Alma Fern Hough

17 April 1914–10 February 1994 (Age 79)
Roswell, Chaves, New Mexico, United States

The Life of Alma Fern

When Alma Fern Hough was born on 17 April 1914, in Roswell, Chaves, New Mexico, United States, her father, Harrison Ellis Hough, was 43 and her mother, Sarah Alma Caldwell, was 35. She married Raymond Leon Hurst on 11 October 1931, in Exeter, Tulare, California, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 daughters. She lived in Exeter, Tulare, California, United States in 1930 and Exeter Judicial Township, Tulare, California, United States in 1940. She died on 10 February 1994, in Deming, Luna, New Mexico, United States, at the age of 79, and was buried in Mountain View Cemetery, Deming, Luna, New Mexico, United States.

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Raymond Leon Hurst
Alma Fern Hough
Marriage: 11 October 1931
Elizabeth Pearl Hurst
Phyllis Kay Hurst

Spouse and Children

11 October 1931
Exeter, Tulare, California, United States


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World Events (8)

1916 · The First woman elected into the US Congress

Age 2

Jeannette Pickering Rankin became the first woman to hold a federal office position in the House of Representatives, and remains the only woman elected to Congress by Montana.
1923 · Oil is Discovered on the Navajo Reservation

Age 9

Oil was discovered on the Navajo Reservation in the 1920's. The Navajos did not want to lease any of the land towards the exploration for oil and gas. They were soon made a deal that they would be hired for all unskilled work if they would lease the land and, reluctantly, they gave in. Albert Fall, a Senator from New Mexico and was extremely hostile towards Indian rights.
1935 · The FBI is Established

Age 21

The Bureau of Investigation's name was changed to the Federal Bureau of Investigation to help citizens know that the Government is helping protect from threats both domestically and abroad.

Name Meaning

1 English: habitational name from any of various places, for example in Cheshire and Derbyshire, so named from Old English hōh ‘spur of a hill’ (literally ‘heel’). This widespread surname is especially common in Lancashire.2 Irish (County Limerick): variant of Haugh 1.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Sources (3)

  • Fern A Huret in household of Leon R Huret, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Fern Hough in household of Harrison E Hough, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Hough in entry for Elizabeth Pearl Hurst, "California Birth Index, 1905-1995"

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