MEMPHIS John J. Hughes Dead:
J. J. Hughes, a wealthy planter, merchant, and banker of Haynes died suddenly on Sunday last. He had been sick for some time and had been under the care of a trained nurse.
Mr.Hughes established the general merchandise business at Haynes some 35 or more years ago and it prospered under his hand. In 1887, he added a well equipped gin to his business enterprise and in 1905 organized the Bank of Haynes and only lately he was instrumental in organization of a bank at Hughes. In addition to these interests, he farmed 2,000 acres of land, partly under the tenant system and partly under his immediate supervision. Fine stock is grown on the Hughes farm and the practice has been to grow considerable corn as well as cotton.
Mr.Hughes was one of the pioneers of that section of the state and while he amassed a fortune he was ever ready to lend his support to the advancement of both the county and the state.
In 1885 he married Miss Mattie E.Hammer of Bartlett, Tenn., and this union was blessed with three children, Ethel, who married Alfred Sohm, a lawyer of Memphis; John J.Jr., who looks after his father's interests generally; and Nina, who was married to Paul Gibson of Chicago in 1918. He is survived by his wife, the two daughters, and one son, who with a host of friends will mourn his death.
He was intered in Forrest Hill Cemetery in Memphis. The funeral services were conducted Monday at the home of Mrs.Paul Y.Gibson, Memphis; a daughter. The Rev.T.W.Lewis, pastor of The Madison Avenue Methodist Church held the service. Thus at sixty years of age has been called over the river, one of St.Francis' valley's most prominent and influential citizens.
Information submitted by Paul V. Isbell
Martha Elizabeth Hamner Hughes (1862 - 1954)
Ethel H Hughes Sohm (1885 - 1977)*
John J Hughes (1888 - 1952)*
Nina Hughes Gibson (1895 - 1983)*
Forest Hill Cemetery Midtown
Created by: Sue Lee Johnson
Record added: Apr 14, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 88489573