The Hughes story continues…
John Hughes married Mary McGeary of Marysland Township in 1898. They had 10 children: Anthony, William, John, Mary, Rose, Joseph, Anne, Janet, Agnes and Florence. Anne Hughes and Rose Hughes Perrizo live in Clontarf and Janet Hughes Strand lives in Benson. The four sons are deceased and Mary, Agnes, and Florence live in California.
John Hughes was a member of the Ancient Order of Hibernians. He hauled rocks from his farm for the foundation of the present church of St. Malachy and also helped in the building of the A.O.H. Hall.
I was cross-referencing with the Swift County History book and it looks like the McGeary family from Marysland came from County Tyrone, Ireland, as did the Hughes family. I also noted that Patrick McGeary married Mary Hughes, daughter of Cornelius and Catherine (Dunn) Hughes. If anyone is interested, we can look further into it.
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