Margaret or Maria Horn

1 September 1846–31 December 1935 (Age 89)
Jefferson Township, Knox, Ohio, United States

The Life of Margaret or Maria

When Margaret or Maria Horn was born on 1 September 1846, in Jefferson Township, Knox, Ohio, United States, her father, Abraham Horn, was 33 and her mother, Rebecca Staats, was 28. She married Robert Burn Giffen on 21 June 1868, in Ohio, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 3 daughters. She lived in Knox, Ohio, United States in 1920 and Knox Township, Jefferson, Ohio, United States in 1930. She died on 31 December 1935, in Brown Township, Knox, Ohio, United States, at the age of 89, and was buried in Wesley Chapel Cemetery, Pleasant Plain, Harlan Township, Warren, Ohio, United States.

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Robert Burn Giffen
Margaret or Maria Horn
Marriage: 21 June 1868
Zora Alice Griffin
Madonnia M Giffen
Abraham Orville Giffin
Calvin Burn Giffen
Robert Osborn Giffin
William Dallas Giffen
Stella Marie Giffin
Earl Grover Giffen

Spouse and Children

21 June 1868
Ohio, United States


    Zora Alice Griffin


    Madonnia M Giffen



    Calvin Burn Giffen



+3 More Children

Parents and Siblings

    Abraham Horn





    Katharine Horn


    Jacob Horn


    Louisa Horn


    Joseph S Horn



+6 More Children

World Events (8)


Age 2

In 1848, by state legislative action, Knox County lost 3 western townships, South Bloomfield, Chester and Franklin, to Morrow County, leaving Hilliar as the lone original western township.

Age 17

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1870 · The Fifteenth Amendment

Age 24

Prohibits the federal government and each state from denying a citizen the right to vote based on that citizen's race, color, or previous condition of servitude. It was the last of the Reconstruction Amendments.

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)

  • Maria Giffin in household of Burns Giffin, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Myra Giffin, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Maria Giffen in household of R B Giffen, "United States Census, 1870"

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