Upon Horace’s death in 1897, the Order published a tribute to his memory that provides a good biographical sketch and a glimpse of the high regard they held for him.
The original version is worth viewing for its period typography.
The author of this biographical sketch of E. T. Ide, possibly a school project, is unknown but believed to be Katherine Ide Sprague. Katherine was the daughter of Fanny Knights and Oliver Mitchell Wentworth Sprague. She was born in Tokyo, Japan, and lived in Cambridge, Massachusetts as a girl.
Original typed manuscript: My Grandfather: A Biographical Sketch
MY GRANDFATHER: A BIOGRAPHICAL SKETCH
My grandfather, Elmore T. Ide, was one of those sterling characters for which Hew England, and, in particular, Vermont, is noted. His life was not rich in incidents, nor did he ever do anything that will make his name go down in history, along with those of Washington and Emerson, but, in all the simple happenings of his ordinary, homely life, he was the embodiment of that best kind of American, of whom we think in connection with Abraham Lincoln.