Nellie Lucille Hilton

1915–2003 (Age 88)
Montana, United States

The Life of Nellie Lucille

When Nellie Lucille Hilton was born in 1915, her father, Ernest Guy Hilton, was 35 and her mother, Elsie Hanna Ham, was 28. She married Tennett Oma on 27 May 1936, in Great Falls, Cascade, Montana, United States. She lived in Election Precinct 16 Yellowstone, Gallatin, Montana, United States in 1940 and Bozeman, Gallatin, Montana, United States in 2002. She died in 2003, in Montana, United States, at the age of 88, and was buried in Bozeman, Gallatin, Montana, United States.

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Tennett Oma
Nellie Lucille Hilton
Marriage: 27 May 1936

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27 May 1936
Great Falls, Cascade, Montana, United States

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World Events (8)

1916 · The First woman elected into the US Congress

Age 1

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.
1919 · Oil is Discovered at Cat Creek

Age 4

Located near Petroleum and Garfield counties in Montana is Cat Creek . It was here in 1919, that oil was discovered

Age 26

Japanese attack Pearl Harbor.

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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  • Nellie L Oma in household of Tennent Oma, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Nellie Hilton in household of Ernst G Hilton, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Nellie L Hilton in household of Ernest G Hilton, "United States Census, 1930"

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