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The Ancestors of Vickie Beard Thompson


Doctor William Allen HUGHEY

OBITUARY: Dr. William A. Hughey was born March 9th, 1836, In Crittenden county, Ky., and departed this life November 20th, 1894, aged 58 years, 8 months and 11 days. He emigrated from the State of his nativity in 1857 to Jefferson county, IIlinois. He was married September 27, 1850, to Miss Lois Smith. As a result of this union, eight children, four boys and four girls, were born, all of whom, with the exception of one girl, are yet living. In early manhood, he chose the practice of medicine as his profession and pursued his calling with great energy up to the time of his last illness. September the l0th, 1861, he enlisted in the 18th regiment Illinois Volunteers Infantry, Company F., and served his country faithfully for three years and three months. He became a member of the Cumberland Presbyterian church in 1872. This denomination disbanding, he cast his lot with the Methodists and filled several prominent offices in this church. He was a man possessed of more than ordinary intellectual ability and always expressed a strong confidence and lively hope in the promises of inspiration. The people or the community in which the deceased resided are his friends, and would willingly testify to his noble christian qualities, fatherly acts and husbandlly kindness. The funeral servers were conducted at the M. E. church in Belle Rive, by his pastor, Rev. J. K.. Hunter, Wednesday, Nov. 21, and the great concourse of people attending showed the honor and respect in which he was held in the county as well as in, the church and family. We mourn, but his trusting so implicitly in a loving Savior and passing away with a smile, rejoicing in Christ, gives us joy in our sadness. J. K. H.