James Horn, a well known and
highly esteemed resident of the Township of Woodhouse, passed peacefully
away on Sunday, 7 Mar 1920, after an illness of only eight days.
Deceased was born near Huntley,
Aberdeenshire, Scotland, on 9 May 1833. He landed in Canada after an
ocean voyage of four weeks with his parents, when he was 21 years old.
He lived in Doan's Hollow for a
time, then went to Vittoria, thence to his farm at Marburg, where he
resided for the past 49 years.
He took a [keen] interest in the
affairs of the community, serving for three years as councillor. All who
came in contact with him found him conscientious and frank in his
He was a member of the Port
Dover Presbyterian Church and in politics was a supporter of the
Mr. Horn married Mary Ann
Mitchell of Walsh, who survives; also two sons,
J. Thos., William R., and one daughter,
Mary J., all at home.
The funeral service was held at
his late residence on Wednesday, 10 Mar 1920, by his pastor, the Rev. J.
Robertson, interment being made in the Port Dover Cemetery.