Doctor Robert Hughes

from 6 March 1806 to 6 March 1808–10 October 1863 (Age 57)
County Cork, Ireland

The Life Summary of Robert

Doctor Robert Hughes was born from 6 March 1806 to 6 March 1808, in County Cork, Ireland as the son of James Falkin Hughes and Tamason. He married Mahala Gardner on 10 March 1861, in North Ogden, Weber, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter. He lived in Donegall, County Cork, Ireland in 1840 and Salt Lake, Utah, United States in 1860. He registered for military service in 1857. In 1860, at the age of 54, his occupation is listed as physician in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. He died on 10 October 1863, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States, at the age of 57, and was buried in Salt Lake City Cemetery, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Doctor Robert Hughes
Mahala Gardner
Marriage: 10 March 1861
Thomasine Electa Hughes
Benjamin Falkin Hughes

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    10 March 1861North Ogden, Weber, Utah, United States
  • Children


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    World Events (8)

    Age 2
    Atlantic slave trade abolished.
    Age 6
    War of 1812. U.S. declares war on Britain over British interference with American maritime shipping and westward expansion.
    1825 · The Crimes Act
    Age 19
    The Crimes Act was made to provide a clearer punishment of certain crimes against the United States. Part of it includes: Changing the maximum sentence of imprisonment to be increased from seven to ten years and changing the maximum fine from $5,000 to $10,000.

    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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    Sources (26)

    • Robert Hughes, "United States Census, 1860"
    • Hughes in entry for Mary Hughes, "Utah, Salt Lake County Death Records, 1849-1949"
    • Dr. Hughes in entry for Mary Hughes, "Utah, Salt Lake City Cemetery Records, 1847-1976"

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