Edmond W Hornsby was born on December 1, 1908, in Elgin, Kershaw, South Carolina, son of Michael Ernest “Mike” Hornsby and Dove “Dovie” Motley Watts Hornsby.
1910 Census Information:
According to the United States Census recorded on April 20, 1910, Delila Motley (68) owned a farm in Wateree Township, Kershaw County, South Carolina. She was a widow, who reported having 5 children, 4 of whom survive. Also in her home was her daughter, William Jordan (25) also widowed and her children; Alma Jordan (5) and Edmund Jordan (1). All of the family member reported having been born in South Carolina.
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:
According to the United States census reported on May 2, 1930, Edmond Hornsby (20) rented a home in Wateree, Kershaw County, South Carolina with his wife, Sadie Hornsby (19). It was reported that he was first married at the age of 17 and she was 16. Also in the home was their daughter, Willie M Hornsby (1). All family members were born in South Carolina. Edmond Hornsby was a farmer on a general farm.
1940 Census Information
According to the United States census reported on April 6, 1940, Edward Harnsby (28) rented a home in Wateree Township, Kershaw County, South Carolina with his wife, Sadie Harnsby (28), and children; Willie Mae Harnsby (11) and W F Harnsby (5). All family members were born in South Carolina and lived in the same house on April 1, 1935. Edward Harnsby was a farmer on a general farm.
On October 16, 1955, Mr. Edmond Hornsby was listed in the newspaper article “Willie Mae Hornsby.”
On October 16, 1955, Mr. Edmond Hornsby was listed in the newspaper article “Miss Hornsby Is Engaged to Sgt. Hooks.“
On February 4, 1957, Edmond Hornsby was listed as a living son in the obituary of Mike Hornsby.
On March 19, 1969, Edmond Hornsby was mentioned as a living son in the obituary of Mrs. Dovie Motley Hornsby
On September 17, 1971, Edmond Hornsby was listed as a living brother in the obituary of Boykin L. Hornsby, Sr.
On February 16, 1985, Edmond W Branham was listed as the living brother in the obituary of Mrs. Eliza Hornsby Branham.
Edmond W Hornsby, 80, of 1540 Highway Church Road, died Monday, May 1, 1989.
Born in Blaney, he was a son of the late Michael Ernest “Mike” Hornsby and Dovie Motley Hornsby. He retired from the S. C. Department of Mental Health and was a member of Highway Pentecostal Holiness Church.
Surviving are his widow, Mrs. Sadie M Hornsby; a daughter Willie Mae Hook of Columbia; a son, W. T. Hornsby of Elgin; sisters, Mrs. Viola A Hornsby Andrade of California, Mrs. Lillian Miller of Cayce and Mrs. Lizzie Stockman of Elgin; and brothers, Otto Ernest Hornsby of Columbia and Ellerbe L Hornsby of Lugoff.
Services will be held at 4 p.m. Thursday, May 4, 1989, in the Highway Pentecostal Holiness Church Cemetery.
Honorary pallbearers will be; Flem Ross, Lexie Moak, Lonnie Moak, Talmadge Goff, Harley Goff, Jimmie Goff, Jimmie Dorsey, James Brannon, Verna Nettles, and Clyde Boykin.
Memorial may be made to the American Heart Association.
The family will receive friends from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m today, May 3, 1989 at Thompson Funeral Home of West Columbia.
On December 20, 2020, Edmond Hornsby was listed as the deceased father in the obituary of Willie Mae Hooks.