Samuel Wyatt Houston

14 April 1894–23 February 1974 (Age 79)
Colquitt, Miller, Georgia, United States

The Life of Samuel Wyatt

When Samuel Wyatt Houston was born on 14 April 1894, in Colquitt, Miller, Georgia, United States, his father, George Henry Houston, was 32 and his mother, Annie Lou Davis, was 20. He married Birdie Crocker on 25 July 1915, in Miller, Georgia, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 4 daughters. He lived in District 1164, Early, Georgia, United States in 1940 and Early, Sac, Iowa, United States in 1974. He died on 23 February 1974, in Blakely, Early, Georgia, United States, at the age of 79, and was buried in Miller, Georgia, United States.

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Family Time Line

Samuel Wyatt Houston
Birdie Crocker
Marriage: 25 July 1915
George Harry Houston
Infant Son Houston
Gwendolon Houston
Marlon Winston Houston
Annie Ruth Houston
Opal Houston
Virginia Dare Houston

Spouse and Children

25 July 1915
Miller, Georgia, United States


    George Harry Houston


    Infant Son Houston


    Gwendolon Houston


    Marlon Winston Houston


    Annie Ruth Houston


+2 More Children

Parents and Siblings

    George Henry Houston





+1 More Child

World Events (8)

1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 2

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.
1906 · The Atlanta Race Riot

Age 12

The Atlanta Race Riot of 1906 occurred on the evening of September 22 through September 24. A newspaper reported the rapes of four white women by African American men. Fueled by pre-existing racial tensions, these reports enraged white men who then arranged gangs to attack African American men. Over the next few days, several thousand white men joined in and in the end, 26 people were killed and many were injured.
1916 · The First woman elected into the US Congress

Age 22

Jeannette Pickering Rankin became the first woman to hold a federal office position in the House of Representatives, and remains the only woman elected to Congress by Montana.

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)

  • Wyatt Houston, "United States Census, 1930"
  • S Wyatt Houston, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Wyatt Houston in household of George Houston, "United States Census, 1900"

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