Bio: Houston, James W. (Sheriff)

Contact: Kevin Struensee

----Source: Neillsville Press, Neillsville, WI, 21. February 1929, page one:


Mrs. W.J. Marsh is in receipt of a letter from her sister, Mrs. Sibyl Clark at Los Angeles, telling of the death of Jas. W. Houston, formerly of Neillsville. Mr. Houston died about two weeks ago as the result of injuries by an automobile. It seems that he was rendered unconscious by the accident, and none of his acquaintances being with him he could not be identified and was taken to the hospital where he was found by his relatives a couple of days later. He lived for four days after the injuries were received.

Mr. Houston was 82 years of age. He was one of the prominent men of Neillsville during his residence here, being foreman for F.D. Lindsey in his logging operations. He served one term as Sheriff of Clark County and later resumed logging operations for Mr. Lindsey.

He was married to Miss Sophronia Walker just 50 years ago. Several years later they moved to Fifield, then to Milwaukee, and in 1906 they went west. They had three children, one son and two daughters. Mrs. Houston is still living.

The body of Mr. Houston was cremated and the remains will be sent back to Neillsville for burial.



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