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The Hughes Family History

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  • ID: I4787
  • Name: Claude Massey
  • Sex: M
  • Birth: 1888 in Ga 1
  • Census: 1930 Gray Township, White Co, Ar
  • Note:
    1930 Census:
    South Main Street, (on same page with Arnold HUGHES, 6 houses away)
    Claud Massey, age 42, age at first marriage 37, b. Ga
    Nola, wife, age 25, B. Ar
    Kathrine, age 5 5/12, b. Ar
    Howard,age age 4 2/12, b. Ar
    Raymond, age 1 10/12, b. Ar
  • Occupation: Propriotor of Jewelry Store, Watch Maker
  • Reference Number:

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    • Note:
      Claude owned a jewelry in Searcy, Ark for many years. There is an old family story that
      Jesse James came through Searcy and was carrying gold from earlier bank robberies.
      A posse was after him and his horse was not able to carry the load fast enough to escape.
      James was reported to have buried the gold in the City Park in Searcy. The story says
      Claude found where the gold was buried. Some think he was told the location by a group
      of Indians that camped in the rear of their house and saw James bury his loot.

      The 1930 census shows the family living on So. Main St, Searcy, Ar. Claude's
      occupation shows to be Propriotor, Jewelry Store.


      Father: John Anderson Massey b: ABT 1859 in Ga
      Mother: Margaret T. English b: ABT 1852 in Franklin Co, Ga

      Marriage 1 Nola Wilkerson b: 1905 in Ar
        Children
        1. Has No Children Withheld
        2. Has No Children Withheld
        3. Has No Children Living

        Sources:
        1. Abbrev: 1930 Census of White Co, Ar.
          Note:
          1930 Census of White Co, Ar.