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 Eliza Poor <I>Donner</I> Houghton

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Eliza Poor Donner Houghton

  • Birth 8 Mar 1843 Springfield, Sangamon County, Illinois, USA
  • Death 19 Feb 1922 Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, California, USA
  • Burial Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, California, USA
  • Memorial ID 9344907

Author. Second wife of Sherman Otis Houghton and a Donner Party survivor. She chronicled the early years of the state on October 10, 1861 in Sacramento, California. Eliza belonged to several organizations, including the Red Cross, the Native Daughters of the Golden West, the Daughters of the American Revolution, and was also active in her church. Her own book "The Expedition of the Donner Party and Its Tragic Fate", was published in 1911, sixty-five years later.


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  • Originally Created by: Joel Farringer
  • Added: 21 Aug 2004
  • Find A Grave Memorial 9344907
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Eliza Poor Donner Houghton (8 Mar 1843–19 Feb 1922), Find A Grave Memorial no. 9344907, citing Angelus Rosedale Cemetery, Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, California, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .