Monday, August 16, 2010

Henry Hayward's Death, Part 1

Henry Hayward was the son of Gammon and Sarah Ann Cripps Hayward. He was born in London, England, in 1852, but spent most of his life in Salt Lake City, Utah. He married Elizabeth Ann Pugsley. They had nine children, three surviving to adulthood. Here is a biography. Henry died on January 5, 1927.

Death Calls H. J. Hayward

Word was receied [sic] here today of the death at a Salt Lake hospital at 1 o'clock this morning of Harry J. Hayward, 74, father of Mrs. L. R. Edwards of this city.

Mr. Hayward was well and favorably known throughout the state of Utah, having been prominently established as a contractor and builder for several years. He had also taken an active part in the political life of the state, at one time having served as a member of the city commission of Salt Lake City. He was a member of the Salt Lake Rotary club. Mr. Hayward was born in Salt Lake City [sic— London] of early pioneer parents.

Mrs. Hayward is also known throughout the state in both political and religious circles. For many years she served in the legislature of Utah as a member of the house of representatives and later in the state senate. She has also been prominently associated with the Daughters of the [Utah] Pioneers.

Mr. Hayward is survived by his widow, Mrs. Elizabeth Hayward; two daughters, Mrs. Henry Wessman of Ogden and Mrs. L. R. Edwards of Provo; one son, John E. Hayward of San Francisco, and a number of brothers and sisters.

Thanks to Emily for sending these items from the family collection.

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