Biography of Augustus W. Hough
Jasper County, MO Biographies





Augustus W. Hough, who is engaged Ain the real estate business in Carthage and in operating lead and zinc mines in Jasper county, where he is widely and favorably known as an enterprising and progressive citizen, was born in Williamsburg, Wayne county, Indiana, on the 25th day of November, 1835, and is descended from an old Pennsylvania family connected with the Society of Friends or Quakers. His grandfather, Ira Hough, was born in Bucks county, Pennsylvania, while his son, Alfred Hough, the father of our subject, was born at Guilford Court House, North Carolina, on the 16th of August, 1810. After arriving at years of maturity he married Anna Marine, who was born at Charleston, South Carolina, November 10, 1810, a daughter of John and Mary (Charles) Marine. When our subject was only eight years of age his parents removed to Middlebury, Elkhart county, Indiana, and there the father died in 1877, while the mother, who long survived him, passed away at White Pigeon, Michigan, in March, 1898. Their children were Emma J., now the wife of A. H. Hopkins, of Goshen, Indiana; M. Ellen, who married W. A. Mann, a resident of White Pigon, Michigan,; Augustus W., of this sketch; and William R., who is now engaged in the practice of law in Greenfield, Indiana.

After accompanying his parents to Middlebury, Indiana, Augustus W. Hough there attended the public schools, and later he was a student at the Ontario Collegiate Institute, and also at Hillsdale College, Michigan. Determining to enter upon the practice of law, he began reading under the direction of Joseph Mather, of Goshen, Indiana, and later continued his studies in the law department of the State University at Ann Arbor, where he graduated with the class of 1865. He began practice in Greenfield, Indiana, in connection with his brother, William R. Hough, under the firm name of Hough & Hough, and for several years they conducted a successful and lucrative practice. In 1875, however, Augustus W. Hough came to Carthage, Missouri, where he has since made his home, and with its substancial development and upbuilding he has bet prominently identified. For a number of years he has been engaged in operating lead and zinc mines and in the real estate business, conducting many important realty and mining deals or transactions, His efforts have resulted successfully from a financial standpoint as well, bringing to him a handsome income, and at the same time he has gained the confidence and good will of all by reason of his straightforward business methods.

In 1867 Mr. Hough was united in marriage to Miss Martha Walker, of Pendleton, Indiana, where her birth occurred. She is an estimable and highly accomplished lady, educated at a school for young ladies at Indianapolis and completing her education at Fort Wayne College. She is a daughter of Dr. Madison G. and Mary A. (Chapman) Walker. Unto our subject and wife has been born one child, Anna, who is a graduate of the Carthage high school, subsequently attending at DePauw University, and is now a brilliant young lady of rare musical attainments.

Mr. Hough is identified with the Independent Order of Odd Fellows, a Mason and an Elk, He is one of the strong men because one of the best balanced, most even and self masterful of men, and he has acted his part well in both public and private life.

From:
The Biographical History of Jasper County, Missouri
By Hon. Malcolm G. McGregor
The Lewis Publishing Co.
Chiago 1901


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