Clarence Walter Hilton

Clarence Walter Hilton

Male 1888 - 1983  (94 years)

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  • Name Clarence Walter Hilton  [1, 2
    Born 8 Dec 1888  Oswego Co.,NY Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Gender Male 
    Died Mar 1983  Syracuse,NY Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Age 94 years 
    Person ID I804  Tree2020
    Last Modified 3 May 2021 

    Father Ancestors John Josiah Hilton
              b. 2 Aug 1864, Orwell,Oswego Co.,NY Find all individuals with events at this location
              d. 26 Sep 1934, Orwell Co.,NY Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 70 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Mother Ancestors Rosetta Wart
              b. 16 Sep 1864, Albion Twp., Oswego County, New York Find all individuals with events at this location
              d. 11 Oct 1962, Mannsville, Jefferson County, New York Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 98 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Married 28 Jun 1885 
    Family ID F4072  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Ancestors Mary Jane Clyde
              b. 15 Mar 1894
              d. 8 Jul 1970  (Age 76 years) 
    Married 8 Dec 1913  Pulaski, Oswego, New York Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Age at Marriage He was 25 years - She was 19 years and 9 months  
    Last Modified 3 May 2021 
    Family ID F27792  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Clarence Walter Hilton - December 8, 1888 - March 14, 1983. Son of John Josiah and Rosetta Wart Hilton. Husband of Mary Jane Clyde Hilton. Married December 8, 1913 at Pulaski, New York.
      Newspaper Obituary - Monday, March 28, 1983 Pulaski Democrat - Pulaski, New York - Clarence W. Hilton, 94 - Orwell native Clarence W. Hilton, retired Central New York building contractor and founder of the Mary J. and Clarence W. Hilton Scholarship Fund at Syracuse University, died Monday, March 14, 1983 at his home in Miami Shore, Florida, after a long illness. Mr. Hilton was born December 8, 1888, the son of John Josiah Hilton and Rosetta Wart Hilton, in the rural community of Vorea, Town of Orwell. He began his career in the building trades as a laborer in the construction gangs that built Archibald Stadium at Syracuse University, which was completed in 1905. He became an independent contractor in 1908, and in 1912 built the original Oswego County Tuberculosis Sanatorium, now Unity Acres. In the fifteen years following, Mr. Hilton constructed many houses and apartment buildings in this area as well as in Syracuse and Watertown. December 8, 1913, he married Mary Jane Clyde, daughter of Samuel and Mina Clyde of Pulaski. In 1918 the Hiltons moved to Syracuse, where in 1928 Mr. Hilton constructed the Onondaga General Hospital and the Hilton Hotel, which he owned and managed until 1948. For five years Mr. Hilton was the owner of the Pulaski Gas Company, which he sold in 1930. After retirement from the hotel, Mr. and Mrs. Hilton spent winters at their home in Miami Shores, where Hilton built and owned several houses. Mrs. Hilton died in 1970. In November 1963, Mr. Hilton created the Hilton Scholarship Fund at Syracuse University with a $500,000 endowment. Both Mr. and Mrs. Hilton took a deep interest in the Oswego County young people whom they aided and it pleased to Mr. Hilton to think that he, as a former sixteen-year-old laborer, unable to gain an advanced education, could use his success in business to help over one hundred Oswego County students to attend Syracuse University. Annual income from the fund is used to finance education at Syracuse University for students from the APW, PACS and SCCS district. Mr. Hilton was a member of Unity Church, Syracuse; Central City Lodge No. 305 F. & A.M., the Scottish Rite Bodies; the Tigris Shrine; Sons of the American Revolution; and the Syracuse Rotary Club As Well as several other fraternal and social organizations in this area and the in Miami Shores. Survivors include four nephews, Gareth and Eugene Hilton and Clarence and Roy Barker; seven nieces, Dessa M. Bergen, Dessa Mae Hague, Alta Eggleston, Erma Holmberg, Cora Fitch, June Herzog and Fay Bellows. A number of grand- nieces and grand-nephews also survive, as well as a brother-in-law, Mr. James E. Clyde. Services for Mr. Hilton were held Friday, March 18 at the Welter-Price Funeral Home, Syracuse, with burial in Evergreen Cemetery, Orwell. Friends may contribute to the Shrine Crippled Children's Hospital.

  • Sources 
    1. [S570] Public Member Trees, Ancestry.com, (Name: Name: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc.; Location: Provo, UT, USA; Date: 2006;;), Database online.
      Record for John Josiah Hilton
    2. [S1718] Public Member Trees, Ancestry.com, (Name: Name: Name: Name: Name: Name: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc.; Location: Provo, UT, USA; Date: 2006;;;;;;), Database online.
      Record for John Josiah Hilton