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Obits > 1953 - John William Houch

Submitted by Melva Taylor

The Daily Gazette, Sterling-Rock Falls, Illinois
February 26, 1953 - Thursday, pg 2 col 3
John W. Houch, 71, Dies Wednesday In Tampico, Rites Friday
Tampico: - John William Houch, 71, a retired photographer, died Wednesday at the home of a sister, Mrs. Ida Dixon in Tampico.
The private funeral will be at 2 p.m. Friday at the Gardner Chapel in Prophetstown, Rev. Keith Newman of the Yorktown Church of Christ will officiate, and burial will be at Yorktown cemetery.
He was born at Hooppole, Sept. 19, 1881, a son of Mr. and Mrs. Nickolas Houch, and was educated in the rural schools there.  He married Sadie Fillmore Hunter in Minneapolis in 1919, and lived there until coming to Tampico two years ago.  He was photographer in Minneapolis and held membership in the Church of Christ Scientist.
Surviving are five sisters, Mrs. Dixon, Mrs. Lizzie Murphy, of Oliviet, Mich., Mrs. Roy Covell of Erie, Mrs. Emma Brants of Hooppole, and Mrs. Martha Teske of El Cajon, Calif.

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