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Hayes, James Polk

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 1922.

   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.          


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