Charles Henry Horn

6 January 1865–22 June 1915 (Age 50)
Carmel Township, Eaton, Michigan, United States

The Life of Charles Henry

When Charles Henry Horn was born on 6 January 1865, in Carmel Township, Eaton, Michigan, United States, his father, Peter Horn, was 45 and his mother, Louisa Leib or Laib, was 26. He married Hila Frances Meads on 5 July 1893, in Olivet, Eaton, Michigan, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 1 daughter. He lived in Grinnell, Poweshiek, Iowa, United States in 1910. He died on 22 June 1915, in Vergennes Township, Kent, Michigan, United States, at the age of 50.

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Charles Henry Horn
1865–1915
Hila Frances Meads
1866–
Marriage: 5 July 1893
John Henry Horn
1894–1982
Mary W Horn
1896–1990
Carl Meads Horn
1897–1985
Robert Dewey Horn
1898–
Frank Reed Horn
1909–1909

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
5 July 1893
Olivet, Eaton, Michigan, United States
children

(5)

    Male1894–1982Male

    Mary W Horn

    Female1896–1990Female

    Male1897–1985Male

    Robert Dewey Horn

    Male1898–Male

    Frank Reed Horn

    Male1909–1909Male

Parents and Siblings

    Peter Horn

    Male1819–1907Male

    Louisa Leib or Laib

    Female1838–1924Female

siblings

(10)

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World Events (8)

1866 · The First Civil Rights Act

Age 1

The first federal law that defined what was citizenship and affirm that all citizens are equally protected by the law. Its main objective was to protect the civil rights of persons of African descent.
1867 · The Burtis Opera House

Age 2

The Burtis Opera House opened in Davenport and could easily hold an audience of 1,600. It was a widely used facility and Mark Twain filled the house when he spoke on tour in 1869. It was also used to house Susan B. Anthony when she lectured on the woman's right to vote. The Quad City Symphony Orchestra played its first concert as the new Tri-City Symphony in the Opera House. An arsonist set fire to the building on the evening of April 26, 1921, and the building was severely destroyed. The building was rebuilt but was no longer used as an opera house.
1879 · New State Capitol Building Dedicated

Age 14

After the second state capitol had been destroyed, Michigan Governor Henry P. Baldwin initiated the passing of a bill that would cover the costs for a new building. The bill was adopted and raised over $1 million by a six year state income tax. Architect Elijah E. Myers' design named Tuebor, or I will defend, was selected and he was commissioned to design the new capitol building. The renaissance revival brick and sandstone building soared 267 feet from the ground and was dedicated on January 1, 1879.

Name Meaning

1 English, Scottish, German, and Dutch: from Middle English, Middle High German, Middle Dutch horn ‘horn’, applied in a variety of senses: as a metonymic occupational name for someone who made small articles, such as combs, spoons, and window lights, out of horn; as a metonymic occupational name for someone who played a musical instrument made from the horn of an animal; as a topographic name for someone who lived by a horn-shaped spur of a hill or tongue of land in a bend of a river, or a habitational name from any of the places named with this element (for example, in England, Horne in Surrey on a spur of a hill and Horn in Rutland in a bend of a river); as a nickname, perhaps referring to some feature of a person's physical appearance, or denoting a cuckolded husband.2 Norwegian: habitational name from any of several farmsteads so named, from Old Norse horn ‘horn’, ‘spur of land’.3 Swedish: ornamental or topographic name from horn ‘horn’, ‘spur of land’.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Charles Horn in household of Peter Horn, "United States Census, 1870"
  • ? H Horn, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Charles Horn in entry for Carl Meads Horn, "Michigan, Census of World War I Veterans with Card Index, 1917-1919"

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