Lake Maxinkuckee Its Intrigue History & Genealogy Culver, Marshall, Indiana

Houghton Family Culver & Union Township Marshall County Indiana  



Rev. Dr. John W. Houghton says of he family and properties:

    James and John Houghton, who were pioneers in southern Indiana, then came up here with the first wave of settlement in Marshall County in the 1830s. John's son-in-law, Bayless Dixon (he was married to Emma Houghton) founded Union Town in the south-west part of his farm in 1844, then sold it to John's son, Thomas K. Houghton, which is when the name was changed to Marmont.

    Then Thomas K. Houghton sold the north part of the farm — the part that wasn't in the village of Marmont — to my own great-great-grandfather, James's son, Thomas Houghton. That chunk adjoined grandfather Thomas's main farm, on the northwest corner of 17th Road and Highway 17, across from the old Three Sisters. Over the years slices of what grandfather Thomas bought from his cousin have been gradually added back on to the north edge of town, most recently my great-aunt Ethel's land across from the high school.


John Houghton Birth: Dec 11 1754 Burleson (Bishop's Waltham), Hants, England Death: June 4 1828 Swanwick (Botley), Hants, England Marriage: Marriage to: Rachel Houghton (born Mears) Sep 11 1788 Bishop's Waltham, England son of Thomas Houghton & Ann Hewatt

married Sep 11 1788 Bishop's Waltham, England Rachel Mears Birth: June 28 1769 - Durley (Bishop's Waltham), Hants, England Death: June 3 1960 - Botley, Hants, England They had:
    1 Rachel Houghton,
    John Houghton Birth: Dec. 12, 1790 {20 Jan 1791} Titchfield, Hampshire, England Death: Feb. 26, 1877 Plymouth Marshall County Indiana Burial: Oak Hill Cemetery Plymouth Marshall Indiana,
      2 John Houghton bought land in this township (Union twp. Rush county Indiana) on the first day of the land sale in October, 1820

      married Rachel Logan Birth: Sep. 22, 1797 Cincinnati, Hamilton/Butler county, Ohio, Death: Jan. 22, 1842 Marshall, Indiana Burial: Oak Hill Cemetery dau. of Patrick Logan & Sally Nancy Harper

    3 Elizabeth Houghton,
    4 Thomas Houghton,
    5 JAMES HOUGHTON was one of the pioneers of '36. Born in England in 1797
    6 Edwin Houghton


Generation One



1 JAMES HOUGHTON was one of the pioneers of '36. Born in England in 1797, he came to the United States when a young man and settled in Rush County, Indiana, where lie located on a farm and continued the avocation to which he had been trained. For some time he followed his trade of coach and wagon making, at which he was an expert. While in Rush County, he married HANNAH MORRIS, who was born in Ohio, December 8, 1800.

James and Hannah Houghton came to Union Township in 1836. He had entered 160 acres of government land, and immediately began its improvement, developing in the course of time a most excellent farm. After clearing and putting under the plow a large portion of this tract, he sold the property and purchased a farm near Culver, which remained his homestead until his death. ' The children of James and Hanna Houghton were nine in number and all born in Iindiana:
    2 Phebe/Phoebe Houghton Birth: May 16, 1825 Indiana

    3 John Houghton Birth: May 25, 1826 Rush County, IN Death: October 2, 1844 Burr Oak Cemetary, Union twp. Marshall county Indiana Burial: Burr Oak Cemetery, Union Twp, Marshall, Indiana

    4 Thomas Houghton Birth: Jan. 4, 1829 Indiana, Death: May 29, 1918

    5 Clarissa Houghton Birth: Jan 15 1831 - Indiana Death: Nov 10 1855 - Benton Co., IN married Mar 30 1853 Marshall, Indiana Marcus Blessing Birth: Dec 26 1828 - Greene County, Ohio Death: Apr 21 1906 - Bolivar/Oxford , Benton, Indiana married Mar 25 1858 Mary Ellen Ladd son of Reuben Blessing & Elizabeth Coffelt

    6 Rachael Houghton Birth: circa 1834 Indiana, married John S Bender Birth: January 26, 1827 ear Carlisle Pennsylvania Death: October 9, 1912 Indiana married Maggie Bowers Burial: Oak Hill Cemetery, Plymouth, Marshall County, Indiana on of Jacob Bender and Jane Dobbs
      History of Indiana: Containing a History of Indiana and Biographical Sketches of Governors and Other Leading Men. Also a Statement of the Growth and Prosperity of Marshall County, Together with a Personal and Family History of Many of Its Ctizens, Volume 2 Brant, Fuller, 1890
        Few men in Indiana are more widely known than Hon John Bender a leading politician and prominent attorney of Plymouth who was born in the state of Pennsylvania near the city of Carlisle Cumberland county on the 26th day of January 1827 parents were Jacob and Jane Dobbs Bender natives respectively of Cumberland and Juniatta counties Penn the father miller and farmer by occupation and a descendant of ancestors who were among the earliest settlers of Virginia in time of the colonies Jacob Bender was an industrious and upright citizen of strong religious tendency and a prominent member of the United Brethren church

        The family came to a number of years ago and settled in that part of which belongs the of Stark where where Mr Bender purchased a farm and afterward engaged in the manufacture of flour Of the children born to Jacob and Jane Bender the following are living the subject of this biography Robert H present auditor of Stark county Susan J wife of Edward Tibbetts Adaline wife of Lorenzo D Glazebrook and Jacob G commercial traveler of Goshen Ind John S Bender spent first ten years of his life near the city of Carlisle Penn and moved with his parents to Wayne county Ohio locating near city of Wooster where he attended school at the village of Millbrook during the years 1838 39 In the spring of the latter the father took charge of a mill in Millbrook which he for some time the subject assisting him and attending school intervals

        In 1840 they removed to Shreve Ohio in whic hthe subject attended school during the winter seasons and assisted in the mill the rest of the year becoming thoroughly familiar with the miller's trade In 1843 he accompanied his parents to Richland county Ohio locating near the city of Mansfield where the family remained three years during which time he attended school and worked in the mill of nights

        The family came to Marshall county in 1846 and settled in that part of the county which has since been added to the county of Stark and here John S assisted in building the first school house in the latter county He taught school in the winter of 1846 47 and in the latter year did general farm work and also engaged in rafting on the Kankakee river In 1848 he took charge of the North Liberty Mills St Joseph county with his father and continued business there until the destruction of the mill by a cyclone in the year 1850

        In the meantime he became severely afflicted with inflammatory rheumatism in consequence of which he was compelled to abandon milling and for several years thereafter taught school in St Joseph and Stark counties

        In 1850 51 and 1852 he attended the high school at South Bend where he made rapid progress in his studies Having a decided taste for the scientific branches he read extensively upon the subjects of astronomy natural philosophy geology mineralogy etc besides giving considerable attention to mathematics and the classics in all of which he became thoroughly well informed

        In 1852 he began the practice of surveying and civil engineering which he continued as often as his abilities in this direction were required for a number of years

        His health failing him in 1856 he was compelled to relinquish the duties of active life and at the solicitation of his friends was induced to make the race for the clerk and auditorship of Stark county to which office he was elected and the duties of which he discharged in a highly satisfactory manner four years refusing a re election

        In the meantime he had given considerable attention to the legal profession having become well informed in the same by extensive reading and on retiring from the office of auditor he turned his attention almost exclusively to the practice of law in Marshall Stark and other counties

        Mr Bender has been an important factor in the political history of northern Indiana having entered politics when a young man and continued in the same ever since He was educated in the political faith of the democratic party with which he affiliated until the breaking out of the late war and which he represented as a delegate in a number of state conventions

        His first recognition as a delegate was in the democratic state convention in 1859 in the deliberations of which he took a very active and prominent part Becoming dissatisfied with the policy of the democratic party at the breaking out of the rebellion he severed his allegiance from the same and cast his first republican vote for Abraham Lincoln when the latter made his second race for the presidency He opposed Lincoln's first election voting for his competitor Stephen A Douglas for whom he did valuable service during the campaign as a speaker and political writer

        Mr Bender was uncompromisingly in favor of prosecuting the war and used all of his energies toward raising troops and furnishing supplies spending freely of his own money in this laudable work Owing to injury received a number of years previous which unfitted him for active service in the field he was reluctantly compelled to remain out of the army though offered the position of civil engineer with the pay of colonel

        In 1864 he was a delegate to the republican state convention and was similarly honored in every state convention from that year to 1876 inclusive

        A close and conscientious student of political economy Mr Bender gave a great deal of attention to financial matters and becoming satisfied that the republican party did not occupy the proper position upon this great question he became member of the national greenback party in 1878 since which time he has been one of the exponents of its principles and strongest advocates in this part of the state In 1879 he helped to construct an entirely new platform for the party having been a delegate to the national convention that year in which he served on the platform committee He was again chosen delegate to the national convention held in St Louis in 1880 in which he also served upon the committee to prepare a platform and was the author of the first resolution in favor of the enfranchisement of women ever offered in a national convention

        Mr Bender as a postmaster of Stark for some time by appointment Abraham Lincoln It will thus be seen that his life has been a active one and his abilities which are recognized as of a order have been given almost exclusively to public affairs is not unknown to the literary world having contributed to a of periodicals besides publishing several more pretentious works among the best known of which are Hoosier s Experience in Europe and Money Its Definition

        In the field journalism he has had considerable experience having conducted The Ptymouth Republican a political paper from 1868 1875 He is a clear and trenchant writer a close reasoner eminently fair in the discussion of political questions Mr was married in 1855 to Miss Maggie Bowers daughter of Bowers of Richland county Ohio She died in 1856

        In 1858 Mr Bender's marriage with Miss Rachel Houghton of James Houghton of England and an early settler Marshall county was consummated

        Mr and Mrs Bender members of the Methodist Episcopal church to which he belonged since 1854

        He is a prominent member of the Masonic fraternity belonging to Plymouth lodge and commandery 26 KTTA - pg. 153-155
      INDIANA AUTHORS and THEIR BOOKS 1816-1916 compilied by R.E. Banta; Wabash College Crawfordsville, I ndiana 1949, Haddon Craftsman, Inc. Scranton, Pa.

        BENDER, JOHN S.: 1827-? - John S. Bender was born near Carlisle, Pa., in 1827. As a boy of eleven he was taken to Wayne County, O. He moved to Indiana as a young man and became a teacher in a country school.

        After teaching for a time he attended and was graduated from Northwestern Christian (now Butler) University. He resumed teaching in South Bend, but ill health forced him to take outdoor employment after only two terms.

        His health regained, he took up law and practiced in Plymouth, Ind., was auditor of Starke County from 1854 to 1860, published and owned a Republican newspaper from 1868 to 1875, then resumed his law practice successfully.

        Money: Its Definition, Tests. Being an Argument Showing That Money Is Such by Decree of the Government, Not Made to Hoard, but to Be Used as a Tool of Commerce, and a Sufficient Volume Thereof Is Indispensable to the Progress of Civilization … Plymouth, Ind., 1879.

        A Hoosier's Experience in Western Europe with Notes on the Way. Plymouth, Ind., 1880


    7 William Houghton

    8 Elvira Houghton

    9 Edward Houghton Birth: August 28, 1838 Indiana, Death: March 16, 1924 (85) Rich Hill, Bates, Missouri Burial: Greenlawn Cemetery, Osage Township, Bates, Missouri,

    10 Jefferson Houghton Birth: July 30, 1844 Indiana Death: 1875 (30)


Generation Two



4 Thomas Houghton Birth: Jan. 4, 1829 Indiana, Death: May 29, 1918 Burial: Burr Oak Cemetery Culver Marshall County Indiana who became, a prosperous farmer, stock raiser and land owner in this township, was born in Rush County, January 4, 1829. He was seven years old when his parents came to settle down in the wilds a short distance from Maxinkuckee lake. The following was founf in the Citizen at his death:
    He came to Marshall county with his parents in 1836 when he was 8 yeras old. This was just before the Indians had left and ther were frequent visitors to his father's house.

    The family came from Rush county Indian, with ox teams and walked most of the way.

    They first lived in a grass thatched shack, then they moved into a log cabin with a dirt floor. The cracks between the logs of the cabin were plugged with hay, but the cattle would come along and pussl the hay out, "then we could lok out and see the colves that came acround this place at night", says "Uncle Tommy"

    Logansport was the nearest trading point and the trips were a slow job.

    But wild game was so abundant that the settlers were never without vensions, turkeys, prairie chickens. etc.

    One day some INdians came to the house and asked Mrs. Houghton for dinner. She replied that if they would go out and get her some venison she would have dinner ready for them on their return. In a short itm they came back with five deer.


The district schools of the township served primarily to give Thomas an education, although his father took much interest in his mental improvement and taught him how to read. He attended the country schools at intervals, while he grew to manhood on the farm, becoming early familiar with the rugged duties of agriculture. While still a boy he was apprenticed to a harness maker at Plymouth, learned the trade and acquired considerable proficiency in it. But, after completing his term, he returned to his father's farm, of which he assumed the management.

He removed to the homestead farm on the Burr Oak road, about midway between Burr Oak arid [and] Culver. The farm at that time consisted of 160 acres, and later, 327 acres. He also became the owner of two other farms of 166 acres, all in Union Township. The homestead farm on the Burr Oak road is today occupied by a son, Ralph.

A Twentieth Century History of Marshall County, Indiana Hon. Daniel McDonald, Volume II Chicago, the Lewis Publishing Company, 1908
    Thomas Houghton. A prosperous farmer, stock-raiser and land owner in Union township, Marshall county, Thomas Houghton is a native of Rush county, Indiana, born on the 4th of January, 1829. James Houghton, his father, was a pioneer of the township named. He was born in England in 1797, came to the United States when a young man, and locating on a farm in Rush county continued the avocation to which he had been trained, also as a good wagon maker. Here he was married to Miss Hannah Morris, who was born in Ohio. December 8, 1800, and there were nine children of this union, as follows: Phoebe, John, Thomas, Clarissa, Rachael, William, Elvira, Edward and Jefferson, all born in Indiana.

    The elder Mr. Houghton located in Union township in 1836, when he entered 160 acres of government land, and at once entered upon its improvement. After clearing and putting under the plow a large portion of this tract, he sold the property and purchased a farm near Culver, which remained his homestead until his death. In early life he was a wagon maker, following that trade also while a resident of Rush county. For many years he was a member of the Christian church and was altogether a useful, moral and valued member of the community.

    Thomas Houghton received his education primarily in the district schools of Union township, although his father took much interest in his mental improvement and taught him how to read. While still a boy he was apprenticed to a harness maker at Plymouth, and after completing his term returned to his father's farm, of which he assumed the management.

    His marriage occurred March 27, 1851, to Miss Nancy McCormick Mitchell, daughter of James Mitchell, a Marshall county farmer. Mrs. Houghton died March 18, 1854, leaving two children — Lorenzo and James Egbert.

    In 1855 Mr. Houghton married Miss Mary Ellen Byrd, "a native of Marshall countv, and to their union were born four sons — Charles E., Thomas E., John C. and William N. The second Mrs. Houghton passed away April 9, 1875, and on December 13, 1876, our subject was united in marriage to Miss Julia A.. Myers, who was born in Ohio, May 22, 1856. and reared in Marshall county. Indiana, present wife is a daughter of Chris Myers, a farmer of Union township, who was born in Germany and came to Ohio with his parents when he was but two years of age. He was reared and married in that state, his wife being Elizabeth Pontias, a native of Ohio. Mrs. Houghton was reared in Union township, and received her education in the public schools of that section. The following six children have been born to Mr. and Mrs. Houghton: Orlando M.; Luther P., deceased; Dennis Ralph ; Bertha E. ; Effie Leola, deceased, and Cloe Viola, all of whom were born on the old homestead.

    Following his first marriage Mr. Houghton removed to the farm upon which he now resides, which at that time consisted of 160 acres, but which now comprises 327 acres, scientifically cultivated and thoroughly improved. He is also the owner of two other farms of 166 acres, all in Union township. As to his fine homestead, it may be said that Mr. Houghton has cleared about 320 acres of it and made the improvements which have made it so valuable and attractive as a country home.

    He is also a valued citizen in his civic relations to the community, having served for seven years as a trustee of Union township. He is identified with the Masonic order and the L O. O. F. in Union township, and he and his wife are faithful members of the Methodist Episcopal church in Culver, having been heavy contributors in the erection of the beautiful church in Culver. pg. 434-435


He was married March 27, 1851 Nancy McCormick Mitchell, daughter of James Mitchell, of Union Township. Birth: Apr 13 1831 - probably, Shelby, Kentucky Death: Mar. 18, 1854 ae 22y-11m-5d. - Culver/Plymouth, Marshall, Indiana Burial: Burr Oak Cemetery daughter of James Mitchell & Mary Demaree They had had two sons together
    Lorenzo Mitchel "Ren" Houghton Birth: Jan 23 1852 - Culver, Marshall, Indiana Death: Oct 30 1881 - Culver, Marshall, Indiana married 1876 Mamie "Mary " Perkins Birth: 1859 Keokuk, Iowa married 2nd. WIlliam Henry Eggleston Daughter of Vincent T Perkins and Sarah H ---

    James Edgbert Houghton Birth: July 12 1853 Marmot (now Culver), Marshall, Indiana Death: Mar 20 1930 San Francisco, San Francisco, California Burial: Cypress Lawn, Colma, San Mateo, California married Dec 24 1873 Marmot (now Culver), Marshall, Indiana Elizabeth Hissong Birth: May 5 1852 - Stark Co., Ohio Death: June 15 1899 - Cando, Towner, North Dakota, dau. of John Hissong & Elizabeth ---


married 2nd 6 Apr 1855 in Marshall Co., Indiana Mary Ellen Byrd Birth: Oct. 15, 1836 Death: Apr. 8, 1875 . Burial: Burr Oak Cemetery Culver Marshall County Indiana
    Mrs. Thomas Houghton, of Burr Oaks Flats, in this county, was in the city on Thrusday, at Mr. John B. Bender's and remained in town untl five o'clock in the afternoon, when she started home which is some 12 or 13 miles distant. She arrived home about ten o'clock, and went to bed apparently well as usual, but complained of being tired.

    She soon went to sleep, from which she never awoke in this life, it is supposed. About four o'clock her husband heard her moaning as if distrubed in her dreams and attempted to arouse her but failing in that he got up and struck a light, and when he returned to he bed life had departed.

    Heart disease is supposed to have caused her death.

    Mr. Houghton, husband of the deceased is a brother of Mrs. John S. Bender of the city.

    Mrs. Bender went to Mr. Houghton's immediately after the sad tidings reached her. She has not yet returned.
Thomas and Mary would have four sons together—
    Charles Edmond Houghton Birth: 1857 Death: Sep. 24, 1859ae 1y-10m-26d Burial: Burr Oak Cemetery Culver Marshall County Indiana

    Thomas Edward Houghton Jr. Birth: April 19, 1864 Indiana Death: October 18, 1949 Bourbon, Marshall County, Indiana

    John Corwin Houghton Birth: 1870 Death: November 16, 1872 Burial: Burr Oak Cemetery

    William "Will" L. /Nathan Houghton Birth: Nov 20 1869 - Union, Marshall, Ind Death: May 22 1948 - Burr Oak, Marshall, IN


Thomas Sr. only waited about a year and a half before wedding third wife December 1876. Julia Anne Myers Birth: May 22, 1856 Ohio, Death: Sep. 5, 1909 Burial: Burr Oak Cemetery, Union Twp, Marshall Co, Indiana dau. of Christopher Myers & Elizabeth Pontius

They would have six children together—
    Orlando Manfred Houghton Birth: Dec. 23, 1877 Culver Marshall County Indiana Death: Sep. 2, 1956 Burial: Burr Oak Cemetery Culver Marshall County Indiana, married Apr 8 1909 Kewanna, Fulton, Indiana Jessie Olive Rodger/Rogers Birth: May 12, 1888 Fulton, Indiana Death: Aug. 4, 1960 Plymouth, Marshall, Indiana Burial: Burr Oak Cemetery Culver Marshall County Indiana dau of Leroy Rogers & Livonia Sabrina Duddleson

    Luther Paul Houghton Birth: May 25 1879 - Culver, Marshall Co, Indiana Death: July 24 1901

    Bertha Houghton Birth: February 15, 1881 Culver, Marshall Co, Indiana Death: February 3, 1963 Culver, Marshall, Indiana Burial: Burr Oak Cemetery, Union Twp, Marshall Co, Indiana

    Dennis Ralph Houghton Birth: October 22, 1882 Marshall County, Indiana Death: Mar 6 1946 Culver, Marshall, Indiana Place of Burial: Culver Masonic Cemetery Culver, Marshall County, Indiana married Apr 18 1908 Culver, Marshall, Indiana Myrtle Alice Overmyer Birth: Feb 3 1890 - Burr Oak, Marshall, Indiana Death: Jan 30 1969 - Buck Creek, Tippecanoe, Indiana she married 2nd George Cowan dau. of William Sherman Overmyer & Ida Emma Sickman

    Effie Leola Houghton Birth: 1886 Death: October 17, 1894 Burial: Burr Oak Cemetery Culver, Marshall County, Indiana(1886)

    Chloe Viola Houghton Birth: Jan. 24, 1889 Marshall County Indiana, Death: Jun. 23, 1959 Burial: Culver Masonic Cemetery Culver Marshall County Indiana married May 21 1915 - Marshall, Indiana Roscoe W Livingston Birth: Mar. 9, 1887 Missouri, Death: Aug. 29, 1939 Indianapolis Marion County Indiana Burial: Masonic Cemetery Culver Marshall County Indiana son of Chas Robt Livingston, Sarah Jane Engleman


Generation Three



Thomas Edward Houghton Jr. Birth: April 19, 1864 Indiana Death: October 18, 1949 Bourbon, Marshall County, Indiana Place of Burial: Oak Hill Cemetery, Plymouth, Marshall County, Indiana

On 6 Aug 1887, he had married first-wife Aug 6 1887 Marshall, Indiana Elizabeth C Swigart Birth: Dec 1872 Burr Oak Marshall County, Indiana Death Aug 31 1909 Plymouth Marshall County Indiana
    Mrs Elizabeth C. Houghton wife of Thomas Edward Houghton, died at her home on West South Streye, at 12:30 o'clok Tuesday noon, after an illness of over 7 months with gall stones. Her condition was not considered serious until the past few days, when she was seized with a raid sinking speel. Death was due to poisoning of the system.

    Elizabeth C. Swaggert was born in Burr Okay, Marshall county, in December 1871, and was 37 years of age at the time of her death.

    She was the thrid daughter of David and Magaret Swaggert.On August 6th 1886 she was married to Thomas Edward Houghton

    They resided in Culver until twelve years ago, whin they moved to Plymouth and have resided here since.

    Her husband and four sons survive her. The children are: Earl, Herbert, Harry and Everett, all of whom resided here. - The Plymouth tribune - Sep 2 1909


They had seven children togther
    May E. Houghton Birth: 1878 Death: Oct. 9, 1894 ae 6y-9m-6d Burial: Burr Oak Cemetery Culver Marshall County Indiana

    Earl Lewis Houghton Birth: Jul. 12, 1889 Culver Marshall County Indiana Death: Jul. 4, 1961 Marion Grant County Indiana Burial: Oak Hill Cemetery Plymouth Marshall County Indiana married Emma May Lee Birth: 1889 Death: 1913 Burial: Oak Hill Cemetery Plymouth Marshall County Indiana dau. of John Lee married 2nd June 11 1921 - Marshall, Indiana Veroca Shaw Birth: May 15, 1897 Death: Nov. 13, 1942 Plymouth Marshall County Indiana Burial: Oak Hill Cemetery Plymouth Marshall County Indiana dau of Henry V. Shaw & Mary S. Patsel

    Fern H Houghton Birth: Jan. 22, 1892 Death: Oct. 8, 1894 Burial: Burr Oak Cemetery Culver Marshall County Indiana


    Herbert Russell Houghton Birth: Feb. 26, 1894 Culver Marshall County Indiana Death: Sep. 20, 1985 Zephyrhills Pasco County Florida Burial: Bay Pines National Cemetery Bay Pines Pinellas County Florida married 1st Aug 4 1917 - Marshall, Indiana Fern Margaret Spitler Birth: January 9, 1897 Nappanee, Indiana Daughter of John A Spitler and Susan Ruena Spitler (Ruple) married 2nd Emalita ?Newman? Birth: Feb. 26, 1904 Death: Feb. 18, 1998 Burial: Riverview Cemetery Saint Joseph Berrien County Michigan dau of Bertha Lehman

    Fred Harry Houghton Birth 5 JAN 1896 Culver, Indiana Death 7 JULY 1962 Denver County, Colorado

    Theodore Houghton Birth: Aug 1897 Indiana,

    Everett C. Houghton Birth: Jan 7 1903 Marshall County Indiana married Nov 23 1918 St Joseph, Berrien, Michigan Ilo Grace Seymour Birth: Jul. 23, 1900 Bourbon Marshall County Indiana Death: Jun. 26, 1995 Centerville Wayne
    County Indiana dau of William Harvey Seymour& Maude Elizabeth Yazel


Thomas Edward Houghton Jr. married 2nd Lillian Davis Birth: Oct. 11, 1873 DePere, Brown, Wisconsin Death: Nov. 7, 1968 Plymouth Marshall County Indiana, Burial: Oak Hill Cemetery Plymouth Marshall County Indiana daughter of Elisha W. Davis and Susannah "Susan"Patesel, They had
    Thomas Edward Houghton III Birth: Mar. 24, 1914 Plymouth Marshall County Indiana Death: Jun. 5, 1993 Plymouth Marshall County Indiana Burial: Oak Hill Cemetery Plymouth Marshall County Indiana married Dec 31 1944 Plymouth, Marshall, Indiana Marjorie June Padgett Birth: Mar. 8, 1920 Brook Newton County Indiana Death: Sep. 16, 2016 Brook Newton County Indiana Burial: Oak Hill Cemetery Plymouth Marshall County Indiana dau. of Harley Ambrose Padgett & Winnie P Risley


Generation Four



Fred Harry Houghton Birth 5 JAN 1896 Culver, Indiana Death 7 JULY 1962 Denver County, Colorado Buried Fort Logan National Cemetery, Denver, Colorado married Margaret Adelia McFarland Birth 9 APRIL 1904 Culver, Marshall, Indiana Death 19 DECEMBER 1981 Golden, Jefferson, Colorado, Buried Fort Logan National Cemetery, Denver, Colorado d/o Robert Canton McFarland & Lillie May Low

They had:
    1 Jack Linn Houghton Birth 31 JULY 1924 Guymon, Texas, Oklahoma Death 05 APRIL 2001 Golden, Jefferson, Colorado Burial: Golden Cemetery Golden Jefferson County Colorado,married Velda "Vel" Mae Eden Birth 1929 Death 12 JUNE 2012 Burial: Golden Cemetery Golden Jefferson County Colorado,daughter of Virgil William Eden and Dora Irene Matterson They had:
      Jack Linn Houghton, Jr., 63, of Culver, IN died at 12:00 am on Saturday, September 9, 2017 at the Center for Hospice House in South Bend, where he had been for less that 24 hours. He was very brave and courageous and fought a hard 13 year battle against Stage 4 Metastatic prostate cancer
      .

      Jack was born in Golden, CO to Jack L and Vel Houghton. He came to Culver in 1976, after graduating from the University of Colorado.

      He married Sandra J. White on November 1, 1980.

      He was a Purchaser and Buyer for both Walker Mfg of Culver and Dana Corp of Mishawaka, before becoming ill.

      He was a devoted Denver Broncos fan, attending his first game at age 5. He loved all sports and was on a fantasy football league for 30 years. Most of all he loved spending time with his family, especially their Thanksgiving dinners. He adored his grandchildren, who gave him much joy. He was a wonderful husband, father, grandfather, and friend. He will be remembered by all for his sense of humor and his positive attitude and will be greatly missed.

      Jack is survived by his wife, Sandy; daughters, Amy Hajek of North Judson and Heidi Tanner of Culver; brother, Gary L. Houghton of Golden, CO; and 3 grandchildren Brendon, Chelsea and Emma Hajek. He was preceded in death by both of his parents.

      Per his wishes, a time to gather with the family will be held at the Odom Funeral Home, Culver, IN, on Saturday, September 23, 2017 from 1:00 – 3:00 pm with a memorial service at 3:00 PM. Chaplain Denise Gilbert will officiate.

      Memorial contributions may be made in memory of Jack to the American Cancer Society, Pet Refuge of Mishawaka, or the Humane Society.


    2 Mary Lou Houghton Birth: Aug. 17, 1929 Death: Jul. 6, 1988 Burial: Golden Cemetery Golden Jefferson County Colorado

    3 Sally Dimple Houghton 1932–2003

    4 Fred Harry Houghton Jr. 1936–2009

    5 Jerry Nye Houghton Birth 05 JUL 1938 Culver, Marshall County, Indiana/Arvada, Colo, Death 31 MAY 2009 Pahrump, Nev. married Lilliam "Lil" Jones died 1985. They ahd the Manor Market on the East Side of the lake at 1355 East Shore Dr.

    6 Welcome Thomas Ashley Houghton 1946–2000

    7 Myrtle E Houghton



William "Will" L. /Nathan Houghton Birth: Nov 20 1869 - Union, Marshall, Ind Death: May 22 1948 - Burr Oak, Marshall, IN Burial: Culver Masonic Cemetery Culver Marshall County Indiana

married Nov 5 1891 Marshall County Indiana Agnes Jane Phillips Birth: 1872 Death: 1952 Burial: Culver Masonic Cemetery Culver Marshall County Indiana dau of George W Philips & Catharine Spillers

They had:
    Lawrence Edward Houghton Birth: Aug 25 1892 Culver Marshall County Indiana Death: 1950

    Lester Carl Houghton Birth: Apr. 18, 1894 Culver Marshall County Indiana Death: Jan., 1982

    Ethel Houghton Hoffman Birth: Mar. 29, 1909 Death: Dec. 17, 1998 Burial: Culver Masonic Cemetery Culver Marshall County Indiana married June 19 1932 Culver, Marshall, Indiana Leonard Corint Hoffman Birth: Dec 17 1904 Chicago, Cook, Illinois Sep 14 1989 Culver, Marshall, Indiana death


Generation Fifth



Lawrence Edward Houghton Birth: Aug 25 1892 Culver Marshall County Indiana Death: 1950 Burial: Culver Masonic Cemetery Culver Marshall County Indiana

married Dec 22 1912 Culver Marshall County Indiana Eva D Deck Birth: Sep. 14, 1895 Fulton county Indiana Death: Jul., 1980 Culver Marshall County Indiana dau of John Edward Deck & Margaret Caroline Taylor Burial: Culver Masonic Cemetery Culver Marshall County Indiana

They Had:
    Forrest F "Forey" Houghton Birth: Feb. 17, 1914 Death: Sep. 28, 1997


Lester Carl Houghton Birth: Apr. 18, 1894 Culver Marshall County Indiana Death: Jan., 1982 Burial: Culver Masonic Cemetery Culver Marshall County Indiana

married Eva B Triplet Birth: Jan. 23, 1902 Marshall County Indiana Death: Aug. 4, 2001 dau of Alton M. Triplet & Anna S. Stuck Burial: Culver Masonic Cemetery Culver Marshall County Indiana

They HAd:
    Ray C Houghton Birth: Jun. 25, 1938 Rochester Fulton County Indiana Death: Apr. 8, 2009 Culver Marshall County Indiana Burial: Culver Masonic Cemetery Culver Marshall County Indiana married Norma E. Kuebler.
      Ray C. Houghton, 70, of Culver, Indiana, died at 6:43AM on April 8, 2009 at Miller's Merry Manor in Culver, Indiana.

      Ray was born to Lester Houghton and Eva Triplet on June 25, 1938 in Rochester, Indiana. He was married on Sept. 13, 1959 at Mt. Vernon, Indiana to Norma E. Kuebler.

      Ray is survived by his wife - Norma Houghton of Culver, Indiana, son - Lee (Karen) Houghton of Culver, Indiana, daughter - Lori (Jr.) Hines of Grovertown, Indiana, granddaughters - Rainbow & Taylor Hines of Grovertown, Indiana, 4 sisters, 8 Step-Grandchildren, and 12 Step-Great Grandchildren.

      He was preceded in death by his father - Lester Houghton, mother - Eva Houghton, grandson, Kenneth Lee Hack III, and 1 brother.


Generation Sixth



Forrest F "Forey" Houghton Birth: Feb. 17, 1914 Death: Sep. 28, 1997 Burial: Culver Masonic Cemetery Culver Marshall County Indiana

married Apr 8 1934 Leta F Kingery Birth: Oct. 9, 1916 Galveston Cass County Indiana Death: Dec. 27, 2003 Plymouth Marshall County Indiana Burial: Culver Masonic Cemetery Culver Marshall County Indiana dau of Alfred T Kingery & Myrtle S Hughes

They had:
    Perry Houghton Birth: 1936 Death: 1936 Burial: Burr Oak Cemetery Culver Marshall County Indiana
    Jerri Houghton Birth: 1936 Death: 1936 Burial: Burr Oak Cemetery Culver Marshall County Indiana
    Rev. Dr. John W. Houghton
      In an interview - John stated: Well, I was adopted, and brought here when I was about six months old, by Forrest and Leta (Kingery) Houghton, so I really don't remember any home but Culver.


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Biographical and Historical Record of Kosciusko County Indiana, 1887 Chicago, The Lewis publishing company pg. 4 68-69
A twentieth century history of Marshall County, Indiana HON. DANIEL MCDONALD VOLUME II CHICAGO THE LEWIS PUBLISHING COMPANY 1908






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