Biography of Horace F. Floyd


Floyd, Horace F., Buffalo, son of James and Sarah Henderson (Turner) Floyd, was born in Medford, Mass., November 25, 1847. He was educated in the Webster Academy, and at the age of fifteen became so eager to be a soldier that he walked from Webster, Mass., to Providence, R. I., and thence to Camp Mauran, where he enlisted as a private in Battery H, 1st Rhode Island Light Artillery. After a few months of service he was promoted to the office of battery guidon. He served his country bravely and faithfully until the close of the war and distinguished himself for bravery in several engagethents, notably the battle of Petersburg, Va., on April 2, 1865, in which he carried the guidon at the head of the battery during the entire engagement. On February 16, 1867, he enlisted in Battery F, 3d Artillery, U. S. A., and after serving three years was honorably discharged, holding the rank of first sergeant. He then came to Buffalo, where he engaged in business. On January 14, 1874, he became a member of the 74th Regiment, N. G. N. Y. His ability as a soldier, which he had gained in the war of the Rebellion and in the regular army, was at once recognized and at different times he held the offices of first sergeant. second lieutenant and first lieutenant. At the time of his death he was regimental quartermaster-sergeant. While Mr. Floyd was well known in business circles, he was best known in Buffalo as the armorer of the 74th Regiment. He was appointed to this position on April 15, 1883, and held it up to the time of his death. His administration of the armory affairs was most satisfactory and his loss was deeply regretted. He was a member of De Molay Lodge No. 240, F. & A. M., Royal Arcanum and for twenty years of Chapin Post No. 2, Department of New York, G. A. R. July 20, 1875, he married Mary M. Henning. daughter of John Michael Henning of Buffalo, and they had four children; Ida M., Lillian L. E., Marian F. and Charles William. Mr. Floyd died on January 5, 1897, honored and respected by all who knew him.

Our County and its people
A descriptive work on Erie County, New York
Edited by: Truman C. White
The Boston History Company, Publishes 1898


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