Tobacco Leaf: The south-bound passenger train ran over and killed an old man by the name of Hughes, while walking on the trestle at Vernon switch, near Palmyra, Wednesday night.
Mr. Hughes, we learn, was on his way to visit a son, who lives near Palmyra, and had recently been an inmate of the county poor house. He was almost seventy years of age. No blame is attached to any one for the accident, as it was quite dark and he was not seen in time to check the train.
It is supposed that he was unaware of the danger and did not hear the approaching train. His body was carried to Carbondale, where it was found that his neck, and arm and a leg had been broken.
Hopkinsville New Era July 1886


Mrs L.L. Hughes Claimed by Death Mrs L.L. Hughes, wife of L.L. Hughes passed away quietly at the home July 30, after a lingering illness.

Mattie Patterson Light, before her marriage was born June 13, 1879, the daughter of John J and Emily Thomas Light.

On December 21, 1902 she was united in marriage to Luther Lee Hughes, to this union ten children were born. They are Harmony of Henderson County; Bertram of Christian County, Richard, Raymond of Alton, Ill; Mrs Clinton Stalins, Mrs Thomas Mize, Mrs Charlie Flood, Misses Gertrude and Lantishia Hughes all of Trigg County. Also surviving are fourteen grandchildren, three brothers, James of Christian County; Herbert and Eliza Light of Trigg County two sisters, Mrs Henry Carloss and Mrs Peyton Bridges of Trigg County and a number of nieces and nephews. At an early age she united with the Oak Grove Baptist Church where she remained a true and faithful member.

The funeral was conducted on Monday afternoon by her pastor, Rev. John T. Cunningham, assisted by Rev. Hanson of Salem, Ky; with burial in the Lawrence Grave Yard.

Flowers were in charge of her nieces, Misses Maude Wright, Lois Light, Magdalene, Margarene and Lucille Mize, Juaneta Bridges, Mrs Edgar Taylor and Mrs Jean Allen. Active Pall bearers were nephews Clayton Light, Edgar Taylor, Twyman Hughes, Durwood and Hermon Wright and Frank Wolfe.

Mrs Hughes will be remembered as a woman that was kind, loving and thoughtful and this was well proven by the large crowd of friends and relatives and the beautiful floral offerings.Cadiz Record Aug 1944


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