Dannah Earl Hayes

19 February 1912–13 October 1992 (Age 80)
Wilkesboro, Wilkes, North Carolina, United States

The Life of Dannah Earl

When Dannah Earl Hayes was born on 19 February 1912, in Wilkesboro, Wilkes, North Carolina, United States, his father, William Oliver Hayes, was 26 and his mother, Sarah Margaret Johnson, was 23. He married Letha Myrtle Lunsford on 22 January 1936, in Wilkes, North Carolina, United States. He lived in Wilkes, North Carolina, United States in 1935 and Lovelace Township, Wilkes, North Carolina, United States in 1940. He died on 13 October 1992, in San Bernardino, California, United States, at the age of 80, and was buried in Barstow, San Bernardino, California, United States.

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Dannah Earl Hayes
1912–1992
Letha Myrtle Lunsford
1919–1994
Marriage: 22 January 1936

Spouse and Children

    Male1912–1992Male

    Letha Myrtle Lunsford

    Female1919–1994Female

MARRIAGE
22 January 1936
Wilkes, North Carolina, United States

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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.
1918 · Fort Bragg Established

Age 6

Named after Confederate General Braxton Bragg, Fort Bragg in Fayetteville, North Carolina was established on September 4, 1918. It was used as one of three training camps used during WWI.
1934 · Alcatraz Island Becomes Federal Penitentiary

Age 22

Alcatraz Island officially became Alcatraz Federal Penitentiary on August 11, 1934. The island is situated in the middle of frigid water and strong currents of the San Francisco Bay, which deemed it virtually inescapable. Alcatraz became known as the toughest prison in America and was seen as a “last resort prison.” Therefore, Alcatraz housed some of America’s most notorious prisoners such as Al Capone and Robert Franklin Stroud. Due to the exorbitant cost of running the prison, and the deterioration of the buildings due to salt spray, Alcatraz Island closed as a penitentiary on March 21, 1963. 

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)

  • Danimah Hayes in household of William G Hayes, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Dannah Hayes in household of Sarah Hayes, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Janiah Hays in household of Willam Hays, "United States Census, 1930"

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