Elwood Tilton

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

The Life 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 Andrews in 1877. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter. He lived in New Jersey, United States in 1870.

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

Spouse and Children


    Fannie Andrews


Of Bakersville,Pa


    Edith Tilton


    Elva L. Tilton


Parents and Siblings



+1 More Child

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: habitational name from Tilton in Leicestershire, named with the Old English personal name Tila + Old English tūn ‘farmstead’, ‘settlement’.

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

Sources (2)

  • Elwood Tilton in household of Caroline Tilton, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Elwood Tilton in entry for Elva L. Tilton, "New Jersey, Births and Christenings, 1660-1980"

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