Horace Franklin Rawson

Male9 October 1848–3 January 1891

Brief Life History of Horace Franklin

When Horace Franklin Rawson was born on 9 October 1848, in Council Bluffs, Pottawattamie, Iowa, United States, his father, Horace Strong Rawson, was 49 and his mother, Elizabeth Coffin, was 40. He married Melinda Jane Hancock on 8 June 1879, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 4 daughters. He lived in Ogden, Weber, Utah, United States for about 10 years. He died on 3 January 1891, in Farr West, Weber, Utah, United States, at the age of 42, and was buried in Ogden City Cemetery, Ogden, Weber, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Horace Franklin Rawson
Melinda Jane Hancock
Marriage: 8 June 1879
Clarissa Elizabeth Rawson
Franklin Leon Rawson
Urban Hugh Rawson
Rachel Arminnie Rawson
Melinda Pearl Rawson
Myrtle Jane Rawson

Sources (20)

  • Franklin Rossen in household of Hiram F Rossen, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Horace Franklin Rawson in entry for Malinda Jane Rawson, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1964"
  • Horass F Rawson, "United States Census, 1880"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    8 June 1879Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
  • Children (6)

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    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (13)

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    World Events (8)


    Age 2

    Historical Boundaries 1851: Weber, Utah Territory, United States 1896: Weber, Utah, United States

    1857 · The State Capital moves to Des Moines

    Age 9

    The Capitol was located in Iowa City until the 1st General Assembly of Iowa recognized that the Capitol should be moved farther west than Iowa City. Land was found two miles from the Des Moines River to start construction of the new building. Today the Capitol building still stands on its original plot.


    Age 15

    Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

    Name Meaning

    English: patronymic meaning ‘son of Rauf or Rau’, Middle English forms of Ralph (see Rawe 3).

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

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    Story Highlight

    Life story of Horace Franklin Rawson

    This story can be found in the book "Rawson-Coffin Family Pictures, Histories and Records" by Lois Owen Chapman. The Family History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah, has a copy -- Book #929.273.R199. Sea …

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