|Birth: ||Jun. 17, 1862|
|Death: ||Apr. 1, 1907|
"The North Loup Loyalist", North Loup, Nebraska, Friday, Apr. 5, 1907, p 4.
Our village was shocked Monday forenoon when a phone message from Scotia said Burr Van Horn was buried under a mass of stone at the lime kiln at the Chalk Hills where he was working. We called up parties on the Scotia line who confirmed the report, and soon we were on our way to the scene of the accident. For some time Burr had been working on the kiln and had just completed arrangements for firing up and was just putting the finishing touches to the grate, being some distance from the opening and lying on his back. His son, Earnest, who was just outside, noticed that the walls seemed to be crumbling and cried to Burr and Walter Janes, who was working with them, to get out. Walter being near the entrance jumped back out of danger, but just as Burr raised himself to a standing position the whole mass of the wall and contents of the kiln, about twenty feet high, came down on him, burying him under about ten feet of stone. Word was immediately sent to Scotia for help, The large number of willing workers who responded worked for about two hours before the body was recovered. The body was all doubled up, and on the back of the head a large stone was lying which had broken his neck, so as he was instantly killed he did not suffer any.
The funeral was held Wednesday afternoon from the S. D. B. church, conducted by the pastor, T. L. Gardiner.
Burr was born at Welton, Ia., June 17, 1862. When he was about ten years of age the family moved to Colorado where they remained for a few years and then moved back to the Iowa home. May 3, 1883 he was married to Miss Lottie Davis, who with ten children, five boys and five girls, survives him. Burr and family spent about fifteen years in South Dakota, but returned to this place that the children might have better church privileges and better school advantages. All of the children are here except Beecher, who was in California, but who is now on his way home because of the death of his father. Burr joined the S. D. B. church of Welton, Iowa, when he was a small boy and retained his membership with the church till the time of his death. He was a kind father, ever trying to do the best he could for the family whom he loved devotedly.
transcribed by Jon Saunders, contributor 47674050
Obediah Davis Van Horn (1835 - 1895)
Arminda Eliza Harkness Van Horn (1838 - 1905)
Lottie Belle Davis Van Horn (1863 - 1909)*
Merrill Warren Van Horn (1888 - 1947)*
Harry Russel Van Horn (1889 - 1973)*
Bertha Mae Van Horn Davis (1891 - 1960)*
Ana Byrle Van Horn Green (1893 - 1954)*
Ada Leah Van Horn Barnes (1895 - 1980)*
Birdie Marie Van Horn Rood (1900 - 1985)*
Edwin Burtell Van Horn (1862 - 1907)
Orel Van Horn (1865 - 1940)*
Joseph Van Horn (1868 - 1960)*
Loyal L. Van Horn (1872 - 1957)*
Ansel Lee Van Horn (1878 - 1945)*
Annabelle Van Horn Kennedy (1882 - 1967)*
Created by: Carol
Record added: Feb 16, 2010
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