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Charles Fredrick Horton
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Birth: Mar. 15, 1833
Chenango County
New York, USA
Death: Feb. 15, 1908
Chelan County
Washington, USA

The Wenatchee Daily World - Feb. 15, 1908


C. F. Horton died today at his home on Nob Hill. He came here last November from Akron, Iowa, and for the past week has been quite ill of pneumonia. He is 75 years of age. As the World goes to press no funeral arrangements had been made.

The Wenatchee Daily World - Feb. 17, 1908


The funeral of C. E. Horton, who died at his home on B street North last Saturday, will be held Tuesday at 1:30 at the Baptist church. Rev. E. O. Jessup, pastor of the First Baptist church, of which Mr. Horton was a member, will preach the funeral sermon.

The local lodge of Odd Fellows will attend in body. Mr. Horton is an uncle of L. P Horton of the Wenatchee Canal Company, and came to Wenatchee last fall with his family to make his permanent home here. He leaves a wife and one daughter, Mrs. Fisher. Although having been a resident of Wenatchee he had already made many warm friends who will mourn the loss of the venerable man.

The funeral arrangements are in charge of Undertaker Sprague.

The Wenatchee Daily World - Feb. 19, 1908


A sad funeral service took place at the Baptist church Tuesday at 1:30 p. m. C. F. Horton, wife and daughter came to Wenatchee last November to make this place their home, hoping to have better health than in Iowa. His illness was brief and death unexpected. With his daughter, Mr. Horton had purchased a ten-acre tract East Wenatchee, and was building a house into which they expected to move March 1. Mr. Horton was an Odd Fellow, and a splendid delagation of that lodge attended the services. Nearly sixty-five gathered at the church and about forty went to the cemetery.

The services at the church were conducted by Rev. E. O. Jessup, his pastor, assisted by Rev. Kirkendall. The pastor spoke briefly of the personal loss he felt in losing the advice of Deacon Horton. In the church his place will be hart to fill. A rare man. One who makes a local organization strong Like Abraham whom God blessed
and made a blessing. Deacon Horton has been a great blessing. His presence with his sweet dignity was this.
The church in memory of his sweet life placed on his casket two large and appropriate pieces of flowers.

Rev. Jessup spoke of the appropriateness of Rev. xxti 3-4, "And His servant shall serve Him, and they shall see his face and His name shall be on their foreheads."

Service was Deacon Horton's life and Christianity. How deep and broad this idea had become fixed is illustrated by the fact that during his last night his thought was not of self but to accommondate his nurse. In his church, at home, in society, as a citizen, in business, he never forgot that he was a servant, and as a Christian performed his duty. Like his Lord, whose last thought was for his mother and the dying man by his side. Deacon Horton thought of others. A splendid tribute was paid to Wenatchee people. He said if it was God's will that he should go he was glad to die here where every one was so kind and thoughtful.

He realized that it is the serving servants who see the vision of God's face. Touching the depthe of Almighty Grace gives such a vision. Mr. Davis, the correspondent, asked Fannie Crosby what she thought would be her life when she sttod face to face with Jesus. Miss Crosby replied, "And I shall see Him face to face, and tell the story saved by grace."

Friday night I stood by Deacon Horton's bedside and heard this sentence from his lips: "Father, how wonderful is Thy saving grace." His thoughts were not of hat he had done, not of workds,or local church organization, or name he bore,or ordinances, but as face to face with his Redeemer he fully and completely realized the wonders of God's grace, his kindness in redemption.

There is not a person present who thinks who dies not know that if the name Christ is not written in character, to bear it is useless. Deacon Horton had no need to tell one he was a christian. God had written it on his forehead. James asks, "What is your life?" Not your deeds, but the life withing the man. Waht that is you will be yonder.

A grocer was known not as a citizen, a man, but simply the grocer. No one separated him from his business. I suppose it is perfectly possible that our bisiness may become so pre-eminent in life that on the other shore one can see on the soul the inprint of the almighty dollar.

So truly can one so live her that the imprint of the grace of God shall be written on the character eternally. If Christlikeness is not written on the character in life, one this is sure, it will not be written in eternity.

Deacon Horton, it seems to me, has been the marble out ow which God has been carving his own image. One of our business men said to me, "I have never met anyone who so impressed me as being a man." No, it was not necessary to tell his name, character, life, for the Divine Penman had written it across his face. "His servants shall serve him, and shall see his face, and his name shall be written on their foreheads."

Deacon C. F. Horton was born in New Jersey Marh 15, 1833. He would have been 75 years old next month. He came of a family of thirteen children. Two sisters, older than he remain. He lived for a time in Philadelphia, PA, and in New York state; about twenty years ago he settled in Akron, Iowa. He entered the mercantile business when seventeen years old, and spent his life in it except for a brief period that he spent at the old homestead.

As a business man he was above reproach and gained a name for his integrity and honesty.

He was married in August, 1856, nearly 52 years ago, years of loving service and discipline with his faithful wife. Two chidren were given them. One daughter was married and passed away at the age of 24. She left her father the message found in the closing versus of Number, vi.

Deacon Horton was converted at 12 years of age and united with the church when 18. To me he is the ideal fruit of our denomination. He knew God's grace.

In the church he held many positions of honor and trust. For years he was a deacon and taught Bible class. As trasurer he fninced the building of the church in Akron, Iowa.

Deacon Horton's sister organized that church and today is called the "Mother" of it. Associated with him was a Mr. Shedd, also a deacon. On February 8 Mr. Shedd passed away. one week later, Feb. 15, Mr. Horton joined his co-laborer of many years in the land of rest.

In 1875 he united with the Odd Fellows, and although the lodge in Akron passed away he maintained his membership.

How we shall miss him! God knows, His wife, the noble husband's support and love, his daughter, a true Christian father, and we fo the church, will miss the man who came in yonder door with such sweet dignity and blessed us all with the presence of his life, upon which our Lord Jesus had written his own name.

E. O. Jessup

Washington Death Certificate
Name Charles Fredric Hertun
Death Date 15 Feb 1908
Death Place Wenatchee, Chelan, Washington
Gender Male
Age at Death 74 years 11 months
Estimated Birth Year 1834
Film Number 1991523
Digital GS Number 4220512
Image Number 1127
Volume/Page/Certificate Number cn12 
Family links: 
  Phlegmency Horton (1787 - 1879)
  Flora Horton (1790 - 1857)
  Rachal A Mead Horton (1836 - 1918)
  Flora Adella Horton Mason (1858 - 1940)*
  Leila Viola Horton Heslop (1862 - 1887)*
  Phebe Ann Horton Rice (1809 - 1894)*
  John M Horton (1812 - 1882)*
  Ruth Horton Lillibridge (1816 - 1898)*
  Henry A. Horton (1818 - 1886)*
  Juliette Seymour (1823 - 1891)*
  Susan Editha Horton Potter (1825 - 1872)*
  Clarissa Adalida Horton Tremaine (1828 - 1912)*
  Emmily G. Horton Wheeler (1830 - 1927)*
  Charles Fredrick Horton (1833 - 1908)
  Sarah J. Horton McFarland (1836 - 1882)*
*Calculated relationship
Wenatchee City Cemetery
Chelan County
Washington, USA
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