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Richard Ivo Hayden

Male 1873 - 1939  (65 years)


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  • Name Richard Ivo Hayden  [1, 2
    Alternate birth 8 Sep 1872  [3, 4
    Born 8 Sep 1873  Curdsville, Daviess, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 5, 6
    Gender Male 
    Alternate birth 8 Sep 1873  Owensboro, Daviess, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Died 15 Mar 1939  Bronx, NY Find all individuals with events at this location  [7, 8, 9, 10
    Buried 17 Mar 1939  Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Alexandria, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 11, 12, 13
    Person ID I3904  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  [2, 14, 15, 16
    Family ID F4188  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Patricia Jane "Patsy" Embry,   b. 22 Jan 1878,   d. 5 May 1963  (Age 85 years) 
    Last Modified 11 Oct 2020 
    Family ID F6930  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • According to the U.S. Army Register of Enlistments, 1798-1914, on ancestry.com, he served (as a clerk) in the US Cavalry, 27 May 1895 to 26 May 1898 and was discharged at Fort Du Chesne, Utah. According to U.S. National Cemetery Interment Control Forms, 1928-1962, also on ancestry.com, he then re-enlisted on 11 Jun 1898 and was discharged on 14 Oct of the same year with the rank of sergeant in company B of the 1st Kentucky Cavalry. His gravestone at Arlington describes him as a veteran of the Spanish-American War, which took place from April through August of 1898. Where he fought, if in fact he saw combat, is unknown to us. He may have re-enlisted again; the newspaper story transcribed below refers to him having been "[f]or a number of years", in connection with the Army, "stationed at Washington, and later at St. Louis".

      However those postings may fit into his timeline, the record of his daughter Jane's birth on 3 Oct 1906 says that he worked at that time for the "US Postal service". In 1910 he is seen in the record as a US government clerk at Liguan Military Reservation in the Philippines. He left that position in June 1912 for a job as the clerk of the Army quartermaster's depot in Jeffersonville, Indiana. In late 1912 he left government service for a job at an airplane company in Cincinnati, but by Sep 1918 he was a clerk at the War Department in Washington, DC, a position he still had in 1920. He was still living in Washington, DC in 1930. This is as much as we know of his working life.

      He died of bladder cancer at the VA hospital in the Bronx. The abstract of his death certificate helpfully informs us that his residence by then was "Vermont Apartments" in New Jersey.

      His death certificate gives his date of birth as 8 Sep 1873. His gravestone at Arlington says 8 Sep 1872.

      From the Owensboro Messenger-Inquirer, 5 Jan 1913, page 3:

      LETTER

      CLEARS UP DISAPPEARANCE OF IVO HAYDEN

      Left Jeffersonville to Get Position in Cincinnati—Was Born Near West Louisville

      Jeffersonville, Ind., Jan. 4. — R. Ivo Hayden, who was transferred to the quartermaster's depot here, last June from the Philippines, and located with his wife and two children, in a cottage at 305 East Chestnut street, and whose sudden and mysterious absence from his home caused much anxiety and uneasiness among his friends has been heard from, a letter being received by Frank B. Shepherd, a messenger at the government depot.

      Hayden, in his letter to Shepherd, said he had left Jeffersonville for the purpose of quitting the government service and had gone to Cincinnati, from which city he wrote, with a view of finding a position that he thought he would like better than the one he has been filling. It was stated by Hayden that he had notified his wife, who is in Lexington, Ky., where he was, and she would join him later.

      After reaching Cincinnati, Hayden wrote, three good positions were found to be open and one was accepted with an aeroplane company.

      The personal effects of Hayden are still in the cottage where he had been living since last June, 305 East Chestnut street, and no mention of them was made in the letter. Neither did Hayden offer any explanation as to why he left Jeffersonville unannounced, without locking the front door to his home. The vacancy caused by the leaving of Hayden brings up the question of how it will be filled. The general impression of those who were talked with last evening is that under the new army reorganization law an enlisted man will be promoted and send to Jeffersonville. If this is the case he will be the first soldier clerk at the depot.

      Born At West Louisville

      Ivo Hayden is the son of James S. Hayden, deceased, and was born and raised in the West Louisville neighborhood. He has a brother, Robert Hayden, living near Curdsville, and a sister, Mrs. Ernest Clark, near West Louisville. When a very young man Hayden entered the army, and by his efficient service has been promoted to a number of important positions. For a number of years he was stationed at Washington, and later at St. Louis.

  • Sources 
    1. [S2244] 1880 United States Federal census, on ancestry.com.

    2. [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.

    3. [S4517] U. S. Veterans' Gravesites, ca. 1775-2019, on ancestry.com.

    4. [S4519] Find a Grave page for Ivo Hayden.

    5. [S6] U.S. World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918, 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., year only.

    7. [S4516] New York, New York, Index to Death Certificates, 1862-1948, on ancestry.com.

    8. [S4519] Find a Grave page for Ivo Hayden., date only.

    9. [S4517] U. S. Veterans' Gravesites, ca. 1775-2019, on ancestry.com., date only.

    10. [S4540] U.S. National Cemetery Interment Control Forms, 1928-1962, on ancestry.com., date only.

    11. [S4516] New York, New York, Index to Death Certificates, 1862-1948, on ancestry.com., date only.

    12. [S4519] Find a Grave page for Ivo Hayden., place only.

    13. [S4540] U.S. National Cemetery Interment Control Forms, 1928-1962, on ancestry.com.

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

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

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