Earl Harrison Houston

5 March 1889–14 June 1917 (Age 28)
Wymore, Gage, Nebraska, United States

The Life of Earl Harrison

When Earl Harrison Houston was born on 5 March 1889, in Wymore, Gage, Nebraska, United States, his father, William Harrison Houston, was 42 and his mother, Anna Keck, was 37. He married Bessie Hannah Evelyn Taylor on 19 July 1911, in Colby, Thomas, Kansas, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 2 daughters. He lived in Menlo, Thomas, Kansas, United States in 1910 and Menlo Township, Thomas, Kansas, United States in 1915. He died on 14 June 1917, in Gem, Thomas, Kansas, United States, at the age of 28, and was buried in Gem Cemetery, Gem, Thomas, Kansas, United States.

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Earl Harrison Houston
Bessie Hannah Evelyn Taylor
Marriage: 19 July 1911
Harold Houston
Hazel Teressa Houston
Loraine Ivan Houston
Earlene Francine Houston

Spouse and Children

19 July 1911
Colby, Thomas, Kansas, United States


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World Events (8)

1890 · The Sherman Antitrust Act

Age 1

This Act tried to prevent the raising of prices by restricting trade. The purpose of the Act was to preserve a competitive marketplace to protect consumers from abuse.
1890 · Woman's Suffrage

Age 1

An organization formed in favor of women's suffrages. By combining the National Woman Suffrage Association and the American Woman Suffrage Association, the NAWSA eventually increased in membership up to two million people. It is still one of the largest voluntary organizations in the nation today and held a major role in passing the Nineteenth Amendment.
1898 · War with the Spanish

Age 9

After the explosion of the USS Maine in the Havana Harbor in Cuba, the United States engaged the Spanish in war. The war was fought on two fronts, one in Cuba, which helped gain their independence, and in the Philippines, which helped the US gain another territory for a time.

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)

  • Earl Houston in household of W H Houston, "Kansas State Census, 1895"
  • Earl Housten in household of J E Meeks, "Kansas State Census, 1915"
  • Earl H Houston in household of William H Houston, "United States Census, 1910"

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