Uncle Bill is one of the few relatives I can think of that were born and died in a "4" year. The following is from some typed notes that may have been turned into his obituary, but since his birthday comes earlier in the year this will serve as a summary of his life.
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William Arnold Horton was born January 31, 1914 in East Springfield an unincorporated village in Jefferson County, Ohio, the son of Joseph and Selina Weals Horton. He was the third of four children. He grew up in East Springfield and graduated from Amsterdam High School in 1932. Amsterdam, a town of about 500, is about five miles from East Springfield.
Bill attended Indiana University at Indianapolis in Business Administration.
On June 24, 1942 he married Mary Uible at Columbus, Ohio. They met at Fort Hayes, Columbus, Ohio in Civil Service 5th Corp. Area Medical Corp.
A veteran of World War II, he served as a Master Sergeant in the Medical Unit in Calcutta, India. Upon returning to the States, he resided in Hillsboro, Ohio for seven years. In 1952 he relocated his family to Lake Worth, Florida and this remained his home until his death.
The last five years of his life he enjoyed his summer months in New Vienna and he was an active member in the Senior Citizens Center and the Methodist Church.
He became licensed as a stock broker for the Brokerage Security Firms of Sutro Brothers of Palm Beach, Hirsch and Co., and DuPont, Glore, Forgan, Inc., of Lake Worth, and Dean Witter of West Palm Beach, Florida.
He was an active member of Calvary United Methodist Church, serving as lay leader, member of Board of Trustees, Finance committee and other leadership capacities. He was a life long member of the Masonic Grand Lodge, F. & A.M. of Florida and was also a Past President of the Lake Worth Lions club.
He enjoyed playing golf and was a member of the 9 Hoelrs of the Lake Worth Golf Course.
His family included his wife, Mary Uible Horton (1913-2012), three sons, Joseph Uible Horton, Cris Weals Horton (Angela), and Robert Hiestand Horton (Cindy) and a daughter, Marianne Horton Kintner (Larry); born between 1947 and 1956; and six grandchildren.