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Dennis Hays
Read Twp.

Dennis Hays, one of the prominent citizens of Clayton County, was born in County Claire, Ireland, in the year 1826. His parents, John and Bridget (O'Laughlin) Hays, were likewise natives of that country, where the former died in 1849. She came to the United States in 1855, and died in Dubuque County, Ia., in 1865. Dennis emigrated to this country in 1851, and came to Clayton County in 1859. He now owns a finely cultivated farm in Read Township, and is one of our representative men. His marriage occurred in 1855 to Bridget, daughter of Timothy and Mary Liddy. Their union has been blessed with six children-- John, born Aug. 17, 1856; Michael, Jan. 17, 1859; Mary, March 4, 1861; Bridget, Nov. 1, 1862; Margaret, July 13, 1864, and Honora, March 3, 1866. The family are members of the Roman Catholic church. Mr. Hays votes the Democratic ticket.

source: History of Clayton County, Iowa, 1882, p. 1075
transcribed by Sally Scarff and Marlene Chaney


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