Ruth O'Neil Hornsby

20 May 1924–15 December 2001 (Age 77)
Manchester, Clay, Kentucky, United States

The Life Summary of Ruth O'Neil

When Ruth O'Neil Hornsby was born on 20 May 1924, her father, Henry Clay Hornsby, was 20 and her mother, Vida Ora Cornett, was 17. She lived in Magisterial District 3, Lawrence, Kentucky, United States in 1930. She died on 15 December 2001, in Manchester, Clay, Kentucky, United States, at the age of 77, and was buried in Macedonia Church Cemetery, Fogertown, Clay, Kentucky, United States.

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Henry Clay Hornsby
Vida Ora Cornett
Ruth O'Neil Hornsby

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World Events (8)

1926 · Mammoth Cave is Discovered
Age 2
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.
Age 3
Charles Lindbergh makes the first solo nonstop transatlantic flight in his plane The Spirit of St. Louis.
1945 · Peace in a Post War World
Age 21
The Yalta Conference was held in Crimea to talk about establishing peace and postwar reorganization in post-World War II Europe. The heads of government that were attending were from the United States, the United Kingdom and the Soviet Union. Later the Conference would become a subject of controversy at the start of the Cold War.

Name Meaning

English (Durham and Northumberland): habitational name from Hornsby in Cumwhitton (Cumberland), recorded as Ormesbyc. 1210 (compare Ormsby ), but later acquiring the prosthetic initial H-. The placename derives from the Old Norse personal name Ormr ‘serpent’ (see Orme ) + Old Norse ‘farmstead, village’.

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

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Sources (5)

  • Ruth Hornsby in household of William Comett, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Ruth O Hornsby, "United States Social Security Death Index"
  • Ruth O Hornsby, "United States, GenealogyBank Obituaries, 1980-2014"

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