The Once and Future Horners

Wednesday, May 17, 1871

Miss Delah Horner, daughter of merchant Henry Horner, weds Mr. Solomon Abraham Levy of Cincinnati at KAM Synagogue, which since 1865 has occupied a former church at Wabash Avenue and Peck Court (now Eighth Street).  The bride wears white satin, the bridesmaids white muslin with pink trimmings.  The reception follows immediately at the Standard Club, on the corner of 15th Street and Michigan Avenue.  The marriage will unfortunately end in divorce, but the couple’s son Henry, born in 1878, will take his mother’s last name and will become an attorney and then a judge before being elected Illinois’s first Jewish governor in 1932.