1114. Ira L. Houghton
was born on 18 May 1894 in Pond Springs, Williamson County, Texas. He appeared
on the census on 7 Feb 1920 in Precinct #7, Williamson County, Texas.
(1279) He appeared on the census on 11 Apr 1930 in Precinct #7, Williamson
County, Texas.(1280) He died on 26
Jun 1971 in Williamson County, Texas.(1281)
He was buried in Lawhon Springs Cemetery, Lee County, Texas.
From the Austin American, August 28, 1971, Page 34:
DEATHS AND SERVICES
TAYLOR - Funeral for Ira Houghton, 77, of Elgin, will be Monday at 2 p.m. at
the Beaukiss United Methodist Church near Taylor, with Rev. Roland Humphries
and Rev. Howard Buchanan officiating.
Burial will be in the Lawhon Springs Cemetery under the direction of Condra Funeral
Home of Taylor.
Houghton died Saturday in a Taylor hospital. He was a retired mail carrier,
a lifelong resident of this area and a member of the Beaukiss United Methodist
Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Odessa Houghton of Elgin; three daughters, Mrs.
Faye Devis of Midland, Mrs. Howard Buchanan of Kerrville and Mrs. Harold Eastman
of Newark, Ohio; a son, Wayne Houghton of Barstow, Calif.; a half-sister, Mrs.
Aubrey Bishop of Dallas; a half-brother, Dr. Waldo Houghton of Amarillo; 10 grandchildren
and five great-grandchildren.
He was married to Odessa Mae Oliver (daughter of Edwin
Phillips Oliver and Hattie McGinnis) in 1914.
Odessa Mae Oliver was born on 16 Feb 1895 in Beaukiss, Williamson
County, Texas. She died on 3 Nov 1980 in Williamson County, Texas.
(1282) She was buried in Lawhon Springs Cemetery, Lee County, Texas.
From the Austin Newspaper, November 5, 1980:
DEATHS AND SERVICES
HOUGHTON, MRS. Ira L., 85, of Elgin, died Monday. Services 2 p.m. today at Beaukiss
Unitd Methodist Church. Burial Lawhon Springs Cemetery.
Survivors, son, Wayne C. Houghton of Barstow, Calif.; daughters, Mrs. Howard
Buchanan of Thorndale, Mrs. Harold Eastman of Newark, Ohio, sister, Mrs. Forrest
Simmons of Lubbock; brothers, Eugene Oliver of Thrall, Norman Oliver of Houston;
10 grandchildren; six great-grandchildren.
(Condra Funeral Home, Taylor).
Ira L. Houghton and Odessa Mae Oliver had the following children:
Faye Opal Houghton.
Wayne Charles Houghton.
Willis Lahoma Houghton.
Arra Mae Houghton.