Born: November 22, 1873, Dowlais, Wales.
Died: May 14, 1932, Llantwit Fardre, Pontypridd, Wales.
Buried: Salem Baptist Chapel, Pontypridd, Wales.
By age 12, Hughes was working as a "doorboy" in the coal mine at Llantwit Fardre, Glamorganshire. He eventually worked his way up to the position of clerk at the Great Western Colliery in Pontypridd, in Rhondda Valley. He belonged to the Salem Baptist Chapel, where he was a deacon and precentor.
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