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Dr Henderson Hayward

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Dr Henderson Hayward

Birth
York County, Pennsylvania, USA
Death
14 Apr 1924 (aged 79)
Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, California, USA
Burial
Hollywood, Los Angeles County, California, USA
Plot
Griffith Lawn
Memorial ID
11601749 View Source

Courtesy of Bob Marlowe:

HAYWARD, HENDERSON, Retired Physician and Banker, Los Angeles, California, was born in York County, Pennsylvania, on November 18, 1844. His parents were Dr. Joseph Hayward and Sally (Brearley) Hayward. He was married to Julia Dibble on April 22, 1897, in San Francisco. Dr. Hayward has eight surviving children by a former marriage; Julia Brearley Hayward being the daughter of the present Mrs. Hayward.

Dr. Hayward attended the Cumberland Valley Institute at Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania, from 1855 to 1858. He then studied in the Medical Department of the Georgetown University, Washington, D.C., from which he graduated.

From October, 1864 to April, 1865, Dr. Hayward served as Hospital Steward in the United States Army, under Colonel L. A. Edwards, who on being detailed as Chief Medical Officer of the Bureau of Refugees, Freedmen and Abandoned Lands, appointed him Chief Clerk of the Medical Department of the Bureau.

Dr. Hayward spent most of the time of 1869 and 1871 regaining his health which had become impaired, but in 1871 he settled in Delaware County, near Philadelphia and practiced medicine until 1893, when his health again became impaired and he had to finally relinquish his practice. He came to Los Angeles in December, 1894, and became a permanent resident. He first worked in management of multiple oil companies. He served as a director, with J. Ross Clark (over there), of the Continental Oil Company of Los Angeles. The company had eight oil producing wells in 1900 on 240 acres of land, 40 in L.A., 40 in Fullerton and 160 in Ventura County. He was secretary and treasurer of the Coalinga Oil Company and, subsequently, a director in the Reed Crude and Rice Ranch Oil Companies.

In 1898 Dr. Hayward became interested in real estate investments and in 1906 retired from all active business pursuits. He is a director of the Security Savings Bank and the Merchants’ Bank and Trust Company. He is a member of the Los Angeles Country and the University Clubs.

After moving to Los Angeles from Philadelphia in 1895, Dr. Henderson Hayward did what many similarly situated contemporaries did on arrival in California: He turned from his original profession to buying, selling, and improving property.

For his own residence he selected the original Wilshire Boulevard tract, Gaylord Wilshire's new suburban development west of downtown. His story of divorce, and a later intra-family lawsuit played out loudly in newspapers over several years.

Remarrying two weeks after divorcing his first wife in April 1897, Dr. Hayward was putting the finishing touches on 2501 Wilshire, at the northwest corner of Carondelet Street, currently the location of the La Fonda Restaurant.

Six months later, he and his new wife moved into his new transitional Colonial Revival house, with its tastefully low-scale Victorian turret and detailing redolent of the Eastern Seaboard.

He built the 8-story Henderson Hayward Hotel Building in 1905 on the corner of Spring and 6th, site of the first Ralph’s grocery store in 1874.

Julia died in 1914 and in 1917, 72-year-old Dr. Hayward married 56-year-old Florence.

Dr. Henderson Hayward died in 1924.

Courtesy of Bob Marlowe:

HAYWARD, HENDERSON, Retired Physician and Banker, Los Angeles, California, was born in York County, Pennsylvania, on November 18, 1844. His parents were Dr. Joseph Hayward and Sally (Brearley) Hayward. He was married to Julia Dibble on April 22, 1897, in San Francisco. Dr. Hayward has eight surviving children by a former marriage; Julia Brearley Hayward being the daughter of the present Mrs. Hayward.

Dr. Hayward attended the Cumberland Valley Institute at Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania, from 1855 to 1858. He then studied in the Medical Department of the Georgetown University, Washington, D.C., from which he graduated.

From October, 1864 to April, 1865, Dr. Hayward served as Hospital Steward in the United States Army, under Colonel L. A. Edwards, who on being detailed as Chief Medical Officer of the Bureau of Refugees, Freedmen and Abandoned Lands, appointed him Chief Clerk of the Medical Department of the Bureau.

Dr. Hayward spent most of the time of 1869 and 1871 regaining his health which had become impaired, but in 1871 he settled in Delaware County, near Philadelphia and practiced medicine until 1893, when his health again became impaired and he had to finally relinquish his practice. He came to Los Angeles in December, 1894, and became a permanent resident. He first worked in management of multiple oil companies. He served as a director, with J. Ross Clark (over there), of the Continental Oil Company of Los Angeles. The company had eight oil producing wells in 1900 on 240 acres of land, 40 in L.A., 40 in Fullerton and 160 in Ventura County. He was secretary and treasurer of the Coalinga Oil Company and, subsequently, a director in the Reed Crude and Rice Ranch Oil Companies.

In 1898 Dr. Hayward became interested in real estate investments and in 1906 retired from all active business pursuits. He is a director of the Security Savings Bank and the Merchants’ Bank and Trust Company. He is a member of the Los Angeles Country and the University Clubs.

After moving to Los Angeles from Philadelphia in 1895, Dr. Henderson Hayward did what many similarly situated contemporaries did on arrival in California: He turned from his original profession to buying, selling, and improving property.

For his own residence he selected the original Wilshire Boulevard tract, Gaylord Wilshire's new suburban development west of downtown. His story of divorce, and a later intra-family lawsuit played out loudly in newspapers over several years.

Remarrying two weeks after divorcing his first wife in April 1897, Dr. Hayward was putting the finishing touches on 2501 Wilshire, at the northwest corner of Carondelet Street, currently the location of the La Fonda Restaurant.

Six months later, he and his new wife moved into his new transitional Colonial Revival house, with its tastefully low-scale Victorian turret and detailing redolent of the Eastern Seaboard.

He built the 8-story Henderson Hayward Hotel Building in 1905 on the corner of Spring and 6th, site of the first Ralph’s grocery store in 1874.

Julia died in 1914 and in 1917, 72-year-old Dr. Hayward married 56-year-old Florence.

Dr. Henderson Hayward died in 1924.


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