Petersburg Observer April 25, 1924
William Hornback Dead.
William Hornback, one of the oldest men in Menard county, died at the home of his son, Cap Hornback, east of this city Sunday, April 20, at the age of eighty four years. Mr. Hornback was a lifelong resident of this county.
He is survived by two sons, Cap Hornback of this city, and Peter Hornback, whose home is in Oklahoma and one daughter; Mrs. Hugh Park of this county. He is also survived by ten grandchildren and five great grandchildren.
Funeral services were held at the late residence Wednesday afternoon. Elder C.E. Smoot officiating. Interment was made in Rose Hill cemetery.