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The Hughes Family History

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  • ID: I4
  • Name: Arnold Venson Hughes
  • Sex: M
  • Birth: 20 DEC 1882 in Cabell County, W. VA 1
  • Death: 27 FEB 1959 in Searcy, AR 1
  • Burial: Oak Grove Cem, Searcy AR 1
  • Reference Number:

    • 2
    • Occupation: Corps of Eng, Ms. River.
    • Note:
      Arnold left home in WV to move to Texas. Shortly after moving, he decided to return to
      WV for a visit and boarded a train headed east. He got as far as Searcy, AR and when
      the train stopped to take on water, he got off. There he met Ilar Massey, whose father
      owned the boarding house next to the railroad tracks. Arnold and Ilar fell in love, married
      and raised five children in Searcy. He worked many years for the Army Corps of Eng
      on the Miss. River.

      A birth date of 20 Dec 1881 has also been reported. The headstone shows 1882.

      The HUGHES family plot in the Oak Grove Cemetary, White Co, Ar is
      located at 35.25330 degrees by 91.73020 degrees. This is slightly east of the
      intersection of Moore Street and N. Hussey Street, in Searcy.

      The 1930 Census of Searcy, White Co, Ar. shows this family to be living at 500 S. Spring St.
      Also living with the family was John Massey, age 67, occupation, contractor. This was Ilar's father.

      The 1920 census shows his occupation as a labouror for the Government, which would reflect his
      job with the U.S. Army Corps of Eng. In the 1920 census the address of his house shows to be
      500 South Line St. The name is hard to read and it known that they lived at 500 S Spring St.
      This could indicate the street was once named Line and later changed to Spring.

      Father: Lorinzo Dow Hughes b: 20 FEB 1844 in Cabell County, W. VA
      Mother: Electra Dillon b: 1844 in W. V.

      Marriage 1 Ilar Massey b: 2 MAR 1889 in Hall County, GA
        1. Has Children Herbert Venson Hughes b: 1 SEP 1909 in Searcy, AR
        2. Has Children Roy Anderson Hughes b: 4 SEP 1913 in Searcy, White Co, Ar.
        3. Has No Children Harold Hughes b: ABT 1918 in Searcy, White Co, Ar
        4. Has Children Ellen Marie Hughes b: 21 DEC 1919 in White Co, Ar
        5. Has Children Marguerite Hughes b: 26 MAY 1922 in Searcy, White Co, Ar
        6. Has Children Earl Hughes b: 1 JAN 1925 in Searcy, AR

        1. Abbrev: Headstone
        2. Abbrev: Photo copyright 2004, B.V. Hughes
          Photo copyright 2004, B.V. Hughes