|Birth: ||May 23, 1862|
|Death: ||Mar. 21, 1911|
Charles was born to William Rainey Hughey, Sr. and Sophronia Caroline Guillum. His father was a Farmer, Dept Sheriff, Jailor, Horse Doctor, and Laborer. Charles had an older sister named Anna Louisa. His mother Sophronia died when Charles was only 11 years old. His dad then remarried to Rosaltha Guillum. They had 2 sons and 1 daughter (William Rainey Jr., Nellie, and Harry), making them Charles' half siblings.
Charles grew to manhood in Oswego, Kansas, and here learned the printer's trade in the "Independent" newspaper office. He advanced to the position as foreman and held this position for many years. Later he published newspapers at Scammon and Carl Junction. In any capacity that he filled he was faithful to his trust. He was kind-hearted, loyal to his family and adhered firmly to his convictions of right and duty. Charles married Constance Caroline Ardley Blenkarn (born in Nottinghamshire, England) on 17 May 1888 in Wabaunsee, Kansas, USA. They lived in Cherokee Territory for years. They had eleven children:
Karl Edward Hughey (1889 - 1909)
Clair Osborn Hughey (1890 - 1909)
Clyde Adam Hughey (1891 - 1963)
Theron Dunsmore Hughey (1893 - 1894)
Leslie Walter Hughey (1895 - 1963)
Verne Eugene Hughey (1897 - 1979)
Charles William Hughey (1899 - 1962)
Glenn Blenkarn Hughey (1901 - 1982)
Helen Rosa Hughey (1904 - 1965)
Melvin Ardley Hughey (1906 - 1987)
Mabel Constance Hughey (1908 - 1962)
One child, Karl, preceded them in death at age 20 by an accidental shooting with his father's .38 caliber gun.
Charles died at the age of 48 after a very short illness developed into pneumonia and pleurisy, leaving his wife to raise their children with the youngest only 2 1/2 years old. At this time he was working at Afton, Oklahoma, but was returned to his home in Pittsburg, Kansas, where he was able to see all of his family before passing on. For a time Charles served as district manager of the "Woodmen of the World" and that order conducted the funeral services at the undertaking rooms in Pittsburg. Charles was quite musical and played the drums. This musical ability was passed on to his children. His son Melvin even played the drums in Nashville, Tennessee with the Grand Old Opr'y. At the time of his death, the eldest son was away serving in the Army and could not help his mother with needs at home. She never remarried.
The following is a 31 verse poem, was written by Charles Edwin Hughey probably when he was in his thirties:
1) Kaintuck has wine and women.
Ohio's made her Mark.
New York is raising Crokers,
Montana boasts her Clark.
2) By muchly married Roberts
is Utah widely known.
And Missuri's web-footed miles
Have ever to be shown.
3) Wyoming has a little Park,
With geyser, lakes and drives,
Chicago made first sausage
Of sausage makers' wives.
4) And Boston once the hotbed
Of the Revolution scenes
Has since become notorious
For culture and for beans.
5) And so thruout the Union
Most every state you name.
Has broken out somewhere
And won a little fame.
6) But put them all together,
Then take a chunk of chalk,
And mark it down, that Kansas
Can beat them in a walk.
7) Rain-makers used to run the sky,
To wet the crops and flowers,
And Kansas was the authoress
Of artificial showers.
8) For 'twas freaky Kansas
Did Nature's laws disdain,
With Kansas punctured with clouds
To get a little rain.
9) It is generally conceded,
By those who dress precise,
That as makers of the fashion
Gay Paris cuts the ice.
10) But Kansas ever eager
To give the earth a shock,
Sent Simpson down to Congress,
Without a single sock.
11) When women suffrage howlers
Were disturbing public peace
They found a husky leader
In Mary Ellen lease.
12) And where did Mary spring from
When she struck out to roam?
Of course it was in Kansas
She left her happy home.
13) And then came Preacher Sheldon
With his printer's ink and glue,
To run a Kansas paper
As Jesus Christ would do.
14) He ran it quite a distance
As soon the owners found,
But had he been permitted
He'd have run it in the ground.
15) At a hamlet down in Georgia
They lynched a colored rake,
So Kansas saw and raised the bid
And burned one at the stake.
16) And then the legislature
Sent up a righteous shout;
Well, Leavenworth went too far
We'll have to cut it out.
17) So this benighted city
At no distance date
Will doubtless be excluded
From the borders of the STate.
18) George Washington was noted
For fighting like a Turk,
And started off his record
With a little hatchet work.
19) Now Mrs. Carrie Nation
Thought his example good;
Said Kansas like cherry trees
Would make good kindling wood.
20) She laid away the dish rag
And freely, fierce and fast,
Began to make the bar rooms
A memory of the past.
21) For one short month did Carrie
Continue her rampage;
Then another Kansas star
Was crowded from the stage.
22) Just then a Filipino
Whose Christian name was Ag
Refused our Constitution
Which was the following flag.
23) So then the U.S. Army,
With flourish, noise and din
Went out to Aggie's precinct
To bring the rebel in.
24) They got his family wardrobe
And found all kinds of clues;
They daily captured armies
And sent home interviews.
25) But they found no Aguinaldo,
With all their gaudy frills;
So sent word to the President
Ag is dead among the hills.
26) But now 'twas time for Kansas
To get into the ring;
And as might have been expected
She didn't do a thing---
27) But sent out Freddie Funston.
Who in a half day was back;
With slippery Aguindaldo
A 'wriggling in his sack.
28) And thus runs Kansas' record.
Or such her history's text;
And God alone knows how that state
Will startle nations next.
29) I'm sure the time is coming
In that erratic state
When they will advertise sensations
Prepared here while you wait.
30) And bad Bryan sprang from Kansas
One of her native boys.
She certainly could have cornered
The market price of toys.
31) So, if you crave excitement
To add to life's conquest
Just keep you eye on Kansas
And she will do the rest.
~written by CHARLES EDWIN HUGHEY~
Source: "Blenkarn Tapestry" by Dorothy L. Taylor
"United States Census, 1880," Charley Hughey in household of W. R. Hughey, Oswego, Labette, Kansas
name: Charley Hughey
residence: Oswego, Labette, Kansas
birthplace: Illinois, United States
relationship to head: Son
father's name: W. R. Hughey
father's birthplace: South Carolina, United States
mother's name: Rosa Hughey
mother's birthplace: Illinois, United States
race or color (expanded): White
ethnicity (standardized): American
martial status: Single
age (expanded): 18 years
nara film number: T9-0385
page character: B
entry number: 1861
film number: 1254385
Household Gender Age Birthplace
self W. R. Hughey M 45 South Carolina, United States
wife Rosa Hughey F 33 Illinois, United States
son Charley Hughey M 18 Illinois, United States
son Willie Hughey M 7 Kansas, United States
"United States Census, 1880," index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/MF5Q-QYD : accessed 09 Sep 2012), Charley Hughey in household of W. R. Hughey, Oswego, Labette, Kansas; citing sheet 410B, family 2, NARA microfilm publication T9-0385.
"Kansas, Marriages, 1840-1935," Charles Edwin Hughey, 1888
groom's name: Charles Edwin Hughey
groom's birth date: 1863
groom's age: 25
bride's name: Constance Caroline Ardley Blenkan
bride's birth date: 1867
bride's age: 21
marriage date: 17 May 1888
marriage place: Wabaunsee, Kansas
groom's father's name:
groom's mother's name:
bride's father's name:
bride's mother's name:
groom's marital status:
groom's previous wife's name:
bride's marital status:
bride's previous husband's name:
indexing project (batch) number: M74327-1
system origin: Kansas-EASy
source film number: 1728108
reference number: pg 66
"Kansas, Marriages, 1840-1935," index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/FWL4-PXQ : accessed 08 Sep 2012), Charles Edwin Hughey and Constance Caroline Ardley Blenkan, 17 May 1888.
Pedigree Resource File
name: Charles Edwin Hughey
birth: 23 MAY 1862
Barry, Pike, Illinois
death: 21 MAR 1911
Pittsburg, Crawford, Kansas
father: William Rainey Hughey (AFN: 44QM-MQ4 )
mother: Sophronia Caroline Gillum (AFN: 44QM-T4F )
spouse: Constance (AFN: 44R2-R2F )
marriage: ABT 1888
child 1: Clyde A. Hughey (AFN: 44R3-BFL )
birth OCT 1891
child 2: Charles W. Hughey (AFN: 44R3-JLN )
birth 12 NOV 1899
child 3: Verne E. Hughey (AFN: 44R3-GGH )
birth FEB 1897
child 4: Clair O. Hughey (AFN: 44R3-89F )
birth APR 1890
child 5: Karl E. Hughey (AFN: 44R3-5VF )
birth FEB 1889
child 6: Leslie W. Hughey (AFN: 44R3-DDQ )
birth FEB 1894
submission date: 07 Jul 2001
submission id: MM95-2ZY
person count: 687
"Pedigree Resource File," database, FamilySearch (http://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.2.1/9STZ-K4V : accessed 8 September 2012), entry for Charles Edwin Hughey.
"United States Census, 1900," Charles Hughey, ED 120 Oswego Township Oswego city Ward 1-3, Labette, Kansas, United States
name: Charles Hughey
titles & terms:
event date: 1900
event place: ED 120 Oswego Township Oswego city Ward 1-3, Labette, Kansas, United States
birth date: May 1862
relationship to head of household: Head
father's birthplace: Georgia
mother's birthplace: Illinois
race or color (standardized): White
marital status: Married
years married: 12
estimated marriage year: 1888
mother how many children:
number living children:
sheet letter: B
family number: 18
reference number: 77
film number: 1240485
digital folder number: 004120150
image number: 00389
Household Gender Age Birthplace
head Charles Hughey M 38 Illinois
wife Constance Hughey F 33 England
son Karl E Hughey M 11 Kansas
son Clair O Hughey M 10 Kansas
son Clyde A Hughey M 9 Kansas
son Leslie W Hughey M 6 Kansas
son Verne E Hughey M 3 Indian Territory
son Charles W Hughey M 1 Kansas
"United States Census, 1900," index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/MMTT-YWW : accessed 08 Sep 2012), Charles Hughey, ED 120 Oswego Township Oswego city Ward 1-3, Labette, Kansas, United States; citing sheet 1B, family 18, NARA microfilm publication T623, FHL microfilm 1240485.
"United States Census, 1910," Chas E Hughey, Pittsburg Ward 4, Crawford, Kansas
name: Chas E Hughey
relationship to head of household: Self
residence: Pittsburg Ward 4, Crawford, Kansas
marital status: Married
race : White
father's birthplace: Georgia
mother's birthplace: North Carolina
family number: 184
page number: 8
Household Gender Age Birthplace
self Chas E Hughey M 47y Illinois
wife Constance Hughey F 43y England
son Leslie Hughey M 16y Kansas
dau Verne Hughey F 13y Kansas
son Chas Hughey M 10y Kansas
son Glen Hughey M 8y Kansas
dau Helen Hughey F 6y Kansas
son Melvin Hughey M 4y Kansas
dau Mabel Hughey F 1y Kansas
"United States Census, 1910," index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/M2C9-7B6 : accessed 9 July 2012), Chas E Hughey, Pittsburg Ward 4, Crawford, Kansas.
name: Charles Edwin HUGHEY
birth: 23 May 1862
Barry, Pike, IL
death: 21 Mar 1911
Pittsburg, Crawford, KS
father: William Rainey HUGHEY (AFN: CTDM-L2 )
mother: Sophronia GILLUM (AFN: CTDM-M7 )
"Ancestral File v4.19," database, FamilySearch (http://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.2.1/M7KB-J63 : accessed 8 September 2012), entry for Charles Edwin HUGHEY.
William Rainey Hughey (1831 - 1907)
Sophronia Caroline Gillum Hughey (1840 - 1871)
Constance Caroline Ardley Blenkarn Hughey (1867 - 1944)*
Karl Edward Hughey (1889 - 1909)*
Clair Osborn Hughey (1890 - 1909)*
Clyde Adam Hughey (1891 - 1963)*
Theron Dunsmore Hughey (1893 - 1894)*
Leslie Walter Hughey (1895 - 1963)*
Verne Eugene Hughey (1897 - 1979)*
Charles William Hughey (1899 - 1962)*
Glenn Blenkarn Hughey (1901 - 1982)*
Helen Rosa Hughey Robertson (1904 - 1965)*
Melvin Ardley Hughey (1906 - 1987)*
Mabel Constance Hughey Roe (1908 - 1962)*
Anna Louisa Hughey Adams (1860 - 1937)*
Charles Edwin Hughey (1862 - 1911)
William Rainey Hughey (1873 - 1919)**
Mount Olive Cemetery
Created by: Debra Polly
Record added: Dec 09, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 81743802