Matthew Charles Horner – Major General, United States Marine Corps

Born on March 10, 1901, he died on June 27, 1972 and was buried with full military honors in Section 5 of Arlington National Cemetery.


On January 22, 1999, in Ghent Arms Nursing Facility. She was the daughter of Margaret Proby Calvert and Thomas Warren Jordan. A native of Virginia, Mrs. Horner was a lineal descendant of Cornelius Calvert, who settled in Norfolk in 1719 and Henryk Fayson Von Domerack, a French Huguenot, who settled in York County in 1666.

She made her debute in 1919 at the Portsmouth Assembly and was married in Trinity Episcopal Church. Mrs. Horner and her late husband, Major General Matthew Charles Horner (United States Marine Corps), spent many of General's Horner's 30 years of service abroad, with extensive time in China.

She was predeceased by her daughter, Mrs. Margaret Calvert Glidden and is survived by her two daughters, Mrs. Thomas A. Saunders, III of New York City and Mrs. John J. O'Keefe, III of Norfolk, VA; nine grandchildren; and three great grandchildren.

A private memorial and burial service will be conducted at Arlington National Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Marine Corps University Fund for the Horner Chair, c/o PO Box 122, Quantico, VA 22134-0122.


Read our general and most popular articles

Leave a Comment