Source: The Kingman Star Friday, May 27, 1910
The entire central part of the county was surprised and grieved Friday morning by the announcement that HORACE N. STRADER, one of the most progressive and highly esteemed young farmers of Shawnee township, had died at St. Vincent hospital in Indianapolis Thursday night following an operation for appendicitis. Mr. Strader was attacked with the disease lat Sunday and it rapidly developed a serious condition. Dr. Stanfield, of Newtown, was attending him and on Thursday moring he decided that an operation was imperative. Accompanied by Mrs. Strader, three of his brothers, Dan, Sherman and Ed, and Dr. Stanfield, the patient was taken to Indianapolis on the noon train Thursday. He was hurried to the hospital and the operation was performed at 4:45 o'clock, by Surgeons Graham and Cook, who are recognized as specialists on intestinal surgery. The operation revealed that the appendix had swollen until it burst and a bad case of peritonitis had developed. Mr. Strader recovered from the anesthetic and regained consciousness but survived only a few hours and at 9:30 p.m. he passed away. The body was brought to Veedersburg Friday forenoon and taken to Brookside farm near Aylesworth. The funeral will be held Sunday afternoon at Union Chapel, two miles east of Aylesworth. The cortege will leave Brookside farm at 2:00 o'clock and the service will begin about 3:00. The burial will be in Union cemetery and will be in charge of the Attica lodge of Freemasons, of which he was a member. Mr. Strader is survived by the wife and two fine children, a boy about five and a girl of three. He also leaves a sister, Miss Nettie, who resides at Kingman, and six brothers. Dan lives at Kingman, Ed at Hoopeston, Bert at Indianapolis, and Elmer, Sherman and Oliver in Shawnee township. Mr. Strader was recognized as one of the most progressive farmers in the county and took a prominent part in farmers institutes, and movements of that character. He was a man of the highest integrity, and the community loses a valuable citizen in his demise. Attica Press.