Hougham, William David Washington

Male 1898 - 1981  (82 years)

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  • Name Hougham, William David Washington 
    Born 11 Dec 1898  Eastry Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 3 Dec 1981 
    • on 1911 census living with parents

      in 1917 Listed as a baker in the RAF

      Registered for identity card in 1939

      At Connaught Road Aldershot in 1959

      Military service records available ask via Hougham-Huffam.org

      Letter from Marian Pratt to William David Washington Hougham February 16th 1959

      Dear Kinsman William,

      (Unreadable) letters and I ask the same question that you do (unreadable) of every kettle calling every saucepan black the whole world over- their motives are all alike - each striving for supremacy and world rule AT ANY COST inconveniencing everybody and having no regard for personal or national character- so much for that. I am very sorry you have been so bothered over your money - but there is no trouble over here, an English money po is cashed here without any hesitancy and your brothers Fred and George sent theirs that way, Some of my NZ friends were having similar trouble and they just put their money pound notes in and saved the absurd nonsense. Well it will come out alright and I know that you will appreciate the publication very much, it took me over 40 years to trace down an error or two in fact several that have been carried down the centuries for 400 years. I put in over 50 years before sorting compiling and photographing and little by little a cost of just under $3000. I even used my hard earned burial savings to do it but it was a MUST- it had to be corrected. I would like to see a copy in every son bearing name Hougham. I am mailing your book today with this letter, it ought to reach you in 2 to 3 weeks parcel book post. I thank you. Enough about the book.
      Now to your letter, I am pleased to hear from my English Cousins occasionally and your father and I corresponded from 1923 till his passing to his rest. I think he was a remarkable man to overcome his detrimental eyesight as he did and write such remarkable letters- he was my most reliable correspondent. I also appreciated your brave mother going daily to her hard work and carrying a smile and pleasant word. I never will forget my visit, the visit to Sissinghurst Castle and the caretaker Ivy's father trying to put over the haunted Tower - I saw him enter it and also leave it but it was entertaining. Then your sister Kathie took me walking thro fields to Frittenden and other fields, your mother took me to Swifts where I got an insight into the bachelor gents acres- the hot houses of orchids, the lake, herd of sheep, yes and trees full of black crows

      About Aunt Emily I wrote her a nice Christmas letter and was glad to know that members of your father's family were near her in her old age. She told me lots about Fanny's peculiar notions, but I saw for myself in Fanny's letter much how her mind ran and I by-passed her on my visit to avoid any entanglement - or lost fortunes etc- my whole object of visit was for genealogy ancestors and friendship and is yet. As you read your book when you receive it you will get a good understanding- also aunt Fannie was perverse in religion and most of our family branches had had left the Anglican Parishes and joined other denominations

      The outbreak of flu and the damp weatherput me down with rheumatism and I had to return to the USA in three months instead of my hoped for year. I have suffered, crippled with arthritis every since and had several close calls with death- the last three years I have spent nearly 50 percent of my time home bound- much in bed- but I still keep up correspondence. I will be glad to know when your book arrives and wish I could have included more pictures and individual histories. You mention my husband- I only knew 10 years of married life 1908 to 1918 and raised my family of 4 living (out of 7 - 3 died at birth) So that was why I came alone to England- I saved my fare and my eldest daughter was in her teens and got a teaching position and sent me 50 dollars a month which was all soon used- I was only of the working class the same as those I visited. Now I am 80 just recovering again from another 15 days abed and that is life and old age. My regards to all of you . Marian H Pratt
    Person ID I1777  Hougham
    Last Modified 11 Aug 2006 

    Father Hougham, William Edward
              b. 12 Sep 1870, Deal Find all individuals with events at this location
              d. 19 Feb 1951, cranbrook Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 80 years) 
    Mother Cruttenden, Nellie
              b. 24 Jul 1873, Tenterden Find all individuals with events at this location
              d. 15 Dec 1950  (Age 77 years) 
    Married 11 Apr 1898  Deal Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F693  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Cavell, Gwendoline Emily
              b. 29 May 1904
              bur. 19 Jan 1962, Aldershot Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 57 years) 
    Married 4 Oct 1924 
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    +3. Hougham, Reginald Thomas
              b. 1 May 1930, Tonbridge Find all individuals with events at this location
              d. May 2000, Surrey Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 70 years)
     4. Hougham, William George Malcolm
              b. 28 Mar 1932
              d. 26 Jul 2017, Frimley Park Hospital Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 85 years)
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    Family ID F801  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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