Alcesta Stanley

28 April 1848–after 1920 (Age 71)
Illinois, United States

The Life of Alcesta

When Alcesta Stanley was born on 28 April 1848, in Illinois, United States, her father, Pleasant Stanley, was 33 and her mother, Sarah Jane Crum, was 30. She married Joseph James Tilton on 23 February 1871, in Toledo, Tama, Iowa, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 4 daughters. She lived in Genesee Township, Whiteside, Illinois, United States in 1860 and Toledo, Tama, Iowa, United States in 1880. She died after 1920, in Cerro Gordo, Iowa, United States, at the age of 73, and was buried in Woodbine Cemetery, Woodbine, Harrison, Iowa, United States.

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Family Time Line

Joseph James Tilton
Alcesta Stanley
Marriage: 23 February 1871
Louella E Tilton
Bell E. Tilton
Jesse Charles Tilton
Uceba "Ceba" Folger Tilton
Bertha Evange Tilton

Spouse and Children

    Joseph James Tilton



23 February 1871
Toledo, Tama, Iowa, United States


    Louella E Tilton


    Bell E. Tilton



    Jesse Charles Tilton



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World Events (8)

1856 · The Largest Map Company in the World

Age 8

William Rand opened a small printing shop in Chicago. Doing most of the work himself for the first two years he decided to hire some help. Rand Hired Andrew McNally, an Irish Immigrant, to work in his shop. After doing business with the Chicago Tribune, Rand and McNally were hired to run the Tribune's entire printing operation. Years later, Rand and McNally established Rand McNally & Co after purchasing the Tribune's printing business. They focused mainly on printing tickets, complete railroad guides and timetables for the booming railroad industry around the city. What made the company successful was the detailed maps of roadways, along with directions to certain places. Rand McNally was the first major map publisher to embrace a system of numbered highways and erected many of the roadside highway signs that have been adopted by state and federal highway authorities. The company is still making and updating the world maps that are looked at every day.
1857 · The State Capital moves to Des Moines

Age 9

The Capitol was located in Iowa City until the 1st General Assembly of Iowa recognized that the Capitol should be moved farther west than Iowa City. Land was found two miles from the Des Moines River to start construction of the new building. Today the Capitol building still stands on its original plot.
1868 · Impeach the President!

Age 20

Caused by many crimes and breaking the Tenure of Office Act, Many Senators and House Representatives became angry with President Johnson and began discussions of his Impeachment. After a special session of Congress, the Articles of Impeachment were approved by the House and then the Senate. Making Andrew Johnson the first President to be Impeached.

Name Meaning

1 English: habitational name from any of the various places, for example in Derbyshire, County Durham, Gloucestershire, Staffordshire, Wiltshire, and West Yorkshire, so named from Old English stān ‘stone’ + lēah ‘wood’, ‘clearing’.2 Americanized form of any of various like-sounding names in other European languages, for example Polish Stanislawski and Greek Anastasiou.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Alcesta Tilton in household of Jessie Tilton, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Alasta Stanley in household of Pleasant Stanley, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Alersta Tilton in household of Joseph J Tilton, "United States Census, 1900"

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