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July 28, 2009
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Lillian “Lillie” Tom was the daughter of Capt. H.S. and Hannah Tom. She was born March 17, 1871, and died Feb. 10, 1971, at the age of 99.

She married Samuel Vaughan Houston of Floresville on April 25, 1895. He was a very prominent citizen. In addition to serving as mayor of Floresville, he was a banker and businessman, and served in the Texas Legislature.

Lillie and her husband had three sons, John Page Houston, Joe Tom Houston, and Victor Hugh Houston.

Lillian is interred in the Sacred Heart Cemetery in Floresville. A brief obituary appeared in the Floresville Chronicle-Journal on Feb. 18, 1971.

Lillie’s sister, Gertrude Tom, married J.C. Houston, another prominent figure in Floresville.

Lillian and Gertrude were not only sisters, but they also became sisters-in-law as they married brothers.

After the death of Gertrude Tom Houston on June 13, 1919, J.C. Houston married Martha Baggett of San Antonio. Martha Baggett Houston (1873-1963) is the prominent “Mrs. Houston” attributed with organizing the Floresville Musical Club and serving as its first president from 1920 to 1944.

Compiled from information provided by local historian Shirley Grammer.

Sesquicentennial Committee members are LaJuana Newnam-Leus, 830-393-2166; Shirley and John Grammer, 830-947-3176; Maurine Liles, 830-393-4959; and Gene Maeckel, 830-484-2536.

The Sesquicentennial Committee is organizing celebrations to mark the 150th anniversary of the founding of Wilson County. Anyone interested in helping with one of the celebration committees is invited to contact one of these individuals.
 
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