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Alfred Wilton
17th Senator of Virginia
In office
June 13, 1851 – August 5, 1859
Personal details
Born(1801-06-09)June 9, 1801
Richmond, Virginia
DiedFebruary 18, 1878(1878-02-18) (aged 76)
Williamsburg, Virginia
Cause of deathChronic obstructive pulmonary disease
Resting placeAlfred Wilton Memorial, Williamsburg, Virginia, U.S.
NationalityAmerican, British American
Spouse(s)Alice Walker Wilton
(m. 1837; d. 1878)
Occupation17th Virginia Senator (U.S. senate)–

Alfred Thomas Wilton (9 June 1801 – 18 February 1878) is an American/british american politician of the 1840s and 1850s. He was the 17th Senator of Virginia from June 13, 1851 to August 5, 1859, he served 8 years in senate.

Early life[edit | edit source]

Alfred Thomas Wilton was born in Richmond, Virginia on June 9, 1801 to Sally Gardner Wilton and Alan Redden Wilton. His mother died in early April 1856. His father then died on July 26, 1873 in his hometown of Petersburg, Virginia.

Senator of Virginia (1851–1859)[edit | edit source]

Alfred was the 17th Senator of the Commonwealth of Virginia. He served office 8 years.

Death[edit | edit source]

He died on February 18, 1878 of Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, often called just COPD. On the morning of December 28, 1877, He complained about shortness of breath to his wife, Alice. Doctor William Leere, back in the 1800s, doctors had to report to your home, doctors offices and hospitals had not yet been discovered. Dr Leere diagnosed Alfred with COPD a few hours later. Leere then said to his wife, "There is nothing we can do, just let nature run its course and help him with comfort care, until he passes." said Leere in own words. Alice was heartbroken. He then died a month and a half later on the morning of February 18, 1878 at exactly 8:33 a.m.

Burial[edit | edit source]

He was buried in a secured tomb in Williamsburg, Virginia. His burial was private, and only close cabinet, family members, and kinned family members were invited. He was buried on March 2, 1878. In 2012, Mr. Alan Cobre suggested that his memorial be rebuilt. His only-bone left-remains were tooken out of the tomb and laid into a secure place underground, until the remodel was done. He then was re-engraved back into his tomb on February 25, 2013 where he now lays for the rest of eternity, in own words of Dennis Rogers, remodeler of memorials and other services.

References[edit | edit source]

Category: 1800s history


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