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Rebecca Ann Hughes Works
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Birth: Jun. 11, 1874
New Columbus
Owen County
Kentucky, USA
Death: Jul. 11, 1939
Kenton County
Kentucky, USA

Rebecca Hughes Works, age 65, wife of Jefferson Davis Works died suddenly on July 11, 1939 when she was stricken with a heart attack at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Odella Cope Taylor (Carl) on Clair Avenue, Covington, She was pronounced dead at Booth Hospital where she was transported after suffering a coronary thrombosis.

Mrs. Works, a gospel mission worker was superintendent of the People's Gospel Mission, Scott Street, Covington, KY.

Mrs. Works, a native of Owen County, KY, was the daughter of Joseph and Sarah Ann Hale Hughes. (* See note below).

In addition to her husband and her daughter, Odella Works Cope (FNU) Taylor (Carl E.), Mrs. Works was survived by a son, Clayton Cleary Works, and a brother, Silas P. Hughes.

Mrs. Works had five grandchildren: Wayne Clayton Works, Earl Stanley Works, Sharon Marlene Works Womble (John Randolph), Martha Ann Works Britton (Archie Donald), and Edwin Earl Cope. Rebecca was predeceased by a grandson, Walter Cope.

In addition to brother Silas P. Hughes, Rebecca had the following siblings: John William Hughes; Katherine 'Katie' Hughes Davis (J. C. B.); Cynthia 'Cynthie' T. Hughes Morgan (Ben) Fogle (Jasper); Nancy Ellen 'Nannie' Hughes Works (James Crawford); Augustus 'Gus' Hughes, Mary Frances 'Frankie' Hughes Ireland (Asa William); George Samuel Hughes; and Granville Hughes.

Visitation was at the resident and services were held at the People's Gosptal Mission on Friday, July 14, 1939, with Allison & Rose Funeral Home, Covington, KY, in charge of arrangements. Rebecca was buried in Highland Cemetery, Kenton County, KY.

Excerpted from KY Post, 07121939

Rebecca Hughes was my g-g aunt.

*Note: Rebecca's parents were listed both on her death certificate and in her obituary as Joseph and Sarah Hale Hughes

There was a child Rebecca A. Hughes listed on the 1880 census as the daughter George Samuel Hughes (son of Joseph and Sarah Hale Hughes) and Harriet Stevenson. Also listed as daughters of the couple were Sarah Alice Hughes and Mary Ellen Hughes.

There was also a child named Rebecca Hughes listed on the 1880 census as the daughter of Joseph and Sarah Hughes. Also on the 1880 Census both Mary E. Hughes and Sarah A. Hughes were listed as living with Joseph and Sarah Hughes and listed as granddaughters.

There is a possibility that Rebecca was actually the daughter of George and Harriet and the designation on the 1880 census should have been 'granddaughter' of Joseph and Sarah. The ages of the two Rebecca were given as the same. No other records for a Rebecca Hughes in the county with that birth year have been found to indicate that there were two Rebecca Hughes born in 1875.

In any event, 'Rebecca' was listed on my great aunt Hallie's genealogical notes as her Aunt and as having married Jeff Works and was listed along with Aunt Hallie's other aunts and uncles, including George. Since everything 'written' I have seen indicates that this Rebecca Ann is George Samuel Hughes sister and not his daughter, I have followed that conjecture in documenting our 'family-tree'.

Highland Cemetery
Fort Mitchell
Kenton County
Kentucky, USA
Plot: Sec 20, Lot 120
Created by: Judi Fryer
Record added: Nov 05, 2008
Find A Grave Memorial# 31161078
Rebecca Ann <i>Hughes</i> Works
Added by: Dan Farrell
Rebecca Ann <i>Hughes</i> Works
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- Gail Benter Kraus
 Added: Sep. 24, 2014
Blessings to you, Aunt Becca, as your Angel Day approaches.....
- Judy Ann
 Added: Jul. 9, 2009
Birthday wishes and blessings for you, Aunt 'Becca~~~
- Judy Ann
 Added: Jun. 22, 2009
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