Roswell D. Horn

3 August 1891–23 May 1895 (Age 3)
Garvin, Wise, Texas, United States

The Life of Roswell D.

When Roswell D. Horn was born on 3 August 1891, in Garvin, Wise, Texas, United States, his father, William Michael Horn, was 39 and his mother, Margaret Elizabeth Barnett, was 35. He died on 23 May 1895, at the age of 3, and was buried in Cottondale, Wise, Texas, United States.

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William Michael Horn
Margaret Elizabeth Barnett
Clarabel Christina Horn
Joe Roscoe Horn
William Mordecai Horn
Amy Pearl Horn
Charles DeRoos Horn
Alice Jane Horn
Roswell D. Horn
Henry Grady Horn
Ella Dawn Horn

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1894 · Texas Files Lawsuit Against Standard Oil Company

Age 3

Under the direction of Governor Jim Hogg, Texas filed a lawsuit against John D. Rockefeller for violating state monopoly laws. Hogg argued that Standard Oil Company and Water-Piece Oil Company of Missouri were engaged in illegal practices like price fixing, rebates, and consolidation. Rockefeller was indicted, but never tried in a court of law; other employees of his company were convicted as guilty.

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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  • Roswell D. Horn, "Find A Grave Index"
  • Roswell D. Horn, "Find A Grave Index"

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