Henry W. Mordhurst
Saturday, October 20, 1928 - Rochester Sentinel
Culver, Ind., October 20. -- H. W. MORDHURST, a national official of the Royal and Select Masons, died at
his cottage here today. He had been suffering for some time from pernicious anaemia complicated by bronchial
Mordhurst was general grand recorder of the General Grand Council of the United States of America of Royal
and Select Masons. The body was taken to Logansport.
Mordhurst, who was a pioneer resident on Lake Maxinkuckee, had spent most of the summer here, but about six
weeks ago went to a Chicago hospital for a blood tranfusion. After remaining in Chicago about three weeks, he
went to Logansport and entered a hospital there.
Monday, against the advice of hospital attaches, he started for Gary to attend a meeting of the Grand Chapter.
He had not missed a meeting in forty-five years. When he got as far as Culver, he became ill and he was taken
to his cottage here. He is survived by a twelve-year-old daughter and two sisters.
H. W. Mordhurst, 78, Dies At Lake Home
A Pinoneer Cottager
Ws well known in State and Naional Mosonic Circles As Prominent Official
Henry W. Mordurst, 78 years old, one of the pioneer cottagers on Lake Maxinkuckee, and well known
nationally as grand recorder of the general council of ROyal and Select Masons of the United Stata and
a thirty-third degree Masion, died at his cottage here early Friday morning, October 19.
He had been suffering for some time with pernicious anaemia and left his cottage this summer for treatment
in a Chicago hospital were a blood transfusion was made without marked success
He then entered the Logansport Hospital where he remained until Monday morning. Against the advice of the
doctors he started to make a trip to Gary to attend a meeting of the grand chapter, of which he had not
missed a meeting in forty-five years. Howevert, he had a sinking spell and was taken off the train here at
noon to his cottage by his secretary.
Complications in the form of bronchial pneumonia set in from which he was unable to continue the battle
in his already weakened condition.
Funeral services were held M onday afternoon at Logansport with interment in the family masusoleum.
He is survived by his 12 year old daughter and two sisters.
Mr. Modrhurst was born and reared in Logansport, but later went to Fort Wayne where he engaged in the
retail drug business for many years.
Later hi moved to Chicago but of late he had been spending his winters in FLordia and his summers at Lake
Maxinkuckee - 24 Oct 1928 - Citizen.
Surname: MORDHURST Given Name: HENRY W Sex: Color: W Age: 0 Spouse: LILLIAN E Spouse Surname: VAUGHN
Month: JUN Day: 30 Year: 1909 Father: Mother: Maiden Name: B/L Month: DEC B/L Day: 19 B/L Year: 1851
County: CASS Book: 27 Page: 63
Surname: VAUGHN Given Name: LILLIAN E Sex: Color: W Age: 0 Spouse: HENRY W Spouse Surname: MORDHURST Month: JUN
Day: 30 Year: 1909 Father: Mother: Maiden Name: B/L Month: OCT B/L Day: 18 B/L Year: 1882 County: CASS Book: 27
In the census and records of
William Wesley Foskett
he is ward of Marian Mordhorst 11 b. Illinois ward in the 1930 census.
Lillian Ethel is the daughter of Sidney A.
and Lilla W. (Rice) Vaughn.
1925 - Oct 14 - Two Cottagers Dies
Mrs. H.W. Mordhurst ... Passed away Saturday
Mrs. W. H. Mordhurst passed away very suddenly last Saturday afernoon in her home
They had just gone home from their cottage on Lake Maxinkuckee about a week or
ten days before and were making plans to spend the winter in Flordia as has been
their custom for several years.
She is survived by her husband, a brother Sidney A. Vaughn, and a sister, Regina
The many friends of thiese two women, among the summer cottagers and the Culver
Townspeople will regret to learn of the passing of these tow splendid characters.