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Catalog Number MS.015
Object Name Fonds
Scope & Content The De Von Hough papers hold Rhymes of a Railroad Man by De Von Grady Hough and More Rhymes of Railroad Man by De Von Grady Hough, a news articles relating Hough and a correspondence offering a biographical sketch of De Von Grady Hough, Sr.
Title Publications by De Von Grady Hough and related materials
Collection DeVon Hough Papers
Year Range from 1948
Year Range to 1992
Accession number 1993.14
People Hough, DeVon
Hough, Jr., D. Grady
Related units of description Photographs # 1037, 1038, 1041, 0206.
Search Terms Seaboard Railroad
Admin/Biographical History De Von Grady Hough was born January 21, 1904 and died August 11, 1976. His career with the Seaboard Railroad spanned a period of 36 years and started in 1920 when he graduated from high school in Ocala, Florida. Hough was a telegraph operator as well as a station agent in Dunnellon, Ft. Myers, Alturas and Venice Florida. Mr. Hough was also the owner of Hough Transportation in Venice for 20 years and was known as the "merchant of Venice". Hough is the author of Rhymes of a Railroad Man and author of More Rhymes of a Railroad Man that are books of verse. Hough was a Mason and a member of the Grace United Methodist Church of Venice. He was also a member of the Lions and Elks Clubs. He and his wife Mary Hough had two sons, D. Grady Hough, Jr. and Eugene Hough. Hough raised peacocks as a hobby.



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Subjects Railroads
Containers MSS15/1/1