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Daniel Gibbs Horton
Obituary for
Daniel Gibbs Horton
Submitted by: Bob Chada


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Daniel Gibbs Horton was born January 16, 1873 in Pulaski County, Tennessee, the oldest of the four children of Allen and Hannah Cox Horton. When he was seven years old, the family moved to Columbus, Kansas where he was reared and finished the public schools. His college work was done at Berea College, Berea, Kentucky.
After graduation, Mr. Horton came to Guthrie where he married the former Miss Judith Ann Carter and began a teaching career which spanned fifty years. Fifteen of those years were spent as principal of the Seward, Oklahoma school and and twenty-five as principal for Faver High School in Guthrie, during which time he taught mathematics in the summer sessions at Langston University. He was active in the Oklahoma Association of Negro Teachers and served as president in 1923.
After retiring from the public schools, Mr. Horton worked for several years at the State Training School for Negro Boys at Boley. In 1952, he resigned and moved to Tulsa where he lived until his death.
In spite of his advanced age, Mr. Horton was in almost perfect health until struck by a hit and run driver November 7, 1964. Death came at 4:30 p.m. Sunday, January 3, 1965 less than two weeks before his ninety-second birthday.
Surviving are two daughters, Judith (Mrs. Julius M. Tyler of Tulsa) and Alice (Mrs. J. W. Johnson of Leesburg, Florida); five grandchildren and eleven great-grandchildren.


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