Horace Botsford

26 August 1826–16 June 1909 (Age 82)
Lyons, Wayne, New York, United States

The Life of Horace

When Horace Botsford was born on 26 August 1826, in Lyons, Wayne, New York, United States, his father, Lemuel Botsford, was 37 and his mother, Lucy C. Smith, was 35. He lived in Farmington, Oakland, Michigan, United States in 1850 and National Military Home, Montgomery, Ohio, United States in 1900. He registered for military service in 1881. He died on 16 June 1909, in Dayton, Montgomery, Ohio, United States, at the age of 82, and was buried in Dayton, Montgomery, Ohio, United States.

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Lemuel Botsford
Lucy C. Smith
Charlotte Botsford
Milton Clarence or Chapman Botsford
Cynthia Ann Botsford
Myron Botsford
Orville Botsford
Rhoda Elizabeth Botsford
Horace Botsford
Edward Botsford
Newman Botsford
Lucy Jane Botsford

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World Events (8)

1830 · The Second Great Awakening

Age 4

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.

Age 15

Dayton was incorporated as a city.
1854 · Creation of the Republican Party

Age 28

A debate continues over the location of the creation of the Republican Party. Some sources claim the party was formed in Ripon, Wisconsin, on February 28, 1854. Others claim the first meeting of the Republican Party took place in Jackson, Michigan, on July 6, 1854, where the Republican Party was officially organized. Over 1,000 people were present and candidates were selected for the party, thus making it the first Republican convention.

Name Meaning

English: habitational name from either of two places, in Lincolnshire and Leicestershire, named Bottesford, from Old English botl ‘building’ + ford ‘ford’.

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

Sources (3)

  • Horace Botsford in household of Samuel Botsford, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Horace Botsford in household of Stephen W Wheeler, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Horace Botsford, "United States Veterans Administration Pension Payment Cards, 1907-1933"

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