William Horn

Brief Life History of William

When William Horn was born in January 1851, in Castleford, Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom, his father, Thomas Horn, was 26 and his mother, Ann Stringer, was 26. He married Mary Ann Charlesworth on 14 March 1872, in Methley, Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 7 daughters. He lived in Rothwell, Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom for about 20 years.

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William Horn
Mary Ann Charlesworth
Marriage: 14 March 1872
Anne Mary Horn
William Henry Charlesworth Horn
Nellie Horn
Jessie Horn
Florence Horn
John Stringer Horn
Fredrick Horn
Victoria Horn
May Horn
Lizzie Horn

Sources (7)

  • Wm Horn in household of Thos Horn, "England and Wales Census, 1871"
  • William Horn, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"
  • William Horn, "England and Wales Census, 1881"

World Events (8)

1854 · The Crimean War

The Crimean War was fought between Russia and an alliance of Britain, France, Sardinia and Turkey on the Crimean Peninsula. Russia had put pressure on Turkey which threatened British interests in the Middle East.

1863 · Lendal Bridge Opened

The Lendal Bridge was opened in 1863, after a previous failed attempt at building it Thomas Page was brought in to design it. It is an iron bridge styled with the gothic style popular in England. When it was first opened, it was a toll bridge but in 1894, it accepted it’s last toll.


Art Nouveau Period (Art and Antiques).

Name Meaning

Some characteristic forenames: Jewish Hershel, Emanuel, Erez, Yehuda, Ayal, Danit, Doron, Dov, Elad, Elihu, Eran, Haim.

Jewish (Ashkenazic): altered form of Horn 5, originating under Russian influence, since Russian has no h and alters it to g in borrowed words and names. In Israel, the name has been reinterpreted by folk etymology as being from Hebrew goren ‘threshing floor’, which is in fact etymologically and semantically unrelated.

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

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