Robert Houston

31 March 1873–30 August 1954 (Age 81)
Wisconsin, United States

The Life of Robert

When Robert Houston was born on 31 March 1873, in Wisconsin, United States, his father, Samuel Houston, was 43 and his mother, Elizabeth Waughtal, was 41. He had at least 1 son with Ida Johnson. He lived in North Caldwell Election Precinct, Canyon, Idaho, United States in 1940 and Caldwell, Canyon, Idaho, United States for about 10 years. He died on 30 August 1954, at the age of 81, and was buried in Canyon Hill Cemetery, Caldwell, Canyon, Idaho, United States.

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Family Time Line

Robert Houston
1873–1954
Ida Johnson
1877–
Frederick Houston
1916–

Spouse and Children

children

(1)

    Frederick Houston

    Male1916–Male

Parents and Siblings

siblings

(13)

    Olive Houston

    Female1853–1929Female

    Female1855–1894Female

    Catherine Houston

    Female1856–1932Female

    Agnes Houston

    Female1857–1939Female

    Frederick Colin Houston

    Male1860–1922Male

+8 More Children

World Events (8)

1875 · A Treaty with Hawaii

Age 2

In the Mid 1870s, The United States sought out the Kingdom of Hawaii to make a free trade agreement. The Treaty gave the Hawaiians access to the United States agricultural markets and it gave the United States a part of land which later became Pearl Harbor.
1883 · The Newhall House Hotel Fire

Age 10

A fire erupted on January 10, 1883, at the Newhall Hotel in Milwaukee. The fire began at 4:00 am in an elevator shaft and raced up through the building. The fire spread so quickly that many could not escape. General and Mrs. Tom Thumb, stars of P.T. Barnum's circus, were guests in the hotel at the time of the fire. A firefighter reached them by ladder and they were able to escape safely. The exact number of deaths remains unknown as the hotel register was destroyed in the fire, however, the death toll is estimated between 75-90.
1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 23

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)

  • Robert Houston, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Robert Houston, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Don Robert Husten in household of H Samuel Husten, "United States Census, 1880"

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