Miss Eliza Hughes, M. D. the well-known lady homeopathist, left the city Saturday afternoon to visit one of her patients who lived near Portland, Ohio. Shortly after six o'clock intelligence reached her friends here that she had suddenly died, at about six o'clock, not far from Portland station. The cause was at first supposed to be apoplexy, but yesterday it was stated that an electrical shock received during the heavy thunder storm was the inducing cause. Miss Hughes was a sister of Mr. Thomas Hughes, and had attained quite an eminent position in the practice of homeopathy, being particularly successful in treating children. Her services were in great demand for miles around Wheeling, and she had won the confidence and esteem of a wide and numerous circle of acquaintances, all of whom will be shocked to head of her sudden demise. Her body was brought to the city yesterday afternoon, and the funeral will take place from the residence of a relative on Main street tomorrow afternoon.
--Wheeling Intelligencer, May 30, 1882.
A lady who lives at Portland, O., came in yesterday to give us the full particulars of the death of Miss Eliza Hughes, M. D., at that place on Saturday evening last. She arrived at Portland at 5.25 in apparently the best of health. She was met at the station by Mrs. Thos. and Miss Ella Moore. A rain coming up, Doctress Hughes told the ladies to run ahead up the lane and avoid it, while she would come on with Mr. Wm. Klievis who had an umbrella. Arriving at the barn Miss Hughes stopped for a moment and taking some medicine from her sachel she took it. This attracted the attention of Mr. Klievis, who asked her if she was sick. She replied, "I am very sick." A chair was at once sent from the house and the lady was carried inside as quickly as possible, and medical aid summoned from Portland, four doctors responding. Nothing, however, could be done for her and death resulted shortly afterwards. The story to the effect that Miss Hughes was frightened by the storm is not true, as she was always delighted with the awfulness of a thunderstorm and preferred to see the full force of the elements.
--Wheeling Register, May 30, 1882.
HUGHES -- On Saturday evening, May 27, 1882, at half-past six o'clock, near Portland, Ohio, of apoplexy, Miss ELIZA C. HUGHES, M.D.
Funeral on Tuesday afternoon at half-past two o'clock from the residence of Mrs. John Hughes, No. 724 Main street. Friends of the family are invited to attend. Interment at Mt. Wood.
--IntelligencerMay 29, 1882.
Doctress Eliza Hughes, of this city, died suddenly at Portland, Ohio, late Saturday evening. Doctress Hughes left this city in apparently good health at 5 o'clock on a professional visit and at 6:30 p.m. she was stricken with apoplexy and died almost immediately. Miss Hughes has been a homeopathic physician here for a number of years, and was widely and well known. She was rather advanced in years. She was a sister of Thomas Hughes, Esq. of Baltimore, who has been notified of her death.
--Register, May 29, 1882.
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