MYERS WORMAN HORNER, M. D., physician and surgeon, whose office is located at the corner of Main and Diamond streets, Mount Pleasant, is a native of that borough, born December 27, 1870, son of Isaac and Sarah (Myers) Horner, of Mount Pleasant township, Westmoreland county, Pennsylvania.
Dr. Horner was reared to farm life, educated in the public schools, Mount Pleasant Institute, and central State Normal school, Lock Haven, Pennsylvania, from which he was graduated in 1890. The following three years he was engaged in the vocation of teaching, the first year in the district school of Mount Pleasant township, and the two succeeding years as vice-principal of Mount Pleasant schools. He then began the study of medicine in the Jefferson Medical College, Philadelphia, and graduated there from in 1896. The first three months after his graduation he practiced his profession in the city of Philadelphia, attending to the practice of Dr. Johnston. He then returned to his native place, Mount Pleasant, where he has since established for himself an enviable reputation and gained a large and remunerative practice. The success he has gained in his profession is due to his quickness of perception, promptness in action, capability, and tender and sympathetic disposition. He is a member of the United States pension examining board located at Scottdale, Westmoreland county, and is a member of the surgical staff of Mount Pleasant Hospital. Dr. Horner is a member of the Westmoreland County Medical Society, of which he was president; Pennsylvania State Medical Society, American Medical Association, the Association of the United States Pension Examining Surgeons. He is president of the board of health of Mount Pleasant. He is affiliated with Marion Lodge. No. 562 Free and Accepted Masons, Scottdale; Moss Rose Lodge, No. 350, Independent Order of Odd Fellows; Mount Pleasant Lodge, No. 868, Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks; the Protected Home Circle, American Order of United Workmen, of Mount Pleasant, and the Pike Run Country Club. He is a member of the board of education, and a member of Mount Pleasant fire department.
Dr. Horner married, October 31, 1901, Pearl Elvira Smith, who was born in Mount Pleasant, February 22, 1872, daughter of William H. Smith, of Mount Pleasant. They are the parents of a child, Sarah Smith Horner, born December 15, 1904. Dr. Horner is a member of the German Baptist Brethren church, and Mrs. Horner is a member of the Presbyterian church.
Source: Page(s) 144-145, History of Westmoreland County, Volume II, Pennsylvania by John N Boucher. New York, The Lewis Publishing Company, 1906.
Transcribed March 2006 by Nathan Zipfel for the Westmoreland County History Project
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