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William (Willie) John Houliston

Male 1878 - 1933  (54 years)


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  • Name William (Willie) John Houliston 
    Born 13 August 1878  Dumfries, Dumfries, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 10 August 1933  Cape Town, South Africa Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried 13 August 1933  Woltemade Cemetery, Maitland, Cape Town, South Africa Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • Date for birth from Grace Houliston ex Family Bible

      Birth record of WILLIAM JOHN HOULISTON in 1878 in DUMFRIES DUMFRIES GRO ref 821/ 0371

      Houliston, William John birth 1878 in Dumfries Scotland GRO Ref. 821/0371

      1891 census HOULISTON WILLIAM I age 12 in KIRKBEAN, KIRKCUDBRIGHT GRO ref 870/ 003/000

      arrived in SA in 1899 according to letter from brother Maxwell to DGH 20 Apr 1927
      staying in Benoni in 1927 according to same letter

      Refer Newspaper clipping - undated - MR. HOULISTON'S DEPARTURE
      Had been caretaken of Benoni Cemetery for past 10 years and leaving service of municipality at end of April
      planning to take up residence in Durban
      His varied life:
      7 years in 8th King's Royal Irish Hussars serving in the war
      4 years in the prisons service in Pretoria when Captain Peggy Purland was Director of Prisons
      (just subsequent to the Boer war)
      A horticulturist and gardener by trade
      An ardent Freemason and was a founder of the Star of the East Lodge of the Netherlands Constitution
      Was in charge of Benoni Cemetery during 1918 'flu epidemic and also 1922


      Wrote letter to DGH 28 Dec 1929 from "The Redoubt", c/o Searle & Balmoral St, Cape Town

      Death record from South African National Achive

      Date of death and burial from daughter Grace
    Person ID I213  Houliston Family Tree
    Last Modified 9 August 2005 

    Father William Houliston,   b. 14 September 1850, Morton by Thornhill, Dumfries, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1917, Troqueer, Kirkcudbright, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 66 years) 
    Mother Catherine Cowan,   b. 22 February 1852, Dumfries, Dumfries, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1938, Durisdeer, Dumfries, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 85 years) 
    Married 2 January 1873  Durrisdeer, Dumfries, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • Marriage record of HOULISTON, WILLIAM to COWAN, CATHERINE in 1873 in DURISDEER GRO ref 823/ 0001

      Houliston, William marriage to Catherine Cowan date 02/01/1873 in Durisdeer Scotland GRO Ref. 823/0001

      date from May Bolye was 3rd Jan 1873


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      WM. HOULISTON
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      Spouse: CATHERINE COWAN Family
      Marriage: 02 JAN 1873 Durrisdeer, Dumfries, Scotland
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      Extracted marriage record for locality listed in the record. The source records are usually arranged chronologically by the marriage date.
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      Source Information:
      Batch No.: Dates: Source Call No.: Type: Printout Call No.: Type:
      M118231 1855 - 1875 6035516 REGISTER Film NONE
      Sheet: 00
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    Family ID F166  Family Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family/Spouse 1 Elizabeth,   d. 1919 
    Children 
    +1. Elizabeth (Catherine?) (Queenie) Houliston,   b. 1912,   d. 1991  (Age 79 years)
    +2. Maxwell Houliston,   b. 1914,   d. 1978  (Age 64 years)
    Family ID F164  Family Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family/Spouse 2 Jessie Forest? Walker,   d. 1973 
    Married 1920 
    Notes 
    • according to Grace Houliston
    Children 
     1. LIVING
    +2. LIVING
    Family ID F165  Family Group Sheet  |  Family Chart


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