Doctor Luther Jewett Hord

Doctor Luther Jewett Hord

Male 1869 - 1932  (63 years)

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  • Name Doctor Luther Jewett Hord 
    Title Doctor 
    Born 9 May 1869  Shelbyville, Shelby County, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 18 Sep 1932  Shelbyville, Shelby County, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried Forest Hill Cemetery Shelbyville, Shelby County, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I272008483552  Eby/Aebi and Bernethy Family
    Last Modified 10 Sep 2013 

    Father Kendal Moss Hord,   b. 20 Oct 1840, Mason County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 Apr 1917, Shelby County, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 76 years) 
    Mother Emma McFarland,   b. 26 May 1847, Springfield, Clark County, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 Feb 1922, Shelby County, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 74 years) 
    Married 20 Aug 1867  Shelby County, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    Married:
    • Ref: "Genealogy of the Hord Family" by Rev. Arnold Harris Hord, 1898

    • Indiana, Marriage Collection, 1800-1941 about Kendal M Hord
      Name: Kendal M Hord
      Spouse Name: Emily McFarland
      Marriage Date: 20 Aug 1867
      Marriage County: Shelby
    Family ID F246729426100  Group Sheet

    Family Ellen R or Helen Baily,   b. Apr 1876, Missouri Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married Abt 1895 
    Children 
     1. Luther Jewett Hord, Jr,   b. 18 Aug 1903, Oklahoma Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Aug 1966, Weber County, Utah Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 62 years)
    Last Modified 10 Sep 2013 
    Family ID F246729427355  Group Sheet

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 9 May 1869 - Shelbyville, Shelby County, Indiana Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 18 Sep 1932 - Shelbyville, Shelby County, Illinois Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Forest Hill Cemetery Shelbyville, Shelby County, Indiana Link to Google Earth
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  • Photos
    Hord Sanitarium
    Hord Sanitarium

    This home was originally built by John Elliott in the 1860s. Prior to be converted to a detoxification hospital, it was owned by John Wesley Vanarsdall. On Oct 3, 1906, the sanitarium was opened by Dr. Luther Hord (1869-1932), son of Shelby County attorney and judge, Kendall Moss Hord and Emily McFarland. The sanitarium continued to treat patients with addiction problems into the 1940s.

    For additional information, see Ron Hamilton's article in the Shelbyville News, Dec 22, 1999, "Hord Sanitarium was a famous clinic" and the biography of Kendall Moss Hord.

  • Notes 
    • 1900 Census Ponca City, Kay, Oklahoma as Luther J HORD; dealer of drugs and meds
      1910 Census Shelbyville Ward 1, Shelby, Indiana Luther J HARD
      1920 Census Shelbyville Ward 1, Shelby, Indiana as Luther HORD
      1930 Census Shelbyville, Shelby, Indiana as Luther J HORD; Manager of Sanitarium
    • Ref: "Genealogy of the Hord Family" by Rev. Arnold Harris Hord, 1898

      States: Of Oklahoma
    • LUTHER J. HORD, 63, KILLS SELF

      Owner of Local Sanitarium Inflicts Fatal Bullet Wound Early Sunday Afternoon

      BODY FOUND IN BEDROOM

      Ill Health Believed Cause of Suicide; Victim Was Former Member of City Council

      Luther J. Hord, sixty-three years old, proprietor of the Hord Sanitarium here, for the last twenty-seven years, committed suicide at 12:30 p.m. Sunday in an upstairs bedroom at his home, 716 west Franklin street, by discharging a .32 revolver against his right temple.

      His body was found by his wife a few minutes after his self-inflicted death had occurred, reclining on a bed in the room. The bullet had penetrated his head and lodged in a baseboard at one corner of the room.

      The shock to Mrs. Hord and to numerous friends and acquaintances of Mr. Hord throughout the community was great, as he had never indicated to anyone that he planned to take his own life. His action was attributed to ill health. He failed to recover from a serious operation which he underwent five months ago.

      PLANNED VISIT TO FARM

      Mr. and Mrs. Hord had planned to go to their farm in Moral township, near London, immediately after dinner. After eating a good meal, Mr. Hord said he was going upstairs to get his revolver, as he wanted to hunt squirrels at the farm. When he did not return from his room as soon as expected, Mrs. Hord went upstairs to call him, and found his lifeless body on the bed. No one had heard the report of the gun when it was fired.

      Mr. Hord was born in Shelbyville May 9, 1869, the son of Judge K. M. and Emily McFarland Hord. Except for thirteen years, during which he was a druggist in Ponca City, Oklahoma, he spent all of his life in Shelbyville. His father, who was a noted attorney and judge of the Shelby Circuit Court, was associated with him in the operation of the sanitarium here, which specialized in treatment of addicts to drugs. Mr. Hord was a pharmacist, having completed courses in chemistry and pharmacy at Indiana and Purdue Universities.

      The marriage to Miss Ellen R. Bailey took place on August 20, 1892. One son, Dr. Jewett L. Hord, of Oxford, Indiana was born to them and survives, besides the widow.

      PROMINENT LODGE MEMBER

      For four years Mr. Hord served as a city councilman. He was a member of the First Presbyterian Church, a 32nd degree Mason and a member of the Blue Lodge of the local Masonic oganization. He also belonged to the Scottish Rite in Indianapolis and to Chilion Lodge of the Knights of Pythias, Shelbyville.

      Private funeral services will be held at the home on west Franklin street, Wednesday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock, Dr. L. O. Richmond officiating. Burial will be in the family lot in the Forest Hill cemetery, in charge of C. F. Fix and Son, funeral directors. Pall bearers will be: Frank Strong, Al Schneider, Herbert DePrez, Will Webb, Herbert Jones and Ernest Fortune. The honorary pall bearers are: Dr. B. G. Keeney, Dr. L. C. Sammons, Dr. R. F. Barnard, Harry Lawson, Harry Armstrong, Frank Clark, John Day DePrez, and C. V. Crockett.

      Friends may call at the late home any time after four o'clock this afternoon until the hour of the funeral.

    • American Genealogical-Biographical Index (AGBI) about Luther Jewett Hord
      Name: Luther Jewett Hord
      Birth Date: 1869
      Birthplace: Indiana, Oklahoma, (????)(Indiana)
      Volume: 83
      Page Number: 444
      Biographical Info: pharmacist
      Reference: History and gen. Of the Jewets in America. By Fred. Clarke Jewett. New York, 1908. (2v.):8288


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