Otho Roy Hay

7 November 1887–11 August 1954 (Age 66)
Wabash Township, Darke, Ohio, United States

The Life of Otho Roy

When Otho Roy Hay was born on 7 November 1887, in Wabash Township, Darke, Ohio, United States, his father, Francis Marion Hay, was 24 and his mother, Ida Bell Ruebush, was 23. He married Ruth Agnes Smith on 8 June 1910. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 2 daughters. He lived in Justice Precinct 1, Eastland, Texas, United States in 1930 and Justice Precinct 1, Stephens, Texas, United States in 1940. He registered for military service in 1887. He died on 11 August 1954, in Breckenridge, Stephens, Texas, United States, at the age of 66, and was buried in Breckenridge, Stephens, Texas, United States.

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Family Time Line

Otho Roy Hay
Ruth Agnes Smith
Marriage: 8 June 1910
Chester Leroy Hay
Nelda Hay
Virginia Ruth Hay

Spouse and Children

8 June 1910


    Chester Leroy Hay


    Nelda Hay



Parents and Siblings

    Francis Marion Hay


    Ida Bell Ruebush




    Carry Elvy Hay




    Noah David Hay


    Orpha Ruth Hay


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World Events (8)

1890 · The Sherman Antitrust Act

Age 3

This Act tried to prevent the raising of prices by restricting trade. The purpose of the Act was to preserve a competitive marketplace to protect consumers from abuse.
1892 · The Chicago Canal

Age 5

The Chicago River Canal was built as a sewage treatment scheme to help the city's drinking water not to get contaminated. While the Canal was being constructed the Chicago River's flow was reversed so it could be treated before draining back out into Lake Michigan.
1906 · Saving Food Labels

Age 19

The first of many consumer protection laws which ban foreign and interstate traffic in mislabeled food and drugs. It requires that ingredients be placed on the label.

Name Meaning

1 Scottish and English: topographic name for someone who lived by an enclosure, Middle English hay(e), heye (Old English (ge)hæg, which after the Norman Conquest became confused with the related Old French term haye ‘hedge’, of Germanic origin). Alternatively, it may be a habitational name from any of various places named with this word, including Les Hays and La Haye in Normandy. The Old French and Middle English word was used in particular to denote an enclosed forest. Compare Haywood . This name was taken to Ireland (County Wexford) by the Normans.2 Scottish and English: nickname for a tall man, from Middle English hay, hey ‘tall’, ‘high’ (Old English hēah).3 Scottish and English: from the medieval personal name Hay, which represented in part the Old English byname Hēah ‘tall’, in part a short form of the various compound names with the first element hēah ‘high’.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Otha R Hay, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Otho R Hay, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Otho R Hay in household of Marion F Hay, "United States Census, 1900"

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