Warren Wimberley Hughes

Warren Wimberley Hughes

Hays County, Texas, USA
Death 18 Dec 1981 (aged 72)
Willcox, Cochise County, Arizona, USA
Burial Wimberley, Hays County, Texas, USA
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Warren Wimberley Hughes was born on November 17, 1909, probably in Wimberley, Hays County, Texas, He was the tenth and last child of his parents Nathan Emery Hughes and Eliza "Lidie" Mary Wimberley Hughes. As the baby of the family, he was surrounded by family as he grew up. He had three older sisters and six older brothers to take care of him as well as his maternal grandparents Pleasant Wimberley and Amanda Jackson Wimberley.

When he was 20, Warren and his mother moved temporarily to Los Angeles so that she could attend a Bible College. Warren worked at a gas station while his mother attended the college. In 1931 Warren and his mother returned home to Wimberley.

Warren met and fell in love with a young woman named Ruth Frances Moore, the daughter of James L. and Nellie M. Moore. Ruth had grown up near San Marcos in Hays County. Warren and Ruth married on November 12, 1933. Warren was almost 24; Ruth, approximately 19. After their wedding the couple moved to Los Angeles, California, where Warren felt opportunities were better. The couple's daughter, an only chid, was born in 1935, in Los Angeles. Despite their joy in their child, Warren and Ruth grew unhappy with their marriage; and the couple divorced. Both Warren and Ruth married twice more during their lifetimes.

After World War II started, Warren joined the U. S. Navy. By the time that he left the service, he was rated as Aviation Ordnance Mate, 3rd Class.

Not long after the end of the war, when he was 36, Warren married a seond time. His bride was Mary Esther Cantrain Edwards. They were married on August 10, 1945, in Los Angeles County, California. This marriage too ended in divorce.

After retirement, Warren became fascinated with finding and collecting fire agates. Warren moved to Arizona, and mined for agates in Graham County and Cochise County. He became a recognized authority on agates.

Warren married for the third time. His new wife was Anna Bryson Ash. Warren and Anna moved into a new trailer home. Apparently, the gas line had not been properly installed. When Anna turned on the gas, an explosion occurred. She escaped the trailer and was not injured. Warren, who was in the back of the trailer and who could have exited through a back door, heard his wife's scream and rushed through fire to come to her aid. He was badly burned. His daughter flew to Arizona to be at his bedside when he died in the hospital on December 18, 1981, in Willcox, Cochise County, Arizona. His daughter brought his body home to Wimberley, Texas, where Warren was buried not far from his parents' graves in Wimberley, Texas.

Bio by: Robert Pyland


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  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Warren Wimberley Hughes (17 Nov 1909–18 Dec 1981), Find a Grave Memorial no. 26756420, citing Wimberley Cemetery, Wimberley, Hays County, Texas, USA ; Maintained by Robert Casey (contributor 46998597) .