The Life of Oscar H. Tilford
Tilford, Oscar Howard
Oscar Howard TILFORD, one of our well known and highly respected citizens was suddenly stricken with a heart attack while on a business trip to Portland, Oregon. The news of his death came as a shock to his relatives and many friends, tho but a short time ago he suffered from a most serious illness, from which he had rallied and felt in excellent health.
Mr. Tilford was born July 31, 1855 in Edinburg, IN. He was educated in Hanover College and came to KS in 1875, where, with his father, Milton C. TILFORD, and his brother, the late D.W. TILFORD, he was interested in a hosiery mill, which was located on the side of the new union station.
Dec 27, 1877, he married Ella BROWN and lived in Kansas City where their first child was born, Jennie, and died at the age of two years. He came to Olathe and was a member of the firm of BROWN, TILFORD and LEGATE and later went Townfield and after a few years returned to Olathe where he was engaged in the real estate business and made his home until the death of his wife, January 26,1920.He joined the Christian Church when a young man and was a member of the official board of the local church. He died on Oct 12th, and is survived by one son, James Floyd and one grandson, James Kean TILFORD, of Wichita, and one daughter, Marie, now Mrs. Lewis SANFORD of Kansas City. Burial took place on 10/18/1921.
Olathe Mirror Oct 20, 1921