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Ellis and Mildred Horton obits

Posted by MelanieR on Thu, 01 Feb 2001

LEAD BELT NEWS, Flat River, St. Francois Co. MO March 3, 1939


Ellis R. Horton was born on June 30, 1864, in Belgrade, Washington County, Missouri, the son of David and Margaret Layne Horton, and died at his home in Doe Run, Missouri, on Tuesday, February 28, 1939, at 1:00 a.m. following a brief illness. He was 74 years 7 months 28 days of age.

He professed faith in Christ at Mount Zion Baptist Church when a young man, and remained a faithful member of the Baptist Church the rest of his life. He was for fifty years an active and devoted member and worker in the Doe Run Church, having served for many years as a Deacon.

He came to Doe Run on March 1, 1889, and entered the employ of the Doe Run Lead Company, and on December 3, 1931, was retired by the Company after 37 years of faithful service. He was elected to the office of Assessor of St. Francois County on the Republican ticket in 1904, serving four years. He later moved to a farm where he lived for a few years and in March, 1918, moved to Herculaneum, where he resided for fifteen years, returning to Doe Run to spend the remaining years of his life.

He was for five years a member of the Board of Education of the Doe Run schools, and had the record of never missing a meeting until two months ago when he resigned because of ill health. He sustained a light stroke of paralysis on February 17, and a more severe stroke on the 19th, from which he never rallied.

On April 2, 1890, he was united in marriage to Mildred House, who survives him. They were the parents of four sons, one of whom, Lee Horton, preceded his father in death. The three surviving sons are: Amos W. Horton of Doe Run, Lloyd A. Horton of Kirkwood and T. Edward Horton of Fort Wayne, Ind.

Besides his widow and three sons, he leaves three daughters-in-law and nine grandchildren, one granddaughter, Julia Lee Horton, having made her home with her grandparents since the death of her parents. Also left to mourn his passing are two sisters, Mrs. Mary Owen Belt and Miss Luna Ann Horton of Omaha, Nebraska, and two brothers, John W. Horton of Irondale and Wesley C. Horton of Faucett, Missouri, other relatives and lifelong friends.

Funeral services were held at two o'clock Thursday afternoon, March 2nd, at the Baptist Church in Doe Run, conducted by Rev. Jewell C. West of Kennett, assisted by the pastor, Rev. J. B. Cash. The song service was in charge of Prof. Grant Rickard. Interment was in the Pendleton Cemetery where services at the graveside were conducted by Pendleton Lodge No. 551, A.F. and A.M., of which the deceased was an honored member. Sparks' Service.


LEAD BELT NEWS, Flat River, St. Francois Co. MO Feb. 13,1948


Mrs. E. R. Horton passed away suddenly at her home in Farmington, Saturday, February 7, 1948, at the advanced age of 87 years 9 months 24 days. Funeral services were held Monday afternoon at the Doe Run Baptist Church, conducted by the pastor, Rev. Guy E. Brown. Interment was in the Masonic Cemetery in Doe Run, with Miller Service.

Susan Mildred House, daughter of the late John and Julia Ann House, was born on April 13, 1860 in the Germania Settlement near Bonne Terre. When eighteen years of age she united with the Providence Missionary Baptist Church, later moving her membership to the Doe Run Baptist Church, where she remained a member until her death.

On April 2, 1890, she was united in marriage to Ellis R. Horton, who preceded her in death on February 28, 1939. They were the parents of four sons, three of whom survive: Amos W. Horton of Doe Run, Lloyd A. Horton of Kirkwood and T. Edward Horton of Fort Wayne, Ind. The fourth son, Lee, passed away on December 24, 1927, leaving an infant daughter, Julia Lee, who was reared by her paternal grandparents. She also leaves nine other grandchildren and a sister, Mrs. Margaret Hubble of Lawrence, Kansas, besides other relatives

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