William Lafayette Hughes

March 1859–20 May 1940 (Age 81)
Tennessee, United States

The Life of William Lafayette

William Lafayette Hughes was born in March 1859, in Tennessee, United States as the son of William M. Hughes and Annie Martin. He had at least 2 sons and 2 daughters with Rachel Townsley. He lived in Florence, Lauderdale, Alabama, United States in 1900. He died on 20 May 1940, in Haleyville, Winston, Alabama, United States, at the age of 81.

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William Lafayette Hughes
Rachel Townsley
Mazzie Hughes
Edward Earl Hughes
Grace B Hughes
Clarence Barr Hughes

Spouse and Children



Parents and Siblings

    William M. Hughes


    Annie Martin




World Events (8)

1862 · Battle of Shiloh

Age 3

The battle of Shiloh took place on April 6, 1862 and April 7, 1862. Confederate soldiers camp through the woods next to where the Union soldiers were camped at Pittsburg Landing on the Tennessee River. With 23,000 casualties this was the bloodiest battle of the Civil War up to this point.

Age 4

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

Age 22

Garfield was shot twice by Charles J. Guitea at Railroad Station in Washington, D.C. on July 2, 1881. After eleven weeks of intensive and other care Garfield died in Elberon, New Jersey, the second of four presidents to be assassinated, following Abraham Lincoln.

Name Meaning

1 English (also common in Wales): patronymic from the Middle English and Anglo-Norman French personal name Hugh .2 Welsh: variant of Howells .3 Irish and Scottish: variant Anglicization of Gaelic Mac Aodha ( see McCoy ).

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

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  • William L Hughes, "United States Census, 1930"
  • William L Hughes, "United States Census, 1920"
  • William L Hughes, "United States Census, 1900"

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