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Howard Elisha Houck

Male 1891 - 1990  (98 years)


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  • Name Howard Elisha Houck 
    Born 3 Jul 1891  Delia, Jackson County, Kansas Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 2 Apr 1990  Rossville, Shawnee County, Kansas Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried 6 Apr 1990  Delia Cemetery, Delia, Jackson County, Kansas Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I4047  Rossville
    Last Modified 28 Jun 2018 

    Father Lee Thomas Houck,   b. 15 Jan 1862,   d. 28 Oct 1948  (Age 86 years) 
    Mother Anna Eliza Stalker Houck,   b. 1862,   d. 1940  (Age 78 years) 
    Family ID F3745  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Elizabeth M Mann Houck,   b. 17 Aug 1894, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma County, Oklahoma Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Feb 1986, Topeka, Shawnee County, Kansas Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 91 years) 
    Married 24 Jan 1915  Oklahoma City, Oklahoma County, Oklahoma Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Bernice Margaret Houck,   b. 30 Nov 1918, Delia, Jackson County, Kansas Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1946, San Fernando, Los Angeles County, California Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 27 years)
    +2. Virginia Lee Houck Sumner
    +3. Anna Elizabeth Houck Sumner,   b. 12 Nov 1922,   d. 20 Nov 2016  (Age 94 years)
     4. Lawrence M Houck
     5. Wendell H Houck
     6. John E Houck
     7. Richard H Houck
     8. Leroy T Houck
    Documents
    Anniversary- Houck, Howard and Elizabeth 1
    Anniversary- Houck, Howard and Elizabeth 1
    Delia Couple Wed 50 Years

    Mr. and Mrs. Howard E. Houck of Delia will observe their 50th wedding anniversary at an open house from 2 to 5 p.m. Sunday, January 24, at the Delia High School.

    They were married January 24, 1915, at Oklahoma City Oklahoma; then came to the Delia community where they have resided since. They have seven living children, Mrs. Virginia Lee Sumner, Mrs. Beth Sumner, both of Hereford, Texas; Lawrence, John and Richard Houck of Sacramento, Calif.; C.M. Sgt. Wendell Houck of Hamilton Air Force Base, Calif.; and Major Leroy Houck, McCoy Air Force, Orlando, Florida. They also have 18 grandchildren and six great grandchildren.
    Anniversary- Houck, Howard and Elizabeth 2
    Anniversary- Houck, Howard and Elizabeth 2
    Are honored on 56th anniversary
    Mr. and Mrs. Howard Houck of Delia were honored by their children on the occasion of their 56th wedding anniversary with a family dinner and reception Jan. 24.

    The dinner and reception were held at the Women’s Club house in Galt, California.

    Their children and families are: Mr. and Mrs. Wendell Houck, Mr. and Mrs. John Houck of Galt; Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence Houck, Mr. and Mrs. Richard Houck, Sacramento, Calif.; Lt. Col. and Mrs. Leroy T. Houck, Colorado Springs; Mr. and Mrs. Melvin Sumner, Hereford, Tex.; Mr. and Mrs. Raymond Sumner, Tacoma, Washington.

    All were present with the exception of Richard, who was seriously ill at his home.

    There are 20 grandchildren, and 13 great-grandchildren. Present from this group were Mr. and Mrs. Richard L. Houck, Tommy, Jeff and Brian, Gary Houck and Ann Marie, Seaman Bob Houck and Mrs. Houck of San Diego, Calif.;

    Mr. and Mrs. Curtis Bryant, Mrs. Bryant Gomes, Mr. and Mrs. Don George, Kelly and Sheree, Mr. and Mrs. Dennis Hodges and Allen, Tacoma, Wash.;

    Mr. and Mrs. Ted Sumner, Concord', Calif.; Jean Houck, Lance Sumner, James and Dean Houck, Gregory, Scott, and Brent Houck.

    Other relatives and friends present were: Mr. and Mrs. Oren Stalker, Mrs. Don Sonicksen, San Jose, Calif.; Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Goddard, Culver City, Calif.; Mr. and Mrs. Leroy Clemans, Clovis, Calif.;

    The Rev. and Mrs. Robert Hersh and Bob Jr., Turlock, Calif.; Mr. and Mrs. Streight Locke, Woodland, Calif.; Mr. and Mrs. Walter Pfeiffer Jr. and children, Yuba City, Calif.; Mr. and Mrs. Charles Merrit, Washington, Kans.;

    Mr. and Mrs. Ernest Steiner, Mrs. Ronnie Lloyd and Ronnie Jr., Mr. and Mrs. Walter Pfeiffer, Mr. and Mrs. Jim Clark and daughters, Miss Paula Almac, Mrs. Thorp, all of Sacramento; and friends from Atwood, California.
    Anniversary- Houck, Howard and Elizabeth 3
    Anniversary- Houck, Howard and Elizabeth 3
    Open House
    Reception For The Howard Houcks
    Mr. and Mrs. M. W. (Ted) Sumner, Hereford, Tex.; Mr. and Mrs. Ray Sumner, Tacoma, Wash.; Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence Houck, Lake Tahoe, Calif.; Mr. and Mrs. Wendell Houck and Mr. and Mrs. John Houck, both of Galt, Calif; Col. and Mrs. Leroy Houck, North Bay, Canada; and Mr. and Mrs. Richard Houck, Carmichael, Calif.; are hosting an evening reception for their parents’, (Mr. and Mrs. Howard Houck) 60th wedding anniversary which was January 24th. Friends and relatives are invited to the Rossville Community Building Tuesday, March 25, from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m.
    Anniversary- Houck, Howard and Elizabeth 4
    Anniversary- Houck, Howard and Elizabeth 4
    Houcks Celebrate
    60th Anniversary
    on January 24
    Mr. ar.d Mrs. Howard Houck celebrated 60 years of married life on January 24th.

    They have been honored at a number of dinners.

    Their son Laurence and wife of California were here to celebrate with them and took them to dinner on the night of January 24.

    Delia Presbyterian Church held a reception for the Houcks on Sunday with the traditional cake and punch.

    Mr. and Mrs. Houck received many cards and letters.
    Anniversary- Houck, Howard and Elizabeth 5
    Anniversary- Houck, Howard and Elizabeth 5
    65th Anniversary Celebration
    Sunday, January 20, Mr. and Mrs. Howard E. Houck of Rossville were honored guests at the Delia Presbyterian church for a bountiful dinner in the church basement, put on by the con-gregation, friends, relatives and acquaintances celebrating their 65th wedding anniversary. Seventy person signed the guest book.

    A money tree was an interesting centerpiece on the guest book table. Punch and a lovely cake was served later in the day.

    Mr. and Mrs. Houck were married in the home of a friend in Oklahoma City January 24, 1915. They are the parents of seven living children.

    Their entire married life had been spent in the Delia community until they sold their farm and moved to Rossville in the fall of 1974 where they now reside.
    Anniversary- Houck, Howard and Elizabeth 6
    Anniversary- Houck, Howard and Elizabeth 6
    70th anniversary is held


    By Dorothy Hoobler
    January 27, 1985 was a very special day for Mr. and Mrs. Howard Houck, Rossville. They celebrated their 70th wedding anniversary with a reception at the Rossville Community Center. The reception was served by the ladies of the Delia Presbyterian Church.

    Having all seven of their children and their spouses home for a grand reunion made the day even more memorable. The children all came from great distances to share the occasion with other relatives and many friends and neighbors. The Houck children are Virginia and Ted Sumner, Hereford, Texas; Beth and Ray Sumner, Tacoma, Washington; Leroy and Shirley Houck, Albuquerque, New Mexico; Lawrence and Marie Houck, South Lake Tahoe, Cal.; Richard and Opal Houck, Carmichael, Cal.; Wendell and Florence Houck and John and Marjorie Houck, of Galt, Cal. Also attending were four grandchildren and three great-grandchildren, all from California. (Howard and Elizabeth proudly counted up 20 grandchildren and 29 greatgrandchildren.)

    Howard and Elizabeth Mann were married on January 24, 1915 in Oklahoma City, then came back to Kansas. They settled on a farm in the area which his father, a Civil War- veteran, had settled years before. In January, 1933, they moved one mile to what became known as the family homestead, just north of Delia. In 1974, they retired to 329 Main Street in Rossville.

    One of their most unusual and treasured anniversary gifts was a built to scale model of the old home, which was destroyed by fire. Grandson Bob Houck spent 65 hours painstakingly making the two-story, white frame replica whit its many windows, screened-in porch, and shingle roof. The pillared front porch is complete with tiny chairs and a table.

    Mr. Houck explained that he spent one hour on the telephone with Bob, giving details and exact measurements. He remembered them. After all, he helped to build the house, and he lived there 70 years. The Houcks agreed they couldn't think of a gift they'd enjoy more. The model was carefully packed and hand- carried all the way from California. At 93, Howard laments the facts that cataract surgery prevents him from driving, but they just returned in late December from a four month visit in Texas, New Mexico, and California. The trip was a extended visit, because Elizabeth underwent an emergency operation for a pace maker implant when they were in Texas. Mrs. Houck laughed as she related that the surgeon was extremely reluctant to perform such surgery on a 90 year old patient. "But I don't feel like 90,” she said emphatically, as she pedaled the sewing machine, stitching carpet strips for a rag rug.

    The Houcks have beautiful memories of their 70th anniversary. Their many friends who attended the party had a wonderful time, too, and extend their best wishes to this very special couple.
    Anniversary- Houck, Howard and Elizabeth 7
    Anniversary- Houck, Howard and Elizabeth 7
    Houcks Celebrate 71st Anniversary
    Howard and Elizabeth Houck, Rossville, will celebrate their 71st wedding anniversary in the quiet of their home on Friday, January 24, 1986.

    Friends and neighbors celebrated with the Houcks at the Delia Presbyterian Church Sunday afternoon in connection with the congregational meeting
    held there.

    The table was decorated with the same decorations used last year at their 70th anniversary. Pictures were taken and “Happy Anniversary” was sung. The top layer with all its decorations from their cake a year ago (which had been frozen) was served. The couple will appreciate cards.
    Last Modified 6 Dec 2017 10:52:10 
    Family ID F2080  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBuried - 6 Apr 1990 - Delia Cemetery, Delia, Jackson County, Kansas Link to Google Earth
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  • Documents
    Obituary- Houck, Howard 1
    Obituary- Houck, Howard 1
    Howard E. Houck
    Howard E. Houck, 98, Rossville, died Monday, April 2, 1990, at Rossville Valley Manor.

    He was born July 3, 1891, at Delia, the son of Lee Thomas and Anna Eliza Stalker Houck.

    Mr. Houck farmed in the Delia area for many years; he moved to Rossville May 11, 1974. He was a member of Delia Presbyterian Church and Delia Lodge #419; in 1985, he was awarded a 65 year certificate.

    He married Elizabeth Mann at Oklahoma City, Okla., January 24, 1915. She died February 16, 1986. A daughter, Bernice M. Houck died in 1947.

    Survivors include two daughters, Virginia Lee Sumner, Hereford, Tex., and Anna Elizabeth Sumner, Graham, Wash.; five sons, Lawrence M. Houck, Lake Tahoe, Calif., Wendell H. Houck, and John E. Houck, both of Galt, Calif., Richard H. Houck, Carmichael, Calif., and Leroy T. Houck, Albuquerque, N.M.; 20 grandchildren; 29 great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren.

    Funeral services will be 10 a.m. Friday, April 6, at the Delia Presbyterian Church. Burial will be in Delia Cemetery.

    Visitation will be Thursday from 7 to 8 p.m. at Verschelden Funeral Home in St. Marys. Mr. Houck will lie in state from 10 a.m. Thursday until Thursday evening at the funeral home. The casket will be closed at the church.

    Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association.
    Obituary- Houck, Howard 2
    Obituary- Houck, Howard 2
    Howard E. Houck
    ROSSVILLE- Howard E. Houck, 98, Rossville, died Monday, April 2, 1990, at a Rossville nursing home.

    Mr. Houck was a retired farmer.

    He was born July 3, 1891, in Delia, the son of Lee Thomas and Anna Eliza Stalker Houck.

    Mr. Houck was a member of the Presbyterian Church and Delia Lodge No. 419, AF&AM, both in Delia. He received a plaque in 1985 celebrating 65 years membership in the lodge.

    He was married to Elizabeth Mann Jan. 24, 1915, in Oklahoma City. They lived near Delia from 1915 until 1974 when they moved into Rossville. She died Feb. 6, 1986. A daughter, Bernice M. Houck, died in 1947.

    Survivors include two daughters, Virginia Lee Sumner, Hereford, Texas, and Anna Elizabeth Sumner, Graham, Wash.; five sons, Lawrence M. Houck, Lake Tahoe, Calif., Wendell H. Houck and John E. Houck, both of Galt, Calif., Leroy T. Houck, Albuquerque, N.M., and Richard H. Houck, Carmichael, Calif.; 20 grandchildren; 29 great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren.

    Services will be at 10 a.m. Friday at the Presbyterian Church in Delia. Burial will be in Delia Cemetery. Mr. Houck will lie in state after 9 a.m. Thursday at Verschelden Funeral Home in St. Marys where relatives and friends will meet from 7 until 8 p.m. Thursday. The casket will be closed at the church. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association.
    Funeral card- Houck, Howard 3
    Funeral card- Houck, Howard 3
    In Loving Memory Of
    Howard E. Houck
    Born July 3, 1891-Died April 2, 1990

    Funeral Service 10:00 a.m. Friday
    Delia Presbyterian Church

    Officiating: The Reverend Alice Monschke
    Quartet: Laverne Zlatnik, Dora Ross, Ira & Marguerite Williams

    Organist: Marguerite Williams
    Pianist: Velma Zlatnik

    Casket Bearers
    Lindsay Houck, Kenneth Houck, Joe Conley, Vernon Keller, Donald Brees, William L. Brees

    Masonic Rites: Delia Lodge #419

    Interment: Delia Cemetery
    Birthday- Houck, Howard
    Birthday- Houck, Howard
    Over 100 Attend Party
    For Howard Houck


    Howard Houck, Rossville, celebrated his 90th birthday with a basket dinner at the Delia Presbyterian Church on Sunday, July 5. Over 100 family members and friends came to help him enjoy the day.
    Present were: Pearl Cooper, Holton; Thelma Houck, Lawrence; Christina Bowers, Diana Bowers, Theresa, Cristina and Larry Bowers, Don Lacock, James and Bess Conley, Joe and Pauline Conley, Jim and Bill, Donald and Vena Thompson and grandchildren Gary, Janie and Christ Mulanax, Mrs. Maude Thompson, Ira and Marguerite Williams, Carl and Pam, Wanda and Lee Parr, Louis and Dorothy Franz, Laverne and Velma Zlatnik, Joe and Verna Macha, Bill and Julia Brees, Bill and Alice Brees and Karen, Dora Ross, Nancy Brunin and Adam, Muriel Huggins, Pauline Miller, all of Delia; Marilyn and Jimmy Brennan, St. Marys; Gordon and Mary McLin, Grove; Robert and Agnes Cox, Manhattan; Carol Euler, William and
    Robert, Leland and Joan Zlatnik and Aaron, Susan Horn, all of Topeka; Lela Cox, Lottie Stum, Lynn Keller, Naomi Keller, Leslie Paine, Katie and Terry Lee, Harvey and Fern Sage, Luther and Edith McClain, Halcia Cerny, Elsie Rasch, Christina Zickefoose, Reverend Bill and Martha Adair, Evan and Louise Lewelling, Howard’s wife Elizabeth, all of Rossville; Jane Parr, Wichita; Louis and Janice Nash and Bo, Ft. Worth, Tex.; Irene Cowger, Soldier; Ted and Virginia Sumner, Hereford, Tex.; Lawrence and Marie Houck, South Lake Tahoe, Calif.; John and Marjorie Houck, Scott and Brent, Galt, Calif.; Ray and Beth Sumner, Tacoma, Wash.
    In the afternoon, others came to extend birthday greetings and greet friends. They were: Frank and Minnie Rosser, Holton; Vernon Keller, Hugh and Geneva Fairbanks, Rossville; Bob Sumner, Mark Zlatnik, Julie, Sheila, and Scott, Delia; Phil and Lillian Keller, Topeka; and Henry and Ann Chaney, St. Marys.