|Birth: ||Mar. 20, 1894|
|Death: ||Dec. 9, 1964|
10 December 1964; The Brunswick News; pg. 12 col. 4
ARTHUR HUSTON, EX-BUTLER ISLAND OWNER, SUCCUMBS
Arthur T. Huston, 70, former owner of Butler Island, died last night at a local nursing home after an extended illness.
The son of Col. Tillinghast L. Huston, former co-owner of the New York Yankees and builder of Yankee Stadium, Huston came here in 1926 to manage Butler Island north of here in McIntosh County and continued in the dairy and truck farming business until 1948 when the island was sold to R.J. Reynolds. It since has become a state wildlife management area. Butler Island became known for its purebred Guernsey cattle and iceberg lettuce under Huston's management.
A native of Cincinnati, Ohio, Huston graduated from Columbia University and served as a cavalry captain overseas during World War I. After the war he joined the Fleischmann Co. in New York where he served in sales promotion until moving here to take over his father's interests.
Huston divided his time between New York and Flemington, N.J., after retirement in 1948 until 1956 when he and his wife returned to St. Simons Island. They maintained an apartment in Flemington, N.J., in addition to their home on 10th Street, East Beach.
Huston was a former member of the Brunswick Rotary Club and the Flemington, N.J. Lions Club. He was a communicant of Christ Episcopal Church, Frederica.
Survivors include his wife, Isabelle, St. Simons; two daughters, Alexandra Fuller, Catasauqua, Pa., and Judith Ely, Flemington, N.J.; a sister, Frances McKim, New York City; and seven grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held tomorrow at 3:30 p.m. at Christ Church, Frederica, with interment in Christ Churchyard Cemetery. Dr. Junius J. Martin will officiate. The Edo Miller & Sons Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Active pallbearers will be Osborne Morgan, Dwight Eldred of Maine, Dr. Mack Simmons, Warren Mitchell, James D. Compton, Francis Abreu and Frank Lewis. The family requested contributions to the Glynn County Heart Assn. in lieu of flowers.
Tillinghast L'Hommedieu Huston (1867 - 1938)
Lena Belle Glathart Huston (1869 - 1949)
Isabelle Dinsmore Johnson Huston (1892 - 1984)*
Arthur T Huston
Captain US Army
World War 1
March 20, 1894 - Dec 9, 1964
Christ Church Episcopal Cemetery
Saint Simons Island
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