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1LT Oliver Herbert Van Horn
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Birth: Dec. 28, 1872
New Orleans
Orleans Parish
Louisiana, USA
Death: Sep. 23, 1949
New Orleans
Orleans Parish
Louisiana, USA

Son of Thaddeus Damascus Van Horn & Margaretta Law (buried in Lafayette Cemetery # 1, New Orleans). Husband of Katie Louise Wood and Viola Drott. Oliver served as a 1st Lieutenant in the Second Louisiana Regiment, Company C during the Spanish-American War.

Oliver Herbert Van Horn, founder and head of a New Orleans tool firm with branches in three other cities, died on Friday, September 23, 1949, at his home, 2425 Pine, after a brief illness. Oliver was born in New Orleans and founded the tool firm which bore his name in 1903. The firm was headquartered in 1949 at 1742 St. Charles, also operated in Shreveport, Houston and Fort Worth, Texas.

He was the former chairman of the Association of Commerce's industrial development committee and served several terms on its board of directors. He was also the former president of the Rotary Club and had been active in Boy Scout affairs. he was president of the New Orleans Area Council, Boy Scouts, in 1932, and in 1933, he was awarded the Rotary achievement cup for his work with the Scouts. he was a longtime member of the Scout executive board. he as also a member of the New Orleans Country Club.
Family links: 
  Thaddeus Damascus Van Horn (1820 - 1905)
  Margaretta Law Van Horn (1840 - 1918)
  Katie Louise Wood Van Horn (1874 - 1919)
  Violet Drott Van Horn (1888 - 1966)
  Marie Louise Van Horn Wakeman (1900 - 1942)*
  Merle Van Horn Mac Laren (1902 - 1946)*
  Herbert Wood Van Horn (1904 - 1969)*
  James Faust Van Horn (1844 - ____)**
  Thaddeus Damascus Van Horn (1845 - 1848)**
  Mary Pamelia Van Horn Harby (1849 - 1926)**
  Thaddeus Damascus Van Horn (1850 - 1856)**
  William Law Van Horn (1857 - 1897)*
  Addie Blonde Van Horn Hundley (1860 - 1924)*
  Belle Randolph Van Horn (1863 - 1946)*
  Anna Gertrude Van Horn Cooney (1866 - 1903)*
  Margareta Pearle Van Horn Davis (1868 - 1903)*
  Thaddeus Dreux Van Horn (1870 - 1936)*
  Oliver Herbert Van Horn (1872 - 1949)
  Albert Cornelius Van Horn (1876 - 1932)*
  Elmore Russell Van Horn (1878 - 1891)*
  Mignonette Rutledge Van Horn Peters (1881 - 1909)*
*Calculated relationship
Metairie Cemetery
New Orleans
Orleans Parish
Louisiana, USA
Maintained by: Larry Van Horn
Originally Created by: Gayle Hennington Van Hor...
Record added: Feb 09, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 33677369
1LT Oliver Herbert Van Horn
Added by: Larry Van Horn
1LT Oliver Herbert Van Horn
Added by: Mahale Moreau
1LT Oliver Herbert Van Horn
Added by: Gayle Hennington Van Horn.
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Thank you, Sir.
- Wes T.
 Added: Oct. 2, 2014
Thank you for your sacrifice and service Uncle Oliver. You truly lived and interesting and honorable life. Rest in Peace.
- Larry Van Horn
 Added: Sep. 3, 2011
rest in peace
- Gayle Hennington Van Horn.
 Added: Feb. 9, 2009

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