Mary E. Hornsby

9 June 1861–24 November 1921 (Age 60)
Decatur, Georgia, United States

The Life of Mary E.

When Mary E. Hornsby was born on 9 June 1861, in Decatur, Georgia, United States, her father, William James Hornsby Jr, was 41 and her mother, Huldah Smith, was 33. She married George Washington Clark on 26 December 1880, in Decatur, Georgia, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 2 daughters. She lived in District 720, Decatur, Georgia, United States in 1900 and Whigham, Grady, Georgia, United States for about 10 years. She died on 24 November 1921, in Grady, Georgia, United States, at the age of 60, and was buried in Whigham Cemetery, Whigham, Grady, Georgia, United States.

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Family Time Line

George Washington Clark
Mary E. Hornsby
Marriage: 26 December 1880
Prassie Clark
Eliza Clark
Thomas McIntosh Clark
James Gordon Clark Sr.
Henry Norwood Clark
George Lawton Clark

Spouse and Children

    George Washington Clark



26 December 1880
Decatur, Georgia, United States


+1 More Child

Parents and Siblings

    William James Hornsby Jr


    Huldah Smith





    Martha Jane Hornsby


    William Calvin Hornsby


    John H. Hornsby


    Marion James Hornsby


+5 More Children

World Events (8)


Age 2

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1863 · The Battle at Gettysburg

Age 2

The Battle of Gettysburg involved the largest number of casualties of the entire Civil war and is often described as the war's turning point. Between 46,000 and 51,000 soldiers lost their lives during the three-day Battle. To honor the fallen soldiers, President Abraham Lincoln read his historic Gettysburg Address and helped those listening by redefining the purpose of the war.
1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

Age 20

Garfield was shot twice by Charles J. Guitea at Railroad Station in Washington, D.C. on July 2, 1881. After eleven weeks of intensive and other care Garfield died in Elberon, New Jersey, the second of four presidents to be assassinated, following Abraham Lincoln.

Name Meaning

English: habitational name from a place in Cumbria, so called from the genitive case of the Old Norse byname Ormr ‘serpent’ ( see Orme 1) + Old Norse býr ‘farm’, ‘settlement’. The form of the name seems to have been influenced by confusion with Hornby . The surname is widespread in northern England.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Mary E Hornsby in household of James Hornsby, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Mary Clark in household of George Clark, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Mary Clark in household of George W Clark, "United States Census, 1920"

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