Franklin Horton

25 February 1867–25 March 1941 (Age 74)
Michigan, United States

The Life of Franklin

When Franklin Horton was born on 25 February 1867, in Michigan, United States, his father, Benjamin Horton Jr., was 32 and his mother, Mary Jane Palmatier, was 30. He married Alphoreta "Alta" Valentine on 3 October 1889, in Vassar, Tuscola, Michigan, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 5 daughters. He lived in Mount Morris, Genesee, Michigan, United States for about 20 years and Mount Morris Township, Genesee, Michigan, United States in 1940. He died on 25 March 1941, in Tuscola, Tuscola, Michigan, United States, at the age of 74, and was buried in Montrose, Genesee, Michigan, United States.

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Franklin Horton
Alphoreta "Alta" Valentine
Marriage: 3 October 1889
Mary Loretta Horton
Clarence George Horton
Nellie M. Horton
Beulah E Horton
Bacil Horton
Donna Dee Horton
Rosalee Pauline Horton
Floyd E. Horton

Spouse and Children

3 October 1889
Vassar, Tuscola, Michigan, United States


+3 More Children

Parents and Siblings



    Phebe Ann Horton


    Roba Horton


    Edwin John Horton


    Marilla A Horton



+6 More Children

World Events (8)

1868 · Impeach the President!

Age 1

Caused by many crimes and breaking the Tenure of Office Act, Many Senators and House Representatives became angry with President Johnson and began discussions of his Impeachment. After a special session of Congress, the Articles of Impeachment were approved by the House and then the Senate. Making Andrew Johnson the first President to be Impeached.
1879 · New State Capitol Building Dedicated

Age 12

After the second state capitol had been destroyed, Michigan Governor Henry P. Baldwin initiated the passing of a bill that would cover the costs for a new building. The bill was adopted and raised over $1 million by a six year state income tax. Architect Elijah E. Myers' design named Tuebor, or I will defend, was selected and he was commissioned to design the new capitol building. The renaissance revival brick and sandstone building soared 267 feet from the ground and was dedicated on January 1, 1879.
1887 · The Bagley Memorial Fountain

Age 20

"The Bagley Memorial Fountain was erected in 1887 with funds from the estate of John Judson Bagley. Bagley's will ordered the construction of the drinking fountain which would provide the people of Detroit ""water cold and pure as the coldest mountain stream."" H.H. Richards was the architect for the Romanesque-style, pink granite, lionhead fountain. It is engraved with the words, ""TESTAMENTARY GIFT FOR THE PEOPLE FROM JOHN JUDSON BAGLEY A.D. MDCCCLXXXVII""."

Name Meaning

English: habitational name from any of the various places so called. The majority, with examples in at least fourteen counties, are named from Old English horh ‘mud’, ‘slime’ or horn ‘dirt’ + tūn ‘enclosure’, ‘settlement’. One in southern Gloucestershire, however, is named from Old English heorot ‘hart’ + dūn ‘hill’.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Frank Horton, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Franklin Horton in household of Benjamin Horton, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Frank Horton, "United States Census, 1940"

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