Doddridge County Roots

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James A. Garfield HAYS

Male 1893 - 1918  (24 years)


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  • Name James A. Garfield HAYS 
    Born 9 Oct 1893  Tyler Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3
    Gender Male 
    Census 1900, 1910  McClellan District, Doddridge Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • In household of his first cousin once removed, Sophia Harris Dye, and her husband John Dye. James's father Christopher was also in the household in 1900. His mother was not with them in the 1900 Census, and she died just prior to the 1910 Census.
    Occupation 1910 
    farm laborer on home farm 
    Occupation 1917  [1
    tool dresser for oil wells at Mt. Clare WVa 
    Residence 1917  Salem, Doddridge Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    • The mailing address "Salem R. #3" would indicate his residence as Big Battle, Doddridge County.
    Military From 3 Aug 1918 to 28 Sep 1918  [2
    S2, Unit J, U.S.N.R.F., World War I 
    Died 28 Sep 1918  Norfolk, VA Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3
    Cause: bronchopneumonia 
    • at the US Naval Hospital, Naval Operating Base, Hampton Road, Virginia
    Buried Pleasant Baptist Church Cemetery, Center Point, Doddridge Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location  [4, 5
    Notes 
    • Obituary, "Doddridge County Republican," Thursday, October 17, 1918:

      GOLDEN STAR ADDED
      JAMES A. GARFIELD HAYS

      James A. Garfield Hays, son of Christopher and Sylvia Hays, deceased, died of pneumonia at the Hampton Roads Hospital Sept. 28, 1918, aged 24 years, 11 months and 19 days.

      Called from his home with his grandmother, Mrs. Sophia Dye of Big Battle, Aug. 3, 1918, he entered the service of his country and began training at the U.S. Naval Base, Hampton Road, Virginia, where death claimed him. He was a member of Unit J.

      Two half-brothers, residing with their grandparents in Tyler, and the aged grandmother who reared him to manhood after the death of his mother in his early infancy, mourn their loss.

      The remains arrived at Salem Wednesday, Oct. 2nd, and the funeral services were conducted at Center Point by Rev. Perine at 2:00 p.m. that afternoon.

      (Note: The surname Hays was misspelled Hayes throughout.)
    Person ID I121338  Doddridge County Roots
    Last Modified 13 Nov 2018 

    Father Christopher Columbus HAYS,   b. 4 May 1873, Shirley, Tyler Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Jan 1953, West Union, Doddridge Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 79 years) 
    Mother Savilla PRATT,   b. Jun 1874, Tyler Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Feb 1910, Wilbur, Tyler Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 35 years) 
    Married 25 Nov 1892  Tyler Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F52165  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsDied - Cause: bronchopneumonia - 28 Sep 1918 - Norfolk, VA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Pleasant Baptist Church Cemetery, Center Point, Doddridge Co, WV Link to Google Earth
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  • Photos
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    Documents
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    121338_HAYES_James-A-Garfield_1893-1918_Obit_DCRepublican.jpg
    121338_HAYS_James-A-Garfield_1893-1918_DeathCertificate.jpg
    121338_HAYS_James-A-Garfield_1893-1918_DeathCertificate.jpg
    121338_HAYS_James-A-Garfield_WW-One_DraftRegistration_5Jun1917.jpg
    121338_HAYS_James-A-Garfield_WW-One_DraftRegistration_5Jun1917.jpg
    999999_Casualties-of-WWI_Unheralded-Heroes-of-Doddridge-County.pdf
    999999_Casualties-of-WWI_Unheralded-Heroes-of-Doddridge-County.pdf

  • Sources 
    1. [S1875] World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918, National Archives and Records Administration, (Ancestry.com online database).

    2. [S56] Virginia Death Records, 1912-2014 [database on-line], (Ancestry.com).

    3. [S5] Headstone.

    4. [S2582] West Virginia Veterans Memorial Archives Database, (http://www.wvculture.org/history/wvmemory/wvvetmem.html).

    5. [S934] Findagrave.com.