Preacher listed in Ligon's Portraiture of preachers.
HOUSTON.-Charles C. Houston was born on September 23, 1876, at Perth, Kan.; he passed away in a Long Beach (Calif.) hospital, Sunday evening, May 5, 1946, at the age of sixty-nine years. seven months, and. twelve days. His entire life was given in the service of our Lord. Beginning at the al!e of nineteen, he began preaching the gospel and continued faithfully in this work. However, ill-health prevented him from active duty for the last four years. Most of his preaching was done in the states of Florida, Kentucky, Tennessee, and Kansas. One of the last churches for which he labored was the one at Wellington, Kan. He discipled many communities and saw many baptized into Christ during his lifework. He did some work at Freed-Hardeman College, Henderson, Tenn., and taught in the Wichita Bible School with Brother Moore. In California his preaching was confined mainly with two congregations Southside, in Santa Ana, and Twelfth and Alamitos, in Long Beach. During the last four years he filled the pulpit on various occasions for the East Long Beach congregation as his health would permit. At one of the last services he was able to attend prior to his last attack he spoke for the brethren at the Ninth and Lime congregation here in Long Beach. He leaves to mourn his passing three children (Earl, of San Pedro, calif.; Mrs. Nan Phillips, of Long Beach, Calif.; and Mrs. Elsie Hatcher, of Silverado, Calif.), one brother (Orie, of Wichita, Kan.), one sister (Mrs. Rachael Cooper, of Lewisburg, Kan.), three grandchildren, and a host of brethren in Christ. Funeral services were conducted Tuesday morning, May 7, in Long Beach, with the writer officiating, assisted by Hoyt Houchen. Burial was at Westminster. Those who knew him well will say with me: "A faithful servant has gone to receive his reward." -L. Arnold Watson, Gospel Advocate, May 30, 1946, 522.
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