Cora Isabelle Pace:
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She grew up in the rural farm setting of Cole County Missouri. I sure life was very hard in those times.
She had a son out of wedlock (Everett) born around 1890. Two years later she married Frank Houk who had 5 children from a previous marrage.
The picture below was taken about 1905.
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I got to see her house on a trip my wife and I took to Missouri.
She was the oldest daughter of John Thomas Pace and Mary Jane Bird. She was born: on February 13 1872. place: on a farm near centertown in Moniteau county Mo. She married: Frank Delinger Houk on February 11, 1892 Cora Belle was 20 when she married Frank. (He was 35) They had 13 kids. Two of these children died shortly after their birth. Cora was 44 and Frank was 59 when they had their last child who was Orville Alfred in 1916. She died on June 2, 1960 Cora lived to be 88. Place: Calhoun Mo. She and Frank are buried side by side in the Laurel Oak Cemetery Windsor, Mo. In addition to the 13 children she had with Frank she was step mother to five children from Franks 1st marrage. Her step childern from Franks previous marrage to Martha E. Prine are: Eva Jane Houk, b. 01/27/1883, d. 01/10/1938. Columbus Chambers Houk b. 11/12/1884, d. 11/07/1940. Emma Lou Houk b. 07/26/1886, d. 01/10/1938. Edna Lee. Houk, b. 04/15/1888, d. 07/20/1971. in Moniteau Co. Mo. Charles Francis. Houk b. 01/20/1890, d. 09/11/1923. Children of Cora Isabelle Pace and Frank Delinger Houk are: John Thomas Houk, b. 06/06/1893, d. 04/25/1958 in Cole Co. Missouri Albert Eve Houk, b. 12/31/1894, d. 05/11/1958 in Cole Co. Missouri August Dewey, b. 08/01/1898, d. date unknown. Rolla Guymond Houk, b. 09/01/1900, d. date unknown. Ollie May Houk, b. 09/01/1900, d. date unknown. Mary Eliza Houk, b. 05/20/1903, d. date unknown. Minnie Alta Houk, b. 10/25/1905, d. date unknown. Opal Eunice Houk, b. 10/09/1907, d. 10/18/1907. Christena b. 07/31/1908, d. Raymond Delinger Houk b. 01/18/1911, d. 04/02/1974 Olathe, Johnson, Kansas in Windsor Henry Military Hospital Buried Vet Cemetery Missouri Gladys Pansy b. 09/17/1913, d. Orville Alfred b. 09/14/1916, d.
Census Record Information
Year: 1880; Census Place: Marion, Cole, Missouri; Roll: T9_682; Family History hftform: 1254682; Page: 121A; Enumeration District: 49; Image: 0668.
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Last update Nov 16, 2006