Grace 'Gracie' Horton

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

The Life 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 3 sons and 6 daughters. She lived in Giles, Kanawha, Virginia, United States for about 10 years and Giles Magisterial 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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Heath Burton Midkiff
Grace 'Gracie' Horton
Marriage: 13 December 1911
Virginia Blanche Midkiff
Glenn Murphy Midkiff
Robert Estel Midkiff
Estel R Midkiff
Grace Ardith Midkiff
SSgt. Howard H Midkiff
Lyla Edith Midkiff
Vera Ann Midkiff
Ruby Midkiff

Spouse and Children

13 December 1911
Carroll, Virginia, United States


    Virginia Blanche Midkiff


    Glenn Murphy Midkiff


    Robert Estel Midkiff


    Estel R Midkiff


    Grace Ardith Midkiff


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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: 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)

  • Gracie Horton in household of Eli J Horton, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Grace Midkiff in household of Heath B Midkiff, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Grace Midkiff in household of Heath Midkiff, "United States Census, 1940"

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