|Hayes, James Polk
May 13, 1845 – July 27, 1922
J. P. Hayes Dead
James Polk Hayes was
born in Tennessee May 13, 1845, a son of William Hayes, and came to
Texas in an early day settling at Old Snow Hill and spent his life in
this section of the country; moving to Omaha, where he accumulated
considerable property interests, and where he died on the 27 day of July
He was married to
Miss Salione Coffey, daughter of Langston Coffey, another pioneer family
of North East Texas, August 3, 1870 from which union two sons were born,
the oldest dying at 3 years of age, and the second, William Z. Hayes, a
prominent banker of Dallas, and who was with his father in his last
hours on earth, survives: the wife and mother having preceded them both
several years since.
Mr. Hayes had been a
very strong man in his early life, served faithfully in the Confederate
army for a term of years, and went through many experiences which many
of us will never know. He was a member of the Primitive Baptist church
at Old Spring Hill and was for the past many years considered and known
as one of the leading members.
He has been a
sufferer from rheumatism the past few years and had taken treatment at
different places, even spending some time in Hot Springs, Ark. a year or
two since, but relief seemed only temporary, and finally about two
months ago he was stricken bedfast and paralysis of the lower limbs
developed and his suffering was intense until the end, except when given
medical relief by his faithful physicians and nurses who were kept
faithfully at his service.
His body was followed
to Spring Hill by many friends and relatives on the 28th and interred by
the side of his wife after impressive funeral services by Elder W. B.
Robertson amid tears of deep sorrow. The Breeze and many others join in
deep sorrow for the bereft ones, and especially for the lone son, who in
his own words said to us it was hard to give up his mother when she
went, but as it is with him now he will miss his father even more.
The above obituary
was printed on the front page of the August 3, 1922 issue of the OMAHA
BREEZE, at Omaha, Morris County, Texas.