Horace Polk

5 August 1906–29 March 1995 (Age 88)
Corsicana, Navarro, Texas, United States

The Life of Horace

When Horace Polk was born on 5 August 1906, his father, Jim Polk, was 20 and his mother, Melinda Walker, was 20. He lived in Justice Precinct 4, Cherokee, Texas, United States for about 10 years. He died on 29 March 1995, in Corsicana, Navarro, Texas, United States, at the age of 88.

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Horace Polk
Eva Brewster

Spouse and Children

Parents and Siblings

    Jim Polk


    Melinda Walker




    Minnie Gordon



    Love Polk


    Buddie Polk


    Addie Polk


World Events (8)

1907 · Not for profit elections

Age 1

The first act prohibiting monetary contributions to political campaigns by major corporations.
1914 · Steamboat Service Established with New York

Age 8

Satilla was the first Deepwater Steamship to arrive at the port of Houston. This accomplishment successfully established a steamboat service between Houston and New York City.

Age 25

The Star-Spangled Banner is adopted as the national anthem.

Name Meaning

1 Scottish: reduced form of Pollock .2 German (of Slavic origin): from an altered pet form of the Slavic personal name Boleslav, composed of the elements bole ‘great’, ‘large’ + slav ‘glory’. This name was a favorite during the Middle Ages among the gentry class in Silesia.3 German: ethnic name for a Pole ( see Polak ).

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

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Sources (3)

  • Hearse Polk in household of Jim Polk, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Horace Polk in household of James Polk, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Odis Polk, "Texas Death Index, 1964-1998"

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