from Biography & Historical Record of Ringgold County, Iowa
Lewis Publishing Company of Chicago, 1887, p. 395
WILLIAM HORNE, M.D. *
William HORNE, M.D., is the oldest practicing physician in Ringgold County. He is a native of the State of Indiana,
born in Switzerland County, in December, 1843. His father, W. S. HORNE, was a native of Lanarkshire, Scotland, born in 1816, and
came to America in 1833. His mother, Mary (GRAY) HORNE, was also a native of Switzerland County, Indiana, her parents being
natives of Scotland, but early settlers of Indiana. When he was five years of age the parents of our subject moved to
Delavan County, Illinois, and there he was reared and educated.
When nineteen years of age he began the study of medicine,
with Dr. G. W. SLACK, of Yorktown, Indiana, and subsequently entered the Chicago, Illinois, Medical College, from which
he graduated in 1866. After his graduation he located in Monmouth, Illinois, and in February, 1869, came to and located
in Mt. Ayr, where he now has a large and lucrative practice.
He stands at the head of his profession in the county,
where he has lived nearly a score of years. He is a close student, being deeply interested in anything that pertains to
his profession. He is a member of the Southwestern Medical Association and the Decatur County Medical Society.
married December 14, 1869, to Miss Mary LAW, of Warren County, Illinois. They have two children - Minnie and James Otto.
* Dr. HORNE's name was spelled "HORN" in the Biography & Historical Record of Ringgold County.
NOTE: Dr. William HORNE died January 22, 1925.
Mary (LAW) HORNE, was born March 14, 1849, near Lexington,
Ohio, the daughter of James and Mary LAW. Mary (LAW) HORNE died November 14, 1926. They were interred at Rose Hill
Cemetery, Mount Ayr, Ringgold County, Iowa. Dr. William and Mary (LAW) HORNE were the parents of three children:
1) Minnie HORNE, married F. E.SHELDON
2) James Otto HORNE, born 19 Aug 1873, Mount Ayr IA; died 12 June 1954
interment Rose Hill Cemtery, Mount Ayr IA
3) Charles Law HORNE, born 1887, Mount Ayr, IA; died 1960
interment Rose Hill Cemetery, Mount Ayr IA
Biography & Historical Record of Ringgold County, p. 395, 1887.
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Transcription and note by Sharon R. Becker, March of 2009
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