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 Porter Lawrence Houston

Porter Lawrence Houston

Birth
Eldon, Miller County, Missouri, USA
Death 9 Jan 1916 (aged 82)
Lawrence County, Missouri, USA
Burial Osa, Barry County, Missouri, USA
Memorial ID 6625811 · View Source
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Porter Lawrence Houston was born on his father's farm about two miles west of Eldon, Missouri. He moved his family from Eldon to Lawrence County some time after the birth of his youngest son in 1885. Although he was a farmer his entire life, he invested in the small, short-lived village of Star. Also known as Bonham; Star was a railroad stop originally surveyed in May 1904. It consisted of a store, post office, blacksmith shop, canning factory and a few homes. By August 1912 Porter and Emeline owned lots 2,5,6,7, and 8. This was a little more than half of the entire village. Today it has reverted back to farmland.

Porter married Emeline McConnel on 21 November 1860. They had 12 children. Porter enjoyed a talent of spinning tall-tales and there were times when some could scarcely tell if he was creating one of his tales or relating a story of past history. He died of kidney failure at the age of 82.

Father of:
Antonio Houston
Nina T Houston Chidester
Andres Pico Houston
Izora J "Zora" Houston Jones
Charles Houston
Lola Melinda Houston Hemphill Kirk
Alfred Traugett Houston
Cynthia E Houston Forester
Annie Maye Houston Smyth
Willard Elmer Houston
Henry Byron Houston
Archibald Houston



Inscription

PORTER L.
MAY 20, 1832
JAN. 9, 1916
EMELINE
HIS WIFE
DEC. 16, 1841
APR. 5, 1916
HOUSTON

Gravesite Details s/s Emeline Houston

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  • Maintained by: Dan Woodruff
  • Originally Created by: Georgia
  • Added: 21 Jul 2002
  • Find A Grave Memorial 6625811
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Porter Lawrence Houston (25 May 1833–9 Jan 1916), Find A Grave Memorial no. 6625811, citing Osa Cemetery, Osa, Barry County, Missouri, USA ; Maintained by Dan Woodruff (contributor 46888449) .