Katherine Hone

28 November 1906–14 January 1985 (Age 78)
New York City, New York County, New York, United States

The Life of Katherine

When Katherine Hone was born on 28 November 1906, in New York City, New York County, New York, United States, her father, John J Hone, was 31 and her mother, Anne Hillard, was 16. She had at least 1 son with Edwin Harris King. She lived in Rye, Westchester, New York, United States in 1930 and Greenwich, Fairfield, Connecticut, United States in 1940. She died on 14 January 1985, in Sun City, Maricopa, Arizona, United States, at the age of 78, and was buried in Boise, Ada, Idaho, United States.

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Edwin Harris King
Katherine Hone
Edwin Harris King Jr.

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    Edwin Harris King Jr.


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    John J Hone





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World Events (8)

1907 · Not for profit elections

Age 1

The first act prohibiting monetary contributions to political campaigns by major corporations.
1913 · The Woolworth Building Opens as the Tallest Building in the World

Age 7

At 792 feet above Broadway, the Woolworth Building became the tallest building in the world and held the record for 17 years. The Woolworth Building was overshadowed by the Chrysler Building at 1,046 feet in 1930 and the Empire State Building at 1,454 feet in 1931. Retailer and mogul Frank W. Woolworth commissioned the Woolworth Building in 1910 with the intent of his namesake building to be the tallest in the world. The 13 million dollar project was financed in cash by Woolworth which allowed him freedoms in the design and construction of the ornate, gothic building. An opening ceremony was held on April 24, 1913 at which President Woodrow Wilson pressed a button from the White House and lit the historic building in New York City.

Age 21

Charles Lindbergh makes the first solo nonstop transatlantic flight in his plane The Spirit of St. Louis.

Name Meaning

1 English: topographic name for someone who lived by a boundary stone or a prominent outcrop of rock, from Middle English hōn ‘stone’, ‘rock’. This is the same word as modern English hone ‘whetstone’, and the surname may also be a metonymic occupational name for someone who used a whetstone to sharpen swords, daggers, and knives.2 Dutch and North German (Höne): from the Germanic personal name Huno, a short form of the various compound names with the first element hūn. Compare, for example, Humphrey . The exact meaning of this element is disputed, but it may be cognate with Old Norse húnn ‘bear cub’.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Katherine E King in household of Edwin H King, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Katheryn King in household of Edwin King, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Catherine Hone in household of John Hone, "United States Census, 1920"

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