Mary Ann <I>Blair</I> Hay

Mary Ann Blair Hay

Salt Lake City, Salt Lake County, Utah, USA
Death 14 Nov 1949 (aged 76)
Sweetwater County, Wyoming, USA
Burial Rock Springs, Sweetwater County, Wyoming, USA
Plot ROE_68_10_4
Memorial ID 76588440 · View Source
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Rock Springs Rocket, 15 Nov 1949
Mrs. John W. Hay Sr. Dies at Home Here Early Monday Morning

Mrs. John W. Hay Sr., 76, died at 5:30 a. m. on 502 B street.

Mrs. Hay had been ill for several months suffering from heart trouble. Last summer her daughter, Mrs. George Hegewald, took her to the Hegewald home in Sacramento where a lower altitude proved to be of temporary benefit. She returned to Rock Springs in September because of the continued illness of Mr. Hay, who has been ill at the home for more than a year.

The recurrence of her illness became apparent shortly afterwards and for the last five weeks her condition was critical and necessitated use of oxygen most of the time.

During her final illness all members of her family have been with her at intervals.

Mrs. Hay was born Mary A. Blair June 11, 1873, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Archibald Blair, founders of Blairtown that was the nucleus of Rock Springs. Although she was born in Salt Lake City, Rock Springs always has been her home.

She was married to John W. Hay on Nov. 16, 1892, at the Episcopal Church of the Holy Communion in this city. Mr. Hay at that time was trainmaster for the Union Pacific railroad at Green River where they lived following their marriage until he was advanced to division superintendent with headquarters in Laramie.

In 1900 Mr. Hay went into the ranch and sheep business in Sweetwater county and they returned to Rock Springs to make their home.

Mr. and Mrs. Hay celebrated their golden wedding anniversary in 1942 and hundreds of friends of the family recall that it was one of the outstanding social events of the year and one of the outstanding social functions which have taken place at the Hay home in years gone by.

Besides her husband, Mrs. Hay is survived by five daughters, two sons, eight grandchildren and one great grandchild. The sons and daughters are Mrs. William A Radford Jr. of Palo Alto, Mrs. Carl H. Johnson of Rock Springs, Mrs. George Hegewald of Sacramento, John W. Hay Jr. of Rock Springs and Jane, at home; Mrs. George Force of Piedmont, Calif., and Leonard Hay of Rock Springs.

A son, Archie Hay, eldest of the Hay children, lost his life in World war I. His body was returned to Rock Springs and lies in the Hay family plot in Mountain View section of the city cemetery.

Private funeral services for Mrs. Hay will be held Wednesday at 2 p. m. in the Episcopal church. The Rev. Thomas Rodda will conduct the services. Burial will be in Mountain View section of the city cemetery.

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  • Maintained by: Angela Cable
  • Originally Created by: rocksprings
  • Added: 16 Sep 2011
  • Find a Grave Memorial 76588440
  • Find a Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Mary Ann Blair Hay (11 Jun 1873–14 Nov 1949), Find a Grave Memorial no. 76588440, citing Rock Springs Cemetery, Rock Springs, Sweetwater County, Wyoming, USA ; Maintained by Angela Cable (contributor 47277708) .