Richard M Horton

8 Jan 1879 - 25 Jul 1943


Richard M Horton

8 Jan 1879 - 25 Jul 1943
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Richard (Dick) M. Horton was born in Greenville, Utah, the 10th of January, 1897 in a little log house just 4 miles West of Beaver, Utah. He was the youngest son of George Horton and Sarah Ann Butler Horton. His brothers and sisters were William James, John Alma, Martha Jane, Sarah Marian, Ellen Ann
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Richard M Horton


Riverside Thomas Cemetery

939-949 State Highway 39
Blackfoot, Bingham, Idaho
United States


September 16, 2013


July 21, 2013

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History and Life of Richard Miles Horton - Written by John Richard Horton

Contributor: Will Created: 1 year ago Updated: 1 year ago

Richard (Dick) M. Horton was born in Greenville, Utah, the 10th of January, 1897 in a little log house just 4 miles West of Beaver, Utah. He was the youngest son of George Horton and Sarah Ann Butler Horton. His brothers and sisters were William James, John Alma, Martha Jane, Sarah Marian, Ellen Ann, Hannah Elizabeth, and George Butler Horton. He grew up around Greenville, Utah and helped his father on his farm with cattle, horses and sheep. He went to school in Greenville and spent one year at BYU (Brigham Young Academy) in taking vocal and musical instruments. He had a very beautiful voice and was often called upon to sing. He sang at my wedding (John Richard Horton). He played a mandolin, mouth organ and guitar. The family spent many happy evenings listening to him sing and play. In around 1900, Dad and J.R. Williams, a brother-in-law, shipped two herds of sheep to the Blackfoot, Idaho, vicinity which was very sparsely settled then. He and J.R. grazed their herds on the desert West of Blackfoot. They wintered their sheep around the Big Butte and South which they called Flattop. The first winter they did good on the range but the 2nd winter a big blizzard came up and it snowed for days. Finally it quit and the snow crusted over. There was about 3 feet of snow. All the feed was covered over with snow and the sheep started to starve. My Dad and J.R. had no way to get feed to the sheep or get them out of the deep snow. Dad told me how they dragged a cedar tree to break a trail for the sheep but due to the weakness of the sheep and horses they could only make a few miles a day. The sheep were dying everywhere. When they did finally meet a sleigh loaded with hay the only had 400 head left out of 3,000 head of sheep. Many more died after they got the feed. This catastrophe broke my father and J.R. Williams. My Dad never full recovered from it until years later. During this time he met the Cameron family who were early settlers in the Thomas community, and met Mary Penninah Cameron. In the year 1905, April 8th, he married her. To this union were born 5 boys and 2 girls. Just after getting married he homesteaded 40 acres just South of Thomas. He worked one year in the State Hospital South while getting the farm started. This plaace was where most of the Horton children were born and raised. Most of the children were delivered by a midwife, a lady called Mrs. Crawford. These were hard times raising a family grubbing sage brush, cleaning and clearing the land and raising enough to live on. There was no place to sell milk. They had to separate the cream from the milk, churn the butter and then try to sell it. Dad was a man with an easy disposition. There were few times that I ever saw him angry. He loved to hunt and fish. We spent many happy times together. He taught the right things and many times he would give out his last fifty cents for us to go to a dance. He was staunch in his belief in the church although he was never very active. Many times you would see him kneeling down at his bed and saying prayer before going to bed. When anyone in the family was sick or hurt they soon got the Elders to administer to them. Both Mother and Dad had great faith in the Divine healing which was exercised a great many times in their home. Dad was plagued with debt all of his life because of the sheep dying from the blizzard and because of the farm. He never got it paid off until about a year before he died. He and Mother never had a period where they could relax and enjoy themselves. They sent the kids to High School and made many sacrifices at a time when there was very little money. As I look back and see the horse and buggy days and going to the river to fish and staying over night were some of the my happiest times with Dad. The first car Dad got was and Overland. We took it out near the Big Buttes one spring when I was just a small boy. Unfortunately, Dad knocked a hole in the oil pan and all of the oil came out. Uncle Bert Cameron had to walk about 10 miles to a dry farm where he borrowed two horses and a buggy to pull us in. We got home the next morning about 8:00 am. These and many more incidents which happened to us as sons and daughters helped us appreciate their Dad that we will never forget. As we grew up and got married we learned to appreciate our parents more for what they tried to do for us. In 1924 or near there, Dad went back down to Circleville, Utah, and worked for his brother with his sheep due to hard times. Mother and the rest of the family stayed at Thomas, Idaho, which was a great sacrifice on his and Mother's part being away from each other so long. He was a medium sized man with bright blue eyes and he said he was baldheaded from the time he was three years old. He farmed all of his life until about a year before he died when he sold the farm and went to Rockford School as custodian and sold life insurance on the side. He was at the Rockford School when he had a heart attack and His heart seemed to be getting alright then his heart began beating so slow that a blood clot formed in one of his legs. The only thing that medicine could do then was to amputate his leg to save his life. His heart was too weak for this operation and he would not permit them to take it off. His leg turned black. They kept it packed in ice. He slowly died by inches and went through a lot of suffering. On July 25, 1943 he passed away leaving a family who thought a lot of their dear Dad. I, John R. Horton, write this history as I knew it myself. Maybe some of the other parts of the family could add more but I write this history of my Dad so that my posterity might know in part what kind of a man he was and how much I loved him. He was buried in Riverside, Thomas Cemetery 6 miles West of Blackfoot, Bingham, Idaho.

Richard Miles Horton

Contributor: Will Created: 1 year ago Updated: 1 year ago

The things I knew about my grandfather was that he died of a clot to the leg. The doctor want to amputate it but he wouldn't let them and the consequence was gangrene in his leg. He hadapainful death. My sisters who knew him said

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Richard M Horton was born on 8 Jan 1879
Richard M Horton was 8 years old when Buffalo Bill Cody's Wild West Show opens in London. William Frederick "Buffalo Bill" Cody was an American scout, bison hunter, and showman. He was born in Le Claire, Iowa Territory, but he lived for several years in his father's hometown in Toronto Township, Ontario, Canada, before the family returned to the Midwest and settled in the Kansas Territory.
Richard M Horton was 16 years old when Mahatma Gandhi forms the Natal Indian Congress (NIC) in order to fight discrimination against Indian traders in Natal. Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi was an Indian activist who was the leader of the Indian independence movement against British rule. Employing nonviolent civil disobedience, Gandhi led India to independence and inspired movements for civil rights and freedom across the world. The honorific Mahātmā – applied to him first in 1914 in South Africa – is now used worldwide. In India, he is also called Bapu and Gandhi ji, and known as the Father of the Nation.
Richard M Horton was 30 years old when Ford puts the Model T car on the market at a price of US$825. Ford Motor Company is an American multinational automaker headquartered in Dearborn, Michigan, a suburb of Detroit. It was founded by Henry Ford and incorporated on June 16, 1903. The company sells automobiles and commercial vehicles under the Ford brand and most luxury cars under the Lincoln brand. Ford also owns Brazilian SUV manufacturer Troller, an 8% stake in Aston Martin of the United Kingdom, and a 49% stake in Jiangling Motors of China. It also has joint-ventures in China, Taiwan, Thailand, Turkey, and Russia. The company is listed on the New York Stock Exchange and is controlled by the Ford family; they have minority ownership but the majority of the voting power.
Richard M Horton was 33 years old when The British passenger liner RMS Titanic sinks in the North Atlantic at 2:20 a.m., two hours and forty minutes after hitting an iceberg. Only 710 of 2,227 passengers and crew on board survive. RMS Titanic was a British passenger liner that sank in the North Atlantic Ocean in the early hours of 15 April 1912, after colliding with an iceberg during its maiden voyage from Southampton to New York City. There were an estimated 2,224 passengers and crew aboard, and more than 1,500 died, making it one of the deadliest commercial peacetime maritime disasters in modern history. RMS Titanic was the largest ship afloat at the time it entered service and was the second of three Olympic-class ocean liners operated by the White Star Line. It was built by the Harland and Wolff shipyard in Belfast. Thomas Andrews, her architect, died in the disaster.
Richard M Horton was 51 years old when Babe Ruth becomes the first baseball player to hit 500 home runs in his career with a home run at League Park in Cleveland, Ohio. George Herman "Babe" Ruth Jr. was an American professional baseball player whose career in Major League Baseball (MLB) spanned 22 seasons, from 1914 through 1935. Nicknamed "The Bambino" and "The Sultan of Swat", he began his MLB career as a stellar left-handed pitcher for the Boston Red Sox, but achieved his greatest fame as a slugging outfielder for the New York Yankees. Ruth established many MLB batting records, including career home runs (714), runs batted in (RBIs) (2,213), bases on balls (2,062), slugging percentage (.690), and on-base plus slugging (OPS) (1.164); the latter two still stand as of 2018. Ruth is regarded as one of the greatest sports heroes in American culture and is considered by many to be the greatest baseball player of all time. In 1936, Ruth was elected into the Baseball Hall of Fame as one of its "first five" inaugural members.
Richard M Horton was 61 years old when World War II: Nazi Germany and Slovakia invade Poland, beginning the European phase of World War II. World War II, also known as the Second World War, was a global war that lasted from 1939 to 1945, although conflicts reflecting the ideological clash between what would become the Allied and Axis blocs began earlier. The vast majority of the world's countries—including all of the great powers—eventually formed two opposing military alliances: the Allies and the Axis. It was the most global war in history; it directly involved more than 100 million people from over 30 countries. In a state of total war, the major participants threw their entire economic, industrial, and scientific capabilities behind the war effort, blurring the distinction between civilian and military resources. World War II was the deadliest conflict in human history, marked by 50 to 85 million fatalities, most of whom were civilians in the Soviet Union and China. It included massacres, the genocide of the Holocaust, strategic bombing, premeditated death from starvation and disease and the only use of nuclear weapons in war.
Richard M Horton died on 25 Jul 1943 at the age of 64
Grave record for Richard M Horton (8 Jan 1879 - 25 Jul 1943), BillionGraves Record 5155254 Blackfoot, Bingham, Idaho, United States