Frances Rebecca <I>Snyder</I> Hilton

Frances Rebecca Snyder Hilton

Stuttgart, Stadtkreis Stuttgart, Baden-Württemberg, Germany
Death 16 Jun 1912 (aged 81)
Barnesville, Montgomery County, Maryland, USA
Burial Beallsville, Montgomery County, Maryland, USA
Plot Row H, Lot 6, Site 3
Memorial ID 81556651 · View Source
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- Jacob Frederick Snyder [1791-1880]
- Dorothea M. Snyder [1791-1877]

Married William Thomas Hilton on November 18, 1850 in Montgomery County.

- John W. Hilton [1852->1870]
- Henry Mortimer Hilton [1854-1934]
- Almira V. Hilton [1856->1870]
- Sedonia Frances Hilton [1858-1917]
- Jessie Virginia Hilton [1860-1944]
- Clagett Cornelius Hilton [1867-1933]


Mrs. Frances Rebecca Hilton, relict of the late William T. Hilton, died at her home in Barnesville on Saturday, June 16th, in her 82nd year. She was born in Wirtemberg, Germany, but when a child came to this country with her father, Mr. Jacob Snyder, who, with some other German families, located in that portion of our county still known as Germantown. On November 21, 1850, she was married to Mr. William T. Hilton, and has lived in or near Barnesville ever since.

She left four children; Henry M. and Clagett C., of the business firm of William T. Hilton & Sons; Mrs. Sedonia F. Story, wife of Thomas Story, of Barnesville; and Mrs. Jessie V. Price, widow of George E. Price, late of Alexandria, Va. These were all with her to close her dying eyes.

Mr. Jacob Snyder and Mr. John Snyder, of Germantown, are her brothers.

She was a devoted Christian and evidenced her Faith by her Works. Never blessed with a superfluity of means, yet ever ready to share what she had with the needy. Her warm sympathy and kindly personal help went much farther in cheering the sorrowing and relieving the suffering than could material aid. For the last two years of her life she was confined to her bed and suffered severely, but was patient and murmured not against God's will. In our poor, weak reason we wonder that one whose life had been so pure and useful should be subject to such suffering at its close, but it was not God's wrath nor His displeasure toward her, but rather, if we could see it aright, His mercy. May it not have been HIs plan thus to refine the gold for the Master's use in the furnace of affliction?

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  • Find a Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Frances Rebecca Snyder Hilton (5 Nov 1830–16 Jun 1912), Find a Grave Memorial no. 81556651, citing Monocacy Cemetery, Beallsville, Montgomery County, Maryland, USA ; Maintained by Glenn Wallace (contributor 46802463) .