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Ann(e) Nash Hayes
May 5, 1837–Dec 14, 1897
Obsequies of the Late Mrs. John Hayes
Career of Sixty Years Brought to a Close

Mrs. John Hayes was born May 5, 1837; died Dec 14, 1897, aged sixty years, seven months and nine days. Deceased was a native of County Limerick, Ireland, where such educational facilities as were afforded at that early day were taken advantage of. At the age of thirteen with her parents our subject came to America residing temporarily in Quebec, and shortly after removing to the United States making Rockford Ill, their home. It was while residing at the latter point our subject met and married John Hayes, the union taking place May 5, 1855.In 1860 Mr. and Mrs. Hayes came to Anamosa where they have since resided. Ten children were born to them, seven of whom survive: Mrs. Mary Titus of Boulder, Col.; Mrs. Thos. King of La Junta, Col.; Frank Hayes of Boulder, Col.; and William, Richard, John and Thomas, of Anamosa. John Hayes, the husband also survives.
For the past two years deceased had felt the inroads of consumption and though her sufferings were intense she bore them with a fortitude born of innate faith which had ever been a marked attribute in her life, and at the call of the grim messenger responded with perfect resignation. She passed peacefully away Tuesday at 9:30 p.m.
The funeral service was held from St. Patrick's church last Saturday morning at 10:30 o'clock, Rev. Father Power paying a justly eloquent tribute to the memory of deceased. The remains were interred in Holy Cross cemetery. Though the snows of winter cover her earthly clay the memory of the departed will ever remain fresh and green in the minds of those who have known and are better for having known Mrs. Hayes.

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Source: Anamosa Eureka Anamosa, Iowa, 23 Dec 1897
Note: This was another of those obituaries that never mention the deceased by her own name. I was able to find it using the marriage records of her children posted on the site. (RH)

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