David M. Houghton

David M. Houghton

Birth
Vermont, USA
Death 18 Jul 1918 (aged 72)
Michigan, USA
Burial Cass City, Tuscola County, Michigan, USA
Memorial ID 72088480 · View Source
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Co F 8 MI Inf

CASS CITY, CHRONICLE, FRIDAY, JULY 26, 1918

D. M. Houghton.

Suffering greatly during his last weeks of illness but being
very patient under great affliction, David N. Houghton
passed away at his home on Houghton St. Thursday afternoon,
July 18, at the age of 72 years.
Funeral services were held at the M. E. church Sunday afternoon, Roy. J. D. Young, the pastor officiating.
David M. Houghton was born in the state of Vermont, Oct. 5, 1845. He was the decendnt of a sturdy stock of ancestors and was a member of a large family of loyal Americans, having had a father and five brothers serve in the U. S. army in the War of the Rebellion. Mr. Houghton was a member of the 8th Michigan Infantry, Army of the Potomac. He was wounded in the Battle of South Amid River.
On Dec. 1, 1866, he was united in marriage with Miss Margaret Landon at Caro and they at once made their home in Novesta township where Mr. Houghton had earlier in the year taken up a homestead. Here they met bravely the privations and hard work incident to pioneer life. Later, they moved to Case City where they made their home for many years, leaving it only for brief periods for residence in Bay City where Mr. Houghton was in business and in Florida. Mr. Houghton served as mail carrier on R. R. No. 5, for eleven years, being among the first carriers appointed at the Cass City post office. He was at one time commander and for some years served Mile Warner Post, G. A. R.,as adjutant. He was also a member of the M. E. church and passed away strong in the faith, a resurrection and a future life.
He leaves a wife, one son, Lew Houghton, and one daughter, Mrs. Henrietta Rowley, both of Detroit; four brothers, A. G. Houghton of Case City, Wm. S. Houghton of Seattle, Wash., and Harvey and Elias Houghton, both of Holly, Mich., and two sisters, Mrs. Rosetta Bailey and Mrs. Almeda Warner, both of Florida.
Among the relatives from a distance in attendance at the funeral were Mr. and Mrs. Lew Hougthton and Mrs. Henrietta Rowley and daughter, Merle, all of Detroit, and Mr. and Mrs. Hummer Rollison of Ortonville.


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  • Maintained by: Al Cross
  • Originally Created by: J. Cooper
  • Added: 27 Jun 2011
  • Find A Grave Memorial 72088480
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for David M. Houghton (5 Oct 1845–18 Jul 1918), Find A Grave Memorial no. 72088480, citing Elkland Township Cemetery, Cass City, Tuscola County, Michigan, USA ; Maintained by Al Cross (contributor 47195421) .