John William Herschel Horn

12 September 1878–15 May 1952 (Age 73)
Glenwood Township, Schuyler, Missouri, United States

The Life of John William Herschel

When John William Herschel Horn was born on 12 September 1878, in Glenwood Township, Schuyler, Missouri, United States, his father, John Carnahan Horn, was 28 and his mother, Jennie Elizabeth Wallace, was 23. He married Bernadena Thoman in 1904. They were the parents of at least 3 sons. He lived in Election Precinct 1, Prowers, Colorado, United States in 1940. He died on 15 May 1952, in Lamar, Prowers, Colorado, United States, at the age of 73, and was buried in Fairmount Cemetery, Lamar, Prowers, Colorado, United States.

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John William Herschel Horn
Bernadena Thoman
Marriage: 1904
Donald Thoman Horn
Lewis Edwin Horn
Bernard C Horn

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    Jennie Elizabeth Wallace




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World Events (8)

1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

Age 3

Garfield was shot twice by Charles J. Guitea at Railroad Station in Washington, D.C. on July 2, 1881. After eleven weeks of intensive and other care Garfield died in Elberon, New Jersey, the second of four presidents to be assassinated, following Abraham Lincoln.
1881 · Denver becomes State Capitol

Age 3

On Nov 8 1881, Denver becomes the state capitol, due to an economic boom the city experienced in the 1880s.
1898 · War with the Spanish

Age 20

After the explosion of the USS Maine in the Havana Harbor in Cuba, the United States engaged the Spanish in war. The war was fought on two fronts, one in Cuba, which helped gain their independence, and in the Philippines, which helped the US gain another territory for a time.

Name Meaning

1 English, Scottish, German, and Dutch: from Middle English, Middle High German, Middle Dutch horn ‘horn’, applied in a variety of senses: as a metonymic occupational name for someone who made small articles, such as combs, spoons, and window lights, out of horn; as a metonymic occupational name for someone who played a musical instrument made from the horn of an animal; as a topographic name for someone who lived by a horn-shaped spur of a hill or tongue of land in a bend of a river, or a habitational name from any of the places named with this element (for example, in England, Horne in Surrey on a spur of a hill and Horn in Rutland in a bend of a river); as a nickname, perhaps referring to some feature of a person's physical appearance, or denoting a cuckolded husband.2 Norwegian: habitational name from any of several farmsteads so named, from Old Norse horn ‘horn’, ‘spur of land’.3 Swedish: ornamental or topographic name from horn ‘horn’, ‘spur of land’.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Herschel Horn, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Herschel Horn, "United States Census, 1940"
  • John W H Hern in household of John C Hern, "United States Census, 1900"

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