Leonard Benjamin Hayes

Leonard Benjamin Hayes

Birth
Minnesota, USA
Death 30 Apr 1968 (aged 46)
Colorado, USA
Burial Colorado Springs, El Paso County, Colorado, USA
Plot T-025
Memorial ID 23176838 · View Source
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Leonard Benjamin Hayes, son of Alvin Clark Hayes (1875-1934) and Blanche May Harvey/Hayes/Richardson (1886-1967) was one of nine children, including Alta Mae, Vera Rachel "Aunt Ray", Alice, Frances, Andrew Clark, Gertrude Louise "Aunt Lovie", Lois Lillian and Alberta Ann. Leonard started his own construction company in Pueblo, then moved to Colorado Springs where he was responsible for dozens of successfully completed building contracts, including the final home he lived in on Woodman Road in Colorado Springs. This particular home he designed and built with his second wife Betty and it housed he, his wife and their infant daughter Bonnie. Leonard started life early with his marriage to Olive Binnix and together they had three children Patty, Betty and Michael Hayes. They made a home in Pueblo, Colorado and Leonard worked at the Pueblo Ordnance Depot in the Fire Department. His Sister Frances and his Son Michael eventually worked in the same agency.
The home that Leonard built on Woodman has a natural rock formation next to it called "Dutch Wedding Rocks" that are infamous throughout the world. Their image can be seen on note cards, in books and can be googled. Additionally, on the Woodman property was a grave that Leonard was determined not to disturb during the construction of his new home. The grave still remains today, dated from 1900. It is the grave of a stillborn girl. The deceased's sister wrote a letter to the owner of record in the 1980's to disclose details of the burial. Leonard's legacy is proudly displayed throughout Colorado Springs, Colorado, but nowhere quite a prominently as in the home he and his wife designed and built on Woodman Rd. Leonard had a special charisma to all who met him. His health failed at a very early point in his life, and he died much too young of heart related illness at the age of 47. He was my absolute favorite uncle.



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  • Maintained by: Auntie Pam
  • Originally Created by: HEE
  • Added: 30 Nov 2007
  • Find A Grave Memorial 23176838
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Leonard Benjamin Hayes (26 May 1921–30 Apr 1968), Find A Grave Memorial no. 23176838, citing Evergreen Cemetery, Colorado Springs, El Paso County, Colorado, USA ; Maintained by Auntie Pam (contributor 47847774) .