John Henry Houghton

1 December 1843–22 December 1926 (Age 83)
Hancock, Illinois, United States

The Life Summary of John Henry

When John Henry Houghton was born on 1 December 1843, in Hancock, Illinois, United States, his father, Reuben Houghton, was 45 and his mother, Elizabeth Ferre, was 36. He married Elizabeth Lock Ferguson on 31 January 1866, in Spanish Fork, Utah, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 8 daughters. He lived in Spanish Fork Ward 3, Utah, Utah, United States in 1910. He registered for military service in 1866. He died on 22 December 1926, in Spanish Fork, Utah, Utah, United States, at the age of 83, and was buried in Spanish Fork, Utah, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

John Henry Houghton
1843–1926
Elizabeth Lock Ferguson
1846–1890
Marriage: 31 January 1866
John Henry Houghton Jr
1867–1877
Agnes Catherine Houghton
1869–1942
Andrew Houghton
1870–1870
Reuben Houghton
1870–1870
Elizabeth Ann Houghton
1871–1945
Eli Kelsy Houghton
1873–1941
William Ferguson Houghton
1875–1937
Mary Ferguson Houghton
1877–1964
Thursa Melvina Houghton
1880–1928
Barbara Rebecca Houghton
1881–1882
Nellie Maude Houghton
1883–1921
Florence Ferre Houghton
1885–1886
Fredrick Ferre Houghton
1885–1886
Rosalyn Geneva Houghton
1887–1929

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    31 January 1866Spanish Fork, Utah, Utah, United States
  • Children

    (14)

    +9 More Children

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings

    (10)

    +5 More Children

    World Events (8)

    1846
    Age 3
    U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.
    1857 · Bountiful Tabernacle Groundbreaking
    Age 14
    The groundbreaking of the Bountiful Tabernacle began with the dedicatory prayer given by Lorenzo Snow on a cold February morning in 1857. The building was designed by Augustus Farnham.
    1865
    Age 22
    Abraham Lincoln is assassinated by John Wilkes Booth.

    Name Meaning

    English:habitational name from any of numerous places called Houghton or Hoghton. Most of the placenames derive from Old English hōh ‘heel, spur of land’ + tūn ‘farmstead, estate’, though some have different etymologies; for example, Little Houghton in Eccles (Lancashire), which derives from Old English halh ‘nook, corner of land’ + tūn, and Houghton in Bigbury (Devon), which may derive from an Old English personal name Huhha + Old English tūn.variant of Haughton .

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

    Possible Related Names

    Haughton
    Howton
    Hufton

    Sources (44)

    • John H Houghton in entry for Eli Kelsey Houghton, "California, County Birth and Death Records, 1800-1994"
    • John H Houghton, "United States Census, 1910"
    • John H. Houghton, "Utah, County Marriages, 1871-1941"

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