Hougham, Robert D

Male 1927 - 1974  (46 years)


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  • Name Hougham, Robert D 
    Born 22 Jul 1927  Adel Ia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died May 1974  Phoenix az Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • Enlisted in us military service 17 Sept 1945


      My father attended Drake University (years unknown) and received a bachelor’s degree in Political Science. He enlisted (or was drafted) into the U. S. Army (1945) and saw combat in the Korean War. According to one my father’s stories, he sustained an injury while in Korea, but he was not discharged from the army due to his injuries. My father was subsequently stationed in El Paso, Texas at Ft. Bliss in the 1950’s, where he met my mother, Leila Margaret Cowman. After he was discharged from the army in the 1960’s, he went to work as an insurance executive for State Farm Insurance, and had his own office on Dyer Street in El Paso until 1973. During the ensuing years, he also taught school at Austin High School for a short period of time, and was a referee at many local highschool football and basketball games on Friday nights while I was growing up, (up until the time he moved to Arizona following my parents divorce in 1973). We owned a small farm/ranch outside the El Paso city limits, which my father called “Robert’s Roost”, where the only “livestock” we ever grew were dogs, cats, rabbits, a few chickens, horses and, of course, us kids.
      Robert and Leila were divorced in 1973 in El Paso, Texas, and Robert married Sondra Stanford. He and Sondra then moved to Phoenix, Arizona. They had no children, but she had two children from a previous marriage, Paul Stanford and Mark E. Stanford. My father was struck and killed by a baseball during a church baseball tournament in Maricopa County, Arizona in May 1974.
    Person ID I2489  Hougham
    Last Modified 23 Dec 2007 

    Father Hougham, Floyd R,   b. 1902, Ia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1965, Dallas Co Ia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 63 years) 
    Mother Lena,   b. 22 Jan 1908, Perry Dallas Ia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Nov 1988  (Age 80 years) 
    Family ID F50  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Cowman, Leila Margaret,   b. 1935, Manistique Mi Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Aug 2003, El Paso Tx Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 68 years) 
    Married 4 Feb 1960 
    Divorced Yes, date unknown 
    Divorced 1973  El Paso Texas Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Living
     2. Living
     3. Living
     4. Living
    Family ID F1179  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Sondra 
    Family ID F5730  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 3 Phyllis 
    Divorced Yes, date unknown 
    Children 
     1. Hougham, Robert
    Family ID F5733  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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    Link to Google MapsBorn - 22 Jul 1927 - Adel Ia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDivorced - 1973 - El Paso Texas Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - May 1974 - Phoenix AZ Link to Google Earth
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