Joseph Gilbert Hayes

9 October 1851–17 September 1927 (Age 75)
Mount Vernon, Jefferson, Illinois, United States

The Life of Joseph Gilbert

When Joseph Gilbert Hayes was born on 9 October 1851, in Mount Vernon, Jefferson, Illinois, United States, his father, Henry Lewis Hayes Sr, was 31 and his mother, Eliza Jane Lauria Wallace, was 21. He married Mary Adeline Hopper on 18 March 1875, in Jefferson, Illinois, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 2 daughters. He lived in Jefferson, Illinois, United States in 1860 and Fern Prairie, Clark, Washington, United States in 1920. He died on 17 September 1927, in Mann Creek, Washington, Idaho, United States, at the age of 75, and was buried in Mann Creek Cemetery, Washington, Idaho, United States.

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Family Time Line

Joseph Gilbert Hayes
Mary Adeline Hopper
Marriage: 18 March 1875
Lewis Joshua Hayes
Orlando Rosco Hayse
Joe Frank Hayse
Herman Silas Hayse
Thyrza Malinda Hayes
Goldie Hayse

Spouse and Children

18 March 1875
Jefferson, Illinois, United States


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Parents and Siblings

    Henry Lewis Hayes Sr


    Eliza Jane Lauria Wallace




    Alexander Hayes



    Frances C Hayes


    Obadiah Silas Hayes


    Henry Lewis Hayes Jr


+6 More Children

World Events (8)

1856 · The Largest Map Company in the World

Age 5

William Rand opened a small printing shop in Chicago. Doing most of the work himself for the first two years he decided to hire some help. Rand Hired Andrew McNally, an Irish Immigrant, to work in his shop. After doing business with the Chicago Tribune, Rand and McNally were hired to run the Tribune's entire printing operation. Years later, Rand and McNally established Rand McNally & Co after purchasing the Tribune's printing business. They focused mainly on printing tickets, complete railroad guides and timetables for the booming railroad industry around the city. What made the company successful was the detailed maps of roadways, along with directions to certain places. Rand McNally was the first major map publisher to embrace a system of numbered highways and erected many of the roadside highway signs that have been adopted by state and federal highway authorities. The company is still making and updating the world maps that are looked at every day.

Age 12

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1872 · The First National Park

Age 21

Yellowstone National Park was given the title of the first national park by the U.S. Congress and signed into law by President Ulysses S. Grant. It is also believed to be the first national park in the world.

Name Meaning

1 Irish: reduced Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó hAodha ‘descendant of Aodh’, a personal name meaning ‘fire’ ( compare McCoy ). In some cases, especially in County Wexford, the surname is of English origin (see below), having been taken to Ireland by the Normans.2 English: habitational name from any of various places, for example in Devon and Worcestershire, so called from the plural of Middle English hay ‘enclosure’ ( see Hay 1), or a topographic name from the same word.3 English: habitational name from any of various places, for example in Dorset, Greater London (formerly in Kent and Middlesex), and Worcestershire, so called from Old English hǣse ‘brushwood’, or a topographic name from the same word.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Joseph Hays in household of Henry Hays, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Joseph G Hays in household of Henry L Hays, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Joseph G Hayes in household of Harry E Beecraft, "United States Census, 1920"

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