Individual Record 400

Name}   Hilton, Frank Lockwood Family History} Olson                 
  Title}   Race} White Sex} Male
Birth:   Date} Fam 23 Mar 1869 Place} Washington, District of Columbia
Marr.: Date} Exa 19 Oct 1908 Place}     , Los Angeles, California     (Link)
Death: Date} Exa 15 Jun 1948 Place}     , Los Angeles, California
Burial: Date} Aft 15 Jun 1948 Place} San Gabriel Cemetery, San Gabriel, Los Angeles, California
  Grave Marker} Yes
Source 1}   10 = Geog history
Source 2} 115 = Interview
Source 3} 123 = Geog history
Source 4} 1035=Geog history
Source 5} 1050=1870 USA cen
Source 6} 1051=1880 USA cen
Source 7} 1460=1892 WA cen
Source 8} 1469=Voter record
Source 9} 1053=1900 USA cen
Source 10} 1058=Newspaper
Source 11} 1052=Index
Source 12} 1430=Marriage rec
Source 13} 1054=1910 USA cen
Source 14} 322 = Business dir
Source 15} 734 = 1920 USA cen
Source 16} 324 = Phone book
Source 17} 1055=1930 USA cen
Source 18} 325 = Business dir
Source 19} 1441=1940 USA cen
Source 20} 326 = Phone book
Source 21} 1056=Magazine
Source 22} 716 = Death record
Source 23} 1222=Cemetery rec
Parents: } George L. Hilton & Sarah Eliz. Wells
   Relationship No.} None
1st Household No.} 453 = Jersey City, Hudson, New Jersey
      Occupation 1} City Manager
       Occupation 2} Fire chief
       Occupation 3} Banker
Spouses:   Prime} Hildebrand, Matilda (Sophie)
 Total Number of} 1
Notes:  Frank Loskwood Hilton was born 23 Mar 1869 in Washington, District of Columbia.  His parents were George Hilton and Sarah Eliz Wells.  He had a sister, Jesse, who was two years older.  In the 1870 USA census, the family was living in Jersey City, New Jersey.  They moved back to Washington, D.C., where his sister Katie and brother Edward were born.

In the 1880 USA census, the family was living in Washington, D.C.  Living with them were three of Sarah's siblings, namely Kate, John, and Charles Wills.  Frank received his education in Washington D.C.

In 1889, Frank went to the State of Washington, where he was engaged in the banking business.  In the 1892 Washington State census, Frank, age 23, was a bank clerk, living in Seattle Ward 4, King, Washington.
In 1892 or 1893, he settled in Alhambra, California.  He is listed in the California Great Registers as registered to vote on 1896 in Alhambra.  He was described as 5'8½". with dark complexion, hazel eyes, and black hair.  He was a clerk.  In the 1900 USA census, he was living with his mother and his sister Jesse in Alhambra.  His mother was now a widow, and so was his sister.  Frank was working as a bank clerk.  He became the chief clerk in the supply department of the Los Angeles Terminal Railroad.  He bought the franchise for the subscription department of the Los Angeles Times, which he managed for ten years before selling it.

Frank married Mathilda Hildebrand on 19 Oct 1908, probably in Alhambra.  In the 1910 USA census, they were living with his mother Sarah at 108 North Second Street, Alhambra.  In the 1920 USA census, they were still in the same home with his mother, but now Frank was listed as head of the household.  Frank built several homes in the area, and had several property interests, which he managed.  He also was active in local affairs, and was a member of the Democratic Party.  In the fall of 1908, he ran for the California State Assembly in the Sixty-ninth district, but lost.  His platform included the removal of the Railroad Commissioners, the voting right for women, the end to child labor, and free textbooks in the public schools.

Frank served as a member of the Board of City Trustees from April 1906 to April 1910, during which time he was head of the Department of Public Safety.  He was also the chief of the fire department from 9 Nov 1912 to 1 Jul 1919.  Alhambra was the first city on the West Coast to build and own its own self-propelled fire apparatus.  Frank also served as the City Manager of Alhambra from 1918 to 1920.

Frank was a member of the Alhambra Lodge, No. 127, Knights of Phythias, and Alhambra Lodge No. 1328, B.P.O.E.  In the 1930 USA census, Frank and Mathilda were living at 301 North Stoneman, Alhambra.  They owned their home, which was worth $9,000, and Frank was manager of the water works.;  In the 1940 USA census, Frank was reported to have had 4 years of high school, and the house was valued at $2,000.  Frank died 15 Jun 1948.  Mathilda died in 1970.  Both are buried in the San Gabriel Cemetery, San Gabriel, California.
Time of Birth}   Time of Death}   Fraternal/Social} B.P.O.E., K.P.
Baptism Date}   Place}   Click to enlarge
Confirm. Date}   Photos} Frank L. Hilton
Immigr'n Date} N/A Port} N/A
Education: Grade} High school, 4 yr or Top 2 Degrees}  
Military: Service}                                    for the State of}  
Health Condition}  
  Cause of Death}  
Last Updated
by} Karen Hancock
Date Updated} 15 Aug 2013
Date Created}    4 Feb 1994
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