Effie Alice <I>Jones</I> Horton

Effie Alice Jones Horton

Pawnee County, Nebraska, USA
Death 27 Sep 1959 (aged 82)
Table Rock, Pawnee County, Nebraska, USA
Burial Table Rock, Pawnee County, Nebraska, USA
Plot Sect. 2-55-5
Memorial ID 54629134 · View Source
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(Table Rock Argus, Oct. 1, 1959. Posted courtesy of the Table Rock Historical Society.)

Death Beckons Mrs. A. G. Horton

Funeral services were held on Tuesday afternoon at the Methodist Church in Table Rock for Mrs. Arthur G. Horton, 82, who passed away at her home in Table Rock early Sunday afternoon. She had been in ill health ever since suffering a stroke many years ago, and had been seriously ill the past two weeks.

Mrs. Horton had been a resident of this community her entire life, having been born in a log cabin northwest of Table Rock.

Final rites were in charge of the Rev. LeRoy Leland and burial was made in the Table Rock cemetery. Soloist was Mrs. Byford Metzger, with Mrs. Ross Thiemann both of Pawnee City, as accompanist.

Pallbearers included Jay Barnard, B. F. Muschettes, Orville Jones, R. W. Zelenka, John Deubelbeiss, and Howard Herrick.


Effie Alice Jones was born in a log cabin near Table Rock, Nebraska, on April 10, 1877, the last of the family of five children of John A. and Ellen Jones. Her parents were among the very earliest settlers of our community.

Mr. Jones came to the Clear Creek precinct from Morth Cardigan Shire, Wales, in 1858, to be followed by his bride several months later. Their marriage was one of special occasions of the early history of Table Rock. The Rev. C. W. Giddings pronounced them man and wife in that early Methodist congregation.

Following the birth of Effie Alice, the family moved into a frame house that became their home for the next forty years.

She graduated school in Clear Creek and grew to young womanhood in this area. She was married to Arthur G. Horton on September 3, 1900, and they moved to Table Rock some time later. Two daughters were born the Horton family, Mrs. Clarence Ritchie of Pawnee City, and Mrs. Marjorie Duffin of Washington, D. C.

Mrs. Horton joined the Methodist Church at the age of 12 and lived a Christian life through the years. She was very faithful to her church until serious illness confined her to her home twelve years ago. She quietly left this life on September 27, 1959, from her home at the advanced age of 82 years.

Mrs. Horton was a loving wife and mother, as well as a faithful friend. She leaves to mourn her passing her husband, two daughters, three grandchildren, Betty Ritchie, stationed in Germany, Ronald Ritchie, and Gregory Duffin of Pawnee City and Washington, D. C. respectively; and three great-grandchildren.

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