Joseph Hoopes Hilton

4 October 1868–4 May 1915 (Age 46)
Pennsylvania, United States

The Life of Joseph Hoopes

When Joseph Hoopes Hilton was born on 4 October 1868, in Pennsylvania, United States, his father, William Hilton, was 24 and his mother, Hannah Jane Darlington, was 20. He married Anna Mary Ashbridge on 27 January 1898. They were the parents of at least 2 daughters. He lived in West Goshen, West Goshen Township, Chester, Pennsylvania, United States in 1900 and West Chester, Chester, Pennsylvania, United States in 1910. He died on 4 May 1915, in Quincy, Quincy Township, Franklin, Pennsylvania, United States, at the age of 46, and was buried in West Chester, Chester, Pennsylvania, United States.

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Joseph Hoopes Hilton
Anna Mary Ashbridge
Marriage: 27 January 1898
Stella A Hilton
Mary A. Hilton

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27 January 1898


    Stella A Hilton


    Mary A. Hilton


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World Events (8)

1870 · The Fifteenth Amendment

Age 2

Prohibits the federal government and each state from denying a citizen the right to vote based on that citizen's race, color, or previous condition of servitude. It was the last of the Reconstruction Amendments.
1877 · First National Strike in U.S. Begins In Pittsburgh Against Pennsylvania Railroad

Age 9

Coming out of an economic crisis, everyone was worried when cuts started happening in the railroad. They went on what would the great railroad strike of 1877.
1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

Age 13

Garfield was shot twice by Charles J. Guitea at Railroad Station in Washington, D.C. on July 2, 1881. After eleven weeks of intensive and other care Garfield died in Elberon, New Jersey, the second of four presidents to be assassinated, following Abraham Lincoln.

Name Meaning

1 English (Lancashire) and Scottish: habitational name from any of various places so called. Most, including those in Cambridgeshire (formerly Huntingdonshire), Cleveland, Derbyshire, and Shropshire, get the name from Old English hyll ‘hill’ + tūn ‘enclosure’, ‘settlement’. Others, including those in Cumbria and Dorsetshire, have early forms in Hel and probably have as their first element Old English hielde ‘slope’ or possibly helde ‘tansy’.2 English: some early examples such as Ralph filius Hilton (Yorkshire 1219 ) point to occasional derivation from a personal name, possibly a Norman name Hildun, composed of the Germanic elements hild ‘strife’, ‘battle’ + hūn ‘bear cub’. The English surname is present in Ireland (mostly taken to Ulster in the early 17th century, though recorded earlier in Dublin).

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Sources (3)

  • Jos H D Hilton in household of Job G Darlington, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Jos H Hilton, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Joseph Hilton, "United States Census, 1910"

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