Elwood Tilton

about 1856–
Bakersville, Atlantic, New Jersey, United States

The Life Summary of Elwood

When Elwood Tilton was born about 1856, in Bakersville, Atlantic, New Jersey, United States, his father, Lewis S. Tilton, was 24 and his mother, Caroline Lake, was 23. He married Fannie R Andrews in 1877, in Bakersville, Jefferson Township, Somerset, Pennsylvania, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 1 daughter. He lived in New Jersey, United States in 1870 and Atlantic City, Atlantic, New Jersey, United States in 1880.

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Family Time Line

Elwood Tilton
Fannie R Andrews
Marriage: 1877
Edith Tilton
Elva L. Tilton

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    1877Bakersville, Jefferson Township, Somerset, Pennsylvania, United States
  • Children


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    World Events (8)

    Age 5
    No Civil War battles took place within the state boundaries of New Jersey, but its citizens participated extensively in the war. Volunteers that were turned away ended up serving in the militias of nearby states like Pennsylvania and New York. Whenever President Lincoln requested more troops, New Jersey responded quickly. In total, the state contributed over 88,000 soldiers (6,000 of which died).
    Age 7
    Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
    1890 · The Sherman Antitrust Act
    Age 34
    This Act tried to prevent the raising of prices by restricting trade. The purpose of the Act was to preserve a competitive marketplace to protect consumers from abuse.

    Name Meaning

    English (Berkshire and Lancashire): habitational name from Tilton in Leicestershire, named with the Old English personal name Tila, Tilla + Old English tūn ‘farmstead, settlement’.History: William Tilton came to Lynn, MA, in or before 1637. Many of his descendants were master mariners, living on Martha's Vineyard. James Tilton of DE (1745–1822) was a physician who became US surgeon general.

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

    Sources (6)

    • Elwood Tilton in entry for Tilton, "New Jersey Births and Christenings, 1660-1980"
    • Elwood Tilton, "United States Census, 1880"
    • Elwood Lilton, "New Jersey Marriages, 1678-1985"

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