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Martel B. Van Houten

Male 1873 - 1960


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  • Name  Martel B. Van Houten  [1, 2
    Born  3 Oct 1873  Lenox, Taylor County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 4, 5
    Gender  Male 
    Alt. Spelling/AKA 
    • His given name is spelled alternatively "Martel," and "Martell." He signed his World War I Draft Registration form "Martel."
    Census  1880  Platte Township, Taylor County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    • Martel Vanhouten, white, male, age 6, son, single, attended school during the census year, born in Iowa, father born in Missouri, mother born in Pennsylvania
    Iowa State Census  1885  Taylor County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    • Martell Van Houten, 68 Township, Range 34, Section 27; Address NE 1/4, NE 1/4, Bedford; age 11, male, born in Taylor County, Iowa, father's nativity: native, mother's nativity: native
    Census  1900  Lenox, Taylor County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    • Martel Van Houten, brother-in-law, white, male, born in October 1873, age 26, single, born in Iowa, father born in Missouri, mother born in Pennsylvania, occupation news dealer, not employed 4 months during the previous year, could read, could write, could speak English
    World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918  12 Sep 1918  Bedford, Taylor County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    • Serial Number: 1691, No.: 189, Martel B. Van Houten; Age: 44; Address: Lenox; Taylor County, Iowa, Date of birth: October 3, 1873; native born; Citizen of farmerPresent trade: self; Where employed: Lenox, Taylor County, Iowa; Nearest relative: Fern Van Houten; Nearest relative's address: Lenox, Taylor County, Iowa; Race: white; Height: medium; Build: medium; Eye color: gray; Hair color: light brown; Lost body parts, eye, or disabled?: no; Bedford, Taylor County, Iowa, Date of registration: September 12, 1918
    Census  1920  Rome Township, Whatcom County, Washington Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    • (Living with his wife, Fern:) Line number 30: farm, dwelling number: 56, family number: 57: Martel B. Van Houten, head of household, owned home, free of mortgage, male, white, age 46, married, could read, could write, born in Iowa, father's birthplace Missouri, mother's birthplace Pennsylvania, could speak English, occupation farmer, nature of industry general farm, employer, number of farm in schedule: 40
    Died  Jan 1960  [2, 5
    Buried  27 Jan 1960  Bayview Cemetery, Whatcom County, Washington Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Person ID  I7253  All Families
    Last Modified  31 Mar 2015 

    Father  George Hamilton Van Houten,   b. 24 Feb 1847, Rock Port, Atchison County, Missouri Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Oct 1930, Lenox, Taylor County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother  Selina Abigail Jenks,   b. Dec 1849, Meadville, Crawford County, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Nov 1934, Lenox, Taylor County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  23 Dec 1866  Lenox, Taylor County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [5, 8, 9
    Alt. Marriage 
    • Son Arthur W. Van Houten's 1925 Iowa state census information listed his parents' marriage as having taken place in Missouri. Daughter Marge Barran's 1925 census information stated it was in Iowa. It's listed as having been recorded in the marriage book at Taylor County, Iowa, so it very probably did occur in Iowa.
    Marriage Fact 
    • They were married in the Jenks household in Lenox.
    Divorce Index  Apr 1915  Bedford, Taylor County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [10
    • George and Selina VanHouten, divorce (proceedings); married December 23, 1866, in Taylor County, Iowa; divorce denied. Published in the Bedford Free Press, 20 April 1915; the Bedford Times Republican, April 22 and 29, 1915
    Family ID  F1618  Group Sheet

    Family  Fern Stoner,   b. 1879, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Sep 1953, Bellingham, Whatcom County, Washington Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  1905  Lenox, Taylor County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [10
    Marriage Announcement Index  20 Apr 1905  Bedford, Taylor County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [10
    the Bedford Free Press 
    • Martell VanHouten wed Flora Stoner at Lenox, Iowa
    Last Modified  21 Jan 2014 
    Family ID  F14624  Group Sheet

  • Sources 
    1. [S628] 1880 US Census (Reliability: 3).
      Platte Township, Taylor County, Iowa; Page 13, Supervisor's District 3, Enumeration District 213, Sheet 26A; Enumerated on June 20, 1880

    2. [S8717] Bayview Cemetery, Belleview, Washington - Burials (Reliability: 3).

    3. [S54] 1900 US Census (Reliability: 3).
      Lenox town, Platte Township, Taylor County, Iowa; enumeration district: 127, supervisor's district: 8, sheet number: 5A, page number: 173; enumeration date: June 5, 1900

    4. [S337] World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918 (ancestry.com and Family Search) (Reliability: 3).

    5. [S914] World Connect - Barrans and related families: tjbarrans, (last updated: Wed Aug 20 01:15:04 2003, contact: Terry Barrans) (Reliability: 3).

    6. [S929] 1885 Iowa State Census (Reliability: 3).
      Bedford Township, Taylor County, Iowa, page 68; Roll: IA1885_267

    7. [S19] 1920 US Census (Reliability: 3).
      Rome Township, Whatcom County, Washington; enumeration district: 264; supervisor's district: 2, sheet number: 3A, page number: 226; enumeration date: January 9, 1920

    8. [S915] Taylor County, Iowa (GenWeb) (Reliability: 3).
      URL (12/2003): http://www.rootsweb.com/~iataylor/tci38.htm

    9. [S54] 1900 US Census (Reliability: 3).
      Lenox town, Platte Township, Taylor County, Iowa; enumeration district: 127, supervisor's district: 8, sheet number: 11A, page number: 179; enumeration date: June 9, 1900

    10. [S446] Abstracted Newspaper Index of Page and Taylor Counties, Iowa (Reliability: 3).