Richard Burl Hilton

Male20 July 1870–8 May 1956

Brief Life History of Richard Burl

When Richard Burl Hilton was born on 20 July 1870, in Titus, Texas, United States, his father, Andrew Jackson Hilton, was 38 and his mother, Mary Elizabeth Massey, was 35. He lived in Justice Precinct 1, Titus, Texas, United States in 1880. He died on 8 May 1956, in Houston, Harris, Texas, United States, at the age of 85, and was buried in Forest Park Cemetery, Houston, Harris, Texas, United States.

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Richard Burl Hilton
Susan Frances Morris

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  • Richard Helton in household of Andrew J. Helton, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Richard Hilton in household of Andrew J Hilton, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Legacy NFS Source: Richard Burl Hilton - birth-name: Richard Burl Hilton

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1872 · The First National Park

Age 2

Yellowstone National Park was given the title of the first national park by the U.S. Congress and signed into law by President Ulysses S. Grant. It is also believed to be the first national park in the world.

1876 · Segregation Laws Are Passed

Age 6

A new state constitution was passed in 1876, announcing the segregation of schools.


Age 24

Earliest recorded burial date, 1894.

Name Meaning

English (Lancashire):

habitational name from any of various places called Hilton (e.g. in Cambridgeshire, Derbyshire, Staffordshire, North Yorkshire, and Westmorland), most of which derive from Old English hyll ‘hill’ + tūn ‘farmstead, estate’, though some come from Old English helde ‘slope’ + tūn.

occasionally, as in the case of Ralph filius Hilton (Yorkshire 1219), perhaps from the personal name Hilton, itself a possible form of Norman Hildun, composed of the ancient Germanic elements hild ‘strife, battle’ + hūn ‘bear cub’. Compare Hilt . This English surname is present in Ireland (mainly 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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