Hough, Ernest S.

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Ernest S. Hough Soundex Code H200

Ernest S. Hough, secretary-treasurer of American Cross-Arm Company;

Born in Lapeer, Michigan, on Saturday, October 15, 1870;

Son of John K. Hough and Sarah J. Hough, nee: Sarah J. Smith;

educated at Lapeer High School;

married Lillian Mary Turnbull, of Galt, Ontario, Canada, on Wednesday, May 31, 1905;

children: Ernest S. Hough, Jr. and Virginia Louise Hough.

Connected with hardware business, Lapeer, Michigan, 1887-91; in employ of Walworth & Neville, mfrs. telephones and telephone cross-arms, Bay City, Michigan, 1891-1909; secretary-treasurer American Cross-Arm Company, successor to Walworth & Neville, since 1909; treas. Jobbers Supply Company, (St. Paul, Minnesota); secretary American Jobbers' Supply Company, New York City.




Clubs; Hamilton Club, Evanston Golf Club.

Recreation: Golf

Office: 1461 McCormick Building

Home: 1529 W. Juneway Terrace, 1917; 7628 N. Rogers Avenue, 1919.

Source: Book of Chicagoans, 1917; : Rogers Park Directory, 1919, page 38.

Ernest S. Hough and Lillian N. Hough were the third owners of 1426 W. Sherwin Avenue in 1920s.

This house was included on the 1988 Annual Fall House Tour and the 1994 Annual Fall House Tour.

Obit details

It seems that Ernest, his wife, Lillian, and sister-in-law, Ida, all died on the same day, July 3, 1940, in St. Joseph, Michigan.

Query made to Benton Harbor Public Library (http://qrc.ipl.org) [ref#12106868] on 1/25/2012 to learn more about these three deaths. Here is their reply:

Chicago Tribune, July 5, 1940, page 12--

Two more Chicagoans died yesterday in the St. Joseph's Sanitarium, St. Joseph, Michigan, as the result of an automobile crash Tuesday, which killed Ernest S. Hough, 5335 N. Magnolia Avenue, the driver. Hough's car plunged off U.S. Highway 12 and struck a tree a few miles south of St. Joseph.

Those who died yesterday were Mrs. Lillian Hough, 66 years old, his widow, and Miss Ida B. Turnbull, 68 years old, sister of Mrs. Hough. Mrs. Florence Brown, 60, of 4429 N. Beacon Street, the fourth passenger in the car, is in a critical condition at St. Joseph's Sanitarium.

Ernest S. Hough was vice president and treasurer of American Cross Arm and Conduit Company.