Etta Elizabeth Horn

16 June 1897–16 January 1953 (Age 55)
Horse Valley, Franklin, Pennsylvania, United States

The Life of Etta Elizabeth

When Etta Elizabeth Horn was born on 16 June 1897, in Horse Valley, Franklin, Pennsylvania, United States, her father, William Sheridan Horn, was 30 and her mother, Laura Bell Geyer, was 28. She married William Mackey in 1914, in Freestone, Letterkenny Township, Franklin, Pennsylvania, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 4 daughters. She lived in Franklin, Pennsylvania, United States in 1935 and Chambersburg, Franklin, Pennsylvania, United States in 1940. She died on 16 January 1953, at the age of 55.

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William Mackey
Etta Elizabeth Horn
Marriage: 1914
Pearl Isabelle Mackey
Theodore Roosevelt MacKey
Calvin Leslie Mackey
Isaac Boyd Mackey
Sylvia Flo Mackey
Zada Arlene Mackey
Elaine Mackey

Spouse and Children

Freestone, Letterkenny Township, Franklin, Pennsylvania, United States


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World Events (8)

1898 · War with the Spanish

Age 1

After the explosion of the USS Maine in the Havana Harbor in Cuba, the United States engaged the Spanish in war. The war was fought on two fronts, one in Cuba, which helped gain their independence, and in the Philippines, which helped the US gain another territory for a time.
1905 · The Movie Theater

Age 8

The world’s first movie theater was located in Pittsburgh. It was referred to as a nickelodeon as at the time it only cost 5 cents to get in. 
1912 · The Girl Scouts

Age 15

Like the Boy Scouts of America, The Girl Scouts is a youth organization for girls in the United States. Its purpose is to prepare girls to empower themselves and by acquiring practical skills.

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)

  • Etta E Mackey in household of Wm Mackey, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Etta Mackey in household of William Mackey, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Etta E Horn in household of W S Horn, "United States Census, 1910"

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