Dewitt Clinton Horner

1829–4 November 1868 (Age 39)
Lawrence, Ohio, United States

The Life of Dewitt Clinton

When Dewitt Clinton Horner was born in 1829, in Lawrence, Ohio, United States, his father, Moses Horner, was 27 and his mother, Sarah McFann, was 27. He married Mariah Scott on 1 January 1852, in Mercer, Ohio, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 3 daughters. He lived in Marion Township, Jasper, Indiana, United States in 1860. He died on 4 November 1868, in Van Wert, Ohio, United States, at the age of 39.

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Family Time Line

Dewitt Clinton Horner
1829–1868
Mariah Scott
1831–1906
Marriage: 1 January 1852
Sarah Jane Horner
1852–1920
Mary Annie Horner
1853–1905
Richard Horner
1855–1870
George Washington Horner
1861–1939
Nancy Horner
1862–1912
Dewitt K Horner
1864–1938
Alexander F Horner
1866–1933

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
1 January 1852
Mercer, Ohio, United States
children

(7)

    Sarah Jane Horner

    Female1852–1920Female

    Female1853–1905Female

    Richard Horner

    Male1855–1870Male

    George Washington Horner

    Male1861–1939Male

    Nancy Horner

    Female1862–1912Female

+2 More Children

Parents and Siblings

    Moses Horner

    Male1802–1831Male

    Sarah McFann

    Female1802–1863Female

siblings

(1)

World Events (8)

1830 · The Second Great Awakening

Age 1

Being a second spiritual and religious awakening, like the First Great Awakening, many Churches began to spring up from other denominations. Many people began to rapidly join the Baptist and Methodist congregations. Many converts to these religions believed that the Awakening was the precursor of a new millennial age.
1836 · Kirtland Temple Dedicated

Age 7

On March 27, 1836, the Kirtland Temple was dedicated.
1841 · Indiana Nears Bankruptcy

Age 12

The State of Indiana was near bankruptcy in 1841 due to the inability to repay interest incurred for the Massive Internal Improvement Act. The state liquidated much of its public works. Many of the projects were handed over to the state’s creditors as a way to reduce debt. Only two of the eight proposed infrastructure projects were completed by the creditors.

Name Meaning

1 English, Scottish, German, and Dutch: from Horn 1 with the agent suffix -er; an occupational name for someone who made or sold small articles made of horn, a metonymic occupational name for someone who played a musical instrument made from the horn of an animal, or a topographic name for someone who lived at a ‘horn’ of land.2 habitational name from Horner in Diptford, Devon, which is named from Old English horn ‘horn of land’ + ora ‘hill spur’, ‘ridge’.3 Jewish (Ashkenazic): variant of Horn 4.

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

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • D C Horner, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Clinton Horner in entry for Wash Horner, "Indiana Marriages, 1811-2007"
  • D.c. Homer in entry for A.f. Homer and Maggie Bonnell, "Ohio, County Marriages, 1789-2013"

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