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Family of Charles H BILLINGS and Neda L HOUGHTON

Charles H BILLINGS b. 1863~5058 at Wisconsin5058.
Neda L HOUGHTON b. 1877 Aug3245 at Waverly, IA5044. d. bef 1920?5059.

Married1059 1909~5058. The biography of Hollis Houghton mentions daughter Neda married to C H Billings, of New Mexico. The 1910 census5058 for Malaga, New Mexico, lists Charles Billings and wife Neda as both married twice, married 1 year. Residing in the household that year is Ruth Houghton (Neda's sister), "sister-in-law."

Charles Billings married5061 In Nashua, Iowa, Dec 10, 1890, Minnie Laberee. In 1900, Charles H and Minnie Billings, married 9 years, resided5060 in Bradford, Iowa, with sons George E and Charles E.

In 1910, Charles, his second wife Neda, sons George (age 16), Ernest (age 11), and Floyd (age 9), and Neda's sister Ruth Houghton (age 24), resided5058 in Malaga, New Mexico. He was a fruit farmer.

Neda Houghton married first Apr 6, 1904, in Waverly, IA, Nicholas H Christensen, born in Denmark to Chris Christensen and Ingeborg Wissen.

That marriage apparently did not last long, whether Nicholas died or they were divorced, as Neda married1059 Charles H Billings about5058 1909. She appears as Charles' wife in the 1910 census5058 for Malaga, New Mexico - Neda Billings, age 32, born Iowa, parents born Michigan/New York. In that census, both Charles and Neda are listed as married twice, currently married for 1 year. Neda is listed as the mother of 1, none living. Whether that child was of Nicholas or Charles isn't clear.

It appears that Neda died sometime before 1920. C H Billings, age 57, born Wisconsin, and son George Billings, age 26, born Iowa, resided5059 in Kansas; C H Billings is listed as widowed.

1052. 1880 Fed Census IA, Bremer Co., Waverly;
1059. Houghton, Hollis J, History of Bremer Co., Iowa, Vol II, 1914,
3245. 1900 Fed Census IA, Bremer Co., Waverly;
5044. Iowa Marriage Records, 1880-1937;
5058. 1910 Fed Census NM, Eddy Co., Malaga;
5059. 1920 Fed Census KS, Labette Co., Mound Valley;
5060. 1900 Fed Census IA, Chickasaw Co., Bradford;
5061. Iowa Select Marriages Index, 1758-1996;