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.

     CHRISTOPHER HUGHES came to the Big Bend in July, 1884, having at that time very limited means, and settled on a farm seven miles north and one east of Mondovi.  His holdings in land now include three hundred and twenty acres of land, the greater part of which is tillable and in cultivation.  His farm is well equipped with implements, buildings, live-stock, and so forth, and he has a good spring of water besides an excellent well and windmill.
     Mr. Hughes is of Scotch-Irish descent, his father, Patrick, who is now dead, having been a native of Ireland, and his mother, Christine (Stirtom) Hughes, having been born in Scotland.  She died in Tacoma in 1902, in her eighty-fourth year.  Mr. Hughes was born in Guelph, Ontario, Canada, August 10, 1852.  His brothers and sisters are: John, James and Henry, all of Stevens county; Mrs. Genett Truckey, of Bay City, Michigan; Annie and Margaret Taber, both of Tacoma, Washington.
     Mr. Hughes came to Manistee, Michigan, in 1871, where he was engaged in lumbering until coming to his present home.  He has never married.  He is in a prosperous condition, and a man of many friends among his neighbors.