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Harriet S. Henritz Bays
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Birth: Aug. 12, 1840
Russell County
Virginia, USA
Death: Aug. 22, 1926
Charlotte
Mecklenburg County
North Carolina, USA

MRS. W. W. BAYS PASSES AT HOME HERE LAST NIGHT

Sudden Heart Attack Sunday Afternoon Follows an Extended Illness.

Written for The Observer.

Sunday evening at 9 o'clock at her home, 501 North Poplar Street, Mrs. William Webb Bays, widow of Rev. Dr. W. W. Bays, passed away after an illness extending over several months, although she was not seriously ill until an acute heart attack of Sunday afternoon.

The funeral service will be held at the home, at a time to be announced later, pending the arrival of her son, from Washington, and her body will be placed in the vault of her family in Elmwood Cemetery.

Mrs. Bays was a member of Tryon Street Methodist Church and was a devout Christian, having shared for 50 years every activity of the work of her husband as a minister of the gospel.

It was in her home, however, where she was best known and where her greatest work as a Christian was accomplished. Her devotion to her husband and children and the beauty of their family life were known wherever they had lived. Charlotte had been the home of the family for the past 22 years in addition to five years before a residence of four years in Salisbury.

The cheerfulness of her disposition was an outstanding characteristics of Mrs. Bay's life, and she never was known to be despondent under any condition of health or circumstance, and the sunshine of her nature radiated to all with whom she came in contact. She found her greatest happiness in giving happiness to others.

Mrs. Bays, who before her marriage was Harriet S. Henritze, was born in the Lebanon, Russell County,Va., the daughter of Peter B. and Hannah Hagey Henritze, and she was the last of a family of either children. She survived her husband by almost ten years, he having passed away October 10, 1916. She is survived by two children, Miss Mammie Bays, of Charlotte, and William W. Bays, of Washington, D. C., a special representative of the federal trade commission.

Mrs. Bays was more than 70 years of age.

The Charlotte Observer
August 23, 1926, Monday
Page 6


 
 
Family links: 
 Spouse:
  William Webb Bays (1839 - 1916)
 
 Children:
  Mamie Elizabeth Bays (1870 - 1940)*
  William Webb Bays (1877 - 1946)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Elmwood Cemetery
Charlotte
Mecklenburg County
North Carolina, USA
Plot: I-26
GPS (lat/lon): 35.23844, -80.84909
 
Created by: JJH
Record added: Jan 10, 2014
Find A Grave Memorial# 123105380
Harriet S. <i>Henritz</i> Bays
Added by: JJH
 
Harriet S. <i>Henritz</i> Bays
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