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  • ID: I65090
  • Name: William P. HOUX
  • Sex: M
  • Birth: 1852 in Johnson Co, MO
  • Death: 16 DEC 1888 in Hawk Creek, Treasure Co, MT
  • Burial: Unknown
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    William P. Houx
    Birth: 1852 Johnson County, Missouri, USA
    Death: Dec. 16, 1888 Treasure County, Montana, USA
    Stockman of Hawk Creek, about 50 miles northeast of Billings, MT
    Shot and murdered near Etchetah, MT by C.V. Strong.
    Mr. Houx was openly enamored of Strong's wife and had reportedly pursued her.
    Family links:
    George Washington Houx (1828 - 1898)
    Frances Pearl Price Houx (1835 - 1915)
    Kate Barnaby Jones (1859 - 1907)
    Carrie Ewing Houx Smith (1880 - 1960)*
    Maude Sister Houx Heynemann (1883 - 1927)*
    William P. Houx (1852 - 1888)
    Frank Lee Houx (1859 - 1941)*
    Anna Elizabeth Houx Branstetter (1866 - 1939)*
    Carrie Houx (1866 - 1867)*
    George D. Houx (1869 - 1888)*
    Burial: Unknown
    Created by: Tess Warnstaff
    Record added: May 22, 2016
    Find A Grave Memorial# 163019604

    The Yellowstone Journal
    Miles City, Montana
    Thursday, December 20, 1888
    Page 1
    HAD The DROP.
    The Infatuation of Wm. Houx for a Married Woman Leads to His Death.
    BILLINGS, Dec. 17 - - Deputy Sheriff Lyons arrived from Junction this morning, having in custody V. B. Strong, whom he had arrested for killing William Houx, a stockman of Hawk Creek, at that place about fifty miles northeast of Billings. Houx, being enamored of Mrs. Strong, had made repeated advances toward her and attempted several times to induce her to leave her husband, but without avail. He threatened at numerous times to kill Strong, on whom he had twice levelled his Winchester, Mrs. Strong each time placing herself between the muzzle of the weapon and her husband and averting bloodshed. On the morning of the 16th Houx renewed his abuse and threatened the life of Strong, when the latter drew his revolver and shot Houx through the heart, remarking, "You have had the drop on me long enough; this time I have the best of it." The coroner left for the scene of the tragedy at noon. The victime was married and leaves several children. It is thought a verdict of justifiable homicide will be the result of the inquest.

    Father: George Washington HOUX b: 13 AUG 1828 in Boonville, Cooper Co, MO
    Mother: Frances Pearl "Fannie" PRICE b: 20 APR 1835 in Bedford Co, VA

    Marriage 1 Kate BARNABY b: 10 OCT 1859 in Kansas
    • Married: BEF 1880
    1. Has No Children Carrie Ewing HOUX b: MAR 1880 in Montana
    2. Has No Children Maude Sister HOUX b: JUL 1883 in Montana
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