HUGHES, WASHINGTON R., dealer in wallpaper and window shades, was born in Harrisburg, July 12, 1861. He is a son of Albert and Rebecca (Reeder) Hughes. Albert Hughes was born in Philadelphia. He came to Harrisburg about 1858, and with the exception of two years spent in St. Louis, Mo., has been a resident here since that date. He was a builder, and erected some of the most prominent dwelling houses in the city. His wife died January 25, 1896. Washington R. Hughes received a part of his education in the Harrisburg schools. During the two years's residence of the family in St. Louis he attended the public schools of that city. On his return to Harrisburg he completed his education at Gause's Academy. He then learned printing, and subsequently paper hanging He has then been engaged in his present business since January, 1887. He is an active member of Perseverance Lodge, No. 21, F. & A. M.; Perseverance Chapter, No. 21, R. A. M.; Pilgrim Commandery, No. 11, K. T.; Harrisburg Sovereign Consistory, Harrisburg, and Lulu Temple, A. A. O. N. M. S., of Philadelphia. Mr. Hughes is a Democrat, and attends the Presbyterian church.
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