25. Silas N. HAYS72,73 was born on 23 February 1872 in Crawford County, Arkansas.12,14,17 He died on 4 June 1942 at the age of 70 in Crawford County, Arkansas.18 He was buried at Sarah's Grove Cemetery in Crawford County, Arkansas.
1900 Census has birth year as 1871. George, Silas, William, & John J. all give both their parents birth place as Mississippi.
1900 Census. Van Buren Twp, Crawford Co AR. Hh 282
The 1910 Census gives the wife's name as Mary E. [Elizabeth?], married only 1 time. She is 36, born in MS; father born in MS, mother born in GA. They state 4 children, 3 living and list only Samuel, James, and Emma. No occupation given for Silas.
The 1920 Census shows his spouse is Mayme, age 41, born in Oklahoma as were both her parents [could this have been a 2nd wife?]. Silas lived in Van Buren and was listed as a Cotton Buyer. Child Eunice born in 1907 was not there in 1910 - perhaps a stepdaughter?
Although Silas is buried Sarah's Grove Cemetery in Crawford Co; the Arkansas Death Index gives his place of death as neighboring Sebastian Co. Perhaps he died there in the hospital in Ft. Smith, the nearest larger city. The Arkansas Death Index has truncated his middle name, but it begans with "New..." - was it perhaps Newton?
This would seem to be her family in 1880, living in Van Buren, Crawford Co, AR
1870, Desoto Co, MS, Hh 213
Silas N. HAYS and Mary E. "Bettie" WINN had the following children:
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