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Edwy Constantine Hughes (1869-1947): m. Ethelinda Bird (1875-1946)
  • 24 Feb. 1897, Edwy Constantine Hughes of Jewell Co., Kansas, age 27, born in Nebraska, son of Henry Hughes & Samantha Dillman, and Ethel Linda Bird of Cass Co., Nebraska, age 22, born in Nebraska, daughter of Wesley Bird & Clem Bates, were married by Rev. Isaac Stone at the residence of W. Bird, witnesses Willie Kitzel, Miss Mollie Bird, & Walter Hardnock [Nebraska, Cass Co., Marriage Registrations]
  • 9 June 1900, res. Washington Twp, Edway Hughes 30 farmer NE, Ethel 25 NE, Maggie 2 KS, Magnus 1 KS, lodger [broL] Warren Bird 30 farm laborer NE [USA, 1900 Census, Kansas, Jewell County]
  • 1905, res. Washington Twp, E C Hughes 36 NE, Ethel 30 NE, Maggie 7 KS, Magnus 6 KS, Loren 1 KS [Kansas, 1905 Census, Jewell County]
  • 2 Sep. 1909, "Alvo ... Mrs. John Elder and children and Mrs. Edway Hughes and children, who have been visiting their parents, Mr. and Mrs. Wesley Bird and other relatives the past two weeks, departed Tuesday for their homes near Mankato, Kas." [Nebraska, Plattsmouth, Plattsmouth Journal]
  • 10 May 1910, res. Washington Twp, Edwy Hughes 40 farmer NE, Ethel 35 NE, Maggie 12 KS, Magnus 11 KS, Loren 6 KS [USA, 1910 Census, Kansas, Jewell County]
  • undated, teacher Ray D. Hodgell, school board Burr Betts, E.A. Pulver, & Mrs. I.F. Higbee, 24 pupils including Maggie Hughes, Magnus Hughes, & Loren Hughes [Kansas, Jewell County, Washington Township, Monitor School, District No. 14, "Souvenir"]
  • 16 Feb. 1911, "Alvo News ... Mrs. Hughes of Mankato, Kansas, is visiting with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Wesley Bird, and other relatives." [Nebraska, Plattsmouth, Plattsmouth Journal]
  • 1915, res. Washington Twp, E C Hughes 45 farmer NE, Ethel 40 NE, Maggie 17 KS, Magnus 16 KS, Loren 11 KS [Kansas, 1915 Census, Jewell County]
  • 2 Sep. 1915, "Alvo News Items ... Mrs. Hughes of Kansas and her mother, Grandma Bird, visited with the former's brother, Arthur Bird and family, Friday. Grandma Bird and daughter, Mrs. Hughes, of Kansas, went to Weeping Water Saturday to visit the former's sisters, the Misses Bates. ... Roscoe Bird went to Kansas the latter part of last week to bring home his automobile which he was obliged to leave there some time ago on account of rain. He was accompanied home by his sister, Mrs. Hughes." [Nebraska, Plattsmouth, Plattsmouth Journal]
  • 1917, Magnus Wesley Hughes, of Mankato, Kans., b. 22 Jan. 1899, farmer, employed by father Edwy Hughes, Mankato, Kans. [USA, World War I Draft Registrations]
  • 11 Jan. 1917, "Alvo News Items ... Roscoe Bird returned Saturday from Mankato, Kan., where he visited relatives. His sister, Mrs. Hughes, came home with him for a visit." [Nebraska, Plattsmouth, Plattsmouth Journal]
  • 21 Mar. 1918, "News from Alvo ... Dinner guests at the home of Mrs. Wesley Bird last Sunday were Mrs. Ethel Hughes of Kansas, Mr. and Mrs. Walter Hardnock and children, Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Kitzel and children, Mr. and Mrs. A.I. Bird and children, Mr. and Mrs. Ed Taylor and daughter, Mr. and Mrs. A.J. Friend, Mr. and Mrs. Elmer Dillman, Mr. and Mrs. Joe Bird, Warren Bird, Roscoe Bird, Miss Minnie Frohlich, and Walter Collins." [Nebraska, Plattsmouth, Plattsmouth Journal]
  • 5 Feb. 1920, res. Arriba, W W Bird 50 farmer NE, broL E C Hughes 50 farmer NE, sis E 44 NE, nephew W M 21 KS, nephew L E 16 KS [USA, 1920 Census, Colorado, Lincoln County]
  • 22 Feb. 1923, "Alvo News ... Warren Bird and sister, Mrs. Ethel Hughes, who have been visiting here with their mother Mrs. Cleming Bird and other relatives left Saturday afternoon for their home at Arriba, Colorado." [Nebraska, Plattsmouth, Plattsmouth Journal]
  • 22 Nov. 1926, "Mrs. Wesley Bird Dies. The funeral of Mrs. Clemma Bird was held at Alvo Wednesday, November 17. She was born January 16, 1849, in Whiteside county, Illinois. At the age of nine years she moved with her parents to the eastern part of Cass county, near Mt. Pleasant, where she grew to young womanhood. On December 9, 1868, she was united in marriage with Wesley Bird, of Blountsville, Indiana. To this union were born twelve children, eight girls and four boys. Two of the girls died in infancy. At the age of 16 she was converted and joined the M.E. Church. She was a loyal member of that church, doing her best to emulate her Master at all times. In the spring of 1869 she moved with her husband to their homestead northeast of Alvo, which has been her home ever since. She experienced many of the trials, hardships and privations of the early pioneers. Her husband preceded her in death, being laid to rest in the Alvo cemetery in 1913. She passed away at 3:30 a.m. on Monday, November 15, aged 77 years, 9 months and 29 days. She is survived by two sisters, the Misses Bates of Weeping Water, ten great-grandchildren, 26 grandchildren and ten children, Warren, of Arriba, Colo.; Arthur I., of Alvo; Mrs. Amy Elder, of Mankato, Kansas; Mrs. Ethel Hughes, of Cope, Colo.; Mrs. Kate Hardnock, of Lincoln; Mrs. Mollie Kitzel, of Alvo; Mrs. Ollie Friend and Mrs. Shasta Taylor of Alvo; Joseph, of Mankato, Kansas; and Roscoe, of Elmwood. Her body was laid to rest beside that of her husband in the Alvo cemetery. The funeral services were conducted in the Alvo M.E. church by the Rev. R.H. Chenoweth, of Alvo." [Nebraska, Plattsmouth, Plattsmouth Journal]
  • 2 Apr. 1930, res. Obrian St, Stanfield, Edwy C Hughes 60 farm laborer NE, Ethel 55 NE [USA, 1930 Census, Oregon, Umatilla County]
  • 1932, "County Taxpayers Directory ... Hughes E C Hermiston $900" [Oregon, Pendleton, Polk's Pendleton City and Umatilla County City Directory]
  • 1935, "County Taxpayer's Directory ... Hughes E C Hermiston $1220" [Oregon, Pendleton, Polk's Pendleton City and Umatilla County City Directory]
  • 1937, "County Taxpayer's Directory ... Hughes E C Hermiston $1200" [Oregon, Pendleton, Polk's Pendleton City and Umatilla County City Directory]
  • 1939, "County Taxpayer's Directory ... Hughes E C Hermiston $1190 ... Hermiston Rural Routes ... Hughes E C RD1" [Oregon, Pendleton, Polk's Pendleton City and Umatilla County City Directory]
  • 10 Apr. 1940, res. Pct. 33, Edwy C Hughes 70 farmer NE, Ethel 65 NE, Magnus 41 farm laborer KS, dauL Dollie 37 domestic worker CO, gdau Eunice 14 CO, gd Merle 12 CO, gs Clarence 8 Canada, gs Clyde 3 Canada [USA, 1940 Census, Oregon, Umatilla County]
  • 1946, "Umatilla County Taxpayer's Directory ... Hughes Ethel Echo $470" [Oregon, Pendleton, Polk's Pendleton City and Umatilla County City Directory]
  • 16 Mar. 1946, Ethelinda Hughes died at Echo, coronary heart disease due to dysentery, res. Echo for 3 years, 17 years in Oregon, b. 17 Feb. 1875 at Alvo, Nebraska, spouse Edwy Constaine Hughes, parents Wesley Bird & Clema Bates, informant [daughter] Maggie Barber of Stanfield, buried 20 Mar. at Echo, Oregon [Oregon, Death Registrations]
  • 10 Aug. 1947, Edwy Constaine Hughes died at St. Anthony's Hospital, Pendleton, cerebral hemorrhage due to arteriosclerosis, res. Stanfield, 18 years in Oregon, b. 28 Dec. 1869 near Nebraska City, Nebraska, widowed, farmer, parents Franklin Hughes & Samantha Dillman, informant [daughter] Mrs. W.R. Barber of Stanfield, buried 13 Aug. at Echo, Oregon [Oregon, Death Registrations]
  • 1947, "Hughes, mother Ethelinda 1875-1946, father Edwy C. 1869-1947" [Oregon, Echo, Echo Cemetery, Inscriptions]
Eliza Jane Hughes (1856-1933): m. John Waltz Moore (1842-1923)
  • 20 June 1880, res. Sutton Pct, Eliza Hughes 24 dressmaker NE, brdr at J B Hosington [USA, 1880 Census, Nebraska, Clay County]
  • 3 Jan. 1920, res. 415 College, Newberg, John W Moore 77 PA, Eliza Jane 64 NE, broL James W Hughes 72 OH [USA, 1920 Census, Oregon, Yamhill County]
  • 9 Apr. 1930, res. 415 College, Newberg, 4th Ward, Eliza J Moore wd 73 NE, Frank 40 bridge engineer NE, dauL Nana 37 MT, gs Roger 11m OR, dau May Layron mar 37 housekeeper NE, bro James W Hughes div 83 janitor OH, stepgd Jean Davenport 11 OR [USA, 1930 Census, Oregon, Yamhill County]
  • 1933, "Moore, John W., 1842-1923, Father, Eliza J., 1865-1933, Mother", "John W. Moore, Co. B, 18 Wis. Inf." [Oregon, Newberg, Kilpatrick Post G.A.R. Cemetery, Inscriptions]
Henry Franklin Hughes (c1844-1873): m. Samantha Ann Dillman (1846-1917)
  • 1862-1863, U.S. Army (2nd Nebraska Cavalry Regiment, Company H: Henry F. Hughes, res. Mt. Pleasant, Nebraska, enlisted 22 Nov. 1862, age 18, mustered in 13 Dec. 1862 at Omaha, mustered out 8 Dec. 1863 at Plattsmouth) [The 2nd Regiment was assigned to duty at Fort Kearney until Apr. 1863, then ordered to Sioux City, Sully's Expedition in Dakota Territory Aug. 13-Sep. 11 1863, battle of Whitestone Hill in Dakota Territory 3 Sep. 1863]
  • 1864-1866, U.S. Army (1st Nebraska Cavalry Regiment, Company I: Henry F. Hughes, res. Cass County, native Ohio, enlisted 25 Aug. 1864, mustered in 27 Aug. 1864, promoted to sergeant 27 Nov. 1865, mustered out 1 July 1866) [at Fort Kearney 23 Aug. 1864, Indian operations, scout, and escort duty, battle of Mud Springs 4-6 Feb. 1865]
  • 17 July 1867, "Henry F. Hughes and Samantha A. Dillman, both of Cass County, were married by minister Isaac Burns at the house of Mr. Dillman, witnesses: "Thomas Hughes, James Hughes, & others" [Nebraska, Cass County, Marriage Registrations]
  • 6 Aug. 1870, res. Stove Creek Pct, Henry Hughes 33 farmer IN, Martha 24 IA, Wilbert 2 NE, Edwy 5m NE [USA, 1870 Census, Nebraska, Cass County]
  • 1873, "Sgt. H.F. Hughes, Co. I, 1st Nebr. Cav." [Nebraska, Nehawka, Mount Pleasant Cemetery, Inscriptions]
  • 27 Mar. 1874, Mr. M.M. Nelson, age 30, born in Sweden, parents M. Nelson & C. Hookam, and Mrs. S.A. Hughs, age 27, born in Indiana, parents D.B. Dillman & J. Bear, both of Cass County, license issued, but certificate never returned [Nebraska, Cass County, Marriage Registrations]
  • 14 June 1880, res. Washington Twp, Magnus Nelson 36 farmer Sweden, Samantha 23 IN, Viola 5 NE, stepson Wilbert Hughes 12 NE, stepson Edwin 10 NE, boarder John McConnell 24 farm hand PA [USA, 1880 Census, Kansas, Jewell County]
  • 22 Dec. 1890, U.S. Army (pension application by Samantha A. Nelson, widow of Henry F. Hughes, Co. B 1st Nebraska Cavalry, Co. I 1st Nebraska Cavalry, minor Albert E. Hughes et. al)
  • 1 Mar. 1895, res. Washington Twp, M.M. Nelson 55 farmer Sweden, S.A. 49 IN, W.E. Hughes 26 NE, E.C. 25 NE, [niece] M.O. McGaugh 21 NE, and 2 others [Kansas, 1895 Census, Jewell County]
  • 9 June 1900, res. Washington Twp, M M Nelson 61 farmer Germany, Samantha 54 IN, stepson Wibur Hughes 30 farmer NE, dL Ola 29 IA, dau. Grace Getman 25 NE, sL Ervin 30 farm laborer WI, gson Harry 5 KS, gs Guy 3 KS, mother [of Ola] M A Snider 64 IA [USA, 1900 Census, Kansas, Jewell County]
  • 1 Mar. 1905, M.M. Nelson 65 carpenter Germany 43rd IL Infantry Co C, S.A. 59 IN [Kansas, 1905 Census, Jewell County]
  • 1908, Jewell Co., Kansas (atlas: Washington Twp., section 32, S.A. Nelson has 160 acres)
  • 21 Apr. 1910, res. Madison St, Mankato, Magnus M Nelson 70 carpenter Sweden, Samantha A 62 IN [USA, 1910 Census, Kansas, Jewell County]
  • 1915, M.M. Nelson 75 carpenter Sweden 43rd IL Infantry Co C, S.A. 68 IN [Kansas, 1915 Census, Jewell County]
  • 27 Oct. 1917, Samantha Ann Nelson died at Mankato, mitral regurgitation due to chronic enlargement of liver, b. 15 July 1846 in Indiana, married, parents D.B. Dillman & R.J. Byers, both born in Kentucky, informant M.M. Nelson of Mankato, buried 29 Oct. 1917 at Mt. Hope Cemetery [Kansas, Death Registrations]
  • 2 Nov. 1917, Samantha Ann Nelson died 27 Oct. 1917, having been "in poor health for some time, and since August 4, her condition had grown worse rapidly", born in Decatur Co., Indiana 15 July 1846, oldest daughter and second child of David & Rebecca Dillman, moved to Cass Co., Nebraska in 1865, married Henry F. Hughes in Cass County in 1867, two children: Wilbert E. & Edway C., both of this county. "Mr. Hughes homesteaded in 1872 the farm now occupied by E.C. Hughes. At this time there was only one homestead between the Hughes homestead and Jewell City. Mr. Hughes died on East Buffalo, in Washington Township, Jewell Co., April 22, 1873." Mrs. Hughes married Magnus M. Nelson at Mt. Pleasant, Cass County, 31 Mar. 1874, two children: Viola Grace Getman & Hattie Edna (born 14 Mar. 1877, died 23 Oct. 1879), "Into this family also came a motherless little girl, two years of age. She is now Mrs. Mattie Addie of Agra, Kansas." Survivors include her husband, 2 sons, 2 daughters, 2 brothers (Samuel Dillman of Mankato and Daniel F. Dillman of Yates Center), and 12 grandchildren. Member of the Mankato M.E. Church "since the early seventies", member of the W.R.C. of Mankato "since early eighties", and "an early settler of this county", burial in Mt. Hope cemetery [Kansas, Mankato, Jewell County Monitor]
  • 2 Nov. 1917, Mrs. M.M. Nelson died "last Saturday morning", born in Decatur Co., Indiana 15 July 1846, married Henry F. Hughes 17 July 1867, two children: Wilber E. & Edwy C., both of "this community", "Her husband departed this life April 27, 1873, in Washington township, Jewell county", she married M.M. Nelson 31 Mar. 1874, two children: Viola Grace Getman of Scottsbluff, Nebraska, and "Hattie Edna who died in October 1879", member of the M.E. Church since "the '70s", pall bearers "were chosen from the ranks of the Grand Army of which her husband is a member, while the members of the W.R.C. were in attendance in a body." [Kansas, Mankato, Western Advocate]
James W. Hughes (c1847-1923): m. Emily Sutherland
  • 19 July 1870, res. Mt Pleasant Pct, James Hughs 22 laborer OH, with John Freer [USA, 1870 Census, Nebraska, Cass County]
  • 5 May 1910, res. Wabash Pct, T E Hughes 69 farmer OH, bro J W 62 teamster milk route OH [USA, 1910 Census, Washington, King County]
  • 3 Jan. 1920, res. 415 College, Newberg, John W Moore 77 PA, Eliza Jane 64 NE, broL James W Hughes 72 OH [USA, 1920 Census, Oregon, Yamhill County]
  • 9 Apr. 1930, res. 415 College, Newberg, 4th Ward, Eliza J Moore wd 73 NE, Frank 40 bridge engineer NE, dauL Nana 37 MT, gs Roger 11m OR, dau May Layron mar 37 housekeeper NE, bro James W Hughes div 83 janitor OH, stepgd Jean Davenport 11 OR [USA, 1930 Census, Oregon, Yamhill County]
  • 1932, "James W Hughes, 1847-1932" [Oregon, Newberg, Kilpatrick Post G.A.R. Cemetery, Inscriptions]
Matthew Hughes (1816-1895): m. Esther Wolph (1820-1892)
  • 1840, res. Rome, Matthew Hughes, 00101-00001 [USA, 1840 Census, Ohio, Richland County]
  • 1843, "In Memory of John W., son of Matthew & Hester Hughes, died Jan. 12, 1843, aged 13 days" [Ohio, Rome, Evangelical German Reformed Church Cemetery, Inscriptions]
  • 16 Sep. 1850, res. Franklin Twp, Matthew Hughes 35 carpenter PA, Hester 30 PA, Thomas 9 OH, Henry 6 OH, James W 3 OH [USA, 1850 Census, Ohio, Richland County]
  • 8 Aug. 1860, Mathew Hughes 44 farmer PA, Esta 41 OH, Henry F 16 OH, James W 13 OH, Louisa E 7 OH, Elza J 4 NE [USA, 1860 Census, Nebraska, Cass County]
  • 20 July 1870, res. Mt Pleasant Pct, Mathew Hughes 54 farmer PA, Esther 53 Ohio, Thomas 30 laborer OH, James 25 laborer OH, Louisa 17 OH, Eliza 14 OH [USA, 1870 Census, Nebraska, Cass County]
  • 11 June 1880, res. Liberty Pct, Mathew Hughes 63 joiner PA parents b. Ireland, boarder at William Crawford [USA, 1880 Census, Nebraska, Cass County]
  • 8 June 1885, res. Otoe St., Nebraska City, 3rd Ward, Matthew Hughes 69 carpenter PA parents b. Ireland, Esther 65 OH, dau L.E. 32 school teacher OH, and 3 boarders [Nebraska, 1885 Census, Cass County]
  • 23 Sep. 1892, "Mrs. Hughes died yesterday at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Brower, on South Tenth street, of blood poisoning, age 73 years. The funeral was held this afternoon." [Nebraska, Nebraska City, Nebraska City News]
  • 21 Sep. 1895, "Matthew Hughes, one of the early settlers of this city ... died this morning at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Wm. Brower, aged 79 years, 4 months and 24 days ... engaged in the wagon manufacturing business ... afflicted with a chronic disease he was compelled to quit work some time ago .. left a son and daughter ... funeral will be held tomorrow ... from his late residence, South Tenth and Tenth corso ..." [Nebraska, Nebraska City, Nebraska City Daily News]
  • 1895, "Matthew Hughes, born Apr. 27, 1816, died Sept. 21, 1895; Esther, Wife of M. Hughes, born Jan. 7, 1820, died Sept. 18, 1892; John Wolph, Died Oct. 3, 1859, Aged 65 Yrs 8 M's 24 D's, Blessed are they who die in the Lord.; Mary, Wife of John Wolph, born Oct. 20, 1793, Died Sept. 5, 1877" [Nebraska, Nebraska City, Wyuka Cemetery, Inscriptions]
Thomas E. Hughes (c1840--): m. Martha ---
  • 16 Sep. 1850, res. Franklin Twp, Matthew Hughes 35 carpenter PA, Hester 30 PA, Thomas 9 OH, Henry 6 OH, James W 3 OH [USA, 1850 Census, Ohio, Richland County]
  • 8 Aug. 1860, Thos Hughs 19 laborer OH, at S B Hobson [USA, 1860 Census, Nebraska, Cass County]
  • 20 July 1870, res. Mt Pleasant Pct, Mathew Hughes 54 farmer PA, Esther 53 Ohio, Thomas 30 laborer OH, James 25 laborer OH, Louisa 17 OH, Eliza 14 OH [USA, 1870 Census, Nebraska, Cass County]
  • 25 May 1892, res. Union, Thomas E Hughes 51 laborer OH [Washington, 1892 Census, Mason County]
  • 2 June 1900, res. Stuck Pct, Thomas E Hughes 59 farmer OH [USA, 1900 Census, Washington, King County]
  • 5 May 1910, res. Wabash Pct, T E Hughes 69 farmer OH, bro J W 62 teamster milk route OH [USA, 1910 Census, Washington, King County]
Wilbert Elmore Hughes (1868-1928): m. Minerva Viola Snyder (1870-1953)
  • 9 June 1900, res. Washington Twp., M M Nelson 61 farmer Germany, Samantha 54 IN, stepson Wibur Hughes 30 farmer NE, dL Ola 29 IA, dau. Grace Getman 25 NE, sL Ervin 30 farm laborer WI, gson Harry 5 KS, gs Guy 3 KS, mother [of Ola] M A Snider 64 IA [USA, 1900 Census, Kansas, Jewell County]
  • 26 Apr. 1910, res. High St, Mankato, Wilbert E Hughes 41 grocer & meat salesman NE, M Viola 39 IA, Frank V 7 KS, mL Mary A Snyder 74 IL [USA, 1910 Census, Kansas, Jewell County]
  • 2 Jan. 1920, res. Mankato, Wilbert E Hughes 52 meat market delivery man NE, Minerva V 49 IA, Frank 17 grocery store salesman KS [USA, 1920 Census, Kansas, Jewell County]
  • 17 Apr. 1930, res. Madison St, Mankato, M Viola Hughes wd 59 IA [USA, 1930 Census, Kansas, Jewell County]