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HORUCK FAMILY KNOWN FOR ITS SECLUDEDNESS Recent Event* Following Heiress’ Death Hold Limelight Racine Wis.. Aug 10— AP* — Four of the five executor.«, of the estate of Mrs Maybelle Horlick Sirilev. malted milk heiress who cieri Julv 6. revealed the reason for | consulted br their opposition to an inquest by Canadian authorities into the death. Bernard Magrudor, attorney; Andrew Pultz former secretary to the late Col. William Horlick. Sr invited William Horlick. Jr brother of the late heiress; and Col. Roy T. Far- j rand, head master of St Johns Military Academy, Delafield, Wis., are the four executors, who have sought an injunction by which they hope to halt the inquest.. William Horlick Sidley. son of the deceased, the fifth executor is urging an investigation into circumstances circumstances surrounding the death of his mother at Toronto, Magruder, adviser to the late heiress, acting a- spokesman for the other executors .said: “There is no question as to thr cause of Mrs Sidley s death an autopsy performed by three noted pathologists showed she died of natural causes. Thus there is no reason for the inquest. “At the hearing being conducted by the Crown, there can be no cross-examination of witnesses, and only witnesses called by the , Crown can be heard. A.s a result only one side of the entire affair can be presented, and anyone can j make wild statements which can j go unchallenged. “Other angles which certain par- j tics are trying to bring out at the j inquest should properly be taken up in the regular courts Racine Wis. Few American families of great wealth have had j the uneventful history that at- I taches to the Horhcks of malted milk millions The exception is Mrs Ma belle Emma Horlick Sidley, her mat ri- I monial troubles in 1931. and her recent death. She dieci in the On home of W. Perkins Bull, a Toronto ' attorney and man of mystery. To him she bequeathed from her estate estate a share estimated at 5830.000 Except for these things, the fain- j 11 v of the late William Horlick.! which has been established in Racine Racine since 1873, moved in discreet, conservative, almost an abnormal retirement from the social world, t The family had such a passion for anonymity that it has been a byword in the history of Racine newspapers that the name must ' _ . . , , Denot be mentioned In print, hone»er favorably, except on rarest occa- ert sions, and then only by .special ar- Jr rangement and permission. Curtain Finally Lifted. After all these years of cloistered cloistered existence, with such a studied D avoidance of publicity the family new finds itself the center of a world-wide curiosity. of of The elder Horlick. who died in 193tl, at the age of 90. was born in G! ouster shire. England. The youngest of nine children, he was apprenticed as a boy to a saddle maker. He came to the United States in 1869 and worked ior a time at his trade in Chicago. Then he sought our a distant of cousin, Joseph A Horlick, in Calc coma. Wis.. and was engaged by nim to sell lime and stone. In 1870 h( married Arabella Horlick. the daughter oi Joseph. 7’he Chicago! fire of 1871 created such a demand for building material that young Horlick made a reputation as a salesman. It was at about this time thut the idea of an infant’s health food came to him. and with the help of Arabella he worked out the first formula. Special Process Evolved. After many experiments, a process process of boiling nulk in a vacuum at relatively low temperatures was evolved. This method preserved the fooc propertles of the milk and did not require the addition of fresh milk Thereby the foundation foundation was laid for the Horlick ior- tune. The manufacture of this iood product wa,- begun in Chicago in 1873. In 1876 the growing business was moved to Racine. Four children children w^re bom of this marriage, Alice Priscilla (now dead', Alexander Alexander James, William, Jr . and Mabelle Mabelle Emma. Mr. Horlick became a naturalized citizen of the United States in 1887. The senior Horlick buiit an estate estate and a business and ran his family on solid old British lines. His appearance was that of a typical typical landed squire. He was bearded bearded lik* the late King George V of England, whom he greatly aomired. It was a custom around the Horlick factory for an employe to 'ouch at

Clipped from Dixon Evening Telegraph10 Aug 1938, WedPage 10

Dixon Evening Telegraph (Dixon, Illinois)10 Aug 1938, WedPage 10
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