Arthur Colburn Tilton

31 December 1887–4 July 1953 (Age 65)
Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States

The Life of Arthur Colburn

When Arthur Colburn Tilton was born on 31 December 1887, in Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States, his father, Walter Francis Tilton, was 30 and his mother, Anna Maria Colburn, was 26. He married Marguerite Everts Werneken on 31 May 1911, in Detroit, Wayne, Michigan, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons. He lived in Brookline, Norfolk, Massachusetts, United States in 1930 and Pasadena Judicial Township, Los Angeles, California, United States in 1940. He died on 4 July 1953, in Los Angeles, California, United States, at the age of 65.

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Arthur Colburn Tilton
Marguerite Everts Werneken
Marriage: 31 May 1911
Arthur C Tilton Jr

Spouse and Children

31 May 1911
Detroit, Wayne, Michigan, United States




    Arthur C Tilton Jr


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World Events (8)

1890 · The Sherman Antitrust Act

Age 3

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.
1891 · Angel Island Serves as Quarantine Station

Age 4

Angel Island served as a quarantine station for those diagnosed with bubonic plague beginning in 1891. A quarantine station was built on the island which was funded by the federal government at the cost of $98,000. The disease spread to port cities around the world, including the San Francisco Bay Area, during the third bubonic plague pandemic, which lasted through 1909.
1906 · Saving Food Labels

Age 19

The first of many consumer protection laws which ban foreign and interstate traffic in mislabeled food and drugs. It requires that ingredients be placed on the label.

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)

  • Arthur C Tilton, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Arthur C Tilton, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Arthur C Tilton, "United States Census, 1920"

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