Wesley Theophus Hughes

18 February 1895–19 June 1969 (Age 74)
Gurley, Madison, Alabama, United States

The Life of Wesley Theophus

When Wesley Theophus Hughes was born on 18 February 1895, in Gurley, Madison, Alabama, United States, his father, William A. Hughes, was 33 and his mother, Sarah Lucretia Tanner, was 52. He had at least 1 son and 2 daughters with Lue Ellen Hames. He lived in Decatur, Morgan, Alabama, United States for about 20 years and Election Precinct 10 Madison Crossroads, Madison, Alabama, United States in 1940. He died on 19 June 1969, in Huntsville, Madison, Alabama, United States, at the age of 74, and was buried in Hazel Green, Madison, Alabama, United States.

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Wesley Theophus Hughes
Lue Ellen Hames
William Eugene Hughes
Margie Irene Hughes
Virgil E Hughes

Spouse and Children



Parents and Siblings

    William A. Hughes


    Sarah Lucretia Tanner




    Burton Hughes


    Bertha I. Hughes



    Otis Hughes


World Events (8)

1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 1

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.
1912 · Alabama Equal Suffrage Association Formed

Age 17

The Alabama Equal Suffrage Association was founded in Birmingham to fight for the voting rights of white women.
1916 · The First woman elected into the US Congress

Age 21

Jeannette Pickering Rankin became the first woman to hold a federal office position in the House of Representatives, and remains the only woman elected to Congress by Montana.

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 ).

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

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Sources (3)

  • The Hughes in household of Wm A Hughes, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Wesley T Hughes in household of William Hughes, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Wesley T Hughes, "United States Census, 1930"

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