Thomas John Houston

Male12 September 1879–8 May 1944

Brief Life History of Thomas John

When Thomas John Houston was born on 12 September 1879, in Simcoe, Ontario, Canada, his father, John J Huston, was 31 and his mother, Margaret Letitia Duncan, was 19. He married Cora Clissold on 16 July 1913, in Muskoka, Ontario, Canada. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 4 daughters. He lived in Northumberland, Ontario, Canada in 1891 and Ontario, Ontario, Canada in 1901. He died on 8 May 1944, in Ontario, Canada, at the age of 64, and was buried in Severn, Muskoka, Ontario, Canada.

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Family Time Line

Thomas John Houston
Cora Clissold
Marriage: 16 July 1913
Etta Mae “Ettie” Houston
Gladys Emma *Larmond) Houston
Ray William Houston
Thomas Donald Houston
Verna Maud Houston
Daughter Huston
Clarence Harold Houston

Sources (9)

  • Thos J Huston in household of John Huston, "Canada Census, 1901"
  • John Thomas Huston, "Ontario Births, 1869-1912"
  • Thomas John Huston, "Ontario Marriages, 1869-1927"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    16 July 1913Muskoka, Ontario, Canada
  • Children (7)

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    Siblings (7)

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    World Events (5)

    1883 · Mining Boom

    Age 4

    In 1883, there was a mining boom in Northern Ontario when mineral deposits were found near Sudbury. Thomas Flanagan was the blacksmith for the Canadian Pacific Railway that noticed the deposits in the river.

    1886 · First Workmen's Comp Act

    Age 7

    In 1886, Ontario passed its first Workmen's Compensation Act. This was in response to the number of railway workers that were being injured.

    1906 · Hydro-Electric of Ontario

    Age 27

    Ontario Hydro was established in 1906. It is the Hydro-Electric Power Commission of Ontario.

    Name Meaning

    Scottish: habitational name from the barony of Houston (Renfrewshire), from the genitive case of the personal name Hugh + Middle English, Older Scots ton ‘town, village, settlement’ (Old English tūn ‘enclosure, settlement’). The landlord in question was a certain Hugo de Paduinan, who held the place c. 1160. The Scottish surname is also common in Ulster.

    Irish: variant of McCutcheon from Mac Uisdein or Mac Uistein.

    History: In 1836 the newly founded city of Houston, TX, was named in honor of Sam Houston (1793–1863), soldier and statesman. As commander in chief of the Texan army he achieved Texas independence from Mexico by routing the army of the Mexican general Santa Anna. His ancestors were Ulster Scots who had emigrated to Philadelphia, PA, in the 18th century.

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

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