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Horton, William Banks

Male 1879 - 1965  (85 years)


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  • Name Horton, William Banks  [1
    Born 20 Nov 1879  Corning, Nemaha County, Kansas Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Male 
    Reference Number 5541 
    Died 18 Jul 1965  Durham, Durham County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried Yanceyville United Methodist Church, Yanceyville, Caswell County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I5465  Caswell County
    Last Modified 14 Jan 2022 

    Father Living 
    Relationship natural 
    Mother Living 
    Relationship natural 
    Family ID F2826  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Purefoy, Margaret,   b. 16 Sep 1884, Orange County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 Sep 1932, Greensboro, Guilford County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 47 years) 
    Children 
     1. Horton, William Banks Jr.,   b. 29 Jul 1910, Chapel Hill, Orange County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location  [natural]
    +2. Horton, Thelma,   b. 6 Oct 1914,   d. 23 Mar 1996, Orange County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 81 years)  [natural]
     3. Horton, James Thomas,   b. 30 Jan 1918, Orange County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location  [natural]
    Last Modified 14 Jan 2022 
    Family ID F49969  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Anderson, Mary Slade,   b. 2 Mar 1902, Anderson, Caswell County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Jun 1977, Yanceyville, Caswell County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 75 years) 
    Married 3 Jan 1927  Durham, Durham County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Reference Number 40846 
    Last Modified 14 Jan 2022 
    Family ID F2825  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 20 Nov 1879 - Corning, Nemaha County, Kansas Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 3 Jan 1927 - Durham, Durham County, North Carolina Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 18 Jul 1965 - Durham, Durham County, North Carolina Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Yanceyville United Methodist Church, Yanceyville, Caswell County, North Carolina Link to Google Earth
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  • Photos
    W. B. Horton Attorney at Law
    Anderson Family Group Photograph

  • Notes 
    • William Banks Horton (1879-1965)

      Anderson Family 1928

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      Anderson Family of Caswell County North Carolina, About 1928

      Bottom Row L to R: James Ezekiel Anderson, Ruth Byrd Anderson Howze, George Andrew Anderson Jr.
      Top Row L to R: John Quintin Anderson, George Andrew Anderson, Mary Elizabeth Slade Anderson, Kenneth Gordon Anderson, Myrtle Lee Smith Anderson, Mary Slade Anderson Horton, William Banks Horton.
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      Bank of Yanceyville Second-Floor Window (October 1940): "W. B. Horton Attorney at Law"
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      Yanceyville Lawyer Dies

      Yanceyville, N.C. (AP) -- William Banks Horton, 85, a Yanceyville lawyer who served as a state senator, a Recorder's Court solicitor and a school board official, died Sunday in a Durham veterans hospital. Horton, a former Navy officer, first saw service in the Spanish American War. Funeral services were held today at the Yanceyville Methodist Church.

      The High Point Enterprise (High Point, North Carolina), 19 July 1965, Monday, Page 11.
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      Note conflicting birth states (Kansas, North Carolina, and Tennessee) and birth dates.

      Lawyer and brother to former North Carolina Lieutenant Governor. Source: The State, A Weekly survey of North Carolina (November 28, 1942) at 19. William Banks Horton was the prosecuting attorney in the famous 1951 Caswell County trial of Mack (Matt) Ingram. See: Mack Ingram Trial. Member Yanceyville Rotary Club. Note that the children of William B. Horton must have been by a prior wife as Mary Anderson was born 1902.

      Berry, Mary Frances, "'Reckless Eyeballying': The Matt Ingram Case and the Denial of African American Sexual Freedom," The Journal of African American History, V. P. Franklin, Editor (Volume 93, No.2, Spring 2008) at 223-234. To read this article go to Matt Ingram Article (JAAH 2008).
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      1880 United States Federal Census
      Name: William B. Horton
      Home in 1880: Illinois, Nemaha, Kansas
      Age: 6M
      Estimated birth year: abt 1879
      Birthplace: Kansas
      Relation to Head of Household: Son
      Father's Name: Thomas
      Father's birthplace: Virginia
      Mother's Name: Mary
      Mother's birthplace: Virginia
      Marital Status: Single
      Race: White
      Gender: Male
      Household Members: Name Age
      Thomas Horton 32
      Mary Horton 21
      William B. Horton 6M

      1900 United States Federal Census
      Name: William B Horton
      Home in 1900: Coles Mill, Chatham, North Carolina
      Age: 20
      Birth Date: Nov 1879
      Birthplace: North Carolina
      Race: White
      Gender: Male
      Relationship to Head of House: Son
      Father's Name: Thomas
      Father's Birthplace: North Carolina
      Mother's Name: Mary E
      Mother's Birthplace: North Carolina
      Marital Status: Single
      Household Members: Name Age
      Thomas Horton 53
      Mary E Horton 44
      William B Horton 20
      Donnie C Horton 19
      Graver C Horton 12
      Wilkins P Horton 10

      1910 United States Federal Census (unconfirmed)
      Name: Williams B Robert [William B Horton]
      Age in 1910: 30
      Estimated birth year: abt 1880
      Birthplace: Kansas
      Relation to Head of House: Other
      Father's Birth Place: Tennessee
      Mother's Birth Place: Virginia
      Home in 1910: Portsmouth Ward 4, Portsmouth (Independent City), Virginia [United States Navy Yard]
      Marital Status: Married
      Race: White
      Gender: Male

      Virginia 1910 Census Miracode Index (unconfirmed)
      Name: William B Horton
      Birthplace: Kansas
      State: VA
      Age: 30
      Color: W
      Enumeration District: 0101
      Visit: 0003
      County: Portsmouth City, Portsmouth
      Relation: NR
      Other Residents: Relation Name Age Birth Place
      Head of Household William F Halsey, Jr

      1930 US Census
      Name: William B Horton
      Age: 50
      Estimated birth year: abt 1880
      Birthplace: Kansas
      Relation to head-of-house: Head
      Spouse's Name: Mary A Horton
      Race: White
      Home in 1930: Yanceyville, Caswell, North Carolina
      Occupation: Lawyer
      Source: Ancestry.com. 1930 United States Federal Census.

      Military Service
      CWO US Navy
      Spanish-American War
      WWI
      WWII

      North Carolina Death Certificates, 1909-1975
      Name: William Banks Horton
      Gender: Male
      Race: White
      Age: 85
      Birth Date: 1 Nov 1879
      Birth Place: Tennessee, United States
      Death Date: 18 Jul 1965
      Death Location: Durham, Durham
      Spouse's name: Mary A Horton
      Father's Name: Thomas B Horton
      Mother's Name: Mary Ellen Wilkins
      Residence: Yanceyville, Caswell, North Carolina

  • Sources 
    1. Details: 1900 US Federal Census (Coles Mill, Chatham, North Carolina) (Household of Thomas Horton).