Estelle Douglas Hayden

13 January 1901–31 March 1996 (Age 95)
Gretna, Pittsylvania, Virginia, United States

The Life of Estelle Douglas

When Estelle Douglas Hayden was born on 13 January 1901, in Gretna, Pittsylvania, Virginia, United States, her father, Allison Buford Hayden, was 28 and her mother, Maud Ida Motley, was 23. She married George Coleman "Coley" Motley on 3 October 1920, in Pittsylvania, Virginia, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son. She lived in Chatham, Pittsylvania, Virginia, United States for about 20 years and Chatham Magisterial District, Pittsylvania, Virginia, United States in 1940. She died on 31 March 1996, in Danville, Virginia, United States, at the age of 95.

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George Coleman "Coley" Motley
Estelle Douglas Hayden
Marriage: 3 October 1920
Rawley Douglas Motley

Spouse and Children

3 October 1920
Pittsylvania, Virginia, United States


    Rawley Douglas Motley


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+1 More Child

World Events (8)

1902 · So Much Farm Land

Age 1

A law that funded many irrigation and agricultural projects in the western states.
1914 · Name changed

Age 13

Name change from Elba to Gretna in 1914.

Age 26

Charles Lindbergh makes the first solo nonstop transatlantic flight in his plane The Spirit of St. Louis.

Name Meaning

1 Irish: reduced form of O’Hayden, an Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó hÉideáin and Ó hÉidín ‘descendant of Éideán’ or ‘descendant of Éidín’, personal names apparently from a diminutive of éideadh ‘clothes’, ‘armor’. There was also a Norman family bearing the English name (see 2 below), living in County Wexford.2 English: habitational name from any of various places called Hayden or Haydon. The three examples of Haydon in Northumberland are named from Old English hēg ‘hay’ + denu ‘valley’. Others, for example in Dorset, Hertfordshire, Somerset, and Wiltshire, get the name from Old English hēg ‘hay’ (or perhaps hege ‘hedge’ or (ge)hæg ‘enclosure’) + dūn ‘hill’.3 Jewish: see Heiden .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Estell Motly in household of Geo C Motly, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Estelle D Haden in household of Allison B Haden, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Estell D Matley in household of George C Matley, "United States Census, 1930"

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