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History of Kern County, California, with biographical sketches of the leading men and women of the county who have been identified with its growth and development from the early days to the present; online

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Both comfort and culture are apparent in the attractive home of Mr.
Hougham at No. 2129 Dracina street, Bakersfield. The presiding genius of
this home is Mrs. Hougham, who prior to her marriage in Quincy, 111., was
Alta Lelah Duncan, her father bemg M. A. Duncan, the pioneer grocer of
Bakersfield. Of her marriage to Mr. Hougham there are four children,
namely : Edward Bennett, Theodore Sylvester, Mary Eleanor and Martha.

JAMES ARMSTEAD OGDEN.вАФ Very early in the history of the Vir-
ginian colony the Ogden family became established there. Not only were they
among the oldest families of that state, but among the most prominent and
popular as well, and fcr years after his return from the Revolutionary war
one of the ancestors managed his plantation with a diligence that brought
prosperity. Among the children of the Revolutionary soldier was a son, Henry,
who lived upon a plantation in Bedford county and remained in the Old
Dominion throughout all of his life. The next generation was represented by
Champ Ogden, likewise a native of Bedford county near the thriving city of
Lynchburg, but from early manhood until 1862 a planter in Virginia. In 1862
he removed to Pike county. Mo., where he died March 21, 1864, at the age
of forty-one 3-ears. \\hen he removed to Missouri he was accompanied by his
wife, Elizabeth, daughter of Henry Ogden, a Virginian ; born and reared in
the Old Dominion, she survi\ed her husband thirteen years, dying in 1877 at
the Missouri homestead. Of her seven children, James A. was the youngest
and he alone, of the four now living, has established a home in California.
Born near Bowling Green, Mo., March 4, 1864, he has no recollection what-
ever of his father. After his mother's death at the age of thirteen years he was
taken from Missouri to Virginia, where he became an inmate of the home of
his aunt, Mrs. Harriet Matthews, in Rockbridge county, and under her careful
oversight he was given a public school education at Lexington. When he had
completed the studies of the town schools he settled in the country and took up
general farming.

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Online LibraryWallace Melvin MorganHistory of Kern County, California, with biographical sketches of the leading men and women of the county who have been identified with its growth and development from the early days to the present; → online text (page 52 of 177)