Horace Beecher Hurst Sr.

Brief Life History of Horace Beecher

When Horace Beecher Hurst Sr. was born on 27 November 1890, in Wakeman, Huron, Ohio, United States, his father, Melvin John Hurst, was 26 and his mother, Mary Jane Beecher, was 25. He married Marion Elizabeth Peck on 3 June 1915. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 2 daughters. He lived in Painesville, Lake, Ohio, United States in 1930 and Painesville, Painesville Township, Lake, Ohio, United States in 1940. He died on 5 July 1986, in Osceola, Florida, United States, at the age of 95.

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Horace Beecher Hurst Sr.
1890–1986
Marion Elizabeth Peck
1891–1952
Marriage: 3 June 1915
Mary Vivian Hurst
1916–1992
Shirley Marion Hurst
1917–1987
Horace Beecher Hurst Jr.
1921–2000

Sources (17)

  • Horace B Hurst, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Horace Beecher Hurst, "Ohio, County Births, 1841-2003"
  • Horace B. Hurst, "Ohio, County Marriages, 1789-2013"

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Name Meaning

English (Lancashire): topographic name for someone who lived near a wood or wooded hill, from Middle English hirst(e), herst(e), hurst(e) (Old English hyrst) or a habitational name from any of the places so called, such as Hurst Green (in Mitton, Lancashire), Hirst (Northumberland), Hurst (Berkshire, Kent, Warwickshire), Hurstpierpoint (Sussex), or Hirst in Longwood (Yorkshire).

Irish: re-Anglicized form of de Horsaigh, the Gaelicized form of the English habitational name Horsey , established in Ireland since the 13th century.

German and Swiss German (also Hürst): topographic name from Middle High German hurst ‘woodland, thicket’; or a habitational name from a place so named in Westphalia.

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

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