Rufus Rastus Horton

16 December 1918–25 August 2007 (Age 88)
Chatham, North Carolina, United States

The Life of Rufus Rastus

When Rufus Rastus Horton was born on 16 December 1918, in Chatham, North Carolina, United States, his father, Fred Bunyan Horton, was 29 and his mother, Lucinda Hamilton, was 25. He married Lillian Louise Wilson on 11 December 1937, in Raleigh, Wake, North Carolina, United States. He lived in William Township, Chatham, North Carolina, United States for about 10 years. He died on 25 August 2007, in Wake, North Carolina, United States, at the age of 88.

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Rufus Rastus Horton
Lillian Louise Wilson
Marriage: 11 December 1937

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11 December 1937
Raleigh, Wake, North Carolina, United States

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World Events (8)

1919 · The Eighteenth Amendment

Age 1

The Eighteenth Amendment established a prohibition on all intoxicating liquors in the United States. As a result of the Amendment, the Prohibition made way for bootlegging and speakeasies becoming popular in many areas. The Eighteenth Amendment was then repealed by the Twenty-first Amendment. Making it the first and only amendment that has been repealed.
1920 · Women Get the Vote

Age 2

In 1920, the 19th amendment was ratified making it so that women could vote. This achievement finally gave North Carolina the freedom to vote they had been fighting for since 1897.
1942 · The Japanese American internment

Age 24

Caused by the tensions between the United States and the Empire of Japan, the internment of Japanese Americans caused many to be forced out of their homes and forcibly relocated into concentration camps in the western states. More than 110,000 Japanese Americans were forced into these camps in fear that some of them were spies for Japan.

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)

  • Ruphus Horton in household of Fred B Horton, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Rufus Horton in household of Fred B Horton, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Rufus Rastus Horton, "North Carolina Birth Index, 1800-2000"

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