Halton Hills and North Halton newspapers
Houck, D. S., Rev.
appeared in Acton Free Press (Acton, ON), 16 May 1912, p. 3, column 3


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Death of Rev. D. S. Houck, Milton
Rev. D. Scott Houck, pastor of the Milton Methodist Church, died at Welland Sunday morning at the residence of his brother-in-law, Mr. C. H. Reilly. Preaching here nine weeks ago he explained to the congregation that he had been suddenly seized with a severe headache. This grew in intensity, and in a few days paralysis set in accompanied by unconsciousness. Specialists from Toronto and Boston were called in and discovered a growth on the brain. An operation was performed, but was unsuccessful although for the past three weeks the patient appeared to be holding his own. Early Sunday morning he began to sink rapidly, and died at ten o'clock. Mr. Houck was a graduate of Victoria University. On being ordained he entered the Bay of Quinte Conference. He was chairman of the Picton district. He held charges at Tweed, Picton, Bloomfield and Wellington. Milton was his first charge in the Hamilton Conference. He leaves a widow, but no children. The funeral was held at Welland on Tuesday. A service was held at the residence at 2 o'clock, and a public service in the Methodist Church at 2.30. A special train from Milton carried hundreds of friends to pay the last tribute of respect, including a contingent of Boy Scouts, of whom the deceased had been a warm friend. Many other friends attended from distant points. The funeral services were under the auspices of the Ministerial Association. Interment took place at Fonthill.

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Date of Publication:
16 May 1912
Last Name(s):
Houck
Local identifier:
Halton.BMD.56925
Language of Item:
English
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Houck, D. S., Rev.