William Eaton Horner Sr.

2 March 1807–19 April 1876 (Age 69)
Adams, Pennsylvania, United States

The Life Summary of William Eaton

When William Eaton Horner Sr. was born on 2 March 1807, in Adams, Pennsylvania, United States, his father, James Horner, was 41 and his mother, Margaret McAllister, was 37. He married Nancy Adair about 1825, in Adams, Pennsylvania, United States. He died on 19 April 1876, in Utah, United States, at the age of 69, and was buried in Heber City Cemetery, Heber City, Wasatch, Utah, United States.

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William Eaton Horner Sr.
Jane Freeman Pea
Marriage: 11 December 1851
Jane Elizabeth Horner
William Eaton Horner Jr.
Sarah Mariah Horner

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    11 December 1851Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
  • Children


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    World Events (8)

    Age 1
    Atlantic slave trade abolished.
    1812 · Harrisburg Becomes the State Capital
    Age 5
    Harrisburg had important parts with migration, the Civil War, and the Industrial Revolution. 
    Age 20
    Historical Boundaries: 1827: Hancock, Illinois, United States

    Name Meaning

    English (North Yorkshire) and German: from Horn 1 with the agent suffix -er; used either as an occupational name for someone who made or sold small articles made of horn (Middle English hornere), a metonymic occupational name for someone who played a musical instrument made from the horn of an animal, or a topographic name for someone who lived at a ‘horn’ of land. In the Middle Ages whole horns were used for many purposes: as drinking vessels, as containers, as wind instruments for sounding an alarm and for signalling to others (e.g. when hunting). Pieces of horn were used to make spoons, buttons, combs, handles, decorative tips for rods, and other things. The horner's craft could include making musical horns as well as sheets of translucent horn for windows and for covering books. For example, Thomas Hornar of Petergate in York was paid for ‘hornyng et naillyng’ the superscribed covers of books in York Minster library in 1421.German (also Hörner): from any of various places called Horn, referring to their location at a spur of land, at a horn shaped piece of land.Jewish (Ashkenazic): variant of Horn 5.

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

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    William Eaton Horner, Sr., and Jane Freeman Pea Horner

    William Eaton Horner, Sr., was born on March 2, 1807, in Adams County, Pennsylvania. He joined the Church, being baptized the 17th of November, 1836, in Washington County, Maryland, by Erastus Snow. …

    Sources (25)

    • Wm E Horner in entry for Sarah M Clotworthy, "California, County Birth and Death Records, 1800-1994"
    • William Horner, "United States Census, 1870"
    • William in entry for Jane Elizth Horner, "Utah, Salt Lake County Death Records, 1849-1949"

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