He died at his home January 1, 1899, leaving a widow and nine children to mourn his loss.
Joseph was the sixth in order of birth in his father's family, which consisted of seven sons and six daughters. He was but a child of five years when he removed to Indiana.
On the 10th of December, 1854, he was untied in marriage to Maria P. Greene. Nine children have blessed their union, eight sons and one daughter, all of whom are living; viz: Lester E., Sydney O., Wilbur N., Anna, Hilton B., Clarence F., Cass J., Merritt E., Ralph E., all of whom are married and have homes of their own, except Ralph E., who resides at home.
For nearly four years Mr. Hayden has been a patient sufferer from a stroke of paralysis. During this time he had two more strokes, the last one which carried him away in the presence of nearly his entire family.
Services were conducted by Dr. Evans, of Grant Park, at the home of the deceased Tuesday, January 3rd, at 10 a.m. The whole community joins in sympathy with the bereaved family.
Interment at the West Creek cemetery.
Go to Joseph Hayden, "Pioneer History Index," for further information.
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