Mark A Hilton (1925 - 2010)

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Moyie Springs, Boundary County, Idaho

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Frank Eugene Hilton

Frank Eugene Hilton

Billy L. Hilton Jr

Billy L. Hilton Jr

Francesca A. (Cole) Hilton

Francesca A. (Cole) Hilton

Madeline Meadows

Madeline Meadows

Ron Palillo - Welcome Back, Kotter

Ron Palillo - Welcome Back, Kotter

Sebron Hilton Family, 1918 GA

Sebron Hilton Family, 1918 GA

Jackie Hilton, 1927

Jackie Hilton, 1927

Garrison School, Gr 5, 1960-1961, named

Garrison School, Gr 5, 1960-1961, named

Garrison School 1958-59 4th Grade, named

Garrison School 1958-59 4th Grade, named

Garrison School class 4th/5th gr 1956-57, named

Garrison School class 4th/5th gr 1956-57, named

George Washington Hilton

George Washington Hilton

Enos M. Hilton

Enos M. Hilton

The Hiltons

The Hiltons

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Lillie Cook Frank Eugene Hilton Billy L. Hilton Jr Francesca A. (Cole) Hilton

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1925 - In the year that Mark A Hilton was born, in July, the Scopes Trial - often called the Scopes Monkey Trial - took place, prosecuting a substitute teacher for teaching evolution in school. Tennessee had enacted a law that said it was "unlawful to teach human evolution in any state-funded school". William Jennings Bryan headed the prosecution and Clarence Darrow headed the defense. The teacher was found guilty and fined $100. An appeal to the Supreme Court of Tennessee upheld the law but overturned the guilty verdict.

1934 - By the time he was only 9 years old, on June 6th, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission was formed as a response to the stock market crash of 1929 and the continuing Great Depression. Previously, the states regulated the offering and sales of stocks - called "blue sky" laws. They were largely ineffective. Roosevelt created a group (one member was Joseph Kennedy, father of the future President Kennedy) who knew Wall Street well and they defined the mission and operating mode for the SEC. The new organization had broad and stringent rules and oversight and restored public confidence in the stock market in the United States.

1945 - Mark was 20 years old when on April 12th, President Franklin D. Roosevelt died of a cerebral hemorrhage in Warm Springs, Georgia. At 1p, he was sitting for a portrait when he complained that he had a "terrific pain" in the back of his head and collapsed. A doctor was summoned and the doctor gave him a shot of adrenaline into his heart. It didn't help and he was pronounced dead at 3:30 p.m. A slow moving train took him back to Washington D.C. while thousands of mourners lined the tracks. He was buried at his home in Hyde Park, New York.

1960 - At the age of 35 years old, Mark was alive when on May 1st, an American CIA U-2 spy plane, piloted by Francis Gary Powers, was shot down by a surface-to-air missile over the Soviet Union. Powers ejected and survived but was captured. The U.S. claimed that the U-2 was a "weather plane" but Powers was convicted in the Soviet Union of espionage. He was released in 1962 after 1 year, 9 months and 10 days in prison.

1994 - By the time he was 69 years old, on May 6th, the Channel Tunnel or "Chunnel" was officially opened. The Chunnel is a railway tunnel beneath the English Channel that connects Great Britain to mainland France. Original plans for such a tunnel were developed in 1802 and approved by Napoleon Bonaparte but the British rejected the plan fearing that Napoleon would use the railway to invade.

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Mark A Hilton died on February 11, 2010 at age 84. There is no known cause of death for Mark. He was born on March 19, 1925. We have no information about Mark's surviving family. We know that Mark A Hilton had been residing in Moyie Springs, Boundary County, Idaho.

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