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The Hughes Family History

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  • ID: I54
  • Name: Oredo "Reed" Odorsa Hughes
  • Sex: M
  • 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
  • Reference Number:

    • Note:
      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.
    • Note:

      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

      Marriage 1 Phoebe Augusta Sanders b: 10 MAY 1914 in Wayne Co, WV
      • Married: 8 SEP 1929 in Cabell Co, WV 2
      1. Has Children Wallace R Hughes b: 15 AUG 1930 in Huntington, WV
      2. Has Children Charles Gene Hughes b: 2 DEC 1932

      Marriage 2 Helen Francis Leonard b: 7 JUL 1919 in Logan Co, WV
      • Married: 1941 2
      1. Has No Children Living

      1. Abbrev: WV Birth Certificate for Oredo Hughes, copy on file.
        WV Birth Certificate for Oredo Hughes, copy on file.
      2. Abbrev: Hughes, Erskine
        Hughes, Almina