Biography of Harry L. Horne
North Central Ohio Biographies

Harry L. Horne. As editor of the Ashland Times Gazette, Mr. Horne is widely known in newspaper circles throughout North Central Ohio. He was born at Allerton, Iowa, Dec. 2, 1901, the son of Rev. J. W. and Martha (Lincoln) Horne.

Rev. J. W. Horne was born at Glade Spring, Va., and his wife is a native of Marion, Va. He is a minister of the Methodist Episcopal Church, and has retired recently after 40 years of service. Reverend Horne served pastorates at Allerton, Iowa; Pioneer, Ohio; Harpster, Ohio; North Lewisburg, Ohio; Rushsylvania, Ohio; LaRue, Ohio; and Zanesfield, Ohio. He and his wife now reside at LaRue. Their children are: John Willard, who is vice president of the Virginia Lincoln Furniture Company, Marion, Va.; Mary Virginia, lives at Horne; Martha, lives at Horne; and Harry L., the subject of this sketch.

Harry L. Horne grew up at Allerton, Iowa, and attended the public schools, being a graduate of LaRue High School in 1919. He received the degree of Bachelor of Science in Journalism at Ohio State University in 1923, and began his newspaper career as a reporter on the Ashland Times Gazette immediately after his graduation. He later became sports and city editor, and in 1926 was appointed editor of the publication. He has been identified with this paper continuously with the exception of a short time spent on the Cleveland Plain Dealer during 1926.

On June 4, 1926, Mr. Horne was united in marriage with Miss Martha Schultz, a native of Kansas City, Mo., and a resident of Ashland at the time of her marriage. She is the daughter of L. B. and Myrta (Smilie) Schultz, natives of Missouri and Ohio, respectively. Mr. Schultz died in 1910. His widow lives at 32 West Third Street, Ashland. To Mr. and Mrs. Hone have been born two daughters, Laura Lou, born March 20, 1927, and Mary Ann, born Nov. 12, 1930.

Mr. Horne is identified with the Republican party in politics and holds membership in the Methodist Church. His wife is a Presbyterian. Mr. Horne is affiliated with the Masonic Lodge, and is a member of the Chapter and Council in Ashland. He also belongs to the Ashland Country Club, Theta Chi and Sigma Delta Chi fraternities, and has been president of the Lions Club and Ashland Chamber of Commerce.

History of North Central Ohio
Embracing Richland, Ashland, Wayne,
Medina, Lorin, Huron and Knox Counties
BY: William A. Duff
Historical Publishing Company
Topeka-Indianapolis 1931

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