William Rogers “Willie” Houston

William Rogers “Willie” Houston

Birth
Huntsville, Walker County, Texas, USA
Death 8 Mar 1920 (aged 61)
Hugo, Choctaw County, Oklahoma, USA
Burial Dallas, Dallas County, Texas, USA
Plot Block 17
Memorial ID 26473498 · View Source
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William Rogers Houston (Willie)(1858-1920) was born on May 25, 1858 at Huntsville. The boy was named for a favorite cousin of Margaret Lea's, the well-known Texas lawyer and soldier, Colonel William P. Rogers. After his mother died, young Willie moved from Independence to Georgetown to live with his older sister, Nancy Elizabeth Houston Morrow and her husband. He attended public school in Georgetown and later was a student at Salado College and the Texas University at Georgetown. Following in his father's footsteps, William Rogers made a career as a special officer in the Indian Office for the Department of the Interior.

The only one of the Houston children who never married, William Rogers was on duty as an officer of the Indian Service when he died. He was riding out of Hugo, Oklahoma on a mission to an Indian reservation, when he apparently suffered a heart attack and fell from his horse. His funeral was held in Dallas, with burial in Oak Cliff Cemetery.

"HOUSTON'S CHILDREN" Sam Houston Memorial Museum Online http://www.shsu.edu/~smm_www/geneology/children.html

Oak Cliff Cemetery
The North Addition, Section 1 and Section 2, was developed for use and dedicated in 1913.
BLOCK 17
HOUSTON, William Rogers: 15 May 1858-8 March 1920 MARKER



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  • Created by: Cheryl Brown-Morales
  • Added: 28 Apr 2008
  • Find A Grave Memorial 26473498
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for William Rogers “Willie” Houston (25 May 1858–8 Mar 1920), Find A Grave Memorial no. 26473498, citing Oak Cliff Cemetery, Dallas, Dallas County, Texas, USA ; Maintained by Cheryl Brown-Morales (contributor 46771039) .