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James B. Hughes
Major, United States Army
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MAJOR JAMES B. HUGHES
Retired Army Officer Took Part In Spanish-American War

WASHINGTON, January 21, 1933 - Major James B. Hughes, retired, a veteran of the Spanish-American War, died at Walter Reed Hospital this morning.

Major Hughes was born in Goldsboro, North Carolina, on May 17, 1862.  He was appointed to the United States Military Academy on July 1, 1880; was graduated and commissioned Second Lieutenant, Tenth Cavalry, on June 15, 1884; promoted First Lieutenand of Cavalry April 23, 1891; Captain July 11, 1899; Major March 3, 1911; retired March 7, 1914. He was graduated from the Army School of the Line in 1910.

Major Hughes received the Silver Star Citation for "gallantry in action against Spanish forces at Santiago, Cuba, July 1, 1898."

He is survived by a daughter, Mrs. Paul C. H. Walz of the Presidio of San Francisco.

Major Hughes resided at the Monte Vista Apartments in Philadelphia.  Mrs. M. M. Swartley, a sister-in-law, of Philadelphia, will arrange for the funeral.  Burial will be in Arlington National Cemetery.


HUGHES, JAMES B
MAJOR US ARMY RETIRED
DATE OF DEATH: 01/21/1933
BURIED AT: SECTION EAST  SITE 3779
ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY

WALZ, PAUL C H
1LT 65TH INF, USA
DATE OF DEATH: 04/28/1937
BURIED AT: SECTION 6  SITE 9272
ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY


Posted: 16 September 2007
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