Christopher Horace Laybourn

Brief Life History of Christopher Horace

When Christopher Horace Laybourn was born on 31 January 1862, in LaPorte, Indiana, United States, his father, Boone Laybourn, was 41 and his mother, Clarisa W Ash, was 39. He married Florence N. Chapin on 10 January 1894, in Carthage, Hancock, Illinois, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 2 daughters. He lived in Pilot Grove Township, Hancock, Illinois, United States in 1900 and Fountain Green, Hancock, Illinois, United States for about 10 years. He died on 23 January 1948, in La Harpe, Hancock, Illinois, United States, at the age of 85, and was buried in La Harpe, Hancock, Illinois, United States.

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Christopher Horace Laybourn
Florence N. Chapin
Marriage: 10 January 1894
Eva Lovinia Laybourn
John Earl Laybourn
Hazel Mae Laybourn

Sources (18)

  • Chris Layborn, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Chistopher Laybourn, "Illinois, County Marriages, 1810-1940"
  • Christopher H. Laybourn, "Find A Grave Index"

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Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.


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Statue of Liberty is dedicated.

Name Meaning

English: habitational name from Leyburn in North Yorkshire, High Leybourne in Godalming in Surrey, or Leybourne in Kent. The North Yorkshire name may derive from Old English hlēg ‘shelter’ + burna ‘spring, stream’. The Surrey placename may derive from an Old English personal name Lealla + Old English burna. The Kent placename probably derives from a lost stream name Lille (of uncertain origin) + Old English burna.

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

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