The following August 27, 1925, Lowell Tribune obituary appeared on page 5, column 1:
Thomas R. Hayden, son of Daniel and Louisa Hill Hayden, was born on the State Line in Indiana, on October 30, 1861, and passed away at his home in Lowell, Saturday, August 22, 1925, at the age of 63 years, 10 months, 12 days.
On August 30, 1881, he was united [in] marriage to Lucy Paulina Love of Sherburnville, Ill. To this union were born three children, all of whom survived, Orville D. Hayden, Mrs. Peter Einspahr and Mrs. Frank Liston, all of Lowell. Also, four grand-children, Ruby and Thomas Hayden, Frank Einspahr and Mrs. Cecil Kenney, of Lowell, survive him.
He was one of a family of thirteen children, seven of whom are living -- Hiram Hayden, Michigan; Charles Hayden, Grant Park, Ill.; Mrs. Peter Buehler, Dwight, Ill.; Mrs. Roy Bailey, Crown Point; Mrs. James Love, Belshaw; Mrs. John Collins and Mrs. Lewis Pattee, of Lowell. The following have passed away: Wallace Hayden, Albert Hayden, Mrs. Lydia Trump, Mrs. Laura Zartman.
He has lived in and around Lowell for the past 27 years. He conducted an implement shop under the firm name of Hayden & Welton, after which he was an active agent for the Fidelity-Phenix Fire Insurance Co. for about 10 years, when he had to retire on account of his health.
Funeral services were held at his late home last Monday, conducted by Rev. C.A. Brown. Interment was made in Lowell cemetery in charge of Undertaker Wm. Sheets.
This thank-you note appeared on page 4, column 4, of the September 3, 1925, Lowell Tribune:
On behalf of the family we want to thank each and everyone who so kindly helped during the death and burial of our husband and father; the wonderful collection of beautiful flowers and the large attendance at the services at our home in Lowell. We want to thank those who furnished their autos, and the Rev. Brown and the singer, Mrs. George Foster, for their kind words and service. No mere words can express the feelings of the family toward those friends in our need. Signed: Mrs. Thomas Hayden and Children.