Howard Baker Houghton Jr.

Male30 June 1922–21 June 1999

Brief Life History of Howard Baker

When Howard Baker Houghton Jr. was born on 30 June 1922, in Vincennes, Vincennes Township, Knox, Indiana, United States, his father, Howard Baker Houghton, was 27 and his mother, Mary Prudence Woodburn, was 26. He married Betty Jean Wood. He lived in Huntington, Huntington Township, Huntington, Indiana, United States in 1940 and Santa Fe, New Mexico, United States in 2013. He died on 21 June 1999, in Macon, North Carolina, United States, at the age of 76, and was buried in Franklin, Macon, North Carolina, United States.

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Howard Baker Houghton Jr.
Betty Jean Wood

Sources (7)

  • Howard B Hougton in household of Howard B Hougton, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Howard B Houghton, "Indiana Marriages, 1811-2007"
  • Howard Baker Houghton, "Indiana, World War II Draft Registration Cards, 1940-1947"

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    World Events (8)

    1923 · The President Dies of a Heart Attack

    Age 1

    Warrant G. Harding died of a heart attack in the Palace hotel in San Francisco.

    1923 · Oil is Discovered on the Navajo Reservation

    Age 1

    Oil was discovered on the Navajo Reservation in the 1920's. The Navajos did not want to lease any of the land towards the exploration for oil and gas. They were soon made a deal that they would be hired for all unskilled work if they would lease the land and, reluctantly, they gave in. Albert Fall, a Senator from New Mexico and was extremely hostile towards Indian rights.

    1944 · The G.I Bill

    Age 22

    The G.I. Bill was a law that provided a range of benefits for returning World War II veterans that were on active duty during the war and weren't dishonorably discharged. The goal was to provide rewards for all World War II veterans. The act avoided life insurance policy payouts because of political distress caused after the end of World War I. But the Benefits that were included were: Dedicated payments of tuition and living expenses to attend high school, college or vocational/technical school, low-cost mortgages, low-interest loans to start a business, as well as one year of unemployment compensation. By the mid-1950s, around 7.8 million veterans used the G.I. Bill education benefits.

    Name Meaning


    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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