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[p. 47] On the completion of his studies, in 1863, he joined a Methodist Conference in northern New York, and filled appointments at various places in the State. He was transferred in 1882 to the New England Conference, being assigned to the Walnut Street Church, Chelsea. He identified himself with the Congregational denomination in 1886, accepting a call to the Maverick Church, East Boston. In 1893 he went to the Piedmont Church, Worcester, remaining there four years. He had been acting pastor of the Mystic Church since 1900.

Dr. Horr was connected officially with a number of religious societies, and was a frequent contributor to ecclesiastical journals, more particularly during his Methodist pastorates.

He was a man of broad outlook in religious affairs; a companionable friend; an attractive pulpit orator. It was an oft repeated remark in connection with his public utterances, that he ‘rose to the occasion.’ Special remembrance is had of his several baccalaureate sermons to the graduating classes of the Medford High School, and his address at the McKinley Memorial Service. On this latter occasion, a wave of applause swept over the audience at the close of his eloquent tribute to the martyred president.

His ministerial brethren bear ample testimony to their appreciation of his sterling worth as a friend and coworker, and their personal loss in his passing from them.

Dr. Horr was a comparatively recent member of the Medford Historical Society, and while his many duties precluded an active membership, he was interested in the society's work and attended its meetings when possible. The society shares with the community at large a feeling of bereavement in the departure of one who was so deeply interested in all that pertained to the religious and civic life of our city.

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