Molly G. Houston

13 August 1883–November 1980 (Age 97)
Missouri, United States

The Life of Molly G.

When Molly G. Houston was born on 13 August 1883, in Missouri, United States, her father, John Swilling Houston, was 27 and her mother, Sarah Margaret Guthrie, was 17. She married Thomas Secoy on 23 August 1906, in Callaway, Missouri, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 3 daughters. She lived in Caldwell Township, Callaway, Missouri, United States in 1900 and Blytheville, Mississippi, Arkansas, United States for about 10 years. She died in November 1980, in Missouri, United States, at the age of 97.

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Family Time Line

Thomas Secoy
Molly G. Houston
Marriage: 23 August 1906
Frank Houston Secoy
Mary M Secoy
Tom Guthrie Secoy
Doris Secoy
Molly Jeanne Secoy

Spouse and Children

    Thomas Secoy



23 August 1906
Callaway, Missouri, United States


    Frank Houston Secoy


    Mary M Secoy


    Tom Guthrie Secoy


    Doris Secoy


    Molly Jeanne Secoy


Parents and Siblings

    John Swilling Houston


    Sarah Margaret Guthrie




World Events (8)

1888 · Bauxite Mining Began

Age 5

Bauxite a rock with relatively high aluminum content, is the main source of aluminum for the world. When it was discovered in Arkansas it changed the state. The city of Bauxite, Arkansas was the site of the discovery.
1904 · The World's Fair of 1904

Age 21

St. Louis hosted the 1904 World's Fair and welcomed a crowd of 200,000 visitors on opening day of April 30, 1904. The fair had exhibits from 50 countries and 43 states. Several notable inventions showcased at the fair include iced tea and the ice cream cone. By the time of its closing in December 1904, over 20 million people had visited the fair.
1922 · The First Radio Station WOK Begins Broadcasting

Age 39

In 1922, Harvey C. Couch Sr. started WOK the first radio station in Arkansas. After a trip to Pittsburgh and the KDKA radio he came up with the idea for Workers of Killowatts (WOK). WOK had no commercials which was nice for the listeners.

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)

  • Mollie Mccoy in household of Tom Mccoy, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Marie Houston in household of Frank B Guthrie, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Mollie G Secoy in household of Tom Secoy, "United States Census, 1920"

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