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Ellen Brahan Houston (1846-1929), Wilson Co., Texas
Posted by: Shirley Grammer (ID *****1475) Date: March 12, 2006 at 07:56:44
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The following is an obit on Mrs. Ellen Brahan Houston,(6/30/1846 - 8/23/1929) daughter of Robert Weakley Brahan and Martha Haywood Brahan. Her husband, Robert C. Houston was born 1/5/1842 and died 11/29/1916). Both are interred in the Floresville City Cemetery, Floresville, Texas, Wilson County. Floresville Chronicle-Journal August 30, 1929.

Mrs. Ellen Brahan Houston, age 83 years, died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. W. E. Smith, San Antonio, Friday, August 23, 1929, at 9:30 A.M., following a several weeks serious illness.
Funeral services were held at the home of W. E. Smith last Saturday afternoon at 4 o'clock. Rev. B. S. McKenzie of the St. John's Episcopal Church, San Antonio, conducted the last sad rites. A large concourse of friends came to pay their last tribute of respect to this splendid character.
The body was brought to Floresville by the A. W. Murray & Co. ambulance and conveyed to the Floresville Cemetery for interment at 6:30. Rev. McKenzie concluded the services at the grave. Many beautiful floral offerings were tenderly placed on the mound, an expression of love and esteem from many friends in various parts of the state. A large number of old friends of the family from this place, and many out-of-town relatives and acquaintenances, attended the funeral.
The pall bearers were as follows: Ed Franklin, Lee McDaniel, S. D. Seale, J. T., J. P. and V. H. Houston.
Mrs. Ellen Brahan Houston, daughter of Roert Weakly and Martha Haywood Brahan, was born June 30, 1846, at Como, Miss. She came to Texas with her parents in 1854 and settled on the upper Cibolo near St. Hedwig. She was married to Mr. R. C. Houston in 1866 and moved near La Vernia in Wilson County. To this union was born nine children, four of whom preceded her in death. The family moved to Floresville in 1877. Since the death of her husband in 1916, she has made her home in San Antonio with her daughter, Mrs. W. E. Smith.
She is survived by three daughters, Mrs. T. C. McDaniel and Mrs. W. E. Smith of San Antonio and Mrs.Henry Montgomery of Houston; two sons, W S. Houston of Beaumont and H. B. Houston of San Antonio; one sister, Mrs. Henry Terrell of San Antonio and ten grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
The Houston Family was among the pioneer settlers of Wilson County. They occupied a prominent place in the early development of the county and were numbered among the most useful and highly esteemed citizens of this section. The late R. C. Houston, husband of the deceased, was at one time sheriff and tax collector of Wilson County.
Mrs. Houston was a cultured and refined lady, possessing those rare accomplishments of Southern womanhood that had its influence in the upbuilding of the old Southland. She was a consecrated Christian and was loved and esteemed by all who came in contact with her splendid and useful life, covering a period of four-score and three years.
The Chronicle-Journal joins the people of this county in extending to the bereaved members of the family sincere sympathy in their hour of sorrow.

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