Four sons and one daughter were born to the Hughes. Albert James, Claude, William, Thomas, and Mary.

Albert: James entered the railway service at twelve years of age, and served falthfully [or fifty-three years, never missing a days work in that fifty—three years.

Claude, entered the railway service and became a conductor.

William, also entered the railway service.

Thomas, a mechanic by trade, served in the First World War, lost an arm in fighting and lived and died at Nanaimo, BC.

Mary married J. A. McClelland of Letellier, Manitoba.

Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Hughes lived to celebrate their

sixtieth—diamond wedding anniversary, and were congratulated ,

by the King.

Thomas Hughes died the 10th of August, 1936, just short ;

of three months of being 100 years of age, and the Bride, Flora

McDonald, lived to be 90 years of age. Both are buried together i’

at Rosedale Cemetery, B.C.

Sixty—three years of health and happiness together!


The inexhaustible quarries of stone are not more than fifteen miles and a tramway to Stony Mountain is necessary. We hope to see a company organized for that purpose.

It is satisfactory to know that the supply of lime is to be fully met; four kilns have been in operation at Stony Mountain, and its vicinity during the winter.

MANITOBA FREE PRESS News Item—August 20th, 1874

Robinson at Rockwood on the 18th day of August, 1874, the wife of T. B. Robinson, J. P. a Daughter.

MANITOBA FREE PRESS News Item——August 30th, 1874

Hughes at the City of Winnipeg August 20th, the wife of Thomas Hughes, Esq., a son.


7. Worship is Organized CHURCHES ARE BUILT

The Tabernacle of God is with men and He will dwell with them. Revelations

Almost everyone worships.

1 , first worshi in the District was family worst-up. The heading} the family 81’ those camped at Stony Mountain durlng the floods, and a great number ot the settlers all,had family worship. It is known that. the Bell’s, the Robinson s, the Mac- Donald’s and the Miller’s all had daily or weekly worshlp.

But this did not take the place of the satisfaction of gather- ing together in the House of the Lord.

The first meeting to worship was in John Robinson’s house, (N.W.1/.,_—22-13-2 East). At one time all three denomlnatlons held their service there.

The Anglicans in the morning.

The Methodists in the afternoon, and the Presbyterians in the evening.


In 1872 The Rev. Geo. H. Young, donated five acres on the N.W.1/l 16-13—2 east for a cemetery and church purposes.

In 1874 a church was built on the South half of this five acres, by voluntary labor, donations of logs and other materIal, and a small amount of money.

' Most everyone helped in the putting up of the bu11d1ng, whether they were Methodists. or not and here are some of them: the John Robinson family, the Lillies, the McFarlanes, the Neil- sons, the Bells, the Mastins, and the Mollards, and. the workmen builders of the Manitoba Penitentiary.

Services were held in the church until 1884, the year the Rockwood School was built, after that the serv1ces were held in the School.

The ministers were——Reverends Morrison, Harrison and Mearing, from 1874 to 1884.

The building was torn down that year as it was falling apart.

Charles Mollard had a portable organ which was used in the sen/ice and helped. with the singing.


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