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Gene Lamont HUGHES

Gene Lamont HUGHES

Male 1928 - 2001  (73 years)

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  • Name Gene Lamont HUGHES  [1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7
    Born 13 Feb 1928  St Paul, Ramsey, Minnesota, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Address 457 Mystic, St. Paul, MN 55119 
    Census 1930  Warren, St Croix, Wisconsin, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    Age 2.5, with Walter C., Vera, Violet, and Junior 
    Census 1940 1 Apr 1940  St Paul, Ramsey, Minnesota, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [9
    Hughes, Charles, Vera, and Gene, son, age 12, born in Minnesota 
    Occupation Roofer at McPhillips 
    Reference Number 22 
    Died 19 Dec 2001  Maplewood, Ramsey, Minnesota, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [10, 11, 12
    Age: 73 
    Cause: Emphysema 
    Buried 27 Dec 2001  Fort Snelling National Cemetery, Minneapolis, Hennepin, Minnesota, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [13, 14
    Person ID I22  Tree 1
    Last Modified 14 Aug 2016 

    Father Charles Walter HUGHES,   b. 06 Feb 1899, Roberts, St Croix, Wisconsin, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 09 Feb 1989, Bloomington, Hennepin, Minnesota, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 90 years) 
    Relationship Birth 
    Mother Vera Margaret VANCE,   b. 18 Oct 1905, Roberts, St Croix, Wisconsin, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 09 Nov 2003, Bloomington, Hennepin, Minnesota, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 98 years) 
    Relationship Birth 
    Married 21 Jul 1920  St Paul, Ramsey, Minnesota, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [15
    • St Paul Courthouse
    Family ID F21  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Leona Marie MAXWELL 
    Children 
     1. Living HUGHES
     2. Living HUGHES
     3. Gene Lamont HUGHES, Jr.,   b. 7 Jul 1950, St Paul, Ramsey, Minnesota, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 Dec 1950, Hudson, St Croix, Wisconsin, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 0 years)  [Birth]
     4. Living HUGHES  [Natural]
     5. Gary Allen HUGHES,   b. 23 Jan 1953, St Paul, Ramsey, Minnesota, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Dec 1975, Jacksonville, Onslow, North Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 22 years)
     6. Living HUGHES  [Natural]
     7. Kevin Scott HUGHES,   b. 21 Dec, St Paul, Ramsey, Minnesota, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Dec 1975, Jacksonville, Onslow, North Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
     8. Living HUGHES  [Natural]
     9. Living HUGHES  [Natural]
     10. David Todd HUGHES,   b. 15 Sep 1961, St Paul, Ramsey, Minnesota, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 Jul 1988, Hudson, St Croix, Wisconsin, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 26 years)
     11. Living HUGHES  [Natural]
    Family ID F3  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBuried - 27 Dec 2001 - Fort Snelling National Cemetery, Minneapolis, Hennepin, Minnesota, USA Link to Google Earth
     = Link to Google Earth 

  • Photos
    Charles and Vera Hughes and their children
    Charles and Vera Hughes and their children
    Gene Lamont Hughes
    Gene Lamont Hughes
    Sandy and Dad
    Sandy and Dad
    Luella Maxwell and her children
    Luella Maxwell and her children
    Luella, Tom Moser, Pamela, Candy, Charles
    Darlene, Clem Reis, Larry, Gene Hughes, Leona, Gerald, Ina
    Gene and Leona Hughes and family
    Gene and Leona Hughes and family
    Gene Lamont Hughes
    Gene Lamont Hughes
    20 Sep 1947
    Gene in Merchant Marines
    Gene in Merchant Marines
    Charles Hughes Family
    Charles Hughes Family
    1979 Gathering for Grandpa's birthday.
    Gene and Leona Hughes
    Gene and Leona Hughes
    Charlie Maxwell & Gene Hughes at hunting camp
    Charlie Maxwell & Gene Hughes at hunting camp
    Gene Hughes as a young boy
    Gene Hughes as a young boy
    Gene Lamont Hughes as a baby
    Gene Lamont Hughes as a baby
    Gene and Leona
    Gene and Leona
    Gene, Leona and Lisa
    Gene, Leona and Lisa
    Gene and Linda
    Gene and Linda
    Gene and Chuck Hughes
    Gene and Chuck Hughes
    Gene Lamont and Charles Walter Hughes
    Gene Lamont and Charles Walter Hughes
    Vera and Gene Hughes on his birthday, 13th Feb
    Vera and Gene Hughes on his birthday, 13th Feb
    Gene Hughes and sister, Nancy
    Gene Hughes and sister, Nancy
    Gene, Chuck and Jimmy Hughes
    Gene, Chuck and Jimmy Hughes
    Chuck, Gene and Violet Hughes on Donkey
    Chuck, Gene and Violet Hughes on Donkey
    1928
    Leona and Gene's wedding with their attendants
    Leona and Gene's wedding with their attendants
    Leona and Gene's wedding
    Leona and Gene's wedding
    1947
    Gene Hughes about 19
    Gene Hughes about 19
    Gene Hughes
    Gene Hughes
    about 15 years old
    Gene, Vera, and Chuck Hughes
    Gene, Vera, and Chuck Hughes
    Gene and his mother, Vera
    Gene and his mother, Vera
    Charles Hughes family
    Charles Hughes family
    Gene Hughes
    Gene Hughes
    Kevin and Gene
    Kevin and Gene
    Gene Hughes
    Gene Hughes
    Gene L Hughes
    Gene L Hughes
    Gene
    Gene
    Gene and Leona Hughes with Mike
    Gene and Leona Hughes with Mike

    Documents
    1940 US Census Hughes, Charles, Vera, Violet, Charles Jr, Gene, Carole, Darlyne age 1.
    1940 US Census Hughes, Charles, Vera, Violet, Charles Jr, Gene, Carole, Darlyne age 1.
    584 VanBuren St, St Paul, MN
    Gene L Hughes Obituary
    Gene L Hughes Obituary
    2001
    1930 Census with Charles and Vera Hughes with Violet, Chuck and Gene.  Also, George and Ella Vance.
    1930 Census with Charles and Vera Hughes with Violet, Chuck and Gene. Also, George and Ella Vance.

    Headstones
    Gene L Hughes
    Gene L Hughes
    Headstone at Fort Snelling National Cemetery
    Gene L Hughes Headstone
    Gene L Hughes Headstone
    2001 Fort Snelling

  • Notes 
    • My dad used to recite this poem:

      One bright day in the middle of the night
      two dead men got up to fight.

      Back to back they faced each other,
      drew their swords, and shot each other.

      A deaf policeman heard the noise.
      He came and shot those two dead boys.

      If you don't believe this lie is true,
      ask the blind man - he saw it too.

      Name: Gene L Hughes
      Service Info.: PVT US ARMY WORLD WAR II
      Birth Date: 13 Feb 1928
      Death Date: 19 Dec 2001
      Service Start Date: 7 Aug 1945
      Interment Date: 27 Dec 2001
      Cemetery: Ft. Snelling National Cemetery
      Cemetery Address: 7601 34th Avenue, South Minneapolis, MN 55450
      Buried At: Section 13 Site 2085

      Gene HUGHES
      Birth Date: 13 Feb 1928
      Death Date: 19 Dec 2001
      State Where Number Was Issued: Minnesota

      Death Residence Localities
      ZIP Code: 55119
      Localities: Maplewood, Ramsey, Minnesota
      St Paul, Ramsey, Minnesota

  • Sources 
    1. [S81] Funeral Card (Reliability: 4).
      God saw that he was getting tired and a cure was not to be, so he put his arms around him and whispered, "Come with me." With tearful eyes we watched him suffer and slowly fade away although we loved him dearly, we could not make him stay. A golden heart stopped beating, hard working hands to rest. God broke our hearts to prove to us...He only take the best.
      In loving memory of Gene L. Hughes. Born in St. Paul, MN February 13, 1928. Died in Maplewood, MN December 19, 2001 at 73 years of age. Service Thursday, December 27, 2001 at 10:00 A.M. Gethsemane Lutheran Church, Maplewood, MN. Clergy Reverend Robert Bagley. Interment Fort Snelling National Cemetery. Wulff Family Services-Crestwood Park Mortuary.

      Funeral Card, God saw that he was getting tired and a cure was not to be, so he put his arms around him and whispered, "Come with me." With tearful eyes we watched him suffer and slowly fade away although we loved him dearly, we could not make him stay. A golden heart stopped beating, hard working hands to rest. God broke our hearts to prove to us...He only take the best. In loving memory of Gene L. Hughes. Born in St. Paul, MN February 13, 1928. Died in Maplewood, MN December 19, 2001 at 73 years of age. Service Thursday, December 27, 2001 at 10:00 A.M. Gethsemane Lutheran Church, Maplewood, MN. Clergy Reverend Robert Bagley. Interment Fort Snelling National Cemetery. Wulff Family Services-Crestwood Park Mortuary. .

    2. [S57] Church Funeral Program (Reliability: 4).
      In loving memory of Gene Hughes. Gethsemane Lutheran Church, Thursday, December 27th, 2001, 10:00 A.M. Hymn: What a Friend We Have in Jesus. Old testament reading Psalm 91. New testament reading: II Corinthians 5:17-21. Gospel reading: Luke 18: 9-14. Hymn: Amazing Grace Homily "Lord be merciful to me". Hymn "On Eagle's Wings. Sacrament of Holy Communion. Commendation (Grandchildren). Closing Hymn: Joy to the World.

      Gene Hughes Born February 13, 1928, Joined Gethsemane August 4, 1977 Died December 19, 2001. Survived by: Wife Leona, Son Stephen, Daughters Linda, Diane, Sandy, Sherry, Michele Y Tammy. Grandchildren: Twenty-three. Great-grandchildren: eight. Preceeded in death: Sons: Gene, Jr, Gary, Kevin & David. Grandson: Shawn.
      Pall Bearers: (Grandsons) Tim Strong, John Vejtruba, Bobby Hughes, Joey Demuth, Terry Huset, Nick Hughes.
      Officiating Pastor: Rev. Robert Bagley, Organist: Ruth Thorsell, Eulogist: Michael Ryan, Lector: Neil Accola, Communion Assistant: Marissa Vejtruba.
      A luncheon will be served here at Gethsemane following the committal service.


    3. [S122] Obituary, St. Paul Pioneer Press Sunday December 23, 2001. Section B Page 5 (Reliability: 3).
      Hughes, Gene Age 73, of St. Paul, passed away peacefully on Dec. 19, 2001. Preceded in death by father Charles, sons Gene Jr., Gary, Kevin, David; grandson Shawn; sister Shirley. Survived by loving wife Leona of 54 years; mother Vera; children Linda (Tom) Durose, Diane (Hank) Vejtruba, Sandra Strong, Stephen (Jacque) Hughes, Sherry Demuth, Michele (Terry) Huset, Tammy (Michael) Schultz; 22 grandchildren; 8 great-grandchildren; 2 brothers; 4 sisters. Gene will be sadly missed by all of his family and friends. In lieu of flowers, memorials preferred. Funeral Service Thurs. 10 AM at Gethsemane Lutheran Church. Visitation Wed. 4-8 PM at Wulff and 1 hour prior at church. Interment Ft. Snelling.

    4. [S45] Certificate of Promotion, June 10, 1934 (Reliability: 4).
      This certifies that Gene Hughes has been promoted from the Beginners Department of the Dayton Ave Presbyterian Sunday School to the Primary Department.

    5. [S40] Certificate of Church Membership, May 10, 1953 (Reliability: 4).
      First Presbyterian Church of White Bear Lake

    6. [S40] Certificate of Church Membership, February 3, 1977 (Reliability: 4).
      Gene and Leona Hughes Gethsemane Lutheran Maplewood, MN Paul M. Krause

    7. [S20] 1930 Census U.S. Census, Minnesota, Ramsey, St Paul; Online Images, Warren, St. Croix, WI Ed 34 Line 87 (Reliability: 4).
      Walter C., Vera, Violet, Junior & Gene L. age 2.5. Born MN

    8. [S255] 1930 United States Federal Census, Ancestry.com, (Name: Online publication - Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2002.Original data - United States of America, Bureau of the Census. Fifteenth Census of the United States, 1930. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1930. T626,;), 3 Apr 1930; Census Place: Warren, St Croix, Wisconsin; Roll: 2611; Page: 1B; Enumeration District: 34; Image: 1059.0; FHL microfilm: 2342345. Sheet No. 1B 2351. (Reliability: 3), 14 Aug 2016.
      # 83. Hughes, Walter C., Head, age 30, Married at age 22, born in Wisconsin, Father born in Canada, Mother born in Minnesota; Vera M., age 24, Married at 16, born in Wisconsin, parents both born in Wisconsin; Violet E., age 8, Wisconsin; Junior, son age 6, born in Minnesota; # 87 Gene L., son, age 2 1/2, born in Minnesota.
      http://search.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll?db=1930usfedcen&h=57586051&ti=0&indiv=try&gss=pt

      http://interactive.ancestry.com/6224/4547579_01063?pid=57586051&backurl=http%3a%2f%2fsearch.ancestry.com%2f%2fcgi-bin%2fsse.dll%3fdb%3d1930usfedcen%26h%3d57586051%26ti%3d0%26indiv%3dtry%26gss%3dpt&treeid=&personid=&hintid=&usePUB=true

    9. [S280] 1940 Census of United States, Sixteenth Census of the United States Schedule; Online Images, 11 Apr 1940; Place: St Paul, Ramsey, Minnesota; Roll: T627_1999; Page: 9B; Enumeration District: 90-171. 584 Van Buren Street. (Reliability: 3), 14 Aug 2016.
      #58 Hughes, Charles, head, age 41, Married, Wisconsin; Vera, wife, age 34, Wisconsin; Violet, daughter, age 18, single, Wisconsin; Charles Jr., son, age 16, Minnesota; Gene, son, age 12, Minnesota; Carole, daughter, age 2, Minnesota; Darlyne, daughter, age 1, Minnesota.
      http://search.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll?db=1940usfedcen&h=98124279&ti=0&indiv=try&gss=pt

      http://interactive.ancestry.com/2442/m-t0627-01999-00281?pid=98124279&backurl=http%3a%2f%2fsearch.ancestry.com%2f%2fcgi-bin%2fsse.dll%3fdb%3d1940usfedcen%26indiv%3dtry%26h%3d98124279&treeid=&personid=&hintid=&usePUB=true

    10. [S206] Social Security Death Index (SSDI), Family History Library (Reliability: 4).
      Gene L Hughes
      birth date: 13 February 1928
      place of issuance: Minnesota
      last residence: Ramsey, Minnesota 55119
      death date: 19 December 2001
      estimated age at death: 73

    11. [S232] Gethsemane, Church Program (Reliability: 4).
      Gene Hughes born February 13, 1928. Joined Gethsemane August 4, 1977. Died December 19, 2001. Survived by wife: Leona, son Stephen, daughters Linda, Diane, Sandy, Sherry, Michele, & Tammy. Grandchildren: 23. Great-Grandchildren: 8. Preceded in death: Sons Gene, Jr., Gary, Kevin, & David. Grandson: Shawn. Pallbearers: (Grandsons) Tim Strong, John Vejtruba, Bobby Hughes, Joey Demuth, Terry Huset, Nick Hughes. Eulogist: Michael Ryan; Lector: Neil Accola; Communion Assistant: Marissa Vejtruba. A luncheon will be served here at Gethsemane ...

    12. [S123] Obituary, St. Paul Pioneer Press, Dec 2001 (Reliability: 3), 14 Aug 2016.
      Hughes Gene age 73, of St Paul, passed away peacefully on Dec 19, 2001. Preceded in death by father Charles; sons Gene Jr., Gary, Keven, David; grandson Shawn; sister Shirley. Survived by loving wife Leona of 54 years; mother Vera; children Linda (Tom) Durose, Diane (Hank) Vejtruba, Sandra Strong, Stephen (Jacque) Hughes, Sherry Demuth, Michele (Terry) Huset, Tammy (Michael) Schultz; 22 grandchildren; 8 great-grandchildren; 2 brothers; 4 sisters. Gene will be sadly missed by all of his family and friends. In lieu of flowers, memorials preferred. Funeral Service Thurs. 10 AM at Gethsemane Lutheran Church, Stillwater Rd. at McKnight. Visitation Wed. 4-8 PM at Wulff Family Services, Crestwood Park Mortuary, 1485 White Bear Ave., and 1 hr. prior at church. Interment Fort Snelling.

    13. [S159] Veterans Graves Registration (Reliability: 3).
      Name: Gene L Hughes
      Service Info.: PVT US ARMY WORLD WAR II
      Birth Date: 13 Feb 1928
      Death Date: 19 Dec 2001
      Service Start Date: 7 Aug 1945
      Interment Date: 27 Dec 2001
      Cemetery: Ft. Snelling National Cemetery
      Cemetery Address: 7601 34th Avenue, South Minneapolis, MN 55450
      Buried At: Section 13 Site 2085


    14. [S298] FindAGrave, Jim Tipton, Find A Grave Memorial# 48925557 (Reliability: 3), 10 Apr 2016.
      Gene L Hughes 1928-2001 Fort Snelling National Cemetery, Minneapolis, Henneping, Minnesota. Plot: Section 13, Site 2085. US Marine Corps- Served in World War II.
      http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GSln=hughes&GSfn=gene&GSmn=L&GSby=1928&GSbyrel=in&GSdy=2001&GSdyrel=in&GSst=25&GScnty=1336&GScntry=4&GSob=n&GRid=48925557&df=all&

    15. [S109] Marriage License, Ramsey County Public Health; Vital Records Division, St Paul, Minnesota. Letter dated 6 Mar 2018. Re: Marriage License Record for Walter Hughes and Vera Vance. Date of Marriage: 21 Jul, 1920. (Reliability: 3), 12 Nov 2018.
      The marriage license application index for Ramsey County Minnesota, which covers the period from September 1919 to December 1921, lists Walter Hughes and Vera Vance as applying for a marriage license.

      Regrettably, during the microfilming that took place in the early 1980's, the marriage records for the period 1920 to 1922 were accidentally destroyed.

      We are not able to provide a marriage record for this couple.
      Books 102, Page 510 thru 106, Page 599. 1920 - 1922 were destroyed during the microfilming process. We have no record.

      Index: Vance, Vera; Hughes, Walter 103/81


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