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Memorable Manitobans: Harley Moody Hughes (1892-1957)


Born at Brandon on 4 August 1892, son of Joseph Henry Hughes and Anna Maria Hughes (1854-1947), he received a BA degree from Brandon College in 1915. He articled in law with Sir James Aikins and was called to the Manitoba Bar in 1920. He practiced law as a partner in the firm of Hughes and Inkster and was made a King’s Counsel in 1939. On 23 June 1923, he married Doris Anne Garland (1902-1980, daughter of John J. Garland) at Portage la Prairie, and they had two sons. He served as President of the Manitoba Bar Association and Chairman of the Child Welfare Board, and was a member of the Manitoba Club, St. Charles Country Club, and Winnipeg Winter Club. He died while on holiday at Bridgetown, Barbados on 1 March 1957 and was buried in the Brandon Cemetery.

Grandfather of Joseph Bradley “Brad” Hughes.


Birth and marriage registrations, Manitoba Vital Statistics.

“Seven get K.C. honor,” Winnipeg Free Press, 2 January 1939, page 1.

“City lawyer dies at 64 on holiday,” Winnipeg Free Press, 2 March 1957, page 10.

Obituaries and burial transcriptions, Manitoba Genealogical Society.

We thank James Arnett for providing additional information used here.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 28 January 2017

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