Jesse Leroy Van Horn was born on Aug. 22, 1872 near Grand Rapids, Wood County, OH, the son of Eli and Mary Ann (Kimberlin) Van Horn.
When the federal census was taken in 1900, Jesse was unmarried and made his home with his parents in Jackson Township, Wood County. He was age 26 at the time, and employed as a farm laborer.
In 1941, at the death of his brother Austin, Jesse was residing in nearby Toledo, Lucas County, OH. He would have been age 69 at the time. By 1952, his address was rural Woodville in Sandusky County, OH.
Suffering from cancer of the stomach, layered on top of senility and hypertension, Jesse died at the Colvin Rest Home in Sandusky County on Oct. 31, 1952. He had lived there for four years, and was age 80 at death. His remains were buried or cremated at Four Mile House in Fremont, OH.
As additional research uncovers more tidbits, they will be added to this biography.
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