Alma Hayes

11 January 1846–5 April 1935 (Age 89)
Nauvoo, Hancock, Illinois, United States

The Life Summary of Alma

When Alma Hayes was born on 11 January 1846, in Nauvoo, Hancock, Illinois, United States, his father, Thomas Warren Hayes, was 51 and his mother, Polly Hess, was 26. He married Annselina Thomas on 9 February 1867, in Farmington, Davis, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 8 daughters. He lived in Farmington, Davis, Utah, United States in 1870 and Georgetown, Bear Lake, Idaho, United States for about 40 years. He registered for military service in 1866. He died on 5 April 1935, in Soda Springs, Caribou, Idaho, United States, at the age of 89, and was buried in Georgetown, Bear Lake, Idaho, United States.

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Family Time Line

Alma Hayes
Annselina Thomas
Marriage: 9 February 1867
Mary Elizabeth Hayes
John Riley Hayes Sr
Mary Jane Hayes
Alma Hess Hayes
Catherine Hayes
Alice Louise Hayes
Margaret Hayes
Robert Thomas Hayes
Edith May Hayes
Harriet Ann Hayes
Esther Hayes
David William Hayes

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    9 February 1867Farmington, Davis, Utah, United States
  • Children


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    World Events (8)

    1848 · Fire Destroys the Temple
    Age 2
    On October 9, 1848, an arsonists fire claimed everything but the outer walls of the Nauvoo Temple since the structure was made out of limestone and wood. It was meant to discourage the Saints that had fled to never come back.
    Age 17
    Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
    1870 · The Fifteenth Amendment
    Age 24
    Prohibits the federal government and each state from denying a citizen the right to vote based on that citizen's race, color, or previous condition of servitude. It was the last of the Reconstruction Amendments.

    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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    History of Alma Hayes

    Alma Hayes was born in Nauvoo, Illinois, on 11 January 1846, a son of Thomas and Polly Hess Hayes. At that time his parents were being driven from Nauvoo in the cold of the winter. His mother crosse …

    Sources (107)

    • Alma Hayes, "United States Census, 1930"
    • Alma Hayes in entry for Horace Alma Hayes and Mary Naomi Haddock, "Utah, County Marriages, 1887-1940"
    • Alma Hayes, "Idaho Death Certificates, 1911-1937"

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