Frederick Mortimer Hornor

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Frederick Mortimer Horner was born October 19th 1839 in Lumberport, Virginia (Now West Virginia). During his early twenties he had moved to Ohio. In 1863 at the age of 23 Frederick, was registered for the U.S. Civil War out of the 1st congressional district which included parts of Ohio and West Virginia.

Map of Virginia and West Virginia

After The Civil War

Sometime in the late 1860’s Frederick married his first wife Virginia “Jennie” Sedwick, they became parents to E. S. Hornor, born July 13th 1869 and died September 9th 1869. On January 5th 1869, Frederick was appointed US Postmaster of Lumberport, Harrison County, West Virginia. His wife, Virginia passed away during her 28th year in 1870.

On December 18th 1873 He married his second wife, Mary Ella Hood. They became parents to two sons Lynn Sedwick Hornor born November 3rd 1874 and Ralph Hornor born April 12th 1877. Ralph passed from this life in his 3rd year December 1st 1880.

Sudden Death of Frederick M. Hornor,

Wheeling Register, October 5,1887

Special Telegram to the Register.

Grave marker of Frederick M. Hornor
Grave marker of F. M. Hornor

CLARKSBURG, October 4.— This morning every one was startled by the announcement of the sudden death of Frederick M. Hornor, Esq., a prominent and influential citizen of this city, who was a son of the late James Y. Hornor, and a brother of Mrs. Mary Goff. Last night he was not very well, but no one thought anything very serious the matter. He died this morning. The cause was paralysis of the heart. He leaves a small family well provided for, and a host of friends and acquaintances, who sympathize with the many relatives of the deceased in so sad a bereavement and great a misfortune.

The Death Roll

The New Dominion, October 15, 1887, pg


Hornor– Frederick M. Hornor, a prominent citizen of Clarksburg, died at his home in that place of paralysis of the heart on Tuesday October 4th. Deceased was a son-in-law of Col. Wm. Hood, of Shinnston, and leaves a wife and several children. Besides them a host of relatives and friends deplore his death.

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