Photo of Charles Huston

Inscription on back:

Compliments of Charles to Brother Joe and Sister Annie. Sept. 25, 1893


When my mustache grows I'll send you another.  Please remember me in return sometime

Taken when he was about 20.  It was only two years before he died.  There is no record that I know of how he died.

Mark: N. Hansen, Ida Grove, Iowa


Updated: 03/13/2010 per Paul Houston (Note: 4+ MB, slow!!! but very good)


Charles E. Huston was born on 12 Apr 1873 in Alpena, Mich, USA,9 died on 11 Aug 1895 in Missoula, , Mont, USA at age 22, and was buried in Ida Grove, Ida, Iowa, USA.


General Notes: Ida County paper, Pioneer August 22, 1895

A sad and untimely end of life full of promise was that occasioned by the death of Charles Huston, an Ida Grove boy who was called to his long rest while among strangers, far from home and relatives or any near friends. The young man had lived in this city with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Robert Huston, since infancy, until about 18 months ago when he went to Missoula, Montana, where he soon secured the position of manager of a large lumber manufacturing concern. About six weeks before his death, the parents received a letter from him stating that he had been ill but was feeling much better and had resumed his work and this was the last they heard from him at home until the telegram was received announcing his death, from cerebral spinal meningitis. It was a sad blow to the relatives and friends. Word was sent back to forward the body to this place, the remains arriving her last Friday. Services were conducted by Rev. Latchaw, assisted by Rev. Gleason and held at the Huston home of Saturday and a large attendance was on hand. The deceased was 22 years old, a young man of exemplary habits and very best of morals. During his last illness he was tenderly cared for by the Knights of Macawbees, of which order he was a member. He leaves father, mother, five brothers, two sisters to mourn his death.


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