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 Henry Hilton

Henry Hilton

Birth
Lancashire, England
Death 29 Dec 1899 (aged 82–83)
Cobden, Union County, Illinois, USA
Burial Cobden, Union County, Illinois, USA
Memorial ID 75245924 · View Source
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Obituary from the Jan. 6, 1900 Jonesboro Gazette:

Henry Hilton died Dec. 29, 1899, at his home 1 mile south of Cobden. He was buried in the (St. Joseph) Catholic cemetery.


There is also the following obituary on page 1 of the Carbondale Free Press of Jan. 6, 1900:

One of the oldest citizens of Cobden, Henry Hilton, died last Friday of last week at the age of 84 years, He was the originator of the process of making hot-beds for the purpose of starting early plants to grow tomatoes for the St. Louis and Chicago markets. He shipped the first baskets of tomatoes ever sent from Cobden, which is now the largest tomato-growing point in the state.


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  • Created by: Mike Clark
  • Added: 21 Aug 2011
  • Find A Grave Memorial 75245924
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Henry Hilton (1816–29 Dec 1899), Find A Grave Memorial no. 75245924, citing Saint Joseph Cemetery, Cobden, Union County, Illinois, USA ; Maintained by Mike Clark (contributor 47478488) .