Name: Arnold Venson Hughes
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
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- Occupation: Corps of Eng, Ms. River.
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.
Ilar Massey b: 2 MAR 1889 in Hall County, GA
- Herbert Venson Hughes b: 1 SEP 1909 in Searcy, AR
- Roy Anderson Hughes b: 4 SEP 1913 in Searcy, White Co, Ar.
- Harold Hughes b: ABT 1918 in Searcy, White Co, Ar
- Ellen Marie Hughes b: 21 DEC 1919 in White Co, Ar
- Marguerite Hughes b: 26 MAY 1922 in Searcy, White Co, Ar
- Earl Hughes b: 1 JAN 1925 in Searcy, AR
- Abbrev: Headstone
- Abbrev: Photo copyright 2004, B.V. Hughes
Photo copyright 2004, B.V. Hughes