21. William Richard HAYS10,43,49,50,51,52 was born on 22 March 1859 in Johnson County, Arkansas.7,14,17,53,54 He died on 23 January 1937 at the age of 77 in Crawford County, Arkansas.12,54 He was buried at Fairview Cemetery in Van Buren, Crawford County, Arkansas.
Married by John Q. West, Elder. The family Bible states that they were married 17 Jun 1883, maybe John West was slow in recording the marriage.
Paid his Poll Tax in Crawford County AR in 1892
1900 Census. Van Buren Twp, outside City, Crawford, AR, Hh
1930 Census. Burnett, Pottawatomie Co, OK, Hh146
Buried in Fairview Cemetery, Van Buren, Hh 281
William Richard HAYS and Oliva "Ollie" WHEELER were married on 28 June 1883 in Crawford County, Arkansas.54,55,56 Oliva "Ollie" WHEELER10, daughter of Nathaniel WHEELER and Jane [WHEELER], was born on 1 April 1863 in Fort Scott, Bourbon County, Kansas.10,12,57 She died on 11 May 1959 at the age of 96 in Crawford County, Arkansas.10,54,58 She was buried at Fairview Cemetery in Van Buren, Crawford County, Arkansas.
The Bible record of Ollie Hays states that she was born 1 Sep of 1863. [Or has been misread or mistranscribed.]
"Funeral for Mrs. Olie Hays, 94, of 1505 NW 39, who died Tuesday, will be Wednesday in First Christian Church, Van Buren, Ark., with burial in Fairview Cemetery there. A native of Fort Scott, Kan., Mrs. Hays had lived with a son here for 20 years. She is survived by her son, R. C., with whom whe lived; a daughter, Mrs. Eula Tabor, Albuquerque, N. M.,; 10 grandchildren; 14 great-greandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren. Local arrangements are being handled by Guardian funeral home." [probably from an Oklahoma City newspaper]
Buried in Fairview Cemetery, Van Buren
William Richard HAYS and Oliva "Ollie" WHEELER had the following children: