G. Hilton Scribner

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Gilbert Hilton Scribner
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Born (1831-04-23)April 23, 1831
Yonkers, New York
Died January 5, 1910(1910-01-05) (aged 78)
Yonkers, New York
Title Secretary of State of New York
Term 1872 to 1873
Predecessor Homer Augustus Nelson
Successor Diedrich Willers, Jr.
Relatives Charles Scribner, cousin

Gilbert Hilton Scribner (April 23, 1831 – January 5, 1910) was an American lawyer and politician who was Secretary of State of New York from 1872 to 1873.[1] He was a fifth-cousin of the publisher Charles Scribner.


A resident of Yonkers, New York,[2] he was a Republican member of the New York State Assembly (Westchester Co., 1st D.) in 1871.[3] He was President of the Belt Line Street Railroad of New York.[4] In 1884, he authored an article titled Where Did Life Begin? in Popular Science.[5] He married Sarah Woodbury Pettingill (born 1835).[6]

He died at his residence "Inglehurst", on Pine Street, in Yonkers.[7]


His daughter Sarah Marguerite (b. October 8, 1876) was an artist, poet and storywriter. She married (October 8, 1902) the third son of George Hamilton Frost, Edwin Hunt Frost (b. Chicago August 23, 1874).[8]


  1. ^ "Index to Politicians:Scott-williams to Scruton". The Political Graveyard. Retrieved 2008-04-22. 
  2. ^ Trevor, John B.; James B. Colgate; Yonkers Soldiers' and Sailors' Monument Association (1892). Yonkers in the Rebellion of 1861-1865. 
  3. ^ "Presentation to Hon. G. Hilton Scribner". New York Times. June 7, 1871. 
  4. ^ Frost, Thomas G. (1909). The Frost family in England and America. 
  5. ^ Popular Science Monthly (1884)
  6. ^ "Descendants of William True & Eleanor Stevens". Archived from the original on 2009-10-22. Retrieved 2008-04-23. 
  7. ^ "Death notices" (PDF). New York Times. January 6, 1910. 
  8. ^ Frost, T.G.; Frost, E.L. (1909). Frost Family in England and America, with Special Reference to Edmund Frost and Some of His Descendants. Russell Print. Company. p. 162. Retrieved 2015-08-27. 
Political offices
Preceded by
Homer Augustus Nelson
New York Secretary of State
Succeeded by
Diedrich Willers, Jr.