Sheldon Hugh Hughes

Male2 February 1876–3 November 1944

Brief Life History of Sheldon Hugh

When Sheldon Hugh Hughes was born on 2 February 1876, in Muncie, Center Township, Delaware, Indiana, United States, his father, Mathew Milton Hughes, was 35 and his mother, Julia Etta Loomis, was 32. He had at least 1 son with Mrs. Katherine Hughes. He lived in Garland, Arkansas, United States in 1920 and Hot Springs, Garland, Arkansas, United States in 1930. He died on 3 November 1944, in Hot Springs Junction, Pulaski, Arkansas, United States, at the age of 68.

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Sheldon Hugh Hughes
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Sources (4)

  • Sheldon H Hughes, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Shelton Hughes, Sr, "United States Census, 1920"
  • S Hugh Hughes in household of Matthew M Hughes, "United States Census, 1880"

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World Events (8)

1879 · New State Capitol Building Dedicated

Age 3

After the second state capitol had been destroyed, Michigan Governor Henry P. Baldwin initiated the passing of a bill that would cover the costs for a new building. The bill was adopted and raised over $1 million by a six year state income tax. Architect Elijah E. Myers' design named Tuebor, or I will defend, was selected and he was commissioned to design the new capitol building. The renaissance revival brick and sandstone building soared 267 feet from the ground and was dedicated on January 1, 1879.

1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

Age 5

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.

1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 20

A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.

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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