PIONEER RESIDENT ENTERS 88th YEAR
Harry Hayward Honored Tuesday at Family Party Here in Home of Daughter
Harry Hayward, one of the oldest citizens of the community who has seen Evansville grow from a mud path village to a thriving modern city, celebrated his eighty-seventh birthday here Tuesday when he was honored at a family dinner in the residence of his daughter, Mrs. Walter E. Green, 233 West Main Street, with whom he makes his home.
The out-of-town dinner guests were his other daughter, Mrs. Harry Turner, Long Point, Ill., and Mrs. D. G. Wood, Berlin. Others present were Mrs. Herbert Lee and Mrs. Margaret Halstead and daughter, Helen.
Mr. Hayward was born in Northfield, Va., Nov. 19, 1853 and came with his parents to a farm near the Tullar school, southwest of Evansville, where his father built thef irst fram house on the prairie.
He has resided in Evansville since he was seven years old attending the first school here which was then located on the west side of the city and which later developed into the old seminary.
As a young man Mr. Hayward assisted his father in a meat market here driving a wagon to sell meat throughout the neighboring country. He later became a mason helping erect three of the buildings at the plant of the Baker Manufacturing company and making the foundations to a large number of Evansville homes.
About the year 1900 he operated a meat market and grocery in the F. A. Baker building which business he sold and retired some 20 years ago. Mr. Hayward, despite his age, is in fairly good health and walks from his home to the business district every day.
Thursday, November 21, 1940, Evansville Review, p. 8, col. 5, Evansville, Wisconsin