Biography of Dr. Milton L. Houston
Springfield, Clark County, OH Biographies





MILTON L. HOUSTON, M. D., capitalist, Springfield; is a native of Clark County, a son of Robert Houston, M. D. Both the father and son have been prominent as physicians and capitalists of South Charleston. Joseph Houston was one of the pioneer settlers of Buck Creek Valley; he came from Kentucky in 1809, and settled about four miles to the northeast of Springfield. His wife was a sister of Maddox Fisher, Sr. Robert was born in Kentucky, and was about 9 years of age when his parents came to this county. He studied medicine, and did a quite extensive practice in the vicinity of South Charleston, and accumulated a large property. The subject of this sketch was born in South Charleston in 1830; he received his education at the Springfield High School, and graduated at Starling Medical College in the spring of 1851, being a little less than 21 years of age; he subsequently practiced at South Charleston and was identified with the business of that place; was proprie for of a drug store and for several years Postmaster, and was one of the constituent members of the First National Bank of South Charleston, and remained a stockholder until after the surrender of the charter and its reorganization as a private bank. Mr. Houston owns` a considerable amount of real estate in and about South Charleston, and also has a valuable tract of land in Champaign Co., Ill.; is a stockholder in the St. John Sewing Machine Company, and a capitalist of considerable prominence. Having abandoned the practice of medicine, Mr. Houston removed to Springfield in 1870, and has since resided here, his time being occupied in looking after his different property and moneyed interests. His residence is a handsome property, located at No. 155 South Limestone street. He married, in 1857, Miss Mary C., daughher of John A Bacon; they have three children.

From:
History of Clark County, Ohio
W. H. Beers & Co.
Chicago 1881


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