Anna Gertrude Hays

18 October 1904–6 November 1998 (Age 94)
Corning, Clay, Arkansas, United States

The Life of Anna Gertrude

When Anna Gertrude Hays was born on 18 October 1904, in Corning, Clay, Arkansas, United States, her father, Rutherford Benjamin Hays, was 24 and her mother, Bertha Albertie Lawson, was 21. She married Lawrence Warner Petty on 23 December 1929. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 3 daughters. She lived in Kilgore Township, Clay, Arkansas, United States in 1910. She died on 6 November 1998, in Portland, Multnomah, Oregon, United States, at the age of 94, and was buried in Marshfield, Webster, Missouri, United States.

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Family Time Line

Lawrence Warner Petty
Anna Gertrude Hays
Marriage: 23 December 1929
Freddie Petty
Lucille Arzella Petty
Elsie Ilene Petty
Ellen Louise Petty
Lawrence Warner Petty
Robert Alvin Petty
Jerry Leon Petty

Spouse and Children

23 December 1929


+2 More Children

Parents and Siblings




    Henry C Hays


    Ava Ellen Hayes



World Events (8)

1906 · Saving Food Labels

Age 2

The first of many consumer protection laws which ban foreign and interstate traffic in mislabeled food and drugs. It requires that ingredients be placed on the label.
1906 · Diamonds Found Near Murfreesboro

Age 2

In a 37- acre plowed field in  a state park in Murfreesboro, Arkansas visitors are able to go looking for diamonds. This was the site for the first diamond discovery in 1906. Through the years more than 33,100 diamonds have been found at the Crater of Diamonds. 

Age 25

13 million people become unemployed after the Wall Street stock market crash of 1929 triggers what becomes known as the Great Depression. President Herbert Hoover rejects direct federal relief.

Name Meaning

Irish and English: variant spelling of Hayes 1–4.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • Girtie A Hays in household of Releford Hays, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Mrs Gertie Petty, "United States, GenealogyBank Obituaries, 1980-2014"
  • Hayes in entry for Robert Alvin Petty, "California Birth Index, 1905-1995"

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