MEMBER PIONEER FAMILY, IS DEAD
Hortman, 59, a leading southern lumberman, died from a heart
attack at 10 o'clock last night at his home in Westlake. Mr.
Hortman had suffered with his heart for many years, but had
only gone to bed as late as last
Nibletts Bluff, Mr. Hortman was a member of a pioneer family
of Calcasieu parish, and was reared at Hortman's ferry, named
for his parents. He left here 26 years ago to go to Muskigee,
Okla., to represent the National Packing company. He had been
manager of the Houston Packing company in Lake Charles. From
Muskogee, Mr. Hortman went to New Orleans where he also was
representative of the National Packing company.
Orleans, 22 years ago, Mr. Hortman entered the real estate,
and lumber and building material business on a large scale. In
this field he consolidated a large number of lumber yards and
planing mills of New Orleans into the Hortman-Salmon Lumber
company, which firm he served as manager until his health
forced him to give up the active duties of this work in
time he retired to what he always referred to as home – Lake
Charles – where he created and developed a real estate
business, specializing in subdivision work, and in which,
despite a serious illness which restricted his working hours
to short days, was highly successful.
Mr. Hortman are his wife, Mrs. Nellie Perkins Hortman; a
daughter, Mrs. Charles H. Benckenstein of Vinton; two
grandsons, Claude and Charles Benckenstein, Jr.; his mother,
Mrs. Hortman of Houston, Texas; two brothers, Carl and John
Hortman of Houston; four sisters, Mrs. Claude Townsend, Mrs.
G. A. Newman, Mrs. J. D. Franklin, and Mrs. J. F. Fox. His
father died in Houston at the age of 89 last
Funeral services were conducted at 4 o'clock this afternoon
from the home in Westlake with Rev. Geo. W. Wharton of the
Episcopal church officiating. Burial was in Goos cemetery in