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Charles Horning Hughes
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Birth: Mar. 27, 1875
Coshocton County
Ohio, USA
Death: Jun. 15, 1945
Denver
Denver County
Colorado, USA

No other tombstone can be found for Charles H. Hughes
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Husband of Lena. Lena is buried in Crown Hill Cemetery in Denver.
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DENVER MAN HAS NEW REGULATOR FOR AIR BRAKES

Charles H Hughes Invents Simple Device That May Bring Him Great Wealth

Charles H Hughes, a Denver man, has invented a triple valve governor which promises to make him famous. It is designed to prevent the parting of trains and damage to the equipment by the sudden application of air brakes by the engineer of a freight or passenger train. The principle of the invention is novel and railroad men and railway officials are deeply interested, all admitting the practicability and great value of the Hughes invention.
The valve is designed to govern the exhaust of triple brakes of the air brakes in a train in such a manner that the brakes at various parts of the train will release at substantially the same time, avoiding the inconvenience arising from the greater pressure in the train line at the front end of the car train releasing the brakes at the front of the train first, and the rear of the train afterwards.
It is a well known fact to engineers that when the air is thrown back through the train line the triple valve of the first car receives a greater part of the pressure than the second car, and so on to the end of the train. The reason for this is that each auxiliary valve reservoir is being filled with this air thus robbing the train line as the air blows back through it.
By the Hughes invention it is planned that the air brakes on the last car of the train will release at exactly the same time as the brakes on the first car, preserving a uniform pressure that will prevent accidents. The regulator contains but a single moving part and one spring. The construction is thus simplified and the complicated structures usually adopted are rendered unnecessary.

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The State Bureau of Child and Animal Protection
State Capitol
Nov 1, 1919

Mr. C. H. Hughes
West 38th Ave & Federal Blvd
Denver, Colo.

Dear Sir,
This bureau wishes to thank you for calling to our attention last evening the condition of the unfortunate horse at the north end of Federal Blvd. Our officer, Mr. Fanger, tells us that while he was there you came up in your car with a bucket of water for the suffering animal. Very few people would do this and your action leads us to believe that you are "our kind of folks."
Sincerely,
E. K. Whitehead {sp}, Secretary

(NOTE handwritten at bottom)
Mother did this. Father got the credit as usual. 
 
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 Parents:
  William Harrison Hughes (1840 - 1900)
  Nancy Jane Mirise Hughes (1849 - 1938)
 
 Spouse:
  Lena Martine Hughes (1883 - 1948)
 
 Children:
  Helen Ruth Hughes Millensifer (1903 - 1984)*
  Blanche Lucille Hughes Straub (1906 - 1974)*
  Byron Charles Hughes (1909 - 1962)*
 
 Siblings:
  Frank Gardner Hughes (1868 - 1936)*
  Edward Beall Hughes (1872 - 1946)*
  Charles Horning Hughes (1875 - 1945)
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Evergreen Cemetery
Colorado Springs
El Paso County
Colorado, USA
Plot: Block 0000I 000006 000000 0000SW
 
Maintained by: CJ
Originally Created by: HEE (inactive)
Record added: Oct 01, 2007
Find A Grave Memorial# 21863469
Charles Horning Hughes
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Charles Horning Hughes
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Charles Horning Hughes
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