Pearl Emma Tilton

27 August 1892–3 December 1985 (Age 93)
Lincoln Township, Iowa, Iowa, United States

The Life of Pearl Emma

When Pearl Emma Tilton was born on 27 August 1892, in Lincoln Township, Iowa, Iowa, United States, her father, Elijah Lawrence Tilton, was 31 and her mother, Sarah Lillian Gerard, was 28. She married Benjamin Harrison Middleton on 25 November 1912, in What Cheer, Keokuk, Iowa, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 2 daughters. She lived in Kootenai, Bonner, Idaho, United States for about 10 years and Kootenai Election Precinct, Bonner, Idaho, United States in 1940. She died on 3 December 1985, in Marysville, Snohomish, Washington, United States, at the age of 93, and was buried in Evergreen Washelli Memorial Park, Seattle, King, Washington, United States.

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Benjamin Harrison Middleton
Pearl Emma Tilton
Marriage: 25 November 1912
Thelma Bernice Middleton
Leah Middleton
Rex Benjamin Middleton

Spouse and Children

25 November 1912
What Cheer, Keokuk, Iowa, United States


Parents and Siblings

    Elijah Lawrence Tilton


    Sarah Lillian Gerard




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World Events (8)

1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 4

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.
1897 · Seattle Grows Quickly

Age 5

The Klondike gold rush started in 1896 in Canada, but by 1897 as miners started moving and following the gold it caused for Seattle to rapidly grow as more miners joined the search for gold.

Age 25

U.S. intervenes in World War I, rejects membership of League of Nations.

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)

  • Pearl Tilton in household of Elijah Tilton, "Iowa State Census, 1895"
  • Pearl Tilton, "Iowa State Census, 1905"
  • Pearl E Middleton in household of Benjamin H Middleton, "United States Census, 1940"

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