Calvin Gale Tilton

15 December 1893–23 April 1979 (Age 85)
Missouri, United States

The Life of Calvin Gale

When Calvin Gale Tilton was born on 15 December 1893, in Missouri, United States, his father, John Lyon Tilton, was 32 and his mother, Margaret Ann McElvain, was 30. He married Coral G Elliott on 4 September 1919, in Worth, Missouri, United States. He lived in Fletchall Township, Worth, Missouri, United States in 1920 and South Pasadena, Los Angeles, California, United States in 1930. He died on 23 April 1979, in Los Angeles, California, United States, at the age of 85, and was buried in Forest Lawn Memorial Park, Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, United States.

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Calvin Gale Tilton
Coral G Elliott
Marriage: 4 September 1919

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4 September 1919
Worth, Missouri, United States

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World Events (8)

1904 · The World's Fair of 1904

Age 11

St. Louis hosted the 1904 World's Fair and welcomed a crowd of 200,000 visitors on opening day of April 30, 1904. The fair had exhibits from 50 countries and 43 states. Several notable inventions showcased at the fair include iced tea and the ice cream cone. By the time of its closing in December 1904, over 20 million people had visited the fair.
1906 · Great San Francisco Earthquake

Age 13

A 7.8 magnitude earthquake shook San Francisco for approximately 60 seconds on April 18, 1906. A 1906 report by US Army Relief Operations recorded the death toll for San Francisco and surrounding areas at 664. Later reports record the number at over 3,000 deaths. An estimated 225,000 people were left homeless from the widespread destructuction as 80% of the city was destroyed.
1931 · The Bagnell Dam and Lake of the Ozarks

Age 38

The Bagnell Dam on the Osage River was completed in 1931. The dam was built to generate hydroelectric power to the Osage Power Plant. The building of the dam created Lake of the Ozarks, one of the largest man-made lakes in the world, and over 1,000 miles of shoreline.

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 (3)

  • Calvin Tilton, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Calvin G Tilton, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Calvin G Tilton in household of John L Tilton, "United States Census, 1910"

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