Zophar P. Horton, Co. F, 8th Pennsylvania Reserves

The Bedford Gazette, Bedford, Pennsylvania, Friday, October 22, 1909; Fulton County News (McConnelsburg, PA), October 21 1909, pg. 1.

Zophar P. Horton died on October 11 at his home in Everett after a long illness, aged 67 years, five months and 29 days. He was born at Hopewell and at the outbreak of the Civil War enlisted in Co. F, 8th Regt. P. R. V. C., later serving in the 191st Regt. He was a member of the M. E. Church and was a highly respected citizen. His wife, who was Miss Mary Sharrer, and these children survive: Emory, Nash and Chester, at home; Mrs. W. R. Anderson of Six Mile Run, Frank of Johnstown, Mrs. May Cornelius, Howard, Clarence and Wilbur, of New Jersey. Interment was made at Everett on October 13, Rev. J. S. Souser conducting the services.


ZOPHAR P. HORTON. Zophar Pasco Horton, an old and well known resident of Everett, died at his home Monday afternoon, 11th inst., of apoplexy, aged 67 years, 5 months, and 29 days. Deceased had a sunstroke several years ago and suffered much from its effects. On Friday preceding his death, he was stricken with apoplexy and at once became unconscious and quite helpless, in which condition he continued untill his death. Mr. Horton was born in Hopewell, April 12, 1842. When he attained the age of 19 years, the Civil War began and he at once enlisted in Company F, Eighth Regiment, Pennsylvania Reserves. After serving his time of enlistment re reinlisted [sic] in the 191st Regiment, Pennsylvania Volunteers, and served until the close of the war, his entire service being four years and three months. On October 10, 1865, Mr. Horton was married to Miss Mary M. Sharrar, of Wells Tannery. A Few years afterwards they removed to Everett and resided there seven years. Eight years ago the family moved back to Everett, as Mr. Horton could no longer endure the hard work necessary on a farm, and they have since resided there. Mr. Horton was a faithful member of the Methodist Episcopal church, and was a devout Christian and a good citizen. He was a member of Lieut. Josiah Baughman Post, No. 131, G. A. R.

He is survived by his wife and nine children, as follows: Frank of Johnstown; Wilbur, of New York City; Howard, Clarence and Mrs. May Cornelius, of Pompton, Lakes, New Jersey; Mrs. W. R. Anderson, of Six Mile Run, and Emory, Nash and Chester a [sic] home. This is the first death that has darkened this household. There also survives him three brothers: Milton M., of Shippensburg; James B., of Wells Tannery; Alfred C., of Everett, and four sisters: Mrs. Elizabeth Cornelius, of Huntingdon; Mrs. Simon Hinish, of Coalmont, Mrs. Mary Lockard and Mrs. Ruth Edwards, of New Grenada, this county.

The funeral was held on Wednesday afternoon with services in the Barndollar First Methodist Episcopal church, conducted by Rev. John S. Souser, of Huntingdon.

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