Grace 'Gracie' Horton

11 December 1893–4 February 1968 (Age 74)
Carroll, Virginia, United States

The Life Summary of Grace 'Gracie'

When Grace 'Gracie' Horton was born on 11 December 1893, in Carroll, Virginia, United States, her father, Eli Joseph Horton, was 36 and her mother, Sarah Huff, was 35. She married Heath Burton Midkiff on 13 December 1911, in Carroll, Virginia, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 6 daughters. She lived in Giles, Kanawha, Virginia, United States for about 10 years and Giles District, Amelia, Virginia, United States in 1940. She died on 4 February 1968, at the age of 74, and was buried in Truxillo, Amelia, Virginia, United States.

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Family Time Line

Heath Burton Midkiff
1889–1965
Grace 'Gracie' Horton
1893–1968
Marriage: 13 December 1911
Virginia Blanche Midkiff
1912–2000
Glenn Murphy Midkiff
1914–1976
Robert Estel Midkiff
1916–1997
Estel R Midkiff
1917–
Grace Ardith Midkiff
1919–1973
SSgt. Howard Heath Midkiff
1920–1943
Lyla Edith Midkiff
1923–1966
Vera Ann Midkiff
1923–2006
Ruby Elizabeth Midkiff
1925–2013
Price Midkiff
1927–1934

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    13 December 1911Carroll, Virginia, United States
  • Children

    (10)

    +5 More Children

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings

    (16)

    +11 More Children

    World Events (8)

    1894 · Confederate Soldiers and Sailors Monument
    Age 1
    On May 30, 18944 the Confederate Soldiers and Sailors’ Monument was unveiled. It is 73 feet high and over looks Libby Hill Park. the statue represents the 13 Confederate States.
    1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson
    Age 3
    A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.
    1913 · The Sixteenth Amendment
    Age 20
    The Sixteenth Amendment allows Congress to collect an income tax without dividing it among the states based on population.

    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.

    Possible Related Names

    Hortin
    Horten

    Sources (28)

    • Gussie Horton Midkiff in entry for Glen Midkiff, "Virginia, Library of Virginia State Archive, Births, Marriages, and Deaths 1853-1900"
    • Gracie Horton in household of Eli J Horton, "United States Census, 1900"
    • Grace Midkiff in entry for Earl Deon Midkiff and Lillian Holder, "North Carolina, County Marriages, 1762-1979 "

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