T. Gillette Tilford Essays, 1957-1983 | East Texas Research Center
By Natasha McClanahan, 1992
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T. Gillette Tilford, son of Tilden and Rowena Mettenheimer Tilford, was born July 2, 1902, in Houston, Texas. Tilford was married to Jewel Norwood Tilford, who died in 1983. For a number of years, Tilford wrote a column for the Sunday Sentinel entitled "Out of My Mind." He was the first president of the Bonita Grocery Company and owned the Nacogdoches County Lumber Company. He was also a member of the Mensa Society. Tilford died in Nacogdoches on August 15, 1989.
(Obituary, "Gillette T. Tilford." Nacogdoches Daily Sentinel 16 August 1989, p. A6).
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