William J. Houston

27 December 1894–24 March 1980 (Age 85)
Rockhouse, Madison, Arkansas, United States

The Life of William J.

When William J. Houston was born on 27 December 1894, in Rockhouse, Madison, Arkansas, United States, his father, Robert Calvin Houston, was 38 and his mother, California Hall, was 36. He married Tennie L. Rice on 14 March 1917, in Greeley, Weld, Colorado, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 2 daughters. He lived in Hughes, Oklahoma, United States in 1935 and Kimberly Election Precinct, Twin Falls, Idaho, United States in 1940. He died on 24 March 1980, at the age of 85, and was buried in Twin Falls, Twin Falls, Idaho, United States.

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Family Time Line

William J. Houston
1894–1980
Tennie L. Rice
1896–1982
Marriage: 14 March 1917
Samuel David Houston
1918–2010
Ruth Millie Houston
1920–1989
Jonathan Joseph Houston
1922–1924
Philip J Houston
1924–1997
Esther Marie Houston
1925–2009

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
14 March 1917
Greeley, Weld, Colorado, United States
children

(5)

    Samuel David Houston

    Male1918–2010Male

    Female1920–1989Female

    Jonathan Joseph Houston

    Male1922–1924Male

    Philip J Houston

    Male1924–1997Male

    Esther Marie Houston

    Female1925–2009Female

Parents and Siblings

    Robert Calvin Houston

    Male1856–1942Male

    California Hall

    Female1858–1913Female

siblings

(12)

    Richard Ariel Houston

    Male1878–1934Male

    William Houston

    Male1878–Male

    Edgar Houston

    Male1879–1899Male

    Dolvie M Houston

    Male1881–1910Male

    Male1883–1975Male

+7 More Children

World Events (8)

1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 2

A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.
1905

Age 11

Twin Falls was incorporated as a city 12 April 1905.
1917

Age 23

U.S. intervenes in World War I, rejects membership of League of Nations.

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)

  • Willie Houston, "United States Census, 1940"
  • W J Houston, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Willie Houston in household of Robert Houston, "United States Census, 1900"

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