Viewing Edward P. Hilton (1850-1935).
Shortly after he was admitted to the New York bar in the late 1870s, Edward Hilton and his wife headed west. They lived in Granite Falls, Minnesota for a few years, then Topeka, Kansas from the early 80s to the turn of the century, next stop, Chicago for five years, and finally Minneapolis where he practiced law for 30 years. Though plagued by ill health, he built a successful practice, and acquired a reputation among the trial bar for his tenacity and honesty. He was devoted to his wife and sister. He died on January 28, 1935, apparently the last of his immediate family. On February 8, 1936, the Hennepin County Bar Association delivered a memorial to him in district court. It concluded, "All in all, it was a good, helpful life he lived. He had a courageous soul ensconced in a none too strong body, at times. He faced death as he lived, without fear and without courting favor."