Gilbert Orren Houston

Male 1886 - 1937  (50 years)


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  • Name Gilbert Orren Houston 
    Nickname G.O. 
    Born 3 Feb 1886  Sarepta, Webster Parish, Louisiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 3 Jan 1937  Shreveport, Caddo Parish, Louisiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried 4 Jan 1937  Highland Cemetery - Mansfield, Louisiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I1543  Cody LeBlanc's Family Tree
    Last Modified 19 Mar 2018 

    Father Lazarus Lafayette Houston,   b. 21 May 1847, Cuthbert, Randolph County, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 Mar 1931, Sarepta, Webster Parish, Louisiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 83 years) 
    Mother Frances Viola Campbell,   b. 1 Sep 1854, Rocky Mount, Bossier Parish, Louisiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 31 Jul 1931, Sarepta, Webster Parish, Louisiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 76 years) 
    Married 16 Mar 1871  Webster Parish, Louisiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F592  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Orie Irene Fincher,   b. Sep 1889, Louisiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Dec 1975, Dubach, Lincoln Parish, Louisiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 86 years) 
    Children 
    +1. Frances Elizabeth Houston,   b. 4 Jan 1916, Mansfield, De Soto Parish, Louisiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Aug 1976, Ruston, Lincoln Parish, Louisiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 60 years)
    Last Modified 14 Apr 2015 
    Family ID F888  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Photos
    1920 Lazarus and Fannie Houston Family
    1920 Lazarus and Fannie Houston Family
    First row: Fannie Elizabeth Houston, Newell Osteen Pugh, Earl Lafayette Houston, Lester Ennis Houston, Elezebeth Houston, Frances Nevel Houston, Ottis G. Houston, Frances Houston, Vernia Margaret Pugh, Margaret Elsie Houston, Stephen Bannerman Pugh Jr.

    Middle Row: Lilly Ruth Houston, Artie Braswell Houston, Van Lazarus Houston, Dr. William Martin Houston, Frances Viola Campbell Houston, Ruth Evelyn Houston, Lazarus Lafayette "Lat" Houston, Mary Eleanor Houston, Frances Eloise "Smokie" Houston

    Back Row: Lonnie Nevel Houston, Cora Dance Houston, Isaac Newton Houston, Hattie Hollis Houston, Vester Edgar Houston, Grace Houston Pugh, Lucille Houston Maurer, Fannie Lou Houston, Gilbert Orren Houston, Ada Verlie Houston, Sybil Garnett Houston, William Aubrey Houston, Lonnie Gordon Houston
    Gilbert Orren Houston
    Gilbert Orren Houston

    Documents
    U.S. World War I Draft Registration Card - Gilbert Orren Houston
    U.S. World War I Draft Registration Card - Gilbert Orren Houston
    Name: Gilbert Orren Houston
    County: De Soto
    State: Louisiana
    Birth Date: 3 Feb 1886
    Race: White
    Permanent Address: Mansfield, Welsh, La.
    Age: 39
    Occupation: Parish Superintendent of Schools
    Employer: School Board
    Place of Employment: Mansfield, De Soto, La.
    Height: Medium
    Build: Stock
    Eye Color: Brown
    Color of Hair: Brown
    G.O. Houston appointed to Superintendent of Caddo's Rural Schools.jpg
    G.O. Houston appointed to Superintendent of Caddo's Rural Schools.jpg
    G.O. Houston, superintendent of DeSoto parish schools for ten years, has been appointed superintendent of Caddo's rural schools.

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    E. Weldon Jones Picks G.O. Houston For His Assistant
    E. Weldon Jones Picks G.O. Houston For His Assistant
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    Obituary of Gilbert Orren Houston
    Obituary of Gilbert Orren Houston
    Published in The Shreveport Times on January 5, 1937
    Condition of G.O. Houston Is Critical
    Condition of G.O. Houston Is Critical
    Published in The Shreveport Times on January 3, 1937
    Obituary of Gilbert Orren Houston
    Obituary of Gilbert Orren Houston
    Published in The Shreveport Times on January 4, 1937
    Orren Houston visits brother Dr. J.T. Houston
    Orren Houston visits brother Dr. J.T. Houston
    Published in The Shreveport Times on July 28, 1907

  • Notes 
    • Obituary:

      G.O. HOUSTON, 50, EDUCATOR, DIES SUNDAY

      Services for Secretary of Teachers' Group to Be Held Today

      G.O. Houston, 50, of Baton Rouge, La., died in a Shreveport sanitarium at 3 p.m. Sunday.

      Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. today at the First Baptist church. Dr. M.E. Dodd, pastor, assisted by the Reverend Bennett of the Mansfield Baptist church will officiate. Interment will be at Mansfield under the direction of the Osborn funeral home.

      Pallbearers will be W.L. Colvin, Jeanerette; S.R. Emmons, Minden; H.W. Wright, Jonesville; Spencer Phillips, Pelican; L.W. Ferguson, Haynesville; W.B. Always, Donaldsonville; L.E. Frazar, Merryville, and E.W. Jones of Shreveport.

      Honorary pallbearers will be P.C. Rogers of Baton Rouge, Mrs. W.B. Eisley of Tallulah, all parish school superintendents, all officials of the state department of education, and members of the Caddo parish school board.

      Mr. Houston had for years been an outstanding figure in educational circles of the state. He was secretary of the Louisiana Teacher's association and had served as assistant superintendent of Caddo parish schools from 1926 to 1931. He was an instructor for a time at Louisiana State Normal. He served as superintendent of schools of DeSoto parish from 1912-1926. Mr. Houston had been a prominent figure in seeking legislation in the state for educational causes. In 1924 he served as president of the Louisiana State Teachers' association.

      The deceased is survived by his widow; one daughter, Miss Frances Houston; four sisters, Mrs. G.E. Hodges of Shreveport, Mrs. John Adkins of Cotton Valley, Mrs. Porter Cochran of Springhill and Mrs. S.B. Pugh of Sarepta, and five brothers, I.N. Houston, L. Houston, V.E. Houston, all of Shreveport; Dr. W.M. Houston of El Dorado, Ark., and L.L. Houston of Sarepta.

      Mr. Houston was a native of Webster parish having been born and reared at Sarepta.

      The deceased was stricken with a heart attack and complications on Christmas eve in Baton Rouge. He was brought to a sanitarium here. He took a turn for the worst Saturday night and died Sunday afternoon.

      (Published in The Shreveport Times on January 4, 1937)

    • Obituary:

      G.O. HOUSTON LAID TO REST AT MANSFIELD

      Funeral Service Held in First Baptist Church in Shreveport

      Last rites for Gilbert Orren Houston, 51, of Baton Rouge, who died in a local sanitarium early Sunday morning, were held at the First Baptist church at 1 p.m. Monday, with the Rev. M.E. Dodd, pastor, assisted by the Rev. Mr. Bennett of Mansfield, officiating.

      After the services the body of the deceased educator, who was secretary of the Louisiana State Teachers association, was taken overland by the Osborn funeral home to Mansfiled for burial.

      Mr. Houston suffered a heart attack at Baton Rouge on Christmas eve and was brought here for treatment. His condition gradually grew worse.

      Long prominent in school activities in this section, Mr. Houston became assistant superintendent of education in Caddo Parish in 1926, after having distinguished himself as superintendent of education of DeSoto parish. He moved to Baton Rouge in 1931 when was chosen secretary of the Louisiana Teachers association.

      Surviving the deceased are his widow; a daughter, Miss Frances Houston; four sisters, Mrs. G.E. Hodges of Shreveport, Mrs. John Adkins of Cotton Valley, Mrs. Porter Cochran of Springhill, and Mrs. S.B. Pugh of Sarepta, and five brothers, I.N. Houston, L. Houston and V.E. Houston, all of Shreveport, and Dr. W.M. Houston of El Dorado and L.L. Houston of Sarepta.

      Active pallbearers were W.L. Colvin, Jeanerette; S.B. Emmons, Minden; H.W. Wright, Jonesville; Spencer Phillips, Pelican; L.W. Ferguson, Haynesville; W.B. Always, Donaldsonville; L.E. Frazar, Merryville, and E.W. Jones, Shreveport.

      Honorary pallbearers were F.C. Rogers, Baton Rouge; Mrs. W.B. Eisley, Tallulah, and all parish superintendents, all officials of the state department of education and members of the Caddo parish school board.

      (Published in The Shreveport Times on January 5, 1937)