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Memorable Manitobans: Anthony James Hughes (1859-1937)

Businessman, municipal official.

Born at London, Ontario on 8 March 1859, son of Joseph C. Hughes and Janes McAndless, brother of Joseph Henry Hughes and Thomas Alfred Martin Hughes, he came to Manitoba in 1882 and settled at Deloraine. In 1899 he moved to Souris and was initially engaged in the lumber business, as of September 1903 turning to the furniture and undertaking business. He married Margaret Haskett Hobbs of London, Ontario in 1878. They had four children: Margaret Jane Hughes, James Wesley Hughes, Williard Cooper Hughes, and Chester Anthony Hughes. His wife died in 1886 and, in 1894, he remarried to Maggie Loraine Moffatt of Souris. They had a daughter, Fair Irene Hughes. He was a member of the IOOF, Independent Order of United Workmen, Loyal Orange Lodge, Diamond Lily of the West (No. 891) and the Knights of Pythias. He served for five years as the Reeve of the Rural Municipality of Glenwood, and two years as Mayor of Souris. He died in St. James on 12 May 1937.


A History of Manitoba: Its Resources and People by Prof. George Bryce, Toronto: The Canadian History Company, 1906.

Death registration, Manitoba Vital Statistics.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 7 November 2008

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