Joseph Walter (Jay) Horton

12 September 1928–7 May 2003 (Age 74)
Rocky Comfort, McDonald, Missouri, United States

The Life of Joseph Walter (Jay)

When Joseph Walter (Jay) Horton was born on 12 September 1928, in Rocky Comfort, McDonald, Missouri, United States, his father, Norman LeRoy Horton, was 32 and his mother, Elsie Anna Gray, was 31. He married Ella May Solley on 15 May 1959, in Missouri, United States. He lived in Center Township, McDonald, Missouri, United States for about 10 years. He died on 7 May 2003, in Joplin, Jasper, Missouri, United States, at the age of 74, and was buried in Longview, McDonald, Missouri, United States.

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Joseph Walter (Jay) Horton
Ella May Solley
Marriage: 15 May 1959

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15 May 1959
Missouri, United States

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World Events (8)


Age 1

13 million people become unemployed after the Wall Street stock market crash of 1929 triggers what becomes known as the Great Depression. President Herbert Hoover rejects direct federal relief.
1931 · The Bagnell Dam and Lake of the Ozarks

Age 3

The Bagnell Dam on the Osage River was completed in 1931. The dam was built to generate hydroelectric power to the Osage Power Plant. The building of the dam created Lake of the Ozarks, one of the largest man-made lakes in the world, and over 1,000 miles of shoreline.
1948 · The Beginning of the Cold War

Age 20

The Berlin Blockade was the first major crises of the Cold War. The Soviet Union blocked all access to the sectors of Berlin under Western control and offered to drop the blockade if the newly introduced Deutsche Mark was removed from West Berlin. The Berlin Blockade showed the different ideological and economic visions for postwar Europe. Even though there wasn't any fire fight during the cold war, many of these skirmishes arose and almost caused nuclear war on multiple occasions.

Name Meaning

English: habitational name from any of the various places so called. The majority, with examples in at least fourteen counties, are named from Old English horh ‘mud’, ‘slime’ or horn ‘dirt’ + tūn ‘enclosure’, ‘settlement’. One in southern Gloucestershire, however, is named from Old English heorot ‘hart’ + dūn ‘hill’.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Jay Horton in household of Roy Horton, "United States Census, 1940"
  • J W Horton in household of Roy Horton, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Jay Horton in entry for Mr Eddie James Horton, "United States, GenealogyBank Obituaries, 1980-2014"

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