Person:Mary Randall (58)

  1. Mary Randall1838 - 1930
m. 25 Dec 1855
  1. George Burdette Van Horn1858 - 1931
Facts and Events
Name Mary Randall
Gender Female
Birth[1] 23 Jul 1838 Trivoli, Peoria, Illinois, United States
Marriage 25 Dec 1855 to Peter Smith Van Horn
Death[1] 27 Feb 1930 Nortonville, Jefferson, Kansas, United States
  1. 1.0 1.1 The Sabbath Recorder
    108:11:351, March 17, 1930.

    Mary Randall Van Horn, daughter of Jesse and Minerva Randall, was born at Trivola, Ill., July 23, 1838, and died at the home of her son George Van Horn, Nortonville, Kan., February 27, 1930, in the ninety-second year of her age.
    Mrs. Van Horn had been in slowly failing health for some months, and about seven weeks ago she fell in the home, injuring her hip, so that she never walked again. From that time her vitality steadily failed until her quiet passing on, apparently without suffering, after lying unconscious several days.
    She lived the early years of her life in her birthplace, Trivola, Ill. When she was seventeen years old she was married to Peter Smith Van Horn at Farmington, Ill., on December 25, 1855. Her husband preceded her in death in 1909.
    Mr. and Mrs. Van Horn made their home at Welton, Iowa, until 1877, when they removed to Garwin in the same state, where they lived until the death of Mr. Van Horn. Since then Mrs. Van Horn has lived alternately with her two sons, George and Lawson Van Horn.
    Both Mr. and Mrs. Van Horn were first members of the Welton Seventh Day Baptist Church, and later of the church at Garwin, Iowa.
    She is survived by two sons, George Van Horn, Nortonville, and William Lawson Van Horn of Beloit, Kan., also an adopted daughter, Nettie, who is now Mrs. H. L. Van Horn of Garwin, Iowa. One son, Lewis, is not living.
    Mrs. Van Horn is also survived by fifteen grandchildren, and thirty-two great-grandchildren, some of whom are grown. The grandchildren are: F. Shirley Van Horn, Matheson, Col.; Erwin B. Van Horn, Clinton, Okla.; Mrs. Essie Kenyon, Nortonville; Jesse A. Van Horn, Nortonville; Mrs. Laura Benner, Denver; Nellie Van Horn, Nortonville; Earl E. Van Horn, Nortonville; Mrs. Edna L. Stillman, Pratt, Kan.; Mrs. Hazel J. Kaufman, Kansas City, Mo.; Mrs. Cora Hurley, Mrs. Belle Lippincott, Mrs. Inez Lippincott, George Van Horn, and Frank Van Horn, all of Milton, Wis.; and Oral Van Horn and Alvin Van Horn, of Garwin, Iowa.
    Mrs. Van Horn had claim to distinction for her unusual length of life. To the very end her faith in her Savior was secure. The mother of so large a family of useful and good people deserves to be counted among the revered of earth.
    Funeral services were held from the home of her son George Van Horn, in Nortonville, Kan., on March 1, 1930, the pastor officiating. Interment was made in the Nortonville cemetery. S. D. O.