The Decatur paper said Hugh served in the army and was stationed at Camp Hancock, GA, rising to Lieut. He received his commission in the Machine Gun section and ranked 34th in the class of 832, receiving a credit of 16 points above the average. He volunteered for overseas duty and was expected to be sent to France on reconstruction work. The same article said he was well
and weighing 181 pounds.
7/1920 The Decatur Review said he and Harold Rigney of Arthur visited the family of E D Rhodes (his ex mother-in-law), in Atwood on Sunday.
8/24/1927 H P Rigney, wife and son, Hugh Richard drove to Louisville to visit Mrs. Rigney's parents, Mr and Mrs R H Parrott.
10/24/1929 His family "took Sunday dinner in the home of Prof and Mrs R H Perrott in Strasburg (IL)."
He was postmaster of the Arthur post office in 1934.