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|Death:||March 30, 1869|
|BUSINESS: J. P. HUGHES, IMPORTER AND MANUFACTURE OF ALL KINDS OF SADDLERY. CARRIAGE TRIMMING DONE WITH NEATNESS AND DISPATCH. ALL ORDERS PROMPTLY ATTENDED TO. Corner of Fort and Hotel Streets, Honolulu. (The Hawaiian Gazette, Honolulu, Oahu, Territory of Hawaii, advertisement, January 6, 1869)
Death of Mr. John P. Hughes. – Our community was surprised on Wednesday morning last [March 31, 1869], to hear of the sudden death of Mr. J. P. Hughes, saddler. He had been ailing for months past, the symptoms indicating aneurism. On Tuesday [March 30, 1869] he was unwell all day, towards night being conscious that death was near at hand, and died at 9 1/2 o’clock that night. Mr. Hughes first came to these Islands about sixteen years ago, and commenced the saddlery and upholstering business with a Mr. Robinson, under the firm name of Hughes & Robinson, at the same stand which he occupied at his death.
At the last regular meeting of the Board of Representatives, of the “Honolulu Fire Department,” held In the Hall of Mechanic Engine Co. No. 2, April 1st, 1869, the death of Mr. J. P. Hughes, an old and efficient member of the Department was reported. On motion, the Department adopted the following resolutions, expressive of the feelings of the Department: “Resolved, That in the death of Mr. J. P. Hughes, the community has lost a good citizen and public spirited man, and this department a faithful friend and co-worker; one who was ever ready while health permitted to render efficient and valuable service. Resolved, That this Department tender their condolence to the family of the deceased in America in their sad bereavement. Resolved, That these resolutions be published in the local papers and a copy of the same be sent to his relatives in the States.” (The Hawaiian Gazette, Honolulu, Oahu, Territory of Hawaii, April 7, 1869)
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