HARRY C. HOUGH, superintendent of the post office at Rosedale, Kansas, dates his birth in Solomon, Dickinson county, this state, in 1876, and is a son of John G. and Sarah (Dowler) Hough, the former a native of England and the latter of Canada.
John G. Hough passed the first seven years of his life in England. Then he was brought by his parents to Canada, where he was reared, having the advantage of a common school education and learning the trade of blacksmith. In 1871, at Montreal, Canada, he and Miss Sarah Dowler were married, and two years later, in 1873, they came to Kansas and took up their residence at Solomon, where he at once engaged in work at his trade. One of the first things he did was to invest in city property, which, in 1883, he sold at a good profit. Then he moved to Kansas City, Missouri. There he bought the Kansas City Tool & Supply Company, which he operated for ten years. In the meantime, in 1885, he and his family became residents of Rosedale. He is now in Colorado City, employed to look after the toolsmiths of the Colorado Midland Railroad. Fraternally he is identified with the National Union and the Knights and Ladies of Security, and both he and his wife are Presbyterians. Their children, four in number, are as follows: Anna, wife of H. S. Woodcock, of Rosedale; Harry C., whose name introduces this sketch; Albert, who died in infancy; George W., of Rosedale.
Harry C. Hough attended public school at Rosedale, and learned the trade of machinist here. While working during the day, he spent his evenings in studying electricity and mechanism until he became an expert electrical engineer. In 1903 he entered the civil service, and in 1909 he was appointed to his present position, that of superintendent of the Rosedale post office. Mr. Hough takes a commendable interest in municipal affairs, and especially in the post office, which under his able management, has shown a wonderful gain.
In October, 1902, Harry C. Hough and Miss Leone Filkin were united in marriage, and to them has been given one child, Leroy A., now seven years of age. Mrs. Hough was a Rosedale girl, and is a granddaughter of Dr. Simeon B. Bell.
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