Hougham, Roland Kelly

Hougham, Roland Kelly

Male 1924 - 2015  (90 years)

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  • Name Hougham, Roland Kelly 
    Born 14 Dec 1924 
    Gender Male 
    Died 29 Aug 2015  Mendota Find all individuals with events at this location 
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    • Andrew and Roland were my mother's younger brothers and when her mother died at an early age [48), her father and the two young boys came to live with my mother, Marguerite Ruth, and my father, Edward C. Fischer. I think Andrew was 10 and Roland 7...then, 14 months later their father died of a stroke at the dinner table. Thus, my parents (I wasn't born yet) had a ready made family...so when my parents had us (Chucky and me) we had two uncles that were really like older brothers to us. If you notice the early age at which Louise Hough died - she died of TB...at age 27 - a long horrid death - well, Andrew contracted ( not sure of the verb) TB of the kidneys when he was about 19 and I guess he, from still being depressed over his sister's death AND his girlfriend "dumped" him - he killed himself - went in the garage and turned the car on...Roland, only 17 at the time found him...Andrew was so handsome and a junior at the University of Chicago - what a loss. I was six at the time and I remember it as if it were yesterday.

      decorated WWII Veteran - lost a leg as result of injury in Italy.

      Downers Grove IL

      Most family members know that Roland and Ruby have been married before (at least 30 years). They were divorced. Lately, there has been a re-enlightment of God's wishes, according to Roland from a sermon they had I believe, and they decided this week to get re-married. They contacted their minister who said he could come out on Friday, March 18th, 2007. They then realized this morning that they need witnesses for the marriage to be legal. At 8:30 A.M. this morning they called my mom, Jeannette to be his witness. At her surprise of the call of course she agreed. They needed one more witness, so my mom brought with Roland's great-great -grand-niece Amanda Harris. They both witnessed the beautiful private Christian wedding at their home. My mom brought the 2 of them to lunch at Crystal Palace in Westmont for lunch to celebrate

      Daily Herald (Arlington Heights, IL) - November 12, 2005 A day to remember, give thanks Standing among the veterans atop the hill at Naperville's Veterans Park on Friday was one of Mayor George Pradel's childhood heroes."When I was a boy, I thought it was pretty neat to wear a uniform, and there were a lot of guys from the neighborhood who wore them during World War II," Pradel said. "I have a lot of heroes, but there's one here today, Roland Hougham, who lost a leg during that war, and it means a lot to...



      Roland Kelly Hougham, 91, of Mendota, Illinois, formerly of Downers Grove died Saturday, August 29, 2015, at Heritage Health Care in Mendota.

      Roland was born December 14, 1923, to Andrew Jackson Hougham and Margaret (Kelly) Hougham in Berwyn, Illinois. He attended Tilden Tech in Chicago. From there he enlisted in the Infantry and served in the U.S. Army in Africa and Italy. He was wounded during combat in Italy.

      He married Ruby White in August 1953. They were residents of Downers Grove for many years. Roland was a member of the First Baptist Church of Downers Grove. Roland worked for the State of Illinois Finance Division as an Inspector. He also was a skilled machine repairman and loved ethnic food and cooking. He always attended the outdoor concerts given by the Naperville Community Band.

      In retirement he was with the AWANA non-profit of Streamwood, Illinois in the shipping department. Roland was a member of the Disabled Veterans of America, the Aurora chapter D-19. In 2013 he flew to Washington, D.C. as a guest of the Honor Flight. He was associated with the Fox Valley Older Adults of Sandwich, IL.

      He was preceded in death by his wife, Ruby; and his son, Randy.

      He is survived by his daughter, Robin (Jerry) Foster; daughter-law, Nancy Hougham; 6 grandchildren, 6 great grandchildren and several nieces.
    Person ID I7389  Hougham
    Last Modified 3 Sep 2015 

    Father Hougham, David Andrew Jackson
              b. 29 Aug 1868, Lytleville Mclean County Il Find all individuals with events at this location
              d. 15 Oct 1932, Stanley,Berwyn Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 64 years) 
    Mother Kelley, Margaret Mae
              b. 1 Dec 1881, Laporte County Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location
              d. 10 May 1931, Chicago State Hospital Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 49 years) 
    Married 21 Oct 1904  LaPorte in Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F2605  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family White, Ruby Catherine
              b. 1 Mar 1931
              d. 22 Jul 2014  (Age 83 years) 
    Married 22 Aug 1953 
    Divorced Yes, date unknown 
    Children 
    +1. Hougham, Randall Scott
              b. 1956
              d. Apr 2009  (Age 53 years)
    +2. Living
    Family ID F2796  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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