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William Richard Workman

William Richard Workman

Male 1875 - 1945  (69 years)

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Generation: 1

  1. 1.  William Richard WorkmanWilliam Richard Workman was born on 4 Oct 1875 in Fulton County, Kentucky; died on 1 Jul 1945 in Detroit, Wayne, Michigan; was buried in Fairview Cemetery, Fulton, Fulton, Kentucky.

    Other Events:

    • Alternate birth: 18 Sep 1876, Fulton County, Kentucky

    Notes:

    Dates for William Richard Workman:

    Kentucky Birth Records, 1852-1910, on ancestry.com, gives his birth date as 7 October 1875.

    Kentucky Birth Records, 1847-1911, on ancestry.com, gives his birth date as 18 Sep 1876. But the handwritten record of 1876 Fulton County births is peculiar. The births are in neither name nor date order, which suggests that this ledger was made well after 1876 by copying a stack of individual records. And while most of the records show the name and birth state of both parents, Wm. Workman's shows only that his father was J. P. Workman. So we're not sure how much stock we can put in this record.

    Notes taken by Jeannette Hayden in conversation with his daughter Neville Workman give his birth date as 4 October 1875.

    The 1880 Fulton County, KY census lists him as "W. R." and gives his age as 5, which is consistent with that.

    The 1900 Fulton County, KY census gives his birthdate as "Sept. 1876" and his age as 23.

    The 1910 census gives his birth date as "about 1877"; the 1920 census says "abt 1878".

    And the Hammonds family tree page gives his birthdate as 4 October 1877.

    The Hammonds page is our only source for his death date. We've put Detroit down as his place of death because Patrick's mother recollects, based on conversations with his father's family members, that in later years he came up north and had a small store -- "a little candy store, which could have been a sort of convenience store, in Detroit." Evidently his wife Kate and his daughter Mildred wouldn't see him, but his daughter Neville would visit him and called him "Papa."

    There is a Richard Workman listed in the 1940 US Federal census as living at 1012 Clay St. in Detroit, born in Kentucky, estimated birth date "abt 1877", listed as "married" but evidently living alone. His occupation is given as "salesman" for a "supply shop"; he is shown as self-employed; he worked all 52 weeks of 1939, and he worked an eye-popping 90 hours in the week of March 24-30, 1940. (This is an actual question in the 1940 census.) All for an income of $300 a year. This certainly could be our William Richard Workman.

    (1012 Clay Street is about a half-mile southeast of the GM Detroit-Hamtramck Assembly. The street today is at least half composed of vacant lots; there is no building standing at number 1012, but it's clear that it was never an affluent area.)

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    This, which is primarily about his father, gives his dates as 4 Oct 1877 - 1 Jul 1945. It also calls him "Willie R. Workman."

    We're going to go with 4 October 1875 for these reasons:

    (1) It's what his daughter Neville remembered
    (2) The Kentucky record (7 October) may actually be a christening
    (3) It's also the date given by the rootsweb page cited just above, albeit in 1877, not 1875

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    There is a Find a Grave page for William Richard "Willie" Workman, who would appear to be our William Workman. There is no genealogical information shown -- neither parents, nor spouse, nor children -- and the only date shown is a birthdate of 1876. But it does claim that he's buried in Fairview Cemetery, Fulton, Kentucky, and it shows a headstone which reads:

    WORKMAN

    GRACE HORACE WILLIE JEFF SIS

    Our William Workman had siblings named Grace and Horace; his father was named Jefferson; and his mother Narcissa was generally addressed as "Sis." So wherever and whenever he died, he would appear to be buried here.

    William married Kate Jacobs on 12 Nov 1903 in Gibson County, Tennessee. Kate (daughter of Monroe Marshall Jacobs and Mary Frances "Fannie" Butler) was born on 11 Mar 1886 in Milan, Gibson, Tennessee; died on 4 Jul 1964 in Detroit, Wayne, Michigan; was buried on 7 Jul 1964 in Forest Lawn Cemetery, Detroit, Wayne, Michigan. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]

    Children:
    1. 2. Neville Workman  Descendancy chart to this point was born on 12 Dec 1904 in Fulton County, Kentucky; died on 22 Mar 1986 in Detroit, Wayne, Michigan; was buried in Forest Lawn Cemetery, Detroit, Wayne, Michigan.
    2. 3. Mildred Workman  Descendancy chart to this point was born on 9 Mar 1911 in Fulton, Fulton, Kentucky; died on 30 Sep 1990 in Detroit, Wayne, Michigan; was buried in Holy Sepulchre Cemetery, Southfield, Oakland, Michigan.


Generation: 2

  1. 2.  Neville Workman Descendancy chart to this point (1.William1) was born on 12 Dec 1904 in Fulton County, Kentucky; died on 22 Mar 1986 in Detroit, Wayne, Michigan; was buried in Forest Lawn Cemetery, Detroit, Wayne, Michigan.

    Notes:

    From Jas Hayden:

    "6416 Helen was the apartment where my Grandmother Workman and Aunt Neville ('Sissy', 'Pea-Pa') lived in Detroit....where I spent many happy urban neighborhood hours away from Muddy Shoulders, [but] was in the path of the Edsel Ford Expressway so the entire area remains only in my dreams."


  2. 3.  Mildred WorkmanMildred Workman Descendancy chart to this point (1.William1) was born on 9 Mar 1911 in Fulton, Fulton, Kentucky; died on 30 Sep 1990 in Detroit, Wayne, Michigan; was buried in Holy Sepulchre Cemetery, Southfield, Oakland, Michigan.

    Mildred married James Delbert Hayden on 31 Jan 1935 in St. Gregory, Detroit, Wayne, Michigan. James (son of Clarence Eugene "E. C." Hayden and Sarah Frances "Fannie" Newton) was born on 23 Sep 1901 in Owensboro, Daviess, Kentucky; died on 30 Nov 1962 in Warren, Macomb, Michigan; was buried in Holy Sepulchre Cemetery, Southfield, Oakland, Michigan. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]

    Children:
    1. 4. James Elbert Hayden  Descendancy chart to this point was born on 17 Jan 1936 in Detroit, Wayne, Michigan.
    2. 5. Judith Lynne Hayden  Descendancy chart to this point was born on 24 Jul 1941 in Detroit, Wayne, Michigan; died on 28 May 2017; was buried in Holy Sepulchre Cemetery, Southfield, Oakland, Michigan.


Generation: 3

  1. 4.  James Elbert HaydenJames Elbert Hayden Descendancy chart to this point (3.Mildred2, 1.William1) was born on 17 Jan 1936 in Detroit, Wayne, Michigan.

    James married Jeannette Mary White on 7 Sep 1957 in St. Thomas Aquinas, East Lansing, Ingham, Michigan. Jeannette (daughter of Everett Luke White and Gwendolyn Lottie Gyles) was born on 28 Sep 1935 in Flint, Genesee, Michigan. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]

    Children:
    1. 6. Patrick James Hayden  Descendancy chart to this point was born on 2 Jan 1959 in Lansing, Ingham, Michigan.
    2. 7. Benjamin Titus Hayden  Descendancy chart to this point was born on 19 Nov 1962 in Chicago, Cook, Illinois.
    3. 8. Peter Matthias Hayden  Descendancy chart to this point was born on 24 Feb 1965 in Iowa City, Johnson, Iowa; died on 25 Nov 2017 in Oakland, Alameda, California.

  2. 5.  Judith Lynne Hayden Descendancy chart to this point (3.Mildred2, 1.William1) was born on 24 Jul 1941 in Detroit, Wayne, Michigan; died on 28 May 2017; was buried in Holy Sepulchre Cemetery, Southfield, Oakland, Michigan.

    Family/Spouse: Domenico Papagni. Domenico was born on 11 Jun 1939 in Vieste, Foggia, Puglia, Italy; died on 23 May 2013 in Detroit, Wayne, Michigan. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]

    Children:
    1. 9. (Private)  Descendancy chart to this point
    2. 10. (Private)  Descendancy chart to this point
    3. 11. (Private)  Descendancy chart to this point


Generation: 4

  1. 6.  Patrick James HaydenPatrick James Hayden Descendancy chart to this point (4.James3, 3.Mildred2, 1.William1) was born on 2 Jan 1959 in Lansing, Ingham, Michigan.

    Other Events:

    • Baptised: 18 Jan 1959, St. Mary Cathedral, Lansing, Ingham, Michigan

    Notes:

    On marrying the former Teresa Barbara Nielsen, he changed his surname from Hayden to Nielsen Hayden.

    Patrick married Teresa Barbara Nielsen on 23 Mar 1979 in San Francisco, San Francisco, California. Teresa (daughter of Victor Louis Nielsen, Jr. and Barbara Jean Crandall) was born on 21 Mar 1956 in Chamberlain, Brule, South Dakota. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]


  2. 7.  Benjamin Titus Hayden Descendancy chart to this point (4.James3, 3.Mildred2, 1.William1) was born on 19 Nov 1962 in Chicago, Cook, Illinois.

    Benjamin married Laura Marie Wightman on 6 Sep 1985 in Portland, Multnomah, Oregon. Laura (daughter of Robert Alan Wightman and Joyce Ann Marie) was born on 30 Jun 1962 in Portland, Multnomah, Oregon. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]

    Children:
    1. 12. (Private)  Descendancy chart to this point
    2. 13. (Private)  Descendancy chart to this point

  3. 8.  Peter Matthias Hayden Descendancy chart to this point (4.James3, 3.Mildred2, 1.William1) was born on 24 Feb 1965 in Iowa City, Johnson, Iowa; died on 25 Nov 2017 in Oakland, Alameda, California.

    Family/Spouse: (Private). [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]

    Family/Spouse: (Private). [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]

    Children:
    1. 14. (Private)  Descendancy chart to this point

  4. 9.  (Private) Descendancy chart to this point (5.Judith3, 3.Mildred2, 1.William1)

  5. 10.  (Private) Descendancy chart to this point (5.Judith3, 3.Mildred2, 1.William1)

  6. 11.  (Private) Descendancy chart to this point (5.Judith3, 3.Mildred2, 1.William1)


Generation: 5

  1. 12.  (Private) Descendancy chart to this point (7.Benjamin4, 4.James3, 3.Mildred2, 1.William1)

    Family/Spouse: (Private). [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]

    Family/Spouse: (Private). [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]


  2. 13.  (Private) Descendancy chart to this point (7.Benjamin4, 4.James3, 3.Mildred2, 1.William1)

  3. 14.  (Private) Descendancy chart to this point (8.Peter4, 4.James3, 3.Mildred2, 1.William1)