|My Present Past
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|John Holt Hughey
|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.
Info right after operation on J. Holt Hughey
Funeral Notice for Dr. John Holt Hughey
New Years greeting from J. Holt Hughey in 1904
Obituary for Dr. John Holt Hughey