Franklin Horton

Brief Life History of Franklin

When Franklin Horton was born on 25 February 1867, in Calhoun, Michigan, United States, his father, Benjamin Horton Jr, was 32 and his mother, Mary Jane Palmatier, was 30. He married Alphoretta "Alta" Valentine on 3 October 1889, in Vassar, Tuscola, Michigan, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 6 daughters. He lived in Burton, Genesee, Michigan, United States in 1900 and Mount Morris Township, Genesee, Michigan, United States in 1940. He died on 25 March 1941, in Mount Morris, Genesee, Michigan, United States, at the age of 74, and was buried in Montrose Cemetery, Montrose, Genesee, Michigan, United States.

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

Sources (42)

  • Frank Horton, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Legacy NFS Source: Franklin Horton - Government record: Census record: birth-name: Franklin Horton
  • Frank Horton, "Michigan Marriages, 1868-1925"

World Events (8)

1868 · Impeach the President!

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

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

"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 (Staffordshire and Warwickshire): habitational name from one or other of the many places so called, such as those in Berkshire, Buckinghamshire, Dorset, Gloucestershire, Herefordshire, Northamptonshire, Shropshire, Somerset, Staffordshire, Wiltshire, and Yorkshire. Most of the placenames derive from Old English horh or horu ‘dirt, filth’ + tūn ‘farmstead, estate’, though some may have different origins, including Horton in Gloucestershire, which may derive from Old English heorot ‘hart, stag’ + tūn.

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

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