Annie Ruth Hayes

Brief Life History of Annie Ruth

When Annie Ruth Hayes was born on 23 December 1896, in Alabama, United States, her father, Thomas Wyatt Hayes, was 46 and her mother, Pisara Pearce, was 30. She married William Overton Davenport on 12 April 1921, in East Lake, Jefferson, Alabama, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons. She lived in Birmingham, Jefferson, Alabama, United States for about 10 years and Valley Head, DeKalb, Alabama, United States for about 20 years. She died on 16 March 1981, in Hillsborough, Florida, United States, at the age of 84, and was buried in Valley Head, DeKalb, Alabama, United States.

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Family Time Line

William Overton Davenport
1889–1970
Annie Ruth Hayes
1896–1981
Marriage: 12 April 1921
William Overton Davenport Jr
1922–1992
Thomas Hayes Davenport
1923–2000

Sources (15)

  • Annie Ruth Hayes in household of Luther Wright, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Annie Ruth Hayes, "Alabama County Marriages, 1809-1950"
  • Annie Ruth Hayes Davenport, "Find A Grave Index"

World Events (8)

1898 · War with the Spanish

After the explosion of the USS Maine in the Havana Harbor in Cuba, the United States engaged the Spanish in war. The war was fought on two fronts, one in Cuba, which helped gain their independence, and in the Philippines, which helped the US gain another territory for a time.

1898 · Florida Involvement in Spanish-American War

Florida played a critical role during the Spanish-American War. The port of Tampa saw the arrival of over 30,000 troops; this traffic resulted in the small town experiencing massive growth and becoming a city. Cuban-Americans across the state also helped with raising money and support for the war.

1919 · The Eighteenth Amendment

The Eighteenth Amendment established a prohibition on all intoxicating liquors in the United States. As a result of the Amendment, the Prohibition made way for bootlegging and speakeasies becoming popular in many areas. The Eighteenth Amendment was then repealed by the Twenty-first Amendment. Making it the first and only amendment that has been repealed.

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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