Stannard, George Jerrison, 1820-1886

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Frederick William Tilton (ca. 1821-June 6, 1890) was a successful New Orleans businessman and philanthropist. He was born and educated in New Hampshire, son of Timothy Tilton and Clarissa Wheeler. He moved to New Orleans, La., in 1838, married Caroline Stannard, and amassed a fortune in the import business. He supported the Confederacy financially from within New Orleans, and then from Europe. Although most of his property was seized, he rebuilt in the postwar years. He and Caroline had no children. They were patrons of the arts and culture in New Orleans. Prior to his death, he expressed an interest in supporting Tulane University; his wife donated $50,000 for construction of F. W. Tilton Library, known in 2010 as the Howard-Tilton Memorial Library.

From the description of George Stannard letter to F. W. Tilton, 1850. (Tulane University). WorldCat record id: 520990403

Farmer, teacher, foundry operator and Union General.

From the description of Photocopy of a letter written by General George Jerrison Stannard to Senator Solomon Foot, 1864. (Vermont Historical Society). WorldCat record id: 729909649

Place Name Admin Code Country
United States
New Orleans (La.)
Southern States
African Americans--History--To 1863
Slavery--Southern States


Birth 1820-10-20

Death 1886-06-01



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SNAC ID: 60207583