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Wednesday, March 8, 1905
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In Panama, Republic of Panama, South America, Feb. 14, 1905, Edwin M. Houghton, aged 45 years. He was the youngest son of A. C. and Susan M. Houghton, early settlers of Lyle township.

Edwin was born in Otranto, Iowa, Oct. 31, 1859. At the age of 18, he left Minnesota and after spending the winter with his brother Virgil in Missouri went to Leadville, Col., where he engaged in the mining business. For many years, he has been a mining superintendent in the different mining states, principally in California. He made three trips to Alaska and has been for nearly two years in South America. He spent the winter of 1881 at his mother's home in Lyle township and since that time he has not seen any of his family.

Two brothers and two sisters survive: Virgil Houghton of Rich Hill, Mo.; Mrs. Helen Bisbee of Lyle, Minn.; Mrs. M. B. Slocum of South Sioux City, Neb.; and Harwood T. Houghton of Templeton, Iowa.

Later news states that on Feb. 4th he married at Panama a cultured and refined Spanish lady, Senorita Deyanira Icaza. On the 6th he was removed to the hospital where he died of yellow fever.