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M. H. Horner

Co. H, 1st N. Y. Dragoons

South Kansas Tribune, March 23, 1921:

  

Sudden Death of Pioneer

 

Last Thursday Register of Deeds Roscoe C. Horner had an unusually interesting letter from his father, Mark H. Horner, a pioneer of Havana and Caney township who has been making his home at the National Soldiers Home at Leavenworth, and answered it by next mail. But Monday came a telegram that his father was dead. He went there on the first train, and returned yesterday, to arrange for the funeral at Havana today, the remains coming in on the 8:00 o’clock train.

Mark H. Horner died suddenly, March 21, 1921. He was born in Angelica, Alleghany county, New York, where he grew to manhood, and answered the call of his country in its distressing needs of the Civil war by volunteering his enlistment in the First New York Dragoons, organized in Angelica, Alleghany county, New York and freely giving his best services to his county until the close of the war at which time he received his honorable discharge from the army of the United States.

In the early seventies Mr. Horner came to Montgomery county, Kansas, and bought a farm one and one-half miles southwest of Havana, where he continued to reside until recent years. One the first day of May, 1870 Mr. Horner was united in marriage to Miss Alvereta Campbell who preceded him in death passing away January 18, 1918.

Mark H. Horner was 78 years, 2 months and 8 days of age. He leaves three sons, S. C. of Bartlesville, Sheridan, near Havana, and Roscoe C. Horner of this city; also three brothers and two sisters who live in Angelica, New York. The funeral service was held in the church at Havana, March 23, at 3:00 o’clock, and the remains laid to rest in Havana cemetery beside his wife who preceded him to their long home. Rev. Howell, also of the pioneers, and an old friend of the family spoke of the high character and good citizenship of the deceased.

 

Independence Daily Reporter, Monday, March 21, 1921, Pg. 1:

  

R. C. Horner’s Father Dead at Soldiers’ Home

  

A telegram was received by R. C. Horner, register of deeds, in the effect that his father, M. F. Horner, had died at the Soldiers’ Home at Leavenworth. It is presumed the old gentleman died there yesterday. He had only been at the institution about three months.

Mr. Horner will leave late this afternoon for Leavenworth and accompany the body back to Havana where funeral services will be held Wednesday. Further particulars will be published later.

 

Independence Daily Reporter, Wednesday, March 23, 1921:

 

OBITUARY

After a short illness, Mr. Horner passed away very suddenly at the hospital in the National Soldiers Home, Leavenworth, Kansas, at 6:35, March 21, 1921, at the age of 78 years, 2 months and 8 days.

He was born in Angelica, Alleghany county, New York, where he grew to young manhood and answered the call of his country in its distressting needs of the Civil war by volunteering his enlistment in the First New York Dragoons, organized in Angelica, Alleghany county, New York and freely giving his best services to his county until the close of the war at which time he received his honorable discharge from the army of the United States.

In the early seventies Mr. Horner came to Montgomery county, Kansas, and bought a farm one and one-half miles southwest of Havana, where he continued to reside until recent years. One the first day of May, 1870 Mr. Horner was united in marriage to Miss Alvereta Campbell who preceded him in death passing away January 18, 1918. To them were born three children all of whom are living. Mr. Horner leaves these children and three brothers and two sisters who live in Angelica, N. Y., to mourn his loss.

The funeral services were held at the church in Havana Wednesday, March 23 at 3:00 o’clock and the remains were laid to rest in the Havana cemetery beside his wife, Mrs. Alvereta Horner.

 

William Cutler wrote the following about this gentleman:

M. H. HORNER, Section 34, Township 34, Range 13, P.O. Havana, was born in Allegany County, N. Y., in 1844, where he received an academic education. He was married, in 1879, to Miss Alverta A. Campbell, of Tuscola, Douglas Co., Ill., a native of Carroll County, Va., born in 1855, educated in the free schools. They have two children - Sheridan C. and Roscoe C. Mr. Horner enlisted in Company G, First New York Dragoons, in August, 1864, and served until the close of the war. He was engaged in teaching in Illinois, but has principally followed farming. He came to Kansas in the spring of 1872, and settled in Montgomery County on a farm of 240 acres. His farm is finely located Bee Creek Valley, two miles southwest of Havana. His land is fertile and a large part under cultivation. He is also more or less engaged in stock raising. His parents are living in Allegany County, N. Y. Mrs. Horner's parents are living in Scoot County, Ark.

  

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