Mable Cecil Hilton

22 August 1888–27 February 1985 (Age 96)
Nebraska, United States

The Life of Mable Cecil

When Mable Cecil Hilton was born on 22 August 1888, in Nebraska, United States, her father, George William Hilton, was 34 and her mother, Ellen Sophia Miles, was 29. She married James Elmer Whitesel in 1907. They were the parents of at least 2 daughters. She died on 27 February 1985, in Orange, California, United States, at the age of 96, and was buried in Westminster, Orange, California, United States.

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James Elmer Whitesel
Mable Cecil Hilton
Marriage: 1907
Cecile Rosalie Ligori
Mildred P Whitesel

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    Cecile Rosalie Ligori


    Mildred P Whitesel


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World Events (8)

1890 · The Sherman Antitrust Act

Age 2

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 3

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.
1916 · The First woman elected into the US Congress

Age 28

Jeannette Pickering Rankin became the first woman to hold a federal office position in the House of Representatives, and remains the only woman elected to Congress by Montana.

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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  • Jane Whitesell in household of James Whitesell, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Mabel Hilton in household of Geo Hilton, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Mabel Whitesel in household of James E Whitesel, "United States Census, 1920"

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