Merrill Quenton Horton

Brief Life History of Merrill Quenton

When Merrill Quenton Horton was born on 11 November 1925, in Akron, Hale, Alabama, United States, his father, John Franklin Horton, Sr., was 34 and his mother, Laura Bertha Kennedy, was 32. He married Linda Lee Shuff on 29 August 1955, in Oneonta, Blount, Alabama, United States. He lived in Piedmont, Calhoun, Alabama, United States in 1930. He registered for military service in 1944. He died on 23 October 2007, in Fort Payne, DeKalb, Alabama, United States, at the age of 81, and was buried in Fort Payne, DeKalb, Alabama, United States.

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Merrill Quenton Horton
Linda Lee Shuff
Marriage: 29 August 1955

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  • Merrill Horton in household of John L Horton, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Merrill Q Horton, "Alabama County Marriages, 1809-1950"
  • Merrill Q Horton, "United States World War II Army Enlistment Records, 1938-1946"

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Charles Lindbergh makes the first solo nonstop transatlantic flight in his plane The Spirit of St. Louis.

1942 · Germans Sink Ships Near St. Simons Island

Lights from homes along the coast of St. Simons Island provided a clear view of the SS Oklahoma for German U-boat Captain Reinhard Hardegen on April 8, 1942. A German torpedo was fired at the SS Oklahoma shortly after midnight. An hour later, a second torpedo was fired at the oil tanker Esso Baton Rouge. Both ships sunk and the attacks left 22 seamen dead. After the incident, residents of the Golden Isles panicked over concern of a German Invasion of the coast and were stringently observant of a nighttime blackout.  

1947 · The Presidential Succession Act

The Presidential Succession Act is an act establishing the presidential line of succession. This was a precursor for the Twenty-fifth Amendment which outlines what is to happen when a President is killed, dies, or is unable to fulfill the responsibilities of President.

Name Meaning

English (Staffordshire and Warwickshire): habitational name from one or other of the many places so called, such as those in Berkshire, Buckinghamshire, Dorset, Gloucestershire, Herefordshire, Northamptonshire, Shropshire, Somerset, Staffordshire, Wiltshire, and Yorkshire. Most of the placenames derive from Old English horh or horu ‘dirt, filth’ + tūn ‘farmstead, estate’, though some may have different origins, including Horton in Gloucestershire, which may derive from Old English heorot ‘hart, stag’ + tūn.

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

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