Hughes, Arthur C.
HUGHES, BRACKEN, HAYWARD, CALLAHAN, SHORT, SOWERS
Posted By: Janelle Martin (email)
Date: 2/18/2014 at 13:26:07
History of Hamilton County, Iowa, Vol.II, 1912, pp. 256-257.
Arthur C. Hughes was born in Lincoln, Nebraska May 19, 1873, a son of George W. and Julia A.(Bracken) Hughes, in whose family were six children : Mrs. Lizzie Hayward, of Lincoln, Nebraska : Jimmie; Harvey L., a resident of Superior, Nebraska; Mrs. Jennie Callahan, of Amarillo, Texas; Arthur C, of this review; and Mrs. Jessie Short, of Omaha, Nebraska. George W. Hughes passed away February 25, 1906, and his wife on the 29th of January, 1912.
Arthur C. Hughes moved with his parents to Missouri when he was ten years of age and received his education in the public schools of that state. He came to O'Brien county, Iowa, in 1890 and spent several years in that section, going to Nebraska eventually and dying at Beatrice, August 2, 1909, when he was only thirty-six years of age.
On the 20th of February, 1896, Mr. Hughes was united in marriage to Miss Mary L. Sowers, a native of Ellsworth township, Hamilton county, born February 7, 1871. She is a member of one of the pioneer families in this section of Iowa and grew to womanhood in her native township. She and her husband became the parents of ten children : Claude Guy, who was born in O'Brien county, December 22, 1896, and who died on February 25, of the following year; Arthur Ray, who was born January 24, 1898, and who is residing with his mother; Royal Herbert, who was born February 23, 1899,and died March 3, of the same year; Lloyd Elmer and Floyd Delmer, twins, born October 24, 1900, the latter of whom passed away November 19, 1909; Chester Lee, born March 16, 1902; Edward Neal and Edgar Noel, twins, born December 16, 1904, both of whom are deceased, the former passing away August 2, 1905, and the latter on August 4, of the same year; Roland Lester, born February 3, 1907; and Julia Rebecca, born July 30, 1908. The family are members of the Christian church.
After the death of her husband Mrs. Hughes removed to the family home in Ellsworth township and has nobly assumed the responsibility of raising a large family of children. She owns forty acres of the old Sowers' homestead on section 35, one of the most attractive farms in the section. The improvements were put up by Mrs. Hughes' father, who also planted the grove and large orchard, which add beauty and attractiveness to the appearance of the place. Here she has made a real home for her children and is devoting her energies to their upbringing, cheerfully and willingly making the utmost sacrifices in order that they may become good, upright and worthy men and women.
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