Herbert M Alcorn

Brief Life History of Herbert M

When Herbert M Alcorn was born on 4 February 1901, in Estill, Kentucky, United States, his father, William Cash Alcorn, was 33 and his mother, Amanda Frances Jenkins, was 33. He had at least 3 sons and 2 daughters with Nellie Mae Dowell. He lived in Guelph, Sumner, Kansas, United States for about 10 years and Guelph Township, Sumner, Kansas, United States in 1950. He died in March 1970, in Medford, Grant, Oklahoma, United States, at the age of 69, and was buried in Pond Creek, Grant, Oklahoma, United States.

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Herbert M Alcorn
Nellie Mae Dowell
Billie Ray Alcorn
Elsie Fay Alcorn
Earl Wayne Alcorn
Paul Eugene Alcorn
Wanda Jean Alcorn

Sources (12)

  • Herbert M Alcorn, "United States Census, 1950"
  • Herbert M Alcorn, "Kansas, World War II Draft Registration Cards, 1940-1945"
  • Herbert Alcorn, "United States Social Security Death Index"

World Events (8)

1902 · So Much Farm Land

A law that funded many irrigation and agricultural projects in the western states.

1904 · The Black Patch War

From 1904-1909, the Black Patch War took place. This was a war between about 30 counties in southwestern Kentucky and northwestern Tennessee. The war was mostly over the Dark Fired Tobacco that was produced in the area during this time.


The Prohibition Era. Sale and manufacture of alcoholic liquors outlawed. A mushrooming of illegal drinking joints, home-produced alcohol and gangsterism.

Name Meaning

Scottish and northern Irish: habitational name from a lost place in East Sussex, Alchhorn, in the parish of Buxted, which was last recorded in 1592. Compare Allcorn .

History: This name was taken from Sussex to Scotland and established there in or before the mid 15th century. From Scotland it was taken to Ireland (Donegal) and thence to North America. It was brought to Philadelphia, PA, from northern Ireland in 1721.

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

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