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Memorable Manitobans: Andrew Charlton Houghton (1869-1943)

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Andrew Charlton Houghton
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Andrew Charlton Houghton
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Born at Birkenhead, England on 13 December 1869, son of Andrew Raymond and Elizabeth Mary Houghton, he was educated at Birkenhead College, England. He came to southern Manitoba and commenced working on railway construction in 1886, then he farmed until 1893. He worked in the agricultural implement business from 1893 to 1900 then was a private banker, financial agent and notary public at Belmont, Manitoba from 1900 to 1905. In 1911, he was manager of The Houghton Land Corporation, based in Winnipeg.

On 10 July 1889, he married Emma Agnes Ployart, granddaughter of explorer Simon Fraser, at Brandon. They had six daughters: Grace Alicia Houghton (b 1891), Aline Melita Houghton (b 1894), Dorothy Julia Houghton (b 1896), Alice Georgina Houghton (b 1897), Violet Houghton (b 1899), and Ada Marjorie Houghton (b 1901).

He was a member of the Manitoba Club, Grosvenor Club (London, England ), AF & AM, and IOOF. His recreations included tennis and cricket. Conservative. Anglican. In 1911, he lived at 115 Maryland Street, Winnipeg.

He died at Winnipeg on 23 June 1943 and was buried in Brookside Cemetery. At the time of his death, he lived at 603 Young Street.


Birth and marriage registrations, Manitoba Vital Statistics.

1901 and 1911 Canada censes, Automated Genealogy.

Who’s Who in Western Canada: A Biographical Dictionary of Notable Living Men and Women of Western Canada, Volume 1, edited by C. W. Parker, Vancouver: Canadian Press Association, 1911.

“A. C. Houghton,” Winnipeg Free Press, 24 June 1943, page 2.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 10 December 2016

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