Ola Hayes

Brief Life History of Ola

When Ola Hayes was born on 26 November 1896, in North Carolina, United States, her father, William Henry Hayes, was 20 and her mother, Ozella Jackson, was 25. She married Festus Gainey on 3 October 1915, in Meadow Township, Johnston, North Carolina, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons. She lived in Goldsboro Township, Wayne, North Carolina, United States for about 5 years and Goldsboro, Wayne, North Carolina, United States in 1975. She died in December 1975, in Wayne, North Carolina, United States, at the age of 79, and was buried in Wayne Memorial Park, Dudley, Wayne, North Carolina, United States.

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Festus Gainey
Ola Hayes
Marriage: 3 October 1915
Festus Thurman Gainey
Kermit Hinton Gainey

Sources (25)

  • Ola Eainey in household of Ed Stevens, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Ollie Hayes im Eintrag für Kermit Hinton Gainey, „North Carolina, Center for Health Statistics, Vital Records Unit, County Birth Records, 1913-1922“
  • Ola Hayes, „North Carolina, County Marriages, 1762-1979 “

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World Events (8)

1897 · First Bill for Women Suffrage

In 1897, Senator J.L. Hyatt introduced the woman suffrage bill in North Carolina. The bill did not make it past the committee.

1898 · War with the Spanish

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.


U.S. intervenes in World War I, rejects membership of League of Nations.

Name Meaning

Irish (Cork): shortened 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.

English: variant of Hay , with post-medieval excrescent -s.

English: topographic name from the plural form of Middle English hay(e), heye, heghe ‘enclosure’ (see Hay ), sometimes used as a collective noun for a farm, especially in Devon, where it is a frequent minor placename. Compare Hain .

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

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