Rev Silas P. Hughes

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Rev Silas P. Hughes

  • Birth 11 Mar 1869 New Columbus, Owen County, Kentucky, USA
  • Death 24 Mar 1940 Covington, Kenton County, Kentucky, USA
  • Burial Fort Mitchell, Kenton County, Kentucky, USA
  • Plot Sec. 16, Lot 262, grave 2
  • Memorial ID 31160682

Rev. Silas P. Hughes, retired Methodist minister age 71, died Sunday, March 24, 1940 at his home on Burbank Street in Covington, KY from cancer of the breast after a long illness.

A native of Owen County, KY, Mr. Hughes was the son of Joseph and Sarah Hale Hughes. Mr. Hughes, an evangelist, moved to Covington, KY in 1913, and preached throughout the country, He was the father of Stanley W. Hughes, a Covington patrolman.

Mr. Hughes was married to Elizabeth A. Jenkins Hughes.

In addition Mr. Hughes was also survived by sons, Rev. Allie Lee Hughes, Whitchita, KA. also a Methodist minister, and Rolla Bryant Hughes of Hillboro, Ohio, and a daughter, Margaret Jean Hughes Doty (Robert) Mayhugh (Harry D.) of Florence, Kentucky. Mr. Hughes was predeceased by a son, William Kirtley Hughes.

Mr. Hughes' first wife, Effie D. Hughes Hughes (b:2/21/1876 - Daughter of James Knox Polk Hughes and Drucilla Catherine Hughes Hughes) was the mother Allie L. and Rolla B. Hughes

Silas was the brother of John William Hughes; Katherine 'Katie' Hughes Davis (J. C. B.); Rebecca Ann Hughes Works (Jefferson Davis); Cynthia 'Cynthie' T. Hughes Morgan (Ben) Fogle (Jasper); Nancy Ellen 'Nannie' Hughes Works (James Crawford); Augustus 'Gus' Hughes, Mary Frances 'Frankie' Hughes Ireland (Asa William); George Samuel Hughes; and Granville Hughes.

Services were conducted Wednesday, March 27, 1940 at The Allison & Rose Funeral Home in Covington, KY.

Mr. Hughes, his wife Elizabeth, and William and Stanley are buried in the Highland Cemetery in Kenton County, KY; however, there are no markers at the graves.

Excerpted from Ky Post, 03251940

Silas P. Hughes was my g-g uncle.


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  • Created by: Judi Fryer
  • Added: 5 Nov 2008
  • Find A Grave Memorial 31160682
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Rev Silas P. Hughes (11 Mar 1869–24 Mar 1940), Find A Grave Memorial no. 31160682, citing Highland Cemetery, Fort Mitchell, Kenton County, Kentucky, USA ; Maintained by Judi Fryer (contributor 46850465) .