Ray Vanhorn

7 August 1914–26 March 1985 (Age 70)
Lawrence, Kentucky, United States

The Life of Ray

When Ray Vanhorn was born on 7 August 1914, in Lawrence, Kentucky, United States, his father, William Marion Vanhorn, was 41 and his mother, Mary Belle Short, was 36. He married Ellen Virginia McGuire after 1941. He lived in Fort Sherman Military Reservation, Cristobal District, Panama Canal Zone, United States in 1940. He registered for military service in 1941. He died on 26 March 1985, in Louisa, Lawrence, Kentucky, United States, at the age of 70, and was buried in Yatesville, Lawrence, Kentucky, United States.

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Family Time Line

Ray Vanhorn
Ellen Virginia McGuire
Marriage: after 1941

Spouse and Children

after 1941

Parents and Siblings

    William Marion Vanhorn






    Carrie Vanhorn


    Ben Vanhorn


    Clara May Vanhorn



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World Events (8)

1916 · The First woman elected into the US Congress

Age 2

Jeannette Pickering Rankin became the first woman to hold a federal office position in the House of Representatives, and remains the only woman elected to Congress by Montana.
1926 · Mammoth Cave is Discovered

Age 12

In 1926, in central Kentucky, Mammoth Cave was discovered. It dates back to Mississippian times and consists of over four hundred miles of passageway. On July 1, 1941, the cave was made a National Park.
1935 · The FBI is Established

Age 21

The Bureau of Investigation's name was changed to the Federal Bureau of Investigation to help citizens know that the Government is helping protect from threats both domestically and abroad.

Name Meaning

Dutch: habitational name for someone from any of numerous places in the Netherlands named Hoorn, named with Dutch hoorn ‘point’ or ‘nook’.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Ray Vanhorne, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Ray Vanhome in household of Crocket Justice, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Ray Vanhorn in household of William Vanhorn, "United States Census, 1920"

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