The 9th child of Thomas and Margaret, Hugh was born on February 1st, 1916. He married Edith Crawford, known as Ivy, and adopted two children - Stephen and Carole.
Before they adopted, Hugh and Ivy had 3 children who died in infancy: Christina after 10 hours, another girl at birth, and Hugh Jnr after 1 month. Baby Hugh is buried with his grandfather and grandmother Tommy and Maggie in plot E5 145 of Dundonald Cemetery.
Hugh Snr died in August 1976, Ivy in 2001 and they are buried at Roselawn Cemetery.