William Harrison Darrough
The man who layed out the townsite of Hugo was found dead in his home at Shawnee Monday afternoon. He was 90 year old William Harrison Darrough, colorful pioneer Oklahoman and former Hugo resident. His late wife supplied the name for this city.
Darrough came to Hugo in 1909 from Vinita. He built the brick structure at Broadway and Jackson streets in Hugo which still bears his name. Until he left here in 1926, Darrough shared offices in the Darrough building with W.H. King, and was engaged in the real estate business along with cattle and farming.
Funeral services will be held Wednesday in Roesch Brothers funeral chapel in Shawnee at 2 p.m. Burial will be in Fairlawn cemetery in Oklahoma City.
Survivors include four sons, W.H. Darrough Jr., Hugo; Paul G. Darrough, Oklahoma City; Harry B. Darrough, Dexter, N. Mexico, and Forrest Darrough, Tulsa. Also one dauther, Mrs. E.O. Monnet, Tulsa.
He is also survived by 15 grand children and 9 great granchildren.
transcribed by Ron Henson