Date of Death: 18 Mar 1913
Subject: B. Luther Tilson
Source: Savannah newspaper, 21 Mar 1913

Succumbs to Heart Trouble

B.L. Tilson Passed Away Tuesday Morning at His Home in Savannah

The remains of B. Luther Tilson were placed in the Savannah cemetery yesterday morning after a funeral at the residence, conducted by Rev. A. J. Quirin and Rev. C.C. Hatcher. He died at 10:20 a.m., Tuesday, March 18, 1913, aged sixty-eight years, eleven months and seven days after an illness of ten weeks confinement to his room and a year of poor health from heart trouble and a complication of diseases.

Mr. Tilson has lived in Savannah for the past six years and his happy disposition, kindliness to all and his abundance of good qualities make his departure a great loss but his personality will be remembered and continue indefinitiely to do good. He was born in Johnson County, Indiana, April 11, 1844, and came to AndrewCounty in 1847, his mother dying when he was three years old.

The late W. B. Allen and his wife raised him from this age and these good people also raised Mr. Tilson's wife who was Anna Sitton, whose parents died when she was twelve years old and they took her. They were married in 1866 and six children with Mrs. Tilson survive, H. H. Tilson of Savannah, L.C. Tilson, A. D. Tilson, both of St. Joseph, E. B. Tilson of Concordia, Kans., Mrs. O.U. Lash of Moberly and Mrs. Alice VanZant of Savannah. They have four daughters and two sons who had proceded [sic] him to the land beyond. One daughter Mrs. Georgia Moffitt of Afton, Iowa, died about a year ago.

Mr. Tilson has been a Christian for over forty years, having been converted at a revival meeting at the old Glenwood school near his home. He united with the Methodist Episcopal church then and has been a member ever since. During the Civil War he served three years in the 36th Missouri regiment. For several years he kept store at Wyeth and at Rosendale and is respected and honored all over the county.