Elmer Elsworth Houghton1,2,3

M, #47731, b. 7 June 1862, d. 9 October 1949

Family: Jane Erickson b. c 1871

  • Marriage*: Elmer Elsworth Houghton married Jane Erickson on circa 1894 mar 16 years in 1910.1

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BirthJun 7, 1862MN, USA, age 9 in 1870 census; age 19 in 1880 census; age 38 in 1900 census; age 47 in 1910 census; age 56, NS (Nova Scotia?) in 1920 census; age 67 in 1930 census; age 77 in 1940 census1,6
Occupation1880farmer
Marriagecirca 1894mar 16 years in 19101
1900 Census1900La Crosse, La Crosse Co., WI, USA, age 38, brakeman7
1910 Census1910La Crosse, La Crosse Co., WI, USA, age 47, railroad trainman8
1920 Census1920La Crosse, La Crosse Co., WI, USA, age 56, railroad brakeman1,9
1930 Census1930La Crosse, La Crosse Co., WI, USA, age 67, steam railroad pass. brakeman10
1940 Census1940Naperville, DuPage Co., IL, USA, age 77, none11
DeathOct 9, 1949DuPage Co., IL, USA, Cert. 0040822, age 873
ParentsSfather born in VT, mother born in NJ/PA7

Citations

  1. [S235] U.S. Census, 1920 Soundex, La Crosse, La Crosse Co., WI, Film 882, Box 64, Vol. 13, E.D. 39, Sh. 10, Ln. 33.
  2. [S1308] World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918, online http://content.ancestry.com, Roll: 1674746.
  3. [S654] Electronic Web Site, , Illinois Statewide Death Index, 1916-1950: Houghton Surname search.
  4. [S1228] 1870 U.S. Federal Census , Mound Prairie, Houston, Minnesota; Roll: T132_6; Page: 1184; Image: 258; Family History Library Film: 830426; line 5.
  5. [S882] Ancestry.Com, online www.ancestry.com, http://trees.ancestry.com/tree/34836970/person/18704787785
  6. [S882] Ancestry.Com, online www.ancestry.com, http://trees.ancestry.com/tree/944922/person/6966117961
  7. [S1230] 1900 U.S. Federal Census , La Crosse Ward 14, La Crosse, Wisconsin; Roll: T623_1795; Page: 11A; Enumeration District: 81; line 16, dwl 1514-205-213.
  8. [S1231] 1910 U.S. Federal Census , La Crosse, La Crosse Co., Wisconsin; Roll: 1716; Enumeration District: 111; Sheet: 5B; line 77, dwl 1514-112-116.
  9. [S1232] 1920 U.S. Federal Census , La Crosse Ward 14, La Crosse, Wisconsin; Roll: T625_1992; Page: 11A; Enumeration District: 104; line 29, dwl 1908-9-9.
  10. [S1233] 1930 U.S. Federal Census , Burns, La Crosse Co., Wisconsin; Roll: 2579; Enumeration District: 26; Sheet: 5B; line 53, dwl 1908-123-125.
  11. [S1479] 1940 U.S. Federal Census , Naperville, DuPage, Illinois; Roll: T627_797; Page: 6B; Enumeration District: 22-50; line 55, dwl 11.

Jane Erickson1,2

F, #47732, b. circa 1871

Family: Elmer Elsworth Houghton b. 7 Jun 1862, d. 9 Oct 1949

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Birthcirca 1871Norway, age 29 in 1900 census; age 49 in 1920 census; age 70 in 1940 census1
Immigration18763
Naturalization1893
Marriagecirca 1894mar 16 years in 19101
1900 Census1900La Crosse, La Crosse Co., WI, USA, age 38, brakeman4
1910 Census1910La Crosse, La Crosse Co., WI, USA, age 47, railroad trainman5
1920 Census1920La Crosse, La Crosse Co., WI, USA, age 56, railroad brakeman1,3
1930 Census1930La Crosse, La Crosse Co., WI, USA, age 67, steam railroad pass. brakeman6
1940 Census1940Naperville, DuPage Co., IL, USA, age 77, none7
1950 US Census1950Naperville, IL, USA, age 50, widowed, furniture factory draftsman
ParentsDparents born in Norway4

Citations

  1. [S235] U.S. Census, 1920 Soundex, La Crosse, La Crosse Co., WI, Film 882, Box 64, Vol. 13, E.D. 39, Sh. 10, Ln. 33.
  2. [S882] Ancestry.Com, online www.ancestry.com, http://trees.ancestry.com/tree/944922/person/6966117961
  3. [S1232] 1920 U.S. Federal Census , La Crosse Ward 14, La Crosse, Wisconsin; Roll: T625_1992; Page: 11A; Enumeration District: 104; line 29, dwl 1908-9-9.
  4. [S1230] 1900 U.S. Federal Census , La Crosse Ward 14, La Crosse, Wisconsin; Roll: T623_1795; Page: 11A; Enumeration District: 81; line 16, dwl 1514-205-213.
  5. [S1231] 1910 U.S. Federal Census , La Crosse, La Crosse Co., Wisconsin; Roll: 1716; Enumeration District: 111; Sheet: 5B; line 77, dwl 1514-112-116.
  6. [S1233] 1930 U.S. Federal Census , Burns, La Crosse Co., Wisconsin; Roll: 2579; Enumeration District: 26; Sheet: 5B; line 53, dwl 1908-123-125.
  7. [S1479] 1940 U.S. Federal Census , Naperville, DuPage, Illinois; Roll: T627_797; Page: 6B; Enumeration District: 22-50; line 55, dwl 11.

Walter Elsworth Houghton1,2

M, #47733, b. 5 June 1899, d. 20 August 1984

Family 1: Esther V. Gilmore b. 15 Nov 1900, d. 3 Sep 1925

Family 2: Mabel Irene Rau

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BirthJun 5, 1899La Crosse, La Crosse Co., WI, USA, age 11/12 in 1900 census; age 10 in 1910 census; age 20 in 1920 census; age 31 in 1930 census; age 40 in 1940 census1,3
Mil. DraftSep 12, 1918La Crosse, La Crosse Co., WI, USA, age 19, driver, Pastuerized Milk Co.2
Marriage4
1930 Census1930Lisle, DuPage Co., IL, USA, a Walter E. Houghton, age 31, widower, furniture mfg. designer5
Occupation1940furniture manufacturer, chief draftsman
1950 US Census1950Naperville, IL, USA, age 50, widowed, furniture factory draftsman
Marriage4
DeathAug 20, 1984Naperville, DuPage Co., IL, USA3
BiographyHOUGHTON, Walter Elsworth Sr. was born June 5, 1899 in La Crosse, La Crosse County, Wisconsin the son of Elmer Elsworth Houghton and Jane Erickson. His father Elmer was also a member of Euclid Lodge. He attended the public schools in La Crosse and graduated from the La Crosse High School in 1917. Following graduation he was employed as a driver for the Pasteurized Milk Company in La Crosse, Wisconsin. He was drafted into the Army when World War I broke out and trained as an aircraft mechanic at Fort Grant. After the war he went to work as a tool and die maker for the Stamping & Tool Company in La Crosse. About 1924 he went into partnership with Durward H. Lewis and they operated an automobile repair shop in La Crosse under the name Houghton & Lewis. He married Esther V. Gilmore about 1923 and they were the parents of a son, Walter Elsworth Jr. who was born in 1924. Esther was a nurse who cared for Tuberculosis patients and she died September 3, 1925 after contracting the disease. Walter moved to Naperville about 1926, following Esther’s death, leaving Walter Jr. in the care of his father and mother in La Crosse. He was reunited with his son when Elmer and Jane Houghton moved to Naperville in 1931. From the time Walter moved to Naperville and he was reunited with his son, he would drive up to La Crosse every other weekend to visit him. He took a course in Drafting through the International Correspondence School and was employed in Naperville at the Kroehler Furniture Manufacturing Company first as a designer, then as Supervisor of Drafting. Peter Kroehler, the founder of The Kroehler Furniture Manufacturing Company sent Walter to the Art Institute in Chicago to learn about furniture design. Walter was the supervisor of all draftsmen in the company when he retired after 39 years with Kroehlers. He married Mabel Irene Rau August 21, 1951 in Oak Park, Illinois, with his son Walter Jr. and Walter’s wife Rosalie (nee Moore) as witnesses. He was raised a Master Mason November 30, 1926 and served as Master of the Lodge in 1933 and 1934. His name is engraved in the back of the Oriental Chair that is situated in the East, a testament to the esteem he was held in by his employer at the time, Delmar Leroy Kroehler (also a member of the Lodge). He served as Treasurer of the Lodge for 40 years from 1935 thru 1974 and was also a member of Euclid Chapter No. 13, Royal Arch Masons and served as High Priest in 1931. He also served on the Naperville Masonic Temple Association board and was responsible for the installation of the first chair lift. He would often pick up and take home members of the Lodge who could no longer drive, so that they could continue to attend meetings. He died August 20, 1984 in Naperville, DuPage County, Illinois and was buried in the Oak Grove Cemetery, La Crosse, La Crosse County, Wisconsin.



http://www.napervillemasonic.org/past_master_pages/1900_1949/houghton_walter.html

Citations

  1. [S235] U.S. Census, 1920 Soundex, La Crosse, La Crosse Co., WI, Film 882, Box 64, Vol. 13, E.D. 39, Sh. 10, Ln. 33.
  2. [S1308] World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918, online http://content.ancestry.com, Roll: 1674746.
  3. [S882] Ancestry.Com, online www.ancestry.com, http://trees.ancestry.com/tree/944922/person/6966057752
  4. [S882] Ancestry.Com, online www.ancestry.com, http://trees.ancestry.com/tree/944922/person/6966054407
  5. [S1233] 1930 U.S. Federal Census , Lisle, DuPage Co., Illinois; ; Roll: 512; Enumeration District: 31; Page 5, Sheet: 5A; line 40, dwl 215-100-123.
  6. [S1233] 1930 U.S. Federal Census , La Crosse, La Crosse Co., Wisconsin; Roll: 2579; Enumeration District: 26; Sheet: 5B; line 53, dwl 1908-123-125.

Emogene A. Houghton1

F, #47734, b. circa 1853

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Birthcirca 1853WI, USA, age 67 in 1920 census1
1920 Census1920West Salem, La Crosse Co., WI, USA1

Citations

  1. [S235] U.S. Census, 1920 Soundex, West Salem, La Crosse Co., WI, Film 882, Box 64, Vol. 36, E.D. 117, Sh. 7, Ln. 26.

Frank D. Houghton1

M, #47735, b. circa 1850

Family: Mary J. (?) b. c 1855

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Birthcirca 1850NY, USA, age 70 in 1920 census1
Marriage1
1920 Census1920Wauwalosa, Milwaukee Co., WI, USA, and Laura Madge1

Citations

  1. [S235] U.S. Census, 1920 Soundex, Wauwalosa, Milwaukee Co., WI, Film 882, Box 64, Vol. 63, E.D. 318, Sh. 30, Ln. 89.

Mary J. (?)1

F, #47736, b. circa 1855

Family: Frank D. Houghton b. c 1850

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Birthcirca 1855WI, USA, age 65 in 1920 census1
Marriage1
1920 Census1920Wauwalosa, Milwaukee Co., WI, USA, and Laura Madge1

Citations

  1. [S235] U.S. Census, 1920 Soundex, Wauwalosa, Milwaukee Co., WI, Film 882, Box 64, Vol. 63, E.D. 318, Sh. 30, Ln. 89.

Laura Houghton1

F, #47737, b. circa 1879

Family: (?) Madge

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Birthcirca 1879WI, USA, age 41 in 1920 census1
Marriage1

Citations

  1. [S235] U.S. Census, 1920 Soundex, Wauwalosa, Milwaukee Co., WI, Film 882, Box 64, Vol. 63, E.D. 318, Sh. 30, Ln. 89.

(?) Madge1

M, #47738

Family: Laura Houghton b. c 1879

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Marriage1

Citations

  1. [S235] U.S. Census, 1920 Soundex, Wauwalosa, Milwaukee Co., WI, Film 882, Box 64, Vol. 63, E.D. 318, Sh. 30, Ln. 89.

Frederick John Houghton1

M, #47739, b. 2 October 1891

Family: Marie S. (?) b. c 1893

  • Marriage*: Frederick John Houghton married Marie S. (?) on circa 1912 age 21 and 19.2

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BirthOct 2, 1891Waukesha, Waukesha Co., WI, USA, age 18 in 1910 census; age 28 in 1920 census; age 38 in 1930 census; age 48 in 1940 census2,1
Occupation1910drug store salesman
Marriagecirca 1912age 21 and 192
Mil. DraftJun 5, 1917Waukesha Co., WI, USA, age 26, a druggist1
1920 Census1920Waukesha, Waukesha Co., WI, USA
1930 Census1930Columbus, Franklin Co., OH, USA, age 38, perfumes commercial traveller3
1940 Census1940Clinton, Franklin Co., OH, USA, age 48, cosmetic mfg traveling salesman4

Citations

  1. [S1308] World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918, online http://content.ancestry.com, Roll: 1675078.
  2. [S235] U.S. Census, 1920 Soundex, Waukesha, Waukesha Co., WI, Film 882, Box 64, Vol. 92, E.D. 202, Sh. 3, Ln. 34.
  3. [S1233] 1930 U.S. Federal Census , Columbus, Franklin Co., Ohio; Roll: 1802; Enumeration District: 168; Sheet: 21B; line 88, dwl 368-313-316.
  4. [S1479] 1940 U.S. Federal Census , Clinton, Franklin, Ohio; Roll: T627_3068; Page: 63B; Enumeration District: 25-13B.

Marie S. (?)1

F, #47740, b. circa 1893

Family: Frederick John Houghton b. 2 Oct 1891

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Birthcirca 1893WI, USA, age 27 in 1920 census; age 37 in 1930 census; age 47 in 1940 census1
Marriagecirca 1912age 21 and 191
1920 Census1920Waukesha, Waukesha Co., WI, USA
1930 Census1930Columbus, Franklin Co., OH, USA, age 38, perfumes commercial traveller2
1940 Census1940Clinton, Franklin Co., OH, USA, age 48, cosmetic mfg traveling salesman3
ParentsDparents born in WI

Citations

  1. [S235] U.S. Census, 1920 Soundex, Waukesha, Waukesha Co., WI, Film 882, Box 64, Vol. 92, E.D. 202, Sh. 3, Ln. 34.
  2. [S1233] 1930 U.S. Federal Census , Columbus, Franklin Co., Ohio; Roll: 1802; Enumeration District: 168; Sheet: 21B; line 88, dwl 368-313-316.
  3. [S1479] 1940 U.S. Federal Census , Clinton, Franklin, Ohio; Roll: T627_3068; Page: 63B; Enumeration District: 25-13B.

Jack S. Houghton1

M, #47741, b. circa 1914

Family: Beth (?) b. c 1916

  • Marriage*: Jack S. Houghton married Beth (?)2

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Birthcirca 1914WI, USA, age 5 in 1920 census; age 16 in 1930 census; age 26 in 1940 census1
Marriage2
1940 Census1940East Cleveland, Cuyahoga Co., OH, USA, age 26, industrial engineer, meter2
Residence1942Cleveland, Cuyahoga Co., OH, USA3

Citations

  1. [S235] U.S. Census, 1920 Soundex, Waukesha, Waukesha Co., WI, Film 882, Box 64, Vol. 92, E.D. 202, Sh. 3, Ln. 34.
  2. [S1479] 1940 U.S. Federal Census , East Cleveland, Cuyahoga, Ohio; Roll: T627_3051; Page: 4B; Enumeration District: 18-98; line 57, dwl 1755.
  3. [S1323] "WWII Draft Registration 1942", National Archives and Records Administration (NARA); Washington, D.C.; ; State Headquarters: Ohio.

Jane Marie Houghton1

F, #47742, b. circa 1917

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Birthcirca 1917WI, USA, age 2 6/12 in 1920 census; age 12 in 1930 census1

Citations

  1. [S235] U.S. Census, 1920 Soundex, Waukesha, Waukesha Co., WI, Film 882, Box 64, Vol. 92, E.D. 202, Sh. 3, Ln. 34.

George Albert Houghton

M, #47743, b. circa 1872

Family: Esther Morphew b. c 1896

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Birthcirca 1872England
Marriage1
1921 Canadian Censu1921Ontario, Canada, age 42, oil refinery coal passer
1940 Census1940Detroit, MI, USA, age 66, none: born Eng;
George Holton      66      Head
Esther Holton
     48      Wife
George Holton
     21      Son
Wilfred Holton
     16      Son

Citations

  1. [S235] U.S. Census, 1920 Soundex, Marietta? Co., WI, Film 882, Box 64, Vol. 44, E.D. 133, Sh. 9, Ln. 13.
  2. [S882] Ancestry.Com, online www.ancestry.com, http://search.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll

Esther Morphew

F, #47744, b. circa 1896

Family: George Albert Houghton b. c 1872

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Birthcirca 1896MI, USA, age 24 in 1920 census; age 34 in 1930 census; age 43 in 1940 census1
Marriage1
1921 Canadian Censu1921Ontario, Canada, age 42, oil refinery coal passer
1940 Census1940Detroit, MI, USA, age 66, none: born Eng;
George Holton      66      Head
Esther Holton
     48      Wife
George Holton
     21      Son
Wilfred Holton
     16      Son
ParentsDparents born in MI

Citations

  1. [S235] U.S. Census, 1920 Soundex, Marietta? Co., WI, Film 882, Box 64, Vol. 44, E.D. 133, Sh. 9, Ln. 13.
  2. [S882] Ancestry.Com, online www.ancestry.com, http://search.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll

Ethelmae Houghton

F, #47745, b. 21 April 1916, d. 6 May 1975

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BirthApr 21, 1916MI, USA, age 3 8/12 in 1920 census; age 13 in 1930 census1
DeathMay 6, 1975WI, USA

Citations

  1. [S235] U.S. Census, 1920 Soundex, Marietta? Co., WI, Film 882, Box 64, Vol. 44, E.D. 133, Sh. 9, Ln. 13.

June Elizabeth Houghton

F, #47746, b. 18 July 1919, d. 17 June 2018

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BirthJul 18, 1919Escanaba, Delta Co., MI, USA, age 5/12 in 1920 census; age 10 in 1930 census
DeathJun 17, 2018Wittenberg, Shawano Co., WI, USA

George Lewis Houghton1,2

M, #47747, b. 24 May 1869, d. 26 January 1929

Family: Luella Clinger b. 27 Nov 1876, d. 7 Oct 1930

  • Marriage*: George Lewis Houghton married Luella Clinger on circa 1892 mar 8 years in 1900 census.1,4

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BirthMay 24, 1869Beetown, Grant Co., WI, USA, age 11 in 1880 census; age 40 in 1910 census; age 50 in 1920 census3,2
Marriagecirca 1892mar 8 years in 1900 census1,4
1900 Census1900Beetown, Grant Co., WI, USA, age 31, farmer5
1910 Census1910Beetown, Grant Co., WI, USA, age 40, farmer6
1920 Census1920Beetown, Grant Co., WI, USA, age 50, farmer1,7
DeathJan 26, 1929Beetown, Grant Co., WI, USA2
ObituaryJan 30, 1929Obit Grant County Herald, Lancaster WI, dated: 01/30/1929

George Lewis Houghton, a well known farmer of Beetown township, died at his home there suddenly Saturday noon of heart failure. Mr Houghton had been in poor health for some time but his unexpected death was a shock to his family and wide circle of friends. He was 59 years, eight months and two day of age and had spent his entire life on the farm where he was born.

Funeral services were held in Beetown church yesterday afternoon with burial in the cemetery there. The Rev Houghton of the Latter Day Saints church officiated at the services. Mr Houghton leaves a wife, the former Luella Clinger, and four children: Mrs Birdie (Archie) Bass, Beetown, Mrs Stella (Joe) Foster, Lancaster, Mr Louis (Helena) Houghton, Beetown, and young Kenneth at home with his mother.8
BurialBeetown Cemetery, Beetown, Grant Co., WI, USA9

Citations

  1. [S235] U.S. Census, 1920 Soundex, Grant Co., WI, Film 882, Box 64, Vol. 26, E.D. 91, Sh. 6, Ln. 38.
  2. [S654] Electronic Web Site, , http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi
  3. [S235] U.S. Census, 1880 Soundex, Beetown Town, Grant Co., WI, Reel 18, Vol. 10, ED. 98, Sh. 28, Ln. 28.
  4. [S1308] World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918, online http://content.ancestry.com, Roll: 1674639.
  5. [S1230] 1900 U.S. Federal Census , Beetown, Grant Co., Wisconsin; Roll: T623 ; Enumeration District: 23; Sheet 11B; line 81, dwl 242-246.
  6. [S1231] 1910 U.S. Federal Census , Beetown, Grant, Wisconsin; Roll: T624_1710; Page: 7B; Enumeration District: 14; line 95, dwl 149-149.
  7. [S1232] 1920 U.S. Federal Census , Beetown, Grant, Wisconsin; Roll: T625_1987; Page: 6A; Enumeration District: 91; line 38, dwl 112-112.
  8. [S654] Electronic Web Site, , http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi
  9. [S654] Electronic Web Site, , http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi

Luella Clinger1,2,3

F, #47748, b. 27 November 1876, d. 7 October 1930

Family: George Lewis Houghton b. 24 May 1869, d. 26 Jan 1929

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BirthNov 27, 1876Lancaster, Grant Co., WI, USA, age 24 in 1900 census; age 33 in 1910 census; age 43 in 1920 census; age 53 in 1930 census1,4
Marriagecirca 1892mar 8 years in 1900 census1,2
1900 Census1900Beetown, Grant Co., WI, USA, age 31, farmer5
1910 Census1910Beetown, Grant Co., WI, USA, age 40, farmer6
1920 Census1920Beetown, Grant Co., WI, USA, age 50, farmer1,7
1930 Census1930Beetown, Grant Co., WI, USA, age 53; widow; next door to son Louis8
DeathOct 7, 1930Lancaster, Grant Co., WI, USA4
ObituaryInformation from newspaper clipping-source of newspaper unknown but probably Grant County Herald. (Karen found this clipping when going through some of her mother's boxes - June, 1996)

IN MEMORIAM
Mrs. Louella Houghton

Louella, only daughter of John and Mary Ann Klinger (sic), was born in the township of Lancaster, Grant County, Wisconsin, November 27, 1876. Early in life she was left motherless. December 26, 1892, she was united in marriage to George L Houghton of Beetown. Together they made a home near the village, where they thereafter resided. To the union were born four children: daughters Birdie (Mrs. Archie Bass) and Stella (Mrs. John (sic) Foster); and two sons Leonis (sic) and Kenneth. Less than two years ago Mr. Houghton passed suddenly into the Great Beyond.

The stricken wife bravely took up the burden laid down, remaining on the farm, and with the young son, Kenneth, doing the best she could, until advancing disease forced her to seek medical aid. After weeks of suffering, she entered the J.C. Doolittle hospital at Lancaster and submitted to an operation which was thought to be successful. However, complications appeared and the beloved mother passed away in this city, October 7, 1930, aged 53 years, ten months and ten days.

With the sons and daughters who mourn, there are three grandchildren, one half-brother: Roy Klinger, Schullsburg; two half-sisters: Mrs. Clara Gibson, Arthur, and Mrs. Bessie Cook, South Dakota; all of her lamented husband's relatives and many friends.

Mrs. Houghton was a woman of a quiet, unobtrusive manner, the key- note of whose life was absolute unselfishness and service to others. With never a thought of self, her time and energies were expended on her family and home until, broken in health, she was obliged to retire from activity. Her heart was filled with kindness and of her it can truly be said she had no enemies. She was a faithful and active member of the Beetown camp of Royal Neighbors of America, and a consistent member of the Church of Latter Day Saints. She will be sadly missed in the community.

The sorrow of her passing was typified in the beautiful floral offerings and the immense crowd that gathered to pay the last tribute of respect. In the village church at Beetown, with Rev George Willett, Methodist Episcopalian minister of Lancaster, officiating, services were held with burial by the side of her husband in the village cemetery. The Royal Neighbors gave their beautiful ritual at the grave.4
BurialBeetown Cemetery, Beetown, Grant Co., WI, USA4
ParentsDfather born in PA/WI, mother born in WI

Citations

  1. [S235] U.S. Census, 1920 Soundex, Grant Co., WI, Film 882, Box 64, Vol. 26, E.D. 91, Sh. 6, Ln. 38.
  2. [S1308] World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918, online http://content.ancestry.com, Roll: 1674639.
  3. [S654] Electronic Web Site, , http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi
  4. [S654] Electronic Web Site, , http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi
  5. [S1230] 1900 U.S. Federal Census , Beetown, Grant Co., Wisconsin; Roll: T623 ; Enumeration District: 23; Sheet 11B; line 81, dwl 242-246.
  6. [S1231] 1910 U.S. Federal Census , Beetown, Grant, Wisconsin; Roll: T624_1710; Page: 7B; Enumeration District: 14; line 95, dwl 149-149.
  7. [S1232] 1920 U.S. Federal Census , Beetown, Grant, Wisconsin; Roll: T625_1987; Page: 6A; Enumeration District: 91; line 38, dwl 112-112.
  8. [S1233] 1930 U.S. Federal Census , Beetown, Grant Co., Wisconsin; Roll: 2574; Enumeration District: 2; Page 11, Sheet: 8A; line 27, dwl 150-150.

Louis Edward Houghton1,2,3

M, #47749, b. 12 January 1898, d. 3 November 1969

Family: Helena G. Bast b. 8 Nov 1900, d. 23 May 1984

  • Marriage*: Louis Edward Houghton married Helena G. Bast on circa 1922 age 24 and 22.3

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BirthJan 12, 1898Lancaster, Grant Co., WI, USA, Jan 1898, age 2 in 1900 census; age 12 in 1910 census; age 22 in 1920 census; age 32 in 1930 census; age 42 in 1940 census1,2,4
Mil. DraftSep 12, 1918Lancaster, Grant Co., WI, USA, age 20, farm laborer on father's farm2
Marriagecirca 1922age 24 and 223
1930 Census1930Beetown, Grant Co., WI, USA5
1940 Census1940Beetown, Grant Co., WI, USA, age 42, farmer6
DeathNov 3, 1969Lancaster, Grant Co., WI, USA4
ObituaryLancaster Herald Independent, Thursday, November 6, 1969

Louis Houghton, 71, Beetown, died Monday in a Lancaster Hospital after a long illness.

He had farmed in the Beetown area and belonged to the Modern Woodman Lodge.

Surviving are his wife, Helena; two sons, Melvin, Cassville, and Lyle, Bloomington; two sisters, Mrs Archie Bass, Beetown, and Mrs Stella Foster, Lancaster; a brother Kenneth, Sauk City; ten grandchildren and nine great grand children.

Funeral services were held Wednesday, November 15, at 1:30pm at the Harris and Wepking Funeral Home. Rev David Kallio officiated with burial in the Beetown cemetery.4

Citations

  1. [S235] U.S. Census, 1920 Soundex, Grant Co., WI, Film 882, Box 64, Vol. 26, E.D. 91, Sh. 6, Ln. 38.
  2. [S1308] World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918, online http://content.ancestry.com, Roll: 1674639.
  3. [S93] Newspaper Obituary, Lyle K. Houghton - Baraboo News-Republic (Jun/20/2004), WI.
  4. [S654] Electronic Web Site, , http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi
  5. [S1233] 1930 U.S. Federal Census , Beetown, Grant Co., Wisconsin; Roll: 2574; Enumeration District: 2; Page 11, Sheet: 8A; line 23, dwl 149-149.
  6. [S1479] 1940 U.S. Federal Census , Beetown, Grant, Wisconsin; Roll: T627_4481; Page: 4A; Enumeration District: 22-2.

Stella Mae Houghton1

F, #47750, b. 7 December 1902, d. 25 June 1991

Family: Joseph Foster b. 3 Jul 1902, d. 17 Jul 1959

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BirthDec 7, 1902Beetown, Grant Co., WI, USA, age 7 in 1910 census; age 17 in 1920 census1,2
Marriage1921Lancaster, WI, USA3
DeathJun 25, 1991Lancaster, Grant Co., WI, USA2
ObituaryJun 27, 1991Lancaster Herald Independent, June 27, 1991

Stella M Foster, 88, 703 S Washington St, Lancaster, died at Lancaster Living Center Tuesday, June 25, 1991.

Mrs Foster was born Stella Houghton in Beetown, December 7, 1902, daughter of George and Luella Klinger Houghton.

She married Joseph Foster at the Congregational parsonage in Lancaster in 1921. They farmed in the Lancaster and Beetown areas for many years.

She was a member of Bethlehem Evangelical and Reformed United Church of Christ, Lancaster.

She is survived by
...one daughter, Etola (Mrs Wilbur) Heberlein, Lancaster,
...four grandchildren,
......Judy (Mrs Monroe) Adrian, Cassville;
......William (Penny) Heberlein, Madison;
......Diane (Mrs Merlin) Breihan, Lancaster; and
......Vicky (Mrs Roger) Case, Lancaster;
...11 great grand children; and
...one great great granddaughter.

She was preceded in death by
...her husband, Joseph, in 1959;
...one sister Birdie Bass, and
...two brothers, Lewis and Kenneth.

Services were held at O'Rourke-Schwartz Funeral Home, Lancaster, Thursday, June 27, 1991, with burial in Hillside Cemetery, Lancaster.

Citations

  1. [S235] U.S. Census, 1920 Soundex, Grant Co., WI, Film 882, Box 64, Vol. 26, E.D. 91, Sh. 6, Ln. 38.
  2. [S1485] Findagrave.com, online http://www.findagrave.com, http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi
  3. [S654] Electronic Web Site, , http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi

Kenneth Leroy Houghton1

M, #47751, b. 29 March 1911, d. 20 May 1981

Family: Florence L. Cohoe b. 5 Dec 1916, d. 19 Dec 1995

Biography

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BirthMar 29, 1911Beetown, Grant Co., WI, USA, age 8 in 1920 census; age 19 in 1930 census; age 29 in 1940 census2,3
Occupation1930farm laborer
MarriageFeb 15, 1935Beetown, Grant Co., WI, USA, Galena, IL also given1
1940 Census1940Beetown, Grant Co, WI, USA, age 29, truck driver4
DeathMay 20, 1981Prairie du Sac, Sauk Co., WI, USA3
BurialCassville Cemetery, Cassville, Grant Co., WI, USA3
ObituaryGrant County Herald-Wed May 27, 1981

Kenneth L. Houghton, 70, of Route 2, Sauk City, formerly of the Lancaster area, died Wednesday, May 20, 1981, in Sauk City of an apparent heart attack.

Mr. Houghton was born March 29, 1911, in Beetown, WI, son of the late George and Luella (Clinger) Houghton. He was brother to Mrs. Stella (Joe) Foster, Lancaster; Mrs. Birdie (Archie) Bass, Beetown; and Mr. Louis (Helena) Houghton, Beetown. He was married to the former Florence Houghton on July 15, 1935, in Galena, IL, by D.S. Hunkins, Justice of the Peace.

Mr. Houghton and his family owned and operated the cheese factory in Ellenboro near Lancaster for many years, prior to moving to Sauk City in 1953. He had been employed at the Badger Ordinance Works and also at the Firehouse Restaurant before his retirement.

Services were held in 2:00pm, Saturday, May 23, at the Harris and Wepking Funeral Home in Lancaster, where friends and relatives called from 11:00am Saturday until time of service. The Rev Dr Laurence Goebel, pastor of Lancaster Methodist Church, officiated. Burial was in the Cassville Cemetery.

Surviving are his wife, the former Florence Cohoe; a son, Larry (Delores) of Cassville; two daughters, Karen (Robert) Adrian of Norfolk, Nebraska, and June (Roger) Loomis of Baraboo; 9 grandchildren; and a sister, Mrs. Stella Foster of Lancaster. He was preceded in death by his parents, the late Mr. and Mrs. George and Louella (Clinger) Houghton; his sister, Mrs. Birdie Bass, and his brother Mr. Louis Houghton, both formerly of Beetown.3

Citations

  1. [S654] Electronic Web Site, , http://www.genealogybank.com/gbnk/obituaries; Houghton Surname.
  2. [S235] U.S. Census, 1920 Soundex, Grant Co., WI, Film 882, Box 64, Vol. 26, E.D. 91, Sh. 6, Ln. 38.
  3. [S1485] Findagrave.com, online http://www.findagrave.com, http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi
  4. [S1479] 1940 U.S. Federal Census , Beetown, Grant, Wisconsin; Roll: T627_4481; Page: 9A; Enumeration District: 22-2.

Grover Houghton1

M, #47752, b. 29 June 1885, d. 14 September 1961

Family 1: Bessie Gates b. 7 Feb 1890, d. 6 May 1932

Family 2: Elfrieda Krohn b. 30 Jun 1894, d. May 1948

Biography

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BirthJun 29, 1885WI, USA, June 1886, age 13 in 1900 census; age 24 in 1910 census; age 34 in 1920 census; age 44 in 1930 census; age 54 in 1940 census; reel 0072, # 002135;1,3
MarriageDec 1, 1908Lancaster, WI, USA, age 22 and 18; mar 1 y in 1910 census1
1910 Census1910Wyalusing, Grant Co., WI, USA, age 24, farmer4
Mil. DraftSep 12, 1918Grant Co., WI, USA, age 33, farming3
1920 Census1920Beetown, Grant Co., WI, USA, age 34, farmer; 3 houses from 1st cousin George L. Houghton1,5
1930 Census1930Beetown, Grant Co., WI, USA, age 44, farmer6
Marriage
1940 Census1940Beetown, Grant Co., WI, USA, age 54, farmer7
Occupation1944farmer
DeathSep 14, 1961Dubuque, IA, USA

Citations

  1. [S235] U.S. Census, 1920 Soundex, Grant Co., WI, Film 882, Box 64, Vol. 26, E.D. 91, Sh. 6, Ln. 19.
  2. [S1230] 1900 U.S. Federal Census , Beetown, Grant Co., Wisconsin; Roll: 1790; Enumeration District: 23; Sheet: 9B; line 55, dwl 179-201.
  3. [S1308] World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918, online http://content.ancestry.com, Roll: 1674639.
  4. [S1231] 1910 U.S. Federal Census , Wyalusing, Grant, Wisconsin; Roll: T624_1711; Page: 6A; Enumeration District: 48; line 18, dwl 82-88.
  5. [S1232] 1920 U.S. Federal Census , Beetown, Grant, Wisconsin; Roll: T625_1987; Page: 6A; Enumeration District: 91; line 19, dwl 108-108.
  6. [S1233] 1930 U.S. Federal Census , Beetown, Grant Co., Wisconsin; Roll: 2574; Enumeration District: 2; Sheet: 2B; line 68, dwl 18-18.
  7. [S1479] 1940 U.S. Federal Census , Beetown, Grant, Wisconsin; Roll: T627_4481; Page: 6A; Enumeration District: 22-2.

Bessie Gates1

F, #47753, b. 7 February 1890, d. 6 May 1932

Family: Grover Houghton b. 29 Jun 1885, d. 14 Sep 1961

Biography

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BirthFeb 7, 1890Beetown, WI, USA, age 19 in 1910 census; age 30 in 1920 census; age 40 in 1930 census; age 45 in 1940 census1
MarriageDec 1, 1908Lancaster, WI, USA, age 22 and 18; mar 1 y in 1910 census1
1910 Census1910Wyalusing, Grant Co., WI, USA, age 24, farmer2
1920 Census1920Beetown, Grant Co., WI, USA, age 34, farmer; 3 houses from 1st cousin George L. Houghton1,3
1930 Census1930Beetown, Grant Co., WI, USA, age 44, farmer4
DeathMay 6, 1932WI, USA
ObituaryMay 18, 1932Bloomington, WI, USA, Bessie Gates was born on her father’s farm near Beotown, Wisconsin, February 7, 1890. She died at her home May 6, 1932, agod 42 years, 2 moni.hs and 29 days. She spent her early life In Beotown vicinity attending the grade school in Beetown and* later attending the high school in. Bloomington. Sho whs married to Grover Houghton December 1, 1908, at' Lancaster, Wlac'juula. Tills was a very happy union. Left to mourn the mothor’s loss Is one little daughter, Florence Marie, bom July 10, 1925; also her husband, her mother, Mrs- Willlam Gates, one sister, Klva, and one brother, Clarence. She bad a large number of relatives and through her kindly life gained a largo circle of Mends.
Her life was a busy one from childhood on and her many friends and relatives will long remember her many deeds of kindness. Sho was a truly Christian woman anxI enjoyed attending religious service« of all kinds. She attended when ever it was possible. She belonged to the Bloomington Chapter of the Eestern Star lodge and gained much pleasure from the Eastern Star work. She loved the beau-

gained much pleasure from the Eastern Star work. She loved the beauties of nature; the forests and flowers, the outdoor life ^pd loved the farm with its mmy tacks.
-A broken pong. It tell apart Jupt at It left the «Ingers heart,
A broken prayer hardly half said Uy u tired child at its trundle bed;
A broken life hardly half told When It dropped the . burden It scarce could hold.
Of these aougs and prayers and lives undone.
God gathers the fragments, every one.”
Funeral aerrlces were hold at the Dodge church Tuesday afternoon. May 10. Rev. H. A- Allison preached the
funeral sermon. The O. E- S- attended In a body and conducted the final ceremonies at the grave.
ParentsDparents born in WI

Citations

  1. [S235] U.S. Census, 1920 Soundex, Grant Co., WI, Film 882, Box 64, Vol. 26, E.D. 91, Sh. 6, Ln. 19.
  2. [S1231] 1910 U.S. Federal Census , Wyalusing, Grant, Wisconsin; Roll: T624_1711; Page: 6A; Enumeration District: 48; line 18, dwl 82-88.
  3. [S1232] 1920 U.S. Federal Census , Beetown, Grant, Wisconsin; Roll: T625_1987; Page: 6A; Enumeration District: 91; line 19, dwl 108-108.
  4. [S1233] 1930 U.S. Federal Census , Beetown, Grant Co., Wisconsin; Roll: 2574; Enumeration District: 2; Sheet: 2B; line 68, dwl 18-18.

Harley Everett Houghton1,2

M, #47754, b. 8 July 1891, d. 17 May 1946

Family: Helen Augusta Wobig b. 26 Oct 1893, d. 1 Nov 1971

Biography

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BirthJul 8, 1891Independence, IN, USA, Jul 1891, age 8 in 1900 census; age 18 in 1910 census; age 27 in 1920 census; age 39 in 1930 census; age 48 in 1940 census3,4
MarriageNov 1, 1913age 22 and 205,6,7
1920 Census1920Beloit, Rock Co., WI, USA, age 27, farm impliments tool maker; and mother in law Amelia Wobig, 47, Germany5,8
1930 Census1930Beloit, Rock Co., WI, USA, age 39, factory tool maker; and mother in law Emily Wobig, 57, Germany, widow9
1940 Census1940Beloit, Rock Co., WI, USA, age 48, engine factory tool maker10
DeathMay 17, 1946Beloit, Rock Co., WI, USA2
BurialOak Hill cemetery, Janesville, WI, USA
ObituaryMay 21, 1946Harley E. Houghton
Funeral services for Harley E. Houghton, 54, of 1306 Bluff street, Beloit, former Janesville resident, who died Friday morning, were held at 2 p. m. Monday in Our Saviors Lutheran church, Beloit. Burial was in Oak Hill cemetery, Janesville,
Mr. Houghton was born in Independence ( Ind., the son of Mr. and Mrs. James Houghton. He was married to Miss Helen Wobig of Janesville, Nov. 3, 1913. They lived here for two years before moving to Beloit.
Surviving are his wife; two daughters, Mrs.. Jean Mead and Janice Houghton, both of Beloit; à »on, David Houghton, Beloit; his mother, Mrs. Lucinda Houghton, Janesville; three brothers, Clayton, Janesville; Herman, Jefferson; and Chester Houghton, Rockford; six sisters, Mmes. Urban Donnelly, Minneapolis; William Campbell, Rockford; C. A. Ward. Cincinnati, 0; Wilmer Day and Leo Francis, both of Janesville, and Mark Clifford     Plano. Ill.               

Harley E. Houghton
Funeral services for Harley E. Houghton, 54, of 1306 Bluff street, Beloit, former Janesville resident, who died Friday morning, were held at 2 p. m. Monday in Our Saviors Lutheran church, Beloit. Burial was in Oak Hill cemetery, Janesville,
Mr. Houghton was born in Independence ( Ind., the son of Mr. and Mrs. James Houghton. He was married to Miss Helen Wobig of Janesville, Nov. 3, 1913. They lived here for two years before moving to Beloit.
Surviving are his wife; two daughters, Mrs.. Jean Mead and Janice Houghton, both of Beloit; à »on, David Houghton, Beloit; his mother, Mrs. Lucinda Houghton, Janesville; three brothers, Clayton, Janesville; Herman, Jefferson; and Chester Houghton, Rockford; six sisters, Mmes. Urban Donnelly, Minneapolis; William Campbell, Rockford; C. A. Ward. Cincinnati, 0; Wilmer Day and Leo Francis, both of Janesville, and Mark Clifford     Plano. Ill.               

Citations

  1. [S1231] 1910 U.S. Federal Census , Janesville Ward 4, Rock, Wisconsin; Roll: T624_1735; Page: 11A; line 21, dwl 520-209-226.
  2. [S415] E-mail from Scott Houghton, 11/5/2007.
  3. [S235] U.S. Census, 1900 Soundex, Pine Twp, Warren Co., IN, Box 92, Vol. 61?, E.D. 123, Sh. 8, Ln. 76.
  4. [S882] Ancestry.Com, online www.ancestry.com, http://trees.ancestry.com/tree/2862140/person/-1809306927
  5. [S235] U.S. Census, 1920 Soundex, Beloit, Rock Co., WI, Film 882, Box 64, Vol. 78, E.D. 93, Sh. 1, Ln. 82.
  6. [S1194] Richard A. Damon Jr and D. Bradford Damon, Damon Family of Schituate, MA Genealogy 2000, p. 575.
  7. [S415] E-mail from Scott Wayne Houghton, 11/5/2007: Gedcom File.
  8. [S1232] 1920 U.S. Federal Census , Beloit Ward 5, Rock, Wisconsin; Roll: T625_2013; Page: 1B; Enumeration District: 9; line 82, dwl 1306-21-22.
  9. [S1233] 1930 U.S. Federal Census , Beloit, Rock Co., Wisconsin; Roll: 2609; Enumeration District: 9; Page 165, Sheet: 9A; line 8, dwl 1306-213-220.
  10. [S1479] 1940 U.S. Federal Census , Beloit, Rock, Wisconsin; Roll: T627_4519; Page: 8A; Enumeration District: 53-14.
  11. [S882] Ancestry.Com, online www.ancestry.com, http://trees.ancestry.com/tree/2862140/person/-1805202077

Helen Augusta Wobig1,2

F, #47755, b. 26 October 1893, d. 1 November 1971

Family: Harley Everett Houghton b. 8 Jul 1891, d. 17 May 1946

Biography

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BirthOct 26, 1893WI, USA, age 26 in 1920 census; age 36 in 1930 census; age 46 in 1940 census1,3
MarriageNov 1, 1913age 22 and 201,2,4
1920 Census1920Beloit, Rock Co., WI, USA, age 27, farm impliments tool maker; and mother in law Amelia Wobig, 47, Germany1,5
1930 Census1930Beloit, Rock Co., WI, USA, age 39, factory tool maker; and mother in law Emily Wobig, 57, Germany, widow6
1940 Census1940Beloit, Rock Co., WI, USA, age 48, engine factory tool maker7
DeathNov 1, 1971Janesville, Rock Co., WI, USA3
ParentsDAmelia Wobig; parents born in Germany5

Citations

  1. [S235] U.S. Census, 1920 Soundex, Beloit, Rock Co., WI, Film 882, Box 64, Vol. 78, E.D. 93, Sh. 1, Ln. 82.
  2. [S1194] Richard A. Damon Jr and D. Bradford Damon, Damon Family of Schituate, MA Genealogy 2000, p. 575.
  3. [S415] E-mail from Scott Houghton, 11/5/2007.
  4. [S415] E-mail from Scott Wayne Houghton, 11/5/2007: Gedcom File.
  5. [S1232] 1920 U.S. Federal Census , Beloit Ward 5, Rock, Wisconsin; Roll: T625_2013; Page: 1B; Enumeration District: 9; line 82, dwl 1306-21-22.
  6. [S1233] 1930 U.S. Federal Census , Beloit, Rock Co., Wisconsin; Roll: 2609; Enumeration District: 9; Page 165, Sheet: 9A; line 8, dwl 1306-213-220.
  7. [S1479] 1940 U.S. Federal Census , Beloit, Rock, Wisconsin; Roll: T627_4519; Page: 8A; Enumeration District: 53-14.
  8. [S882] Ancestry.Com, online www.ancestry.com, http://trees.ancestry.com/tree/2862140/person/-1805202077

Harry William Fred Houghton1,2,3

M, #47756, b. 13 October 1878, d. 18 June 1954

Family: Nellie Scanlon b. 15 Mar 1878, d. 13 Apr 1944

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BirthOct 13, 1878Sheboygan, Sheboygan Co., WI, USA, age 1 in 1880 census; Oct 1878, age 21 in 1900 census; age 31 in 1910 census; age 41 in 1920 census; age 52 in 1930 census4
1900 Census1900Milwaukee, Milwaukee Co., WI, USA, age 48, widowed, none; also listed are married sisters Nellie Schoomlank and Emma Eaker and husbands5
Occupation1900bank book keeper
MarriageJun 12, 1901Milwaukee Co., WI, USA, age 23 and 234,2
1910 Census1910Milwaukee, Milwaukee Co., WI, USA, age 31, paints and oils auditor6
Mil. DraftSep 12, 1918Milwaukee, Milwaukee Co., WI, USA, age 393
1920 Census1920Milwaukee, Milwaukee Co., WI, USA, age 41, oil & paints secretary4,7
1930 Census1930Milwaukee, Milwaukee Co., WI, USA, age 52, accountant, own business8
DeathJun 18, 1954Milwaukee Co., WI, USA2

Citations

  1. [S235] U.S. Census, 1880 Soundex, St. Paul, Ramsey Co., MN, Reel 13, Vol. 12, ED. 6, Sh. 39, Ln. 12.
  2. [S415] E-mail from Patti Smerud, Sept. 24, 2004.
  3. [S1308] World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918, online http://content.ancestry.com, Roll: 1674815.
  4. [S235] U.S. Census, 1920 Soundex, Milwaukee, Milwaukee Co., WI, Film 882, Box 64, Vol. 54, E.D. 160, Sh. 9, Ln. 27.
  5. [S1230] 1900 U.S. Federal Census , Milwaukee Ward 7, Milwaukee, Wisconsin; Roll: 1801; Page: 10A; Enumeration District: 48; FHL microfilm: 1241801; line 14, dwl 536-118-168.
  6. [S1231] 1910 U.S. Federal Census , Milwaukee Ward 18, Milwaukee, Wisconsin; Roll: T624_1727; Page: 5B; Enumeration District: 202;
    line 71, dwl 387-89-100.
  7. [S1232] 1920 U.S. Federal Census , Milwaukee Ward 13, Milwaukee, Wisconsin; Roll: T625_2001; Page: 9A; Enumeration District: 160; line 27, dwl 1021-1-239.
  8. [S1233] 1930 U.S. Federal Census , Milwaukee, Milwaukee Co., Wisconsin; Roll: 2593; Enumeration District: 215; Page 22, Sheet: 6A; line 25, dwl 543-3-8.

Nellie Scanlon1,2

F, #47757, b. 15 March 1878, d. 13 April 1944

Family: Harry William Fred Houghton b. 13 Oct 1878, d. 18 Jun 1954

Biography

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BirthMar 15, 1878Milwaukee, Milwaukee Co., WI, USA, age 32 in 1910 census; age 41 in 1920 census; age 52 in 1930 census; age 62 in 1940 census1,2
MarriageJun 12, 1901Milwaukee Co., WI, USA, age 23 and 231,2
1920 Census1920Milwaukee, Milwaukee Co., WI, USA, age 41, oil & paints secretary1,3
1930 Census1930Milwaukee, Milwaukee Co., WI, USA, age 52, accountant, own business4
1940 Census1940Milwaukee, Milwaukee Co., WI, USA, age 62, married, none5
DeathApr 13, 1944Milwaukee, Milwaukee Co., WI, USA2
ParentsDfather born in Northern Ireland, mother born in WI

Citations

  1. [S235] U.S. Census, 1920 Soundex, Milwaukee, Milwaukee Co., WI, Film 882, Box 64, Vol. 54, E.D. 160, Sh. 9, Ln. 27.
  2. [S415] E-mail from Patti Smerud, Sept. 24, 2004.
  3. [S1232] 1920 U.S. Federal Census , Milwaukee Ward 13, Milwaukee, Wisconsin; Roll: T625_2001; Page: 9A; Enumeration District: 160; line 27, dwl 1021-1-239.
  4. [S1233] 1930 U.S. Federal Census , Milwaukee, Milwaukee Co., Wisconsin; Roll: 2593; Enumeration District: 215; Page 22, Sheet: 6A; line 25, dwl 543-3-8.
  5. [S1479] 1940 U.S. Federal Census , Milwaukee, Milwaukee, Wisconsin; Roll: T627_4558; Page: 5B; Enumeration District: 72-417.

Dorothy Helen Houghton1,2

F, #47758, b. 13 April 1903, d. 26 November 1970

Biography

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BirthApr 13, 1903Milwaukee, Milwaukee Co., WI, USA, age 7 in 1910 census; age 16 in 1920 census1,2
DeathNov 26, 19702

Citations

  1. [S235] U.S. Census, 1920 Soundex, Milwaukee, Milwaukee Co., WI, Film 882, Box 64, Vol. 54, E.D. 160, Sh. 9, Ln. 27.
  2. [S415] E-mail from Patti Smerud, Sept. 24, 2004.

Dr. William John Houghton MD1,2

M, #47759, b. 2 May 1906, d. 22 December 1969

Family: Dorothy Hurst b. c 1906

Biography

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BirthMay 2, 1906Milwaukee, Milwaukee Co., WI, USA, age 3 in 1910 census; age 13 in 1920 census; age 23 in 1930 census; age 34 in 1940 census1,2
Marriage3
1940 Census1940Milwaukee, Milwaukee Co., WI, USA, age 34, 5 years of college, private practice, medical doctor4
DeathDec 22, 19692
BiographyWilliam J. Houghton, M.D. (1906-1969), a general surgeon at Milwaukee, was a member of the Council of the State Medical Society of Wisconsin from 1961-69. Just prior to this death, he furthered the endowment established by his brother.

In establishing an award for medical students, the Houghton brothers hoped to encourage young men and women to a greater appreciation of the need for physicians to work together through their county, state and national medical organizations and to achieve a well-rounded education, including the socio-economic as well as the scientific.3
Biography"William was born first, but John arrived in less than a year, so they were inseparable, practically twins. When Bill started school a year ahead of John, both boys were so distressed at the separation that their mother kept Bill back a year so they could attend together. They were highly competitive. John was ranked number one in state amateur tennis for several years, and Bill number two. As a doubles team, they were unbeatable at the McKinley Marina courts. Bill and his future bride, Dorothy, were prom king and queen at Marquette University in 1929.

After Marquette Medical School, John took additional training in surgery at St. Joseph's Hospital in Milwaukee and the University of Pennsylvania Postgraduate School of Medicine. He chose to set up practice in Wisconsin Dells, which was a sleepy small town with barely one fudge stand at the time. During World War II, John tried numerous times to enlist, even going as far away as Chicago, but since he was the only doctor in a town, he was declared essential to his community. He did serve as a Lt. Commander in the Navy Reserves for many years. After the war and as the town grew, John's office expanded to ten doctors and a large staff, and the Dells Clinic served the population of a wide area.

Bill loved to work with his hands and developed that ability in five years of surgical apprenticeship with Fred Stratton, M.D. He continued to do a wide range of general surgery as well as general practice for thirty years. He also perfected his knack for drawing striking charcoal sketches of heads. He was a Lt. Commander in the Navy and led a medical team on a hospital ship in the South Pacific which, among other duties, treated hundreds of casualties from Saipan, the second bloodiest battle of the Pacific campaign.

Both were what today would be called "family physicians" and Bill also did surgery and obstetrics, which meant they made house calls and took phone calls around the clock. They were devoted to busy families and read the Journal of the American Medical Association, too, so their days were long and busy. They were competitive with their colleagues — always striving for excellence in diagnosis and treatment — and not infrequently they were competitive with each other, too. One's nose would be out of joint with the other, over some trivial slight, and they wouldn't speak with each other for months. But then they missed each other's familiar grousing and reminiscing so much that they set up a round of golf and dinner at the country club and were back on good terms. John hit the sweet spot on drives. Bill was surgical on chips and putts.

In all these respects, they were each complete physicians, but each not quite complete without the other. It was no accident that they thought of establishing the Houghton Award for one or several medical students who show high promise of becoming "complete physicians" themselves."3

Citations

  1. [S235] U.S. Census, 1920 Soundex, Milwaukee, Milwaukee Co., WI, Film 882, Box 64, Vol. 54, E.D. 160, Sh. 9, Ln. 27.
  2. [S415] E-mail from Patti Smerud, Sept. 24, 2004.
  3. [S654] Electronic Web Site, , http://www.wisconsinmedicalsociety.org/physician_resources/…
  4. [S1479] 1940 U.S. Federal Census , Milwaukee, Milwaukee, Wisconsin; Roll: T627_4558; Page: 10A; Enumeration District: 72-407.
  5. [S415] E-mail from Joyce Rowland Johnson, Jun 23, 2006.

Dr. John Henry Houghton M.D.1,2

M, #47760, b. 8 August 1907, d. 23 March 1968

Family: Elsie (?) b. c 1906

  • Marriage*: Dr. John Henry Houghton M.D. married Elsie (?)3

Biography

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BirthAug 8, 1907Milwaukee, Milwaukee Co., WI, USA, age 2 in 1910 census; age 12 in 1920 census; age 22 in 1930 census1,2
Marriage3
1940 Census1940Wisconsin Dell, Columbia Co., WI, USA, age 32, 8 years of college, private practice medical doctor3
DeathMar 23, 1968Columbia Co., WI, USA2
Biography"William was born first, but John arrived in less than a year, so they were inseparable, practically twins. When Bill started school a year ahead of John, both boys were so distressed at the separation that their mother kept Bill back a year so they could attend together. They were highly competitive. John was ranked number one in state amateur tennis for several years, and Bill number two. As a doubles team, they were unbeatable at the McKinley Marina courts. Bill and his future bride, Dorothy, were prom king and queen at Marquette University in 1929.

After Marquette Medical School, John took additional training in surgery at St. Joseph's Hospital in Milwaukee and the University of Pennsylvania Postgraduate School of Medicine. He chose to set up practice in Wisconsin Dells, which was a sleepy small town with barely one fudge stand at the time. During World War II, John tried numerous times to enlist, even going as far away as Chicago, but since he was the only doctor in a town, he was declared essential to his community. He did serve as a Lt. Commander in the Navy Reserves for many years. After the war and as the town grew, John's office expanded to ten doctors and a large staff, and the Dells Clinic served the population of a wide area.

Bill loved to work with his hands and developed that ability in five years of surgical apprenticeship with Fred Stratton, M.D. He continued to do a wide range of general surgery as well as general practice for thirty years. He also perfected his knack for drawing striking charcoal sketches of heads. He was a Lt. Commander in the Navy and led a medical team on a hospital ship in the South Pacific which, among other duties, treated hundreds of casualties from Saipan, the second bloodiest battle of the Pacific campaign.

Both were what today would be called "family physicians" and Bill also did surgery and obstetrics, which meant they made house calls and took phone calls around the clock. They were devoted to busy families and read the Journal of the American Medical Association, too, so their days were long and busy. They were competitive with their colleagues — always striving for excellence in diagnosis and treatment — and not infrequently they were competitive with each other, too. One's nose would be out of joint with the other, over some trivial slight, and they wouldn't speak with each other for months. But then they missed each other's familiar grousing and reminiscing so much that they set up a round of golf and dinner at the country club and were back on good terms. John hit the sweet spot on drives. Bill was surgical on chips and putts.

In all these respects, they were each complete physicians, but each not quite complete without the other. It was no accident that they thought of establishing the Houghton Award for one or several medical students who show high promise of becoming "complete physicians" themselves."4
Biography"John H. Houghton, M.D. (1907-1968), a general practitioner at Wisconsin Dells, was president of the State Medical Society of Wisconsin (now called the Wisconsin Medical Society) in 1965-66, and was a member of its Council, and Commission on Medical Care Plans. He was also a member of the Council on Health of the State of Wisconsin.

Shortly before his death, he endowed an award for deserving medical students who exhibit not only scholastic and scientific excellence, but interest as well in working together in a medically organized sense to achieve broad goals of public health"4

Citations

  1. [S235] U.S. Census, 1920 Soundex, Milwaukee, Milwaukee Co., WI, Film 882, Box 64, Vol. 54, E.D. 160, Sh. 9, Ln. 27.
  2. [S415] E-mail from Patti Smerud, Sept. 24, 2004.
  3. [S1479] 1940 U.S. Federal Census , Wisconsin Dells, Columbia, Wisconsin; Roll: T627_4466; Page: 14A; Enumeration District: 11-35.
  4. [S654] Electronic Web Site, , http://www.wisconsinmedicalsociety.org/physician_resources/…