwich, MA 02563
    508.888.0209 
    • CONFLICT:: John's state-issued death certificate states that he was buried in Corpus Christi Cemetery in Sandwich, MA on 26 May 1920. The Boston Globe printed that his funeral would be held on Thursday, 27 May 1920. Either the Globe got the date of the funeral wrong or the undertaker supplied the wrong burial date on the death certificate as it is unlikely that the funeral was held the day after the burial.
    Obituary 31 May 1920  [10
    Name Junie Dalton 
    Notes 
    • John Wilfred Dalton was one of Sandwich's most widely known and energetic citizens, a man who loved his town and the entire Cape and whose life was spent in endeavoring to help his fellow citizens and the town of his birth. He was born in Sandwich on April 25, 1867, the son of John W. and Rose (Duffy) Dalton. While attending High School his father died and he left school to help along the family, engaging in the grocery business. In 1883, while still a young man he became interested in newspaper work, corresponding for The Cape Cod Item and the Sandwich Independent, of which paper he became managing editor. In 1886, he became the representative of the Boston Globe on the Cape. In this capacity and in his association with other papers, such as the New York Herald, World and Journal, the Associated Press, the New Bedford Journal, the Barnstable County Journal and the Falmouth Local, he was known from one end of the Cape to the other and throughout southeastern Massachusetts as well as in Boston. He reported many storms and shipwrecks and was in touch with all the life-savers. Becoming particularly interested in this branch of public service, he wrote a book on the activities of the life-saving heroes, lectured on their behalf and fought for them in the way of national legislation. Mr Dalton not only had a facile pen, but was also a clever sketch artist, illustrating a number of his own articles. He was also of an inventive turn of mind and invented an improved breeches buoy. - Dalton was also a prominent man in town affairs and outside politics. As a newspaper correspondent, he became particularly well acquainted with Ex-President Cleveland and Joseph Jefferson, enjoying their confidence to an unusual degree. It is probable that he was closer to Mr Cleveland than any other newspaperman. - He was always interested in getting new industries to the Cape and he established the first industry to come to the banks of the Cape cod Canal - a fish-freezing plant, the Canal Fish and Freezing Co. His ambition, however, was to get fresh Cape cod fish into the New York market in 11 hours from the time they were caught. - In the town of Sandwich Mr Dalton was the local magnate. He was a constable of the town, the captain of the hook and ladder company, a member of the W. E. Russell Club, the Shawme Club and the Sandwich Improvement Society. He belonged to the Middleboro Lodge, K. of C. and to the New Bedford Lodge of Elks. [10]
    • (Research):According to Martha Bewick's handwritten research notes:
      (1) John was a reporter for 4 or 5 papers
      (2) John invented a breeches buoy
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      Sandwich Observer - 23 Oct 1894 - THE SANDWICH FIRE AND POLICE PROTECTION ASSOCIATION - J. W. Dalton is President of Sandwich Fire and Police Protection Association which was organized for the purpose of protecting property owners. The village proper will be patrolled from 10pm to 6am by reliable watchmen. Time locks will be provided and patrolmen will have keys to the various churches and in case of fire an alarm will be immedidately rung in. The cost to property holders will be about $1.50 per quarter.
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      J. W. Dalton wrote a booklet called "The Cape Cod Canal" which was published in March 1911 by the Eastern Printing Company of Boston.  It contains 61 pages and 30 photographs of the progress of the contruction of the canal. There is a photocopy of the booklet at the Sandwich Archives.
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      FROM THE CANAL TO NEW YORK - Daily Steamer Will be in Operation By July 1, According to Statement of Sandwich Men -- At a meeting held at the Hotel Lenox in Boston it was stated by John W. Dalton of Sandwich that a steamboat making daily trips between the Cape Cod canal and New York will be in operation by July 1st of this year. He further stated that he had been at work on the project for over a year and had secured a concession of land from the Canal company, and permission from the government to build a wharf and dredge a basin at Sandwich. This work will begin within thirty days and will be an established fact by July 1st. [Source: Barnstable Patriot, Monday, March 17, 1919, page 2]
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      1902 -- In the directory for all New England telephones, Sandwich had one pay phone and six subscribers: J. W. Dalton, A. V. Johnston, S. I. Morse, N. Packwood, Jr., Charles M. Thompson, and the Cape Construction Co. [Source: "Sandwich - A Cape Cod Town" by R. A. Lovell, Jr., page 444]
    • (Medical):31 May 1920 -- An operation for appendicitis was performed on Mr Dalton a week ago today and at first he seemed to be making a fine recovery. By Wednesday, however, he showed alarming symptoms. It was decided that a second operation would be necessary and it was done at 3 yesterday afternoon. From this operation he never really recovered, and the end came at 3 this morning. [10]

    Father DALTON, John Wilfred Sr.,   b. 1836, South Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Jun 1882, Sandwich, Barnstable, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 46 years) 
    Mother DUFFY, Rose Elizabeth,   b. Aug 1838, , , , Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Jun 1909, Sandwich, Barnstable, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 70 years) 
    Married 29 Dec 1864  Sandwich, Barnstable, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 

    Spouse CASHMAN, Catherine Adeline "Addie",   b. 6 Feb 1875, Quincy, Norfolk, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 May 1957, Sandwich, Barnstable, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 82 years) 
    Married 1 Oct 1901  Quincy, Norfolk, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [11
    031 1901 Dalton Cashman Wedding Article PL
    031 1901 Dalton Cashman Wedding Article PL
    PATRIOT LEDGER - One of the prettiest church weddings of the season was solemnized at St. Mary's church, West Quincy, Tuesday evening, when Mrs. Catherine Adeline Cashman, daughter of Mr. John Cashman, and one of the most popular young ladies in that section of the city, became the bride of Mr. John Wilfred Dalton of Sandwich, Mass., a well known newspaper man. The guests were received and ushered by Mr. John Cashman, Mr. William Cashman, Mr. Daniel Reardon and Mr. Jeremiah Ford, and at 7:30, the hour of the ceremony, the church was filled.The strains of Lohengrin's wedding march annouced the arrival of the bridal party who entered the church, preceded by the ushers and moved slowly toward the altar. Following the ushers were the groom and maid of honor, Miss Mary E. Cashman, a sister of the bride. Then came the bride escorted by Representative William J. Sullivan of Boston. The bride was gowned in white muslin and her long tulle veil was fastened with bride roses, a huge bunch of which she carried in her hand. The maid of honor was dressed in white muslin and carried white chrysanthemums. As the bridal couple advanced within the sanctuary gates, the high altar became ablaze with electric lights of many colors. Rev. Ambrose T. Roche performed the ceremony. After the ceremony the couple were driven to the home of the bride's parents, on Cross Street, where a reception was held from 8 till 10. The interior of the house was decorated with wild flowers, the parlor being a veritable floral bower. Many handsome gifts were received and required an entire room for their display. The loft of the immense barn on the estaste was transformed into a dining hall, where an elaborate spread was served. The interior was brilliantly illuminated by electric lights, and was lavishly decorated with flags and bunting. Opposite the entrance was the word "Welcome" in golden letters. Before the immense party sat down prayer was offered by Fr. Roche. Rev. J.H. O'Neil of Rockland was also present. During the supper there was music by an orchestra, which also played for the dancing which followed. Mr. and Mrs. Dalton left on a wedding tour, followed by the best wishes of all present. They will make their home in Sandwich.
    031 1901 Dalton Cashman Wedding Article BG
    031 1901 Dalton Cashman Wedding Article BG
    BOSTON GLOBE - QUINCY Oct, 1 - One of the notable weddings of the season took place at St. Mary's church, West Quincy, this evening, when Miss Catherine Adeline Cashman, daughter of Mr and Mrs John Cashman, became the bride of Mr John Wilfred Dalton, son of Mrs. Rose E. Dalton of Sandwich, MA. The bride is one of the best known and most popular young women of this city, and the groom is connected with the Boston Globe. The pretty church was crowded to the doors at 7:30, when the ceremony was performed. The guests were received and ushered by John Cashman, William Cashman, Daniel Reardon and Jeremiah Ford of this city. At 7:30 the strains of the "Lohengrin" wedding march announced the arrival of the bridal party. The ushers led the procession, and they were slowly followed by the groom and maid of honor, Miss Mary E. Cashman, a sister of the bride, while the bride was escorted by Representative William J. Sullivan of Boston. The bride was gowned in white muslin and her long tulle veil was fastened with bride roses, a huge bunch of which she carried in her hand. The maid of honor was dressed in white muslin and carried white chrysanthemums. As the bridal couple advanced within the sanctuary gates, the high altar became ablaze wth electric lights of many colors. Rev Ambrose T. Roche performed the ceremony. After the ceremony the couple were driven to the home of the bride's parents, on Cross st., where a reception was held from 8 till 10. The interior of the house was decorated with wild flowers, the parlor being a veritable floral bower. Many handome presents were received, and required an entire room for their display. The loft of the immense barn on the estate was transformed into a dining hall, where an elaborate spread was served. The interior was brilliantly illuminated by electric lights, and was lavishly decorated with flags and bunting. Opposite the entrance was the word "Welcome." in golden letters. Before the immense party sat down, prayer was offered by Fr Roche. Rev J.H O'Neil of Rockland was also present. During the supper there was music by an orchestra, which also played for the dancing which followed. Mr and Mrs Dalton left on a wedding tour, followed by the best wishes of all present. They will make their home in Sandwich.
    Children 
    +1. DALTON, John Wilfred III,   b. 8 Jul 1902, Sandwich, Barnstable, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 Jul 1971, South Yarmouth, Barnstable, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 68 years)
     2. DALTON, Charles Cashman,   b. 4 Mar 1907, , , Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 May 1972, Sandwich, Barnstable, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 65 years)

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 23 Apr 1865 - Sandwich, Barnstable, Massachusetts, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 1 Oct 1901 - Quincy, Norfolk, Massachusetts, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsChild - DALTON, John Wilfred III - 8 Jul 1902 - Sandwich, Barnstable, Massachusetts, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsChild - DALTON, Charles Cashman - 4 Mar 1907 - , , Massachusetts, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - Cause: toxemia following operation for acute perforative appendicitis (duration 4 days); at age 5,Address:
    Carney Hospital
    South Boston, MA - 24 May 1920 - Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts, USA
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    Link to Google MapsObituary - Boston Daily Globe - 25 May 1920 - Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsObituary - Sandwich Independent - 26 May 1920 - Sandwich, Barnstable, Massachusetts, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - Address:
    Grove Street
    Sandwich, MA 02563
    508.888.0209 - 27 May 1920 - Sandwich, Barnstable, Massachusetts, USA
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  • Photos
    031 1920 John Wilfred Dalton portrait
    031 1920 John Wilfred Dalton portrait
    This is the photo that appeared with the article that announced the death of John W. Dalton in the Barnstable Patriot on 31 May 1920.
    031 1920 John W Dalton portrait from obituary
    031 1920 John W Dalton portrait from obituary
    Photo which accompanied the obituary of John W. Dalton [Source credit: collection of Catherine Cronin]
    108 1888 John W Dalton Jr in 1888
    108 1888 John W Dalton Jr in 1888
    Detail clipped from group photo of 1888 champion Sandwich Baseball Team. [Photo credit: "Sandwich - A Cape Cod Town," by R. A. Lovell, page 411]
    108 1888 Sandwich Baseball Team
    108 1888 Sandwich Baseball Team
    John Wilfred Dalton (nicknamed "Junie") and his brother James "Henry" Dalton were captured in this photo as they were in 1888, the year they played for the championship Sandwich Baseball Team. John is in the back row, second from the left. James Henry is in the back row, fourth from the left. Photo courtesy of Eunice Kickinson and her sister Mrs. Annie Williamson, nieces of the Ezra and Gus Pope shown. This photo appears on page 411 of "Sandwich, A Cape Cod Town," by R. A. Lovell, Jr.
    108 1889 Sandwich Brass Band annotated
    108 1889 Sandwich Brass Band annotated
    This is a photograph of the Sandwich, Massachusetts, United Brass Band of 1889. The ninth name in the marginal notation is J. W. Dalton, which is assumed to correspond with the ninth person in the photo, if counted from the left. This photo is held at the Sandwich Town Archives in Sandwich, MA.

    Documents
    031 1902 Dalton book Life Savers of Cape Cod
    031 1902 Dalton book Life Savers of Cape Cod
    This book, "The Life Savers of Cape Cod," was written by John W. Dalton of Sandwich, MA. It deals with the United States Life Saving Service on Cape Cod from Provincetown to Monomoy Point. Originally known as the Massachusetts Humane Society it became the USLSS in 1872. This book captures the history and background of these brave men who risked their lives to save those who had met disaster at sea. It was published in 1902 by The Barta Press of Boston, Mass.
    031 1906 John W Dalton patent Life Saving Device
    031 1906 John W Dalton patent Life Saving Device
    UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE. --- JOHN W. DALTON, OF SANDWICH, MASSACHUSETTS. LIFE-SAVING DEVICE. --- Specification of Letters Patent. Application filed June 27,1905. Serial No. 267.235. --- Patented March 6, 1906. No. 814,116.
    031 1914 John W Dalton patent Shellfish Tray
    031 1914 John W Dalton patent Shellfish Tray
    UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE. --- JOHN W. DALTON, OF SANDWICH, MASSACHUSETTS, ASSIGNOR TO CAPE COD PRODUCTS COMPANY, A CORPORATION OF MASSACHUSETTS. DESIGN FOR A TRAY FOR SHELL-FISH. --- Specification for Design. Application filed June 14, 1912. Serial No. 703,748. Term of patent 14 years. --- Patented Feb. 17, 1914. 45, 254
    031 1902 Sandwich A Cape Cod Town by Lovell
    031 1902 Sandwich A Cape Cod Town by Lovell
    "1902 -- In the directory for all New England telephones, Sandwich had one pay phone and six subscribers: J. W. Dalton, A. V. Johnston, S. I. Morse, N. Packwood, Jr., Charles M. Thompson, and the Cape Construction Co." [Source: "Sandwich - A Cape Cod Town" by R. A. Lovell, Jr., page 444]

    Headstones
    031 2013 Dalton family headstone
    031 2013 Dalton family headstone
    Closeup of the Dalton family monument at Saint Peter Cemetery in Sandwich, MA. There are no inscriptions on the stone other than the surname DALTON, which appears on the both sides of the stone. Individual graves are marked by smaller stones like the one visible in the lower left corner of this photo. [Photo credit: Donna Goldstein]
    031 2013 John Wilfred Dalton headstone
    031 2013 John Wilfred Dalton headstone
    Marker for John Wilfred Dalton located in Dalton family plot at Saint Peter Cemetery, Sandwich, MA. [Photo credit: Donna Goldstein]
    031 2013 Dalton family headstone in context
    031 2013 Dalton family headstone in context
    The Daltons are buried at Saint Peter Cemetery in Sandwich, which is just across the street from the Heritage Museums and Gardens. This photo shows the location of the Dalton monument in relation to the lovely old circular barn which houses the Classic Car Museum at Heritage. [Photo credit: Donna Goldstein]
    031 2013 John and Adeline Dalton headstones
    031 2013 John and Adeline Dalton headstones
    This photo shows the relationship of the headstones for John Wilfred Dalton and Adeline Cashman Dalton, husband and wife. [Photo credit: Donna Goldstein]
    031 2013 Dalton family plot view A
    031 2013 Dalton family plot view A
    This photo shows the locations of the graves of John Wilfred Dalton, Adeline Cashman Dalton and Charles Cashman Dalton in relation to the large DALTON monument. [Photo credit: Donna Goldstein]
    031 2013 Dalton family plot view B
    031 2013 Dalton family plot view B
    This photo shows the locations of the graves of Rose Duffy Dalton, John Wilfred Dalton, Adeline Cashman Dalton and Charles Cashman Dalton in relation to the large DALTON monument. [Photo credit: Donna Goldstein]

    News
    031 1901 Dalton Cashman wedding Herald
    031 1901 Dalton Cashman wedding Herald
    The Dalton-Cashman marriage was announced in The Boston Herald on 1 Oct 1921.
    031 1901 Dalton Cashman wedding Herald detail
    031 1901 Dalton Cashman wedding Herald detail
    The Boston Herald -- John W. Dalton, a member of the staff of the Boston Globe, was united in marriage last night to Miss Catherine A. Cashman, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Cashman of West Quincy. The ceremony was performed in St.Mary's Church. West Quincy, by the pastor, the Rev. A.F. Roche. The bride was attended by her sister, Miss Mary E. Cashman, and the best man was Representative William J. Sullivan of Boston.
    031 1901 Dalton Cashman Wedding Article PL
    031 1901 Dalton Cashman wedding article PL
    PATRIOT LEDGER - One of the prettiest church weddings of the season was solemnized at St. Mary's church, West Quincy, Tuesday evening, when Mrs. Catherine Adeline Cashman, daughter of Mr. John Cashman, and one of the most popular young ladies in that section of the city, became the bride of Mr. John Wilfred Dalton of Sandwich, Mass., a well known newspaper man. The guests were received and ushered by Mr. John Cashman, Mr. William Cashman, Mr. Daniel Reardon and Mr. Jeremiah Ford, and at 7:30, the hour of the ceremony, the church was filled.The strains of Lohengrin's wedding march annouced the arrival of the bridal party who entered the church, preceded by the ushers and moved slowly toward the altar. Following the ushers were the groom and maid of honor, Miss Mary E. Cashman, a sister of the bride. Then came the bride escorted by Representative William J. Sullivan of Boston. The bride was gowned in white muslin and her long tulle veil was fastened with bride roses, a huge bunch of which she carried in her hand. The maid of honor was dressed in white muslin and carried white chrysanthemums. As the bridal couple advanced within the sanctuary gates, the high altar became ablaze with electric lights of many colors. Rev. Ambrose T. Roche performed the ceremony. After the ceremony the couple were driven to the home of the bride's parents, on Cross Street, where a reception was held from 8 till 10. The interior of the house was decorated with wild flowers, the parlor being a veritable floral bower. Many handsome gifts were received and required an entire room for their display. The loft of the immense barn on the estaste was transformed into a dining hall, where an elaborate spread was served. The interior was brilliantly illuminated by electric lights, and was lavishly decorated with flags and bunting. Opposite the entrance was the word "Welcome" in golden letters. Before the immense party sat down prayer was offered by Fr. Roche. Rev. J.H. O'Neil of Rockland was also present. During the supper there was music by an orchestra, which also played for the dancing which followed. Mr. and Mrs. Dalton left on a wedding tour, followed by the best wishes of all present. They will make their home in Sandwich.
    031 1901 Dalton Cashman Wedding Article BG
    031 1901 Dalton Cashman wedding article BG
    BOSTON GLOBE - QUINCY Oct, 1 - One of the notable weddings of the season took place at St. Mary's church, West Quincy, this evening, when Miss Catherine Adeline Cashman, daughter of Mr and Mrs John Cashman, became the bride of Mr John Wilfred Dalton, son of Mrs. Rose E. Dalton of Sandwich, MA. The bride is one of the best known and most popular young women of this city, and the groom is connected with the Boston Globe. The pretty church was crowded to the doors at 7:30, when the ceremony was performed. The guests were received and ushered by John Cashman, William Cashman, Daniel Reardon and Jeremiah Ford of this city. At 7:30 the strains of the "Lohengrin" wedding march announced the arrival of the bridal party. The ushers led the procession, and they were slowly followed by the groom and maid of honor, Miss Mary E. Cashman, a sister of the bride, while the bride was escorted by Representative William J. Sullivan of Boston. The bride was gowned in white muslin and her long tulle veil was fastened with bride roses, a huge bunch of which she carried in her hand. The maid of honor was dressed in white muslin and carried white chrysanthemums. As the bridal couple advanced within the sanctuary gates, the high altar became ablaze wth electric lights of many colors. Rev Ambrose T. Roche performed the ceremony. After the ceremony the couple were driven to the home of the bride's parents, on Cross st., where a reception was held from 8 till 10. The interior of the house was decorated with wild flowers, the parlor being a veritable floral bower. Many handome presents were received, and required an entire room for their display. The loft of the immense barn on the estate was transformed into a dining hall, where an elaborate spread was served. The interior was brilliantly illuminated by electric lights, and was lavishly decorated with flags and bunting. Opposite the entrance was the word "Welcome." in golden letters. Before the immense party sat down, prayer was offered by Fr Roche. Rev J.H O'Neil of Rockland was also present. During the supper there was music by an orchestra, which also played for the dancing which followed. Mr and Mrs Dalton left on a wedding tour, followed by the best wishes of all present. They will make their home in Sandwich.
    031 1920 John W Dalton obituary
    031 1920 John W Dalton obituary
    31 May 1920 - DEATH OF JOHN W DALTON OF SANDWICH - Globe Correspondent on Cape Cod Many Years - John Wilfred Dalton, for many years the Globe correspondent for the lower part of Cape Cod, died this morning in Carney Hospital. An operation for appendicitis was performed on Mr Dalton a week ago today and at first he seemed to be making a fine recovery. By Wednesday, however, he showed alarming symptoms. It was decided that a second operation would be necessary and it was done at 3 yesterday afternoon. From this operation he never really recovered, and the end came at 3 this morning. John W. Dalton was one of the best known men on Cape Cod. As a newspaper man, as a man constantly interested in projects for the benefit of the Cape, and as the eternal advocate and fighter for the life saving corps, he was always before the public. He was interested in politics, and though a Democrat in a district overwhelmingly Republican, had a large following. His father, John Wilfred Dalton, was born in Boston. His mother, who was Rose E. Duffy, was an immigrant from Ireland. Soon after their marriage they went to live at Sandwich, where Mr. Dalton became a glass blower in the famous Sandwich works. He later established a grocery business in the town. John W. Dalton was born in Sandwich on April 25, 1867. He was in the high school when his father died, and he was obliged to leave school and to take up the grocery business. His first newspaper item was done for the Cape Cod in 1883. Later he joined the staff of the Sandwich Independent, becoming its managing editor. He became the local correspondent for the Boston Globe in 1886 and was correspondent as well for the New York Herald, World and Journal, the Associated Press, the New Bedford Journal, the Barnstable County Journal and the Falmouth Local. John Dalton had considerable facility with the pencil as well as with the pen and many of his early articles for the Globe were illustrated by his own sketches. Though he was normally correspondent for Buzzard's Bay and the vicinity he covered stories all the way down the Cape, especially stories of shipwrecks. He became deeply interested in the work of the life savers and wrote a book on their activities. For many years he lectured constantly on their work and he fought for them in the halls of the Congress. Mr Dalton was a man of active mind. He invented an improved breeches buoy, which is in use today; he was interested in every new industry that came to the Cape and helped to establish many of them. At the time of his falling ill he had just returned from New York, where he had succeeded in organizing a company to run steamers from the canal to New York city, carrying Cape Cod products. [Source credit: collection of Catherine Cronin]
    031 1920 John W Dalton obituary Sandwich Independent
    031 1920 John W Dalton obituary Sandwich Independent
    This typed page was found in the Dalton Family File at the Sandwich Town Archives and Historical Center in Sandwich, Mass. It is a transcription of the obituary that ran in the Sandwich Independent on May 26, 1920 for John Wilfred Dalton.
    108 1894 Fire and Police Protection Association
    108 1894 Fire and Police Protection Association
    This newspaper article from the Sandwich Observer, published on Oct. 23, 1894, reports that J. W. Dalton was president of the newly formed Sandwich Fire and Police Protection Association, a group of paid watchmen who patrolled the village of Sandwich from 10pm to 6am for the purpose of protecting property owners from fire and miscreants.
    031 1920 John W Dalton obituary Boston Globe
    031 1920 John W Dalton obituary Boston Globe
    This obituary for John W. Dalton was published on page 12 of the Boston Daily Globe on May 25, 1920.

    Vital Records
    031 1902 John Dalton birth register
    031 1902 John Dalton birth register
    031 1907 Charles Cashman Dalton birth register
    031 1907 Charles Cashman Dalton birth register
    031 1901 Dalton Cashman marriage register
    031 1901 Dalton Cashman marriage register
    MARRIAGES REGISTERED in the Town of Sandwich for the Year 1901 – No. 7, John W. Dalton and Catherine A. Cashman married in Quincy on 1 Oct 1901. It was the first marriage for both. At the time of the marriage the groom resided in Sandwich, was 34 years old, a reporter and listed his birthplace as Sandwich. He gave his parents names as John W. Dalton and Rose E. Duffy. The bride resided in Quincy, was 26 years old, at home and listed her birthplace as Quincy. She gave her parents names as John Cashman and Hannah M. Falvey. The couple was joined in marriage by Ambrose Francis Roche, priest, Quincy, MA. Recorded on 31 Dec 1901. John A. Holway, Clerk.
    031 2013 John W Dalton Sandwich Grave Index card
    031 2013 John W Dalton Sandwich Grave Index card
    John Wilfred Dalton card from the Grave Index file at the Sandwich Town Archives and Historical Center.
    108 1865 John W Dalton Jr birth register
    108 1865 John W Dalton Jr birth register
    BIRTHS - No. 125, Registered on 7 Jan 1866, John W. Dalton Jr., male, born 23 Apr 1865 in Sandwich to John W. and Rose E. Duffy of Sandwich. Father is a glass blower.
    031 1920 John W Dalton Jr death certificate
    031 1920 John W Dalton Jr death certificate
    STANDARD CERTIFICATE OF DEATH (1) Place of death…Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts, Carney Hospital (2) Full name: John W Dalton Jr (a) Residence…Sandwich (3) Sex…male (4) Race…white (5) Status…married (6) Date of birth…Apr 25 1865 (7) Age…55 years 28 days (8) Occupation…newspaper reporter (9) Birthplace…Sandwich (10) Name of Father…John W (11) Birthplace of father…Boston (12) Maiden name of mother…Rose E Duffy (13) Birthplace of mother…Ireland (14) Informant...R Brady, Arlington (15) Filed…May 26, 1920, E. W. M Glenen, Registrar (16) Date of death…May 24, 1920 (17) I hereby certify, that I attended deceased from May 16, 1920, to May 24, 1920, that I last saw him alive on May 24, 1920, and that death occurred, on the date stated above, at 3:10am. The CAUSE OF DEATH was as follows: toxemia foll. operation for acute perforative appendicitis (duration) 4 days; CONTRIBUTORY…ac. Perforated appendix (duration) 1 day (18) Did an operation precede death? Yes on May 20, 1920, Signed E A Duffy, M.D., May 24, 1920 (19) Place of burial…Corpus Christi Cemetery, Sandwich on May 26, 1920 (20) Undertaker…E D Nickerson of Bourne

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      108 1880 US Census John W Dalton household
      108 1880 US Census John W Dalton household
      Year: 1880; Census Place: Sandwich, Barnstable, Massachusetts; Roll: 520; Family History Film: 1254520; Page: 336B; Enumeration District: 18; Image: 0154.


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      108 1900 US Census Rose E Dalton household
      108 1900 US Census Rose E Dalton household


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      031 1910 US Census John W Dalton household
      031 1910 US Census John W Dalton household


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      031 1920 US Census John W Dalton household
      031 1920 US Census John W Dalton household
      Year: 1920; Census Place: Sandwich, Barnstable, Massachusetts; Roll: T625_679; Page: 9B; Enumeration District: 19; Image: .


    6. [S402] Massachusetts - State Vital Records on FamilySearch.org, FamilySearch, (http://FamilySearch.org), John W Dalton, 24 May 1920; citing Death, Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States, certificate number 5726, page 157, State Archives, Boston. (Reliability: 3).
      031 1920 John W Dalton Jr death certificate
      031 1920 John W Dalton Jr death certificate
      STANDARD CERTIFICATE OF DEATH (1) Place of death…Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts, Carney Hospital (2) Full name: John W Dalton Jr (a) Residence…Sandwich (3) Sex…male (4) Race…white (5) Status…married (6) Date of birth…Apr 25 1865 (7) Age…55 years 28 days (8) Occupation…newspaper reporter (9) Birthplace…Sandwich (10) Name of Father…John W (11) Birthplace of father…Boston (12) Maiden name of mother…Rose E Duffy (13) Birthplace of mother…Ireland (14) Informant...R Brady, Arlington (15) Filed…May 26, 1920, E. W. M Glenen, Registrar (16) Date of death…May 24, 1920 (17) I hereby certify, that I attended deceased from May 16, 1920, to May 24, 1920, that I last say him alive on May 24, 1920, and that death occurred, on the date stated above, at 3:10am. The CAUSE OF DEATH was as follows: toxemia foll. operation for acute perforative appendicitis (duration) 4 days; CONTRIBUTORY…ac. Perforated appendix (duration) 1 day (18) Did an operation precede death? Yes on May 20, 1920, Signed E A Duffy, M.D., May 24, 1920 (19) Place of burial…Corpus Christi Cemetery, Sandwich on May 26, 1920 (20) Undertaker…E D Nickerson of Bourne


    7. [S45] Massachusetts, Barnstable Co., Sandwich - Dalton Family File at the Sandwich Town Archives, Russell Lovell - Sandwich Town Archivist, John Wilfred Dalton family group sheet (Reliability: 3).

    8. [S275] Massachusetts - Town and Vital Records, 1620-1988 on Ancestry.com, Ancestry.com, (Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2011.), Sandwich, 1865, page 72, No. 125 (Reliability: 3), 9 Apr 2019.
      108 1865 John W Dalton Jr birth register
      108 1865 John W Dalton Jr birth register
      BIRTHS - No. 125, Registered on 7 Jan 1866, John W. Dalton Jr., male, born 23 Apr 1865 in Sandwich to John W. and Rose E. Duffy of Sandwich. Father is a glass blower.


    9. [S402] Massachusetts - State Vital Records on FamilySearch.org, FamilySearch, (http://FamilySearch.org), John W Dalton, 24 May 1920; citing Death, Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States, certificate number 5726, page 157, State Archives, Boston. (Reliability: 3), 9 Apr 2019.
      031 1920 John W Dalton Jr death certificate
      031 1920 John W Dalton Jr death certificate
      STANDARD CERTIFICATE OF DEATH (1) Place of death…Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts, Carney Hospital (2) Full name: John W Dalton Jr (a) Residence…Sandwich (3) Sex…male (4) Race…white (5) Status…married (6) Date of birth…Apr 25 1865 (7) Age…55 years 28 days (8) Occupation…newspaper reporter (9) Birthplace…Sandwich (10) Name of Father…John W (11) Birthplace of father…Boston (12) Maiden name of mother…Rose E Duffy (13) Birthplace of mother…Ireland (14) Informant...R Brady, Arlington (15) Filed…May 26, 1920, E. W. M Glenen, Registrar (16) Date of death…May 24, 1920 (17) I hereby certify, that I attended deceased from May 16, 1920, to May 24, 1920, that I last saw him alive on May 24, 1920, and that death occurred, on the date stated above, at 3:10am. The CAUSE OF DEATH was as follows: toxemia foll. operation for acute perforative appendicitis (duration) 4 days; CONTRIBUTORY…ac. Perforated appendix (duration) 1 day (18) Did an operation precede death? Yes on May 20, 1920, Signed E A Duffy, M.D., May 24, 1920 (19) Place of burial…Corpus Christi Cemetery, Sandwich on May 26, 1920 (20) Undertaker…E D Nickerson of Bourne


    10. [S182] Dalton, John W., obituary, newpaper clipping, (31 May 1920).

    11. [S20] Massachusetts, Barnstable Co., Hyannis - Barnstable Patriot (online archive), (Online images at http://apa.olivesoftware.com/Default/Skins/Sturgis/Client.asp?Skin=Stu rgis&AppName=2.), "Death of John W. Dalton of Sandwich," Monday, 31 May 1920 , p. 1 (Reliability: 3).