Dorothy Ellen Horn

20 November 1904–16 March 1928 (Age 23)
Wheeling, Winn, Louisiana, United States

The Life of Dorothy Ellen

When Dorothy Ellen Horn was born on 20 November 1904, in Wheeling, Winn, Louisiana, United States, her father, Joseph Stubb Horn, was 39 and her mother, Francis Ann Stroud, was 31. She married Charles Wesley Mitchell on 29 November 1923, in Colfax, Grant, Louisiana, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 2 daughters. She lived in Austin, Travis, Republic of Texas in 1935 and Colorado Springs, El Paso, Colorado, United States in 1940. She died on 16 March 1928, in Jones, Texas, United States, at the age of 23, and was buried in Wheeling, Winn, Louisiana, United States.

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Charles Wesley Mitchell
Dorothy Ellen Horn
Marriage: 29 November 1923
Charles Meredith Mitchell
Ruth Evelyn Mitchell
Bice Glynn Mitchell
Eugene Mitchell
Dera Lee Mitchell

Spouse and Children

29 November 1923
Colfax, Grant, Louisiana, United States




    Bice Glynn Mitchell


    Eugene Mitchell


    Dera Lee Mitchell


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+2 More Children

World Events (8)

1905 · Construction of the Praetorian Building

Age 1

Texas completed the construction of the Praetorian Building (Stone Plane Tower) in 1909. It was the first skyscraper in Texas and the Southwestern United States. The building had 15 stories and was 190 ft tall.
1906 · Saving Food Labels

Age 2

The first of many consumer protection laws which ban foreign and interstate traffic in mislabeled food and drugs. It requires that ingredients be placed on the label.
1912 · The Girl Scouts

Age 8

Like the Boy Scouts of America, The Girl Scouts is a youth organization for girls in the United States. Its purpose is to prepare girls to empower themselves and by acquiring practical skills.

Name Meaning

1 English, Scottish, German, and Dutch: from Middle English, Middle High German, Middle Dutch horn ‘horn’, applied in a variety of senses: as a metonymic occupational name for someone who made small articles, such as combs, spoons, and window lights, out of horn; as a metonymic occupational name for someone who played a musical instrument made from the horn of an animal; as a topographic name for someone who lived by a horn-shaped spur of a hill or tongue of land in a bend of a river, or a habitational name from any of the places named with this element (for example, in England, Horne in Surrey on a spur of a hill and Horn in Rutland in a bend of a river); as a nickname, perhaps referring to some feature of a person's physical appearance, or denoting a cuckolded husband.2 Norwegian: habitational name from any of several farmsteads so named, from Old Norse horn ‘horn’, ‘spur of land’.3 Swedish: ornamental or topographic name from horn ‘horn’, ‘spur of land’.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Lyna Mitchell in household of Charles Mitchell, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Dorathie Horn in household of Joseph Horn, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Dorothy Ellen Horn in entry for Bice Glynn Mitchell, "Texas Deaths, 1890-1976"

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