youngster of four when the family moved to
Naples in Scott County, Illinois, Ida was
born on the 13th of June in Tuscarawas
County. She was enumerated in her
mother's household in the 1870 Scott County, Illinois
census as age nine.
She moved with her
mother and family in 1876 to Woodson County,
Kansas and married T (Thaddeus) Horton - one
of the two Horton brothers whose parents had
come to Kansas in about 1861 homesteaded a
farm a few miles south of Yates Center and
had been boarders at her mother's home.
Her younger sister Cora, married T's brother
Victor Horton the following year.
Ida and T
lived on the Horton farm their entire life
and raised six daughters - Maude, Minnie and
Edna who remained in Kansas; and Bess, Ada
and Nellie who moved to California.
At the time of
Ida's death in 1932, she was 72 and left
behind to mourn her, all six daugthers, her
husband T. Horton who later moved into Yates
Center and made his home with Mr. and Mrs.
Henry J. Smith and passed away four years
later; four brothers - Eli, Ike, Emmet, and
Oliver; eight grandchildren, and two
great-grandchildren. She was laid to
rest with her mother at Yates Center