Mary Ellen Hornor

Sketch of 19th Century Bride and Groom
Sketch of 19th Century Bride and Groom


Special Correspondences of the Register

Wheeling Sunday register, July 12, 1891


On Wednesday, at Lumberport, Mr. Russell Hornor was married to Mrs. Ella Hornor. The wedding took place at the residence of ex-Sheriff J. D. Hornor. The REGISTER extends congratulations.


The Clarksburg telegram. August 18, 1893, Pg 7

Mary Ellen Hornor was laid to sleep until He calleth his beloved home, in the I. O. O. F. Cemetery at 8 p. m. last Sunday. She was the daughter of William and Hannah Hood, and was born in Monongalia county, Dec. 18, 1848. She was married to Frederick M. Hornor Dec. 18, 1878.

Sketch of 19th Century Mourners to illustrate the grief in losing Mary Ellen Hornor to death
Sketch of 19th Century Mourners

To them were born two children one of whom died when quite young, the other Lynn S., a young man, is now teller in the Traders National Bank of this city. Mrs. Hornor was married to Russell S. Hornor, July 9, 1891.

Her death was the result of cancer, which had made her an invalid for many months. Mary Ellen was a noble woman to whom home was the sweetest place on earth. For twenty years she had been a member of the Episcopal church and was ready for the death angel. A life of virtue and well-doing prepared her for the great end.

The flowers will bloom and the birds sing above her and nature will garland her last resting place with the “beauties the changing seasons know.” Yet no birdling’s song, no flower’s perfumed breath will be purer or sweeter than were the emanations of her soul. Dr. Douglas F. Forrest, of Christ Church, conducted the funeral services at the Hornor residence on Pike street.

The funeral was very largely attended by relatives and friends.

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