Laurence Ward Goshorn

17 June 1857–
Chickasawba, Mississippi, Arkansas, United States

The Life of Laurence Ward

When Laurence Ward Goshorn was born on 17 June 1857, in Chickasawba, Mississippi, Arkansas, United States, his father, Russell Bigelow Goshorn, was 30 and his mother, Catherine Augusta Ward, was 19. He married Mary Ann Wetzel on 8 January 1882. He lived in Canadian Township, Mississippi, Arkansas, United States in 1880.

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Laurence Ward Goshorn
Mary Ann Wetzel
Marriage: 8 January 1882

Spouse and Children

8 January 1882

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World Events (8)


Age 4

Arkansas supplied an estimated 50,000 men to the Confederate Army andabout 15,000 to the Union Army.

Age 6

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1888 · Bauxite Mining Began

Age 31

Bauxite a rock with relatively high aluminum content, is the main source of aluminum for the world. When it was discovered in Arkansas it changed the state. The city of Bauxite, Arkansas was the site of the discovery.

Name Meaning

Probably a variant of South German Ganshorn, presumably a topographic name, in which the suffix -horn denotes a promontory or horn of land; Low German gōs ‘goose’ corresponds with standard Gans.

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

Sources (2)

  • Laurence W Goshorn in household of William W Ward, "United States Census, 1880"
  • L. W. Goshorn, "Arkansas Marriages, 1837-1944"

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