OBITUARY HORACE H. NASH:
Horace H. Nash, a Civil war veteran, for twenty-two years an A. & G. W. coach ship employee and for some years chief of the Kent fire department, died at 7:30 a.m. Monday, aged nearly 79. He had been ill since October with kidney trouble. His death occurred at his residence in the former Allen property at 300 South Water Street.
Mr. Nash was born in East Alstead, N.H., March 2, 1834, spending his early life there. He enlisted in the 14th New Hampshire Volunteers, serving in Co. C. When his term was up he reenlisted, serving through the war. At the close of the conflict between the North and the South he came to Ohio, locating in Kent, and went to work in the railroad shops. His long service there is still remembered by some of the veterans. He was chosen chief of the fire department at a time when the chief was elected by the people. He was a carpenter and his work was on coaches. He was also a member of the wrecking crew.
For over 32 years Mr. Nash and his family lived on their little farm, east of town. Mr. Nash and his Daughter rented the farm and moved to town about a year and a half ago, after Mrs. Nash died.
Mr. Nash was the father of twelve children. Those by his first marriage were Mrs. Nettie Brooks, of New York State; Mrs. Wm. Johnson, of Kent; Wm. Chapin, of Shelby; one child deceased. By his second marriage to Miss Mary West, of Kent, he was the father of eight children: Theron, of Cleveland; Edward, of Kent; Carl, of Cleveland; Nellie, at home; Herbert, of Fairfield, O; Robert, of Kent, and two deceased. There are 17 grandchildren and five great grandchildren.
Mr. Nash was one of fourteen children of David and Abagail Nash. But one of these, a sister, survives. She lives at East Alstead, N.H.
Mr. Nash was a kind-hearted man, worked hard and had the respect of many friends, who knew him as honorable in all his transactions.
Rev. W. W. Deiterich conducted the funeral from the late home Wednesday. Selections were sung by Miss Julia Sawyer. There were many floral offerings from friends and from the W. R. C. The pall bearers were Civil war veterans, L. N. Kaw, A. B. Stutzman, H. J. Shook, F. L. Allen, H. L. Atkins and A. J. Hausman. Burial at Standing Rock Cemetery.
SOURCE: NEWSPAPER CLIPPING FROM PROBABLY KENT, OHIO.