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 Theodore Tilton

Theodore Tilton

Birth
New York, New York County (Manhattan), New York, USA
Death 25 May 1907 (aged 71)
France
Burial Danielson, Windham County, Connecticut, USA
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Memorial ID 11890775 · View Source
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Poet, journalist, editor, novelist, orator. Supporter of social reforms, including woman suffrage. In a notorious 1874 sex scandal he sued his friend and mentor, Henry Ward Beecher, for alleged adultery with Mrs. Tilton, nee Elizabeth M. Richards. The trial resulted in a hung jury. His popularity waned after the trial. In 1883 he exiled himself to Paris. He died there and was buried at Barbizon.

Bio by: Jan Franco


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  • Maintained by: Find A Grave
  • Originally Created by: Jan Franco
  • Added: 5 Oct 2005
  • Find A Grave Memorial 11890775
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Theodore Tilton (2 Oct 1835–25 May 1907), Find A Grave Memorial no. 11890775, citing Westfield Cemetery, Danielson, Windham County, Connecticut, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .