Thursday at the Cemetery ~ High Point Cemetery ~ Hughesville, Pettis Co, MO Part 5

pic TATCI just completed a 4-week look at a cemetery in Lexington, MO where many of my ancestors are buried. I decided I would do the same with High Point Cemetery because, once again, I have a multitude of relatives buried here. High Point Cemetery was established in 1870. This plot of land was organized as the First Old School Presbyterian Church in Pettis County in 1856 the congregation built a 60’x40’ brick church on this site. It cost between 4 & 5,000 dollars to build. The church was divided by the civil war and the building was demolished in 1877. All that is left of the building is the cement foundation. The cemetery surrounds the foundation.

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For the next few weeks, I will be highlighting a few of my ancestor’s headstone and give a little biography about each one.

 

 

Robert Lee Spratley HSRobert Lee Spratley, my 2nd cousin, is the son of James B. (1892-1966) and Ethyl (1902-1933), Hughes Spratley. He was their firstborn child born on September 27, 1921, in Sedalia, Pettis County, Missouri. He had 2 sisters and 2 brothers. At a young age, Robert along with his 2 younger brothers were playing down by a creek. Dewey, his youngest brother fell into the water, and Robert jumped in to help him. After getting Dewey out of the water, Robert slipped and fell back into the water hitting his head. By the time he reached home, he was incoherent and confused. The doctors of that time didn’t know what to do so he was declared an invalid and he was never able to work or go back to school and he never got married nor had children. Robert died on December 2, 1995, in Kansas City, Missouri at the age of 74.

 

Allie Mae Spratley HSAllie Mae Spratley, my 2nd cousin, is the firstborn daughter of James B. (1892-1966) and Ethyl (1902-1933), Hughes Spratley.  She was born in 1924 in Sedalia, Pettis County, Missouri. She had 2 brothers. Allie died in 1926 at the age of 2. No death certificate has been found and we do not know the cause of death.

 

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAJames Alfred Spratley, my 2nd cousin, is the 2nd son of James B. (1892-1966) and Ethyl (1902-1933), Hughes Spratley. He was born June 6, 1926, in Sedalia, Pettis County, Missouri. He had 2 sisters and 2 brothers. James married Julia Kathryn Riley on November 6, 1954, n Sedalia. James was employed as a Farm Hand. James died on June 17, 1991, in Fulton, Callaway County, Missouri at the age of 66.

 

Dewey Spratley HSDewey Egbert Spratley, my 2nd cousin, is the 3rd and last son of James B. (1892-1966) and Ethyl (1902-1933) Hughes Spratley. He was born on November 6, 1927, in Sedalia, Pettis County, Missouri. At the age of 18, he was living and working at the Bothwell Hotel in Sedalia. It was/is a very upscale hotel. On January 18, 1947, at the age of 19 Dewey enlisted as a single man with a grammar school education in the Army Corp of Engineers. The enlistment was done through Fort Leavenworth, Kansas with the 7803 Station Compliance Unit. He was then shipped off to fight in the War. On June 1, 1947, he was killed in action in Germany at the age of 19.

 

 

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Thursday at the Cemetery ~ High Point Cemetery ~ Hughesville, Pettis Co, MO Part 4

I just completed a 4-week look at a cemetery in Lexington, MO where many of my ancestors are buried. I decided I would do the same with High Point Cemetery because, once again, I have a multitude of relatives buried here. High Point Cemetery was established in 1870. This plot of land was organized as the First Old School Presbyterian Church in Pettis County in 1856 the congregation built a 60’x40’ brick church on this site. It cost between 4 & 5,000 dollars to build. The church was divided by the civil war and the building was demolished in 1877. All that is left of the building is the cement foundation. The cemetery surrounds the foundation.

 For the next few weeks, I will be highlighting a few of my ancestor’s headstone and give a little biography about each one.

 

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAMildred Maude Hughes, my 1st cousin, was born on June 7, 1885 in Malta Bend, Pettis County, Missouri. She was the second child of Henry Siegel and Myrtle (Joslin) Hughes. On July 29, 1906 she married Elmer L. Schrader (1885-1951) in Pettis County, Missouri. They had 6 sons. Mildred died during surgery on August 8, 1944 at the age of 59. She had lived in Sedalia for 40 years.

 

 

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERATherman Theodore Hughes, my 1st cousin, was born on February 8, 1908 in Hughesville, Pettis County, Missouri. He was the 5th son and the last of 11 children born to Henry Siegel and Myrtle (Joslin) Hughes. His father died when he was 2 years old. He worked in a Lab in Sedalia and lived with his widowed mother until joining the service. Therman served as a Private in the Medical Detachment in the Army. He enlisted on November 6, 1942 and he did his training at Camp Polk in Louisiana. He was honorably discharged in July 1944. He was never married.

 

 

ethel spratley HSEthyl N Hughes, my 1st cousin, was born on May 14, 1902 in Zora, Benton County, Missouri. She was the 10th child born to Henry Siegel and Myrtle (Joslin) Hughes. She married James Spratley (1892-1966) on December 9, 1920 in Sedalia. They had 2 daughters and 3 sons. She died suddenly on August 11, 1933 of acute Nephritis. She was 31 years old.

 

 

Virginia J G+Hughes CasteelVirginia J Hughes, my 2nd cousin, was born on August 18, 1935 in Sedalia, Pettis County, Missouri. She was the 6th child born to Roy Lee and Sallie (Anthony) Hughes. She married Ora J Casteel (1903-1989) who was 32 years older than her in 1956. They had one son, Dennis James CasteelDennis James Casteel HS who was born on September 22, 1860, and died April 26, 1962 at the age of 18 months. He died of pneumonia. Virginia died on October 6, 2002 in Sedalia, at the age of 67.

 

 

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Thursday at the Cemetery ~ High Point Cemetery ~ Hughesville, Pettis Co, MO Part 3

pic TATCA couple of weeks ago, I completed a 4-week look at a cemetery in Lexington, MO where many of my ancestors are buried. I decided I would do the same with High Point Cemetery because, once again, I have a multitude of relatives buried here. High Point Cemetery was established in 1870. This plot of land was organized as the First Old School Presbyterian Church in Pettis County in 1856 the congregation built a 60’x40’ brick church on this site. It cost between 4 & 5,000 dollars to build. The church was divided by the civil war and the building was demolished in 1877. All that is left of the building is the cement foundation. The cemetery surrounds the foundation.

For the next few weeks, I will be highlighting a few of my ancestor’s headstone and give a little biography about each one.

James Walter Hughes, my 1st cousin, was born on March 27, 1883, in Malta Bend, Missouri, to Henry Siegel and Myrtle (Joslin) Hughes. He married Sadie L Hayes (1891-1967) on April 3, 1909, in Sedalia, Missouri. They had seven children, 4 sons, and 3 daughters. In the 1910 Census, he was listed as a farmer and he owned his own farm. By 1930 he was working as a contractor doing concrete work. He died on May 13, 1950, in Sedalia, Missouri, at the age of 67.

Jame W Hughes HS

Sadie L Hayes, my Great Aunt, was born on March 9, 1891, in Lafayette, Missouri to Hamilton and Elvira (Register) Hayes. She married James Walter Hughes (1883–1950) on April 3, 1909, in Sedalia, Missouri. They had seven children, 4 sons, and 3 daughters. She worked for Lamy Mortgage Company in Sedalia until she retired in 1935. She was a member of the First Christian Church in Sedalia, MO. She died on November 30, 1967, in Sedalia, Missouri, at the age of 76.

 

James Cecil Hughes, my 2nd cousin, was born on July 16, 1911, in Sedalia, Missouri to James Walter, and Sadie L (Hayes) Hughes. He married Ernestine Frances Miller (1915-2000) on June 27, 1936, in Sedalia, Missouri. They had one child, a son. during their marriage. In the 1940 Census, he is listed as working for the Government. He died on November 28, 1993, in Sedalia, Missouri, at the age of 82.

James Cecil Hughes HS

Ernestine Frances Miller, the wife of my 2nd cousin, was born on July 3, 1915, in Beaman, Missouri. She married James Cecil Hughes (1911-1993) on June 27, 1936, in Sedalia, Missouri. They had one child, a son, during their marriage. In 1993, after the death of her husband, Ernestine moved to Oklahoma to live with her son and daughter-in-law. She died on January 8, 2000, in Perkins, Payne Co, Oklahoma, at the age of 84.

 

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Thursday at the Cemetery ~ High Point Cemetery ~ Hughesville, Pettis Co, MO Part 2

pic TATCI just completed a 4-week look at a cemetery in Lexington, MO where many of my ancestors are buried. I decided I would do the same with High Point Cemetery because, once again, I have a multitude of relatives buried here. High Point Cemetery was established in 1870.Hugh Point Cem sign This plot of land was organized as the First Old School Presbyterian Church in Pettis County in 1856 the congregation built a 60’x40’ brick church on this site. It cost between 4 & 5,000 dollars to build. The church was divided by the civil war and the building was demolished in 1877. All that is left of the building is the cement foundation. The cemetery surrounds the foundation.

Hugh Point Cem

 For the next few weeks, I will be highlighting a few of my ancestor’s headstone and give a little biography about each one.

 

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Roy Lee Hughes, my 1st cousin once removed, was born on July 18, 1891, in Malta Bend, Missouri. He was the 5th child born to Henry Siegel (1862-1919) and Myrtle Stella (Joslin) (1864-1934) Hughes. Roy had 4 brothers and 6 sisters. He served in the Army during WWI. After returning home he married Sallie Sarah Anthony (1894-1972) on October 8, 1921, in Sedalia, Pettis Co., MO. They had 4 sons and 5 daughters. He worked as a laborer on the Railroads in 1920 and by 1930 he owned his own farm. In 1940 Roy was working at the local Rock Quarry as a rock breaker. Roy died at the age of 76 on September 24, 1968, in Kansas City, Jackson Co., MO at the Veterans Hospital, and was buried with his ancestors in High Point Cemetery.

 

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERASallie Sarah Anthony, my 1st cousin’s wife, was born on August 15, 1894 in Morgan Co., MO to Wallace and Mary (Stephenson) Anthony. They had a total of 9 children. Sallie died on July 14, 1972 at the age of 79. She and Roy had been married for 46 years.

 

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Lee Roy Hughes, my 2nd cousin, was born on March 19, 1928, in Houstonia, Pettis Co., MO. He was the 3rd child of 11 born to Roy Lee and Salle Sarah (Anthony) Hughes. He had 3 brothers and 5 sisters. He married Mildred Allene Goolder on April 24, 1946, in Sedalia, Missouri. He then married Doris Blystone on May 25, 1953, in Sedalia, Missouri. He then married Donna Mae Gully on August 28, 1960, in Jackson County, MO. He enlisted in the Army on May 27, 1948, and was released from duty on April 28, 1952. He served as a Corporal during the Korean War. No records have been found concerning children being born during any of his marriages. Lee died on June 3, 2010, at the Veterans Hospital in Kansas City, MO. He was 82 years old.

 

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Walter Wesley Hughes, my 2nd cousin was born on August 27, 1924, in Houstonia, Pettis Co., MO. He was the 2nd child of 11 born to Roy Lee and Salle Sarah (Anthony) Hughes. He had 3 brothers and 5 sisters. Walter died at the young age of 16 on October 4, 1840. On September 13 Walter fell from a moving tractor while in the fields. He broke his left arm at the elbow and received a deep cut on the upper part of the arm. Two weeks later he was admitted to the hospital in Marshall, MO. because the cut had become infected. He died one week later from “blood poisoning”.

 

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Thursday at the Cemetery ~ High Point Cemetery ~ Hughesville, Pettis Co, MO Part 1

pic TATCI just completed a 4-week look at a cemetery in Lexington, MO where many of my ancestors are buried. I decided I would do the same with High Point Cemetery because, once again, I have a multitude of relatives buried here. High Point Cemetery was established in 1870. This plot of land was organized as the Hugh Point Cem signFirst Old School Presbyterian Church in Pettis County in 1856 when the congregation built a 60’x40’ brick church on this site. It cost between 4 & 5,000 dollars to build. The church was divided by the civil war and the building was demolished in 1877. All that is left of the building is the cement foundation. The cemetery surrounds the foundation.

Hugh Point Cem

 For the next few weeks, I will be highlighting a few of my ancestor’s headstones that are found in High Point Cemetery, and give a little biography about each one.

 

Charley Hughes was born on December 20. 1868, in Henry, Benton County, Missouri. We are not sure of the year in which he was born because his Headstone says he was born in 1868, his death certificate says 1865, his daughter Margaret’s written genealogy says 1864, a page from the Hughes Family Bible says 1861 and my baby book family tree says he was born in 1867. Charley first married Clara Braden (1880-1903) on March 25, 1900, and they had a daughter and a son. After Clara died, he married Virginia Belle Hayes on January 28, 1904. They had 9 children, 5 sons, and 4 daughters. Charley was a farmer and a horse trainer. He raised prize-winning horses. He passed away on October 11, 1844.

Charley and Virginia Hughes HS

Virginia Belle Hayes was born March 18, 1880, in Pleasant Hill. Cass County, Missouri. She was the oldest of 9 children. She married Charley Hughes on January 28, 1904, in Cole Camp, Missouri. She took great care of her widowed husbands’ 2 children while going on to have 9 of her own. Two of her youngest boys died within a year of their birth. She outlived Charley by 7 years passing away on December 15, 1951.

 

 Henry Siegel Hughes was born on July 22, 1862, in Windsor, Henry County, Missouri. He is one of Charley Hughes’ older brothers. Henry married Myrta Stella Joslin (1864-1934) on March 5, 1882, in Sedalia, Pettis County, Missouri. They had 11 children, 5 sons, and 6 daughters. In the 1900 Census, his family is living Jefferson, Monroe County, Missouri and he owned his own farm. By 1910 the family had moved to Hughesville, Pettis County. Henry died on September 9, 1919, in Sedalia.

 

Henry Sigal and Myrta Hughes 

Myrta Stella Joslin was born on July 3, 1864, in New York State. Her family moved to Burns, Michigan when she was 6 years old. When she was 16 years old her family moved to Sedalia, Pettis County, Missouri. Here she met and married Henry Hughes on March 5, 1882. They had 11 children in a span of 24 years. After the death of her husband in 1919 she continued to love in Sedalia until her death on April 30, 1934.

 

I am a professional genealogist, writer, photographer, wife, mother, and grandma. I have two books available on Amazon.com: Your Family History: Doing It Right the First Time and Planning Your Genealogy Research Trip. You can also connect with me via Facebook or Twitter.