Frank Ben Hughes was the only son and youngest child born
to William Johnston Hughes and Addie Smith. He was born, as
were his three sisters and parents in Tennessee on Thursday, December
11, 1873. Frank's father died in 1897; just three years later the
widowed Addie Smith along with her son and three single daughters
is living in Ward 1 of Denison, Grayson Co., Texas. Addie
operated a rooming house at 200 West Gandy.
Hughes, the oldest daughter and child, is living in the rooming house
with her mother and siblings and lists her occupation as a music
Filda Adelia Hughes is also living with her mother and
siblings in 1900 in Denison and her occupation is music teacher, as is
her older sister's.
Little is know of the youngest daughter, Dixie.
Photograph made at Woodlake April 29, 1916
Source of photo: Bryant and Hunt, TWO SCHOOLS ON MAIN STREET, fig. 2.2.
arriving in Denison, F.B. Hughes acquires a position as a teacher and
just four short years, he becomes the Superintendent of Schools for
Addie Smith Hughes died in 1907 and is buried in
Fairview Cemetery along with her daughters. According to the 1913
City Directory, F.B. Hughes is the head of the household, including his
sisters, living in the house at 200 West Gandy. He continues in
his role as Superintendent of Denison city schools until his retirement
in 1937 at the age of 64. By the 1940 census F.B. Hughes is the
Postmaster in the local post office at Denison. He is single and
living alone. His death occurs on Wednesday, January 22, 1941.