Richard Burl Hilton

20 July 1870–8 May 1956 (Age 85)
Titus, Texas, United States

The Life Summary 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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World Events (8)

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

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 (5)

  • Richard Helton in household of Andrew J. Helton, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Richard Hilton in household of Andrew J Hilton, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Richard Burl Hilton, "Find A Grave Index"

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