Flora Ellen Houghton

19 April 1864–7 February 1879 (Age 14)
Wellington, Lorain, Ohio, United States

The Life of Flora Ellen

When Flora Ellen Houghton was born on 19 April 1864, in Wellington, Lorain, Ohio, United States, her father, John Wesley Houghton, was 29 and her mother, Mary Eliza Seymore, was 25. She lived in Wellington, Wellington Township, Lorain, Ohio, United States in 1870. She died on 7 February 1879, in Wellington, Lorain, Ohio, United States, at the age of 14, and was buried in Wellington, Lorain, Ohio, United States.

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John Wesley Houghton
Mary Eliza Seymore
Elmer Seymour Houghton
Flora Ellen Houghton
May Houghton
Mary Josephine Houghton

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World Events (6)


Age 1

Abraham Lincoln is assassinated by John Wilkes Booth.
1865 · The Assassination of a President

Age 1

"While attending the play ""Our American Cousin"" in Ford's Theatre, actor John Wilkes Booth climbed up the stairs to the suite that President Abraham Lincoln and his wife resided. Once inside the suite Booth pulled out his pistol and shot The President in the head. In critical condition The President was carried out of the theatre for urgent medical attention. Unfortunately, Lincoln died the following day. Abraham Lincoln was the first American president to be assassinated, and his death caused a period of national mourning both in the North and South."
1870 · The Fifteenth Amendment

Age 6

Prohibits the federal government and each state from denying a citizen the right to vote based on that citizen's race, color, or previous condition of servitude. It was the last of the Reconstruction Amendments.

Name Meaning

English: habitational name from any of the various places so called. The majority, with examples in at least fourteen counties, get the name from Old English hōh ‘ridge’, ‘spur’ (literally ‘heel’) + tūn ‘enclosure’, ‘settlement’. Haughton in Nottinghamshire also has this origin, and may have contributed to the surname. A smaller group of Houghtons, with examples in Lancashire and South Yorkshire, have as their first element Old English halh ‘nook’, ‘recess’. In the case of isolated examples in Devon and East Yorkshire, the first elements appear to be unattested Old English personal names or bynames, of which the forms approximate to Huhha and Hofa respectively, but the meanings are unknown.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Flora E in household of J W, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Flora Houghton, "Find A Grave Index"
  • Flora Ellen Houghton, "Ohio, Deaths and Burials, 1854-1997"

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