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Emma Bertha Maddox Hughes
Birth: Sep. 10, 1882
Makanda
Jackson County
Illinois, USA
Death: May 12, 1979
Durango
La Plata County
Colorado, USA

The Pagosa Springs Sun, 17 May 1979

Obituary Graveside services for Emma Maddox Hughes, 96, who died Saturday morning at Eventide, were held today (Tuesday) in Aztec. Mrs. Hughes was born Sept. 10, 1882, in Illinois, the oldest of eight children born to Thomas and Ella Maddox. The family came by oxcart to Colorado Springs and a year later to Aztec, N.M., where her father homesteaded and established the Aztec Fruit Gardens. He also published the Aztec Independent in the early 1900s. Mrs. Hughes was preceded in death by four sons and a daughter. She is survived by a daughter, June Lynch, Durango; brother, Mark Maddox, Farmington; sisters, Virginia Durkhoop and Edith Bell, both of San Diego, Calif. sixteen grandchildren; 44 great-grandchildren, and one great-great-granddaughter also survive. Two of her grandchildren, Maureen Lynch, and Casey Lynch, live in Durango.
----- Durango Herald
Mrs. Hughes was the mother of Mrs. June Lynch and the grandmother of Ben Larry Lynch. Over the years she visited here often and was very well known to many residents of the community.

NOTE: Emma was married first to Frank Gardner Hughes who preceded her in death in 1936. She later married then divorced Ben Lynch Sr., whose son Ben Lynch Jr later became Emma's son in law. 
 
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 Parents:
  Thomas Pliny Maddox (1856 - 1942)
  Amanda Ellor Black Maddox (1863 - 1950)
 
 Spouse:
  Frank Gardner Hughes (1868 - 1936)
 
 Children:
  Carlyle Garrison Hughes (1901 - 1944)*
  William Clay Hughes (1905 - 1959)*
  John Henry Hughes (1910 - 1969)*
  June Elore Hughes Lynch (1916 - 2005)*
  Charlotte Lee Hughes Bellino (1919 - 1971)*
 
 Siblings:
  Emma Bertha Maddox Hughes (1882 - 1979)
  Charles William Maddox (1884 - 1961)*
  Nellie Charlotte Maddox Seivert (1887 - 1929)*
  Robert Logan Maddox (1889 - 1973)*
  Virginia Lew Maddox Duhrkoop (1892 - 1982)*
  Marcus Winchester Maddox (1895 - 1983)*
  Frank Thomas Maddox (1897 - 1964)*
  Edith Eldora Maddox Bell (1899 - 2000)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Aztec Cemetery
Aztec
San Juan County
New Mexico, USA
Plot: Lot 2, Row B, Block 3, Maddox family plot
 
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Record added: Sep 11, 2007
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Emma Bertha <i>Maddox</i> Hughes
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Emma Bertha <i>Maddox</i> Hughes
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Emma Bertha <i>Maddox</i> Hughes
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