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Elizabeth Mather Hughes
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Birth: Apr. 27, 1816
Windham County
Connecticut, USA
Death: Jan. 28, 1893
Anoka County
Minnesota, USA

Died: - Suddenly in Minneapolis, Minn. Mrs. Elizabeth Hughes, while visiting her daughter, Mrs. Norman Phillips Jan. 28, 1893; aged 76 years, 9 months and 1 day. Buried from her home in Hudson, Wis. Jan. 30; Rev C.T. Burnley of the Presbyterian Church officiating. Deceased was born April 27, 1816 in Brooklin, Windham county, Connecticut met and married James Hughes in Jackson, Ohio, in 1839, where he assisted in the founding and management of the Jackson Standard, still published that place went to St. Paul in early spring of 1849, where she assisted her husband in the publication and management of the Minnesota Chronicle, the outfit of which was the first printing establishment taken to St. Paul. Her maiden name was Elizabeth Mather, (a direct descendant of the Richard Mather family in this country), who was born in Lawton, Lancashire, England, in 1596 was parish minister of Taxteth, Lancashire; was silenced in 1634 for non-conformity, and went to New England in 1635 as a Pilgrim Father with a large following; became minister of Dorchester, Mass., in 1636 and did much to settle church discipline until his death in 1669. Mrs. Hughes was mother of twelve children, nine of whom are living, and seven being present at the funeral. The other two were too far away to reach here in time. This large family she raised, trained and educated with little or no help in the early days of Hudson city's history. But she did her duty faithfully and well. She saw her large family grow up and fill responsible positions of trust and capacity in the world about her. A quiet noble, Christian woman she left and impress for good upon all with whom she came in contact. The summary of a worthy son, in referring to her, but expressing the opinion of everybody who knew her:" The best mother in the world; too much cannot be said her praise." Though but little seen or known by the later generation, on account of her retiring nature, the old settlers all knew and appreciated her sterling worth. Though the notice was short many were on hand at the funeral to pay their last respects to a tried and true friend. Among the relatives present at the funeral on Monday afternoon were; Mr. and Mrs. N.F. Phillips, Mr. and Mrs. C.E. Hughes, L.A. Hughes, Mr. and Mrs. E.M. Hughes, Geo. R. Hughes and daughter Jessie, E.P. Hughes and daughter Mabel, and Miss Elizabeth Hughes, Mesdames Perly 
 
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 Parents:
  Eleazer Mather (1775 - 1842)
  Fannie Williams Mather (____ - 1867)
 
 Spouse:
  James B. Hughes (1805 - 1873)*
 
 Children:
  Eleazer Mather Hughes (1836 - 1917)*
  George Robert Hughes (1840 - 1907)*
  Edwin Pendleton Hughes (1842 - 1913)*
  Emily Virginia Hughes Ackley (1846 - 1929)*
  Emily Virginia Hughes Ackley (1846 - 1929)*
  Ellen Cora Hughes Phillips (1848 - 1932)*
  Charles Edgar Hughes (1852 - 1936)*
  Tammy Williams Hughes Steele (1854 - 1936)*
  John Marshall Hughes (1856 - 1881)*
  Lucius Augustus Hughes (1859 - 1941)*
  Elizabeth Dwelly Hughes (1862 - 1947)*
 
 Siblings:
  William Williams Mather (1804 - 1859)*
  Frances Mather Bolles (1806 - 1871)*
  Elizabeth Mather Hughes (1816 - 1893)
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Willow River Cemetery
Hudson
St. Croix County
Wisconsin, USA
Plot: Old Willow
 
Maintained by: Mike Hughes
Originally Created by: Kellie Jensen Walton
Record added: Oct 31, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 79630380
Elizabeth <i>Mather</i> Hughes
Added by: Mike Hughes
 
Elizabeth <i>Mather</i> Hughes
Added by: Mike Hughes
 
Elizabeth <i>Mather</i> Hughes
Added by: Mike Hughes
 
 
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