Esther May Hayward

17 June 1896–2 February 1964 (Age 67)
Grant, Nebraska, United States

The Life of Esther May

When Esther May Hayward was born on 17 June 1896, in Grant, Nebraska, United States, her father, William Henry Hayward, was 28 and her mother, Augusta Matte Larson, was 21. She married Gerald Adly Bump on 10 May 1914, in Hyannis, Grant, Nebraska, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 3 daughters. She lived in Cherry, Nebraska, United States for about 10 years and Lackey Election Precinct, Cherry, Nebraska, United States in 1940. She died on 2 February 1964, in Whitman, Grant, Nebraska, United States, at the age of 67, and was buried in Whitman Cemetery, Whitman, Grant, Nebraska, United States.

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Family Time Line

Gerald Adly Bump
Esther May Hayward
Marriage: 10 May 1914
William Richard "Dick" Bump
Barbara Ellen Bump
Barbara Ellen Bump
Joe Bump
Walter Leon Bump
Linnien Carol Bump

Spouse and Children

10 May 1914
Hyannis, Grant, Nebraska, United States


    William Richard "Dick" Bump


    Barbara Ellen Bump



    Joe Bump


    Walter Leon Bump


+1 More Child

Parents and Siblings




    Charlotte Elizabeth Hayward



    Stella M Hayward


    Ada Hayward


World Events (8)

1898 · War with the Spanish

Age 2

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.
1900 · Gold for Cash!

Age 4

This Act set a price at which gold could be traded for paper money.
1916 · The First woman elected into the US Congress

Age 20

Jeannette Pickering Rankin became the first woman to hold a federal office position in the House of Representatives, and remains the only woman elected to Congress by Montana.

Name Meaning

English: occupational name for an official who was responsible for protecting land or enclosed forest from damage by animals, poachers, or vandals, from Middle English hay ‘enclosure’ ( see Hay 1) + ward ‘guardian’.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Esther Hawyard in household of William H Hawyard, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Esther Bump in household of Gerald A Bump, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Esther M Bump in household of Gerald A Bump, "United States Census, 1920"

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