|Birth: ||Jun. 25, 1881|
|Death: ||Aug. 23, 1933|
Orignally buried in the Old Mobley Cemetery, burials were later relocated due to the building of Grayson Dam.
The Carter County Herald, a Carter County, Kentucky newspaper
TWO MEN KILLED: FALL OVER CLIFF
Elliott County Loses Two Citizens Same Night In Same Way
About the queerest accident that has ever occured in this section of the State , infact, anywhere-was that in Elliott county last Wednesday night, when two citizens, living in widely separated sections of the county, fell over cliffs and were killed.As it happened, they were both found in a short time after they were killed, and the bodies were taken care of before decomposition had set in. Heretofore there have been some persons killed in this county and the bodies not found for several days...
John Will Horton, who lives in another section of the county, was a deputy Sheriff, and had gone from his home to serve some papers that had been sent to him in a rush, and was riding a wild horse. It is thought that the horse became scared of something as he went along near the precipice of the 60 foot cliff, and threw Mr. horton off, probably addling him or dazing him to such an extent that he was unable to control his step, and evidently walked right off the cliff. He couuld not have been saved even if he had had immediate care, as he fell on his head and shoulders, breaking his neck and injuring him in many ways fatally.
Mr. Horton was born June 25th, 1881, departed this life August 24th, 1933, at the age of 52 years, 1 month and 29 days. He leaves to mourn his death, a wife, four sons, Lon in Haiti; June of Ashland, and father and five sisters; Mrs. Alice Williams of Winchester, Ind; Mrs. Eliza Mobley of Sophia, Ky; Mrs. Ethel Thornberry of Winchester, Ky; Mrs. Pearl Kitchen of Rosedale, Ky; Mrs. Lula Ison of Franklin Furnace, KY; besides a host of relatives and friends. His remains were laid to rest in the family cemetery Friday after the funeral services.
He was married to Laura Bell Mobley and was the son of William Lester Horton and Louisa Ellen Hood
William Lester Horton (1847 - 1933)
Louisa Ellen Hood Horton (1847 - 1932)
Laura Bell Mobley Horton (1883 - 1971)
Lon Mobley Horton (1902 - 1975)*
William L. Horton (1907 - 1990)*
Estill L. Horton (1917 - 1986)*
Susan Alice Horton Williams (1868 - 1945)*
Laura Isabel Horton (1871 - 1872)*
Resa T. Horton (1873 - 1877)*
Retta (Sarah) (Loretta) Horton (1876 - 1897)*
Maggie Florence Horton Schump (1879 - 1905)*
John William Horton (1881 - 1933)
Pearl Geneva Horton Kitchen (1886 - 1988)*
Elliott County Memory Gardens Cemetery
Created by: Ann
Record added: Feb 04, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 33537388