Monday, March 24, 2014

Z. A. Hornaday.

Z. A. Hornaday.

Birth: 1832.
Death: 1894.

Wife: Rebecca Hornaday, 1842-1910.

Burial: Evergreen Cemetery, Fort Scott, Bourbon County, Kansas.

Note. Pictures publish date 1878, push to enlarge.

Z. A. HORNADAY, farmer, Section 16, native of Washington County, Ind.; born near Old Salem in 1832, 2d March. He was engaged in farming there until his health compelled him to abandon it, then going into the mercantile line, he followed it until he opened in the hotel business, and in 1876 came West to the State of Kansas.

While in Indiana, at the beginning of the war, he had organized a military company, but his mother's sickness "which was her last," called him to her side, so he gave up the company. On leaving the State of Indiana, he traded his land there for the farm he now occupies, taking just one section, or 640 acres, in Bourbon County, which is well known as the "Pleasant Valley Farm," which he farms and uses as a cattle ranch, handling 150 to 200 head of cattle yearly, and fine wheat and corn crops on the cultivated land, having also in reserve some eighty acres of fine timber.

Mr. Hornaday, in 1865, married Miss Jones. They have a family of four children, two girls and two boys. He is President of the Bourbon County Fair Association, and has been a Mason since 1863, having the degree of Scottish Knights. In 1880, he was elected County Commissioner.

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