91st PA: Charles Woodman Houghton

Charles Woodman Houghton

Before the war

He was born on 10 March 1837, in Vermont--perhaps in Pawlet, Rutland County, Vermont, apparently to Charles and Eliza Houghton. [sources: date: 11, 12, 20 (72 in 1910), 33, 3-6 (1837); 7 (43 in 1880), 8 (25 in 1861), 13 (23 in 1860), 14 (32 in 1870), 37 (63 in 1900), 31 (13 in 1850), 43 (82 in 1917), 44 (25 in 1863). place: 7, 13, 20, 30, 31, 33, 43, 44. parents: 31]

In 1850, he was living in Bennington, Bennington, Vermont. He was living with Charles and Eliza Houghton (presumably his parents), and with Sarah and Susan (presumably his sisters). [source: 31]

He moved to Philadelphia in 1855. [source: 33]

In 1859, he graduated from the University of Pennsylvania Medical Department. [sources: 33, 36]

In 1860, he was an M.D., living in the 19th ward of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He was living with his (presumed) parents Charles and Houghton, and a servant. [source: 13]

When he enlisted, he was living in Philadelphia. [source: 8]

During the war

He enlisted on 21 October 1861, at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He was mustered into service as assistant surgeon on 6 November 1861, at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He was an assistant surgeon. [sources: 1, 2 (4 Nov), 3, 5, 8 (4 Nov), 17 (Sep 61), 19 (Sep 61), 26 (4 Nov), 27 (4 Nov), 28 (4 Nov), 33, 39]

On 29 December 1861, he signed the death certificate for John Walters. [source: 25]

On 29 June 1862, he, along with the other commissioned officers in the regiment (except Colonel Gregory), signed a statement denying accusations that they were on the verge of open mutiny, that the regiment had been reduced to 400 men, and that Colonel Gregory was too lenient to Confederates and too harsh to men in the regiment. [source: 21]

He was discharged for promotion on 11 September 1862. He was transferred and promoted on 12 September 1862 to Major and Surgeon of the 124th Pennsylvania infantry. [sources: 1 (15 Sep), 2 (has 24th PA), 4, 5, 8 (18 Sep), 15 (15 Sep), 26 (12 Sep), 27 (12 Sep), 28 (12 Sep)]

He was mustered into service in the 124th Pennsylvania Infantry on 12 September 1862. [sources: 6, 15 (lists the date of his muster into the 91st PA), 39]

On 28 January 1863, he certified various facts about the death of John Walters (H). [source: 35]

He was mustered out with the regiment on 16 May 1863, when their term of service expired. [sources: 6, 15 (17 May 63--but the narrative has 16 May 63), 27 (17 May), 28 (17 May)]

In May/June 1863, he was registered for the draft. He was living on Frankford Road above York Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He was a surgeon. [source: 44]

On 3 February 1864, he was in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and was unable to provide any information about James Kiernan. He was able to provide an address for Isaac D Knight. [source: 32]

On 16 December 1864, he certified various facts about the death of John Walters (H). [source: 35]

He was mustered into service as surgeon in the 214th Pennsylvania Infantry on 21 March 1865. The 214th Pennsylvania served in guard and provost duty in the Shenendoah Valley until July 1865. It was then ordered to Washington, where it garrisoned the city. This is presumably when he was surgeon-in-chief of the garrison of Washington DC. A detachment was sent to Annapolis, Maryland, in November. He was mustered out with the regiment, at Washington DC, on 21 March 1866. [sources: 16, 17, 19, 24, 26, 27, 28, 33]

After the war

In 1865/66, he married Emeline [unknown family name]. She was born in 1839/40, in Pennsylvania. They apparently had two children:

[sources: 7, 14, 30 (both living in 1900)]

On 24 April 1869, he testified in support of the application for pension by Eliza Ann Scott, mother of Thomas B Scott. He was living at 1513 North 7th Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. [source: 38]

In 1870, Charles Houghton (32, born in Vermont) was a physician, living in the 20th ward of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He owned $1500 in personal property. He was living with his wife Emma, his son Horrace, and two domestic servants. [source: 14]

On 7 October 1871, he signed the death certificate for Anna Hebding, whose father Charles Hebding had served in the 91st. [source: 37]

In 1880, he was living at 1528 North Seventh Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He was living with his wife Emeline, his children Horace and Frank, his mother, and two servants. He was a medical doctor. [source: 7]

On 3 May 1882, he was elected to the Pennsylvania Commandery of the Military Order of the Loyal Legion. He had insignia number 2435. [sources: 24, 26, 27, 28, 29]

According to the 1906 and 1909 American Medical Directories, he graduated in 1892 from the Jefferson Medical College, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. According to the 1912 and 1914 American Medical Directories, he graduated in 1860 or 1859 from the Pennsylvania Medical College at Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. [sources: 9, 10, 11, 12]

In 1890, he was living at 1528 North 7th Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He was a physician. He reported one disability: "Ruptured". [sources: 17, 18]

He applied successfully for a pension on 3 June 1891 from Pennsylvania, under the Act of 27 June 1890. [sources: 2, 40, 41]

In 1900, he was living at 1578 North 7th Street, ward 20, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He was living with his wife Emeline, son Horace and Horace's wife Ethel, son Frank, and a servant. He was a physician. [source: 30]

He was included in a 1904 Who's who in Pennsylvania. He was a member of the Military Order of the Loyal Legion. He was then living at 1528 North Seventh Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. [source: 24]

He retired in 1905. [source: 33]

In 1906, he was practicing at 2031 North Front Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. By 1909, he had joined the American Medical Association. He was then practicing at Broad and Girard Avenue. [sources: 9, 10]

On 2 December 1907, his pension certificate was reissued. Effective 20 March 1907, he received $15 per month, under the Act of 6 February 1907. [sources: 2, 40, 41]

In 1910, he was living at 855 [North?] Broad Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He was a physician. He was widowed. [source: 20]

He probably moved to Narberth, Pennsylvania, in 1911. In 1912, he was no longer practicing, and was living in Narberth, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania. In 1914, he was living in Wynnewood, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania, apparently having moved there in October 1912. [sources: 11, 12, 36]

Effective 19 March 1912, his pension was increased to $20 per month. The pension certificate was issued on 30 March 1912. [source: 41]

On 15 July 1912, his pension certificate was reissued. Effective 17 May 1912, he received $30 per month, under the Act of 11 May 1912. [source: 41]

He died on 6 June 1917, at 1709 Green Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He died of uremia and chronic myocarditis, with gangrene of the left leg contributing. He was a member, among other organizations, of Integrity, 187 [?], St. John's Lodge of the Masonic Fraternity, the Odd Fellows, Loyal Legion Club, Medical Club, Physicians' Club, Columbia Club, and was surgeon of Meade Post, No. 1, Grand Army of the Republic. On 11 June 1917, he was buried at Westminster Cemetery, Bala Cynwyd, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania. [sources: 2, 33, 34, 41, 42, 43]

Sources

1 Bates, Samuel Penniman. History of Pennsylvania volunteers, 1861-5. Harrisburg: B. Singerly, state printer, 1869-71. 5 volumes. 'Ninety-first regiment', volume 3, pages 186-233. (In the roster)

2 pension index, by regiment [the pension index by name (entry 40 below) makes clear '24' should be '124'] (Charles W Houghton)

3 Pennsylvania at Gettysburg. Volume 1 (1914), pages 500-507: 'Dedication of monument: 91st regiment infantry', by Joseph Welch. At page 501.

4 Official army register

5 Regimental descriptive book

6 Official army register, volume 3, page 962 (124th PA) (Charles W Houghton)

7 1880 US census, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, 23rd division, 20th ward, microfilm series T9, film 1179, supervisor's district 1, enumeration district 404, page 281 B = 14 handwritten (Chas Houghton)

8 Civil War Veterans' Card File, available at the Pennsylvania State Archives, searched 18 May 2004 (C W Houghton)

9 American Medical Directory. First edition, 1906. Page 827 (Chas W Houghton)

10 American Medical Directory. Second edition, 1909. Page 1015 (Chas W Houghton)

11 American Medical Directory. Third edition, 1912. Page 1065 (Chas W Houghton)

12 American Medical Directory. Fourth edition, 1914. Page 1326 (Chas W Houghton)

13 1860 US census, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, ward 19, film 1170, page 647 = 177 handwritten (FamilySearch)] (Chas Houghton Jr)

14 1870 US census, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, ward 20, district 66, page 430 recto = 9 handwritten (Charles Houghton)

15 Bates (see #1 above), volume 4, page 1863 (C W Houghton) (In the roster)

16 Bates (see #1 above), volume 5, page 819 (roster and narrative) (Chas W Houghton [214th PA Infantry])

17 1890 US census, veterans' schedules, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, 23rd division 20th ward, supervisor's district 1, enumeration district 422, page 3, line 27 (Charles W Houghton)

18 1890 Gopsill's Philadelphia directory, transcribed on Ancestry (searched Dec 2004) (Charles Houghton)

19 1890 US census, veterans' schedule, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Philadelphia 23rd division 20th ward, supervisor's district 1, enumeration district 422, page 3 (Charles W Houghton)

20 1910 US census, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, 14th ward, supervisor's district 1, enumeration district 209 [?], microfilm series T624, film 1391, page 134 = 5A handwritten (Charles W Houghton)

21 'Ninety-first Pennsylvania Regiment'. Philadelphia Inquirer, 11 July 1862, page 2 (Chas W Houghton)

22 'Camp Chase', Philadelphia Inquirer 30 November 1861 (Charles Hough [sic])

23 'Departure of Col. Gregory's regiment', Philadelphia Inquirer 22 January 1862 page 2 (Chas Hough)

24 Who's who in Pennsylvania. Containing authentic biographies of Pennsylvanians who are leaders and representatives in various departments of worthy human achievement. Edited by Lewis R Hamersly. First edition. New York: L R Hamersly Co., 1904. Page 344. (Charles Woodman Houghton)

25 death certificate, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 27 December 1861 (Charles Houghton)

26 Military Order of the Loyal Legion of the United States. Register of the Commandery of the State of Pennsylvania from April 15 1865 to May 5 1887. Philadelphia, 1887. (Charles Woodman Houghton)

27 Military Order of the Loyal Legion of the United States. Register of the Commandery of the State of Pennsylvania. From April 15, 1865, to July 1, 1882. Philadelphia: 1882. (Charles Woodman Houghton)

28 Military Order of the Loyal Legion of the United States. Register of the Commandery of the State of Pennsylvania April 15, 1865--September 1, 1902. Philadelphia, 1902. (Charles Woodman Houghton)

29 Register of the Military Order of the Loyal Legion of the United States. Compiled from the Registers and Circulars of the Various Commanderies by J. Harris Aubin. Boston: Published under the Auspices of the Commandery of the State of Massachusetts, 1 January 1906. (Charles W Houghton)

30 1900 US census, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, ward 20, microfilm series T623, film 1462, supervisor's district 1, enumeration district 429, page 136 = 8 B handwritten (Chas H Houghton)

31 1850 US census, Vermont, Bennington County, Bennington, microfilm series M432, film 921, pp.202 verso - 203 recto = 384-385 handwritten (Charles W [??] Houghton)

32 widow's pension certificate file, NARA, RC 15, certificate 51729 (Catherine widow of James Kiernan) (Chas W Houghton)

33 'Dr Charles W. Houghton', Philadelphia Inquirer 9 June 1917, page 6 (Charles W Houghton)

34 death notice, Philadelphia Inquirer 9 June 1917, page 7 (Charles W Houghton)

35 widow's pension certificate file, National Archives and Records Administration, record group 15, widow's certificate number 37,102, Catharine McCarty widow of John Walters (Charles W Houghton)

36 deceased physician file (American Medical Association) 1864-1968 (Chas W Houghton)

37 [not transcribed] death certificate, Philadelphia Pennsylvania, 7 Oct 1871, Anna Hebding (daughter of Chas and Elizabeth Hebding), available on FamilySearch (Chas W Houghton)

38 abstract of dependent's pension certificate file, WC 135,801, 19 May 1869, Eliza A Scott, mother of Thomas B Scott (Charles W Houghton)

39 index to compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Pennsylvania (Charles W Houghton)

40 pension index, by name (Charles W Houghton)

41 Veterans Administration pension payment cards, 1907-1933 (Charles W Houghton)

42 Find a grave, memorial 94573073, created by Margaret Orthodox, 31 July 2012, accessed 12 July 2015 (Charles Woodman Houghton)

43 death certificate, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia County, 6 June 1917, file number 70854 (Chas W Houghton)

44 Consolidated lists of Civil War draft registration records, from NARA, record group 110 (Charles W Houghton)

45 * muster-out roll, Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission, record group 19, series 19.11, records of the Department of Military and Veterans' Affairs ()

Sources checked unsuccessfully

fifth edition of the American Medical Directory
my library does not have this, and Houghton is not listed in the "deceased" list in the 6th edition (1918)
1920 US census
HeritageQuest index (accessed April 2010)
1930 US census
FamilySearch index (accessed April 2010)
1930 US census
FamilySearch index (accessed 12 Jul 15)
Pennsylvania veterans burial cards, 1777-1999
Ancestry index (accessed 12 Jul 15)
headstone applications for US military veterans, 1925-1949
FamilySearch index (accessed 12 Jul 15)
RootsWeb WorldConnect
accessed 5 April 2011

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Charles Woodman Houghton in the 91st PA database

1850 census

[1850 US census, Vermont, Bennington County, Bennington, microfilm series M432, film 921, pp.202 verso - 203 recto = 384-385 handwritten]
[identification is probable; see the note on the 1860 census entry transcribed below]
line4142123
Dwellings visited334    
Families visited340    
NameChs HoughtonElizaSarah DSusan ECharles W [??]
Age4541191613
SexMFFdoM
Color     
Occupation of males over 15 yearsPhysician    
Real estate owned     
Birthplacedo [sc. Vt]doVtdodo
Married within year     
Attended school within year   11
Over 20 & can't read/write     
Deaf, dumb, blind, etc.     

1860 census

[1860 US census, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, ward 19, film 1170, page 647 = 177 handwritten (FamilySearch)]
[identification is probable, since (1) his birthplace and (2) his occupation match the other information (see e.g. the 1870 census entry transcribed below)]
line17181920
Dwelling number1312   
Family number1435   
NameCharles HoughtonEliza "Chas W "Jane McGoulan [?]
Age56522320
SexMFMF
Color    
OccupationM.D. M.D.Servant
Value of real estate owned    
Value of personal estate1600   
Place of birthVermontN.HVermontPhil
Married within year    
Attended school within year    
Cannot read & write    
Deaf, dumb, blind, etc.    

1870 census

[1870 US census, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia County, ward 20, district 66, page 430 recto = 9 handwritten (FamilySearch)]
[identification is confirmed, since (1) the spouse, (2) Horace, (3) his occupation, and (4) his birthplace make clear this is the same family as in the 1880 census entry transcribed below]
line1112131415
Dwelling-house number56    
Family number60    
NameHoughton Charles- Emma C [?]- HorraceRogers AnnieMorgan Rose
Age32309/122235
SexMFMFF
ColorWWWWW
OccupationPhysicianKeeping houseAt homeDomestic servantDomestic servant
Real estate value     
Personal estate value1,500    
BirthplaceVermontPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaIrelandIreland
Father foreign born   11
Mother foreign born   11
Birth month if born within year  Oct  
Marriage month if married within year     
Attended school past year     
Can't read     
Can't write     
Deaf, dumb, blind, etc.     
Male US citizen at least 21 years old1    
Male US citizen at least 21 years old who can't vote ...     

1880 census

[1880 US census, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, 23rd division, 20th ward, microfilm series T9, film 1179, supervisor's district 1, enumeration district 404, page 281 B = 14 handwritten]
[identification is confirmed by his address; see the note on the 1900 census entry transcribed below]
line45678910
street nameNorth Seventh St
house number1528      
dwelling visit #116      
family visit #117      
nameHoughton Chas" Emeline" Horace" Frank" ElizaMcGulley KateKinney Michael
colorWWWWWWW
sexMFMMFFM
age4340108702315
month born if born in year       
relationship WifeSonSonMotherServantServant
single  11 11
married11     
widowed/divorced    1  
married during year       
occupationMedical DoctorKeeping HouseAt Home At HomeServantServant
months unemployed       
currently ill?       
blind       
deaf/dumb       
idiotic       
insane       
disabled       
school this year       
can't read       
can't write       
birthplaceVermontPennaPennaVermontVermontPennaPenna
father's birthplaceVermontPennaVermontVermontVermontPennaIreland
mother's birthplaceVermontPennaPennaPennaVermontPenna [?]Penna

1890 census, veterans schedule

[1890 US census, veterans' schedule, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Philadelphia 23rd division 20th ward, supervisor's district 1, enumeration district 422, page 3]
[identification is confirmed by his address; see the note on the 1900 census entry transcribed below]

[line] 27
[house] 99
[family] 102
[name] Houghton Charles W.
[rank] Surgeon
[company] =
[unit] =
[enlistment date] = Sept 1861
[discharge date] = May 1866
[length of service] 4 years, 7 months, [blank] days
[post office address] 1528 N. 7th St Phila Pa
[disability incurred] Ruptured
[remarks] [blank]

1900 census

[1900 US census, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, ward 20, microfilm series T623, film 1462, supervisor's district 1, enumeration district 429, page 136 = 8 B handwritten]
[identification is confirmed by the address in the 1904 Pennsylvania who are leaders ...]
line707172737475
streetNorth 7th St
house number1578     
dwelling number137     
family number154     
nameHoughton Chas H [?]- Emeline C- Horace D- Ethel- Frank DMorse, Nettie
relationshipHeadWifeSonD in lawSonServant
colorWWWWWB
sexMFMFMF
birth dateMch 1837May [?] 1835Oct 1869Jun 1875Mch 1872Nov 1875
age636530242824
married?MMMMSS
# years married343444  
mother of how many children? 2 1  
# of children living 2 0  
birthplaceVermontPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaNew YorkPennsylvaniaVirginia
father's birthplaceVermontPennsylvaniaVermontNew YorkVermontVirginia
mother's birthplaceVermontPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaNew YorkPennsylvaniaVirginia
immigration year      
# years in USA      
naturalized citizen?      
occupationPhysician Bookkeeper Clerk auditingServant
# months not employed0 0 00
# months in school      
can readyesyesyesyesyesyes
can writeyesyesyesyesyesyes
speaks Englishyesyesyesyesyesyes
owned/rentedR     
free or mortgaged      
farm/houseH     
# of farm schedule      

1910 census

[1910 US census, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, 14th ward, supervisor's district 1, enumeration district 209 [?], microfilm series T624, film 1391, page 134 = 5A handwritten]
[I did not transcribe the other people in this household, headedby William McLoughlin]
[identification is confirmed; see the 1900 census entry transcribed above]
line32
streetBroad Street
house nr855
dwelling nr[82]
family nr[94]
nameHoughton Charles W.
relationshipboarder
sexM
colorW
age72
marital statusWd
#years present marriage 
mother of # children 
mother of # living children 
birthplaceVermont
father's birthplaceVermont
mother's birthplaceVermont
immigrated 
naturalized/alien 
speaks EnglishEnglish
occupationPhysician
nature of industry etc.Medicine
employer etc.OA
out of work 15 Apr 1910? 
# weeks out of work 1909 
can readyes
can writeyes
school since 1 Sep 09 
owned/rented 
owned free or mortagaged 
farm/house[house]
nr on farm schedule 
civil war vet[illegible]
blind 
deaf & dumb 

index to compiled service records

[index to compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Pennsylvania]
[transcribed 14 Jun 2014, from Fold3]


Houghton, Charles W.
Co. F. + S., 91 Pennsylvania Inf.
Asst. Surg. | Asst. Surg.
See also 124" Pa. Vols.

GENERAL INDEX CARD.

muster-out roll

[muster-out roll, Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission, record group 19, series 19.11, records of the Department of Military and Veterans' Affairs]
[transcribed from Pennsylvania, Civil War Muster Rolls, 1860-1869, on Ancestry, 12 July 2015]


NUMBER OF EACH GRADE.
NAMES. PRESENT AND ABSENT.
RANK.
AGE.
JOINED FOR SERVICE AND ENROLLED AT GENERAL RENDEZVOUS--COMMENCEMENT OF FIRST PAYMENT BY TIME.WHEN.
WHERE.
BY WHOM.
PERIOD.
MUSTERED INTO SERVICE.WHEN.
WHERE.
BY WHOM.
LAST PAID.BY PAYMASTER.
TO WHAT TIME.
TRAVELING.To place of rendezvous, No. of miles.
From place of discharge home, No. of miles.
Clothing ActDue U.S
Due Soldier
AMOUNT for clothing in kind, or in money advanced.
VALUE OF equipments, arms &c., received from the United States, to be paid for if lost or destroyed.
BountyPaid
Due
 
REMARKS

draft registration

[Consolidated lists of Civil War draft registration records, from NARA, record group 110]
[transcribed 12 July 2015, from Ancestry, Pennsylvania, 3rd district, volume 1, image 642 of 763]


No. 53H

SCHEDULE I.--CONSOLIDATED LIST of all persons of CLASS I, subject to do military duty in the Third Congressional District, consisting of the 12". 13. 16. 17. 18. + 19 Wards of the City of Philadelphia State of Pennsylvania, enumerated during the month [sic] of May + June 1863, under direction of Capt Jacob S. Stretch, Provost Marshal.

RESIDENCE. Frankford R. above [illegible] York St
NAME. 8 Houghton. Charles W.
AGE 1st July 1863. 25
WHITE OR COLORED. " [sc. white]
PROFESSION, OCCUPATION, OR TRADE. Surgeon
MARRIED OR UNMARRIED. Single
PLACE OF BIRTH. Vermont
FORMER MILITARY SERVICE. was in 124" Reg P.V.
REMARKS. Dicharged

Veterans administration pension payment card

[Veterans Administration pension payment cards, 1907-1933]
[transcribed 12 July 2015, from FamilySearch]


47. 369
NAME: Houghton, Charles W.
Certificate No. 752.057
ARMY INVALID.
Law: ACT OF MAY 11, 1912.
[crossed out:] ACT OF FEB. 6, 1907.
Service: Surgeon, 214" Pa.
Disability: [blank]
ISSUES.
CLASS.RATE.DATE OF COMMENCEMENT.DATE OF CERTIFICATE.
REISSUE15Mch. 20 /07Dec. 2 /07
INCREASE20Mch. 19 /12Mch. 30 /12
REISSUE30May 17 /12July 15/12

Fees: [blank]
Transferred from: PHILADELPHIA PA.
Transferred to: [blank]
Died: June 6 1917
Bureau notified: AUG 16 1917 Check No. 4767978 Dated AUG 4 1917 Canceled.
Remarks: From ACT OF JUNE 27, 1890.
Former Roll No. [blank]
Home: [blank]

Who's who

[Pennsylvanians who are leaders and representatives in various departments of worthy human achievement. Edited by Lewis R Hamersly. First edition. New York: L R Hamersly Co., 1904. Page 344.]
HOUGHTON, Charles Woodman:

Member of the Pennsylvania Commandery of the Military Order of the Loyal Legion. First Lieutenant and Assistant Surgeon Ninety-first Pennsylvania Infantry Nov. 4, 1861; discharged for promotion Sept. 11, 1862; Major and Surgeon 124th Pennsylvania Infantry Sept. 12, 1862; honorably mustered out May 17, 1863; Major and Surgeon 214th Pennsylvania Infantry March 21, 1865; honorably mustered out March 21, 1866. Elected May 3, 1882. Address: 1528 North 7th St., Philadelphia, Pa.

obituary

[Philadelphia Inquirer 9 June 1917, page 6]
[transcribed 5 April 2011, from GenealogyBank]

DR. CHARLES W. HOUGHTON
Served as Surgeon During Civil War

Dr. Charles W. Houghton, retired physician and former United States Army surgeon, who died last Tuesday at his home, 1809 Green street, will be buried on Monday. Services will be held at a funeral establishment in the central part of the city.

Dr. Houghton was eighty years old. He was born March 10, 1837, in Pawbt [sic; perhaps 'Pawlet'?], Vermont, and spent his boyhood in Bennington, in the same State. He came to Philadelphia in 1855 and was graduated from the University of Pennsylvania Medical Department in 1859.

In 1861 he enlisted in the army as a surgeon and was mustered out in 1866 after performing services of the highest value. For a time he was medical director of a department and later was surgeon-in-chief of the garrison of the city of Washington.

After being released from service in the army he established a private practice in medicine and surgery. He retired to private life in 1905 because of failing health.

He was a member of many medical societies, a Fellow of the American Medical Association, a member of the board of managers of the American Stomach Hospital, member of Integrity, 187 [?], St. John's Lodge of the Masonic Fraternity, the Odd Fellows, Loyal Legion Club, Medical Club, Physicians' Club, Columbia Club and surgeon of Meade Post, No. 1, of this city. He also was a member of the New England Society of Philadelphia.

death notice

[death notice, Philadelphia Inquirer 9 June 1917, page 7]
[transcribed 5 April 2011, from GenealogyBank]

HOUGHTON.--June 6. Dr. CHARLES W. HOUGHTON. Relatives and friends, also General George G. Meade Post, No. 1, G.A.R., and members of Loyal Legion, are invited to services, Mon., 10 A.M. at Oliver H. Bair Bldg, 1829 Chestnut st. Int. Westminster Cem.

AMA records

[deceased physician file (American Medical Association) 1864-1968]
[transcribed 2 December 2012, from FamilySearch]

Houghton, Chas. W.
(1) 1837
(2) [blank]
(3) Pa. 3-59 x
(4) Pa. - 81
(5) (a) [blank]Philadelphia Pa(e) a 6/13 Wynnewood, Pa
(b) D 8-6/26/11Narberth, Pa.(f) [blank][blank]
(c) 10/12/12Wynnewood, Pa(g) [blank][blank]
(d) 12/14/12Philadelphia, Pa(h) [blank][blank]
[all the entries on the left half of the preceding table are crossed out, and 'DEAD' is stamped across the middle of the table]

receiving Journ until further notice at Royal Apts. 1208 N Broad St
(6) not in practice Philadelphia Pa Per. F 5/11/17
['Philadelphia Pa Per. F 5/11/17' is written in a lighter pen, which looks like the preceding line--I suspect it's the end of the 'not in practice' comment]

P.I.R.
A 81 1 2 2 MI x 35 35

death certificate

[death certificate, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia County, 6 June 1917, file number 70854, Chas W Houghton]
[transcribed from Ancestry 12 Jul 15]


CERTIFICATE OF DEATH.
COMMONWEALTH OF PENNSYLVANIA
DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH
BUREAU OF VITAL STATISTICS.
File No. 70854
Registered No. 15495

1. PLACE OF DEATH.
County of PHILADELPHIA,
City of PHILADELPHIA.
(No. 1709 Green St.; [blank] Ward.)
Registration District No. 1.
Primary Registration District No. [blank]
2. FULL NAME Chas W. Houghton

PERSONAL AND STATISTICAL PARTICULARS
3. SEX M.
4. COLOR OR RACE W.
5. Widowed
6. DATE OF BIRTH [blank]
7. AGE 82 yrs. [blank] mos. [blank] ds.
8. OCCUPATION [blank]
9. BIRTHPLACE Vermont
10. NAME OF FATHER Can't get
11. BIRTHPLACE OF FATHER "
12. MAIDEN NAME OF MOTHER "
13. BIRTHPLACE OF MOTHER "
14. THE ABOVE IS TRUE TO THE BEST OF MY KNOWLEDGE
(Informant) Dr Frank White
(Address) 1302 N Broad St
15. Filed 6 9 1917 D Kahn [?] Local Registrar

MEDICAL CERTIFICATE OF DEATH.
16. DATE OF DEATH (Month) 6 (Day) 6 (Year) 1917
17. I HEREBY CERTIFY, That I attended deceased from April 1 1917, to June 6 1917, that I last saw him alive on June 6 1917, and that death occurred, on the date stated above, at 3:30 PM.
The CAUSE OF DEATH was as follows:
uremia chronic myocarditis (Duration) [blank]
Contributory Gangrene left leg (Duration) [blank]
(Signed) Frank White [??] M.D.
6/7 1917 (Address) 1302 N Broad
18. LENGTH OF RESIDENCE (FOR TRANSIENTS OR RECENT RESIDENTS). [blank]
19. PLACE OF BURIAL OR REMOVAL Westminster Cem.
DATE OF BURIAL June 11 1917
20. UNDERTAKER Oliver H Bair
ADDRESS 1720 Chestnut

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