MINER KILLED IN EXPLOSION TUES.
Harry Horton, 48 years old, of Elvins, was instantly killed Tuesday about noon at No. 12 Mine of the St. Joseph Lead Company at Elvins, when he was buried by a blast which he set.
Horton was setting 48 holes with dynamite, and did not get clear of the shooting and several tons of rock fell on him. He set off the blast before his helper arrived at 1:00 o'clock. When found, Horton was completely covered with rock with the exception of one foot.
He is survived by his widow, two sons and one daughter. Funeral services were held yesterday afternoon at the Elvins Baptist Church.
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: Harry S. Horton is listed as being buried in Parkview Cemetery. Listing indicates that he was born Jan. 9, 1891, son of Joseph Horton and Lucy (Denton) Horton, and died June 27, 1939. He was married to Pearl (Cross) on April 10, 1909. Pearl Horton, also buried at Parkview, is listed as having been born Dec. 5, 1886, and having died Dec. 30, 1961. According to her obituary she was born at Modena, Arkansas. She was survived by two sons, Robert Horton of East Alton, Ill., and Paul Horton of Livonia, Michigan, and a daughter, Verna Dean (Mrs. George) DeGrant of Elvins. A son, Joseph Sterling preceded her in death. She was also survived by two brothers, Albert and Noah Cross of Arkansas.