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 Louis Napoleon Houck

Louis Napoleon Houck

Birth
Mascoutah, St. Clair County, Illinois, USA
Death 17 Feb 1925 (aged 84)
Cape Girardeau, Cape Girardeau County, Missouri, USA
Burial Cape Girardeau, Cape Girardeau County, Missouri, USA
Memorial ID 18244 · View Source
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Mr Houck was a lawyer and journalist, entrepreneur and philanthropist, Louis Houck is often called the "Father of Southeast Missouri" because he brought the railroad to the region and opened this backwater area to industrialization and modernization. He was born of German immigrant roots, from 1880 to the 1920s, this self-taught railroader constructed a network of five hundred miles of track through the wilderness of wetlands known as "Swampeast Missouri".


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  • Added: 3 Nov 2000
  • Find A Grave Memorial 18244
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  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Louis Napoleon Houck (1 Apr 1840–17 Feb 1925), Find A Grave Memorial no. 18244, citing Old Lorimier Cemetery, Cape Girardeau, Cape Girardeau County, Missouri, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave (contributor 8) .