Transcribed from "An Illustrated History of The Big Bend Country, embracing
Lincoln, Douglas, Adams and Franklin counties, State of Washington",
published by Western Historical Publishing Co., 1904.
CHRISTOPHER HUGHES came to the
Big Bend in July, 1884, having at that time very limited means, and settled
on a farm seven miles north and one east of Mondovi. His holdings
in land now include three hundred and twenty acres of land, the greater
part of which is tillable and in cultivation. His farm is well equipped
with implements, buildings, live-stock, and so forth, and he has a good
spring of water besides an excellent well and windmill.
Mr. Hughes is of Scotch-Irish descent, his
father, Patrick, who is now dead, having been a native of Ireland, and
his mother, Christine (Stirtom) Hughes, having been born in Scotland.
She died in Tacoma in 1902, in her eighty-fourth year. Mr. Hughes
was born in Guelph, Ontario, Canada, August 10, 1852. His brothers
and sisters are: John, James and Henry, all of Stevens county; Mrs. Genett
Truckey, of Bay City, Michigan; Annie and Margaret Taber, both of Tacoma,
Mr. Hughes came to Manistee, Michigan, in
1871, where he was engaged in lumbering until coming to his present home.
He has never married. He is in a prosperous condition, and a man
of many friends among his neighbors.