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1438. William Blakey HADEN44 was born on 8 January 1859 in Greene County, Missouri.36 He died in 1909 at the age of 50 in Mexico.

Ran away at age of 15. Never returned but did marry and have 2 children, according to word received from him. "The Blakey Book" LDS # 1036265

23 Jul 2007
I came across your site. My husband's Great Grandfather was William
Blake Haden, son of George Douglas Haden.
He married Anna Belle Cowan. He died in 1909 in Mexico. He had 2 kids,
Walter C. Haden and Ella Nettie Haden.
I have been in touch with Ella's daughter in law and found the he may
have dropped off the "y" at the end of his middle name because he was
mad at his father.
My husband is the Grandson of Walter C. Haden.
Elissa Haden

New Mexico Marriages, 1727-1900;
William B. Haden married Annie Cowan, 9 Aug 1894, Ana County, NM

1900 Census El Paso Co, TX, El Paso Ward 3. Hh 220
Living at 1109 Kansas Street
William B. Haden, born Jan 1859, age 41, married for six years. Born Missouri as were both his parents. His occupation was listed as a Mining Broker. He owned his own home.
Wife was Annie B., born May 1872, age 28. She had two children. She was born in Colorado. Her father born Indiana, her mother born Colorado.
Walter C., son, born in New Mexico, Jan 1897, age 3
Nettie E., daughter, born in New Mexico, Sept 1898, age 1

Story on Ancestry Family Tree site:
William Haden was a partner in a gold mine in Durango, Mexico.  While working the mine in Mexico, he joined a posse to go after bandits thought to be led by Pancho Villa.  His family never saw him again, but a friend of the family later told his wife he had seen a picture of some bodies shot by the bandits, and William's body was one of them.  Ella, his daughter, later told me she was about nine years old when her father died, but she wasn't sure.

William Blakey HADEN and Anna Belle COWEN were married on 9 August 1894 in Ana County, New Mexico. Anna Belle COWEN was born in May 1872 in Colorado. She died in 1958 at the age of 86 in Long Beach, Los Angeles County, California.

Anna died as Anna Belle Dean. She apparently remarried.

William Blakey HADEN and Anna Belle COWEN had the following children:



Walter C. HADEN was born in January 1897 in New Mexico. He died on 26 December 1964 at the age of 67 in California.

1920 Census. Philadelphia, PA. League Island Navy Yard, U.S. Navy Receiving Station. Sheet 27 B
Walter C. Haden, age 23, b. New Mexico, father b. Missouri, mother b. Indiana.
He was a ship's Cook in the Navy.

Walter was also counted with his family in New York in 1920.
Brooklyn Assembly District 6, Kings, New York
Walter C. Haden, age 28, born New Mexico, father b. MO, mother b. Indiana. Occupation listed as Captain on barge.
Bessie, wife, age 34. Born in Canada, parents b. Scotland
Arnold, son, age 1 and 1 month, b. New York
Betrich Buck, stepdaughter, age 15, b. NY. Hazel, stepdaughter, 14, b. NY
William, stepson, age 9 and 6 months, b. NY
Neil Vanderburg, boarder, age 33, b. Holland

1930 Census. Boston, Suffolk Co, MA. On the Coast Guard Destroyer U.S. Jouett. Person #43. These men had the designation "head of household" or "son" which apparently meant a commanding officer and those under him or even indicating sleeping quarters.
Walter C. Haden, age 33. Gave same birth places as in 1920. He was still a Cook, but now in the Coast Guard.

I found son Arnold, age 11, in Ramapo, Rockland Co NY. He was living at the Kingston School in Spring Valley. He was listed as born in New York, father born in Texas, mother born in Canada. The school was listed as an institution and the previous entry in this census was for the County Home. Kingston may have been an orphanage.
Found in a mail list post:
In the 1930 Census there is one Enumeration District set aside for the
following "Ramapo Town (Part), excluding Spring Valley Village
Bounded by: (N) Spring Valley Rd., New Hempstead Rd., Eckerson Rd.; (E) Town
Line; (S) State Line; (W) Cherry Ln., Tallman Rd.
Institution(s): Rockland Co. Almshouse; Harriman Farm School; Messiah Home
for Children; Kingston School". It is Enumeration District number 44-41 and
is in Rockland County, New York.

Walter's first wife's surname is unknown. He married 2nd to Marina Kidd and they also had one son: James Robert Haden, b. 7 Oct 1946 in San Bernandino, CA; he died 10 Jul 1991, Indian Springs, Nevada.

Hi Kay,
Was just browsing your site and noticed that you had a date of death wrong for James Robert Haden, son of Walter C. Haden
James died on July 10, 1991, not the 20th. I have confirmed this date with the powers that be in Indian Springs, NV.
Also his son died last year, My Brother in Law, - James August Haden 08/26/68 Los Angeles, CA - 11/03/09, He passed away in San Jacinto, Riverside County CA and was cremated. He had 4 children.
He died of a massive seizure that was caused my a Traumatic Brain injury he suffered when he got hit by a car in 2003.
Best Wishes,

14 Sep 2010
Hi Kay,
Walter's son Arnold died 27 Aug 1976 in Novato, Marin, California, United States of America. Turns out Arnold had gotten married to a woman named Sybil A. They had two children together, Marsha Haden and Glenn Haden.  I have been in touch with Marsha, who told me her Grandmother's Maiden name was Bessie "Beatrice" Mabel Stuart, she passed away 8 Sep 1938 in New York. I also found their wedding license they were married 14 Nov 1914 in Kings County, NY, it was Found on the Italian Genealogical Groups website Certificate # 15231 Soundex H350 
Best Wishes,
Elissa Haden



Ella Nettie HADEN.