Maris Edmund Hilton

5 November 1894–8 March 1974 (Age 79)
Chester Township, Chester, Pennsylvania, United States

The Life of Maris Edmund

When Maris Edmund Hilton was born on 5 November 1894, in Chester Township, Chester, Pennsylvania, United States, his father, Thomas B. Hilton, was 24 and his mother, Clara M Bireley, was 20. He married Dorothy Beatrice Diem on 1 October 1921, in Chester, Pennsylvania, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter. He died on 8 March 1974, in Lancaster, Lancaster, Pennsylvania, United States, at the age of 79.

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Family Time Line

Maris Edmund Hilton
Dorothy Beatrice Diem
Marriage: 1 October 1921
Bertha Arlyn Hilton
Edgar Thomas Hilton

Spouse and Children

1 October 1921
Chester, Pennsylvania, United States


    Bertha Arlyn Hilton


    Edgar Thomas Hilton


Parents and Siblings

    Thomas B. Hilton


    Clara M Bireley




    Anna Bertha Hilton



    Earl Bireley Hilton


    Cora E Hilton


World Events (8)

1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 2

A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.
1905 · The Movie Theater

Age 11

The world’s first movie theater was located in Pittsburgh. It was referred to as a nickelodeon as at the time it only cost 5 cents to get in. 
1916 · The First woman elected into the US Congress

Age 22

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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Sources (3)

  • Edmund M Hilton in household of Thomas B Hilton, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Edmund Hilton, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Edmund Hilton, "United States Census, 1940"

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