Woman of the Century/Alice Houghton
ALICE HOUGHTON. HOUGHTON, Mrs. Alice, broker, born in Montreal, Canada, 18th August, 1849. Her father, Frederick Ide, an architect, moved in 1853 to Mondovi, Wis , with his family. Alice was the fourth in a family of five daughters. She received a liberal education and was noted for her strong powers of mind. In 1864 she became the wife of Horace E. Houghton, an attorney of Mondovi. After suffering financial losses Mr. and Mrs. Houghton removed to Spokane, Wash., where they have lived since. Her business talents led her into active business life, and she became the head of the successful real estate, insurance and investment brokerage house, Mrs. Alice Houghton & Co., in 1888. Her management has been very practical and progressive, and her house is known throughout the State. She is a safe and sound financier. Her business methods are good, and her tact and energy have enabled her to compete with the active men of her State in the arduous field of brokerage. She is a cultured and refined woman. Her family consists of two children. She has large social connections and is president of the Sorosis of Spokane. She has taken an active and conspicuous part in preparing various novel displays for the Columbian Exposition, being the lady manager and superintendent of the woman's department of her State.