Memorable Manitobans: Andrew Charlton Houghton (1869-1943)
Born at Birkenhead, England on 13 December 1869, son of Andrew Raymond and Elizabeth Mary Houghton, he was educated at Birkenhead College, England.
In 1886, he came to southern Manitoba and commenced working on railway construction 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 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 (1856-1946, granddaughter of explorer Simon Fraser) at Brandon. They had six daughters: Grace Alicia Houghton (1891-?), Aline Melita Houghton (1894-?, wife of William Bullock), Dorothy Julia Houghton (1896-1997), Alice Georgina Houghton (1897-?, wife of R. E. Archer-Hublin), Violet Houghton (1899-?), and Ada Marjorie Houghton (1901-?, wife of D. McAuley). The family lived at 115 Maryland Street (1911). At the time of his death, he lived at 603 Young Street.
Birth and marriage registrations, Manitoba Vital Statistics.
1901 and 1911 Canada censuses, 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.
Death registration [Emma Houghton], Manitoba Vital Statistics.
Obituary [Emma A. Houghton], Winnipeg Tribune, 18 September 1946, page 16.
Obituary [Dorathea Julie Houghton], Winnipeg Free Press, 7 November 1997, page 42.
We thank Nathan Kramer for providing additional information used here.
This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.
Page revised: 26 February 2022