William Shakespeare Horr

22 November 1821–30 November 1870 (Age 49)
Worthington, Franklin, Ohio, United States

The Life of William Shakespeare

When William Shakespeare Horr was born on 22 November 1821, in Worthington, Franklin, Ohio, United States, his father, Isaac Horr, was 35 and his mother, Nancy Smith, was 35. He married Christine Young on 24 April 1843, in Knox, Ohio, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son. In 1870, at the age of 48, his occupation is listed as mayor in Brookhaven, Lincoln, Mississippi, United States. He died on 30 November 1870, in Brookhaven, Lincoln, Mississippi, United States, at the age of 49, and was buried in Griffin Cemetery, Montgomery, Mississippi, United States.

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William Shakespeare Horr
Mary Jane Hollensed
Marriage: 2 April 1863
William Spencer Horr
Edward Lee Horr
John Herbert Horr
May Rett Horr

Spouse and Children

2 April 1863
Brookhaven, Lincoln, Mississippi, United States


Parents and Siblings





    Orella Judith Horr



    Asa Horr


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World Events (7)

1825 · The Crimes Act

Age 4

The Crimes Act was made to provide a clearer punishment of certain crimes against the United States. Part of it includes: Changing the maximum sentence of imprisonment to be increased from seven to ten years and changing the maximum fine from $5,000 to $10,000.
1830 · The Second Great Awakening

Age 9

Being a second spiritual and religious awakening, like the First Great Awakening, many Churches began to spring up from other denominations. Many people began to rapidly join the Baptist and Methodist congregations. Many converts to these religions believed that the Awakening was the precursor of a new millennial age.
1836 · Remember the Alamo

Age 15

Being a monumental event in the Texas Revolution, The Battle of the Alamo was a thirteen-day battle at the Alamo Mission near San Antonio. In the early morning of the final battle, the Mexican Army advanced on the Alamo. Quickly being overrun, the Texian Soldiers quickly withdrew inside the building. The battle has often been overshadowed by events from the Mexican–American War, But the Alamo gradually became known as a national battle site and later named an official Texas State Shrine.

Name Meaning

German (Hörr): unexplained; possibly a derivative of Middle High German hor ‘dirt’ ( see Hoerr ).

LOAD TEST -- Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Sources (3)

  • W S Harr in entry for May Alexander, "Texas Deaths, 1890-1976"
  • William S Hor, "Ohio, County Marriages, 1789-2013"
  • Wm S Horr in entry for John H Horr and Florence Duke, "Utah, County Marriages, 1887-1940"

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