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Posted By: Sarah Thorson Little (email)
Date: 3/30/2012 at 20:32:31

In Response To: HAYDEN, WULFEKUHL (cathy hayden)

According to the marriage record on July 10, 1888 in Guttenberg, Clayton County, Iowa, Richard Hayden's parents were James Hayden and Bridget Meehan. Richard is enumerated in 1850 with his parents in Cold Spring, Putnam, New York; James was born in 1822 in Ireland and was a bricklayer. Ann was born in Ireland in 1824. In 1856 and in 1870, he is enumerated with the Richard Meehan family in Clayton County, Iowa. Richard and Ann Meehan are also buried in St. Joseph's Catholic Cemetery in Garnavillo, Iowa. From his obituary that follows, Richard's dates are:

July 20, 1846 -- December 27, 1934

Stroke Fatal to Richard Hayden, Pioneer of County

Richard Hayden, aged 88, a pioneer of Clayton county, died Thursday morning at seven oclock after an illness of many years, which culminated in a stroke of paralysis a few hours before his death. He was buried Saturday morning in St. Josephs Catholic cemetery at Garnavillo following requiem mass at St. Marys church in Guttenberg. Rev. J. A. Dupont of St. Marys church officiated at the church and grave.

Mr. Hayden was born in Cold Springs, N. Y., on July 20, 1846, and when but four years old came with his parents to Iowa, making the long trip by stage, barge and covered wagon in company with other western settlers. The family stopped off near Clayton and there he grew to young manhood, helping his parents on the home farm. On July 10, 1888, he was married to Miss Frances Wulfekuhl at Guttenberg and continued to farm, with his wife, for the next twenty years. They then moved to Guttenberg where they have made their home. Mr. Hayden lost his eyesight some years ago.

He is survived by his widow, one daughter, Mrs. Fannie Longbothom of Chicago and one son, Raymond of Minneapolis. There are also two grandchildren and several step-brothers and sisters.

Mr. Hayden was a devout member of St. Marys church, performing the duties of his religion steadfastly, despite his great affliction. The family have the sympathy of the community in their sorrow.

27 December 1934
Guttenberg Press - Iowa

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