Charles D Horner

Kentucky Post, August 17, 1905 page 5

Russell Chosen-He Will Succeed Chas. Horner as Principal of Colored School

At a special meeting of the Newport Board of Education, held last night, Francis Russell was elected principal of the Southgate colored school, to succeed Charles D Horner, who was dropped from the list of teachers.  The former principal's son, Charles Horner Jr. was elected janitor of the school.  Miss Seary, teacher in the white schools was to advance to the eighth grade.

The board ignored the protests of some of the teachers and adopted the recommendation of the committee on hygiene that oil be used on the floors of the school buildings as heretofore.  Some of the teachers complained that the oil soiled their dresses.  Contracts for various supplies were awarded.

Kentucky Times Star, September 12, 1905 page 11

Man Drowned When Flatboat Capsized on Flooded Street
Physician in Critical Condition as Result of Struggle in Water
Newport Accident
George Wooding, Who had Perished Had Been Shot Several Months Ago

The first death, caused by the flood in Newport, occurred Tuesday morning at 3 o'clock.  George Wooding, colored, after a desperate struggle, was drowned at Fourth and Isabella streets.  Dr. Charles E Horner, colored physician, is in critical condition from the effects of a long struggle in the water, while attempting to rescue the drowning man.

The doctor had been called to visit a patient and was being rowed in a flat boat by Wooding to his home at 318 West Fourth street.  When nearing the deepest point in the flooded district, Fourth and Isabella, the boat overturned.  Rueben Berry heard cries for help and he hastened to the shore and notified police headquarters.  Officer Fuller and Scheben with Berry and Reuben Norton rowed to the scene and found Dr. Horner almost exhausted from the intense cold and his long struggle in the water.

He was removed to the Newport police headquarters where at noon Tuesday he was still unconscious.  The body of Wooding was found.  Wooding resided with his family on the Covert Run pike, near Newport.  He was employed by Harry C Spinks.  Coroner M Higgins viewed the body,

Several months ago Wooding was shot by an Indian named Lone Star.  The latter following a trial in the Circuit court was sentenced to the penitentiary and while being taken to the depot of Deputy Sheriff Jule Plummer, the latter was fatally injured in a collision with a street car at Fourth and Madison avenue, Covington.


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