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CAMBRIA COUNTY, PA
Probably May/June 1922
GERALD HORNER, WHO WAS KILLED
IN ACTION, RISES IN GRANDVIEW.
A marble statue of Private Gerald Horner, killed overseas on August 9, 1918, which has been placed over his grace in Grandview Cemetery, has attracted great numbers of people to the spot. The statue was erected about the first week in May, and cemetery attendants estimated that since that time over a thousand people have inquired their way to the grave.
Mrs. Elda Sann, of 924 Lemon street, Dale Borough, sister of the deceased soldier, ordered the statue, which was made in Italy, the sculptor using a photograph as a model for his work. The likeness of the statue to Private Horner has been commented upon by many of the people who knew him.
The statue is made of Corio marble, and is spotless white. It is located in the recently added part of the cemetery and it is visible from a great distance. It is the work of a skilled sculptor, and a wonderful piece of art.
Gerald Horner was the son of Nathaniel and Mary Horner, both deceased. He was born December 27, 1895 and he was 23 years old when he was killed. He was drafted into the army February 26, 1918, was sent to Camp Lee, and later transferred to Camp Hancock and Camp Upton before he sailed overseas on May 5, 1918, with Company I, 111th Infantry, which was known as the "Keystone Division." He was in seven battles before he was struck by a six-inch shell at Fismes. Several others were killed by the same shell, and a number wounded. Private Horner was rushed to the hospital, but he died about 20 minutes after he was struck. He was the first Dale boy reported killed in action.
Besides Mrs. Elda Sann, who had the statue erected, Private Horner is survived by another sister, Mrs. Minnie Penrod, of 918 Lemon street, and two brothers Irvin Horner, of Prospect, and Webster Horner, of Conemaugh.
[NOTE: This article included a photo of the statue. This statue can be viewed in the Grandview Cemetery webpages.]
Abt. Jan 1922
"Mother" Horner, of Wilmore
Guest of Honor at Banquet on
Her 85th Birthday
A very enjoyable birthday dinner in honor of the 85th anniversary of Mrs. Eva Horner of Wilmore, known to all her friends and relatives as "Mother" Horner was given at the home of her son-in-law and daughter, Mr. and Mrs. J. Fred Loutsenhiser, of South Fork, Sunday, Jan. 8.
Mother Horner was born in Hassenbaumstadt, Germany, in 1837, and came to American in 1853, staying for six months in New Brunswick, N.J. Coming to Wilmore, she visited Mr. and Mrs. Val Maltzey there for a time, finally proceeding to Pittsburgh, where she met and married Joseph Horner.
Mr. and Mrs. Horner came to Wilmore from Pittsburgh and went into the hotel business at the close of the civil war. After Mr. Horner's death, which occurred in 1892, Mother Horner continued operating the Mountainhouse. For years that hostlery has been known all over this region for its fine cooking and generous menu.
The passing years have rested lightly upon Mother Horner and, at her anniversary, she was at her best.
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