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Hayes, Violet Lillian

Female 1917 - 1947  (30 years)


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  • Name Hayes, Violet Lillian  [1
    Born 12 Jan 1917  Lumberton, Robeson County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Female 
    Reference Number 317 
    Died 9 Dec 1947  Miami, Miami-Dade County, Florida Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I315  Caswell County
    Last Modified 28 Jul 2022 

    Father Hayes, Daniel Murray,   b. Abt 1892, South Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Relationship natural 
    Mother McKeithan, Nancy A.,   b. Abt 1894, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1975  (Age ~ 81 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Married 23 Mar 1914  Lumberton, Robeson County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Reference Number 3707 
    Notes 
    • North Carolina Marriage Collection, 1741-2004
      Name: D M Hayes
      Gender: Male
      Birth Date: abt 1892
      Age: 22
      Race: White
      Spouse: Nan McKeithan
      Spouse Gender: Female
      Spouse Age: 20
      Spouse Race: White
      Marriage Date: 23 Mar 1914
      Marriage Location: Lumberton
      Marriage County: Robeson
      Marriage State: North Carolina
      Minister: William B. North
      Witnesses: Mrs. W. B North, Miss Martha North, Miss Vashti Fuller White
      Source Vendor: North Carolina State Archives
    Family ID F260  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Living 
    Last Modified 28 Jul 2022 
    Family ID F21477  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Frederick, William Ransome,   b. 16 Jun 1916, Person County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 Sep 1944, Crowland, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 28 years) 
    Married 29 Jan 1939  Person County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Reference Number 3672 
    Children 
     1. Frederick, Unnamed,   b. 18 Aug 1939, Roxboro, Person County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Aug 1939, Roxboro, Person County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 0 years)  [natural]
    Last Modified 28 Jul 2022 
    Family ID F69  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 12 Jan 1917 - Lumberton, Robeson County, North Carolina Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 29 Jan 1939 - Person County, North Carolina Link to Google Earth
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  • Documents
    Stanfield Family Bible
    Stanfield Family Bible
    William Ransome Frederick and Violet Lillian Hayes Marriage License
    William Ransome Frederick and Violet Lillian Hayes Marriage License
    Baby Frederick Birth/Death Certificate
    Baby Frederick Birth/Death Certificate

    Newspapers
    Violet Lillian Hayes to Wed William Ransome Frederick, Person County Times (Roxboro, NC), 29 Jan 1939
    Violet Lillian Hayes Married William Ransome Frederick, Person County Times, 2 Feb 1939
    Violet Lillian Hayes Wedding Shower, Person County Times, 9 Feb 1939

  • Notes 
    • Violet Lillian Hayes (1917-1947)

      Violet Hayes Frederick

      John Clayton, Mona Frederick, Violett Hayes

      Violet Lillian Hayes and Mildred Mabel Hayes

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      Third Photograph: Violet Lillian Hayes and Mildred Mabel Hayes.

      Based upon the birth record of her sister, Mildred Mabel Hayes, the parents of Violet Lillian Hayes apparently are Daniel Murray Hayes and Nancy McKeithan Hayes. Found in the Index to Vital Statistics for Robeson County, North Carolina (Volume 1917, Page 532), is an entry for a white female born 12 January 1917 to Dan M. Hayes and Nancy McKeithan Hayes. No name is provided for the child. Based upon the 1930 US Federal Census, Violet Lillian Hayes was born around 1917 in North Carolina. Thus, the daughter born 12 January 1917 to Daniel M. Hayes and Nancy McKeithan Hayes may indeed be Violet Lillian Hayes, and that working assumption is made here.

      On 27 January 1939, D. M. and Nancy Hayes were residents of Whiteville, North Carolina. Their daughter, Violet Lillian Hayes, was a resident of Roxboro, North Carolina. What she was doing in Roxboro is unknown; however, she apparently was a nurse, and she may have followed her profession there. Source: Marriage License (Roxboro, Person County, North Carolina) for William Ransom Frederick and Violet Lillian Hayes and the personal knowledge of Richmond Stanfield Frederick, Jr.. At some point Violet Lillian Hayes nursed polio patients in Greensboro, North Carolina.

      Violet Lillian Hayes Frederick was still a young woman (around twenty-seven years old) when her first husband was killed during World War II (September 1944). The couple had no living children, and Violet apparently remarried a Spears. However, the full name of her second husband is unknown.
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      Person County Marriage License
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      Kate Fox-Mary Stella Stanfield Family Bible Record Page

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      Has Operation: Mrs. William R. Frederick underwent an operation in Gentry-Williams Hospital Monday [27 February 1939]. Latest reports from the hospital today said that she is recuperating very nicely.

      Source: The Roxboro Courier (Roxboro, North Carolina) 2 March 1939.
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      Mrs. Ransome Frederick spent the week-end in Whiteville, N.C. with her mother, Mrs. Nan Page. Mrs Frederick's sister, Mrs. Cowper [Cooper] Heath of Whiteville, returned home with her for a visit.

      Source: The Roxboro Courier (Roxboro, North Carolina) 18 July 1939.
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      In Hospital Here: Mrs. Ransome Frederick is a patient at Community Hospital here [Roxoro, North Carolina]. She was reported today to be resting comfortably.

      Source: The Roxboro Courier (Roxboro, North Carolina) 10 August 1939 (Thursday).
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      Home From Hospital: Mrs. Ranson [sic] Frederick, who has been receiving hospital treatment in Community Hospital, has returned to her home. She is reported to be recovering satisfactorily.

      Source: The Roxboro Courier (Roxboro, North Carolina) 15 August 1939 (Tuesday).
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      The hospital stay described above (August 10-15, 1939) may have been in connection with a pregnancy that resulted in a still-born male child on 18 August 1939 in Roxboro, Person County, North Carolina. Also see the hospital stay described below after the stillborn child was delivered.

      North Carolina State Board of Health
      Bureau of Vital Statistics
      Standard Certificate of Birth/Deceased

      1. Place of Birth
      County: Person
      Registration District No.: 73-60
      Certificate No.: 5
      City: Roxboro

      2. Full Name of Child:
      3. Sex: Male
      4. Twin, Triplet, or Other:
      5. Number, in Order of Birth:
      6. Premature or Full Term:
      7. Are Parents Married: Yes
      8. Date of Birth: 8 18 1939

      9. Father: Ransom Frederick
      10. Residence: Roxboro, NC
      11. Color or Race: White
      12. Age: 24 years
      13. Birthplace: Person Co, NC
      14. Trade: Druggist
      15. Where Work Done: Drug Store
      16. Date Last Engaged in this Work:
      17. Total Years Spent in this Work:

      18. Mother: Violet Hayes
      19. Residence: Roxboro, NC
      20. Color or Race: White
      21. Age: 22
      22. Birthplace: Lumberton, NC
      23. Trade: House keeper
      24. Where Work Done: Own Home
      25. Date Last Engaged in this Work:
      26. Total Years Spent in this Work:

      27. Number of Children of this Mother
      (a) Born Alive and Now Living: 0
      (b) Born Alive but now Dead:
      (c) Stillborn: 1

      Certificate of Attending Physician

      I hereby certify that I attended the birth of this child, who was born alive at 5 a.m. on the date above stated. STILLBIRTH

      G. W. Gentry, M.D.
      Roxboro, NC

      Filed: Sept 5, 1939
      Registrar: Mrs. W. A. Sergeant
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      In Hospital Here: Mrs. Ransom Frederick is a patient at Community Hospital here. She was described Friday as being gravely ill. Her condition today remains about the same.

      Source: The Roxboro Courier (Roxboro, North Carolina) 19 August 1939 (Saturday).
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      Contition Improving: Mrs. Ransom Frederick, who has been critically ill at the Community Hospital, is reported this morning as being very much improved.

      Source: The Roxboro Courier (Roxboro, North Carolina) 22 August 1939 (Tuesday).
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      Improving: The condition of Mrs. W. R. Frederick, who is confined to Community Hospital here, was reported today to be improving. It is thought that she will be able to return home the latter part of the week.

      Source: The Roxboro Courier (Roxboro, North Carolina) 29 August 1939 (Tuesday).
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      Mr. and Mrs. S. A. Jones and Mr. and Mrs. Ramson [sic] Fredrick [sic] spent Sunday in Raleigh.

      Source: The Roxboro Courier (Roxboro, North Carolina) 17 October 1939.
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      Roxboro Courier (Roxboro, North Carolina
      Thursday, 18 December 1947

      Former Roxboro Resident Passes

      News of the death of Mrs. Violet Hayes Frederick Spears was received here Tuesday night. Mrs. Spears was employed at Community Hospital for several years. She was the wife of Lt. W. R. Frederick, son of Mrs. Stella S. Frederick of this city. Her body arrived by rail Sunday in Chadburn, at the home of her mother, Mrs. Nancy Hayes. Details concerning her death have not been received.
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      Whether the following newspaper account of an apparent suicide is with respect to the Violet Lillian Hayes of this entry has not been confirmed and is placed here for research purposes only. The suicide victim in the article is described as 26 years old and having come to Miami from Ottawa, Kansas. This would give a birth year of around 1921, which is not consistent with a 1917 birth year attributed to the Violet Lillian Hayes of this record. Nor is she know to have had an association with Ottawa, Kansas. However, see the newspaper account below with respect to the death of a Violet Lillian (Hayes) Daylong in Olathe, Kansas (which is only 33 miles from Ottawa, Kansas).

      Nurse's Death Termed Suicide

      Police yesterday described as apparent suicide the death of Violet H. Spears, 26-year-old nurse, found dead in her bed at 331 NE 22nd st., by a roommate. Sgt. John L. Deas, head of the homicide bureau, said indications were that the nurse had taken her own life and that there would be no inquest. Policemen N. C. Coplin and E. G. Smith, Jr., said they found two notes, one a love note, the other giving instructions as to burial arrangements.

      Marian Kane, who found the nurse, told Dr. William L. Wagner, of Coral Gables, that she returned home at 2 a.m. and found her friend in a stupor, but thought she had taken a sleep tablet, and went to bed. When she awakened at 8 a.m. she found the girl dead. Dr. Wagner said he found a quantity of sleeping pills and other drugs in the dead girl's effects.

      The body was released to the Lanier Funeral home, which was trying to locate relatives. The nurse came to Miami from Ottawa, Kans.

      Source: The Miami Daily News, 11 December 1947 (Page A-11).
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      North Carolina Birth Index, 1800-2000
      Name: Hayes
      Date of Birth: 12 Jan 1917
      Gender: Female
      Race: White
      Birth County: Robeson
      Parent1 Name: Dan M Hayes
      Parent2 Name: Nancy McKeithan
      Roll Number: B_C083_66002
      Volume: 1917
      Page: 532

      1930 United States Federal Census
      Name: Violet L Hayes
      Home in 1930: Selma, Johnston, North Carolina
      Age: 13
      Estimated Birth Year: abt 1917
      Relation to Head of House: Daughter
      Father's Name: Daniel M
      Mother's Name: Nan A
      Household Members: Name Age
      Daniel M Hayes 38
      Nan A Hayes 36
      Mildred M Hayes 15
      Violet L Hayes 13
      Gloras Hayes 10
      Nancy A Hayes 7
      Daniel M Hayes 2 3/12

      1940 United States Federal Census
      Name: Violet Frederick
      Respondent: Yes
      Age: 23
      Estimated Birth Year: abt 1917
      Gender: Female
      Race: White
      Birthplace: North Carolina
      Marital Status: Married
      Relation to Head of House: Wife
      Home in 1940: Roxboro, Person, North Carolina
      Street: Academy Street
      Inferred Residence in 1935: Durham, Durham, North Carolina
      Residence in 1935: Durham, Durham, North Carolina
      Sheet Number: 17B
      Household Members: Name Age
      Ransom Frederick 24
      Violet Frederick 23

      U.S. City Directories, 1821-1989
      Name: Violet L Frederick
      Gender: Female
      Residence Year: 1941
      Street Address: 81 S Main M02 E Plum 2HSr h244 Chatelaine av
      Residence Place: Danville, Virginia
      Spouse: William R Frederick
      Publication Title: Danville, Virginia, City Directory, 1941

      Florida Death Index, 1877-1998
      Name: Violet L. Hayes Fredrick Spears
      Event Type: Death
      Event Date: 1947
      Event Place: Dade, Florida, United States
      Race: White
      Affiliate File Name: FDI03-1947.txt
      Affiliate Line Number: 23027
      Affiliate CD Number: FDI03
      Certificate Number: 23188
      Volume Number: 1278

      Source: https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/VVF4-FTD: accessed 20 June 2013), Violet L. Hayes Frederick Spears, 1947.
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      The following record has not been confirmed as applicable to the Violet Lillian Hayes of this record and is placed here for research purposes only:

      Daylong, Violet Lillian (HAYES); 92; Olathe KS; Iola Register; 1998-10-13; jingram. This record probably is irrelevant as birth year would have been c.1902.
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      Former Roxboro Resident Passes

      "News of the death of Mrs. Violet Hayes Frederick Spears was received here Tuesday night. Mrs. Spears was employedd as a nurse a Community Hospital for seeveral years. She was the wife of the late Lt. W. R. Frederick, son of Mrs. Stella S. Frederick of this city. Her body arrived by rail Sunday in Chadbourn, at the home of her mother, Mrs. Nancy Hayes. Details concerning her death have not been received."

      Source: Roxboro Courier, Thursday, 18 December 1947.
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      The relevance of the following is not known:

      The Polio Chidrens' Hospital of Greensboro (North Carolina)

      1948 Polio Epidemic

      NC Nurses and the Polio Epidemics of the 1940s

      The Polio Epidemic

      Greensboro Hospital Set to Close

  • Sources 
    1. Details: 1930 US Federal Census (Johnston County, North Carolina).