George Hayes

Male27 December 1931–8 June 2013

Brief Life History of George

When George Hayes was born on 27 December 1931, in Los Angeles, California, United States, his father, Elmer Willard Hayes, was 28 and his mother, Emma June Takvorian, was 26. He lived in Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, United States in 1940. He died on 8 June 2013, at the age of 81.

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Elmer Willard Hayes
Emma June Takvorian
Elmer Willard Hayes Junior
George Hayes

Sources (3)

  • George Hays in household of Elmer W Hays, "United States Census, 1940"
  • George Leon Hayes, "California Birth Index, 1905-1995"
  • George Leon Hayes, "California, County Marriages, 1850-1952"

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World Events (8)


Age 1

Amelia Earhart completes first solo nonstop transatlantic flight by a woman.

1934 · Alcatraz Island Becomes Federal Penitentiary

Age 3

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. 

1953 · Grizzly Bear Becomes State Animal

Age 22

The California grizzly bear became designated as the state animal in 1953.

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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