Horace Billings Skinner

28 February 1809–11 November 1887 (Age 78)
Putney, Windham, Vermont, United States

The Life Summary of Horace Billings

When Horace Billings Skinner was born on 28 February 1809, in Putney, Windham, Vermont, United States, his father, Brittain Skinner, was 43 and his mother, Sarah Estabrook, was 34. He married Ellinor Cease on 20 March 1833, in Cincinnati, Hamilton, Ohio, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 5 daughters. He lived in Pottawattamie, Iowa, United States in 1850 and Ward 1 Provo, Provo, Utah, Utah, United States in 1870. He registered for military service in 1853. His occupation is listed as cooper (wooden barrel maker). "horace billings made wood barrels and his shop stood where byu academy (now part of provo high) was built." in Provo, Utah, Utah, United States. He died on 11 November 1887, in Provo, Utah, Utah, United States, at the age of 78, and was buried in Provo City Cemetery, Provo, Utah, Utah, United States.

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Horace Billings Skinner
Ellinor Cease
Marriage: 20 March 1833
Elizabeth Skinner
Clarissa Skinner
M Hirum Skinner
Sarah Jane Skinner
Amos Mosiah Skinner
Angeline Skinner
Joseph Horace Skinner Sr
Samuel Nephi Skinner
Esther Jane Skinner
Alonzo Skinner

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    20 March 1833Cincinnati, Hamilton, Ohio, United States
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    World Events (8)

    Age 3
    War of 1812. U.S. declares war on Britain over British interference with American maritime shipping and westward expansion.
    Age 16
    Historical Boundaries: 1825: Hancock, Illinois, United States
    1830 · The Second Great Awakening
    Age 21
    Being a second spiritual and religious awakening, like the First Great Awakening, many Churches began to spring up from other denominations. Many people began to rapidly join the Baptist and Methodist congregations. Many converts to these religions believed that the Awakening was the precursor of a new millennial age.

    Name Meaning

    English: occupational name for someone who stripped the hide from animals to be used in the production of fur garments, or to be tanned for leather, from Middle English skinner ‘skinner’, an agent derivative of Middle English skin(n) ‘hide, pelt’ (Old Norse skinn).

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

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    Life Sketch of Horace Skinner & Eleanor Seas

    Life Histories of HORACE BILLINGS SKINNER & ELEANOR SEAS By John H. Lunceford HORACE BILLINGS SKINNER was born 20 February 1809 at Putney, Windham County, Vermont, the son of Britton Skinner and …

    Sources (31)

    • Horace Skinner, "United States Census, 1870"
    • Horace B. Skinner in entry for Angeline Skinner Lunceford, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1964"
    • Horres Skinner, "United States Census, 1850"

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