Van Horn Family Reunion, 2006, at Sun City, Barber County, Kansas Barber County, Kansas.  

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Van Horn Family Reunion

September 30, 2006 - October 1, 2006

Sun City Community Room
Sun City, Kansas

September 30th
Peace Treaty Pageant - Medicine Lodge - 2 p.m.
Informal Come & Go - Community Room & Gym - Sun City - 3 p.m. - ???
Street Dance - Medicine Lodge - 9 p.m. - midnight

October 1st
Sunday Morning Service at Sun City Baptist Church - 11 a.m.
Family Dinner & Program - Sun City - Noon
Kent & Mary Massey's 50th Anniversary Celebration

Contact Information:
Dee Dee Freeman   dfree@pld.com
Ruth Ann Edwards   Ladybug79096@valornet.com

Send payment for catered dinner ($10 per person) by August 1, 2006.

to:

Red Hunter
1826 Indian Drive
Enid, OK 73703


Kim Fowles, fowles@havilandtelco.com, is preparing a Powerpoint presentation of photos of Van Horn military veterans for presentation at the reunion. Please contact her if you have family history or photos to share before, at or after the reunion.


Back row, L-R:  Flora Crane, Artha Massey, Blanche Lott.  

Front row:  Cliff Hatfield, Dora Hatfield, Ralph Massey, Austin R. Van Horn, Ray Massey (on ARV's lap), Ella Bird Lott, Van Lott (on EBL's lap) & Tiry Lott. 

Photo from the collection of Kim Fowles.
Austin Ralph Van Horn with his daughters and grandchildren.

Back row, L-R: Flora Crane, Artha Massey, Blanche Lott. Front row: Cliff Hatfield, Dora Hatfield, Ralph Massey, Austin R. Van Horn, Ray Massey (on ARV's lap), Ella Bird Lott, Van Lott (on EBL's lap) & Tiry Lott. Photo from the collection of Kim Fowles.

"I received this photo copy years ago from one of Dora Columbia Hatfield's descendant's in Texas; however, can't recall which one. We think this photo was taken around 1894/1895, as Van Lott, the youngest in the photo was born in 1893." -- Kim Fowles.


George W. Lott home on Main Street in Sun City in 1916, Barber County, Kansas. 

All of the Van Horn sisters & their families are in the photo:  Ella Bird Van Horn Lott, Dora Columbia Van Horn Hatfield, Flora Gay Van Horn Crane & Artha Lee Van Horn Massey.

(This house is not standing today.)

Photo courtesy of Kim (Hoagland) Fowles.
George W. Lott home on Main Street in Sun City in 1916, Barber County, Kansas.
All of the Van Horn sisters & their families are in the photo:
Ella Bird (Van Horn) Lott, Dora Columbia (Van Horn) Hatfield, Flora Gay (Van Horn) Crane & Artha Lee (Van Horn) Massey.
(This house is not standing today.)
Photo & comments courtesy of Kim (Hoagland) Fowles..


Ella Bird (Van Horn) Lott & Artha Lee (Van Horn) Surber (sisters) on Ella's 80th birthday in 1940.

Photo courtesy of Ronnie Hoagland.
Ella Bird (Van Horn) Lott & Artha Lee (Van Horn) Surber
on Ella's 80th birthday in 1940.

Photo courtesy of Ronnie Hoagland..


The Lott and Massey families on Ella Lott's 80th birthday party.

Ella is sitting in the front row (light colored dress) and her sister Artha Surber is sitting beside her in the dark dress with white collar. 

Photo courtesy of Ronnie Hoagland.
The Lott and Massey families on Ella Lott's 80th birthday party.
Ella is sitting in the front row (light colored dress) and her sister Artha Surber is sitting beside her in the dark dress with white collar.
Photo courtesy of Ronnie Hoagland..


Ella (Van Horn) Lott with her  children on her 80th birthday in 1940.
 
Back row:  C. Van Lott, Laura Bernice (Lott) Hoagland.
Front row:  Tiry C. Lott, Ella B. (Van Horn) Lott, &  Lillian Blanche (Lott) Kennedy).

Photo courtesy of Ronnie Hoagland.
Ella (Van Horn) Lott with her children on her 80th birthday, 1940. Back row: C. Van Lott, Laura Bernice (Lott) Hoagland.
Front row: Tiry C. Lott, Ella B. (Van Horn) Lott, & Lillian Blanche (Lott) Kennedy).
Photo courtesy of Ronnie Hoagland..


Artha Lee (Van Horn) Massey Surber with her children:

Joseph Raymond Massey Sr., Ruby Ellen Massey, Lilian Ruth McLain, Artha Lee Surber, Ralph Nathan Massey Sr., Robert E. Lee Massey.

Photo from the collection of Kim Fowles.
Artha Lee (Van Horn) Massey Surber with her children:
Joseph Raymond Massey Sr., Ruby Ellen Massey, Lilian Ruth McLain, Artha Lee Surber, Ralph Nathan Massey Sr., Robert E. Lee Massey.
The photo is captioned in Artha's handwriting.
Photo courtesy of Kim Fowles.
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Artha Lee (Van Horn)  Surber nee Massey with her grandsons (and grandson in law) who were serving in WWII:


Back row: Nathan Massey, Mark McLain, Max McLain,
Front row: Richard Moss (Mim Massey's husband), Grandmother Artha Lee (Van Horn) Massey Surber, Joe Massey.

John Massey  (also serving in WWII)  is missing at time of picture.

Photo courtesy of Lee Massey Ives.
Artha Lee (Van Horn) Massey Surber with her grandsons (and grandson in law) who were serving in WWII:
Back row: Nathan Massey, Mark McLain, Max McLain.
Front row: Richard Moss (Mim Massey's husband), Grandmother Artha Lee (Van Horn) Massey Surber, Joe Massey.
John Massey (also serving in WWII) is missing at time of picture.
Photo courtesy of Lee Massey Ives.


Ralph Nathan Massey Jr., David Dean Massey & John Robert Massey.

Photo courtesy of Kim Fowles.
Ralph Nathan Massey Jr., David Dean Massey & John Robert Massey.
Photo courtesy of Kim Fowles.
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"Ralph's three boys left to right
P.V.T. Ralph Nathan Massey Jr age 18
A.S.N. 375 300 44
Co.D. 78th Inf. Bn
Camp Robert Calif.
David Dean Massey age 12 who like Kent is doing a man's work with a tractor cultivating, disking and plowing and other ranch work.
P.V.T. John Robert Massey, age 20
I have given his address with the picture in uniform. We haven't Ralph N's they sent him right out after he was inducted."
-- Photo caption by Artha Surber in her own handwriting about her grandsons.


Painting by Artha (Van Horn) Massey Surber of her family's home in Lost Creek, West Virginia. Painting courtesy of Brenda McLain
Painting by Artha Van Horn of her family's home in Lost Creek, West Virginia.
Painting courtesy of Brenda McLain..


Austin Ralph Van Horn
and Some of His Descendents and Relatives:

Laura Bernice (Lott) Hoagland, daughter of Ella Bird (Van Horn) Lott, granddaughter of Austin Ralph Van Horn.

Raymond Harold "Bill" Hoagland, son of Laura Bernice (Lott) Hoagland, grandson of Ella Bird (Van Horn) Lott, great grandson of Austin Ralph Van Horn.

Charles Van Lott, grandson of Austin Ralph Van Horn.

Lt. Gerald Lott, USN, son of Charles Van Lott, great-grandson of A.R. Van Horn.

George Washington Lott, husband of Ella Bird (Van Horn) Lott, son-in-law of A.R. Van Lott.

Ella Bird (Van Horn) Lott, wife of George W. Lott, daughter of A.R. Van Lott.

David Massey, son of Ralph Nathan Massey, grandson of Artha Lee (Van Horn) Massey and Joseph P. Massey, great-grandson of A.R. Van Horn.

Joe Massey, son of Ray & Gail Massey, grandson of J.P. Massey & Artha (Van Horn) Massey Surber, great-grandson of A.R. Van Horn..

Joseph Raymond "Ray" Massey, son of Artha Lee (Van Horn) Massey Surber, grandson of A.R. Van Horn.

John Robert Massey, son of Ralph Nathan Massey, grandson of Artha Lee (Van Horn) Massey and Joseph P. Massey, great-grandson of A.R. Van Horn.

Kent Meadors Massey, son of Joseph Raymond "Ray" Massey, grandson of Artha Lee (Van Horn) Massey and Joseph P. Massey, great-grandson of A.R. Van Horn.

Nate Massey, son of Ralph Nathan Massey, grandson of Artha Lee (Van Horn) Massey and Joseph P. Massey, great-grandson of A.R. Van Horn.

Ralph Nathan Massey, son of Artha Lee (Van Horn) Massey Surber, grandson of A.R. Van Horn.

Mark M. McLain, son of Marion F. McLain and Lillian Ruth (Massey) McLain, grandson of Artha (Van Horn) Massey Surber, great-grandson of A.R. Van Horn.

Max M. McLain, son of Marion F. McLain and Lillian Ruth (Massey) McLain, grandson of Artha (Van Horn) Massey Surber, great-grandson of A.R. Van Horn.

Thomas J. Murphy, husband of Ruby Massey, who was the daughter of Artha Lee (Van Horn) Massey Surberthe grand-daughter of A.R. Van Horn.

Artha Lee (Van Horn) Massey Surber, wife of Joseph Pierce Massey; daughter of A.R. Van Lott; mother of Ralph Nathan Massey, Joseph Raymond Massey, Lillian Ruth Massey, Ruby Ellen Massey and Robert E. Lee Massey.

Austin Ralph Van Horn   (Photograph with his descendants)
Surnames: Crape, Hatfield, Hoghton, Like, Lott, Massey, Owens, Van Horn.


Thanks to Kim Fowles for providing this Van Horn family reunion announcement to this web site!

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