Lynn Sedwick Hornor


Evening Star, September 24, 1933 Page B-2

Representative Hornor of West Virginia is Victim of Heart Disease.

Photograph of Congressman Lynn Sedwick Hornor

Representative Lynn S. Hornor of West Virginia, member of the House District Committee, and one of the sponsors of the local insurance bill now passing in Congress, died shortly after 4 p.m. yesterday at the home of his brother-in-law, Col. Henry Jewett, on the Army War College Reservation.

His widow, the former Emma Norris Hume, daughter of pioneer Washington family, was with him when he died. Representative Hornor, who was 57, had been confined by a heart ailment to his bed in Col. Jewett’s home for nearly three months.

Shortly after the close of last year’s campaign, Mr. Hornor was stricken ill, but recovered sufficiently last Spring to come to Washington from his home at Clarksburg, W. Va., and attend a few sessions of the House.

Mr. Hornor had been particularly interested in the new insurance code for the District, which has been pending for several sessions. Prior to the present session of Congress, he served as Chairman of the Police and Fire Subcommittee of the House District Committee.

Washington D.C.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. tomorrow from the Christ Episcopal Church at Clarksburg, with the pastor Rev. J. T. Carter, officiating. Interment will be in Clarksburg, Mr. Hornor’s native city.


Mr. Hornor, son of the late Frederick Mortimer Hornor and Ella Hood of Clarksburg, was a graduate of Clarksburg High School. For many years he was engaged in the production of natural gas in West Virginia. He was elected to Congress from the third West Virginia district in 1930 and reelected in 1932. He never held any other political office.

Mr. Hornor, a Democrat, was a member of the Census and the Mines and Mining Committees of the present session. He was a member of the University Club here, a past exhalted ruler of the Elks Club at Clarksburg and a member of the Sons of the American Revolution and the Clarksburg Country Club. Mr. Hornor also belonged to the Masonic Order.

He married the former Miss Hume here in 1910. The couple had no children. During most of their stay in Washington, Mr. and Mrs. Hornor made their home at 1235 Massachusetts avenue.


Evening Star., September 24, 1933


HORNOR, LYNN S. On Saturday, September 23, 1933, Congressman LYNN S. HORNOR of West Virginia, beloved husband of Emma Hume Hornor of Clarksburg, W. Va. Remains resting at the funeral home of Almus R. Speare, 1623 Conn. Ave. Interment Clarksburg, W. Va.


Evening Star., September 25, 1933, Page A-9

Representatives J. L. Smith and Jennings Randolph and Senators Hatfield and Neely, all of West Virginia, were named to represent Congress at the funeral services today of Representative Lynn S. Hornor, Clarksburg, W. Va., who died here Saturday. The body, accompanied by Mrs. Hornor, left here yesterday for Clarksburg.

Representative Hornor was visiting at the home of his brother-in-law, Col. Henry Jewett, Army War College, when stricken.

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