Elvin K. Horne, 78, prominent for many years in the business and political life of Haycock township. Bucks county, and father of a well-known Moravian clergyman, died in the Quakertown Community hospital Saturday. He was a resident of Applebachsville and had been a patient at the institution for about three weeks.
Among his survivors is a son, Rev Byron K. Horne, who served as pastor of Central Moravian church, Bethlehem, from 1941 to 1947 and who in February of last year assumed the presidency of Linden Hall Academy and Junior College at Lititz.
The elder Horne was a native of and resident of Haycock township his entire life. He was born June 17, 1859, the son of the late Jesse and Hannah, nee Kauffman Horne.
Mr. Horne conducted a general store in the village for many years, from which he retired only several years ago. Always interested in politics, he served as a Democratic committeeman for 35 years, as a Justice of the Peace for more than a quarter of a century and for other periods as assistant township assessor, and road supervisor.
His wife, the former Florence nee Kirkpatrick died in 1941. Survivers in addition to Rev. Horne, are these children: Russell, Union, NJ, Paul, in China, Mrs. Eva Derr, Philadelphia; Mrs. Edith Zyphers, Baltimore, MD; Mres. Esther Champaigne, Miss; three sisters, Mrs. Oswin Fluck, Mrs. Thomas Kilmer, both of Quakertown; Mrs. Paul Gavin, of Kansas, and Mrs. Roger Drissell of Washington, D.C., two brothers; Harvey, Richlandtown and Jacob, Quakertown, R.D. Six grand-children also survive.
Funeral services were conducted in the A.W. Treffinger & Son funeral home, 24 North Ambler street, on Tuesday, at 2 pm. The Rev Byron K. Horne, son of the deceased, was in charge of the services. Interment in Union cemetery.
August 11, 2013