Obit: Houghton, Ira Pope (1870 - 1932)
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Surnames: Houghton, Jenkins, Judkins, Albright, Hauer, Metcalf

----Sources: Humbird Enterprise Newspaper (Humbird, Wis.) Dec. 3, 1932

Houghton, Ira Pope (22 Dec. 1870 - 9 Nov. 1932)

Ira P Houghton Dead

Ira Houghton was found dead in his room at Pullman, Wash. Nov. 9, death being due to heart trouble, from which he had suffered for several weeks, although he had been able to be about until the day before his death.

Ira Pope Houghton, elder son of the late Edgar P. Houghton, was born in the town of Mentor, Clark county, Wisconsin, on Dec. 22, 1870. He attended high school in Humbird, and graduated in 1887, the class consisting of two members, Raymond W. Jenkins

Mr. Houghton was united in marriage to Miss Grace Judkins Aug. 30, 1896. They lived on the farm now owned by W. Reimer until about 1902, when they moved to Tacoma, Wash., where his wife died June 21, 1913.

Mr. Houghton was a painter and decorator and was an excellent workman. He had followed the trade since a boy. He was also a talented musician and was a member of the band here, at the same time Burt Albright and Henry Hauer, both of whom are deceased, were in the organization.

Surviving Mr. Houghton are a sister, Mrs. Mary Metcalf, of Puyallup, Wash. and one brother, Ralph.

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Additional Notes - Ira Pope Houghton and his wife, Grace Judkins Houghton are buried at Oakwood Cemetery at Tacoma, Washington. Her obit says she died June 24, 1913 of TB.

 

 


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