Edith Marie Horton

Brief Life History of Edith Marie

When Edith Marie Horton was born on 25 July 1917, in Gordon, Georgia, United States, her father, Charles E. Horton, was 41 and her mother, Nappa Josephine Gillespie, was 37. She lived in District 1057, Gordon, Georgia, United States for about 20 years. She died on 30 November 2000, in Ooltewah, Hamilton, Tennessee, United States, at the age of 83, and was buried in Fain Cemetery, Calhoun, Gordon, Georgia, United States.

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Raymond Boyd Swanson
1915–2008
Edith Marie Horton
1917–2000

Sources (7)

  • Edith Swanson in household of Doc Swanson, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Legacy NFS Source: EDITH HORTON - Individual or family possessions: birth-name: EDITH HORTON
  • Edith M Swanson, "United States Social Security Death Index"

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World Events (8)

1918 · Attempting to Stop the War

To end World War I, President Wilson created a list of principles to be used as negotiations for peace among the nations. Known as The Fourteen Points, the principles were outlined in a speech on war aimed toward the idea of peace but most of the Allied forces were skeptical of this Wilsonian idealism.

1931 · The Parthenon is Built

In 1931, a full scale replica of the Parthenon in Greece was erected in Nashville, Tennessee. The Parthenon was meant to be temporary, but became a permanent part of Tennessee culture. It also has a replica of the statue of Athena the Goddess of War.At the same time a city over Memphis built  giant pyramid replica to remind everyone what the city was named for. 

1941

Japanese attack Pearl Harbor.

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.

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