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 Ida Hughes <I>McElroy</I> McCammon

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Ida Hughes McElroy McCammon

  • Birth Mar 1856 Ohio, USA
  • Death 17 Dec 1931 Columbia, Tuolumne County, California, USA
  • Burial Columbia, Tuolumne County, California, USA
  • Plot Odd Fellows Plot 257
  • Memorial ID 28372349

Mrs. Ida Hughes passed away Wednesday, December 17th, at the family home on Jackson Street, Columbia, after an illness of several months, the immediate cause being pneumonia.

Mrs. Hughes was a native of Ohio, later residing in Michigan, prior to her departure for Columbia to live with her son, Frank Hughes,and grandson, Merl,who have continuously resided in Columbia since their arrival in 1912.

Besides the son and grandson mentioned, she is survived by a nieces, Mrs. May McMahon of Sonora, Mrs. Lloyd Rickart of Los Angeles, and Mrs. Florence Lenker of San Diego, all of whom have the sincere sympathy of friends.

The funeral occurred from the family residence Friday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock, under the auspices of Gold Nugget Rebekah Lodge No. 313, of which she was a member, and many beautiful floral pieces attested the esteem and affection of her many friends. Rev. Jesse Marhoff officiated, and the Burden Undertaking Company directed the funeral. The interment was in the I. O. O. F. section of the Columbia cemetery.

Date of Census: April 14, 15 & 16, 1930
The Hughes family arrived in Columbia in February 1912.

Household Members were the same in 1920 as they were in 1930:
Frank M Hughes (head)
Ida McCammon Hughes (mother)
Merl T Hughes (son)

Name: Frank M Hughes (head of household)
Home in 1930: Columbia, Tuolumne County, California
Age: 53
Estimated birth year: abt 1877
Birthplace: Indiana
Relation to Head of House: Head
Mother's Name: Ida
Race: White
Occupation: Carpenter of General Construction. Ten years earlier he was an engineer in a goldmine. He was also the town constable. He built his home on Jackson Street in Columbia.
Rent/home value: Own. $2500
Marital Status in 1920 and 1930: Widowed
Age at first marriage: 25
Father's birthplace: Michigan
Mother's birthplace: Ohio

Name: Merl T Hughes (Son)
Age: 24
Birth: February 20, 1906
Birthplace: Michigan
Death: July 1, 1999
Place of Death: Sonora, California
Relation to Head of House: Son
Parent's Name: Frank M
Race: White
Occupation: Laborer of Odd Jobs
Marital Status: Single
Father's birthplace: Indiana
Mother's birthplace: Minnesota
Merl (Fuzzy) Hughes was a resident of Columbia from two days after his sixth birthday until his death. He was a fireman all his adult life.

Name: Ida V. McCammon Hughes (Mother)
Age: 73
Estimated birth year: abt 1855
Birthplace: Ohio
Relation to Head of House: Mother
Race: White
Age at first marriage: 19
Marital Status in 1920 and 1930: Widowed
Father's Birthplace: Pennsylvania
Mother's Birthplace: Ohio

Merl, the son of Frank, worked for the Columbia Fire Department where he was Fire Marshall. He spent most of his life in Columbia and was a student at the old brick Columbia Schoolhouse and Sonora High School where he was in the band. After retirement, he was a docent for Columbia State Park. He is greatly missed by all who knew him.

Bio by: P. L. Mohr


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  • Created by: P. L. Mohr
  • Added: 18 Jul 2008
  • Find A Grave Memorial 28372349
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Ida Hughes McElroy McCammon (Mar 1856–17 Dec 1931), Find A Grave Memorial no. 28372349, citing Columbia Odd Fellows Cemetery, Columbia, Tuolumne County, California, USA ; Maintained by P. L. Mohr (contributor 14716167) .