Evelyn E. (?)1

F, #63481

Biography

Marriage1
Duplicate

Family

Clarence G. Houghton
Marriage*Evelyn E. (?) married Clarence G. Houghton.1 

Citations

  1. [S1164] Salt Lake City UT City Directory, 1910, p. 544.

Frank M. Houghton1

M, #63482, b. 5 February 1874, d. 18 June 1934
Father*Frederick Houghton Jr2 b. 25 Jul 1836, d. 1897
Mother*Sarah Porcher2 b. 1 Sep 1836, d. 22 May 1913

Biography

BirthFeb 5, 1874UT, USA, age 6 in 1880 census; age 36 in 1910 census; age 45 in 1920 census; age 56 in 1930 census3,4
Marriagecirca 1906age 31 and 28; mar 4 y in 1910 census
1910 Census1910Salt Lake City, Salt Lake City Co., UT, USA, age 36, drug store prescription clerk5
Mil. DraftSep 12, 1918Salt Lake City, Salt Lake Co., UT, USA, age 44, pharmacist4
1920 Census1920Salt Lake City, Salt Lake Co., UT, USA, age 45, drug store druggist; and mother in law Louisa J. Taylor, 72, NC6
1930 Census1930Salt Lake City, Salt Lake Co., UT, USA, age 56, pharmacist, drug store; and mother in law Louisa J. Taylor, 81, widow3
DeathJun 18, 1934LDS Hospital, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake Co., UT, USA, of sarcoma of small intestine7
BurialMount Olivet Cemetery, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake Co., UT, USA7

Family

Adelia Ann Taylor b. 17 Oct 1876, d. Dec 1968
Marriage*Frank M. Houghton married Adelia Ann Taylor on circa 1906 age 31 and 28; mar 4 y in 1910 census. 
Child

Citations

  1. [S1164] Salt Lake City UT City Directory, 1910, p. 544.
  2. [S1229] 1880 U.S. Federal Census , Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah; Roll: T9_1337; Family History Film: 1255337; Page: 173B; Enumeration District: 51; sheet 2, line 14, dwl 16-18.
  3. [S1233] 1930 U.S. Federal Census , Salt Lake City, Salt Lake Co., Utah; Roll: 2421; Enumeration District: 73; Sheet 3A; line 7, dwl 223-48-53.
  4. [S1308] World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918, online http://content.ancestry.com, 1983914.
  5. [S1232] 1920 U.S. Federal Census , Salt Lake City Ward 4, Salt Lake, Utah; Roll: T624_1607; Page: 2B; Enumeration District: 136;
    line 56, dwl 223-46-48.
  6. [S1232] 1920 U.S. Federal Census , Salt Lake City Ward 4, Salt Lake, Utah; Roll: T625_1865; Page: 11A; Enumeration District: 148; line 47, dwl 223-218-239.
  7. [S1485] Findagrave.com, online http://www.findagrave.com, http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi
  8. [S1232] 1920 U.S. Federal Census , Salt Lake City Ward 4, Salt Lake, Utah; Roll: T624_1607; Page: 2B; Enumeration District: 136; line 56, dwl 223-46-48.

George Frederick Houghton1

M, #63483, b. 19 March 1861, d. 23 October 1937
Father*Frederick Houghton Jr2 b. 25 Jul 1836, d. 1897
Mother*Sarah Porcher2 b. 1 Sep 1836, d. 22 May 1913

Biography

BirthMar 19, 1861Brooklyn, Kings Co., NY, USA, age 19 in 1880 census; Mar 1860, age 39 in 1900 census; age 49 in 1910 census; age 58 in 1920 census; age 69 in 1930 census1,3
Marriagecirca 1883mar 18 y in 1900 census; mar 27 years in 1910 census4
1900 Census1900Salt Lake City, Salt Lake Co., UT, USA, age 39; policeman; 7 children born, 5 living5
1910 Census1910Salt Lake City, Salt Lake Co., UT, USA, age 49, business suite night watchman; 8 children born, 5 living4
1920 Census1920Salt Lake City, Salt Lake Co., UT, USA, age 58, special city policeman6
1930 Census1930Salt Lake City, Salt Lake Co., UT, USA, age 69, none1
DeathOct 23, 1937St. Mark's Hospital, Salt Lake City, UT, USA, of bronchial pneumonia7,3
ObituaryGeorge Frederick Houghton, 76, 90 M street, well-known Salt Lake City watchman, died Saturday at 12:35 p. m. in a local hospital of causes incident to age. A native of Brooklyn, N.Y., Mr. Houghton was horn March 19, 1861. At the age of 6 months, he was brought to Salt Lake City by his parents, Frederick and Sarah Houghton. He had resided here since that time. Although retired for the past seven years because of falling health, Mr. Houghton; had been a watchman in the Salt Lake City business district for 42 years. Surviving are three sons: Leslie O., George H. and John M. Houghton; 11 grandchildren; four great-grand children; a brother, John A. Houghton, and a sistcr Hattie H. Bennett, all of Salt Lake City
BurialMount Olivet Cemetery, Salt Lake City, UT, USA

Family

Marrion Ann Dallimore b. Feb 1856
Marriage*George Frederick Houghton married Marrion Ann Dallimore on circa 1883 mar 18 y in 1900 census; mar 27 years in 1910 census.4 
Children

Citations

  1. [S1233] 1930 U.S. Federal Census , Salt Lake City, Salt Lake Co., Utah; Roll: 2421; Enumeration District: 69; Sheet 11B; line 65, dwl 40-189-179.
  2. [S1229] 1880 U.S. Federal Census , Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah; Roll: T9_1337; Family History Film: 1255337; Page: 173B; Enumeration District: 51; sheet 2, line 14, dwl 16-18.
  3. [S1485] Findagrave.com, online http://www.findagrave.com, http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi
  4. [S1231] 1910 U.S. Federal Census , Salt Lake City, Salt Lake Co., Utah; Roll:T623; Enumeration District 137; Sheet: 10A; line 22, dwl 90-199-199.
  5. [S1230] 1900 U.S. Federal Census , Salt Lake City, Salt Lake Co., Utah; Roll:T623; Enumeration District 43; Sheet: 5A; line 11, dwl 90-145-159.
  6. [S1232] 1920 U.S. Federal Census , Salt Lake City Ward 4, Salt Lake, Utah; Roll: T625_1865; Page: 4B; Enumeration District: 142; line 85, dwl 90-65-88.
  7. [S1485] Findagrave.com, online http://www.findagrave.com, http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi

George H. Houghton1

M, #63484

Citations

  1. [S1164] Salt Lake City UT City Directory, 1910, p. 544.

John A. Houghton1

M, #63485

Citations

  1. [S1164] Salt Lake City UT City Directory, 1910, p. 544.

Lawrence Houghton1

M, #63486

Citations

  1. [S1164] Salt Lake City UT City Directory, 1910, p. 544.

Leslie Orson Houghton1,2

M, #63487, b. September 1888
Father*George Frederick Houghton3 b. 19 Mar 1861, d. 23 Oct 1937
Mother*Marrion Ann Dallimore3 b. Feb 1856

Biography

BirthSep, 1888Salt Lake City, Salt Lake Co., UT, USA, age 11 in 1900 census; age 21 in 1910 census; age 31 in 1920 census3
Marriagecirca 1908mar 2 years in 1910 census3
Mil. DraftOct 7, 1918Salt Lake City, Salt Lake Co., UT, USA, age 30, locomotive fireman, unemployed2
Marriage4
1920 Census1920Salt Lake City, Salt Lake Co., UT, USA, age 31, RR co. engineer4

Family 1

Caroline J. (?) b. c 1890
Marriage*Leslie Orson Houghton married Caroline J. (?) on circa 1908 mar 2 years in 1910 census.3 
Child

Family 2

Juliaetta Leonard b. c 1886
Marriage*Leslie Orson Houghton married Juliaetta Leonard.4 
Children

Citations

  1. [S1164] Salt Lake City UT City Directory, 1910, p. 544.
  2. [S1308] World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918, online http://content.ancestry.com, Roll: 1984053.
  3. [S1231] 1910 U.S. Federal Census , Salt Lake City, Salt Lake Co., Utah; Roll:T623; Enumeration District 137; Sheet: 10A; line 22, dwl 90-199-199.
  4. [S1232] 1920 U.S. Federal Census , Salt Lake City Ward 2, Salt Lake, Utah; Roll: T625_1866; Page: 23B; Enumeration District: 115; line 90, dwl 227-517-601.

Manderson W. Houghton1

M, #63488, b. 1890, d. 1913

Biography

Birth1890IL, USA, age 21 in 1910 census2
1910 Census1910Salt Lake City, Salt Lake City Co., UT, USA, age 21, clothing store salesman, nephew of Charles F. and Belle H. Adams2
Death1913
BurialEvergreen Cemetery, Colorado Springs, CO, USA

Citations

  1. [S1164] Salt Lake City UT City Directory, 1910, p. 544.
  2. [S1232] 1920 U.S. Federal Census , Salt Lake City Ward 4, Salt Lake, Utah; Roll: T624_1607; Page: 13B; Enumeration District: 133;
    line 61, dwl 74.

Orson Lorenzo Adams Houghton1,2

M, #63489, b. 19 March 1861, d. 3 February 1936
Father*Frederick Houghton Jr3 b. 25 Jul 1836, d. 1897
Mother*Sarah Porcher3 b. 1 Sep 1836, d. 22 May 1913

Biography

BirthMar 19, 1861NY, USA, age 19 in 1880 census; Mar 1862, age 38 in 1900 census; age 48 in 1910 census;
age 58 in 1920 census; age 69 in 1930 census4,5
Marriagecirca 1888age 27 and 18; mar 20 y in 1910 census4
1900 Census1900Salt Lake City, Salt Lake Co., UT, USA, age 38, mail carrier; wife not present6
1910 Census1910Salt Lake City, Salt Lake Co., UT, USA, age 48, mail carrier7
1920 Census1920Salt Lake City, Salt Lake Co., UT, USA, age 58, govt. mail carrier8
1930 Census1930Salt Lake City, Salt Lake Co., UT, USA, age 69, none4
DeathFeb 3, 1936St. Mark's Hospital, Salt Lake City, UT, USA, of gangrene of right leg2
BurialTaylorsville Memorial Park Cemetery, Taylorsville, Salt Lake Co., UT, USA, also Mount Olivet Cemetery2,5

Family

Mary Ann Agnes Boeh b. 10 Mar 1869, d. 14 Dec 1942
Marriage*Orson Lorenzo Adams Houghton married Mary Ann Agnes Boeh on circa 1888 age 27 and 18; mar 20 y in 1910 census.4 
Children

Citations

  1. [S1164] Salt Lake City UT City Directory, 1910, p. 544.
  2. [S654] Electronic Web Site, , www.findagrave.com, Jul 2003.
  3. [S1229] 1880 U.S. Federal Census , Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah; Roll: T9_1337; Family History Film: 1255337; Page: 173B; Enumeration District: 51; sheet 2, line 14, dwl 16-18.
  4. [S1233] 1930 U.S. Federal Census , Salt Lake City, Salt Lake Co., Utah; Roll: 2418; Enumeration District: 2; Sheet 3B; line 68, dwl 68-68.
  5. [S1485] Findagrave.com, online http://www.findagrave.com, http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi
  6. [S1230] 1900 U.S. Federal Census , Salt Lake City, Ward 1, Salt Lake Co., Utah; Roll:T623; Enumeration District 7; Sheet: 10B; line 78, dwl 7-201-239.
  7. [S1231] 1910 U.S. Federal Census , Salt Lake City Ward 1, Salt Lake, Utah; Roll: T624_1606; Page: 7B; Enumeration District: 101;
    line 83, dwl 893-142-204.
  8. [S1232] 1920 U.S. Federal Census , Salt Lake City Ward 1, Salt Lake, Utah; Roll: T625_1865; Page: 15B; Enumeration District: 75; line 77, dwl 867-270-393.
  9. [S1232] 1920 U.S. Federal Census , Salt Lake City Ward 1, Salt Lake, Utah; Roll: T624_1606; Page: 7B; Enumeration District: 101;
    line 77, dwl 867-270-393.

Peter Houghton1

M, #63490

Citations

  1. [S1164] Salt Lake City UT City Directory, 1910, p. 544.

Fred Houghton1

M, #63491

Biography

Marriage1

Family

Sarah (?)
Marriage*Fred Houghton married Sarah (?)1 

Citations

  1. [S1164] Salt Lake City UT City Directory, 1910, p. 544.

Sarah (?)1

F, #63492

Biography

Marriage1

Family

Fred Houghton
Marriage*Sarah (?) married Fred Houghton.1 

Citations

  1. [S1164] Salt Lake City UT City Directory, 1910, p. 544.

Sarah A. Houghton1

F, #63493

Citations

  1. [S1164] Salt Lake City UT City Directory, 1910, p. 544.

William F. Houghton1

M, #63494

Biography

Duplicate

Citations

  1. [S1164] Salt Lake City UT City Directory, 1910, p. 544.

Amelia W. Houghton1,2

F, #63495

Biography

MarriageFeb 9, 1830Chester, Windsor Co., VT, USA1,2
Duplicate

Family

Ira Wightman b. 12 Dec 1808
Marriage*Amelia W. Houghton married Ira Wightman on Feb 9, 1830 at Chester, Windsor Co., VT, USA.1,2 

Citations

  1. [S1165] Wade C. Wightman, Wightman Ancestry, p. 108.
  2. [S1074] Town Records: Chester, VT, Book C, p. 489: VT Division of Records, Middelesex, VT, F-30270.

Ira Wightman1

M, #63496, b. 12 December 1808

Biography

BirthDec 12, 1808Chester, Windsor Co., VT, USA1
MarriageFeb 9, 1830Chester, Windsor Co., VT, USA1,2

Family

Amelia W. Houghton
Marriage*Ira Wightman married Amelia W. Houghton on Feb 9, 1830 at Chester, Windsor Co., VT, USA.1,2 

Citations

  1. [S1165] Wade C. Wightman, Wightman Ancestry, p. 108.
  2. [S1074] Town Records: Chester, VT, Book C, p. 489: VT Division of Records, Middelesex, VT, F-30270.

Charles L. Moore1

M, #63497

Biography

Marriage2

Family

Betty Jean Wood b. 8 Oct 1925
Marriage*Charles L. Moore married Betty Jean Wood.2 

Citations

  1. [S415] E-mail from Betty J. Moore, May 9, 2003.
  2. [S415] E-mail from Betty J. Moore, Sep. 18, 2002.

Ralph John Houghton1

M, #63498, b. 4 February 1895, d. 15 August 1973
Father*Darius K. Houghton b. Jul 1843, d. 13 Jul 1922
Mother*Hanna Cothern b. Dec 1844, d. 25 May 1933

Biography

BirthFeb 4, 1895Lewistown, Fulton Co., IL, USA, Feb. 1895, age 5 in 1900 census; age 15 in 1920 census; age 24 in 1920 census; age 34 in 1930 census1
1900 Census1900Lewistown, Fulton Co., IL, USA, age 5, living with grandparents William and Katherine Hunter2
1910 Census1910Lewistown, Fulton Co., IL, USA, age 15, cigar maker apprentice; nephew of William Hunter3
Mil. DraftJun 5, 1917Hoopeston, Vermillion Co., IL, USA, age 22, a machinist1
Mil. Enlsbetween 1918 and 1919Branch 1:      NAVY
Enlistment Date 1:      10 Dec 1917
Release Date 1:      12 Sep 1919
Marriagecirca 1919age 22 and 20
1920 Census1920Hoopeston, Vermillion Co., IL, USA, age 24, American Can Co. fireman4
1930 Census1930Hoopeston, Vermillion Co., IL, USA, age 34, tin can company box dept. foreman5
1940 Census1940Hoopeston, IL, USA, age 45, American Can co. foreman6
DeathAug 15, 1973

Family

Mary Veronica Bradley b. 8 Apr 1898, d. 2 Dec 1995
Marriage*Ralph John Houghton married Mary Veronica Bradley on circa 1919 age 22 and 20. 
Child

Citations

  1. [S1308] World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918, online http://content.ancestry.com, Roll: 1642747.
  2. [S1230] 1900 U.S. Federal Census , Lewistown, Fulton, Illinois; Roll: T623_302; Page: 13B; Enumeration District: 27; line 66, dwl 301-311.
  3. [S1231] 1910 U.S. Federal Census , Lewistown, Fulton, Illinois; Roll: T624_288; Page: 12A; Enumeration District: 0093; line 31, dwl 279-288.
  4. [S1232] 1920 U.S. Federal Census , Hoopeston Ward 4, Vermilion, Illinois; Roll: T625_412; Page: 9A; Enumeration District: 190; line 45, dwl 824-225-225.
  5. [S1233] 1930 U.S. Federal Census , Hoopeston, Vermilion, Illinois; Roll: 563; Page: 4B; Enumeration District: 48; line 60, dwl 407-94-103.
  6. [S1479] 1940 U.S. Federal Census , Hoopeston, Vermilion, Illinois; Roll: m-t0627-00899; Page: 9A; Enumeration District: 92-66.
  7. [S415] E-mail from Eric Houghton, Sep. 20, 2002.

Ralph John Houghton Jr1,2

M, #63499, b. 14 April 1920, d. 1 June 2009
Father*Ralph John Houghton1,2 b. 4 Feb 1895, d. 15 Aug 1973
Mother*Mary Veronica Bradley2 b. 8 Apr 1898, d. 2 Dec 1995

Biography

BirthApr 14, 1920Hoopeston, Vermillion Co., IL, USA, age 10 in 1930 census3,4
MarriageJun 4, 19461
DeathJun 1, 2009Kenosha Hospital, Kenosha, WI, USA4
ObituaryJun 3, 2009KENOSHA - Ralph John Houghton, 89, passed away peacefully early Monday morning, June 1, 2009, at Kenosha Hospital in the presence of his beloved wife and five children. Born April 14, 1920, in Hoopeston, Ill. to Ralph J. and Veronica Houghton, Ralph lived a long and fruitful life and will always be remembered as the 'Music Man' for his tireless contributions to music in Kenosha and throughout the state. Ralph served his country during World War II. An Army Infantry Captain, he was captured by the German Army at the Battle of the Bulge and escaped over Christmas, 1945. He was Honorably Discharged in 1945. He met his wife of 63 years, Mathilde Jane Houghton, while attending Illinois State University, Normal, Ill. They were united in marriage on June 4, 1946. With a Bachelor's Degree in Music Education, he moved to Racine. He later received a Masters in Administration from DePaul University. In 1947, he became the Music Director at Franklin Junior High School in Racine. At the age of 28, he was unanimously selected Outstanding Young Man of the Year by the Racine Jaycees for starting a band and a chorus at the school at which he taught. In 1955, he and his family moved to Kenosha, where music and the name Ralph Houghton truly became synonymous. Appointed Director of Music for Kenosha Unified Schools in 1956 when there were only eight music teachers spread over 17 public schools, he nourished the program into a musical powerhouse that became a model for public schools throughout the country. Always working on the front line, Mr. Houghton was instrumental in organizing the Band-O-Rama, the Great Lakes Band Championship, the Orchestra Festival, the Choral Festival, and over a dozen more annual music events. He helped combine the competing Tremper and Bradford bands to form the Band of the Black Watch, and founded the Band-Boosters as a network of band support for parents and the community. The original Ice Cream Socials were held in his own front yard, Ralph and Jane's former residence on Seventh Avenue. Ralph Houghton was appointed Assistant Superintendent of Schools for Kenosha Unified in 1979. With new, non-music related responsibilities, he still made sure funding and support for music, theater, and the arts never went to the wayside. Mr. Houghton was a founding member of the Kemper Center Board of Directors. At the state level, he established a high school music honors program for the Wisconsin School Music Association. He retired in 1987 at the age of 67. In the years to come, he still remained active in promoting music, from seeing through the construction of the Kenosha Band Shell to privately mentoring his own grandchildren as they took on musical instruments themselves. In 2008, the sheet music and recording archive at the Wisconsin Center for Music Education in Waunakee was named the Ralph Houghton Honors Library. Over the past 50 years, Ralph Houghton received more honors for distinguished service than could be mentioned on a single page or that he would care to admit. Humble to the end, Ralph always deflected credit for his success back to the community and those he worked with. In May of 2008, he received the Anderson Arts Center 2007 Lifetime Achievement Award and was presented the last two portraits done by renowned Kenosha artist, George Pollard, a close, personal friend. This was a final testament to Ralph Houghton's status as a true Kenosha legend. His capacity for community service seemed endless, but nothing meant more to Ralph than his family. He was a loving, faithful husband; a wise, compassionate father; a fun, supportive grandfather; a patriarch by every definition of the word. To all who knew him, he will be remembered as a great storyteller with meticulous attention to detail, a gracious host, an avid sports fan, a political enthusiast, an entertainer, a shoulder of support, and an inspiration. Ralph was preceded in death by his father and mother. He is survived by his wife; and his five children, John (Janey) Houghton of Roseville, Calif., David (Koreen) Houghton of Kenosha, Kathy (John) Spiro of Gathersburg, Md., Steve Houghton of Bloomington, Ind., and Mary (James) Erickson of Kenosha. Also surviving are his cousins, Renick (Jan and family) Ross of Janesville; 16 grandchildren; and nine great- grandchildren. We love you. Visitation for Ralph will be held at Proko Funeral Home on Thursday, June 4, 2009, from 5 until 8 p.m. Funeral services will be held on Friday, June 5, 2009, at 9:30 a.m. from Proko Funeral Home. Mass to be celebrated at St. Mark's Catholic Church at 10 a.m. Interment to follow at St. James Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the Houghton family asks that a donation be made to Kenosha Band Boosters, c/o KUSD Fine Art Program, 3600 - 52nd Street, Kenosha, Wis. 53140, or [email protected] PROKO FUNERAL HOME AND CREMATORY 5111 - 60th Street Kenosha 262-654-3533 Visit Ralph's Online Memorial Book at: www.prokofuneralhome.com
Published in Racine Journal Times on June 3, 20094

Family

Mathilde Jane Whitehead b. 13 Feb 1925
Marriage*Ralph John Houghton Jr married Mathilde Jane Whitehead on Jun 4, 1946.1 
Children

Citations

  1. [S415] E-mail from Eric Houghton, Sep. 20, 2002.
  2. [S1233] 1930 U.S. Federal Census , Hoopeston, Vermilion, Illinois; Roll: 563; Page: 4B; Enumeration District: 48; line 60, dwl 407-94-103.
  3. [S882] Ancestry.Com, online www.ancestry.com, U.S. World War II Army Enlistment Records, 1938-1946 Record.
  4. [S93] Newspaper Obituary, http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/journaltimes/obituary.aspx

Mathilde Jane Whitehead1

F, #63500, b. 13 February 1925

Biography

BirthFeb 13, 1925Canton, IL, USA1
MarriageJun 4, 19462
ObituaryJan 16, 2014Mathilde Jane Houghton 1925 - 2014 A supportive wife, outstanding mother and grandmother, passed away peacefully Tuesday evening in her home at Harmony Assisted Living Center. She was born Mathilde Jane Whitehead, in Canton, Ill., on Feb. 13, 1925, to parents Raymond and Arminta Dorcas Whitehead (nee Ross). While attending college at the Illinois State Normal College, she met the love of her life Ralph John Houghton. The two were married in 1946 and moved to Kenosha in 1955. They had five children. With a Bachelors Degree in education, Jane was a keyboarding instructor at Tremper High School and later at Gateway Technical College. She retired in 1987.
Jane was well known for hosting entertaining parties at her and Ralphs former residence on 7th Ave. The original Band Booster Ice Cream Socials were held in their front yard. Jane was a singer, and performed in many harmony groups over the years. Through the 1990s she sang with The Sweet Adelines, a senior womans chorus. Jane and Ralph were instrumental in the creation of the Kenosha Band Shell. She loved family, and was always there for her children and grandchildren, traveling to see them, looking after them in whatever way she could, doing fun activities, and watching the Packers with them. Jane is preceded in death by her father and mother; husband; daughter, Mary (James) Erickson; son-in-law, John (Kathy) Spiro, and close cousin Renick Ross. She is survived by her sons, John (Janey) Houghton, David (Koreen) Houghton, and Steve Houghton, daughter Kathy Spiro, and cousin Janet Ross. Also surviving are 16 grandchildren and 16 great grandchildren. Our matriarch, she will be greatly missed. The Houghton family would like to thank the staff of Harmony and the Hospice Alliance for their love and care during Janes final years. Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Saturday, Jan. 18 at St. Marks Catholic Church at 2 p.m. Interment will be private at St. James Cemetery. Visitation will be held on Saturday at the church from 12:30 p.m. until the time of the Mass. In lieu of flowers, memorials to Hospice Alliance would be appreciated by the family. Published online at KenoshaNews.com on Jan. 16, 20141

Family

Ralph John Houghton Jr b. 14 Apr 1920, d. 1 Jun 2009
Marriage*Mathilde Jane Whitehead married Ralph John Houghton Jr, son of Ralph John Houghton and Mary Veronica Bradley, on Jun 4, 1946.2 
Children

Citations

  1. [S93] Newspaper Obituary, http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/kenoshanews/obituary.aspx
  2. [S415] E-mail from Eric Houghton, Sep. 20, 2002.

John Houghton1

M, #63501
Father*Ralph John Houghton Jr1 b. 14 Apr 1920, d. 1 Jun 2009
Mother*Mathilde Jane Whitehead1 b. 13 Feb 1925

Biography

Birth
Marriage2

Family

Janey (?)
Marriage*John Houghton married Janey (?)2 
Child

Citations

  1. [S415] E-mail from Eric Houghton, Sep. 20, 2002.
  2. [S93] Newspaper Obituary, http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/kenoshanews/obituary.aspx

David Michael Houghton1

M, #63502, b. circa 1949
Father*Ralph John Houghton Jr1 b. 14 Apr 1920, d. 1 Jun 2009
Mother*Mathilde Jane Whitehead1 b. 13 Feb 1925

Biography

Birthcirca 19491
Marriage2
Marriage3

Family 1

Elizabeth E. Needham b. c 1953
Marriage*David Michael Houghton married Elizabeth E. Needham.2 
Children

Family 2

Koreen (?)
Marriage*David Michael Houghton married Koreen (?)3 

Citations

  1. [S415] E-mail from Eric Houghton, Sep. 20, 2002.
  2. [S1392] Intelius, online http://www.intelius.com/
  3. [S93] Newspaper Obituary, http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/kenoshanews/obituary.aspx

Kathy A. Houghton

F, #63503, b. circa 1947
Father*Ralph John Houghton Jr b. 14 Apr 1920, d. 1 Jun 2009
Mother*Mathilde Jane Whitehead b. 13 Feb 1925

Biography

Birthcirca 1947
Marriage1

Family

John Spiro d. b 2013
Marriage*Kathy A. Houghton married John Spiro.1 

Stephen Ross Houghton

M, #63504, b. circa 1954
Father*Ralph John Houghton Jr1 b. 14 Apr 1920, d. 1 Jun 2009
Mother*Mathilde Jane Whitehead1 b. 13 Feb 1925

Biography

Birthcirca 19542
MarriageJun 17, 1978Dallas Co., TX, USA2

Family

Margaret M. Quigley b. c 1955
Marriage*Stephen Ross Houghton married Margaret M. Quigley on Jun 17, 1978 at Dallas Co., TX, USA.2 
Children

Citations

  1. [S415] E-mail from Eric Houghton, Sep. 20, 2002.
  2. [S97] Marriage Certificate, Texas Marriage Collection, 1814-1909 and 1966-2002 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2005. Houghton Surname Search.

Mary Sue Houghton1

F, #63505, b. 29 July 1957, d. 22 February 2013
Father*Ralph John Houghton Jr1 b. 14 Apr 1920, d. 1 Jun 2009
Mother*Mathilde Jane Whitehead1 b. 13 Feb 1925

Biography

BirthJul 29, 1957Kenosha, WI, USA1,2
MarriageOct 22, 19882
DeathFeb 22, 2013Kenosha, WI, USA2
ObituaryFeb 27, 2013Kenosha, WI, USA, Mary Sue (Houghton) Erickson 1957 - 2013

Mary Sue (Houghton) Erickson, 55, passed away peacefully on the evening of Feb. 22, 2013, at her home in the presence of her beloved husband and four children.

Born on July 29, 1957, in Kenosha, Wis., to Ralph and Jane Houghton, Mary lived a good and fruitful life and will always be remembered as someone who constantly encouraged and lead by example. A graduate of Mary D. Bradford High School she attended the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater. Mary met her loving husband and best friend of 24 years, James N. Erickson, while living in Kenosha. They were united in marriage on Oct. 22, 1988.

After attending University of Wisconsin Whitewater, Mary earned a certificate and license to teach birth to 4k education and eventually a certificate in preschool administration. Mary was a licensed pre-school teacher for 27 years in Kenosha, Wis., and ran a home daycare center for 11 years. In 1994 she was awarded Pre-School Teacher of the Year for the greater South-eastern Wisconsin area. She then worked as a three and four year old teacher at Pleasant Prairie Renaissance School specializing in Reggio instruction. She eventually served as director of Pleasant Prairie Renaissance School for six years before finally being employed by the Kenosha Unified as an educator at the Chavez Center for learning.

She was an avid supporter of fine arts in the Kenosha Unified School system and served on the Band Boosters organization and as a band chaperone for the better part of two decades. Mary also loved watching and attending Packer games with her husband and family. Over the course of their marriage Mary and Jim held many social events at their home as they loved to entertain and offer hospitality. In her later years, Mary became quite the gardener and was always eager for spring so that she could begin her work! Above all else, Mary was love. Her faith in a promise after death gave her a joy and compassion that made even her last days seem like a celebration. The world had more joy because of Mary. Her memory will live on in every single person she encountered and she will always be remembered as someone who loved unconditionally.

Mary is survived by her loving mother, Jane Houghton of Kenosha, Wis; her husband, James Erickson; her children, John ( Andrea ) Anderson, Andrew Anderson, Janelle Erickson (Nate Buchholz), Julie Erickson, and her soon to be born grandsons, Johnathon Joseph Michael Anderson and Owen Ross Anderson. She is also survived by her siblings, John ( Janey ) Houghton, David ( Koreen ) Houghton, Kathy Spiro and Steve Houghton.

Visitation with the family will be held from 1 p.m - 2 p.m. followed by a memorial service at Crossway Community Church at 13905 75th St., Bristol, Wis., on Saturday, March 2, at 2 p.m. Published online at KenoshaNews.com on February 27, 20132

Family

James N. Erickson b. c 1957
Marriage*Mary Sue Houghton married James N. Erickson on Oct 22, 1988.2 
Children

Citations

  1. [S415] E-mail from Eric Houghton, Sep. 20, 2002.
  2. [S93] Newspaper Obituary, http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/kenoshanews/obituary.aspx

Eric David Houghton1

M, #63506, b. circa 1974
Father*David Michael Houghton1 b. c 1949
Mother*Elizabeth E. Needham2 b. c 1953

Biography

Birthcirca 1974Kenosha, WI, USA1
MarriageMay, 20011

Family

Nicole Sutton b. c 1974
Marriage*Eric David Houghton married Nicole Sutton on May, 2001.1 
Children

Citations

  1. [S415] E-mail from Eric Houghton, Sep. 20, 2002.
  2. [S1392] Intelius, online http://www.intelius.com/

Adam M. Houghton1

M, #63507, b. circa 1976
Father*David Michael Houghton1 b. c 1949
Mother*Elizabeth E. Needham b. c 1953

Biography

Birthcirca 1976Kenosha, WI, USA

Citations

  1. [S415] E-mail from Eric Houghton, Sep. 20, 2002.

Katie Houghton1

F, #63508
Father*David Michael Houghton1 b. c 1949
Mother*Elizabeth E. Needham b. c 1953

Biography

Birth

Citations

  1. [S415] E-mail from Eric Houghton, Sep. 20, 2002.

David Charles Houghton1

M, #63509, b. circa 1972
Father*John Houghton1
Mother*Janey (?)2

Biography

Birthcirca 1972

Citations

  1. [S415] E-mail from Eric Houghton, Sep. 20, 2002.
  2. [S93] Newspaper Obituary, http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/kenoshanews/obituary.aspx

Matthew Houghton1

M, #63510
Father*Stephen Ross Houghton1 b. c 1954
Mother*Margaret M. Quigley b. c 1955

Biography

Birth

Citations

  1. [S415] E-mail from Eric Houghton, Sep. 20, 2002.