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Name:John Perry Houston
Affiliation:Class of 1890
Biography & Genealogy:John Perry Houston, Class of 1890. Genealogy: Born March 22, 1870, Natural Bridge (Rockbridge County), Virginia; Father- John Davies Houston of Natural Bridge; Mother- Elizabeth Steele of Union, Monroe County, West Virginia; Paternal grandparents- Rev. Samuel Houston, b. January 1, 1758, and Margaret Walker, born June 14, 1770; Maternal grandparents- James Harvey Steele, b. July 7, 1810, and Catharine Wilson, born April 9, 1815. Marriage- Ethel Starke, daughter of W. E. L. Starke of Natural Bridge, VA, on October 4, 1919; Children- John P., Jr.; Ethel Starke. VMI Record: Entered VMI 1886 and graduated in 1890. Military Record: None. Career: teacher (briefly), real estate, coal agent (Castner, Curran and Bullitt); residence Bluefield, West Virginia. Died: September 22, 1930, at Bluefield, WV (heart attack); buried High Bridge Cemetery, Rockbridge County, VA.