Alfred S. Horn

about 1869–about 1969 (Age 100)
California, United States

The Life of Alfred S.

When Alfred S. Horn was born about 1869, in California, United States, his father, James Monroe Horn, was 49 and his mother, Mary Jane Writsman, was 36. He lived in Soquel, Santa Cruz, California, United States in 1870 and Kernville, Kern, California, United States in 1880. He died about 1969, in California, United States, at the age of 100.

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Family Time Line

James Monroe Horn
1820–
Mary Jane Writsman
1833–1929
Francis E Horn
1856–
Arthur J. Horn
1859–1959
Alice Caroline Horn
1863–1934
James E Horn
1865–1965
Alfred S. Horn
1869–1969
Chester A. Horn
1872–1972
Willis Tapley Horn
1861–1936
Riley Mc Clusky Horn
1866–1961
William Vergil Horn
1876–1954

Parents and Siblings

    James Monroe Horn

    Male1820–Male

    Mary Jane Writsman

    Female1833–1929Female

siblings

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World Events (8)

1869 · Transcontinental Railroad Reaches San Francisco

Age 0

The first transcontinental railroad reached San Francisco in 1869. The Western Pacific Railroad Company built the track from Oakland to Sacramento. The Central Pacific Railroad Company of California built the section from Sacramento to Promontory Summit Utah. The railroad linked isolated California to the rest of the country which had far-reaching effects on the social and economical development of the state.
1870 · The Fifteenth Amendment

Age 1

Prohibits the federal government and each state from denying a citizen the right to vote based on that citizen's race, color, or previous condition of servitude. It was the last of the Reconstruction Amendments.
1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 27

A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.

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 (2)

  • Alfred F Horn in household of James M Horn, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Alfred S Horn in household of J M Horn, "United States Census, 1880"

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