|Birth: ||May 4, 1853|
|Death: ||Dec. 30, 1928|
From the Carbondale, IL newspaper: The sudden death of J.W. Horner of Carbondale, IL, a most highly respected citizen, cast a gloom over the city, when the sad news was made public. The end came about 7:30 p.m., December 30, 1928, after a few days' illness. John W. Horner was born at Marshall, IL, May 4, 1853, and migrated with his parents to Perry County, near Pinckneyville in 1873. His parents were George Washington Horner (1825-1898) and Sarah Ann Smith Horner (1830-1916) of Indiana.
He was united in marriage to Katherine Christine Schenk of Vergennes, IL, July 14, 1881. Mrs. Horner was born in Germany in 1856 and came to this country in 1858. To this union 4 children were born, of whom 3 are living. In 1904 Mr. Horner moved to a farm one mile south of Carbondale. On October 25, 1918, he suffered the loss of his daughter Nelle M., a nurse; and on December 25, 1924 his life's companion was called by death. Soon after his wife's death he retired from farm life, moving to the home on Hayes Street.
Those who are left to mourn his death are son William M. of Centrailia, daughter Effie D. and son Henry H. of Carbondale; also 5 sisters and 1 brother, with 1 sister deceased (Allie). They are Mary E. Maxedon of Taylorville, IL; Martha Christine of Parsons, KS; Dolly Gladson of Oklahoma City, OK; Belle Rule of Pinckneyville, IL; Anna VanZant of St. Joseph, MO; and Lyman R. Horner of St. Louis, MO; and 6 grandchildren.
Mr. Horner was a follower of Christ, uniting with the Sugar Creek Presbyterian Church near Marshall early in life, some 58 years ago, remaining true to his faith. The last four years he was the keeper of the Presbyterian Church and took great pride in the care of God's House.
The remains were taken to the Presbyterian Church to lie in state from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Services of a few words and a short prayer were held at the residence, with regular services at the church conducted by Rev. Harry J. Sarkiss. Interment at Oakland Cemetery, Carbondale.
Created by: Gene Wiles
Record added: Jun 23, 2011
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