Surname: Hays

1921 Farmers’ Directory of Viola Iowa

Abbreviations: Sec., section; ac., acres; Wf., wife; ch., children; ( ), years in county; O., owner; H., renter. Discover your family's story. Enter a grandparent's name to get started. choose a state: Any AL AK AZ AR CA CO CT DE DC FL GA HI ID IL IN IA KS KY LA ME MD MA MI MN MS MO MT NE NV NH NJ NM NY NC ND OH OK OR PA RI SC SD TN TX UT VT VA WA WV WI WY INTL Start Now   Allen, Charles F. Wf. Libbie; ch. Ray and Fred. P. O....

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1921 Farmers’ Directory of Greeley Iowa

Abbreviations: Sec., section; ac., acres; Wf., wife; ch., children; ( ), years in county; O., owner; H., renter.   Adair, C. W. Wf. Bertha; ch. Florence, Maxine, Don. P. O. Exira, R. 1. O. 120 ac., sec. 24. (37.) Anderson, E. H. Wf. Christina; ch. Russell. P. O. Hamlin, R. 1. R. 153.91 ac., sec. 5. (20.) Owner, J. F. Mortinson. Artist, Dan’l. Wf. Sarah; ch. Ada, Sadie, George, John, Elmer, Anna, Clara, Madge, Robert. P. O. Exira, R. 1. O. 80 ac., sec. 2.5; O. 40 ac., sec. 36. Artist, John H. Wf. Mamie; ch. Homer, Hugh, Helen,...

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Genealogical and Family History of Vermont

Hiram Charlton took on the publication of the Genealogical and Family History of the State of Vermont for Lewis Publishing. In it, he enlisted the assistance of living residents of the state in providing biographical and genealogical details about their family, and then he published all 1104 family histories in two distinct volumes.

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Bloody Scenes in Alabama and Georgia

At this period, some exciting scenes occurred in the region now known as North Alabama. We have already followed a party of emigrants to the Cumberland. Many others flocked to that country, and it soon became well settled, for a wild country. The Upper Creeks and Cherokees continually made war upon these Cumberland people. The French, upon the Wabash, had, for a long time, carried on a commerce, near the sites of the present towns of Tuscumbia and Florence. So long as M. Viez was at the head of this trade, the Cumberland people were not harassed; but, recently, he had been succeeded by others, who supplied the Indians with arms, and encouraged them to attack the American settlements. The latter had only acted upon the defensive, but it was now determined to advance upon the frontier towns of the Indians. June 1 1787: One hundred and thirty men assembled, from different parts of the Cumberland region, and marched, under Colonel James Robertson, to the Tennessee river, piloted by two Chickasaws. David Hays was dispatched from Nashville with boats, laden with provisions, destined for the Muscle Shoals. Descending the Cumberland, he was furiously attacked by the Indians, at the mouth of Duck River, and, after some of his men had been killed and others wounded, he returned to Nashville with his boats. Owing to this the horsemen were without...

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Biographical Sketch of William R. Hays

Hays, William R., Ferrisburgh, Vergennes p. o., was born in Ferrisburgh, Vt., on September 10, 1824. He was married March 25, 1845, to Sophia Gregory, who died December 9, 1866, leaving two sons — Michael D. and Harvey W. He married his second wife, Mrs. Nancy Meader, of Lincoln, Vt., on December 1, 1867. They have had one daughter born to them — Emma S. (born December 18, 1870). She had by her first husband, John C. Meader, four children. W. R. Hays was a son of Seymour and Hannah Brydia Hays. He was born on August 20, 1780, and died on October 6, 1852, and Hannah was born on November 20, 1780. They had a family of nine children — Henry, Alonson, Samuel, Michael D., Rufus C., Seymour, Hial C., Hannah C., William R. Two are now living — Seymour and William R. Mrs. Hays died June 21,...

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Slave Narrative of Fannie Alexander

Interviewer: Miss Irene Robertson Person Interviewed: Fannie Alexander Location: Helena, Arkansas Age: 62 Occupation: Teacher “I was an orphant child. My mother-in-law told me during slavery she was a field hand. One day the overseer was going to whoop one of the women ’bout sompin or other and all the women started with the hoes to him and run him clear out of the field. They would killed him if he hadn’t got out of the way. She said the master hadn’t put a overseer over them for a long time. Some of ’em wouldn’t do their part and he put one of the men on the place over the women. He was a colored foreman. The women worked together and the men worked together in different fields. My mother-in-law was named Alice Drummond. She said they would cut the hoecakes in half and put that in your pan, then pour the beef stew on top. She said on Christmas day they had hot biscuits. They give them flour and things to make biscuit at home on Sundays. When they got through eating they take their plate and say, ‘Thank God for what I received.’ She said they had plenty milk. The churns was up high—five gallon churns. Some churns was cedar wood. The children would churn standing on a little stool. It would take two to churn. They...

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Biography of Charles M. Hays

A well known lawyer and pioneer of Idaho is Charles Marshall Hays, of Boise. Almost his entire life has been passed on the Pacific coast and he has therefore been a witness of the marvelous development of this section of the country. He was born in Saline County, Missouri, on the 22d of April 1845, and is descended from Irish ancestry. Members of the family were early residents of Virginia and Kentucky and were participants in the struggle that brought to the nation her independence. The grandfather of our subject removed from the Old Dominion to Kentucky during the pioneer epoch in its history, and there the birth of Gilmore Hays occurred. The latter married Mrs. Nevina Knox Montgomery, and to them were born seven children, of whom three are living. In 1848 the father crossed the plains to California, in 1852 went to Oregon, and in 1855 came to Idaho, when it was still a part of the territory of Washington. He was the first recorder of Owyhee County and held various offices of trust and honor under the territorial government. He was a man of unwavering integrity and ability, and lived to be seventy-one years of age, while his wife passed away at the age of thirty-five years. Their son, Charles Marshall Hays, was educated in the schools of California and Washington. When a boy he crossed the...

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Biography of Jeremiah Hays

Jeremiah Hays, of Ireland, married Jane Moore, of Scotland, and came to America and settled in Bourbon County, Kentucky, where they had Mary, Delila, Nancy, Joanna, Absalom, Jane, Thomas, Joseph, and Mahala. Mr. Hays, with his wife and two daughters, Jane and Mahala, started to Montgomery County, Mo., but when they reached St. Louis he died. His widow and children settled near Marthasville. Jane married Oliver McCleur, of Pennsylvania, who was a blacksmith, and settled in Warren County. Mahala married John Ward, of Kentucky, who was a hatter, and also settled in Warren County. Absalom and Joseph Hays came to Missouri with Dr. John Young, in 1816. Joseph married Kate Mahoney, and settled in Montgomery County. Absalom was the second Sheriff of Montgomery County, and after the organization of Warren, he was elected the first Sheriff of that County, which office he held alternately until 1845. He married Anna Skinner, of Montgomery County, by whom he had Jeremiah, Susan, John A., Jane, and Mary C. The year after Mr. Hays’ marriage he had to attend Court at Lewiston, and took his wife and little child with him to her father’s, who lived on Camp Branch, to remain while he was at court. But the session lasted longer than he expected, and his wife, impatient to be at home, persuaded her father to go with her. The journey was too...

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Biography of Victor A. Hays

Victor A. Hays is an example of the successful American who began as a telegraph operator and has reached a commanding position in industrial affairs. He is president of the Kansas Natural Gas Company and has spent the greater part of his active career in the oil and gas fields of the East and Southwest. Like many other successful men in the oil and gas industry Victor A. Hays is a native of Venango County, Pennsylvania, and of Irish ancestry. He was born near Oil City on April 27, 1863. He was educated in the public and Normal schools and began his independent career in 1880 by learning telegraphy. He was employed in that work until 1886, when he engaged in the natural gas business, entering the service of the Oil City Fuel Supply Company as bookkeeper, and has since been continuously in that business. Mr. Hays has been identified with the Kansas Natural Gas Company since 1905, beginning as general auditor and holding that position until he was elected president in December, 1914. His home has been at Independence since 1910. He is also president of the subsidiary companies of Kansas Natural Gas Company, including the Marnet Mining Company, the Edgar Oil Company, and the California Oil and Gas Company. Mr. Hays resides at 216 South Fifth Street. He is a democrat, a member of the Presbyterian Church,...

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Biographical Sketch of Eugene K. Hays

Hays, Eugene K.; merchant; born, Cleveland, Jan. 3, 1872; son of Joseph and Rosetta Swartzenburg Hays; educated, Cleveland public schools; married, Cleveland, Dec. 4, 1907, Edna Feiss; two daughters, Carrie Feiss, born Sept. 17, 1909, Virginia Jean, born Jan. 27, 1912; member firm of K. & E. Blouse Makers; pres. Aetna Realty Co.; member Excelsior and Oakwood Clubs, and Chamber of...

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Biographical Sketch of Louis H. Hays

Hays, Louis H.; manufacturer; born, Cleveland, Jan. 24, 1874; son of Joseph and Rosetta Schwarzenberg Hays; educated, University School, and Cornell University, 1898; married, Cleveland, June 25, 1902, Jessie Feiss; issue, Robert J., born June 28, 1903, Marie F., born Jan. 13, 1907; in 1896, began business career with Charles Eisenman & Co.; remained two years; then joined Louis Roeheimer in the decorating business, The Roeheimer & Hays Studio; after seven years, sold interest to Mr. Roeheimer, and established The Federal Knitting Mills Co.; after two years, and upon the organization of Charles Eisenman & Co., into the K. & E. Blouse Makers, returned there; still retain interest in Knitting Mill Co., mngr. K. & E. Blouse Makers; director The Federal Knitting Mills Co.; see ‘y and treas. Aetna Realty Co.; member Council Sociology, Chamber of Commerce; member Oakwood, and Rotary Clubs, Cleveland, and Cornell University Alumni...

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Hays, Alfred M. “Jack” – Obituary

Enterprise, Oregon Alfred M. “Jack” Hays, 84, of Walla Walla and formerly of Enterprise died June 10. A graveside service will begin at 11 a.m. Friday June 16 at the Enterprise Cemetery. Herring Groseclose and Bollman funeral homes are in charge of arrangements. Mr. Hays was born Aug. 6, 1921,to Omar H. and Anna L. Hays in Enterprise. He attended and Enterprise schools, and served in the Army during World War II. He married Jean Ratcliff in Enterprise, where they lived until 1964. He worked for Pacific Power and Light for 33 years in Enterprise and Walla Walla, until 1983. After retirement, the couple enjoyed traveling. They lived in Yuma, Ariz., in the winter. He was a life member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars and the Elks, and enjoyed fishing, hunting and golf. He prided himself in still walking the many golf courses where he played. Survivors include his wife of Walla Walla; children and their spouses, Tom and Victoria Hays of Vancouver, Wash., Tony Hays of Juneau, Alaska, and Jackie and Bob Schneider of Spokane; two grandchildren; two sisters Marge McBride and Freida Hansen; and three brothers, Buck, Bill and Frank Hays. Two more brothers, J.D. and Ron, died earlier. Memorials may be made to St. Mary Cancer Center in Walla Walla. The Observer Online, Obituaries for the week ending June 17, 2006, Published: June 19,...

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Hays, Clarence Edward – Obituary

Elgin, Oregon Clarence Edward Hays, 84, of Elgin died Sept. 22 at St. Alphonsus Hospital in Boise. Viewing will be from 4 to 6 p.m. Tuesday at Daniels Chapel of the Valley, 1502 Seventh St. A graveside service will begin at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Elgin Cemetery. A dinner will follow at the Elgin Community Center. Mr. Hays was born Oct. 7, 1921, to Luther and Ellen Bennett Hays in Baker City. The family lived in Missouri, Washington, Idaho and Oregon. He served in the Navy during World War II, and on Sept. 2, 1951, he married Beverly Case in Elgin. He worked at the Boise Cascade mill in Elgin until retiring in 1984. He was a member of the Carpenters and Joiners Union, the VFW, the Elgin Masonic Lodge, the Knights of Pythias and the Rockwall Grange. He was also an Elgin volunteer firefighter. He enjoyed gardening, camping, woodworking and attending his grandchildren’s athletic events. Survivors include his wife of Elgin; children and their Spouses, Jerry Hays, Dee Dee and Duke McClune, Gail and Eddie Toney, Denise and Don Ludwig and Jennifer and Rick Smith, all of Elgin; a sister, Bert Stephens of Kooskie, Idaho; brothers, Ben Hays and Charles Hays, both of Elgin; 15 grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and other relatives. A brother, Oliver Hays, and a sister, Bea Shaffer, died earlier. Memorials may be made to...

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Hays, William T. – Obituary

La Grande, Oregon Former Councilor Bill Hays Dies – Mardi Ford – The Observer Former La Grande city councilor William T. “Bill” Hays, 75, died Thursday at a local care center. A celebration of life is planned for 2 p.m. Wednesday at Loveland Funeral Chapel. Hays moved to La Grande in the early 1970s with his wife, Jacquie, and daughter, Ida. His involvement in the community began right away. For a time, he worked as a plan checker in the city building department. Eventually, Hays started his own construction business. An early accomplishment was the design and construction for a community senior center. The building still stands at the corner of Adams Avenue and Third Street. Hays’ desire to serve the residents of La Grande was evidenced in his tireless commitment as a volunteer and his patient pursuit of public office. After running unsuccessfully for the La Grande City Council, the Union County Board of Commissioners and the state senate, Hays was rewarded with a successful bid for city council in November 2002. He handily beat out Dan Stark, who came in second, and third-place Tim Hoffnagle for the two-year remainder of what was a vacated four-year seat. John Bozarth served with Hays during those two years and expressed his condolences upon hearing of Hays’ death. “One thing that was obvious about Bill was how much he loved this...

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Hays, Daniel Robert – Obituary

Daniel Robert Hays, 62, of West Linn, died May 17, 2009, due to pulmonary complications. Funeral services will be held at Saint Catherine’s Catholic Church in Enterprise on May 30 at 1 p.m. A final memorial and celebration of Dan’s life will be held afterward for family and friends. Dan was born Sept., 21 1946, and was raised in Enterprise. His parents Vernon and Mary Hays homesteaded in Joseph in the 1940s. Dan was one of five siblings. He worked on his family cattle ranch and earned money for college by playing his trumpet in a dance band, “The Yellow Jackets.” Dan was a member of the OSU marching band and performed in the 1964 Rose Bowl in Pasadena, Calif. He was also in the Baker City Elks Lodge Drum and Bugle Corps. Dan had a passion for music that sustained him his entire life and most recently played in a Portland R&B band. Sports were also a central part of Dan’s life. In high school he was a wrestler, football player and avid golfer. He made it to the state championships in wrestling and graduated in 1968 from Oregon State University with a bachelor’s in parks and recreation. He was a walk-on for the OSU football team. Although sidelined early after being diagnosed with diabetes, he was determined that it would never slow him down. He was a...

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