Lenox Time Table
Thursday, January 2, 1936
OBITUARY ~ JOHN WILLIAM HORTON
John William Horton was born in Buffalo, New York, April 21, 1860 and passed away at his home one mile east of Clearfield December 20, 1935 at the age of 75 years, 3 months and 4 days.
When a lad of 11 years, he came with his parents to Adams county, near Cromwell, where he grew to manhood.
He was united in marriage to Miss Carrie May Cunningham, June 1880, Several children were born to them. Grace Schroder, of Barrington, Illinois; Harry Horton of Bothe, Canada; Bess Fisher of Gardner, Mont.; Clyde Horton of Conway; Madge Reynard of Van Wert; Floyd Horton of Blockton; Guy Horton of Diagonal; fourteen grandchildren and four great grandchildren; two sisters, Mrs. Mary Crawford of Creston and Mrs. J. M. Williams, of Des Moines, other relatives and a host of friends survive.
At the age of 54 he united with the Methodist Church at Clearfield, during the pastorate of Rev. D. S. B. Prather. He became very active in all church activities, and in his early Christian life was appointed as a trustee, and faithfully performed the duties entrusted to his care.
Over forty years he lived in the vicinity of Lenox and Clearfield, He was conscientious in all his dealings with his fellow men. He was a kind and loving father, brother, grandfather and friend to all who knew him.
Mrs. Horton died several years ago while they were living in Clearfield. After her death he returned to the farm where he died last Thursday morning after an illness of about a week. He was tenderly cared for by his children and Mr. and Mrs. Jae. Tindle, who resided on the farm.
Funeral services were held in the Methodist Church Saturday afternoon at 1:30 conducted by the pastor, Rev. W. C. Henn. Interment was made in the Clearfield cemetery beside his wife.
Music was furnished by Misses Helen Abarr and Mary Swan, Messers E. C. Heaton and Donald Green, accompanied by Mrs. Belle Anderson. Mr. Heaton sang a solo, “There Is No Night There”.
Pallbearers were old neighbors of Mr. Horton, Ed Lourde, Orlando Calkins, Robert Berg, Clarence Frame, L. H. Andrews and Will Johns.
Transcription by Lorelei Rusco, January of 2012
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