Fifth Generation


154. William Henry HILTON104,112,169,183,369 was born in September 1855 in KY, Hardin Co., Elizabethtown. He lived with his parents in KY, Hardin Co., Elizabethtown on 14 July 1860. He lived with his parents in AR, Mississippi Co., Osceola on 17 June 1870. His name is shown as Henry H. Hilton on the 1870 census. William lived along with S. C. Smith, a 28-yr-old farmer from MO, in TX, Dallas Co., Pct. 5 on 16 June 1880. He lived between his widowed mother and his brother Bladen in TX, Dallas Co., Wilmer on 5 June 1900. He lived in TX, Dallas Co., Pct. 5 on 20 April 1910. William was buried in February 1919 in TX, Dallas Co., Wilmer, Trinity Cemetery. He died on 17 February 1919 in TX, Dallas Co., Wilmer. He was a farmer in TX, Dallas Co., Wilmer. William, his son John Lee, and his son’s wife Lucy all most likely died in the Spanish flu epidemic of 1918-1919. During the fall months of 1918, many schools and businesses closed, and churches did not meet. In late October of that year 5,000 cases were reported in El Paso alone.

William Henry HILTON and Mary L. (UNKNOWN) were married in 1880 in TX, Dallas Co., Wilmer. Mary L. (UNKNOWN)177,178,179,180,183,370 was born in April 1859 in MO. She lived next to her widowed mother-in-law in TX, Dallas Co., Wilmer on 5 June 1900. She lived in TX, Dallas Co., Pct. 5 on 20 April 1910. Mary lived next to her son Frank in TX, Dallas Co., Pct. 5 on 18 January 1920. Also in the household was her sister Thodia (Dora) E. Domany. She had also taken in her son John's children, Helen, William, and Ernest Hilton, after they were orphaned. Their parents most likely died in the Spanish flu epidemic. She lived close to her son Frank in TX, Dallas Co., Wilmer on 12 April 1930. She died on 1 March 1948 in TX, Dallas Co., Wilmer. Mary was buried in March 1948 in TX, Dallas Co., Wilmer, Trinity Cemetery.

William Henry HILTON and Mary L. (UNKNOWN) had the following children:

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Frank Elmer HILTON.

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John Lee HILTON.