Hougham, Arthur

Male 1889 - 1961  (71 years)


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  • Name Hougham, Arthur 
    Born 6 Apr 1889  Birmingham Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 1961 
    Buried Birmingham Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • One of the inspirations for recording this history of the Hougham family (RY May 2005)


      on 1891 census living with parents

      On 1901 census living with mother

      on 1911 census living with mother house painter


      Recorded on Birth certificate as born 6 April 1889 at Birmingham Arthus son of Richard Hougham and his wife Ann Hougham formerly Rollason 17 may 1889.
      He is recorded on his marriage certificate thus:- at Acocks Green Baptist Church County of Birmingham on 31 March 1918 arthur Hougham 28 Years bachelor of Holmwood the Crescent Sidcup Kent son of Richard Hougham deceased to Maggie Rodway 33 years spinster of 27 Lyndon Road Alton Warwickshire Daughter of George Henry Rodway Deceased

      He was a mural Artist for churches and theatres from 21 to 25 Years. He continued in some form or other of decorative art until 40 Years. At least 3 published books of his decorative scenes are in the Birmingham Central Library.
      When 25 he began contributing stories character studies, poetry etc to a variety of magasines and periodicals. Reviews of his novels were printed in most English Speaking Countries. Th Novels are Gabriel Quelford, Hammar Marks and the street of Velvet

      Hougham, Arthur 1889-
      Who Was Who among English and European Authors, 1931-1949. Based on entries which first appeared in "The Author's and Writer's Who's Who and Reference Guide," originally compiled by Edward Martell and L.G. Pine, and in "Who's Who among Living Authors of Older Nations," originally compiled by Alberta Lawrence. Three volumes. Gale Composite Biographical Dictionary Series, Number 2. Detroit: Gale Research, 1978. (WhE&EA)
      Who's Who among Living Authors of Older Nations. Covering the literary activities of living authors and writers of all countries of the world except the United States of America, Canada, Mexico, Alaska, Hawaii, Newfoundland, the Philippine Islands, the West Indies, and Central America. Volume 1, 1931-1932. Edited by A. Lawrence. Los Angeles: Golden Syndicate Publishing Co., 1931. Reprint. Detroit: Gale Research, 1966. (WhoLA)


      I began writing to Arthur Hougham in Auguat 1926. Our correspondence began through a query that I had inserted in a genealogical magazine in England. He was also seeking family history so we exchanged notes mine were mostly of Kcnt, and the modern ages, and his was of centuries ago in Kent ,and of later years in Birmingham, we both were mutually benefitted.
      Arthur began life as a "builders painter"' but later became an Author and genealogist, He was named after the Doctor who brought hin into the world. Some of his publications were "Hammer Marks" Published by F. Fisher Unwin, partly autobiographical.(but mistaken lineage M.H.Pratt) "The Street of Velvet" containing an orna-mental picture of Ralph Pepworth Hougham, under the name of Dr Gloom.
      Arthur is giiven as gun barrel rifler.of Bromley, his residence was then Homewood The Crescent, Sidcup Kent

      Maggie, Arthurs wife: her sister Ethel married Arthur's brother Frederick, Her grandfather William. Dixon emigrated to America and changed his name to Fontayne,by whom his descendents are known,

      Hougham, Arthur <http://www.readinkbooks.com/?page=shop/flypage&product_id=14801&CLSN_897=1254984025897f817ff0a10a39f698c3> Hammer Marks: A Biographical Novel <http://www.readinkbooks.com/?page=shop/flypage&product_id=14801&CLSN_897=1254984025897f817ff0a10a39f698c3> Boston/New York Houghton Mifflin Company 1924 1st (unstated) Hardcover Very Good+ (no dust jacket) [solid copy, moderate shelfwear, light dust-soiling to top edge, top corner of ffep cut away, faint bookseller's stamp on front pastedown]. A partly autobiographical novel by this Birmingham-born author and artist (1889-1961), who painted murals for churches and theatres as a young man, and later worked in other forms of decorative art. He also contributed stories and poetry to a variety of periodicals and published at least three novels, of which this was the second.

      Registered for identity card in 1939
    Person ID I1050  Hougham
    Last Modified 11 Apr 2003 

    Father Hougham, Richard
              b. 18 Apr 1849, Derby Road Nottingham Find all individuals with events at this location
              d. 15 Jan 1895, 19 Schofield St Birmingham Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 45 years) 
    Mother Rolleson, Julia Ann
              b. 25 Mar 1848, Birmingham Find all individuals with events at this location
              bur. 3 Apr 1921  (Age ~ 73 years) 
    Married 24 Oct 1869  Birmingham Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F393  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Rodway, Maggie
              b. 6 Mar 1884, Birmingham Find all individuals with events at this location
              d. 3 Jun 1952  (Age 68 years) 
    Married 31 May 1918  Baptist Church Acock Green Birmingham Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
    +1. Hougham, Gabriel
              b. 18 May 1920, Solihull Find all individuals with events at this location
              d. 23 Sep 1985, Malvern Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 65 years)
    +2. Hougham, Sheila Tessalie
              b. 15 Mar 1922, Solihull Find all individuals with events at this location
              d. 13 Dec 2009  (Age 87 years)
    Family ID F488  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Histories
    Pedigree of the family of Hougham
    Pedigree of the family of Hougham
    Collected by Arthur Hougham, 1943