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Obituaries - Hughes & Duffy

Tim Hughes (View posts)
Posted: 1037367827000
Classification: Obituary
Surnames: Hughes/Duffy/Porter/Strine/Stockman
These are several of my ancestors from the Mansitee Area. Are there any connections to anyone?

Tim Hughes

Manistee Daily Advocate
April 20, 1897

Death of David Hughes

David Hughes, aged 62 years, died at his home 232 Meachum street, at 12 o'clock Monday night of asthma after twenty minutes' illness. The funeral services will be held at the Guadian Angel church Thursday morning at 9 o'clock. Five sons and two daughters, William, Thomas, Arthur, George, Joseph and Maggis Hughes and Mrs. James Henchey survive him.

Deceased is a pioneer of Manistee county, having resided here for 30 years. He was born in Canada in 1835 and came to Manistee in 1866 from Quebec. He began working at lumbering at the age of 14 years and continued until a few years ago, when he engaged in farming in Pierport. He returned to Manistee a year ago.

Article - Manistee News - Advocate
December 17, 1923 - pg 3



The body of Olive Hughes of Onekama, who died Friday in Muskegon of leakage of the heart and blights disease, arrived in Manistee Monday noon.

Miss Hughes was 22 years old and had lived in Onekama all her life. She went to Muskegon about a month ago with her sister, Mrs. R. Murphy, and soon after was taken sick. She has been in poor health for the past two years.

For the past few years Miss Hughes has been teaching at rural schools in the vicinity of Onekama. She started her work this fall, but had to quit after a few weeks because of her poor health. Miss Hughes spent practically her entire life in and around Onekama and was a graduate of the High school there.

Miss Hughes is survived by her father, Arthur Hughes of Onekama, two sisters, Mrs. R. L. Murphy and Miss Beth Hughes of Muskegon and three brothers Moris of Wichita, Kans., Howard of Muskegon and George of Onekama.

Funeral will be held Tuesday morning from St. Joseph's Catholic church of Onekama and burial will be in the Catholic cemetery of Onekama. Rev. J. A. Camirand will officiate.

Manistee Times
June 24, 1871

The body of Thomas Duffy was found drowned in the boom of Green & Milmoe on Tuesday. He quite an aged man, a carpenter by trade, and has lived here several years. He leaves a wife and family.

Re: Obituaries - Hughes & Duffy

Posted: 1364090495000
Classification: Census
Not sure if you'll get this. But looking at the dates, well, any chance Mrs. James Henchey is the wife of this guy?

Re: Obituaries - Hughes & Duffy

Posted: 1364154632000
Classification: Query
Surnames: Hughes, Duffey, Henchey
In the obit for David Hughes, the reference to "Mrs. James Henchey" is his daughter, Mary J. Hughes, who married James Lawrence Henchey about 1893 (probably in Manistee, Manistee County, Michigan). Mary J. (Hughes) Henchey was born July 1869, daughter of David Hughes & Elizabeth M. Duffey (1880 census, Manistee, Manistee County, Michigan; and death record for Mary J. (Hughes) Henchey). See:

Re: Obituaries - Hughes & Duffy

Posted: 1364221552000
Classification: Query
Mary Breen Henchey born 1833 at St Catherines. Portneuf, Quebec, Canada, daughter of Phillip Breen and Mary Quinn, was my ggrandfather Richard Breen's sister. She married William Henchey in 1853. The Henchey faimly. Mrs Henchey's sister, Ellen Breen Murphy, and Richard Breen all moved to the Manistee area in the 1860s and lived/farmed near Bear Lake. The Hencheys referred to are my grandmothers cousins. The Breens and Murphys found their way to Chicago in later generations. I do not recognize the name Hughes in and from the area of Manistee but logging apparently attracted many Irish to Manistee from Quebec.
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