A sad, but fascinating, story about Siamese twins Daisy and Violet Hilton involves a genealogy search by a relative who had never known previously that she was related to the once-famous twins. Daisy and Violet were conjoined twins, born in England in 1908. They were brought to America as infants and became entertainers in vaudeville for a number of years. They spent their later years working side-by-side in the produce department of the Park-N-Shop in Charlotte, North Carolina.
On May 1, a British couple entered the Robinson-Spangler Carolina Room of the Charlotte Public Library and asked librarian Shelia Bumgarner for the file on the Hilton twins. That started an investigation into the long-secret family of the twins.
You can read the story in an article by Mark Washburn in the Charlotte Observer’s web site at: http://goo.gl/WByTpf.