Walter Eugene Houck
Eugene died of 'eye tumors', probably retinoblastoma as thedescription of the disease and the liklihood of more than one case in afamily seem to suggest. According to Mabel Houk Deal, her motherkept some of Eugene's clothes in a trunk in their attic, and sheremembered in particular a little hat. Eugene is buried at BethelMethodist Church in Morganton; a church that his father helped found. He was born on 2 August 1888 at Morgantown, Burke Co., North Carolina
. He was the son of William Kelley Houck
and Nina Virginia Nelson
. Walter Eugene Houck died on 4 July 1891 at Morgantown, Burke Co., North Carolina
, at age 2.