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Name Hilton, Ernestine McMillan
Birthdate 02/20/1920
Birthplace Asotin, WA
Other Names "Erny", "Sister"
Spouse Hilton, Earl Laverne
Children Earl Laverne Jr. 1944
Nancy Louise 1946
Richard Lester 1948
Jerold Loren 1950
Father Ernest MacMillan
Mother Myrtle MacMillan
Notes Ernestine Hilton was an educator and activist for children's rights from 1940 to 1970. She was active in the local, state, and national PTA. She served as the president of the Washington State PTA in the late 1960's. During the period from 1946 to 1999 Ernestine and Earl Hilton ran the Rocky Pine Ranch, a dairy operation near Cheney, Wa.

Associated Records

Image of Autograph Album of Ernestine McMillan Hilton - Rocky Pine Ranch Collection

Autograph Album of Ernestine McMillan Hilton - Rocky Pine Ranch Collection

Folded leather cover with 32 leaves. This autograph album contains poems and greetings written to Ernestine McMillan by her classmates between 1930 and 1933 while in elementary school. She would have been between 10 and 12 years of age when this autograph album was in use. The pages of the book are blue, pink, and white and are written on both sides.

Image of Oral History Tape of Ernestine McMillan Hilton - Rocky Pine Ranch Collection

Oral History Tape of Ernestine McMillan Hilton - Rocky Pine Ranch Collection

1 hour audio tape containing the voices of Ernestine McMillan Hilton and interviewer, Paulette Nordquist. Topics 1. Memories of growing up on a wheat ranch in Eastern Washington during the 1920's. 2. Recollections of having polio as a very young child. 3. Courtship and marriage during World War Two. 5. Life on a dairy ranch 1950-1970. 6. Description of Christmas and other holiday traditions at the ranch.

Image of Candlestick - Rocky Pine Ranch Collection

Candlestick - Rocky Pine Ranch Collection

Cast bronze figural candlestick in the form of a stag. It is approximately 12 inches high. The antler tines hold two candles.

Image of 1999.1.1 - Print, Photographic

1999.1.1 - Print, Photographic

Earl L. Hilton and Ernestine McMillan Hilton stand in front of a fireplace shortly after their wedding. She is wearing a white satin wedding dress and holding a bouquet of roses. He is wearing a dark suit.

Image of 1999.1.2 - Print, Photographic

1999.1.2 - Print, Photographic

Earl L. Hilton and Ernestine McMillan Hilton standing beside a truck at the ranch with their infant son, Earl Jr. (Sunny).