Michael Ernest “Mike” Hornsby

1887

February 3, 1887, Michael Ernest “Mike” Hornsby was born in Fairfield, South Carolina to Silas Hornsby and Elizabeth Branham.

1917

In 1917 a World War I Draft Registration card was filled out by Mike,  a self employed farmer of Blaney, South Carolina. He reported as being married with dependent children having no prior military service. His description was given as short, medium built, blue eyes, dark hair with no physical disqualifications.

1920 Census Information:

According to the United States Census recorded on January 9, 1920, Mike Hormsley (35) owned a farm in Wateree Township, Kershaw County, South Carolina. Also in the home was his wife, Lovie Hormsley (34) and their children; Alma Hormsley (15), Edward Hormsley (9), Boykin Hormsley (8), Liza Hormsley (6), Viola Hormsley (4), Otto Hormsley (3), Lillian Hormsley (1) and Jimmie Hormsley (1) and his mother-in-law, Lilas Motley (72). All of the family member reported having been born in South Carolina; Mike was a farmer on his farm, Lovie Hormsley and Alma Hormsley were laborers on that farm.

1930 Census Information:

Michael Ernest “Mike” Hornsby is listed as the head of household; also in the home was his wife, Dove “Dovie” Motley Watts Hornsby; and children, Boykin L Hornsby, Eliza T Hornsby, Viola A Hornsby, Otto E Hornsby, Lillian E Hornsby, Lizzie M Hornsby, and Ellerbe Hornsby. Mike E farmed and Dovie kept house, they reported that both of them could not read or write. Boykin was helping to keep the family farm. Another son, Otto had to pull double duty to help with the farm and go to school, while siblings Eliza, Viola, Lillian, Lizzie, and Ellerbe attended school.

1940 Census Information:

Mike E is listed as the head of household; also in the home was his wife, Dovie Hornsby; and children, Viola A Hornsby and Ellerbe L Hornsby.  It was reported that they owned their farm in Kershaw, South Carolina worth about $500. Mike, Viola and Ellerbe all worked the farm as farmers.

1956

On June 18, 1956, Mr. M. H. Hornsby was listed as a living brother in the obituary of James M Hornsby.

1957

On February 4, 1957, Mike Hornsby, 70,  passed away near at his home near Blaney, Kershaw, South Carolina, due to Coronary Occlusion (heart attack).

Funeral Services were held Wednesday, February 6, 1957, afternoon at 3 o’clock in Highway Pentecostal Holiness Church at Blaney. The Rev. Dean Clyde, the Rev. Wylie Evans and the Rev. Mr. Franklin will officiate. The body was taken to the residence after six o’clock on February 5, 1957.

Active pallbearers were six grandsons, Alvin Branham, Russell Branham, Willie Branham, Rodney Hornsby, Gene Rabon and Boykin Hornsby Jr.

Honorary pallbearers were Charlie Wooten, Boykin Rose, Glenn Dowey, Eddie goff, Joe Wilson, Donnie Watson, Walter Miles, Water Ross, Alton Nelson, Anderson Goff, Ed Campbell and Marshall Jeffords.

He was a lifelong resident of Blaney and a member of the Blaney Baptist Church.

Surviving are his widow, Mrs. Dovie Motley Hornsby; four daughters, Mrs. Blake Branham of Blaney, Mrs. Don Androde of San Leandro, Calif., Mrs. W. T. Rabon of Cayce, and Mrs. Edward Johnson of Aiken; four sons, Edmond Hornsby and Otto Hornsby of Lugoff; one brother Turner Hornsby of Blythewood; 19 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

Obituary Information:

February 5, 1957 Columbia Record (published as The Columbia Record)
Columbia, South Carolina  Page 8
February 5, 1957 State (published as The State)
Columbia, South Carolina  Page 18
February 6, 1957 State (published as THE COLUMBIA RECORD)
Columbia, South Carolina Page 8
February 6, 1957 State (published as The State)
Columbia, South Carolina Page 8

Tombstone Information:

Located in Highway Pentecostal Holiness Church Cemetery
Elgin, Kershaw County South Carolina.
Photo added by  PhotographicMemory
Located in Highway Pentecostal Holiness Church Cemetery
Elgin, Kershaw County South Carolina.
Photo added by  PhotographicMemory

1971

On September 17, 1971, Mike Hornsby was listed as the deceased father in the obituary of Boykin L. Hornsby, Sr.

1985

On February 16, 1985, Mike Hornsby was listed as the deceased father in the obituary of Mrs. Eliza Hornsby Branham.

1989

On May 1, 1989, Michael Ernest “Mike” Hornsby was listed as the deceased father in the obituary of Edmond W Hornsby.

1996

On August 6, 1996, Mike Hornsby was listed as the deceased father in the obituary of Otto Hornsby.

2011

On November 20, 2011, Mike Hornsby was listed as the deceased father in the obituary of Elizabeth (Lizzie) M. Hornsby Johnson Stockman.

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