Transcribed from "An Illustrated History of The Big Bend Country, embracing Lincoln, Douglas, Adams and Franklin counties, State of Washington",  published by Western Historical Publishing Co., 1904.

     GRIFFITH HUGHES, who resides about three miles northwest from Almira, is one of the thrifty agriculturists in his section and also a first class tradesman in carpentering.  He was born in Carnarvon county, Wales, on June 4, 1859, being the son of John and Janet (Jones) Hughes, both natives of that place.  His education was secured in the common schools of his native county and there he remained until young manhood, during which time he learned the carpenter trade.  In 1883 he came to the United States, settling first in Utica, New York, where he did carpenter work for two years.  Next we see him in Long Creek, Iowa, after which he went to Chicago and worked at his trade, then returned to Iowa.  In 1887, Mr. Hughes made his way to the Big Bend country and after due investigation settled on a homestead and also took a timber culture claim.  He worked at his trade in Spokane and later bought one-half section of land in Douglas county which is his home.  This entire section is now in a high state of cultivation and produces excellent returns annually in small grains.  The county line runs right through the premises of Mr. Hughes, his house being in Douglas county and his barn in Lincoln county.  It is of note that one hundred and nineteenth degree of longitude west from Washington, D. C., also passes through his door yard.  Mr. Hughes has three brothers, Hugh J., John J., William and one sister, Jane.
     At the residence of Robert T. Roberts, on July 26, 1892, Mr. Hughes married Miss Mary J., daughter of Robert T. and Ann William Roberts, who are mentioned elsewhere in this volume.  Mrs. Hughes was born in Beloit, Wisconsin, on September 17, 1876.  Her sisters are mentioned elsewhere in this work.  To Mr. and Mrs. Hughes, five children have been born, named as follows: John R., on December 21, 1893; a son, on November 22, 1896, and died in infancy; Emrys T., on May 3, 1899; R. Glyndwr, on September 16, 1900; and a son, on April 9, 1902, who died in infancy.  Mr. and Mrs. Hughes are members of the Calvinistic Methodist church and stand exceptionally well in this community.