Zachary Stewart Hays

7 October 1857–29 October 1934 (Age 77)
North Otter Township, Macoupin, Illinois, United States

The Life of Zachary Stewart

When Zachary Stewart Hays was born on 7 October 1857, in North Otter Township, Macoupin, Illinois, United States, his father, Aaron Hays, was 26 and his mother, Cynthia Ellen Sina Chapman, was 20. He married Martha Elizabeth Grimmett on 21 March 1878, in Macoupin, Illinois, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 2 daughters. He lived in Macoupin, Illinois, United States for about 20 years. He died on 29 October 1934, in North Otter Township, Macoupin, Illinois, United States, at the age of 77, and was buried in North Otter Township, Macoupin, Illinois, United States.

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Family Time Line

Zachary Stewart Hays
Martha Elizabeth Grimmett
Marriage: 21 March 1878
Minnie Maud Hays
Edna Hays
Dennis Hays
John A. Hays
Luther Hays

Spouse and Children

21 March 1878
Macoupin, Illinois, United States


Parents and Siblings





    Charity Ellen Hayes


    Sarah Jane Hays


    Emily Frances Hays


World Events (8)

1858 · A House Divided

Age 1

Abraham Lincoln's goal was to be different than the previous Senators of Illinois and voice his opinion in how he saw the State and the United States start to drift apart in the different ideology on what was right and what was wrong. Even though it would become an unsuccessful campaign strategy to win the senate seat, to this day it is one of the most famous speeches of US politics.

Age 6

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

Age 24

Garfield was shot twice by Charles J. Guitea at Railroad Station in Washington, D.C. on July 2, 1881. After eleven weeks of intensive and other care Garfield died in Elberon, New Jersey, the second of four presidents to be assassinated, following Abraham Lincoln.

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)

  • Stewart Haye in household of Aaron Haye, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Zachary S Hays in household of Aaron Hays, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Steward Hays, "United States Census, 1880"

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