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Mike Hughes (#42574135)
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Bio Photo I served in the Wisconsin Army National Guard, have a bachelors degree in history from the University Of Wisconsin - Milwaukee and I'm programmer by profession. Findagrave is a great way for me to locate my families burial locations and help others locate theirs. If you have a request in my area please feel free to ask, I'll do my best to locate and take a picture.
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Resa Nichols Hennings
RE: Hello Cousin!
ha-ha. I can't believe we haven't connected here before too!
Added by Resa Nichols Hennings on Aug 08, 2015 4:59 PM
RE: Hughes and Knowles Pictures
I know it is him based on its labeled that way and I've seen him in other GAR photos. It looks like him. I am basically a historian of River Falls and Charles was one of the early builders (mason) in town and some of his buildings stand today still. As far as I can tell he's got no living direct descendants.
Added by RiverFallsHistory on Jul 28, 2015 8:25 AM
Karl Stelly
Oscar Woodward bur. at Gettysburg
Hi Mike,

I saw your note posted on his page about the photo you found of him and a letter.

I'd be happy to sponsor the page if you'd be willing to add your photo and the letter, or whatever you have that would add interest to his page. Let me know if you are willing, and I will sponsor the page. This will open it up where you can add many more items to the photo tabs.

Best Regards,
Added by Karl Stelly on Jun 15, 2015 2:36 PM
RE: Clyde Eleazer Hughes
Please request using the edit tab at the memorial. Remember to include you id #.
Added by Anonymous on Jun 09, 2014 8:51 PM
Susanna Parrish
Sorry I was late..............too many oars in the water. It has been nice here and I traded my computer time for my kayak. She needed some exercise!
Added by Susanna Parrish on Jun 09, 2014 3:06 AM
RE: Lucius Hughes
I am always up late and if I get caught up in a mystery then I work it through - good thing I am wide awake...:))

I was looking at some of Lucian's siblings and I love how you did their memorials. I think you're doing a nice thing and that's awesome that you replaced that headstone.

First thing I noticed about your 2nd great grandfather is when he was born. I come from a family where there are huge gaps between the generations, so my great grandfather was born in 1829, before your 2nd great grandfather...LOL.

This has been interesting - I will have to look at that photo album link tomorrow. I just love your photos - I don't have any family photos at all so I'm a bit jealous.
Added by Christina on Jun 03, 2014 1:01 AM
RE: Martha Jane Lord
Do you mean merge Martha with M.J.? If so, then no, you can just delete M.J.'s memorial because I already moved my photos. You just need to change Martha's last name.

Hope that makes sense.

Added by Christina on Jun 03, 2014 12:48 AM
RE: Family Album
There are several different sources for this info, including Ancestry, Family Search, and a local website someone does called Thursday Night Hikes, which covers a lot of historical info of Saint Paul and the area.

What is even funnier is that had I just looked at the 1910 census, I would have seen that Martha was living with Lucius and Rosa, and that her last name was Allen. Instead, I took the long way to arrive at the same conclusion...LOL.


Here is the blurb about Lillian:

764 Lincoln Avenue: L. A. Hughes House; Built in 1907 (1902 according to Ramsey County property tax records;) Georgian Revival in style. The structure is a two story, 3562 square foot, 12 room, seven bedroom, two bathroom, two half-bathroom, frame house, with a detached garage. This structure is listed on the National Register of Historic Places as part of the historic Hill District. Oakland Cemetery Association records indicate that Rosa Hughes resided at this address in 1908. Oakland Cemetery Association records indicate that Lillian Hughes Keiter (1883-1908,) the wife of Walter B. Keiter, who was born in St. Paul to parents born in the United States and who died of heart failure, resided at this address in 1908.


Martha's second marriage:

"Minnesota, Marriages, 1849-1950 "
Name: James L. Allen
Spouse's Name: Martha J. Braley
Event Date: 11 Nov 1888
Event Place: St. Paul, Ramsey, Minnesota
Indexing Project (Batch) Number: M74663-7
System Origin: Minnesota-EASy
GS Film number: 1314516
Reference ID: 511


1900 Census:

1900 United States Federal Census
Name:Martha J Allen
Birth Date:Sep 1835
Birthplace: Maine
Home in 1900:St Paul Ward 9, Ramsey, Minnesota
Race: White
Gender: Female
Relation to Head of House: Wife
Marital Status: Married
Spouse's Name:James L Allen
Marriage Year:1888
Years Married:12
Father's Birthplace: Maine
Mother's Birthplace: Maine
Mother: number of living children:1
Mother: How many children:1
Occupation:View on Image

Neighbors: View others on page

Household Members:
James L Allen 76
Martha J Allen 64


Martha's death:

"Minnesota, Deaths and Burials, 1835-1990"
Name: Martha J. Allen
Gender: Female
Burial Date:
Death Date: 13 Nov 1919
Death Place: St. Paul, Ramsey, Minnesota
Age: 87
Birth Date:
Father's Name: Wm. Lord
Indexing Project (Batch) Number: B02122-6
System Origin: Minnesota-EASy
GS Film number: 2218038
Reference ID: 2510

James Allen died during the time period of 1900 - 1910, since Martha is a widow in 1910. I have not found his death record and have no idea where he is buried.


I am going to put my photos for M.J. Allen on Martha Braley's memorial and you can delete the M. J. Allen memorial. I assume you will also fix Martha's name so that it shows she was an Allen, otherwise someone might think I am nuts posting that photo on her memorial...LOL.

If you need any death cert info on any of these folks, let me know - I can look up the info for you at the History Center.

And I'm glad you now know who the Allens really are. How are you related to Lucius?
Added by Christina on Jun 03, 2014 12:38 AM
M.J. Allen
I researched connections between the Allens and Hughes, and after reaching a dead end I decided to cross reference the Allens and Braleys.

It turns out that Mr. and Mrs. Allen (in the photo) are actually Rosa's mother and her second husband. There is a marriage for Martha J. Braley and James L. Allen on November 11, 1888 in Saint Paul. I looked them up in the 1900 census and Martha is shown as being born in 1835 in Maine.

Based on this, I pulled the death info for Martha Allen in 1919, and it says her father was William Lord.

So, Rosa's mother is buried next to Lillian. It's interesting that whomever wrote the photo referred to them as they did. I am a bit curious as to why they used initials and did not bother to put dates.

Also, that's a really cool historical photo of Indian Mounds Park.
Added by Christina on Jun 02, 2014 11:16 PM
RE: Lucius Hughes
Hi Mike:

I knew she married a Keiter, but I wanted to mention her name because you have her listed with the maiden and last name of Hughes...

I found some info on their home at 746 Lincoln Avenue (which still looks wonderful), and it mentions that Lillian died of heart failure.

I absolutely love the photos you have on their memorials.
Added by Christina on Jun 02, 2014 9:47 PM
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