Hougham, Minnie Miriam

Female 1823 - 1902  (78 years)


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  • Name Hougham, Minnie Miriam 
    Born 4 Oct 1823  Salem Columbia Oh Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Female 
    Also Known As Maryann 
    Died 11 Jun 1902  Coffey County Ks Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 

    • “Mrs. Miriam Wooster who lived in the north part of town near the railroad bridge, was killed Wednesday morning, June 11, about 7 o’clock, by being struck by a train. The train known as the dirt train, consisting of an engine, one flat one, carrying two water tanks and one coal car was running backwards. Mrs. Wooster and Miss June Harper had gone to the bridge to look at the state of the water. Mrs. Wooster was just stepping onto the bridge to look at the state of the water. Mrs. Wooster was just stepping onto the bridge, when the whistle blew at the switch near Story’s residence about two hundred yards distant. Both ladies heard the whistle and walked back east towards the wagon crossing about twenty yards distant. When they had made about half the distance to the wagon crossing the whistle sounded again, and the cars hove in sight. Miss Harper urged Mrs. Wooster to step off. She herself stepped off on the south side and Mrs. Wooster appears to have stepped to the north side over the rail and was evidently standing on the end of the third or fourth tie from the crossing, when the car struck her. Miss Harper did not see her struck, but saw her fall to the side of the track. Where her head struck the ground was not to exceed seven or eight feet from the point where she stood, when struck. Her face was badly bruised, her hands and arms bruised and her right limb broken just above the knee. No one saw her struck but it would seem reasonable to suppose that she miscalculated the distance of the train and when she saw the car almost upon her she threw up her hands at the moment she was struck in the face. This would account for the bruised condition of the hands and face.
      The coroner was notified but he being away from home, Justice Webster notified County Attorney Weaver, who came down and both made a careful examination of all circumstances surrounding the case, coming to the conclusion that an inquest was not warranted under the law.
      The funeral was conducted Thursday morning at ten o’clock from the late residence of the deceased. Rev. D. McFarlane officiated.
      Mrs. Wooster was born in Highland County, Ohio, Oct. 4, 1823. Her maiden name was Myram (this is mis-spelled in the obituary) Hougham. She was married to J.M. Wooster March 25, ’46. Mr. Wooster came here in 1855 and she followed in 1856. They had eight children. Six of them died while young. Two, namely, a son, Charles and a married daughter, Mrs. L. C. Cottingham mourn with their aged father over the loss of a good mother.
      Mrs. Wooster was a member of the Christian denomination and always lived a good and consistent life, devoting herself to the comfort of her husband and family.
      The sad accident which so suddenly terminated the life of Mrs. Wooster, is deeply regretted the by whole community and sincere sympathy is extended to the aged husband and other members of the family

      The family story is that Lovina with husband Jacob Carothers, Miriam with husband John
      Wooster, Mary Ann with husband George Washington Veteto, Mary Elizabeth and young
      brother Ira went by covered wagon from DeWitt County, Illinois to Coffey County,
      Kansas.

      As of the 1860 Kansas census (Kansas was a territory until January
      1861), the Carothers, Wooster and Veteto families were in Coffey County; Mary
      Elizabeth was living with Mary Ann and GW Veteto and Ira was living with Lovina
      and Jacob Carothers.

      Ira moved back to Illinois and married there. He and his son Oscar did come
      back to Coffey County for visits.

      Miriam's nickname was Minnie.


      DEWITT COUNTY MARRIAGES BRIDE'S LIST 1850-1859 BRIDE GROOM DATE Hougham, Mary Ann Wooster, John M 3/26/1846

      I do not understand why Minnie is referred to as Mary here; Minnie had a sister Mary Ann but she was not born until 1834 so could not have been married in 1846


      From Darleen Poynter "This is the hand written record I received from the IRAD Department where they have marriage records. From this record it clearly states "John M. Wooster married Mary Ann Hougham on March 26, 1846. So my conclusion on the Mary Ann/Miriam issue is that they are the same person because the Miriam census says she was married to him in 1846. I also asked IRAD for the marriage record for Mary Ann and Veteto, but did not get a response about that marriage at all."
    Person ID I2274  Hougham
    Last Modified 12 Jan 2009 

    Father Hougham, Moses 2
              b. 16 Jan 1792, Oh Find all individuals with events at this location
              d. 30 Mar 1857, Dewitt Co Il Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 65 years) 
    Mother Patrial or Patnal or Petchel, Elizabeth
              b. 11 Feb 1804, Oh Find all individuals with events at this location
              d. 2 Feb 1857  (Age 52 years) 
    Married 30 Mar 1821 
    Headstones
    Sarah A and William E. Hougham (siblings)
    Sarah A and William E. Hougham (siblings)
    Family ID F985  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Wooster, John
              b. 1 Feb 1819, Lancaster Pa Find all individuals with events at this location
              d. Jan 1906, Coffey County Ks Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 86 years) 
    Married 26 Mar 1846  De Witt Co Il Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Wooster, John
              b. 1850
    +2. Wooster, Mary
              b. 1852
     3. Wooster, R J
              b. 1855, Il Find all individuals with events at this location
     4. Wooster, S E
              b. 1858
     5. Wooster, Charlie
              b. 1863, Ks Find all individuals with events at this location
    Family ID F1034  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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    Link to Google MapsBorn - 4 Oct 1823 - Salem Columbia Oh Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 26 Mar 1846 - De Witt Co IL Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 11 Jun 1902 - Coffey County Ks Link to Google Earth
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