Source: Landon Horner Obituary

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Landon Horner, civil war veteran and long time resident of Wayne County, and for the past seven years a resident of Centerville on East Franklin Street died at his home at 9 a. m. Thursday following an illness superinduced by old age and complications.

Mr. Horner was born August 30, 1838, in Woodford County, Ohio. In 1883 he moved to Wayne County and lived near Harvard. There he farmed successfully for a long period of years.

Shortly prior to the beginning of the Civil war he united in marriage to Sarah Ann Cherington at Eureka, Illinois. He enlisted with the 108th Illinois Infantry and served throughout the war.

To this marriage were born eight children of whom three survive as follows: S. L. Horner of Harvard, Iowa, H. M. Horner of Centerville and Mrs. H. C. Bowman of Corydon.

Out of a family of six brothers and one sister there survive one brother, T. W. Homer of West Borough and one sister Mrs. Anna Braken of Goodfield, Ill.

The brother, T. W. Horner, had been here on a visit and had left again last Monday. He had little idea when he left that death would come soon to the Horner home. Hr. Horner had been taken to the hospital and operated upon a week ago. He was later returned home but failed to recover.

His death will be mourned by a wide circle of friends as Mr. Horner was a man of good character and was widely acquainted. He was member of the G. A. R. and the Methodist Church.

Funeral services were held at Centerville and the remains were brought to Harvard where services were held at the church and the remains tenderly laid to rest Saturday afternoon in the Harvard Cemetery. The services were attended by a large number of sorrowing relatives and friends.


Landon Homer, son of Wm. B. and Susan K. Horner was born in Woodford County, Ohio, Aug. 30, 1838 and passed away at the home of his son in Centervllle, Iowa, Dec. 10, 1925 at the age of 87 years, 3 months and 10 days.

He came with his parents to Illinois about the year 1850, being the fourth of a family of eight children. Five of these have preceded him in death. He was united in marriage to Sarah Ann Cherington on September 12, 1859. To this union were born eight children of whom five, together with his wife, have preceded him in death.

He enlisted in Co. E 108th Illinois Volunteer infantry in August 1862, and served until the end of the War of the Rebellion, being mustered out in August 1865. He was an ardent patriot and nothing pleased him more than to recount the adventures or his service under the flag. He was an active member of the G. A R. [Grand Army of the Republic] until his death.

While living in Illinois, he united with the Christian church, but when he came to Iowa he became a member of the M. E. church. Holding his membership first at Harvard Chapel and later at First Church, Centerville. He was a faithful attendant at the services until falling health prevented.

For about a year Mr. Horner had been in failing health and although his rugged constitution, stubbornly refused to give way, the malady from which be suffered proved too strong for him. In spite of all that could be done for his relief, he passed away at the home of his son at 600 East Franklin Street [Harve's Home].

He is survived by two Sons, S. L. of Harvard, Iowa, and H. M., of Centerville, Iowa; one daughter, Mrs. H. C. Bowman [Ella], of Corydon, Iowa; 16 grand children, 13 great-grandchildren, one sister, Mrs. Anna Bracken, of Goodflield, Ill.; one brother T. W. Horner, of Westboro, Mo., besides a host of other relatives and friends.

A short funeral service was conducted at the house Saturday morning at 11 o’clock, the G.A.R. using their beautiful ceremony and prayer being offered by the pastor of the First M. E. church of Centerville, after which the remains were taken by train to Harvard Chapel, where funeral services were held and the body laid to rest beside that of his wife and children In Richardson Chapel Cemetery.

One niece, Mrs. George Gage, of Westboro was at the funeral.

Type: Public Announcement

Date: 1925-12-12

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