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Houghton, Byron R.


Age: 18, credited to Bethel, VT
Unit(s): 2nd USSS, VRC
Service: enl 2/13/62, m/i 2/18/62, PVT, Co. H, 2nd USSS, tr to VRC 9/1/63, m/o 4/24/64

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Birth: abt 1844, Unknown
Death: 06/30/1936

Burial: Lindenwood Cemetery, Stoneham, MA
Marker/Plot: Maine Avenue Lot 275 Grave 2
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Heidi McColgan

Findagrave Memorial #: 0
(There may be a Findagrave Memorial, but we have not recorded it)


Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Yes, 5/24/1912, MA
Portrait?: Unknown
College?: Not Found
Veterans Home?: Not Found
(If there are state digraphs above, this soldier spent some time in a state or national soldiers' home in that state after the war)

Remarks: None


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Lindenwood Cemetery, Stoneham, MA

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Bryan R. Houghton Dies in Stoneham

Civil War Veteran Noted for Philanthropies

STONEHAM, June 30 - Bryan Ransom Houghton, 92, Civil War veteran, retired Boston steel importer, and well known for his many philanthropies in this town, died today at his home, 15 Green st. Mr. Houghton was born in Winchester, the son of Bryan R. and Maria Britton Houghton. His family removed to Vermont and at the age of 17, when the Civil War broke out, he enlisted in the Vermont Sharpshooters. At the close of the war he was a sergeant and drill instructor.

He was a member of James Russell Lowell Post, G.A.R., of Boston, which surrendered its charter some time ago because of depleted membership. After the war he was a steel importer, partner in the firm of Houghton & Richards, 145 Oliver st, the largest importers of Austrian steel in the country. He retired 20 years ago but the firm is still in business.

Intensely interested in this community, he made many worth-while civic contributions. His gifts included a set of chimes of the Methodist Church, and a rifle range and gymnasium for the State Armory. He also assisted many local youths who could not afford a higher education.

In 1892 he was married to Mary Hyde, Ossipee, N.H., in the same house on Green st where he had resided more than 50 years. Mrs. Houghton survives him.

Funeral services will be held Thursday at 2 p.m. with Rev. Mont M. Thornberg, Gardner, former pastor of St. James' M. E. Church, officiating. Burial will be in Kindenwood Cemetery.

The Boston Glove, Boston, MA, June 30, 1936

Submitted by Heidi McColgan