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Obituaries: Nancy Della (Lindsey) Horton, December 1930: Wainwright, Alberta, Canada

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"The Cleburne News"

Heflin, Cleburne Co., Alabama

NEWSPAPER Issue of Thursday, DECEMBER 18, 1930


From "The Viking, Alberta News", the sad news comes of the death of Mrs. 

J. L. Horton at the home of her daughter in the Canadian town. Mr. and Mrs. 

Horton moved to Canada in 1907 from Texas, going from Cleburne county to the 

Lone Star state. Mr. Horton is a brother of Mrs. A. D. Harper and Mrs. J. R. 

Barker. Before her marriage she was Miss Nancy Della Lindsey, sister of Dr. 

J. M. Lindsey of Ranburne and Dr. W. H. Lindsey of Fitzgerald, Ga.


"The Cleburne News"

Heflin, Cleburne Co., Alabama

NEWSPAPER Issue of Thursday, April 30, 1925


Mr. Leonard Horton gives News readers an interesting letter this week

Wainwright, Alberta, Canada

April 19th, 1925

The Cleburne News;  Dear Editor;

If you will allow me a little space in your paper I will write a few lines as 

I was raised a few miles from Edwardsville.  I left that part of the country 

in 1893 and went to Texas and from there moved to Oklahoma and then to this 

country in 1906.  This has been the coldest winter since I came to Canada. 

Snow lay on the ground for 7 months; it is all gone now except some drifts an 

the old earth sure looks good after seeing snow for so long.  Farming will soon 

be in full swing as the frost is about all out of the ground.  

The first editor I ever saw was Rich Dodson; he used to farm just across the 

old rail fence from my father's farm, A.M. Horton.  I was a small boy at that 

time but I will never forget how he looked.  

The first school I attended was Harmony Grove, above Edwardsville, with Lewis 

Coffey as teacher, and I read in The News that there are many of my 

schoolmates there in good old Cleburne yet.

I live here on a river called Battle River; the ice was "only" four feet thick 

this winter as there was so much snow on top of the ice.  The ice broke up a 

few days ago and there sure ws some ramming and jamming when the ice floated 

off down the river, and when the snow went, the river banks were filled with 

water covering the ice, and when he ice gave way and came to the surface it 

was a pretty sight to look upon.  It was so cold here this winter I don't k 

now if there is any bottom in the thermometer or not.

It made me feel sad to read of the death of "Uncle" Sim King.  I will close 

these few lines and if they miss the waste basket I will do better the next 

time and tell about the big game there is to hunt here, and how may coyotes I 

have killed and all about my fine coyote hounds which will make some of those 

old opposum hunters in Cleburne want to come to Canada.  I can mention some of 

the old opposum hunters back there, among them being Alex Harper for one.  The 

last hunt I took back there I will never forget.  I and Davero Burgess were 

together; he was teaching school at Muscadine and went home with me from 

school one afternoon and we arose about 4 o'clock the next morning and went 

down in the corn field and the hounds soon "hit" a coon trail, but they did 

not follow it far until they "treed"  three coons up one tree.  With best 

regards to my good old friends in Cleburne.  Yours truly,  Leonard Horton.


"The Cleburne News"

Heflin, Cleburne Co., Alabama

NEWSPAPER issue of Thursday, February 25, 1926


To Editor of Cleburne News,

I will write you a few lines.  We have had the finest winter here in Canada 

than has ever been from all accounts. I guess about 35 below zero is the 

coldest it has been all this winter. There is one thing about this country, 

you never get mud on your shoes in winter.  The ice on the rivers and lakes is 

only about two feet thick this winter.

I have had a great time hunting this winter, and have captured 32 wolves and 

have about one more month in which to hunt, as this is just about as long as 

the fur will be good.  

A few days ago my wife and I went to Edmonton with a bunch of furs. We had a 

phone in the room at the hotel where we stopped from where I called many of 

the fur dealers in the city to my room to bid on the furs, and it certainly 

was some pastime for my wife to see and hear these folks bidding against each 


I have three fine wolf hounds which I have run with all kinds of other hounds 

but have never had them beaten yet. My best catch this winter was four wolves 

one afternoon and after all the running and fighting my hounds were "rairing" 

and ready to go.

I have a cage or box on the front of my bob-sleigh in which I carry my dogs 

and when I spy Mr. Wolf all I have to do is to pull a rope and the door swings 

open and the race is on!

This winter has been so fine I have had my out (?) with me on quite a few 

hunting trips and I believe she likes the sport almost as well as I do.  When 

the hounds are after the wolves she doesn't like for me to drive so reckless 

and fast.

When I receive the Cleburne News and start reading it I see to many names of 

people that I grew up with, it sure makes me think of my childhood days, and 

can hardly realize that I am 57 years old. I see names of men in the paper 

that I considered were old people when I was only a little boy and could 

mention quite a few, among being Uncle W.K. Owen and others.  I guess I had 

better ring off for this time and will write again.  Yours truly,  Leonard 

Horton, Wainwright, Alberta, Canada

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