|Birth: ||Jan. 28, 1826|
New Jersey, USA
|Death: ||Jun. 14, 1905|
Daughter of Amariah B. and Drusilla Mariah(Morrell) Dennis, wife of David Hughes.
Unknown Fulton Co., IL newspaper - June 1905
OLD CITIZEN GONE
MRS. MARY A. HUGHES, LONG RESDENT OF LEWISTOWN, DIES WEDNESDAY EVENING.
Mrs. Mary A. Hughes one of Lewistown's oldest inhabitants and one of th county's early settlers, died at 10:10 o'clock Wednesday night at the home of her daughter, Mrs. W. M. Seiver, in the south part of the city, death resulting from paralysis.
The deceased's maiden name was Mary A. Dennis and was born at Trenton, New Jersey, January 28, 1826, making her 79 years and about 5 months old at the time of her death. She was raised and came to young womanhood in her native city. Here, on October 17, 1847, she was united in marriage to David Hughes. They remained in New Jersey a few years after their marriage, but later came to Illinois. In 1856 they landed in Fulton county near Farmington, where they remained about one year. They then moved to Lewistown, and have resided here up to the time of death. Mr. Hughes having died about 5 years prior to the death of his wife.
To Mr. and Mrs. Hughes there have been born ten children, seven of whom are still living, and are: David, Susan Farmer, William Y., Charles V., Drucilla Seiver, Henry and Job. They all live in Lewistown and are numbered among her most thrifty and best class of people. Mrs. Hughes had 32 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren at the time of her death.
Since the death of her husband, Mrs. Hughes has made her home with her daughter, Mrs. Seiver. For a number of years she has suffered with partial paralysis, the disease growing worse with each succeeding stroke. During the past three years, Mrs. Hughes has been perfectly helpless which partially effected her mind in time. However, not with standing the long suffering with the disease, death came peacefully, and the old lady dropped quietly off to her last sleep.
Mrs. Hughes has been a member of the Methodist Episcopal church ever somce she was a little girl. Among her keepsakes are cards of attendance and certificates of good standing from the Sunday school which she received when a child away back at Trenton. She has lived up to the faith and been a good sincere Christian woman all her life. She was a splendid mother and always looked after the best interests of her children in every way.
Funeral services will be held from the Methodist Episcopal church, Friday afternoon at 2 o'clock, Rev. T. A. Beall officiating.
Amariah B. Dennis (1798 - 1863)
Drusilla Mariah Morrell Dennis (1804 - 1864)
David Hughes (1824 - 1900)*
David J. Hughes (1848 - 1933)*
Isaac Hughes (1850 - 1862)*
Susannah Hughes Farmer (1852 - 1923)*
William Yard Hughes (1854 - 1933)*
Charles Vernon Hughes (1858 - 1922)*
Drusilla Mariah Hughes Brockett (1862 - 1937)*
Henry Hughes (1864 - 1926)*
Job Hughes (1867 - 1930)*
Mary Ann Dennis Hughes (1826 - 1905)
William H Dennis (1847 - 1928)*
Oak Hill Cemetery
Created by: Don Barnett
Record added: Feb 02, 2010
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