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William Urban Hayden

Male 1883 - 1915  (32 years)


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  • Name William Urban Hayden  [1, 2
    Born 30 Aug 1883  [3
    Gender Male 
    Died 9 Sep 1915  Cavite, Philippines Find all individuals with events at this location  [4, 5
    Buried St. Alphonsus Cemetery, West Louisville, Daviess, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Person ID I1040  Ancestry of PNH, TNH, and others
    Last Modified 12 Oct 2020 

    Father James S. Hayden,   b. 23 Aug 1836, Nelson County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 Nov 1908, Daviess County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 72 years) 
    Mother Mary Drucilla Hayden,   b. 4 Apr 1847, Daviess County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Apr 1890, near West Louisville, Daviess, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 43 years) 
    Married 28 Jan 1868  Daviess County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location  [6, 7, 8, 9
    Family ID F4188  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • The memorial inscription on his gravestone, as shown in the photograph on his Find a Grave page, clearly gives a death date of 16 Sep 1915. But the Navy record of his death says that on "9 September 1915", on the U.S.S. Decatur, "At 3:45 p.m. an explosion occurred in compartment A-2 or A-97-M, killing HAYDEN, William U., Chief Gunner's Mate, USN; BELL, Ewell, Gunner's Mate 3rd Class, USN; ELKINS, Loid J., Gunner's Mate 3rd Class, USN."

      Owensboro Messenger, Wednesday, 24 Nov 1915:

      BURIAL OF A SOLDIER TAKES PLACE AT ST. JOSEPH

      The remains of William U. Hayden, formerly of West Louisville, who was killed in an explosion while acting as chief gunner's mate on board the Decatur at Cavite, Philippine Islands, about the middle of last September, arrived Tuesday morning and were taken to St. Joseph, where the funeral was conducted from St. Alphonsus Catholic church, with interment in the church burying grounds. The deceased was the son of Mr. and Mrs. J. S. Hayden, both deceased, and has several brothers and one sister. Mr. Hayden served many years in the army, enlisting the last time in the navy at San Diego, Calif., May 4, 1913.

  • Sources 
    1. [S2232] 1900 United States Federal census, on ancestry.com.

    2. [S4021] 1910 United States Federal census, on ancestry.com.

    3. [S4528] Find a Grave page for William V [sic] Hayden.

    4. [S4529] "Burial of a Soldier Takes Place at St. Joseph." Owensboro Messenger, Wednesday, 24 Nov 1915., month and place only.

    5. [S4539] U.S., Navy Casualties Books, 1776-1941, on ancestry.com.

    6. [S312] John Medley (1615-1660), St. Mary's County Maryland, His Descendants, by Mary Louise Donnelly. Ennis, Texas: Mary Louise Donnelly, 1995.

    7. [S4530] Kentucky Marriages, 1785-1979, on familysearch.org.

    8. [S263] History of Daviess County, Kentucky. Together with Sketches of Its Cities, Villages and Townships, Educational, Religious, Civil, Military, and Political History; Portraits of Prominent Persons, Biographies of Representative Citizens. And an Outline History of Kentucky. Chicago: Inter-State Publishing Company, 1883.

    9. [S926] Owensboro (Kentucky) Messenger, 5 Nov 1908.