Charles M. Hord

CHARLES M. HORD, a retired farmer of Cherokee County, and a prominent resident of Columbus, where he has built a beautiful residence, was born in 1862 at Marion, Marion County, Ohio, and is a son of Peyton and Mary J. (Hutchinson) Hord, natives of Rockingham County, Virginia, and Franklin County, Ohio, respectively.

Peyton Hord died in 1875, leaving seven children, namely: Charles M., Thomas B., Addie, Bailey, Laura H., Amaziah and Jennie M. Thomas B. Hord is a very prominent business man of Central City, Nebraska. He owns about 20,000 acres of land, and is a large, independent feeder of cattle and raiser of stock. He is also the president of a bank. Addie, deceased, was the wife of Rev. D. M. Harris, who was formerly located in Crawford County, Kansas. Bailey is deceased. Laura H. is the wife of Charles D. Juvinal, and lives in Springfield, Ohio. Amaziah is deceased. Jennie M. is the wife of James B. Guthrey, a capitalist of Marion, Ohio.

The subject of this sketch remained in Ohio until he was 20 years of age, and his life has been mainly devoted, until his retirement, to handling stock and to other agricultural pursuits. He spent two years on cattle ranges in Wyoming and three years in Nebraska, and came to Cherokee County in 1888. He remained upon his farm, situated within a mile of Columbus, until 1902, since which time he has enjoyed the comforts of his city home.

In 1887 Mr. Hord was married, in Ohio, to Millie Johnston, who was born in that State, and is a daughter of the late Dr. Johnston, of Bucyrus, who conducted a drug store there for more than 50 years. The business is continued by Mrs. Hord's brother, the father having died in 1900.

Mr. Hord is a Mason, having membership in the Blue Lodge at Columbus, while his wife is with him a member, of the affiliated organization,—the Order of the Eastern Star. He is also a member of the Modern Woodmen of America. In religious connection, Mr. Hord is a Baptist, while Mrs. Hord is a Presbyterian. She is a member of the Topeka Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution, being the only lady from Columbus that enjoys that distinction. Her brother is a member of the Sons of the Revolution.


History of Cherokee County Kansas and its representative citizens, ed. & comp. by Nathaniel Thompson Allison, 1904, transcribed by Carolyn Ward, instructor from USD 508, Baxter Springs Middle School, Baxter Springs, Kansas, 3/16/97.


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