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
Elizabeth Lock Ferguson
Marriage: 31 January 1866
John Henry Houghton Jr
Agnes Catherine Houghton
Andrew Houghton
Reuben Houghton
Elizabeth Ann Houghton
Eli Kelsy Houghton
William Ferguson Houghton
Mary Ferguson Houghton
Thursa Melvina Houghton
Barbara Rebecca Houghton
Nellie Maude Houghton
Florence Ferre Houghton
Fredrick Ferre Houghton
Rosalyn Geneva Houghton

Spouse and Children

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


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    World Events (8)

    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.
    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.

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    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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