Francis Marion Hughes

Brief Life History of Francis Marion

When Francis Marion Hughes was born on 9 November 1852, in Mayberry Township, Hamilton, Illinois, United States, his father, James Hughes, was 27 and his mother, Minerva Jane Willis, was 29. He married Sarah Adeline Johnson on 20 October 1870, in Hamilton, Illinois, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 3 daughters. He lived in Union Township, Ripley, Missouri, United States in 1900 and Sherley Township, Ripley, Missouri, United States in 1910. He died on 29 April 1910, in Doniphan, Ripley, Missouri, United States, at the age of 57, and was buried in Shirley Cemetery, Sherley Township, Ripley, Missouri, United States.

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Family Time Line

Francis Marion Hughes
Sarah Adeline Johnson
Marriage: 20 October 1870
Emma Oma Hughs
Iva Ann Hughes
James Wilson Hughes SGT
Samuel Marion Hughes
Caroline Minerva "Callie" Hughes
Noble Johnson Hughes
Charles T Hughes
Joseph Raymond Hughes

Sources (13)

  • Marion Hughes, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Francis Marion Hughes, "Find A Grave Index"
  • Marion Hughes in entry for Samuel Marion Hughes, "Texas Deaths, 1890-1976"

World Events (8)

1856 · The Largest Map Company in the World

William Rand opened a small printing shop in Chicago. Doing most of the work himself for the first two years he decided to hire some help. Rand Hired Andrew McNally, an Irish Immigrant, to work in his shop. After doing business with the Chicago Tribune, Rand and McNally were hired to run the Tribune's entire printing operation. Years later, Rand and McNally established Rand McNally & Co after purchasing the Tribune's printing business. They focused mainly on printing tickets, complete railroad guides and timetables for the booming railroad industry around the city. What made the company successful was the detailed maps of roadways, along with directions to certain places. Rand McNally was the first major map publisher to embrace a system of numbered highways and erected many of the roadside highway signs that have been adopted by state and federal highway authorities. The company is still making and updating the world maps that are looked at every day.


Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

1868 · Impeach the President!

Caused by many crimes and breaking the Tenure of Office Act, Many Senators and House Representatives became angry with President Johnson and began discussions of his Impeachment. After a special session of Congress, the Articles of Impeachment were approved by the House and then the Senate. Making Andrew Johnson the first President to be Impeached.

Name Meaning

English and Welsh: variant of Hugh with genitival or excrescent -s.

Irish and Scottish: adopted as an equivalent of Gaelic surnames based on the personal name Aodh ‘fire’, for example Ó hAodha, Mac Aodha; see McCoy and compare McHugh .

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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