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 Erwin Churchill Horton

Erwin Churchill Horton

Eden Valley, Erie County, New York, USA
Death 20 Apr 1961 (aged 74)
Buffalo, Erie County, New York, USA
Burial Hamburg, Erie County, New York, USA
Memorial ID 62235951 · View Source
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Erwin Horton, 74

Services were held Monday afternoon in the First Baptist Church for Erwin C. Horton, oldest member of the church congregation and long-time lay leader, and for 22 years chief engineer for Trico Products Corp. Mr. Horton, who was 74, died Thursday after suffering a heart attack near the firm.

Mr. Horton, who lived on Union St., became a member of the First Baptist Church in 1900 and was church treasurer since 1921. A deacon for 33 years, he also served as chairman of the board and a a trustee. He was a member of the building finance committee for the new Christian Education wing at the time of his death.

The Rev. Alvin G. Ross, pastor, officiated at the services with interment at Prospect Lawn Cemetery. The W. L. Froehley Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Nationally recognized ass an authority on automotive equipment, particularly in the development of windshiled wiper systems, Mr. Horton had been awarded mny patents. He was active in the Society of Automotive Engineers and had delivered talks at a number of the society's conventions.

He was born in Eden and was a graduate of Hamburg high school. He received his degree in electrical and mechanical engineering from Cornell University.

Surviving are his wife, the former Helen Warren; two sons, Mason E. Horton, Cleveland, and Austin J. Horton, Ft. Worth; three daughters, Mrs. Paul Robinson, Itasca, Ill., Mrs. Lloyd Galde, Lewisville, Tex., and Mrs. Patrick Roberts, Hamburg; 16 grandchildren and one great-granchild also survive.

The Sun and Erie County Independent
Hamburg, New York
Thursday, 27 April 1961
page 2, column 2

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