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John Tilton
(1796-1869)
Mary Tilton (Westenra)
(1800-)
George Oliver Tilton
(1829-1880)
Hannah Sisson
(1830-1884)
Cap'n George Fred Tilton
(1861-1932)

 

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Lucia Irene Look

Cap'n George Fred Tilton

  • Born: 1861, Chilmark , M/Vineyard Island, Mass.
  • Marriage: Lucia Irene Look in 1900 in Martha's Vineyard
  • Died: 1932, New Port R. I. at age 71
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bullet  General Notes:

Note - Forth child born out of ten, 8 boy's 2 girls
Note - Was a Master Whaler
Note - Had his Master's Licence
Note - Held the rank of LT in the USNR for 4 years
Note - His Teacher in school on the Vinyard was MR Thurston Tilton
Note - His first attempt to go Whaling at the age of 14 was on the (Spartan) out of Newbedford, failed His dad caught him before they left.
Note - His first trip whaling was as a stowaway on the (Union) out of Newbedford at the age of 14.
Note - Captain George Fred Tilton was captain of seven different whaleships,gaining great fame for a remarkable 2000 mile treck across Alaska from Point Barrows in 1898 Saving the Lives of the Ocean Jennie a four masted schooner, the Jessie H Freeman, the Rosario, the Orca and the Belvedere that were all stranded In the Arctic Ocean off of Point Barrow. The only ship that survived was the Belvedere. All info from his book Cap'n George Fred him self, it is a must read book about is life as a Whaler.

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bullet  Noted events in his life were:

Residence: Chilmark , M/Vineyard Island, Mass.


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Cap'n married Lucia Irene Look in 1900 in Martha's Vineyard. (Lucia Irene Look was born in 1870 in Chilmark , M/Vineyard Island, Mass. and died in 1932 in New Port R. I..)




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