Hi,don't know if you are still watching this thread. I am George Wales Hilton's grandaughter.he was born 1884 to George Benjamin Hilton and Sarah Wales. Thankyou for helping me to find out details of his trip top USA, although He came home again!...The story goes that he was walking home one night from studying with a T square under his arm when two policemen set on him and gave him a good beating, mistaking it for a weapon! He told me this was when he decided to come home again. I have my grandfathers address/telephone book which records Alisons' address in Brooklyn. George later became Clerk of Works for Crewe and Nantwich Municipal Council.
Hope this helps, as I am very happy to have found outabout the American connection. regards Patricia