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This is Mrs. Renwick's house, Mabel Hughes' mother, at 312 Clay, Topeka, Kansas. Mrs. Renwick is holding Peggy, the third child and second daughter born to James C. Hughes and Mabel Patten Renwick Hughes. Peggy was born in Topeka 1916. Standing in front of her is Betty, the second child and first daughter of James and Mabel who was born in 1914. The other two children are unidentified. James Clark Hughes was born in Topeka, Kansas, in 1888, and served in the Mexican Border Conflict, World War I, and World War II. During the latter conflict, he commanded a Philippine regiment (Filipino soldiers led by American officers), which surrendered in 1942 on the Bataan peninsula. Hughes spent the next 41 months in various Japanese P.O.W. camps. He was liberated by Russian forces at Camp Hoten, Manchuria, in 1945. Hughes died in 1964 and is buried in Arlington National Cemetery.

Creator: Hughes, James Clark, 1888-1964
Date: July 2, 1917

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Item Number: 314450
Call Number: James C. Hughes Collection, negative 10
KSHS Identifier: DaRT ID: 314450

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