COLONEL G. F. HINTON DIES; THEATRICAL MANAGER
Took Part in Organizing the Fifteenth N.Y. Regiment for Service Abroad
LOS ANGELES, California, November 19, 1934 – Colonel George Frederic Hinton, theatrical manager and war veteran, died today at the United States Military Home in Sawtelle, California. He underwent an operation two weeks ago for a stomach ailment.
Colonel Hinton was born in New York seventy-one years ago. After a newspaper career he was manager of John Philip Sousa, Lillian Russell, Elsie Janis, Blanche Ring, Fred Stone and other theatrical stars. He once estimated that he had traveled 1,000,000 miles, including forty-four trips across the Atlantic.
He assisted Colonel William Hayward in organizing the Fifteenth New York Infantry, a Negro regiment, which served in the World War as the 369th Infantry. The French made him an officer of Academie Franqaise for conspicuous bravery.
Colonel Hinton leaves a widow, Mrs. Nancy Belle Hinton, and a daughter, Margaret Sousa Hinton, both now in England, and a half-brother, Arthur R. Hinton of Los Angeles, publisher of the California Oil World.
- CAPT 369TH INF US ARMY
- DATE OF DEATH: 11/19/1934
- BURIED AT: SECTION 6 SITE 9530
- ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY
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