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Isola Elizabeth "Bird" Lewis Hays
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Birth: Jul., 1884
Latham
Moniteau County
Missouri, USA
Death: Jul. 4, 1958
Palmdale
Los Angeles County
California, USA

Bird was the daughter of George and Mary Elizabeth (Medlin) Lewis. She was raised in the area of Moniteau County, Missouri, but moved to Sedalia, Missouri and later to Kansas City.

Her only child by Benjamin Franklin Hays was Elizabeth Norris Hays. Her children by David Peter Hays were Frances Olmay, Daisy Magdelena "Lena", Donald "Chauncy", David "Hampton", and Dp.

Bird was left a widow in 1918 at the age of 34. At the time she not only had 5 children, but was also pregnant with her 6th. Although she tried to keep the family in tact, eventually Frances, Lena, Chauncy and Hampton spent part of their growing up years being (seperately) raised by relatives.

Bird moved to Kansas City for better work opportunities and, in time, her family reunited. Bird's eldest daughter (Elizabeth Hays Bickell) died in 1936 at age 30 and Bird took over raising her children, Edde Frances and Bill Bickell. In 1943, Bird lost her youngest son, Dp, in WWII. He disappeared during a bombing mission, but was never found in her lifetime. (The crew from the plane wreckage was discovered in the Lybian desert in February of 1960; just 1 1/2 years after Bird passed away.)

Bird had the additional nickname of Momo, which is what she was called by her grandchildren and great grandchidren.

In the last few years of her life, Bird lived with her son, Donald "Chauncey", in the Los Angeles area. Chauncey never married and is buried in the same nitch with Bird.

Although she was raised a "foot-washing Baptist", Bird converted to Catholocism toward the end of her life.
 
 
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 Parents:
  George C. F. Lewis (1841 - 1928)
  Mary Elizabeth Medlin Lewis (1851 - 1911)
 
 Spouse:
  David Peter Hays (1873 - 1918)
 
 Children:
  Elizabeth Norris Hays Bickell (1906 - 1936)*
  Frances Olmay Hays Barrett (1910 - 1962)*
  Daisy Magdalena Hays Bryan (1912 - 1983)*
  Donald Chauncey Hays (1914 - 1958)*
  David Hampton Hays (1917 - 1979)*
  Dp Hays (1919 - 1943)*
 
 Siblings:
  Jacob Lewis (1875 - 1879)*
  Minnie Mae Lewis Hutchison (1881 - 1956)*
  Isola Elizabeth Lewis Hays (1884 - 1958)
  Daisy Elizabeth Lewis Stark (1890 - 1961)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Forest Lawn Memorial Park (Glendale)
Glendale
Los Angeles County
California, USA
Plot: nitch 23031, Column of Adoration
 
Created by: tbickellb
Record added: Jun 04, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 37926910
Isola Elizabeth Bird <i>Lewis</i> Hays
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- tbickellb
 Added: Jan. 1, 2015

- tbickellb
 Added: Dec. 13, 2014
May you always live on in our hearts and our memories. Blessed be and much love.
- Sherry Nevis-Baltzer
 Added: Dec. 20, 2011
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