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Submitted: 9/8/12 • Approved: 4/19/21 • Last Updated: 4/22/21 • R173597-G0-S3
Thomas Houser Dies at Elkton
Thomas H. Houser, Dakota pioneer, died Sunday, October 7, at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Art LaLonde, of EIkton. Funeral services were held Wednesday afternoon from the Presbyterian church, conducted by Rev. Hugh Owen. Burial was made in Union cemetery.
Thomas H. Houser was born near Springfield, Pa., September 17, 1849. When he was a young man the family moved to Dartford, Wis., where he lived with his parents until his marriage to Mary A. Payne, April 20, 1881. After five years he and his family moved to Moody County and settled on a farm seven miles northwest of Flandreau. They lived here until 1913, when they moved to Flandreau, where his wife passed away, July 26, 1928. His remaining years were spent with his children.
He leaves to mourn his departure, five daughters, and one son: Leota Hilts of Elkton, Mabel Lee of Flandreau, Dott Alberts of Newell, Dolly J Ford of Grundy Center, la,, Daisy LaLonde of Flandreau, and Harley, of Ada, Minn. One brother, Harry, lives in California. Besides these there are 32 grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren, other relatives and many friends. Five grandsons acted as pall bearers at the funeral. They were: Howard Lee, Charley Lee Dwain, Clarence Richard Houser, Francis Houser, and Joh Keane.
Contributed on 9/8/12
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