Huston (family)

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1876-1998

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795 William John Huston, 1876-1915, was born at Owen Sound, Ontario and worked as a builder in Fort William (Thunder Bay), Ontario. He was married to Edna Ray Smith, and had three children, Howard, Ray, and Ida. He was a champion curler and rifleman. He joined the Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry in August 1914. His skills as a sniper were recognized, and he was promoted to Lance Corporal. He died of wounds received at St. Eloi, Belgium 24 January 1915. His great-grandson Patrick James Huston of Hudson, Quebec, collected biographical information and photographed his gravesite at Dickebusch Military Cemetery near Ypres, Belgium.

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