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The Mount Ayr Record-News, 1928

OBITUARY - AARON HUGHES.

Aaron HUGHES, youngest son of Thomas and Jane HUGHES, was born in Lotts Creek township, Ringgold county, Iowa, February 23, 1870, and departed this life at the home of Mrs. Catherine ROBERTSON, Mount Ayr, Iowa, March 3, 1928, aged 58 years and 10 days.

The old homestead of his father and mother was his home all through the years of his boyhood and young manhood, doing his part in the work on his father's farm.

March 26, 1896, Mr. HUGHES was united in marriage to Miss Mayme ROBERTSON near Hatfield, Harrison county, Missouri. To this union two children were born, one dying in infancy.

Immediately after this marriage Mr. HUGHES with his bride moved to his farm in Middle Fork township, Ringgold county, which continued to be their home all through their married life.

About the year 1903 Mr. HUGHES was converted to Christ and united with the Evangelical church at Ringgold City, Iowa, retaining his membership until the year 1912, when he transferred his membership and became a member of the First Methodist Episcopal church, Mount Ayr, remaining in fellowship with the membership of the church till the end of his earthly career.

In 1911 he became a member of Faith Lodge No. 179 A.F. and A.M. and was a Royal Arch Mason at the time of his death.He is survived by his bereaved widow, one son, Warren F., his daughter-in-law, Janet, two grandchilden, Maxwell F. and Richard Aaron, Mrs. Catherine ROBERTSON, mother of his beloved wife, three sisters, five nieces, together with a host of neighbors and friends, who will sadly miss him.

Mr. HUGHES was a loving husband and a kind father, a quiet and industrious man, an upright citizen, a good neighbor and a genial friend. He idolized his two grandchildren. He was more like a chum and companion than a grandfather to them. The oldest one was almost a constant companion, going with him all over the farm and elsewhere.

Though not so old in years God's finger touched him and he slept.

Funeral services were held at the home of Mrs. Samuel ROBERTON in Mount Ayr Monday afternoon at 2:30, conducted by Rev. Jay KIRKENDALL. Interment made in Oakdale cemetery at Watterson.

CARD OF THANKS.

We wish to thank our neighbors and friends for their tender sympathy and kindly, willing assistance in the sickness, death and burial of our beloved husband and father. What you did for us will be long remembered; also we wish to express our sincere appreciation for the beautiful floral offerings.
- Mrs. Aaron HUGHES, Mr. and Mrs. Warren HUGHES, Mrs. Sam ROBERTSON.

NOTE: Aaron's father, Thomas HUGHES, was born on December 24, 1824, and died on January 2, 1900. His mother, Jane HUGHES, was born April 14, 1829, and died January 28, 1906. Thomas and Jane were interred at Oakdale Cemetery.

Mayme (ROBERTSON), wife of Aaron HUGHES, was born in 1875, and died in 1962 with interment at Oakdale Cemetery.

Aaron HUGHES, Jr., infant son of Aaron and Mayme (ROBERTSON), was born in 1896, and died in 1897 with interment at Oakdale Cemetery.

Aaron's sister Mary HUGHES was born in 1863 and died in 1933. His sister Sarah was born in 1860 and died in 1944. They were interred at Oakdale Cemetery, Ringgold County, Iowa.

Transcription and note by Sharon R. Becker, 2008

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