Elmer L Horner (1925 - 2014)

Elmer L Horner
1925 - 2014
updated February 06, 2019
Elmer L Horner, father to 3 children, was born on February 20, 1925. He was born to William and Savilla (Croyle) Horner, with siblings Elsie, Sadie, Dorothy, Louise, Harry, Ira, Dave, and Ellen. He married Betty Johnson. He had Roger L. Horner with an unlisted partner. He had Randy L. Horner with an unlisted partner. He had Roxanne E. (Horner) Resh with an unknown spouse. Elmer died on May 14, 2014 at age 89. We know that Elmer L Horner had been residing in Somerset County, Pennsylvania United States.
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Elmer L Horner
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Somerset County, Pennsylvania United States
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at Thomas Mennonite Cemetery, 112 Swank Rd. , in Holsopple, Pennsylvania 15935
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Military serial#: 33763498
Enlisted: July 26, 1943 in Altoona Pennsylvania
Military branch: No Branch Assignment
Rank: Private, Selectees (enlisted Men)
Terms of enlistment: Enlistment For The Duration Of The War Or Other Emergency, Plus Six Months, Subject To The Discretion Of The President Or Otherwise According To Law

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HORNER – Elmer L., 89, Somerset Pike, Hollsopple, died May 14, 2014, at Cambria Care Center, Ebensburg. Born Feb. 20, 1925, in Jenner Township, Somerset County, son of William and Savilla (Croyle) Horner. Preceded in death by parents; son, Randy L., on Aug. 18, 1981; infant twin sisters, Elsie and Sadie; sisters, Dorothy Eppley and Louise Sturtz; and brothers, Harry, Ira “Smokey” and Dave. Survived by wife of 67 years, the former Betty Jane Johnson; son, Roger L., married to Frances Ryniak, Clyde; daughter, Roxanne E., married to Toby Resh, Thomasdale; nine grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; one great-great-granddaughter; former daughter-in-law, Lisa (Lamb) Albright; sister, Ellen Wolford, Laurel View Village; brother, Robert, married to Nancy Blough, Conemaugh Township; and numerous other relatives. A 1943 graduate of Conemaugh Township Area High School, Davidsville. Proud Army Air Corps veteran of World War II, having served in the Pacific Theater as an assistant engineer and left-side gunner on a B-29. Elmer’s crew flew cover for the Enola Gay, when the first atomic bomb was dropped on Hiroshima on Aug. 6, 1945. His B-29 also flew cover over Tokyo Bay while the surrender documents were being signed on the USS Missouri. Member of Laurel Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church, Jennerstown. Retired truck driver for Boswell Lumber Co. He was an avid gardener and hunter and greatly enjoyed the many family gatherings. Viewing will be held from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Friday at Hoffman Funeral Home and Cremation Services, 409 Main St., Boswell. Viewing also will be held from 10 a.m. until time of service at 11 a.m. Saturday at Laurel Trinity Church, Pastor Traci Bowman, officiating. Interment, Thomas Mennonite Cemetery, with graveside military rites in charge of Somerset County Honor Guard. Memorials to American Cancer Society, 1004 N. Juniata St., Hollidaysburg, Pa. 16648, would be appreciated. To express condolences, make a donation, light a candle or order flowers, visit HoffmanFuneralHomes.com.

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In 1925, in the year that Elmer L Horner was born, in July, the Scopes Trial - often called the Scopes Monkey Trial - took place, prosecuting a substitute teacher for teaching evolution in school. Tennessee had enacted a law that said it was "unlawful to teach human evolution in any state-funded school". William Jennings Bryan headed the prosecution and Clarence Darrow headed the defense. The teacher was found guilty and fined $100. An appeal to the Supreme Court of Tennessee upheld the law but overturned the guilty verdict.

In 1933, at the age of merely 8 years old, Elmer was alive when the day after being inaugurated, the new President, Franklin Roosevelt, declared a four-day bank holiday to stop people from withdrawing their money from shaky banks (the bank run). Within 5 days of his administration, the Emergency Banking Act was passed - reorganizing banks and closing insolvent ones. In his first 100 days, he asked Congress to repeal Prohibition (which they did), signed the Tennessee Valley Authority Act, signed legislation that paid commodity farmers to leave their fields fallow, thus ending surpluses and boosting prices, signed a bill that gave workers the right to unionize and bargain collectively for higher wages and better working conditions as well as suspending some antitrust laws and establishing a federally funded Public Works Administration, and won passage of 12 other major laws that helped the economy.

In 1942, at the age of 17 years old, Elmer was alive when on November 28th at 10:15p, a nightclub in Boston, the Cocoanut Grove, caught fire. The origins of the fire are unknown but it killed 492 people - the deadliest nightclub fire in U.S. history. Hundreds more were injured. The disaster was so shocking that it replaced World War II in the headlines and lead to reforms in safety standards and codes.

In 1957, at the age of 32 years old, Elmer was alive when on September 24th, the "Little Rock Nine" (nine African-American students) entered Little Rock High School. Arkansas Gov. Orval Faubus had previously prevented the students from entering the school at the beginning of the term with the Arkansas National Guard - they blocked the door. President Eisenhower ordered federal troops - the 101st Airborne Division of the United States Army - to guard the students and allow them entry.

In 1989, when he was 64 years old, on January 20th, George Herbert Walker Bush became the 41st President of the United States. Previously Ronald Regan's Vice President, he ran against Michael Dukakis and won the popular vote by 53.4% to 45.6%.

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