John Donald Houston

about 1858–
Dalhousie, Lanark, Ontario, Canada

The Life of John Donald

When John Donald Houston was born about 1858, in Dalhousie, Lanark, Ontario, Canada, his father, John H Houston, was 26 and his mother, Marion Selkirk Donald, was 28. He married Annie Louise McLean on 31 October 1883, in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 2 daughters. He lived in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada for about 5 years and Manitoba, Canada in 1916.

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John Donald Houston
Annie Louise McLean
Marriage: 31 October 1883
Olich Houston
John Houston
Marion Selkirk Houston
Christine Summers Houston
William Morrell Houston
Alexander McLean Houston

Spouse and Children

31 October 1883
Montreal, Quebec, Canada


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World Events (7)

1867 · Ontario Founded

Age 9

On July 1, 1867, the province of Ontario was founded. It is the second largest province in Canada. A third of the population of Canada live here. Before it was Ontario it was called Upper Canada and had a Governor.

Age 11

1906 · Hydro-Electric of Ontario

Age 48

Ontario Hydro was established in 1906. It is the Hydro-Electric Power Commission of Ontario.

Name Meaning

Northern Irish:1. habitational name from a place near Glasgow, Scotland, named with the genitive case of the medieval personal name Hugh + Middle English tune, toun ‘settlement’, ‘village’ (Old English tūn ‘enclosure’, ‘settlement’). The landlord in question is a certain Hugo de Paduinan, who held the place c.1160 . The Scottish surname is common in Ulster. 2. Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Uisdein , Mac Uistein ( see McCutcheon ).

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

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Sources (3)

  • John Houston in household of John Houston, "Canada Census, 1881"
  • John Houston, "Canada Census, 1916"
  • John Donald Houston in entry for William Morrell Houston, "Ontario Births, 1869-1911"

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