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Robert Earl Hughes

  • Birth 4 Jun 1926 Monticello, Lewis County, Missouri, USA
  • Death 10 Jul 1958 Bremen, Marshall County, Indiana, USA
  • Burial Benville, Brown County, Illinois, USA
  • Memorial ID 7051577

Folk Personality. The American Medical Association listed the six-foot Hughes to be the heaviest human being ever. At the age of 6, he weighed 203lbs, at age 10, he weighed 378lbs and at age 25, he weighed 896lbs. On July 10, 1958, the 32 year old Hughes contracted measles that developed into uremia and he soon died. At his death he weighed between 1,041 to 1,069lbs. He was lowered into his grave by a crane and was buried in a specially modified piano case.
He was the son of Abe & Gloria Hughes of Lewis Co., MO.

Bio by: Peterborough "K"


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  • Maintained by: Find A Grave
  • Added: 3 Jan 2003
  • Find A Grave Memorial 7051577
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Robert Earl Hughes (4 Jun 1926–10 Jul 1958), Find A Grave Memorial no. 7051577, citing Benville Cemetery, Benville, Brown County, Illinois, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .