Source: T.B. Helm, History of Wabash County (1884), pp. 298-299.
DR. HORACE WINTON, physician and surgeon, North Manchester. This gentleman is of Welsh ancestry. His great-grandfather, Matthew Winton, was a native of Wales and came to the United States at an early day, locating at Cincinnati, Ohio. He cut a road through the heavy timber, which is still known as the "Winton road." He also erected the first two-story house in Cincinnati, and this building was used as a hotel--the first in the town. William R. Winton was the father of the subject of this sketch. He was one of the pioneers of Portland, Fountain Co., Ind., where he located in 1828, and lived for one year, amid the privation of border life. He acted as Postmaster at Portland, on a weekly salary of $1. He subsequently located at Crawfordsville, Ind., and was one of the first Trustees of Wabash College, and one of the most liberal patrons of that institution. He graduated at the Ohio Medical College in 1837, and was a very able and successful physician. His wife, before marriage, was Mary A. McMechan, a noble woman, and one who bravely bore her part in the struggles of pioneer life. In 1850 Dr. William R. Winton removed to Wabash, Ind. where he died May 17, 1873. His widow deceased in North Manchester, Ind., January 10, 1884. Dr. Horace Winton, the subject of this sketch, was the fourth white child born at Crawfordsville, Ind., the date of his birth being June 19, 1831. In boyhood, he was the private pupil of Dr. Thomas, then of Hamilton, Ohio, but now deceased. Later, he attended Miami University at Oxford, Ohio, for two years, and completed his education with a four years' course at Wabash College, Crawfordsville, Ind. He read medicine with his father, and subsequently attended Rush Medical College, Chicago, and Jefferson Medical College, Philadelphia, graduating from the latter institution in 1865. He entered upon the practice of his profession at North Manchester in 1856, and has built up a very satisfactory practice in the meantime. He is successful and skillful, and has gained the confidence of all. On the 3d of September, 1857, he was married to Miss Mary E. Boggs. They are the parents of four children -- Louie A., Ione, William R. and Don L. Both the Doctor and his wife are members of the Methodist Episcopal Church. He is also a member of the Masonic fraternity, the Independent Order of Odd Fellows, and the Knights of Honor. He has twice filled all the chairs in the Odd Fellows' Lodge, and was Prelate of his Commandery in the Knight Templars' organization. He is associated with his brother Dr. Charles H. Winton, in the practice of his profession.
Source: A Biographical History of Eminent and Self-Made Men of the State of Indiana. Vol. II (1880), p. 80.
WINTON, HORACE, M.D., physician and surgeon, North Manchester, was born at Crawfordsville, Montgomery County, Indiana, June 19, 1831. He is the son of William R. (and Mary A.) Winton, a physician, graduate of the Ohio Medical College, who practiced at Crawfordsville for some twenty years, and was a man of the very highest position in the medical fraternity, and one of the trustees of Wabash College, toward the building of which he gave most liberally. There are no less than thirteen physicians in the two branches of the family, all of whom owe their position to his influence. Horace Winton, after attending the common school at Crawfordsville until the age of eleven, entered Wabash College, staying two years, when his parents removed to Ohio, where he became a special student under Doctor Ebenezer Thomas, remaining under his tuition two years, then entering Miami University. He studied there for two years, when he returned, owing to the advantages offered at Wabash College, pursuing his course for two years, at the expiration of which he studied medicine in the city of Wabash for three years, with his father, with whom he entered upon practice afterward. After a twelvemonth he removed to Delaware County, and for a year made his rounds with his uncle, Doctor Robert Winton, and then attended his first course of lectures at Rush Medical College, Chicago. He finally settled down at North Manchester, entered upon his profession, and continued there until the winter of 1864 and 1865. A second course of lectures was then attended, this time at Jefferson Medical College, Philadelphia, where he was graduated with full honors. He returned to his home and resumed practice, but in 1871 removed to Muncie and formed a partnership with Doctor Robert Winton. After fourteen months the partnership was mutually dissolved, he desiring to reside at Wabash to take personal care of his father during his declining years. A year later his father died, and he then returned to North Manchester, where he has resided ever since, in the enjoyment of a large and eminently successful business, standing at the head of his profession in the town. Doctor Winton has been a member of the Masonic Order since 1857, having taken all degrees; and Knight Templar and an Oddfellow since 1867, in which he has taken all degrees, through Encampment. He has been a member of the Knights of Honor from their inception. He is a member of the Huntington County Medical Society; of the Wabash County Medical Society, of which he is now president for the second year; of the State Medical Society, of which he was assistant secretary for one year; and is also medical examiner for the life insurance companies doing business in North Manchester. he is an active member of the Methodist Episcopal Church, and is at present one of the trustees. In politics he is a staunch Republican, and has always been active in the interests of the organization from its beginning. He is a man of great popularity in the county, of the strictest integrity, a most thorough student, and of the highest reputation as a physician. He has a fine personal appearance, is genial and courteous, and in the enjoyment of excellent health. September 3, 1857, he was married to a most estimable young lady of North Manchester, Wabash County, Miss Mary E. Boggs. They have two sons and two daughters, who are now attending school. The Doctor's only brother, Charles H., has been practicing with him for some eleven years.