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Samuel Vaughan Houston

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Samuel Vaughan Houston

Birth
Florence, Lauderdale County, Alabama, USA
Death
23 Feb 1936 (aged 74)
Floresville, Wilson County, Texas, USA
Burial
Floresville, Wilson County, Texas, USA Add to Map
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A pleasing feature presents itself in the preparation of an eventful history of this kind, and that is the encouraging outlook which Floresville, Texas, has for the future. This promising aspect is made apparent to the observer through the business tact and enterprise as manifested by the young men who stand at the helm of the great commercial and industrial establishments of today. Floresville is credited as being the leading lumber distributing center of this section. Holding a prominent position in this connection, is S. V. Houston, a member of the firm of Bough & Houston, and a young man of marked business ability. Like many of the prominent residents of the county he is a native of Alabama, born in 1861, although his parents were really residents of Texas. The paternal grandfather, Ross Houston, came to Texas in 1854, and settled on the Cibolo Creek, where he engaged in farming and stock-raising. The father of our subject, Dr. John P. Houston, was a native of Alabama, and at an early age began the study of medicine at Louisville, Ky. He began practicing in Florence, Alabama, and was there married to Miss Jennie Vaughan, also a native of that State. Soon after he returned to Texas, where he had formerly resided, practiced for a year or two in Cibolo Creek, and then moved to Waco, where he resided until his death in 1871. The mother died there in 1880. Dr. Houston and his partner, Dr. Caldwell, were the leading physicians of the section, and were well and favorably known. The principal part of our subject's education was received in Waco, and his first occupation as a boy was in a lumber yard. After this he farmed for a time in McLennan County, and in 1880 came to Floresville, where he clerked in the County Assessor's office for a few years. He left that position to engage with Martin & Schryver, who owned a lumber yard here, and for several years acted as manager and agent. In January, 1890, he formed a partnership with W. P. Bough, who had previously bought out Martin & Schryver, and the present business was founded. Their extensive business is located on the railroad near the depot, and they occupy a large office. They carry builder supplies, hardware, etc,, as well as lumber, lime, cement and brick, and a stock of goods valued at about $15,000, and do a large annual business. In 1892 the firm erected the Opera House, a large building 50 x 90 feet, two stories, and well equipped with stage scenery, etc. They also own a large ranch of 7,000 acres in Live Oak County, and have 650 head of beef cattle. Mr. Houston is a member of the Masonic Fraternity, Floresville Lodge No. 515, and he is also a Knight of Pythias. Source: "Memorial and Genealogical Record of Southwest Texas" Chicago: Goodspeed Brothers, Publishers 1894
A pleasing feature presents itself in the preparation of an eventful history of this kind, and that is the encouraging outlook which Floresville, Texas, has for the future. This promising aspect is made apparent to the observer through the business tact and enterprise as manifested by the young men who stand at the helm of the great commercial and industrial establishments of today. Floresville is credited as being the leading lumber distributing center of this section. Holding a prominent position in this connection, is S. V. Houston, a member of the firm of Bough & Houston, and a young man of marked business ability. Like many of the prominent residents of the county he is a native of Alabama, born in 1861, although his parents were really residents of Texas. The paternal grandfather, Ross Houston, came to Texas in 1854, and settled on the Cibolo Creek, where he engaged in farming and stock-raising. The father of our subject, Dr. John P. Houston, was a native of Alabama, and at an early age began the study of medicine at Louisville, Ky. He began practicing in Florence, Alabama, and was there married to Miss Jennie Vaughan, also a native of that State. Soon after he returned to Texas, where he had formerly resided, practiced for a year or two in Cibolo Creek, and then moved to Waco, where he resided until his death in 1871. The mother died there in 1880. Dr. Houston and his partner, Dr. Caldwell, were the leading physicians of the section, and were well and favorably known. The principal part of our subject's education was received in Waco, and his first occupation as a boy was in a lumber yard. After this he farmed for a time in McLennan County, and in 1880 came to Floresville, where he clerked in the County Assessor's office for a few years. He left that position to engage with Martin & Schryver, who owned a lumber yard here, and for several years acted as manager and agent. In January, 1890, he formed a partnership with W. P. Bough, who had previously bought out Martin & Schryver, and the present business was founded. Their extensive business is located on the railroad near the depot, and they occupy a large office. They carry builder supplies, hardware, etc,, as well as lumber, lime, cement and brick, and a stock of goods valued at about $15,000, and do a large annual business. In 1892 the firm erected the Opera House, a large building 50 x 90 feet, two stories, and well equipped with stage scenery, etc. They also own a large ranch of 7,000 acres in Live Oak County, and have 650 head of beef cattle. Mr. Houston is a member of the Masonic Fraternity, Floresville Lodge No. 515, and he is also a Knight of Pythias. Source: "Memorial and Genealogical Record of Southwest Texas" Chicago: Goodspeed Brothers, Publishers 1894


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  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/14350561/samuel_vaughan-houston: accessed ), memorial page for Samuel Vaughan Houston (9 Dec 1861–23 Feb 1936), Find a Grave Memorial ID 14350561, citing Sacred Heart Cemetery, Floresville, Wilson County, Texas, USA; Maintained by dmw (contributor 51034593).