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Friday, December 2, 2011
Friday's Child: Louis McK. Hughes, 1870
Today's carte de visite photograph was taken at the Sherman Studio at 385 Main Street in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. It's fairly well-identified with the following inscription on the reverse: "Louis McK. Hughes, Aged 2 years, Oct 12th 1870. Weight 33 lbs." There's also an inscription in pencil, probably added much later, "son of L. G. Hughes."
The Minnesota Territorial and State Censuses, 1849-1905, shows that on the 1 May 1875 census, Louis Hughes, age 6, born Wisconsin was living with his parents L.G & C.J. Hughes in Duluth, Minnesota, along with his siblings Carrie (Caroline), 4 and Ida, 1.
The family is still living in Duluth in 1880, but this time the parent's first names are recorded: Lewis G. and Cornelia Hughes. There is also a new son, Arthur, 1 years old.
The 1895 Minnesota census shows that the family moved to Minneapolis in 1891. Ida is no longer living with the family.
In 1910, Lewis & Cornelia Hughes have moved to Fairfax County, Virginia. Their daughter, Caroline accompanied them. I've lost track of Louis McK. Hughes at this point, but he re-emerges in the 1930 at age 62, living in Helena, Montana. His occupation is listed as a clerk for the railway.
Louis McK. Hughes' father, Lewis G. Hughes, was born in Connecticut around 1842. Cornelia was born in New York State circa 1846.