Jefferson Davis HOUSER / Alice LONG


Husband: Jefferson Davis HOUSER (Ancestor Chart, Descendant Chart)
Born: 15 MAY 1861 in: Rutherford County, NC Married: 27 APR 1902 in: Rutherford County, NC Died: 6 JUN 1940 in: Rutherford County, NC Buried: First Broad Baptist Church, Rutherford County, NC Father: Henry H. HOUSER Mother: Mary Caroline GRAYSON Other Spouses: Adah E. LONG
Wife: Alice LONG (Ancestor Chart)
Born: 11 JUL 1878 in: Rutherford County, NC Died: 31 JUL 1944 in: Rutherford County, NC Buried: First Broad Baptist Church, Rutherford County, NC Father: William L. LONG Mother: Susannah C. SIMS Other Spouses: J. E. PROPST

Jefferson Davis Houser


Obituaries

The following obituary for Jefferson D. Houser was published in the Rutherford County News, Rutherfordton, N.C. on June 13, 1940:

Mr. Jeff D. Houser Buried Sunday P.M.
A Well Known Citizen And Churchman Died Friday Night At His Home In Golden Valley. Leaves Many Relatives.
Bostic, R-2, June 10. - Mr. Jefferson D. Houser, better known as "Jeff", 79, died at his home in Golden Valley Friday at 5 p. m. following a three months' illness. A large crowd attended the funeral and burial Sunday at 2 p. m. at the First Broad Baptist church. Rev. Seth Ivester, pastor was in charge. Mr. Houser was first married to Miss Ada Long. To this union six children were born, five of who survive as follows: Joe and Will Houser, Asheville; Spurgeon Houser, Akron Ohio; Mrs. Joe Logan, Casar and Mrs. Cle Rollins, Bostic.
After Mrs. Houser's death he married Miss Alice Long, sister of the first Mrs. Houser, who survives with six children, viz: Mal Houser, Asheville; Mrs. Bedford Beatty, Mrs. Julius Hensley, Mrs. Fred Brackett, Fred and Dewird Houser, all of Spindale. Forty-one grandchildren and one great-grandchild also survive.
Mr. Houser was a most excellent citizen and enjoyed a wide circle of friends and relatives. He was a devoted member of the First Broad Baptist church and has been a deacon of that church for many years. He was born and reared in Golden Valley. He is the last of his family.
(Source: Rutherford County News, Rutherfordton, N. C., Thursday Morning, June 13, 1940)2

The following obituary for Mrs. Alice Houser, second wife of Jefferson D. Houser, was published in the Rutherford County News, Rutherfordton, N. C. on August 3, 1944:

Mrs. Alice Houser Buried Wednesday
Well Known Golden Valley Lady Died in Spindale Monday. Many Relatives
Funeral Services for Mrs. Alice Houser, 68, were held at the First Broad Baptist church Wednesday at 3 p. m. Rev. B. H. Parker and Rev J. W. Ray were in charge of funeral services. Prof. J. A. Leslie of Spindale was in charge of the music. A large crowd attended.
Mrs. Houser died Monday in Spindale at the home of a daughter, Mrs. J. B. Beatty after a year's illness.
Surviving are four daughters, Mrs, J. B. Beatty and Mrs. J. H. Hensley of Spindale, Mrs. Fred Bracket of Golden Valley, and Mrs. Vernie Hunt of Asheville; three sons, Fred Houser of Spindale, Deweird Houser of Casar, Mal Houser of Detroit; two brothers, two sisters, and five step children.
Mrs. Houser was a well known and much beloved lady. She had been a member of the First Broad church for 41 years.
(Source: Rutherford County News, Rutherfordton, N. C. on Thursday Morning, August 3, 1944)1


Sources:

  1. [Obituary of Alice Houser]. Rutherford County News, Rutherfordton, N. C., Thursday Morning, August 3, 1944.
  2. [Obituary of Jeff D. Houser]. Rutherford County News, Rutherfordton, N. C., Thursday Morning June 13, 1940.
  3. Philbeck, Miles S., Jr. Notes on the Houser Family. Forest City (N.C.) This Week, January 16, 1974. Reprinted in 1992 in the book Bridges to the Past by Roy Brooks and Mrs. Ernest Newton, Genealogical Society of Old Tryon County, Forest City, NC, Volume 2, pages 3 and 4. [ Contains significant information on the descendants of Peter Houser of Lincoln County, N. C. Jefferson Davis Houser is listed as a son of Henry Houser and Mary Caroline Grayson. ]


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