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TILTON Henry

TILTON Henry

Male 1852 - 1941  (89 years)Deceased

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  • Name  TILTON Henry 
    Born  27 Apr 1852  Lafayette Township, Ogle, Illinois, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender  Male 
    1870 US Federal Census  16 Jun 1870  Lafayette Township, Ogle, Illinois, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    1870 US Federal Census for Lafayete, Ogle, IL - Page 2
    1870 US Federal Census for Lafayete, Ogle, IL - Page 2
    1880 US Federal Census  21 Jun 1880  Carl, Adams, Iowa, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    1880 US Federal Census for Carl, Adams, IA - Page 2
    1880 US Federal Census for Carl, Adams, IA - Page 2
    1910 US Federal Census  21 Apr 1910  Lafayette Township, Ogle, Illinois, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    • The family was living on Chicago Road.
    1910 US Federal Census for Lafayette, Ogle, IL - Page 3B
    1910 US Federal Census for Lafayette, Ogle, IL - Page 3B
    1910 US Federal Census for Lafayette, Ogle, IL - Page 4A
    1910 US Federal Census for Lafayette, Ogle, IL - Page 4A
    1920 US Federal Census  7 Jan 1920  Rochelle, Ogle, Illinois, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    • The family is living at 1062 Seventh Street.
    1920 US Federal Census for Rochelle, Ogle, IL - Page 5B
    1920 US Federal Census for Rochelle, Ogle, IL - Page 5B
    1930 US Federal Census  16 Apr 1930  Rochelle, Ogle, Illinois, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    • The family is living at 713 8th Street.
    1930 US Federal Census for Rochelle, Ogle, IL - Page 17B
    1930 US Federal Census for Rochelle, Ogle, IL - Page 17B
    Died  25 Aug 1941  Rochelle, Ogle, Illinois, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Age  89 years 
    Buried  Lawnridge Cemetery, Rochelle, Ogle, Illinois, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gravestone of Henry Tilton at Lawnridge Cemetery in Rochelle, IL
    Gravestone of Henry Tilton at Lawnridge Cemetery in Rochelle, IL
    Person ID  I12297  One Big Family Tree
    Last Modified  9 Apr 2013 

    Father  TILTON Spencer Lake,   b. 1 Jan 1822, Virginia Township, Coshocton, Ohio, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 May 1913, Ashton, Lee, Illinois, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  Age: 91 years 
    Mother  HARDIESTY Amy,   b. 10 Apr 1816, Washington, Stark, Ohio, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Feb 1904, Ashton, Lee, Illinois, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  Age: 87 years 
    Married  13 Apr 1845  , Coshocton, Ohio, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID  F4391  Group Sheet

    Family  MOUNCE Elizabeth Jane,   b. 30 Jan 1862, , Linn, Iowa, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Mar 1944  Age: 82 years 
    Married  24 Jun 1877  Corning, Adams, Iowa, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Henry and Elizabeth Tilton
    Henry and Elizabeth Tilton
    This charcoal drawing was found upside down, being used as a shelf, in the old Spencer Tilton home. The then current owners called around and finally the picture was returned to a granddaughter, Leola Cain. She thought perhaps that it was a wedding picture, but upon reading Grandma Tilton's biography, there would have been little opportunity and no money at that time for such a luxury. Rather, it is believed that it was made after they returned to IL to take over the Spencer Tilton farm, which was in the early 1900.
    Children 
     1. TILTON Howard Lake,   b. 17 Feb 1879, Ashton, Lee, Illinois, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1951, Des Moines, Polk, Iowa, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  Age: 72 years
     2. TILTON Arthur Garfield,   b. 21 Nov 1880, , , Iowa, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Jun 1953, Glendale, Los Angeles, California, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  Age: 72 years
     3. TILTON Roy E.,   b. 10 May 1883, , , Kansas, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Mar 1963, , Cook, Illinois, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  Age: 79 years
     4. TILTON Leona May,   b. Abt 1885, , , Iowa, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Jun 1951  Age: ~ 66 years
     5. TILTON Eva Irene,   b. 22 Jan 1887, , , Iowa, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Jun 1984, Byron, Ogle, Illinois, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  Age: 97 years
     6. TILTON Melvin Warren,   b. 22 Feb 1889, , , Iowa, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Jan 1952, Kerrville, Kerr, Texas, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  Age: 62 years
     7. TILTON Orlo G.,   b. 27 Jun 1890, Bridgewater, Adair, Iowa, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Feb 1956, , San Bernardino, California, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  Age: 65 years
     8. TILTON Elmer J.,   b. Aug 1893, , , Iowa, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. , , Iowa, United States Find all individuals with events at this location
     9. TILTON Ross Arle,   b. 25 Jul 1894, Prescott, Adams, Iowa, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Feb 1967, Gordon, Sheridan, Nebraska, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  Age: 72 years
     10. TILTON Clem,   b. 18 Apr 1897, Creston, Union, Iowa, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Jun 1955, Kenosha, Kenosha, Wisconsin, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  Age: 58 years
     11. TILTON Braidie Henry,   b. 7 Jan 1902, Bridgewater, Adair, Iowa, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Jul 1964, Galesburg, Knox, Illinois, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  Age: 62 years
    Last Modified  3 Jul 2011 
    Family ID  F4390  Group Sheet

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 27 Apr 1852 - Lafayette Township, Ogle, Illinois, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google Maps1870 US Federal Census - 16 Jun 1870 - Lafayette Township, Ogle, Illinois, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 24 Jun 1877 - Corning, Adams, Iowa, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google Maps1880 US Federal Census - 21 Jun 1880 - Carl, Adams, Iowa, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google Maps1910 US Federal Census - 21 Apr 1910 - Lafayette Township, Ogle, Illinois, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google Maps1920 US Federal Census - 7 Jan 1920 - Rochelle, Ogle, Illinois, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google Maps1930 US Federal Census - 16 Apr 1930 - Rochelle, Ogle, Illinois, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 25 Aug 1941 - Rochelle, Ogle, Illinois, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Lawnridge Cemetery, Rochelle, Ogle, Illinois, United States Link to Google Earth
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  • Photos
    Henry Tilton
    Henry Tilton

  • Notes 
    • Unfortunately, today, 8/25/99 there are few grandchildren left who have a clear memory of Grandpa Tilton. Leola Cain, Dorothy Koch Beaman, Adeline Garbe Stephen Tilton, Clem and Darel Tilton and myself (Virginia Tilton-Shy) contribute to the picture we have of Henry. In addition there are several letters, written by him to his parents and one to his wife which remain.
      The following letter is written on an 8 1/2 by 11 sheet of paper folded in half lengthwise and then turned so that it forms a four page letter. The letter is transcribe as written, including spelling, punctuation and capitalization. There are no paragraph breaks, and few periods.
      The first letter dated "November the 6 1873
      Dear father it is with much pleasure that I take my pen in hand to let you now that I am well at present and hope these few lines will find you all the same this is the third leter that I have rote you and have had no anser I am in eansas I have ben out here 3 months and I like the country, first rate but I cant get eny work to do I am a staying
      with wash Hardesty we was out on a buffalo hunt a bout 8 weeks ago and [page 2] we had a good time we was up in nebrask I killed 8 buffalo while we was out when you see eny of uncle dans folks tel them that his/was [his written above was] folks is all well and a doing swell pap I would like to come home if I had the money to come on but I hant got a nuff to by me a pair of boots [bouts crossed out and boots written before it] and cant get eny work to do pap if you thins [word runs off edge of page] eny thing of me send me some money so I can come home for gods sake for I [page 3] am sick ove staying out here and if you send eny send me about fifty dollars send it in a post ofice order for I want to come home I want you to keep the place that old Jonys farmed for me and if you wont send me eny money sell one of my colts and send the money to me tell orron that I wan [word runs off the page] him to rite and let me now hoe that boys of his gets along no more at this time good by so rite as soon as this comes to
      hand [page 4] Direct to Osbern sity Osbern Kansas from Henry Tilton
      Dont for get to Direct where I told you."
      From this letter, and others, his most consistent request of his parents was for money. From his statement, "this is the third leter I have rote you and have had no anser" we can conjecture that his requests were not always readily received. Of the featherbed which he mentions in a later letter, Grandma Elizabeth told my Mother, that by the time Grandma Amy sent it, they "had better".
      Dorothy Koch Beaman recalls that Opal and Allen brorrowed $300 from Grandpa and they were most concerned and upset at his impatience over their inability to repay it as he wished. Her comment was, "He didn't show much understanding, particularly since he had made so many requests for money of his parents." I think perhaps he was only repeating the attitude and behavior which was directed at him.
      Another story: he came into some money, when or how is not related, but he wanted to hid it so he wouldn't have to pay taxes on it so he sent it to Uncle Ross in NE. However, when it came into Uncle Ross' account the bank took it for back payments on Uncle Ross' farm, which he had been unable to make. Dorothy Koch thought that relations between Ross and his father were forever strained after that. When I remarked to her that I wondered why, the only time Grandpa Mounce came to visit his daughter and family he stayed at Aunt Ona' rather than at Grandma and Grandpa's she said she thought that Grandpa Tilton had his own ideas. (Apparently referring to Grandpa Mounces religious beliefs. Grandpa Mounce was an itinerant preacher.)
      Several stories about Grandpa Tilton are remembered. He did not like to lose, it was routine when he played chinese checkers and lost, to tip the table over scattering the marbles and the board all over the room. He also smoked a pipe and his chair would be surrounded with ashes where he would knock his pipe out. Darel Tilton, grandchild, remembers his Boston bull terrier. It was his delight to have the dogs do tricks for them. My Dad told the story of the dog sitting in the window waiting for Grandpa to come home from his daily eucher game downtown. The dog, mourned for a long time after Grandpa's death, waiting in the window for him to come home from town.
      One time when Mother was washing the windows, he said to her "Gal, what are you doing all that work for?" She said that in the winter time we would move in with them so my Dad could fire the furnace.
      My Dad certainly got his love of buckwheat pancakes from his Dad. According to my Mother, Grandma Elizabeth would mix the batter up and set it on the floor register overnight to raise.
      When mother would hang clothes out she would tie me with a line to the clothesline to keep me from wandering off while she worked. Grandpa always said, "You treat her like a dog."
      Grandpa had injured himself with a dirty pitchfork. His treatment was to chew up a wad of tobacco and placed it on the wound. I presume the injury healed without incident.
      Grandpa's summer supper was salt pork gravy, sliced tomatoes from the garden and raspberries. Grandma continued to garden and can as late as 1940 when we lived with them. The back porch was her pantry.
      Dorothy Koch Beaman stated that Aunt Ona also lived in a sod house in Gordon, NE. She could not remember hearing how or why they came to go to Gordon, but she also thought that Grandpa and Grandma lived in NE as well.
      It was often repeated when I was a child that everyone of the 11 children were born in a different state. While that is not true, Henry certainly picked up and moved readily, always seeming to think that things were be better elsewhere.
      We know that Grandpa and Grandma lived in a sod house as well. [See his wife's stories for her personal autobiography]

  • Sources 
    1. [S479] 1870 US Federal Census for Ogle Co., IL, IL, Ogle County, (www.ancestry.com: National Archives and Records Administration, 2009), M593, roll 265, Lafayette, p. 2, dwelling 10, family 10, Henry Tilton, accessed 28 Mar 2011 (Reliability: 3), 28 Mar 2011.

    2. [S480] 1880 US Federal Census for Adams Co., IA, IA, Adams County, (www.ancestry.com: National Archives and Records Administration, 2010), T9, roll 325, Carl, enumeration district (ED) 11, p. 2, dwelling 15, family 15, Henry Tilton, accessed 28 Mar 2011 (Reliability: 3), 28 Mar 2011.

    3. [S466] 1910 US Federal Census for Ogle Co., IL, IL, Ogle County, (www.ancestry.com: National Archives and Records Administration, 2006), T624, roll 314, Lafayette, enumeration district (ED) 73, sheet 3B-4A, p. 139B-140A, dwelling 67, family 68, Henry Tilton, accessed 28 Mar 2011 (Reliability: 3), 28 Mar 2011.

    4. [S481] 1920 US Federal Census for Ogle Co., IL, IL, Ogle County, (www.ancestry.com: National Archives and Records Administration, 2010), T625, roll 398, Rochelle, enumeration district (ED) 87, sheet 5B, p. 83B, dwelling 130, family 139, Henry Tilton, accessed 28 Mar 2011 (Reliability: 3), 28 Mar 2011.

    5. [S482] 1930 US Federal Census for Ogle Co., IL, IL, Ogle County, (www.ancestry.com: National Archives and Records Administration, 2002), T626, roll 546, Rochelle, enumeration district (ED) 10, sheet 17B, p. 70B, dwelling 419, family 459, Henry Tilton, accessed 28 Mar 2011 (Reliability: 3), 28 Mar 2011.