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John Hughes is the answer for Clearwater History Trivia #634, a special feature to celebrate the history and heritage of Clearwater Country.

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Notice the change in the clue from Friday last week. I goofed in reading the records.

Monday: 67 inches

Tuesday: 150 pounds

Wednesday: Riverside Cemetery

Thursday: Served in the Army

Friday: Enlisted in Spokane

Saturday: Married in Lewiston

Monday: Later divorced

Tuesday: Worked from home part of his life

Wednesday: Bill Cummings and Doris Lyda were witnesses at the wedding.

Thursday: Skilled worker

Friday: Born in Wyoming

Saturday: Jewelry

Monday: Listed as in the category of semiskilled chauffeurs and drivers, bus, taxi, truck, and tractor

Tuesday: Was a log truck driver

Wednesday: Came to Orofino in 1953

Thursday: Hospital Dr.

Friday: Member of Gemological Institute of America

Saturday: Member of VFW

Monday: Attended specialized school in Los Angeles

Tuesday: Attended the Bulova School of Watch Making

Wednesday: Attended Jewelry Manufacturing and Design school

John Hughes was born Nov. 13, 1921 to Charles and Eleda Roos Hughes in Afton, WY.

He was a logging truck driver in Orofino from 1940 to 1941. He enlisted in the Army Aug. 28, 1942 in Spokane, WA. His civilian occupation was listed as a semiskilled chauffers and drivers, bus, taxi, truck and tractor. His enlistment records said he was 67 inches tall and 150 pounds. He served during World War II in the Fifth Army in North Africa and Italy until 1945.

After the Army he attended the Bulova School of Watch Making and Jewelry Manufacturing and Design school in Los Angeles from 1946 to 1953. He came to Orofino in 1953 and operated his jewelry store on Hospital Dr. until 2005.

John married Alice J. Barnett (Bobbitt) in Lewiston on August 22, 1958 with William Cummings and Doris Lyda as signed witnesses. They divorced in 1967.

John was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, the American Watchmakers Association, the Veterans of Foreign Wars, the Shriners and Gemological Institute of America.

John died June 5, at Sacred Heart Medical Center in Spokane, WA, and is buried in Riverside Cemetery.

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