Hilty from The Owl (1918)
|Born:||September 5, 1896|
|Died:||January 9, 1978 (aged 81)|
|Career highlights and awards|
Leonard Franklin Hilty (September 5, 1896 – January 9, 1978) was an American football player. He played college football for the University of Pittsburgh and was a consensus selection at the tackle position on the 1918 College Football All-America Team.
Hilty was raised in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, and attended Peabody High School. He enrolled at the University of Pittsburgh where he was a member of the Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity. He was also a member of the Pittsburgh Panthers football team and was selected as a consensus first-team All-American in 1918.
After graduating from Pitt, Hilty moved to Houston, Texas, by 1920. He lived there with his wife, a Texas native, and their two children. He was employed for many years as a salesman for a paper company, L.S. Bosworth Co. Hilty died in 1978 at Brenham, Texas, at age 81.
- The Owl (University of Pittsburgh yearbook), 1918, p. 129.
- "2014 NCAA Football Records: Consensus All-America Selections" (PDF). National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA). 2014. p. 4. Retrieved August 16, 2014.
- 1930 U.S. Census entry for Leonard Hilty, age 33, born in Penn., and family. Census Place: Houston, Harris, Texas; Roll: 2348; Page: 19A; Enumeration District: 0087; Image: 312.0; FHL microfilm: 2342082. Ancestry.com. 1930 United States Federal Census [database on-line].
- 1940 U.S. Census entry for Leonard Hilty, age 44, born in Penn., and family. Census Place: West University Place, Harris, Texas; Roll: T627_4052; Page: 2B; Enumeration District: 101-3J. Ancestry.com. 1940 United States Federal Census [database on-line].
- Ancestry.com. U.S., World War II Draft Registration Cards, 1942 [database on-line]. Leonard Franklin Hilty, born September 5, 1896, at Pittsburgh, PA.
- Ancestry.com. Texas, Death Certificates, 1903–1982 [database on-line]. Leonard Franklin Hilty, born 5 Sep 1896 in Pennsylvania, died 9 Jan 1978, at Brenham, Washington, Texas, USA.