Judge Bruce Hilton

1881–14 February 1935 (Age 54)
Winston-Salem, Forsyth, North Carolina, United States

The Life of Judge Bruce

When Judge Bruce Hilton was born in 1881, his father, Lytones Battle Hilton, was 31 and his mother, Eliza (Elizabeth) Kirby, was 30. He married Florence Bell Charles on 27 June 1918, in Guilford, North Carolina, United States. He lived in Oldtown, Forsyth, North Carolina, United States in 1910. He died on 14 February 1935, in Winston-Salem, Forsyth, North Carolina, United States, at the age of 54.

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Judge Bruce Hilton
1881–1935
Florence Bell Charles
1899–
Marriage: 27 June 1918

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
27 June 1918
Guilford, North Carolina, United States

Parents and Siblings

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World Events (8)

1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

Age 0

Garfield was shot twice by Charles J. Guitea at Railroad Station in Washington, D.C. on July 2, 1881. After eleven weeks of intensive and other care Garfield died in Elberon, New Jersey, the second of four presidents to be assassinated, following Abraham Lincoln.
1882 · The Chinese Exclusion Act

Age 1

A federal law prohibiting all immigration of Chinese laborers. The Act was the first law to prevent all members of a national group from immigrating to the United States.
1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 15

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.

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)

  • Judge B Hilton in household of Latonius B Hilton, "United States Census, 1910"
  • J B Hylton in entry for Mr Lytones Battle Hylton, "United States, GenealogyBank Historical Newspaper Obituaries, 1815-2011"
  • Judge B Hilton, "North Carolina, County Marriages, 1762-1979 "

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