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Elizabeth Jane "Eliza" Hughes Hanks
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Birth: May, 1852
Athens County
Ohio, USA
Death: May 25, 1902
Cumberland County
Illinois, USA

The marriage of Thomas P. Hawk and Eliza J. Hughes appears in The Hawk Family of New Jersey and Athens County, Ohio in the Nineteenth Century by Nancy Aiken & Beverly Schumacher, page 66. Published by The Athens County Historical Society & Museum, Athens, Ohio. Copyright 1984.

The marriage of Thomas P. Hawk and Eliza J. Hughes also appears in the Marriage Records, 1865-1880, Athens County, Ohio, Marvin Fletcher & Beverly Schumacher Editors, on page 66 and 71. Published by The Athens County Historical Society & Museum, Athens, Ohio. Copyright 1981.

Elizabeth "Eliza" Jane Hughes married Thomas Price Hanks on August 25, 1870 at the home of her parents in Trimble, Athens County, Ohio. In 1872, they came to Illinois and settled first near Mt. Vernon, later moving to a farm southwest of Neoga where they lived for several years. Mr. Hanks then bought the former Rex property in the east part of Neoga and it became the family home.

Azure Rebekah Lodge #23 of Neoga - The lodge was instituted November 19, 1891, with the following charter members: J.W Peters, THOMAS HANKS, George Brant, L.D. Roberts, N. Crookshank, James Keller, James Hicks, P.L. Devour, P.C. Abercrombie, Cora Crookshank, Sarah Abercrombie, Mary Peters, JANE HANKS, Alice Crookshank, Jennie Brandt and Alice Brandt.

Eliza Hanks was a dressmaker by profession, as well as, a homemaker and mother to her three children.

Eliza passed away on May 25, 1902 at 5:00 AM at the age of 50 years after a one year battle with Cancer of the Stomach.
Family links: 
  John Hughes (1828 - 1875)
  Lucinda Wheeler Hughes (1825 - 1912)
  Thomas Price Hanks (1847 - 1928)*
  George A Hanks (1871 - 1927)*
  Grace Estella Hanks Moxley (1873 - 1969)*
  Dorus Wheeler Hanks (1883 - 1915)*
  Elizabeth Jane Hughes Hanks (1852 - 1902)
  Edmond W Hughes (1853 - 1939)*
  Cyrus J Hughes (1855 - 1933)*
  Lois Ida Hughes (1861 - 1875)*
  Charles M. Hughes (1866 - 1943)*
*Calculated relationship
Note: No headstone could be found for Eliza; I checked with the funeral home and they were unable to help me.
Neoga Memorial Cemetery
Cumberland County
Illinois, USA
Created by: Sandra Taylor
Record added: Mar 22, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 87224285
Elizabeth Jane Eliza <i>Hughes</i> Hanks
Added by: Sandra Taylor
Elizabeth Jane Eliza <i>Hughes</i> Hanks
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- Anita Brawley
 Added: Feb. 5, 2015
Eliza suffered with cancer for one year before her death!
- Sandra Taylor
 Added: May. 5, 2014
Eliza was the first wife of Thomas Price Hanks.
- Sandra Taylor
 Added: Mar. 22, 2012

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