Ella Evans Hughes

Ella Evans Hughes, born June 25, 1864, at Richburg, N.Y.; died Dec. 23, 1962, at Takoma Park, Md. She attended Battle Creek College for two years, to its close in 1882, and continued her education in Missouri, receiving a lifetime teaching certificate. After two years teaching in public schools, she entered denominational service. She taught four years at South Lancaster Academy and then became dean of women at Walla Walla College. In 1893 she married Cassius Boone Hughes. Together they pioneered in the plans for the new academy at Keene, Texas, she becoming a teacher and her husband the first principal. In 1897 they pioneered the new school in Avondale, Australia, and became close friends of Mrs. E.G. White. They also pioneered in the schoolwork in Jamaica and later served in Pacific Union College, and in Saskatchewan.


Following the death of her husband in 1921, she made her home in Loma Linda, where her two children attended the medical school. In 1942 she went to Washington, D.C., to live with her daughter. Surviving are her daughter, Dr. Emma Hughes, of the Washington Sanitarium and Hospital, and a son, Dr. John Evans Hughes, of Ukiah, California, and three grandchildren.


The Advent Review and Sabbath Herald

March 7, 1963