Nelson Houston

Nelson Houston

Birth
New York, USA
Death 15 Nov 1851 (aged 38–39)
Sacramento, Sacramento County, California, USA
Burial Sacramento, Sacramento County, California, USA
Plot 42 40
Memorial ID 139844970 · View Source
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Nelson lived to be 39 years old. He died of remittent fever."MR. NELSON HOUSTON.
We copy the following obituary notice from a California paper.
Mr. Houston was formerly a resident of this town:
DIED-- At Norris' Ranch, near Sacramento City, November 15th, Nelson Houston, late of New York, aged 39 years.
The deceased came to California in the summer of 1849 and during a residence of two years had won the esteem and friendship of all who knew him. Among the first who undertook horticultural pursuits in this valley, his success amply rewarded the enterprise, and opened the way to very extended operations which have since been engaged in. Mr. Houston's family were remove to this country in the ensuing spring. Instead of receiving the tidings which should determine their departure to join in husband and parent, the sad announcement is borne to the mother and children, that she is widowed, and they fatherless. In this sudden dispensation, it may be consoling to the bereaved, to know that the last hours of the departed were passed among those who were well known and dear to him in the ties of kindred and association. Gentle hands soothed the pillow of the sufferer, and his last words met the sympathising response of one who was nearest to those whom he could never see on earth. The funeral rites of the deceased were attended in large number whom neither tempest nor distance deterred from rendering this last observance. He lies by the side of a fellow voyager to this land of hopeful promise and gloomy disappointment, who had scarcely reached the harbor here, when another heaven opened in the world of eternity.
L."
The Whig Press--
Wednesday, January 14, 1852, # 8, Page 2; Microfilm Roll No. M.
From the Middletown THRALL Library Microfilm collection.


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  • Created by: Linda Carey Schultz
  • Added: 10 Dec 2014
  • Find A Grave Memorial 139844970
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Nelson Houston (1812–15 Nov 1851), Find A Grave Memorial no. 139844970, citing Sacramento City Cemetery, Sacramento, Sacramento County, California, USA ; Maintained by Linda Carey Schultz (contributor 47560626) .