George Washington Hughes

20 August 1864–25 January 1953 (Age 88)
Saint Clairsville, Belmont, Ohio, United States

The Life of George Washington

When George Washington Hughes was born on 20 August 1864, in Saint Clairsville, Belmont, Ohio, United States, his father, Adam J Hughes, was 36 and his mother, Caroline A. Spillman, was 35. He married Minnie Bell Steed on 29 January 1894, in Belmont, Ohio, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 1 daughter. He lived in Richland Township, Belmont, Northwest Territory, United States for about 10 years and Saint Clairsville, Richland Township, Belmont, Northwest Territory, United States in 1940. He died on 25 January 1953, in Euclid, Cuyahoga, Ohio, United States, at the age of 88, and was buried in Saint Clairsville Union Cemetery, Saint Clairsville, Belmont, Ohio, United States.

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George Washington Hughes
Minnie Bell Steed
Marriage: 29 January 1894
William Adam Hughes
George W Hughes
Bertrand Waterson Hughes
Gertrude Virginia Hughes

Spouse and Children

29 January 1894
Belmont, Ohio, United States


Parents and Siblings

    Adam J Hughes


    Caroline A. Spillman




    Mary J Hughes


    Charles E Hughes



    Anna B Hughes


    Andrew J Hughes


+1 More Child

World Events (8)


Age 1

Abraham Lincoln is assassinated by John Wilkes Booth.
1879 · New State Capitol Building Dedicated

Age 15

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.
1890 · The Sherman Antitrust Act

Age 26

This Act tried to prevent the raising of prices by restricting trade. The purpose of the Act was to preserve a competitive marketplace to protect consumers from abuse.

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)

  • George Hughs in household of Adam Hughs, "United States Census, 1870"
  • George W Hughs, "United States Census, 1920"
  • George W Hughes in household of Adam J Hughes, "United States Census, 1880"

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