E. C. [Edward Carpenter] Hildreth, Descendant of Pioneers, Dies
Wilmette Life (Wilmette, Illinois), 28 Feb 1935, p. 4A
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Edward Carpenter Hildreth, who, as reported in WILMETTE LIFE last week, was taken by death Tuesday, February 19, following a brief illness, was a descdendent of well known Chicago pioneers. Mr. Hildreth was born in Colorado Springs, Col., July 6, 1896, the only son of Mr. and Mrs. Philo Carpenter Hildreth. He was a great grandson of Philo Carpenter, who came to Chicago, then Fort Dearborn, in 1832. This pioneer established the first drug store in the Village of Chicago, and founded the first Congregational church in the city. Edward Hildreth, grandfather of Mr. Hildreth, was an ordained minister in the Congregational church, who moved from Chicaago to Colorado Springs. Philo Carpenter Hildreth, his father, was professor of history at Parson's college, Fairfield, Iowa, and his widow still resides there.
On Friday morning, February 15, Mr. Hildreth was stricken with pneumonia, and on February 19 he passed away.

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28 Feb 1935
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Hildreth, Edward
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E. C. [Edward Carpenter] Hildreth, Descendant of Pioneers, Dies