Albert Ray Hilton

Male 1903 - 1950  (47 years)


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  • Name Albert Ray Hilton  [1
    Born 18 Jul 1903  Dennison, Grayson, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 10 Aug 1950  Knox, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried Houston, Harris, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Earthman Resthaven Cemetery
    Person ID I7859  My Genealogy
    Last Modified 27 Feb 2020 

    Father Wade Hampton Hilton, Jr.,   b. 17 May 1879,   d. 16 Oct 1959  (Age 80 years) 
    Mother Lillie Bell Johnson,   b. 4 Apr 1880,   d. 6 Feb 1970  (Age 89 years) 
    Family ID F1522  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Ruth Elizabeth Lincecum,   b. 28 Aug 1903, Morales, Jackson, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 May 1982, Houston, Harris, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 78 years) 
    Married 23 Dec 1922  Houston, Harris, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
    +1. Dorothy Ray Hilton,   b. 12 Aug 1923, Houston, Harris, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Oct 2001, Pasadena, Harris, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 78 years)
    +2. Addison Hampton Hilton,   b. 4 Sep 1928, El Campo, Wharton, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 Apr 2004  (Age 75 years)
    +3. Albert Ray Hilton, Jr.,   b. 3 Sep 1930, Houston, Harris, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Nov 2018, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 88 years)
    Last Modified 28 Feb 2020 
    Family ID F2765  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 23 Dec 1922 - Houston, Harris, Texas, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Houston, Harris, Texas, USA Link to Google Earth
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  • Photos
    Sharp-Hughes Tool Company at Houston, Texas
    Sharp-Hughes Tool Company at Houston, Texas
    Albert was firstly a chemist and metallurgist, at one time connected with the Hughes Tool Company (est. 1908 as Sharp-Hughes Tool Company).

    Documents
    Albert Ray Hilton, Sr. Certificate of Death
    Albert Ray Hilton, Sr. Certificate of Death

    Histories
    Cotton Duster Killed
    Cotton Duster Killed
    Valley Morning Star (Harlingen, Texas) – 11 August 1950

  • Notes 
    • According to the 1930 Harris County, Texas Federal census, Albert's father was born in Arkansas. His mother was born in Tennessee.

    • Amarillo Globe-Times (Texas)
      Monday, 22 September 1947 - pg. 4 [via Newspapers.com]
      Flying Instructor, Student Injured in Crash Landing
      HOUSTON, Sept. 22 -- A flying instructor and his student today were recovering from injuries they received when they were forced to crash-land a light plane at the South Main Airport yesterday afternoon.

      Albert Ray Hilton, 44 years old, was flying the plane about 100 feet above the ground when the craft developed engine trouble. He made a "pancake" landing on a vacant lot adjoining the flying field. Hilton suffered a cut over his left eye, possible broken nose and bruises...

      [Robert N. Owens was the 20-year-old student bruised in the crash.]

    • Per his certificate, Albert's cause of death was noted as, "Burned in aeroplane accident." This was due to "mechanical failure of air craft" and "falling of air craft."

      Valley Morning Star (Harlingen, Texas)
      Friday, 11 August 1950 - pg. 11 [via Newspapers.com]
      Cotton Duster Killed
      BENJAMIN (AP) Albert Ray Hilton, 47 of Houston, was killed when his cotton dusting plane crashed eight miles east of here Thursday.

      Witnesses said he apprently was trying to fly under a power line when the plane rammed into trees and burst into flames.

      Gladewater Daily Mirror (Texas)
      Friday, 11 August 1950 [via The Portal to Texas History]
      News Of The Day

      HOUSTON, Aug. 11 (UP) -- Albert Ray Hilton, 47-year-old Houston pilot, was killed yesterday when his light plane crashed and burned while he was dusting cotton in Munday, Texas, his wife said here today.

      Witnesses said Hilton apparently was flying too low in an attempt to dodge power lines when his plane struck a tree and crashed.

      Mrs. Hilton said her husband was flying for the Southland Dusting company of Plainview. She said she had been begging him to stop flying, but that he only laughed at her fears.

  • Sources 
    1. [S311] Texas Under Many Flags, By Clarence Wharton. Published 1930 by American Historical Society. Page 124.