Obit: Hughes, William (1836 - 1908)

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----Source: CLARK COUNTY REPUBLICAN & PRESS (Neillsville, Wis.) 12/03/1908

Hughes, William (4 Sep 1836 - 29 Nov 1908)

William Hughes, one of the old resident of Clark County, died at his home in the town of Grant, Sunday, Nov. 29, 1908, after an illness of nearly a year, arising from disease of the kidneys. He was born in Frampton Province of Quebec, Canada, of Irish parentage, Sept. 4, 1836. When a small boy he began to work as a blacksmith at his father’s forge and followed it all of his life. In 1870 he came to Clark County and opened up a shop at Kurth’s Corners, combining some farming with his work in the shop. In August 1872 he was married to Mrs. Milton Cook, who survives him. He leaves also six sons and two daughters, namely, Mrs. Louis Hantke of Neillsville, James E. of Grant, William T. of Redfield, N.D., Daniel, a student in Stevens Point Normal, John of Madison, Margaret who teaches in Granton, Michael and Archibald at home. Samuel J. Cook, a step-son also resides in Grant.

Mr. Hughes’ parents came from Canada and spent the later years of their life here, dying some years ago. Deceased is survived by one sister, Mrs. Ephraim Lazotte of Waupaca, and five brothers, Patrick, Michael and John, all resident of this county, Edward of Tucson, Ariz., and Dan, also in the west.

Mr. Hughes was a man who took the toils and burdens of life with abundant goo nature. His uniform good health and strength was reflected on all with whom he came in contact and made him well liked, and without enemies. He took a just pride in his children, and had the satisfaction of seeing them all take honorable places in the community as they grew to manhood and womanhood. Indeed, measured in results of good citizenship, no home of Clark County can show greater success than that of William Hughes. The funeral was held Tuesday forenoon at the Catholic Church, of which deceased was long a devout member.



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