Catherine Thelma Hayes

11 July 1912–19 April 1999 (Age 86)
Arlington, Tarrant, Texas, United States

The Life of Catherine Thelma

When Catherine Thelma Hayes was born on 11 July 1912, in Arlington, Tarrant, Texas, United States, her father, Luther Warren Hayes Sr., was 42 and her mother, Maggie Schmitt, was 37. She married Ray Johnson Charles Sr. on 29 August 1931, in Dallas, Dallas, Texas, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons. She lived in Justice Precinct 1, Dallas, Texas, United States in 1920 and Dallas, Dallas, Texas, United States in 1930. She died on 19 April 1999, in Fort Worth, Tarrant, Texas, United States, at the age of 86, and was buried in Aledo, Parker, Texas, United States.

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Ray Johnson Charles Sr.
Catherine Thelma Hayes
Marriage: 29 August 1931
Richard Warren Charles
Ray Johnson Charles Jr.

Spouse and Children

29 August 1931
Dallas, Dallas, Texas, United States


    Richard Warren Charles


    Ray Johnson Charles Jr.


Parents and Siblings



    Mary Mae Hayes


    Rosa Pearl Hayes


    Lena Hayes


    William Hayes



+6 More Children

World Events (8)

1913 · The Sixteenth Amendment

Age 1

The Sixteenth Amendment allows Congress to collect an income tax without dividing it among the states based on population.
1914 · Steamboat Service Established with New York

Age 2

Satilla was the first Deepwater Steamship to arrive at the port of Houston. This accomplishment successfully established a steamboat service between Houston and New York City.
1935 · The FBI is Established

Age 23

The Bureau of Investigation's name was changed to the Federal Bureau of Investigation to help citizens know that the Government is helping protect from threats both domestically and abroad.

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)

  • Katherine Hays in household of Luther Hays, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Catharine Hayes in household of Luther Hayes, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Catherine Thelma Hayes in entry for Richard Warren Charles, "Texas Birth Certificates, 1903-1935"

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