John Wesley Haley

Male4 March 1925–1 September 1985

Brief Life History of John Wesley

When John Wesley Haley was born on 4 March 1925, in Russell, Leon, Texas, United States, his father, Gus Hailey, was 22 and his mother, Annie Lee Lusk, was 18. He lived in Justice Precinct 3, Leon, Texas, United States for about 10 years. He died on 1 September 1985, in Frost, Navarro, Texas, United States, at the age of 60, and was buried in Hopewell Cemetery, Normangee, Leon, Texas, United States.

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Family Time Line

Gus Hailey
Annie Lee Lusk
Vadie Mae Hailey
John Wesley Haley
Effie Lee Haley
Martha Hailey
Betty Joe Cole

Sources (9)

  • John W Haley in household of Gus Haley, "United States Census, 1940"
  • John Wesley Hailey, "Texas, World War II Draft Registration Cards, 1940-1947"
  • John Hailey, "United States Social Security Death Index"

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Siblings (5)

World Events (8)


Age 2

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

1929 · The Great Depression Arrives

Age 4

Like most of the country, the economy of Texas suffered greatly after the Stock Market Crash of 1929. Thousands of city workers were suddenly unemployed and relied on a variety of government relief programs; unemployed Mexican citizens were required to take one-way bus tickets to Mexico.


Age 16

Japanese attack Pearl Harbor.

Name Meaning

English: habitational name from Hailey (Oxfordshire), Heylee in Chapel en le Frith (Derbyshire), Haley in Northowram (Yorkshire), or one or other of the places called Highley in Parracombe and Upottery (Devon). All the placenames derive from Old English hēg ‘hay’ + Old English lēah ‘woodland clearing’, except Highley in Upottery, whose first element may be Old English hēah ‘high’.

English (southeastern): aspirated pronunciation of Ayley, a variant of Aylett .

Irish: adopted form of Mac Céile, see McHale .

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

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