Biography of Merritt M. Houghton
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Houghton, Merritt M., Readsboro, was born in Readsboro, Vt., April 15, 1832, and is engiged in business as a general merchant. He has been postmaster since 1857, and has served his township as first selectman for five years, and town clerk and treasurer for twenty years. He represented his town in 1874, 1876, and 1878. His parents were Jonathan and Lydia (Hick) Houghton. Merritt M. was married in May, 1880, to Ada M. Hicks a daughter of Alonzo and Phcebe (Bishop) Hicks, of Readsbora. Merritt M. has one child, Mortimer M.

From:
HISTORY OF BENNINGTON COUNTY, VT
WITH ILLUSTRATIONS AND BIOGRAPHICAL SKETCHES
OF SOME OF ITS PROMINENT MEN AND PIONEERS.
EDITED BY
LEWIS CASS ALDRICH
1889


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