William Watson Hughes

4 May 1927–3 March 1954 (Age 26)
Natchitoches, Louisiana, United States

The Life of William Watson

When William Watson Hughes was born on 4 May 1927, in Natchitoches, Louisiana, United States, his father, Henry Samuel Hughes, was 32 and his mother, Maggie Martin, was 26. He had at least 1 son with Ada Bell Brown. He lived in Police Jury Ward 2, Natchitoches, Louisiana, United States in 1940. He died on 3 March 1954, in Saline, Bienville, Louisiana, United States, at the age of 26, and was buried in Mill Creek Cemetery, Saline, Bienville, Louisiana, United States.

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William Watson Hughes
Ada Bell Brown
William Hughes

Spouse and Children



    William Hughes


Parents and Siblings



    Hazel Virginia Hughes


    Henry Samuel Jr. Hughes


    Mildred Louise Hughes


    Herbert Cortez Hughes


    Roy Hughes


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World Events (8)


Age 2

13 million people become unemployed after the Wall Street stock market crash of 1929 triggers what becomes known as the Great Depression. President Herbert Hoover rejects direct federal relief.

Age 4

The Star-Spangled Banner is adopted as the national anthem.
1935 · The FBI is Established

Age 8

The Bureau of Investigation's name was changed to the Federal Bureau of Investigation to help citizens know that the Government is helping protect from threats both domestically and abroad.

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)

  • William Hughes in household of Henry Hughes, "United States Census, 1940"
  • William Hughes in household of Henry Hughes, "United States Census, 1930"
  • William Watson Hughes, "Louisiana First Registration Draft Cards, compiled 1940-1945"

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