Wortham, Horace M.

Horace M. Wortham

46, a leader in Rockford social, business, and industrial activities for 2 decades died Thursday from a self-inflicted gunshot wound at Long lake, Wisconsin. Rockford home 905 Ridgewood Road. Rev. John Gordon, of the 2nd Congregational Church will officiate. Burial at Willwood
Cemetery had been in ill health and had operation for appendicitis recently. At the cottage at the time of death were his widow and daughter.  Son of late Horace L. Wortham, Rockford pioneer merchant. Began leasing business 4 years after father’s death in 1932. Married Annette Hogland in 1917. Later was associated with Shell Oil and with Anderson Brass Co. Member Forest Hills Country Club and Rockford Elks Club

Source: Rockford Morning Star 9/15/1944