Lake Maxinkuckee Its Intrigue History & Genealogy Culver, Marshall, Indiana

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 pneumonia.

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 Page: 63

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 in Logansport.

    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 Herrald.

    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.







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