William Hubert Houston

24 December 1877–30 June 1948 (Age 70)
Coosa, Alabama, United States

The Life of William Hubert

When William Hubert Houston was born on 24 December 1877, in Coosa, Alabama, United States, his father, John Young Houston, was 28 and his mother, Roxie Jane Lindsey, was 23. He married Ida Mae McKinney on 13 November 1898, in Milam, Texas, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 2 daughters. He lived in Justice Precinct 7, Milam, Texas, United States in 1910 and Justice Precinct 1, Milam, Texas, United States in 1940. He died on 30 June 1948, in Cameron, Milam, Texas, United States, at the age of 70, and was buried in North Elm, Milam, Texas, United States.

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William Hubert Houston
Ida Mae McKinney
Marriage: 13 November 1898
Bertha Jessie Houston
Ola Mae Houston
Elmer Powell Houston

Spouse and Children

13 November 1898
Milam, Texas, United States


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World Events (8)

1881 · Construction of the Fort Worth & Denver Railway

Age 4

Grenville M. Dodge oversaw the construction of the Fort Worth & Denver Railway. Work began at Hodge Junction, and eventually extended to the New Mexico border by 1888. Service began on April 1, 1888, with trains travelling between Fort Worth and Denver.
1895 · Alabama State Flag is Adopted

Age 18

Alabama adopted its state flag on February 16, 1895. Act 383 of the Alabama state legislature states, “The flag of the State of Alabama shall be a crimson cross of St. Andrew on a field of white.”
1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 19

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.

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)

  • Will Hauston, "United States Census, 1910"
  • William Houston, "United States Census, 1940"
  • William Houston in household of John Houston, "United States Census, 1880"

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