HORNER, Harry 1870-1951
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Date: 1/6/2017 at 18:59:09
Harry Horner Dies At Cedar Falls
Harry Horner who was engaged in farming in Grundy county during most of his active life, died in the Christie convalescent home at Cedar Falls early Sunday morning, where he resided the past 14 months. He was 81 years old.
He was born Sept. 24, 1870, in Illinois, the son of Christopher and Margaret Horner, who later moved to Washington, Kan. Death was due to a stroke, according to a member of the family.
Horner resided in and near Dike for about 45 years. He retired from farming in 1928 and resided in Dike until he came to Cedar Falls a few years ago. He was widely known for his handiwork in wood carving.
During the year 1895-1897, he was employed as a boatman on Yellowstone Lake, Yellowstone national park, when an old steamer plied the lake for the benefit of tourists.
He returned to Iowa and on November 27, 1899, he married Miss Alwena Koch, who preceded him in death in 1924. His parents and one sister also preceded him in death.
He is survived by two daughters and a son, including Mrs. Leona Ortberg, Chinook, Mont; Mrs. Arley Ford and Harlan Horner, Cedar Falls; three sisters and two brothers, Mrs. Bertha Bowland, Wymore, Neb.; Mrs. Belle Dennard, Perry, Okla.; Mrs. Alice Harrison, Dennard, Ark.; Bert and Leslie, both of Washington, Kan.
He was a member of Zion Lutheran church about midway between Dike and Hudson, where funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Wednesday. Burial was in the Weiss cemetery, three miles southwest of the church.
--The Grundy Register (Grundy Center, Iowa), 6 December 1951, sec 2, pg 2
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