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Jennie H. Tilton

Mrs. J. H. TILTON was born October 2, 1857 in Jefferson County, 
where most of her life was spent. She was the eldest daughter of 
Mr. and Mrs. C. W. RAGAN, both died a number of years ago.  Mrs. TILTON 
was twice married; first to W. P. PIGG, (better known as Press) they were 
married October 1, 1876, and to this union were born eleven children, 
9 girls and 2 boys, seven died. The surviving are Mrs. Winnie ADKINS, 
Mattoon, IL, Mrs. Ida M. HALL, Mt. Vernon, IL, Mrs. Jessie PEARCE and 
Mrs. Bessie MOORE of Benton, IL, and a number of grandchildren.  
The surviving brothers are Sam, Allen, Edward RAGAN of Mt. Vernon and 
James RAGAN, Medicine Lodge, Kan., one sister, Mrs. W. O. WHITSELL, Mt. Vernon.  
Mrs. TILTON was married to J. H. TILTON in 1913 in Mt. Carmel, IL, they 
lived their several years. From there they moved to Prescott, Ark., where 
they lived until a few months ago on account of Mrs. TILTON's poor health 
they came to Mt. Vernon where they bought a little home on the Richview Road.  
Mrs. TILTON was a lovable woman; she numbered her friends by her acquaintances.  
She was converted in the Tenth Street M. E. Church a number of years ago and 
remained a faithful Christian woman until her death.

Source: The Register News - Mt. Vernon, IL
Date: July 1921
Submitted by: Mary Zinzilieta

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