Search billions of records on

Sixth Generation

1161. Dr. William Wright HADEN949 was born on 27 May 1857 in New Hope, Madison County, Alabama.44,555 He died on 13 August 1931 at the age of 74 in Madison County, Alabama.947,950

Lived in Huntsville.

1880 Census. ED 227, Madison Co AL, Hh 212
William Haden, age 23, farming. b. AL, father b. VA, mother b. AL
Lucy, wife, age 19, b. AL as were her parents.
Isaac Shinault, age 21, Black, servant.

1900 Census. Owens CrossRoads, Precinct 19, Madison Co, AL, Sheet 9B
Hh 110
Wm W. Haden, b. May 1857, age 43, married 5 years.
Anna L., wife, b. Sept 1872, age 27, has had 2 children, b. AL
Carrie, daughter, b. Sept 1880, age 20.
Larassa A., daughter, b. Oct 1885, age 14
Albert H., son, b. Nov 1888, age 11
Hallie, daughter, b. Feb 1890, age 10
Lucy, daughter, b. Dec 1892, age 7
William W. Jr, son, b. Sept 1895, age 4
Rubie L, daughter, b. Oct 1897, age 2
Article Title: The Huntsville Weekly Democrat
Article Date: January 14 1903
Article Description: Personal Mentions, Marriage of Poyner & Murphy, Death of Russell & Mastin, Local Items, AL News, Deeds Recorded, and Classifieds
Article Text:
The Weekly Democrat
Virginia C. and Susanna W. Clay,
Editors and Proprietors.
Successors to J. Withers Clay.
At the annual meeting of the Madison County Medical Society held in this city, the following officers were elected for the ensuing year.
Dr. C. E. Blanton, President; Dr. W. W. Haden, Vice-president; Dr. T. Lacy Mastin, Secretary and Treasurer; E. O. Williamson and S. H. Lowry, Censors; Dr. W. C. Wheeler, County Health Officer; O. J. Brooks, Monitor; E. O. Williamson, Historian.

1930 Census. Huntsville, Madison Co AL, Hh 156
William W. Hayden, age 72, married 1st time as age 23, b. AL, parents b. AL, no occupation
Anna L., wife, age 57, 1st married at age 24 [her only marriage]
William W. Jr. son, age 35, married age 29, Electrician
Loma, dau-in-law, age 28, married at 22 [they've been married about 6 years
John J., son, age 27, b. AL, works for Construction Co
Clyde W. ?Westant?, son-in-law, age 30, married at 27 [three years ago], Lineman for the Power Co
Elizabeth, dau, age 24, married at 19, Secretary for Building & Loan Assn

Found in AL Death Index on
Also has obituaries in the Birmingham News, 14 Aug 1931, and in Methodist Christian Advocate/Alabama Christian Advocate, 8 Oct 1931.

From Alabama Christian Advocate, 8 Oct 1931, p.16
"Obituaries and Appreciations"
Dr. William Wright Haden
Dr. Haden was born May 27, 1857 at New Hope, Madison County, Alabama.
He was graduated in medicine from Vanderbilt University in 1891. Since that time, he practiced his profession at New Hope and Huntsville. As a practitioner, he was highly esteemed both by his patients and the men of the medical profession. he was a regular and loyal member of the Madison County Medical Society.
In 1879, he married Miss Lucy A. Vann. There were six children of this marriage, four of
whom are now living. He married Miss Anna L. Wallace December 6th, 1894. Five children were born to this union, three of whom are now living. He is survived by his widow, Mrs. W. W. Haden, and seven children.
On the morning of August 13th, he was called into his eternal rest.
He was a loyal church member and for more than fifty-five years a steward in the Methodist church. A true husband, a devoted father, a faithful friend and a wise councilor has ceased his walk among us.
By his Pastor, Wm. D. Barnes.

Alabama Deaths, 1908-1974,
William was buried Maple Hill Cemetery, Huntsville, AL, on August 14, 1931

Newspaper article posted on FindAGrave:
Funeral Held for Dr. Haden
Body of Veteran Huntsville Physician Interred in Maple Hill
Funeral services for Dr. William Wright Haden, who at his home on Whitesburg drive yesterday, were held this afternoon at 3:30 from the Holmes Street Methodist church. Rev. W. D. Barnes and Rev. Robert Echols conducted the service.
Interment was made in Maple Hill cemetery with Womack in charge.
Dr. Haden was a practicing physician in Huntsville for many years and was well-known throughout the Tennessee Valley.
He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Anna L. Haden, four daughters and three sons.

Marker is inscribed "A friend to the poor"

Dr. William Wright HADEN and Lucy A. VANN were married on 11 December 1879.340 Lucy A. VANN was born on 14 January 1861.947 She died on 21 October 1894 at the age of 33.947

Dr. William Wright HADEN and Lucy A. VANN had the following children:



Lura Cornelia "Carrie" HADEN951 was born in September 1880 in Madison County, Alabama. She died on 21 May 1949 at the age of 68 in Huntsville, Madison County, Alabama.935

I believe this is likely her record.
Alabama Deaths, 1908-1974;
Name: Lura Cornelia Craft, died 21 May 1949, Huntsville, AL, age 66y 2m 14d. Father, W. W. Haden; mother Lucy Vann.

Her grave marker lists her birth year as 1882.
Published in the Huntsville Times
Huntsville, Alabama
Sunday, May 22, 1949
Mrs. Lura Cornelia Craft, 66, died at her home on Whitesburg Drive yesterday at 12:30 p.m.
Services will be held Monday afternoon at 1:30 o'clock from the Laughlin-Service Chapel with the Rev. V. H. Hawkins officiating. Interment will be in Moon Cemetery near Owens Cross Roads.
The deceased was a member of the Methodist Church.
Lura Cornelia Haden Craft was the widow of Robert Hugh Craft, who was a deputy sheriff of Madison County and was murdered on June 12, 1929 while on duty



LaRessa A. HADEN952 was born on 12 October 1885 in Madison County, Alabama. She died on 12 February 1957 at the age of 71 in Huntsville, Madison County, Alabama.935

Alabama Deaths, 1908-1974;
LaRessa Haden Herrin died 12 Feb 1957, Huntsville, AL; age 71. Parents were W. W. Haden and Lucy Vann.

LaRessa married William Wesley Herrin, apparently the second marriage for both of them. She is buried Maple Hill Cemetery, Huntsville, AL.
Her obituary posted on FindAGrave indicates one son - Haden Henry Edwards of the Bronx, in New York City, four stepsons. Two sisters were still living, Mrs. R. L. Gunn of Daytona Beach, FL, and Mrs. Elizabeth H. Byington of Huntsville.
The grave marker is joint between mother, Laressa Edwards Herrin, and son Henry Haden Edwards.



Albert H. HADEN was born in November 1888 in Madison County, Alabama.

Albert is not noted as a child of Dr. Wright's on FindAGrave. Perhaps he died as a young child.



Hallie HADEN953 was born on 16 February 1890 in Madison County, Alabama. She died on 6 March 1918 at the age of 28.

Grave marker reads Hallie Haden Fitts. Apparently no husband buried near her, Maple Hill Cemetery, Huntsville, AL.



Ann Lucy HADEN954 was born in December 1892 in Madison County, Alabama. She died on 25 August 1982 at the age of 89 in Ormond Beach, Volusia County, Florida.

No place of burial is given for Lucy, but she does have a Memorial on FindaGrave. She married Robert Lawrence Gunn (1888-1974) and he is said buried Maple Hill in Huntsville, Al - however there is also the note that his grave is unmarked.

The Huntsville Times published his obit on Sunday, 17 Mar 1974, and the family was at that time living in Ormond Beach, Florida. He had been employed at the Redstone Arsenal in Huntsville for a number of years. At the time of his death, Lucy survived him, also two daughters and a son. His funeral was held at Maple Hill Cemetery.

Dr. William Wright HADEN and Anna Lee WALLACE were married on 4 December 1894.947 Anna Lee WALLACE was born on 3 September 1871 in Madison County, Alabama.947 She died on 12 March 1937 at the age of 65 in Madison County, Alabama.935,947

Anna died 12 Mar 1937, Huntsville, AL. She was born 3 Sep 1871 in Madison co and was a widow at her death. Her husband was Wm. Wright Haden. Her father was W. J. Wallace and her mother Bettie Ashburn. She was a housewife, living at Beat 24, RFD 4, Huntsville at the time of her death. Anna was buried Maple Hill Cemetery.

Dr. William Wright HADEN and Anna Lee WALLACE had the following children:



William Wallace HADEN Jr955 was born in September 1895 in Madison County, Alabama. He died on 13 June 1952 at the age of 56 in Tuscaloosa, Tuscaloosa County, Alabama.935

William Jr. is buried Maple Hill Cemetery, Huntsville, AL. He has a military stone - he served in World War I, as a Sergeant from Alabama, HQ Company, 167th Infantry.



Ruby Lee HADEN956 was born on 10 October 1897 in Madison County, Alabama. She died on 25 August 1900 at the age of 2 in Madison County, Alabama.

The baby is buried Hayden Cemetery, New Hope, AL.



John Tate HADEN957 was born on 10 July 1902 in Madison County, Alabama. He died on 17 October 1940 at the age of 38 in Huntsville, Madison County, Alabama.935

John Tate Haden died 17 Oct 1940, Huntsville, AL. He was born 10 Jul 1902 and was still a single man. His father was William W. Haden, born New Hope AL; his mother was Anna Wallace, b. Madison Co, AL. He was the proprietor of a Sheet Metal Works, Whitesburg Drive. He was buried Maple Hill Cemetery, Huntsville.

His obit is posted on FindAGrave - he had had an operation for a brain tumor at Vanderbilt, seven months before his death and had been an invalid since that time. He died at his home. His brother William and four sisters survived him.



Jane Elizabeth HADEN958 was born on 6 June 1905 in Madison County, Alabama. She died on 24 March 1986 at the age of 80 in Huntsville, Madison County, Alabama.

Elizabeth is buried Cameron United Methodist Church Cemetery, Maysville, Madison Co, AL.

Published in The Huntsville Times, Huntsville, Alabama, on Tuesday, March 25, 1986.
Mrs. Jane Haden Byington, 80, of 500 St. Clair Ave., died Monday at Big Spring Manor Nursing Home. The funeral will be Wednesday at 11 a.m. at Laughlin-Service Funeral Home Chapel with James Sharpe officiating.
Burial will be in the Cameron Cemetery.
Mrs. Byington was retired from Huntsville Utilities. She was a native of Madison County and a member of the Church of Christ.
Survivors include a daughter, Murrell Renfroe of Gurley; and four grandchildren.
Visitation will be today from 7 to 9 p.m. at the funeral home.