|Birth: ||Dec. 1, 1868|
|Death: ||Jul. 4, 1908|
Mail Carrier for Indian Valley,and a member of the Odd Fellows. Both he and his wife and the oldest daughter died a month apart from Typhoid fever. Five children,from ages 2 and up were left to defend for themselves. He was the father of Laura Mae Hylton, author of "An Orphan as a Missionary".
She writes on page 13," My father had never made any profession of religion,nor joined any church,but told us that he had been praying ever since he was taken sick, and the day he died he told us of a dream he had had years before, while working in West Virginia. He said he dreamed that there arose a great storm and the heavens were black: and while he was standing there gazing on the scene the awful black clouds passed over, and the heavens became bright, and in this brightness he saw the Lord, and the Lord began to draw him up from the earth to Him. He went on to say that the dream had always stayed with him and had never come to pass until that day, and he hoped that it would end like he dreamed it. He had a clear mind, right to the very last. He knew that he was dying and told us so. His hands were getting cold, and his finger-nails turning blue and as he looked at them, he knew too well that time was only a short matter with him. He did not seem to be the least frightened, but looking upward, besought the Lord to remember him. None but God knows what was in the mind of that poor father as he was leaving his five children, not even a mother to care for them, but perhaps he could say, as he had already written to his brother, "The Lord does all things well, He can give and none can take away, He can take and none can give, and bless it be His name." These words were written by him after Mother's death." Taken from Page 13 of "An Orphan as a Missionary".
Lucy J Cox Hylton (1868 - 1908)*
Hattie Florence Hylton (1891 - 1908)*
Laura Mae Hylton (1893 - 1991)*
George Admiral Sampson Dewey Hylton (1898 - 1900)*
Infant Hylton (1900 - 1900)*
Nora Bell Hylton (1901 - 1985)*
Grover Lee Hylton (1904 - 1904)*
Guy Willmer Hylton (1906 - 1947)*
The Cox Family Cemetery
Plot: One head stone for the whole family was placed by David S.Hylton and Mary F. Hylton, grandchildren.
Created by: Mary Hylton Johnson
Record added: Aug 20, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 75204265
Beautiful memorial, Mary!|
Added: Mar. 26, 2013
As, I create this note tears of sorrow fill my soul. How I would have loved to have known you, grandpa. Someday we will meet. When we are all up yonder, we will meet on that beautiful shore!|
Mary Hylton Johnson
Added: Dec. 2, 2011