Margaret Leah Horn1

F, (4 November 1905 - 6 May 1996)
     Margaret Leah Horn was born on 4 November 1905.1 She was the daughter of Clarence Theron Horn and Ida Rae Sholder. Margaret Leah Horn married Joseph A. Bennett, son of George Washington Bennett and Loretta Carrie Casselberry, in 1926. Margaret Leah Horn died on 6 May 1996 at age 90 years, 6 months and 2 days.1
     She appeared on the census of 3 January 1920 in the household of Richard Turner and Ida Rae Sholder at Sandusky, Erie County, Ohio. She was widowed at age 70 by the death of Joseph on 23 July 1976.2,3,4 As of 1990, Margaret Leah Horn lived at 40 Jeanette Drive, Boardman, Ohio. Her obituary was published on 7 May 1996 in the The Youngstown Vindicator, printed in Youngstown, Mahoning County, Ohio. Her obituary stated:

     YOUNGSTOWN - Services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday in Pleasant Grove Presbyterian Church for Mrs. Margaret L. Bennett, 90, of Assumption Nursing Home, formerly of Jeannette Drive, who died Monday morning in Northside Medical Center.

     Mrs. Bennett was born Nov. 4, 1906, in Williamsport, Pa., a daughter of Clarence and Ida Mae [Rae] Sholder Horn, and came to the area in 1925. She was a homemaker.

     She was a member of the church and its Fidelis Circle and Women's Association and was a former member of Foster Memorial Presbyterian Church. She was a member and president of Clio Club of Youngstown and Kent State Mothers Club, and was a member of Kiwana Queens and Antique Study Club of Youngstown.

     Her husband, Joseph A. whom she married in 1926, died in July 1976.

     She leaves a daughter, Ms. Betty Bennett of Schenectady, N.Y; two sons, J. Richard and Donald, both of Youngstown; a sister, Mrs. Sarah Fink of Poland; three grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

     Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Davidson-Becker Funeral Home, Struthers, and one hour before the service Thursday in the church. Contributions may be made to the YMCA.
According to the Social Security Administrations Death Index Margaret's last known residence was Youngstown, Mahoning County, Ohio.1

Children of Margaret Leah Horn and Joseph A. Bennett

Last Edited=2 Oct 2020


  1. [S151] Social Security Death Index, RootsWeb online, at (Baltimore, Maryland: U.S. Social Security Administration, January 2004 update). The SSDI component of RootsWeb online is drawn from the Social Security Death Benefits Index of the U.S. Social Security Administration. MARGARET BENNETT, birth listed as 04 Nov 1905, died listed as 06 May 1996 (P), issued in the State of Ohio. Last residence Youngstown, Mahoning, OH, last benefit (none specified). Accessed 25 Apr 2004.
  2. [S772] Joseph A. Bennett, death certificate no. 177802 (1976), Ohio Department of Health; Mahoning County General Health District, 50 Westchester Drive, Youngstown, Ohio. Hereinafter cited as Joseph A. Bennet, State of Ohio death certificate, no. 177802.
  3. [S151] SSDI, RootsWeb online. (JOSEPH BENNETT, birth listed as 04 Jun 1906, died listed as Jul 1976, issued in the State of Ohio. Last residence Youngstown, Mahoning, OH, last benefit (none specified). Accessed 5 Mar 2004.).
  4. [S205] Ann M. (Bennett) Chapman, "Family Group Sheets (George Washington Bennett and Loretta Carrie Casselberry)," supplied 1995.