Lila Robena Hayes

Female13 October 1903–27 July 1999

Brief Life History of Lila Robena

When Lila Robena Hayes was born on 13 October 1903, in Wilkes, North Carolina, United States, her father, Joseph Oliver Hays, was 28 and her mother, Minnie Louise Hendren, was 21. She married Henry L. Dotson on 21 November 1928, in Wilkes, North Carolina, United States. She lived in Brushy Mountain Township, Wilkes, North Carolina, United States for about 10 years. She died on 27 July 1999, in North Wilkesboro, Wilkes, North Carolina, United States, at the age of 95.

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Henry L. Dotson
Lila Robena Hayes
Marriage: 21 November 1928

Sources (9)

  • Lile Hayes in household of Joseph O Hayes, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Lila Robena Hayes, "North Carolina Birth Index, 1800-2000"
  • Lila Rohena Hays, "North Carolina, County Marriages, 1762-1979 "

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  • Marriage
    21 November 1928Wilkes, North Carolina, United States
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    Siblings (10)

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    World Events (8)


    Age 1

    St. Louis, Missouri, United States hosts Summer Olympic Games.

    1918 · Fort Bragg Established

    Age 15

    Named after Confederate General Braxton Bragg, Fort Bragg in Fayetteville, North Carolina was established on September 4, 1918. It was used as one of three training camps used during WWI.


    Age 26

    13 million people become unemployed after the Wall Street stock market crash of 1929 triggers what becomes known as the Great Depression. President Herbert Hoover rejects direct federal relief.

    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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