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Adelia Elizabeth Hughes


Mrs. Adelia E. Hughes, 84, died Saturday, Nov. 5, 1966, in the Milford Memorial Hospital, Milford, after a short illness. She was born February 16, 1882, the daughter of Samuel and Susannah Minner. She was the widow of Albert T. Hughes of Felton. Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Amy Reed of Dover; two sons, Tilden Hughes of Harrington and Nicholas Hughes of Holly Oak; a brother, Clifford Minner of Felton; three sisters, Mrs. Anna Moore of Frederica, Mrs. Ida Hughes of Felton and Mrs. Mary Cooper of Harrington; seven grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren. Adelia was a charter member of the Felton Community Fire Company Auxiliary. According to her granddaughter, Adelia Lenora Stephens [currently an Auxiliary life member], her grandmother spent a lot of time in the “sweet potato room”. Both of Adelia’s sisters, Ida Minner Hughes and Bertha Minner Jarrell, were also charter members of the Auxiliary. This web site article was prepared by Sandy Wood using information contained in Adelia’s obituary published in the Milford Chronicle on November 11, 1966 and Auxiliary records. Prepared on June 23, 2015.


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