Madison County, Iowa



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Veteran's Name: Houlette, Robert Sylvester Thorne

Father: James D. Houlette
Residence:  Father's nativity: Pennsylvania
Occupation: Farmer Mother: Agnes Smith Clark
Date of birth: 24 Nov 1846 Mother's nativity: 
Place of birth: Sangamon County, Illinois Wife: Elizabeth Schmuck
Date of death: 1923 2nd wife: Hester A. McWilliams
Place of death: Friona, Texas 3rd wife: 
Place of burial:   
Cause of death: 


  1st marriage

    Marshall A Houlette - New Virginia, died 19 Apr 1947

    Walter S. Houlette - Eldorado, Missouri

  2nd marriage

    John Houlette - 1703 16th Street, Des Moines

    Agnes Cottingham - Milestone, Canada

    Ernest E. Houlette - Friona, Texas

    Eustice P Houlette - Clovis, New Mexico

War record
  Rank: Private Company: A Regiment: 10th
  State: Illinois Organization: Cavalry
  Enlistment date: 
  Enlistment age:  Residence
  Mustered out: 
GAR membership
  Post name: John Miller Date joined: 03 May 1883
  Post No.: 158 Age at joining: 
  Place: St. Charles Transfers: 16 Dec 1888; rejined 2nd term 1894; sus 1st term 1899; 2nd term 1903
  Post name: S. W. Erwin Date joined: 23 Mar 1889
  Post No.: 444 (33) Age at joining: 
  Place: New Virginia Transfers: 
  Post name: James Randolph Date joined: 
  Post No.: 116 Age at joining: 
  Place: Indianola Transfers: 
Sources: Mrs. John B. Crawford, 2813 Capitol Ave., Des Moines, Iowa in office 26 Feb 1948
Notes: Robert Houlette had a brother, L. Smith Houlette, not a veteran, who was the father of Grace Houlette Hahn, Past National Pres. W. R. C. and Mrs. Blanche Leese of Miami, Florida. He also was a brother of Margaret Houlette and Susan E. Houlette Schmuk Slinker. The latter the mother of Annah (Mrs. John B.) Schmuck Crawford of Des Moines. Mrs. Susan E. Slinker (widow of Levi Slinker) died Des Moines 14 Feb 1948, is buried 17 Feb 1948 at St. Charles, Iowa


Transcribed by Kent G. Transier 22 Dec 2005.