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I was born 1932 in Redmond, Oregon, USA, graduated 1946 from grammar school in Redmond, from Lincoln High School 1950 in Portland, Oregon; from University of Oregon, Eugene, Oregon in 1956; worked for US National Bank, Portland, OR 1950-1957; Union Pacific Railroad 1957-1988 in Portland,OR; Aberdeen, WA; San Francisco, CA; now working for Kawasaki Kisen K.K. ("K" Line) in Tokyo, Japan as Consultant since 1989. Never married but have adopted Japanese family: Kazutada "Ikko" Sano age 55, wife Sachiko, daughter Saori age 27 & son Yuki age 21.
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On 3 Nov 2012 at 12:47 GMT Donald Houk wrote:
My surname HOUK was originally spelled HAUCK by my earliest-known HAUCK: Johan Jacob HAUCK of Erpolzheim, Pfalz wife Anna Maria Kirschen/Kerschen whose son Joannes Bernhardt (aka John Bennett)Hauck b1784-Erpolzheim d1842-Columbus, Bartholomew Co., IN & wife Margaret (Margaretha) Ecker b1787-Pfalz were in Buffalo, NY with son Jacob Hauck b1811 d1854-Columbus, IN when Jacob & wife Amelia (LNU) 1806-1849 had son also named Jacob Hauck was b1835-Buffalo, Erie Co., NY who changed spelling to Houk when serving in Civil War from Iowa. Married 1859-Scott Co., MN Sarah Jane Courtney 1841-1912. Jacob & Sarah were par/of Wm Ellsworth Houk 1868-1939 who md Nora May Montgomery & were par/of Jacob Guy Houk 1894-1953, my father.