Mrs. Harry Hayward Answers Final Call
Succumbs Here Tues. Morning Following a Heart Attack; Buried This Morning.
Mrs. Harry Hayward, 77, one of Evansville's most respected citizens died at 12:45 a.m. Tuesday in her home at 313 South Madison Street following a heart attack. She had been failing in health for the past year.
Funeral services were held at 9:15 this morning in the home with a high mass at 9:30 in St. Paul's Catholic Church, the Rev. E. C. McCollow officiating. "Veni Jesu," Mrs. Hayward's favorite hymn, was sung as the offertory. Interment was made in Maple Hill cemetery with Joe Bodenberger, Leo and James Lay, Carl Wissbaum, Stewart Day and Dan Finnane, Jr. as pallbearers.
Mrs. Hayward, formerly Miss Mary Ryan, was born May 10, 1855 in North Adams, Mass., and when four years old came to Wisconsin with her parents settling on a farm near Leyden and later on another farm in Jug Prairie. She had made her home in Evansville for the past 65 years.
Mrs. Hayward was married to Harry Hayward on Oct. 19, 1873. She was a member of St. Paul's Catholic church, St. Mary's Sodality, and the Royal Neighbors. St. Mary's Sodality met at her home Wednesday night for the Rosary.
Besides her husband, she is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Walter Green, Evansville, and Mrs. Harry Turner, Long Point, Ill.; two grandchildren, Harold Green, Milwaukee, and Mrs. Robert Halstead, Hachita, N. M.; one great grandchild; three sisters, Mrs. W. T. Dooley and Mrs. W. T. Flaherty, Janesville, and Mrs. Kate Doran, Coon Rapids, Ia; and one brother, Christy Ryan, Evansville. To them is extended the heartfelt sympathy of the entire community.
In the death of "Mother" Hayward there comes to Evansville and community a grief which is universally felt by all classes of people, not only in her own town and community, but all along the Northwestern railroad from Chicago to Minneapolis, for be it known it was the boys of the Northwestern who first gave her the affectionate name of "Mother" as a term of endearment years ago when she kept a boarding house patronized by railroad boys, especially telegraph operators, and watched over them in every way with the solicitous care of a real mother. And it is easy to believe that Tuesday morning when "30 for Mother Hayward" was flashed over the wires that from here to Baraboo and far beyond, more than one tear fell upon the ticking instrument which carried the sad message.
"Mother" Hayward was of a deep and loving nature. She loved her church and its teachings--she loved all humanity in a broadminded, libertal way, allowing all their own line of thought without criticism or contradiction unless such though was contraary to her strict code of morality.
Catering to the public as she has done for many years, there are but few men in Evansville, or employees of the Northwestern road who at sometime have not sat at her table and under her kindly ministration learned to respect and call her "Mother."
"Mother" Hayward, in her passing has left a place which can never be filled in the hearts of those who knew her admirable qualities and their name is legion.
May 12, 1932, p. 1, col. 1, and page 8, cols. 4 & 5, Evansville Review, Evansville, Wisconsin