Kate Horn
(Mrs. J.W. Buckland)
    - 1896

From: Types of Canadian Women, Past and Present Vol. I
By Henry J. Morgan, 1903

Miss Kate Horn, one of the most accomplished actresses on the American stage, married, at Buffalo, N.Y., about 1850, John Wellington Buckland, Esquire, a member of a New York banking firm, with whom she came to Montreal in 1852, on his assuming the management of the old Theatre Royal in Cote Street. 

There, for many years up to her retirement from the stage, she was the leading lady, playing the principal parts in support of such well-known " stars" as Forest, Booth, the Wallacks, Blake, Matthews, Jefferson, Sothern, and many others. She also played at the garrison theatricals while the Brigade of Guards was stationed in Montreal, during the American war, and numbered many of the principal officers among her personal friends. '' Pretty Kate Horn, as she was called," writes Curtis Guild in his  Chat About Celebrities, " was thought to be the handsomest woman in New York." 

Her husband died in Montreal, in November, 1872 ; she died, at the same place September 10th, 1896, and is buried in the Roman Catholic cemetery there.


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