Jasper's birth certificate spells his name as Hews. It was later changed to Hughes.
On 5 Jan 2019 Barbra (Summers) Pool wrote:
Jasper Nathaniel (Hews) Hughes was the oldest son of Mollie and James, and he was born 22 April 1883 in Hancock County, Ohio. In 1908, Jasper married Anna Clara Brinkman in Van Wert County, Ohio. They made their home in Jay County, Indiana. Tragedy struck this family, and in 1915, the two oldest children, Ruth and Ralph, died five days apart of Scarlet Fever. Another child, Louise, was ill with the disease but survived. Louise is my mother, but I will write more about her later. It was 1918 and the oil boom hit Oklahoma. Jasper and his brother, David decided to move their families to Oklahoma and work in the oil fields. That was the year the flu epidemic went through the entire nation, and David died. His family moved back to either Indiana or Ohio. Jasper and Anna Clara decided to stay as Jasper was employed by Keener Oil Company, and they had moved to a small oil camp near Sperry, which is near Tulsa, Oklahoma. Their home was new, had three bedrooms, two screened-in porches, a separate wash house and cellar. However, they did not have modern bathroom facilities, which many country homes did not have. The house became rather crowded as the family soon had seven children. Times were hard. The depression that hit the country was especially difficult in Oklahoma, and many families moved west. At least, the oil business was good, and Jasper managed to hang on to his job, although he was considered a laborer and the wages were poor. His wife, Anna Clara, was the resourceful one and managed to keep food on the table for her family and the many visitors that came to their home. She raised a garden, canned the food for winter, had cows, hogs, and chickens. They sold some of the eggs and milk to the grocer to help pay for food. She sewed many of their clothes, some from feed sacks. All the children learned to work hard. Their social life was centered on their church, the First Methodist. All the children graduated from high school, but finances and World War II prevented them from going to college. However, many of the grandchildren have college degrees. Their oldest living daughter, Louise, is my mother. After high school, she lived with a family in a nearby town. This is where she met Rollie D. “Sparky” Summers, a clerk in his father’s grocery store. They were married in 1933 and had two children, Robert J. Summers and Barbra Ann Summers. Some years later, they became the owners of the grocery store, Summers Market. Louise worked right along with Sparky, and this little “Mom and Pop” store was very successful. They were very well respected in this small town. My mother never knew any of her grandparents, aunts and uncles, because they never returned to Ohio where these relatives lived. I guess by coming to Oklahoma, we became the lost generations of the Hughes and Brinkman families.
On 22 Nov 2017 Barbra (Summers) Pool wrote:
As the oldest granddaughter, I remembered playing the game, Checkers, with Granddad. He chewed tobacco and always had a spit can nearby. He was a large, husky man. Barbra Summers Pool
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