|Birth: ||Mar. 10, 1839|
|Death: ||Apr. 10, 1906|
Educated at Cornell in 1858, came to Lane County in 1862, and taught school there until 1878. In that year, he took his savings, purchased a band of sheep, and drove them to the Ochoco. Knox and his wife Victoria were early settlers on upper Trout Creek, where they raised stock for 12 years. In 1890, he was elected surveyor of Crook County, and moved to Prineville. He was responsible for laying out the majority of irrigation lines in Crook County.
An Illustrated History of Central Oregon, Western Historical Publishing Company, Spokane, WA. 1905:
KNOX HUSTON is a well known pioneer of what is now Crook county and resides at Prineville. He was born in Washington county, Indiana, on March 10, 1839. His father, Samuel B. Huston, was a native of Kentucky and moved to Indiana in 1825, being one of the early settlers of Washington county, that state. He followed farming and distilling and was a substantial and prominent citizen and was recruiting officer during the Mexican War. Margaret (Kennedy) Huston, our subject's mother, was born where Louisville now stands, on December 31, 1799, and came from a prominent and wealthy family. Six of her uncles were in the Battle of the Thames. The Kennedys were a strong race of hardy pioneers and Mrs. Huston's father came from Pennsylvania to Kentucky among the very early settlers in that country. Being strong and hardy men, they were long lived and were prominent and leading citizens. John Park, her uncle, was the first white child born in St. Louis. The family later moved to Indiana and there various members of them were under General Harrison's army and became famous Indian fighters. Our subject received his primary education in the common schools of Indiana and Iowa, whither he went with his parents by team in 1850. In 1858 he entered Cornell college and remained there until he had very nearly completed the full course. In i860 he traveled via the Isthmus of Panama to California and two years later, came on to Lane county, Oregon. Shortly after landing in Lane county, he went to the Salmon river mines and then returned to Lane county. Until 1878 he was engaged in teaching school, then secured a band of sheep and drove them across the mountains to Central Oregon. The Paiute Indians being then on the war path, he had much trouble and encountered dangers, being accompanied by his family. Still they managed to escape the dangers without loss of life and Mr. Huston gave his attention to stock raising in .Central Oregon until 1890, when he was elected : surveyor of Crook county. In early life he had given his attention to civil engineering in which he is very proficient. Upon being elected to the office named, he moved with his family to Prineville, both for the purpose of attending to the duties of his office and to educate his children. For ten consecutive years he has served in the county and has done most of the civil engineering work in the county. In 1890 he lost heavily in the, stock business but has made more since.
In 1866 Mr. Huston married Victoria Childers, who was born in Franklin county, Missouri on December 9, 1839, and crossed the plains to Oregon in 1852 with her parents, Thomas G. and Mary (Hinton) Childers, natives of Virginia. The mother's father, Colonel Clayton, was colonel of a regiment in the Mexican War. To Mr. and Mrs. Huston, the following named i children have been born : Henry Y., a blacksmith :in Baker county; Mrs. Maggie O'Neil, who graduated in the Prineville high school ; Knox D., a. stockman in Crook county; Wade H., a graduate of the Prineville high school who also taught school some in the county ; Sarah E. Thomson ; Jesse I., engaged in the government printing office in Manila. Formerly Mr. Huston was a Democrat, but he has now allied himself with the Socialists.
In addition to his work as a civil engineer, he has done considerable writing and is possessed of no mean ability in the literary line. It is of note that his father was contemporaneous with George D. Prentice and assisted in the compilation of the biography of Henry Clay.
Mr. Huston had one brother, Hon. Henry Clay Huston, who crossed the plains to Linn county, Oregon, in 1852 and was state senator from that county in 1866. He also served in the Rogue River wars and was orderly sergeant in Captain Keith's company. He was badly wounded in the battle of Big Meadows, and was a true blue soldier. Hon. Henry C. Huston was also well known for his literary ability, having been author of many bright gems. His death occurred on December 18, 1899.
Victoria Winston Ann Childers Huston (1839 - 1917)*
Juniper Haven Cemetery
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Record added: Aug 19, 2008
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