Thomas Hughes

Section 15, Lot 1424
Prospect Cemetery

Thomas Hughes was a Canadian who enlisted in the 4th New York Volunteers of the Union Army on May 4, 1861. Following the war, he married Mary Ann Ferguson of Brooklyn, New York and returned with his bride to Toronto, where he earned his living plying his trade as a carpenter at the old Toronto insane asylum, and raised three daughters. When he died on December 26, 1931 at the age of 92, he was the oldest surviving Canadian Civil War veteran in Toronto.