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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.

He was 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

SOURCES:
Biography & Historical Record of Ringgold County, p. 395, 1887.

WPA Graves Survey

Transcription and note by Sharon R. Becker, March of 2009

Biographical Sketches Pages Index: A - F,   G - L,   M - R,  S - Z

To submit your Ringgold County biographies, contact Sharon R. Becker at
srbecker@windstream.net.
Please include the word "Ringgold" in the subject line. Thank you.


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