Ann Townsend Hayes
From Newspaper: Times March 21, 1889
by Carla Dunlap Krehbiel.
Thank you, Carla!
at her residence in this country, Mrs. John Hayes at 3 O'Clock PM, on
March 7th, 1889.
Ann Hayes was the daughter of John and Sophia Townsend and was born July
24, 1824, five miles southwest of McLeansboro on the old homestead which
was settled by her parents in an early day, while the state was still a
territory. Mrs. Hayes lived her whole life on the farm upon which she was
born. She raised a family of ten children, all of whom are living except
one, and all of whom were with her during her last illness except a son
who is in Missouri, to
administer her wants and mourn her loss.
was the oldest person in the county who had lived a whole life where they
had been born and reared. On
Hayes was an industrious and honorable woman and was loved and respected
by all who knew her. In her
was taken dangerously ill on February 26th with pneumonia, which resulted
in her death. She was
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