Charlotte, North Carolina: Hilton Sisters Siamese Twins Grave

Daisy and Violet Hilton, attached at the hip, were stars of the film "Chained for Life" and the Broadway musical "Side Show," but died so broke that they're buried in someone else's grave.

Forest Lawn West Cemetery

4601 Freedom Dr., Charlotte, NC
Forest Lawn West Cemetery. Northwest edge of the city. I-85 exit 34, then west on Freedom Drive/Hwy 27 for a little over a mile. The Cemetery will be on the left. Section M, Row 6, and two stones in from road near cedar tree. Sharing tombstone with Troy Thompson.
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Daisy and Violet Hilton grave.

Hilton Sisters Siamese Twins Grave

I'd like to add to all the other helpful folks' descriptions: at the third intersection, turn right and go all the way to the tree line. The grave is on the left side of the street and there are woods on the right. The mausoleum will be in front of you. There are two angel figurines on the grave.

[Ashley Trevathan, 04/30/2017]

Hilton Sisters Siamese Twins Grave.

Hilton Sisters Siamese Twins Grave

Beautiful resting place for Daisy and Violet Hilton, the most "Beloved Siamese Twins."

[Maybelle Steele, 02/18/2017]

Daisy and Violet Hilton.

Hilton Sisters Siamese Twins Grave

Took a little while to find! When you enter the cemetery, go straight and it's the third right turn. The mausoleum is back to the right, and the grave is on the left, six rows up, second one in. There were some small angel statues and flowers, along with a recent looking picture on the grave.

[Ellie Dougherty, 02/12/2015]

Troy Thompson.

Hilton Sisters Siamese Twins Grave

After driving around for more than an hour in the cemetery, I knew I needed to share more information on where the grave is actually located within the cemetery. The headstone of Troy Thompson and the Hilton sisters is before the mausoleum on the lefthand side. [The engraved side of the tombstone faces away from the 1-story white building.] We could not find any markers that indicated the sections.

[Kathleen Whelan, 06/10/2013]

Hilton Siamese twins grave.

Hilton Sisters Siamese Twins Grave

We looked for a long time for the Hilton sisters' headstone at Forest Lawn only to discover that they do not have their own. Instead, they share a grave marker with a man named Troy M. Thompson, a young man who died in Vietnam. Apparently his father was an acquaintance of the Hilton Sisters in Charlotte and added their names to his son's headstone at the time of their deaths (1969). The burial site is in Section M, row 6 and 2 stones in from the road near the cedar tree.

[tom, 04/23/2009]

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