|Birth: ||Feb. 4, 1863|
|Death: ||Jul. 25, 1900|
Obituary Clarinda Journal July 27, 1900
H. R. Van Horn died very suddenly about 9:30 o'clock Wednesday evening July 25, 1900, at his home, corner of Eleventh and Garfield streets, from heart trouble. Harry Reed Van Horn was born in Muscatine, this state, Feb. 4, 1863, and moved with his parents to Louisa county, and from there to Decatur county while still young.
About eleven years ago he located in this city and was married to Miss Mary Goff, Nov. 12 1890. With the exception of a short time at Braddyville they have made this city their home continually since their marriage. Mr. Van Horn selected the carpenter trade as his vocation in life and had worked at it for the past fifteen years or more. About ten weeks ago his health began to fail and he was informed by his physician that he had heart trouble, and a few days ago he was compelled to suspend work and take a rest. He was cautioned by his physician to allow nothing to excite him and above all not to get angry, as to do so would probably prove serious. However, on Wednesday evening he had some words with his next door neighbor and became very angry and excited, and within an hour or so he died while seated in his chair in the door yard. Besides a wife, Mr. Van Horn leaves four children, as follows; May, age 9; Harry, age 7; George, age 5, and Hazel, 10 months of age. His parents, Mr. and Mrs. J. H. Van Horn, are still living, and reside in Leon. He also has two brothers, Ira L. Van Horn at Omaha and A. D. Van Horn at Council Bluffs, and a sister, Mrs. F. B. Creal of Decatur City, IA. His mother and sister attended the funeral this morning. The deceased was a member of the Clarinda fire department. He carried no life insurance. The funeral services were held this morning about 9:30 at his home, conducted by W. B. Clemmer, and the remains were interred in the Summit cemetery near Yorktown.
James Higbee VanHorn (1828 - 1901)
Laura Ann Husted VanHorn (1832 - 1917)
Mary Cordelia Goff VanHorn Clark (1869 - 1945)*
May Folsom VanHorn Reynolds (1891 - 1965)*
George Elmer VanHorn (1895 - 1975)*
Hazel Reese Van Horn Foreman (1896 - 1938)*
Created by: Darrell McLain
Record added: Mar 14, 2010
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