|Birth: ||Sep. 10, 1877|
|Death: ||Mar. 11, 1957|
Story from my mother about Granddad and Grandmother Haynes:
While on their honeymoon trip to Niagara Falls in Buffalo NY, my Grandmother was hospitalized with an appendicitis attack. At the same time President William McKinley was shot (see below) and was taken to the same hospital for treatment.
[His second term, which had begun auspiciously, came to a tragic end in September 1901. He was standing in a receiving line at the Buffalo Pan-American Exposition when a deranged anarchist shot him twice. He died eight days later.]
From Obituary in Tulsa Oklahoma newspaper:
Frank S. Haynes, 1332 S Norfolk Ave., who played a significant role in the earliest American development of the automobile, died in a Tulsa hospital Monday night after a brief illness. He was 79 years old.
Mr. Haynes, who was associated with the Bradford Supply Co. for 40 years and was in charge of its western operations for some time before his retirement, had lived in Tulsa since 1937.
He made sizable contributions to the oilfield equipment industry and designed and patented an oilfield equipment clutch that is still in use.
Born at Miami, Indiana, he grew at Kokomo Indiana and lived there many years. His formal education was, by modern standards, scanty but his achievements were numerous and noteworthy. He attended Kokomo public schools and took courses from the International Correspondence Schools. He was associated with a machine firm at Kokomo before joining Bradford Supply Co.
Mr. Haynes came to Tulsa as manager of the firm's operations in this area and remained in that capacity until his retirement in 1953 at the age of 75. In the years between 1895 and 1900, Mr. Haynes and his brother, Harley Haynes, who now lives at Torrance California, were involved in the building of one of the earliest American made gasoline driven automobiles. This project financed by Elwood Haynes (possibly a distant relative) and Elmer Apperson, was carried out at Kokomo. The Haynes auto, well known to many older Americans, was manufactured until about 1923. It carried a replica of the first Haynes car as its insignia.
While working for Bradford Supply, Mr. Haynes and Matt Primm developed the first engine—known as the Primm Oil Engine—which operated by the use of crude oil. This engine was manufactured until 1930. The oilfield equipment clutch he designed and patented in 1918 is still in use in America. Mr. Haynes sold the rights to the device.
Mr. Haynes and his wife Roxie B., celebrated their 55th wedding anniversary here last June. They met at a Republican rally at Warren Indiana preceding the election of President William McKinley and were married at Van Buren Indiana on June 5 1901. Coincidentally they were attending the Pan-American exposition at Buffalo New York a few months later when the President was slain while on the exposition grounds.
Mr. Haynes was a member of the Baptist church and belonged to the Masonic and Elks lodges at Robinson Illinois where they lived when he was transferred to Tulsa. Other survivors include six sons, James M. Haynes, Dallas; William Haynes, 3747 W 42nd Pl; Charles P. Haynes, Hammond Indiana; Frank S. Haynes Jr. Garden Grove California; John R. Haynes, 2630 E 15th Pl, and Thomas F. Haynes, 219 E Seminole Pl; a sister, Mrs. H.E. Mitting, Wabash Indiana, 11 grandchildren and five great grandchildren.
Morton English Haynes (1854 - 1927)
Mary Elizabeth Sandifur Haynes (1857 - 1920)
Roxie Belle Riley Haynes (1882 - 1977)
Charles Philip Haynes (1908 - 1996)*
John Riley Haynes (1914 - 1998)*
Rose Hill Memorial Park
Plot: Sec. Crestview (22) L-77 #1
Created by: Jim Haynes
Record added: Jul 11, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 54783948