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Dalton, George D.

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Dalton, George D.
March 16, 2007 03:26PM
Memorial Record of Western Kentucky, Lewis Publishing Company, 1904,
pp 773-775 [Christian]

GEORGE D. DALTON, of the firm of Dalton Brothers, brick
manufactures and builders in Hopkinsville, Kentucky, has been
connected with these interests in this city for over twenty years,
and has a reputation among his fellow citizens for thorough
reliability, integrity and business enterprise. He was born in
Robertson county, Tennessee, June 19, 1861.
His father, S. W. Dalton, was born in Logan county, Kentucky,
near the Tennessee line, and was a prominent brick manufacturer in
Springfield, Tennessee. He came to Hopkinsville, Kentucky, in 1882,
and engaged in the manufacture of brick, which he continued till his
death in May, 1892. He was a prosperous and energetic business man,
and popular among all citizens. He was a member of the Baptist
church. His wife was Sarah Jane Mason, a native of Robertson
county, Tennessee, and she is still living, at the age of seventy.
They were parents of nine children, six of whom are living: Minnie,
the wife of G. H. Holman, of Springfield, Tennessee; George D.;
Thomas M., in partnership with George D.; Nora, the wife of G. H.
Davis, a contractor of Hopkinsville; Hilliard M., a stone-crusher;
and Garner E., of Hopkinsville.
George D. Dalton, the nest to the oldest in the family, was
reared in Tennessee until he was twenty-one years old. He attended
school at Springfield, and then learned the business of his father.
He came with the latter to Hopkinsville in 1882, and they were
associated together until the latter's death. He and his brother
Thomas then assumed the business, and are now carrying it on
successfully and on a large scale. They employ about eighty men,
and do building and contracting of all kinds, manufacturing at their
plant their own building material.
Mr. Dalton was married in December, 1888, to Miss Ada Meacham,
a native of Christian county and a daughter of F. S. Meacham. Mr.
and Mrs. Dalton have no children. He is well known throughout the
county, and he and his wife are members of the Baptist church. He
owns a farm in the county and manages this in addition to his other
interests. He is a Democrat in politics, and served on the city
council for eight years. Mr. Dalton has the reputation of being the
most successful business man in the town, and he has deserved all he
has won. His brother attends to the outside work of the firm, while
he looks after the business end. In 1889 he built one of the finest
residences in the city, which is modern in all its parts, and is a
most beautiful home for himself and wife.

Dalton Mason Holman Davis Meacham
Robertson-TN Logan-KY

Re: Dalton, George D.
May 10, 2010 07:24PM
This is awesome to find. George Dalton was my great grandmothers brother. She was Nora Dalton Davis. I am now trying to find out more about my family since we left Hopkinsville when I was 5 years old and that was 60 years ago. Linda Wilson Cutlip

Linda Wilson Cutlip

Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 05/10/2010 08:23PM by misserma.
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