|Birth: ||Apr. 10, 1884|
|Death: ||Feb. 5, 1929|
Sylvan Leslie Houchin was born in May 1884 in Edmonson County, Kentucky, son of Arlington Scott Houchin (1848-1904) and Margaret Ann Smith (1847-1930).
The 1900 Federal Census for Township 6, Choctaw Nation (Indian Territory) shows Sylvan L. Houchin, age 16, born May 1884 in Kentucky; living with his father, Arlington S. Houchin, a farmer, age 51, born August 1849 in Kentucky; and his mother, Margaret A., age 42, born February 1858 in Kentucky. The census shows that Arlington and Margarget had been married 16 years and had given birth to four children, all still living. Also living in the household were Sylvan's half-siblings and siblings: Walker F. Houchin, age 21, born March 1879; Lena M. Houchin, age 12, born April 1888; and Mary E. Houchin, age 8, born April 1892; all born in Kentucky. In addition, a niece, Grace Birden, age 6, born January 1894 in Texas, was living with the family.
The 1910 Federal Census for Township 7, Oklahoma (Bryan County) shows Leslie S. Houchin, a farmer, age 26, born in Kentucky; and his wife, Ova, age 26, born in Texas. Living with them was one child, Irene Houchin, age 6, born in Oklahoma.
The World War I Draft Registration Cards show that Sylvan Leslie Houchin registered for the draft in Bryan County, Oklahoma on September 12, 1918. He gave his full name; his age as 34; his birthdate as April 10, 1884; his occupation as a farmer; his current residence as Blue, Oklahoma (Bryan County); and his nearest relative as his wife, Ova Houchin, of Blue, Oklahoma.
The 1920 Federal Census for Speairs, Oklahoma (Bryan County) shows Leslie Houchin, a farmer, age 35, born in Kentucky; and his wife, Ova, age 35, born in Texas. Living with them was one child, Irene Houchin, age 15, born in Oklahoma.
Leslie died February 5, 1929, in Bokchito, Oklahoma (Bryan County) and was buried in Durant, Oklahoma (Bryan County) in the Highland Cemetery.
Arlington Scott Houchin (1843 - 1904)
Plot: Drive 3, Section 1, Lot 0935
Created by: TimelessSpirits
Record added: Aug 31, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 96317367
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