Oscar Robert Horton

24 February 1929–20 March 2014 (Age 85)
Camden, Kershaw, South Carolina, United States

The Life of Oscar Robert

When Oscar Robert Horton was born on 24 February 1929, in Camden, Kershaw, South Carolina, United States, his father, Oscar Rush Horton, was 28 and his mother, Edith Vesta Eddings, was 24. He married Judith Ann Young on 2 December 1950, in South Carolina, United States. He lived in De Kalb Township, Kershaw, South Carolina, United States in 1940 and Cassatt, Kershaw, South Carolina, United States in 2014. He died on 20 March 2014, in Camden, Kershaw, South Carolina, United States, at the age of 85, and was buried in Camden, Kershaw, South Carolina, United States.

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Oscar Robert Horton
Judith Ann Young
Marriage: 2 December 1950

Spouse and Children

2 December 1950
South Carolina, United States

Parents and Siblings


    Edith Vesta Eddings




World Events (8)


Age 2

The Star-Spangled Banner is adopted as the national anthem.
1949 · Briggs vs. Elliot

Age 20

Briggs v Elliot is filed with the federal court in South Carolina. The idea is that parents of African American students want bus transportation for their students. This request is later combined with Brown v the Board of Education case.
1955 · The Civil Rights Movement Begins

Age 26

The civil rights movement was a movement to enforce constitutional and legal rights for African Americans that the other Americans enjoyed. By using nonviolent campaigns, those involved secured new recognition in laws and federal protection of all Americans. Moderators worked with Congress to pass of several pieces of legislation that overturned discriminatory practices.

Name Meaning

English: habitational name from any of the various places so called. The majority, with examples in at least fourteen counties, are named from Old English horh ‘mud’, ‘slime’ or horn ‘dirt’ + tūn ‘enclosure’, ‘settlement’. One in southern Gloucestershire, however, is named from Old English heorot ‘hart’ + dūn ‘hill’.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Bobby Horton in household of Oscar R Horton, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Oscar R Horton Jr. in household of Oscar R Horton, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Oscar R Or Bobby Horton, "United States, GenealogyBank Obituaries, 1980-2014"

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