Marion County Obituaries

Dabney C. Hughes

Contributed By: Deb Shillo

December 31,1936

The Mayes County Democrat


Funeral services were held Monday afternoon at 2:30 in the Adair Methodist Church for Dabney C. Hughes,  pioneer resident of this county and former state representative. Mr. Hughes passed away on Sunday following a year of failing health.  His condition of late, however,  was somewhat improved , and he made a visit to Pryor only a few days before he took a sudden turn for the worse from which he did not rally.

Old residents of Adair stated the funeral was one of the largest ever held in that city, due the wide acquaintances of Mr. Hughes, who had been a resident of that neighborhood for more than 50 years.  He was a native of Springfield, Ky, and came to this country from Texas in 1885, settling on the farm place where he has lived since that time.  He was born September 9, 1855, and was 81 years, three months and 18 days of age at the time of his death. 

Mr. Hughes has been active in the development of this county and in state and county politics for many years.  He served three terms as state representative from Mayes county, attending the second, sixth and 14th legislatures.   He also served two terms as county commissioner from his district, from 1914 to 1918, and  announced as a candidate for the same office last spring.  He took an active  interest in political affairs of the state until the past year and introduced Senator T P Gore when he appeared here for his the last campaign speech during the summer.

He was married on June 5, 1905, to Miss Ada Douglas, who with their son, Cosby, survive him.  He is also survived by a niece, Mrs. Susie Bryan, of Nashville, Tenn, and two nephews, George Irving of Detroit, Mich, and Mr. B Burgess of Sherman, Tex.

Mr. Hughes has been a church member for many years, uniting early in life with the Presbyterian church, later transferring his membership to the church at Adair where he served several years as elder.

The Rev. Grant Tetar, pastor of the Church of God of Pryor, was assisted in the funeral services by Rev. Theron McKisson, pastor of the Adair Methodist church.   Reverend Teter Preached from the 11th chapter of St. John, using the 25th verse for his text:  "I am the resurrection and the life: he that believeth in me, though he were dead, yet shall he live."  Reverend McKesson read the 23rd

Psalm and led in prayer.  Some time ago Mr. Hughes informed the choir leader what songs he wanted  sung at his funeral and as nearly as possible his wishes were carried out.

The body was laid to rest in Adair cemetery under the direction of Moore's funeral home of Pryor.


Son of  Daniel B. Hughes b. 1811  & Susan Mary Cosby b. abt 1815 




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