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John Holt Hughey
    Born: May 09, 1869 in Princeton, Bureau County, Illinois
    Died: September 21, 1905 in Fredonia, Wilson County, Kansas
    Burial: Fredonia City Cemetery Fredonia, Wilson County, Kansas

    Father: John Henry Hughey  born: September 19, 1825 in Pennsylvania
    died: April 01, 1901 in Erie, Whiteside County, Illinois
    burial: Forest Hill Cemetery  Wyanet, Bureau County, Illinois
    Mother: Nancy J. Holt  born: April 10, 1833 in Snow Shoe, Centre County, Pennsylvania
    died: June 09, 1906 in Fredonia, Wilson County, Kansas
    burial: Fredonia City Cemetery Fredonia, Wilson County, Kansas

    Married 1: Letha Wolever  born: May 09, 1869 in Cornwall, Henry County, Illinois
    died: January 13, 1901 in Erie, Whiteside County, Illinois
    burial: Grandview Cemetery, Cornwall, Henry County, Illinois
    Date of Marriage: March 09, 1892 in Cornwall, Henry County, Illinois
    Father: Robert William Wolever born: 1844  died: 1935
    Mother: Roena (Foster) Wolever  born: 1848  died: 1924

    Married 2: Nellie Clarissa Trimmell  born: January 1882 in Coyville, Wilson County, Kansas
    died: August 19, 1961 in Eugene, Lane County, Oregon
    burial: Lane Memorial Gardens Eugene, Lane County, Oregon
    Date of Marriage: May 19, 1905 in Fredonia, Wilson County, Kansas
John Holt Hughey, was the only child born to John H. and Nancy "Nannie" J. (Holt) Hughey on May 09, 1869 in
Princeton, Illinois. He attended public school in
Princeton where he developed a liking for the caring of animals.
As he grew older, his job as a teamster would steer him towards taking up the veterinary profession with a
specialty in horses. He met
Letha Wolever, the daughter of Robert W. and Roena (Foster) Wolever of Cornwall,
Henry County, Illinois and they were married March 09, 1892. Moving to
Erie Township, Whiteside County,
Illinois shortly after their marriage, John continued his calling as a teamster and veterinarian. Tragically his
father, who was living next door to him died in early 1900 and on January 13, 1901, his wife of nine years passed
away. In 1903, he packed up his stuff and moved to
Fredonia, Wilson County, Kansas where his sister Alma and
her husband, Newell H. Brooks had taken up residence there.
Being a veterinarian in this rural area kept J. Holt busy and with his keen attention to detail and his personal
thoughtfulness in the care of the animals he attended to, made him a very sought after doctor.

He met
Nellie Clarissa Trimmell, who was the daughter of Anslum and Sarah Ann (Doughtery) Trimmell of
Coyville, shortly after arriving in Fredonia and they were married on May 19, 1905.
In early September of 1905 John fell ill and after a few days was not
getting any better. He finally sought medical attention on September
15 and the attending physician, Dr. Wiley determined he had an acute
appendicitis. Dr. Johnson from Chanute, Kansas was brought in and
performed the operation. Dr. Hughey withstood the operation and after
a few days showed signs of improvement but infection had taken its toll
and he tragically died on September 21, 1905.
Above Right:
Info right after operation on J. Holt Hughey


Below Middle:
Funeral Notice for Dr. John Holt Hughey

Below Right:
New Years greeting from J. Holt Hughey in 1904

Left:
Obituary for Dr. John Holt Hughey
After Dr. Hughey's passing, Nellie and Nannie continued to live together until Nancy's death on June 09, 1906.
Nellie moved back with her parents and continued to live with them until
1915. Nellie met Carl Francis Ennis and
they were married sometime after 1915. In
1920 they were living in Grand Valley, Beaver County, Oklahoma,
1930 in Benton, Beaver County, Oklahoma and in 1940 back to Fredonia. After her husbands death in 1941,
Nellie moved to Eugene, Lane County, Oregon to live with her son Arthur, who had married Marilyn Beers on
November 01, 1953. Nellie passed away on
August 19, 1961 in Eugene, Lane County, Oregon. Arthur passed away
on
June 09, 1964 and is buried with his father in Old Mission Cemetery in Wichita, Kansas.