The Evening Mail (Halifax, Nova Scotia)
Tuesday, 15 August 1916, p. 6:
The many friends of John L. HORNE, of Enfield, will be surprised to hear of his death, which occurred at his sisters's residence, Mrs. DOYLE, at Enfield on the 10th, in his sixty-fourth year. He had been in poor health for several years, but had been going about as usual up to within a couple of days of his death. He did not complain of feeling unusually ill until it was too late to summon his brothers, two of whom were away at the time. He spent the greater number of his years in Colorado, going there when quite a young man in 1875. He was very successful in his mining operations, and disposed of his properties and returned home. Later he purchased a large farm on the west side of Grand Lake, the same which a few years later he sold to the present owenr, Leonard A. HORNE. Shortly afterward he was one of the successful prospectors who discovered the Jubilee gold mine at Renfrew, Hants County, which they developed and afterward sold to a mining company for a large sum. He then went to the town of Inverness, Inverness county, Cape Breton, at the time of the boom there and invested largely in real estate. He was part owner at one time of the local paper of that town. He was also interested in one of the largest copper deposits in Cape Breton - probably in Eastern Canada. He is survived by one sister, Mrs. DOYLE, at Enfield, and three brothers, A.P., of Enfield, George, of Denver, Colorado, and E.H., of Liskeard, Ont., well known thruout the mining towns of Nova Scotia.