Arthur Tillinghast Huston


Arthur Tillinghast Huston

A native of Cincinnati, Ohio, Arthur graduated from Columbia University and served as a cavalry captain overseas during World War I. He had a paid singing job in a New York City church choir and wanted to pursue a singing career, but his father would not allow it. 

Arthur joined the Fleischmann Co. in New York where he served in sales promotion until moving to Georgia in 1926 to help his father run the Butler Island Plantation which his father had newly purchased. When his father died in 1938, Arthur continued to run the business. 

After WWII, the business collapsed and Arthur and his wife, Isabelle, moved to Washington, DC to a job with the Dairy Corporation. With a change of government, however, he lost this job. 

Arthur divided his time between New York, Pennsyvania and Flemington, NJ, after retirement in 1948 until 1956 when he and his wife Isabelle returned to St. Simons Island, Georgia. They maintained an apartment in Flemington, NJ, in addition to their home on 10th Street, East Beach.

He was a member of the Brunswick, GA, Rotary Club and the Flemington, NJ, Lions Club. He was a communicant of Christ Episcopal Church, Frederica, GA.

Much more information about Arthur will be added in time. This website is a work-in-progress.

Father: Tillinghast L'Hommedieu Huston (1867-1938)
Mother: Lena Belle Glathart (1869-1949)

Spouse: Isabelle Dinsmore Johnson (1892-1984)



  • 1894

    March 20 - Born in Cincinnati, Ohio. The son of Tillinghast L'Hommedieu and Lena Belle (nee Glathart) Huston. 

  • 1923

    June 6 - Marries Isabelle Dinsmore Johnson in Philadelphia PA.

  • 1924

    August 4 - Daughter Alex born.

  • 1926

    July 16 - Daughter Judy born.

  • 1926

    Moves to Georgia to work for his father managing Butler Island Dairy & Plantation. His wife and two daughters follow about a year later.

  • 1938

    March 29 - His father dies and Arthur finds that the tails of his father's "aristocratic cows had been dipped in red ink".

  • 1964

    December 9 - Dies in Brunswick, Georgia, aged 70 years, of acute congestive cardiac failure. Buried in Frederica Cemetary, Christ Episcopal Church, St. Simons Island, Georgia. 


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Courier in Europe during WWI,
Trying to save the farm

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