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Cynthia Jane Smith Hughs
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Birth: Apr. 6, 1850
Sangamon County
Illinois, USA
Death: May 7, 1944
Knox County
Illinois, USA


Cynthia J. Hughs, 94 years old, died at 6 p.m. Sunday at her home, 209 North Market street, Knoxville. She had been a resident of Knoxville the past thirty-one years.

Immediate relatives surviving are two sons, Henry of Gilson and Floyd of Knoxville; two daughters, Mrs. George [Bertha] Upp of Knoxville and Mrs. John [Orpha] Bright of Galesburg. A brother, Ed Smith dwells in New Mexico.

The funeral will be held at 2:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Klinch chapel in Knoxville and interment will be at the Gilson Cemetery.

Friends may call Tuesday afternoon and evening at the Hughs home in Knoxville.


Funeral services for Mrs. Cynthia Hughs were held at 2:30 p.m. Wednesday from the Klinck chapel with the Rev. John H. clarke of the Methodist church in charge. George Grindle sang "God Will Take Care of Me." The songs, "In the Sweet Bye and Bye" and "Face to Face" were sung by Mrs. Brad Compton and Rev. Mr. Clarke. The accompanist was Mrs. Floyd Peterson.

Pallbearers were grandsons, namely, Myron McCoy, Dorance Woolsey, Lloyd Upp, Howard Upp, John Hughs and Merrill Hughs. Interment was in Gilson Cemetery.

Cynthia J. Smith was born in Mechanicsburg, Ill., April 6, 1850, and departed this life May 7, 1944, at the age of 94 years, 1 month and 1 day.

She was married to John Hughs Sept. 14, 1869. Six children were born to this union, Henry, Dorance, Floyd, Bertha, Orpha and Gladys.

The husband; one son, Dorance, and one daughter, Gladys, preceded her to the life beyond.

Mrs. Hughs and Gladys moved to Knoxville in October, 1913, at 209 North Market street, where Mrs. Hughs had continued to live.

Mrs. Hughs was a good neighbor, a kind friend, a great lover of children and the possessor of many sterling qualities. She passed many happy hours working with her flowers, always enjoying everything from the hands of the Creator.

Mrs. Hughs recent illness dated back to Sept. 16, 1943. She bore her suffering patiently and the many friends who called to help lighten her burden were greatly appreciated by her. She retained her keen intellectual mind until the last, making the plans which were carried our at her funeral. The loving memories of Mrs. Hughs will continue to remain in the minds of her many friends.

Besides the immediate family she leaves an only brother, Ed F. Smith, 91 years of age, living at Tularosa, New Mexico; 18 grandchildren, 36 great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. 
Family links: 
  Edmund Smith (1809 - 1888)
  Sarah Piercefield Rambo Smith (1818 - 1897)
  John Lyle Hughs (1841 - 1900)
  Henry Edmund Hughs (1870 - 1967)*
  Dorance Allen Hughs (1872 - 1903)*
  Charles Floyd Hughs (1873 - 1955)*
  Bertha Belinda Hughs Upp (1879 - 1981)*
  Orpha Pearl Hughs Bright (1882 - 1956)*
  Gladys Opal Hughs McCoy (1894 - 1923)*
  Louisa Melinda Smith Roe (1836 - 1906)*
  Charles Bruce Smith (1841 - 1919)*
  Benjamin Allen Smith (1842 - 1865)*
  Abram Smith (1843 - 1892)*
  William Smith (1845 - 1925)*
  Cynthia Jane Smith Hughs (1850 - 1944)
  Edmund Fillmore Smith (1853 - 1945)*
  Sarah Rebecca Smith Lindsey (1855 - 1922)*
  Margaret Eleanor Smith Rose (1857 - 1932)*
  James Rueben Smith (1859 - 1860)*
*Calculated relationship
Gilson Cemetery
Knox County
Illinois, USA
Created by: Jenean Hamilton
Record added: Jun 13, 2006
Find A Grave Memorial# 14594636
Cynthia Jane <i>Smith</i> Hughs
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Cynthia Jane <i>Smith</i> Hughs
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Cynthia Jane <i>Smith</i> Hughs
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