JEFFERSON COUNTY IL 
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Dr. William A. Hughey

  
 Dr. William A. Hughey was born March 9th 1836, in 
Crittenden county, Ky.,and departed this life 
November 20th, 1894, aged 58 years, 8 months and 11 days. 
He emmigrated from the state of his nativity in 1857 to 
Jefferson county, Illinois. He was married September 27, 1850, 
to Miss Lois Smith. As a result of this union, eight children, 
four boys and four girls, were born, all of whom, with the 
exception of one girl, are yet living. In early manhood, he 
chose the practice of medicine as his profession and pursued 
his calling with great energy up to the time of his last illness.
September the 10th, 1861, he inlisted in the 48th regiment Illinois 
Volunteers Infantry, Company F., and served his country faithfully 
for three years and three months. He became a member of the 
Cumberland Presbyterian church in 1872. This denomination disbanding,
he cast his lot with the Methodists and filled several prominent 
offices in this church. He was a man possessed of more than ordinary
intellectual ability and always expressed a strong confidence and lively
hope in the premises of inspiration. The people of the community in 
which the deceased resided, are his friends, and would willingly testify 
to his noble christian qualities, fatherly acts and husbandly kindness.

 The funeral services were conducted at the M.E. church in Belle Rive, 
by his pastor, Rev. J. K. Hunter, Wednesday, Nov. 21, and the great concourse 
of people attending showed the honor and respect in which he was held in the 
county as well as in the church and family.

 We mourn, but his trusting so implicitly in a loving Savior and passing 
away with a smile, rejoicing in Christ, gives us joy in our sadness. J.K.H.

Date: November 1894  
Source: 
Submitted by; Scott A. Lee * salee@juno.com
Relationship: GGG Grandson


Submitted by; Scott A. Lee

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