Meet the Houghtons

The Houghtons ca 1906-1907, courtesy of descendant Fred.

Many thanks to Fred for providing the photo and the following:

“Dr. Will Houghton is seated at the far right with the baby on his knee.  [Will’s] first wife, Sarah, is buried at Pond Springs Cemetery.  The lady behind him with the fancy hat is Howell Houghton, Sarah’s younger sister and Dr. Houghton’s second wife.”

“My grandfather Fred is #2 [in the photo].  He was living is West Texas at that time and I suspect that his picture may have been inserted here.”  [Fred, I agree — and they did a good job! — and I believe the young man on the far right was also inserted !/Stm]

“Directly below [Fred] is Theodore (or “Bess”) Houghton, his older brother.  Remember in Edna’s obit in the newspaper she is quoted as saying “I’m going to Heaven now.  Tell Willie and Bess to join the church and meet me there”  [Bess named his daughter Edna, as did his sister] so evidently, the name and the person and the memory of “Little Edna” and her last words had a long-term effect”

“The picture was apparently taken in Round Rock”

“In the middle of the picture are seated my great grandparents T. M. and Annie Houghton.  She does look a little sad, doesn’t she?  No wonder after losing three children”  [I agree; T. M. looks sad also/Stm]

What a handsome and accomplished family !

– Suzanne

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