Benjamin Porter Horton

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Benjamin Porter Horton

  • Birth 21 Feb 1870 Chicago, Cook County, Illinois, USA
  • Death 19 May 1952 Oak Park, Cook County, Illinois, USA
  • Burial Forest Park, Cook County, Illinois, USA
  • Memorial ID 59576069

B.P. Horton Dies, Long Time Villager
Benjamin Porter Horton, 82, 322 N. Kenilworth avenue, died Monday afternoon at West Suburban Hospital. Born in Chicago, Mr. Horton had been a resident of Oak Park since 1871. He was graduated from High School here and attended Beloit College. He had been in the textile business and been a member of the Chicago Athletic Association and the Oak Park Country Club. Survivors include two sons, Stephen V. Horton of Connecticut and Robert H. Horton of Oak Park and two grandchildren, Julia Horton, daughter of Robert H. and Stephen Horton, son of Stephen V.
Funeral services were held Wednesday afternoon at Dreschler Funeral Chapel with Judge Dunne of the juvenile court officiating. Interment followed at Forest Home Cemetery.
--Oak Leaves, May 22, 1952

Benjamin and Blanche had two children, Robert Henry Horton and Stephen Van Dyke Horton. Stephen was born on October 12, 1902 in Oak Park and died in Palm Beach Florida on June 1st 1980. Robert H. Horton was born on November 22, 1906 and died in May 2, 1972 in Englewood, Florida.


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  • Created by: Debbie B
  • Added: 3 Oct 2010
  • Find A Grave Memorial 59576069
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Benjamin Porter Horton (21 Feb 1870–19 May 1952), Find A Grave Memorial no. 59576069, citing Forest Home Cemetery, Forest Park, Cook County, Illinois, USA ; Maintained by Debbie B (contributor 47274612) .