George Hayes

3 July 1890–
Grand Rapids, Kent, Michigan, United States

The Life of George

When George Hayes was born on 3 July 1890, in Grand Rapids, Kent, Michigan, United States, his father, Patrick M Hayes, was 36 and his mother, Mary Jane Devitt, was 34.

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Family Time Line

Patrick M Hayes
1853–1909
Mary Jane Devitt
1856–1894
Frank Hayes
1882–
May Hayes
1883–
John Devitt Hayes
1884–1947
Elenor Hayes
1886–
George Hayes
1890–
Martin Joseph Daly
1892–1948

Parents and Siblings

    Male1853–1909Male

    Mary Jane Devitt

    Female1856–1894Female

siblings

(6)

+1 More Child

World Events (3)

1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 6

A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.
1898 · War with the Spanish

Age 8

After the explosion of the USS Maine in the Havana Harbor in Cuba, the United States engaged the Spanish in war. The war was fought on two fronts, one in Cuba, which helped gain their independence, and in the Philippines, which helped the US gain another territory for a time.
1903 · Ford Motor Company

Age 13

"Henry Ford built his first gasoline-powered vehicle, named the Quadricycle, in 1896, at his home in Detroit. Ford sold the Quadricycle for $200 and used the money to build a second car. In 1901, Ford raced his car ""Sweepstakes"" against Alexander Winton and won. The victory resulted in publicity for Ford which allowed him to gain investors for his new company, Ford Motor Company. The first Model A was sold on July 23, 1903, and the company was incorporated on November 13, 1903."

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 (2)

  • George Hayes in household of Patrick Hayes, "United States Census, 1900"
  • George Hayes, "Michigan, Births and Christenings, 1775-1995"

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