Name: Oredo "Reed" Odorsa Hughes
Birth: 15 OCT 1909 in Melissa, Cabell Co, WV 1
Death: 10 JAN 1959
Burial: 16 JAN 1959 Susie Chapel Cmpgrd Cem, Cabell Co, WV 2
Occupation: Mason Helper
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Photo Contributed by Candie Freeman of Cabell Co, WV. Photo taken from headstone at
Susie Chapel Cemetery. Photo taken by Barry Huffstutler for the Cabel Co Web site at:
- Note: Reed had a dairy on Green Valley Rd next to Rt 10 near Hunting, WV for several years. Death Cert. for Oredo Hughes, State of Ohio # 006621 on file.
The "Canton Repositorry" newspaper reported on page 17
of their Aug 1, 1958 edition that "Oredo Hughes of 1617 Warner Rd,
was wounded in the neck by a bullet from a .22 caliber rifle.
Sherriff's deputies reported the victim was involved in an
argument with his wife over the ownership of the rifle and while
they scuffled, the gun discharged.
He was listed in fair condition today in the Aultman Hospital
where he underwent surgery during the night."
That is the extent of the newspaper article, however, the bullet
lodged in his spinal cord and could not be removed. He lived
about five months after the shooting.
The obit notice appeared in the Huntington Hearld Dispatch on
11 JAN 1959, page 4:
"Oredo O. Hughes- Forty-nine, of Canton, Ohio, formerly of
Huntington died last night in a Canton hospital. Surviving are the
wife, Mrs. Helen Hughes; one daughter, Miss Billie Joyce Hughes;
two sons, Charles Gene Hughes of Milton and Wallace Hughes of
Indianapolis, In.; two sisters, Mrs Albert Stapleton and
Miss Thelma Hughes of Huntington; three brothers, forrest Hughes and
M.B. Hughes, both of Huntington and Reginald Hughes of Culloden."
Father: Gallington (Galley) Hobert Hughes b: 21 JAN 1877 in Cabell County, W. VA
Mother: Maggie Lee Merritt b: 30 SEP 1875
Phoebe Augusta Sanders b: 10 MAY 1914 in Wayne Co, WV
8 SEP 1929
in Cabell Co, WV 2
- Wallace R Hughes b: 15 AUG 1930 in Huntington, WV
- Charles Gene Hughes b: 2 DEC 1932
Helen Francis Leonard b: 7 JUL 1919 in Logan Co, WV
- Abbrev: WV Birth Certificate for Oredo Hughes, copy on file.
WV Birth Certificate for Oredo Hughes, copy on file.
- Abbrev: Hughes, Erskine