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John Wesley Houser
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Birth: Aug. 12, 1885
Gatesville
Coryell County
Texas, USA
Death: Mar. 17, 1968
Cockrell Hill
Dallas County
Texas, USA

John Wesley Houser is the son of David Emanuel Houser and Rachel Amanda Venable Houser. He married Ollie Lee Hudgens on 2 Nov 1906 in Martindale, Guadalupe Co., TX. They were the parents of thirteen children; Wendell Irving, Cleo, Joyce, Easter Lilly, Pauline, Christine, Florence, David Doyle, Infant Rose, Martha Ellen, Laura Lee, Imogene and Chester "Chet" Forrest.
John was born and raised in Texas and after he married they moved to Mexico and bought a ranch only to be ran out by the Villistas. They were allowed safe passage back to Texas then moved to New Mexico Territory and staked a claim west of Lovington. While in Mexico a man wanted to buy one of their children. Needless to say they didn't sell her.

John did ranch work, farming, drove trucks, worked at a sawmill, mining, and Pickin' cotton.

John is buried beside his daughters Martha Ellen, Laura Lee, and Imogene Houser, and son Chester Forrest Houser.

Daughters Ellen, Laura Lee, and Imogene died in the New London School blast on March 18, 1937. His son in law, Stanley Powell died a year after the explosion in a tragic fall from an oil derrick. He is also buried at Overton.
 
 
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 Parents:
  David Emanuel Houser (1846 - 1909)
  Rachel Amanda Venable Houser (1842 - 1930)
 
 Spouse:
  Ollie Lee Hudgens Houser (1885 - 1931)
 
 Children:
  Martha Ellen Houser (1923 - 1937)*
  Laura Lee Houser (1924 - 1937)*
  Imogene Houser (1926 - 1937)*
  Chester Forrest Houser (1928 - 1988)*
 
 Siblings:
  Susan Elizabeth Houser Avary (1869 - 1950)*
  James E Houser (1873 - 1937)*
  Nannie Ellen Houser Myers (1875 - 1964)*
  Laura Houser Hunt (1877 - 1902)*
  Henry C Houser (1879 - 1911)*
  Robert Lee Houser (1881 - 1964)*
  Fannie Maud Dalton (1883 - 1962)*
  John Wesley Houser (1885 - 1968)
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Overton City Cemetery
Overton
Rusk County
Texas, USA
Plot: B
 
Maintained by: Kat
Originally Created by: Christie Marie Shepherd
Record added: Mar 16, 2006
Find A Grave Memorial# 13628867
John Wesley Houser
Added by: Kat
 
John Wesley Houser
Added by: Christie Marie Shepherd
 
 
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You lost 3 girls, a brother and son in law all in a 2 yrs span. Your poor heart must have been broken. RIP with the ones you loved.
- Peacekeeper
 Added: Aug. 24, 2016

- Dee Mack
 Added: Nov. 3, 2013

- Sonja Wheeler
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