Catherine Houston

10 August 1841–2 January 1929 (Age 87)
Hancock, Illinois, United States

The Life Summary of Catherine

When Catherine Houston was born on 10 August 1841, in Hancock, Illinois, United States, her father, John Houston Sr, was 25 and her mother, Christena Ettleman, was 19. She married George Ettleman on 17 February 1859. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 1 daughter. She lived in Deloit, Holt, Nebraska, United States in 1910 and Lake Township, Holt, Nebraska, United States in 1920. She died on 2 January 1929, in Holt Township, Gage, Nebraska, United States, at the age of 87, and was buried in Holt Township, Gage, Nebraska, United States.

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Family Time Line

George Ettleman
Catherine Houston
Marriage: 17 February 1859
George Frankin Ettleman
Mary Isabelle Ettleman
Henry Riley Ettleman
John William Ettleman
Harvey Clifford Ettleman

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World Events (8)

Age 5
U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.
1857 · Bountiful Tabernacle Groundbreaking
Age 16
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 24
Abraham Lincoln is assassinated by John Wilkes Booth.

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 (17)

  • Catherine Ettleman in household of Roy Ettleman, "Nebraska State Census, 1885"
  • Catharine Hurton in household of John Hurton, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Catharine Ettleman in household of George J Roby, "United States Census, 1920"

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