Horace H. Heath
Horace H. Heath was born in Warren county, Pa., July 23,
1835. He was the fifth of a family of seven children and was the
son of Josiah and Eleanor D. Heath. When four years old his
parents moved to Summit county, Ohio. Here he grew to
manhood. In 1862, he enlisted for the defense of his country in
the 29th Ohio Volunteer Infantry. After several months service he
was discharged on account of an attack of pneumonia. After
restoration to health he again enlisted and served to the end of the
war. He had the honor of being one of the soldiers who marched
with Sherman to the sea. He took part in some of the great
battles of the war.
On March 1, 1863, he was united in marriage to Miss Elizabeth
Culbertson, of Ashland county, Ohio. In 1867 they moved to Fulton
county, Ohio, and in 1871 they came to Steuben county, Indiana, where
he has resided almost continuously since.
Three children were born to this union. One died in infancy;
two survive; viz: Mrs. Addie Heath Barnes, of near Orland and
George Heath of Orland.
Ont the 22 of February 1899, the angel of death called at their
home and claimed the wife and mother. After a period of fifteen
years he was married to Elizabeth Sowle who survives him.
Sometime during the seventies he accepted Christ as his savior and
united with the M.E. church at Carpenter’s Chapel. December 1,
1915, he transferred his membership to the M.E. church at Angola and
remained a member of the same until his demise.
He was also a member of Angola Lodge No. 236 F. & A.M.
Mr Heath was genial, happy, full of cheer and a lover of nature.
Because of age and a general breaking down of his powers he had
been failing for a good while. Three weeks ago he was compelled
to take his bed and he gradually grew worse until last Saturday about
8:30 o’clock his spirit took its flight and returned to God who gave
it. He was 83 years, 2 months and 8 days of age.
He leaves to mourn his departure the wife and children named
above, three grand children, and other relatives and friends.
Submitted By: Ian Heath